The Saint-Hyacinthe Laser were a junior ice hockey team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 1989 to 1996. They played their home games at Stade L.P. Gaucher in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada.
|League||Quebec Major Junior Hockey League|
|Home arena||Stade L.P. Gaucher|
|1933-72||Montreal Junior Canadiens|
|1972-75||Montreal Bleu Blanc Rouge|
|1984-89||Verdun Junior Canadiens|
The Saint-Hyacinthe Laser were born in 1989 after the Verdun Junior Canadiens were bought and moved to the city of Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec. The team played for seven years before moving to Rouyn-Noranda.
In the third year of operation, general manager Claude Lemieux was named Executive of the Year (John Horman Trophy). He rebuilt the Verdun Junior Canadiens team that struggled last place in the QMJHL for three seasons into a club with a winning record, and awarded for many individual achievements in the next few years. Richard Martel, was awarded Coach of the year in 1993-94 (Ron Lapointe Trophy). His assistant coach that season was Mario Pouliot.
Jean Béliveau Trophy
Michel Brière Commemorative Trophy
Shell Cup – Offensive
Raymond Lagacé Trophy
Frank J. Selke Memorial Trophy
Paul Dumont Trophy
- 1989-1990 Defeated Trois-Rivières Draveurs 4 games to 3 in quarter-finals.
Lost to Victoriaville Tigres 4 games to 1 in semi-finals.
- 1990-1991 Lost to Longueuil Collège Français 4 games to 0 in quarter-finals.
- 1991-1992 Lost to Verdun Collège Français 4 games to 2 in quarter-finals.
- 1992-1993 Out of playoffs.
- 1993-1994 Lost to Hull Olympiques 4 games to 3 in division quarter-finals.
- 1994-1995 Lost to Hull Olympiques 4 games to 1 in division quarter-finals.
- 1995-1996 Finished 4th place (3 wins, 4 losses) in 6 team round-robin for division quarter-finals.
Lost to Granby Prédateurs 4 games to 1 in quarter-finals.
- "Richard Martel Team Staff Profile". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2019-05-10.