Saint-Georges Cool FM 103.5

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The Saint-Georges Cool FM 103.5 is a professional hockey team based in Saint-Georges, Quebec, Canada. The team is part of the Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey (LNAH), and plays at the Centre Sportif Lacroix-Dutil.

Saint-Georges Cool FM 103.5
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CitySaint-Georges, Quebec
LeagueLigue Nord-Américaine de Hockey
Founded1996
Home arenaCentre Sportif Lacroix-Dutil
ColoursNavy Blue, Silver and Gold
Franchise history
1996–1998Rive-Sud Jackals
1998–2005Saint-Georges Garaga
2005–2010Saint-Georges CRS Express
2010–presentSaint-Georges Cool FM 103.5
Championships
Playoff championships1 (2009–10)

HistoryEdit

The team was founded in 1996-97 as the Rive-Sud Jackals in the former Quebec Semi-Pro Hockey League (QSPHL). The Jackals became the Saint-Georges Garaga in 1998–99, when relocating to Saint-Georges, Quebec. The Garaga dominated Canadian senior hockey in the early 2000s, winning the 2002 Allan Cup and the 2004 Allan Cup. In 2005, the team was purchased by businessman Jean-Paul Blais, who also owns the CRS Express trucking company, and renamed the team Saint-Georges CRS Express. Blais sold the team to investors in 2010, and the team was renamed after a local radio station, CKRB-FM.

The last previous professional hockey team in the region were the Beauce Jaros from 1975 to 1977.

2010 Futura CupEdit

Garaga made the 2010 as a #4 seed and defeated the Saguenay Marquis four games to two.[1] Garaga scored 38 goals during the series. Three of the four victories against Saguenay were games that Garaga scored 8 or more goals.

St. Georges would advance to the Futura Cup Finals against the Sherbrooke St. François, who were the regular season champions. Garaga would go to defeat the Sherbrooke team four games to two[1]

 
The team bus, operated by Autocar La Chaudière

AwardsEdit

Notable playersEdit

  • Jonathan Delisle, former Montreal Canadiens draft pick who played for St. Georges CRS Express. Delisle died as a result of an automobile accident in March 2006. The Delisle Trophy has been named in his honour and is awarded to the LNAH player who "best exemplifies leadership in the regular season."

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