Trois-Rivières Draveurs

The Trois-Rivières Draveurs ("Raftmen") were a junior ice hockey team playing in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. They played at the Colisée de Trois-Rivières, in Trois-Rivières, Quebec. The team was originally known as the Trois-Rivières Ducs ("Dukes") and were a founding member of the QMJHL in 1969. They were renamed the Draveurs in 1973.

Trois-Rivières Draveurs
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CityTrois-Rivières, Quebec
LeagueQuebec Major Junior Hockey League
Operated1969 to 1992
Home arenaColisée de Trois-Rivières
Franchise history
1969–1973Trois-Rivières Ducs
1973–1992Trois-Rivières Draveurs
1992–1998Sherbrooke Faucons
1998–2003Sherbrooke Castors
2003–2011Lewiston Maineiacs
2012–presentSherbrooke Phoenix

The Draveurs finished first place in the QMJHL in 1977–78 with 101 points, and again in 1978–79 with 122 points. Those two seasons, Trois-Rivières won consecutive President's Cups. The Draveurs were also league finalists in 1980–81, 1981–82, and 1991–92, during the final season in Trois-Rivières.

The team moved to Sherbrooke, in 1992, where they were renamed the Sherbrooke Faucons, and later, the Sherbrooke Castors. They moved again in 2003 to become the Lewiston Maineiacs only to fold in 2011.

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Notable alumniEdit

List of Trois-Rivières players who also played in the National Hockey League.[1]

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