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There have been two junior ice hockey franchises known as the Quebec Remparts ( ) that played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The first franchise played from 1969 to 1985; the current franchise has played since 1997. Both franchises were based out of Quebec Citymarker, Quebecmarker. The teams played home games at the Colisée Pepsimarker, although the new edition of the Remparts played for two seasons at PEPSmarker on the campus of the Université Lavalmarker between 1997 and 1999.


Original Remparts

The original Québec Remparts team was founded in 1969 by a group of investors who purchased the assets of the junior Quebec Aces team. [145698] The Remparts were finalists for the George Richardson Memorial Trophy in 1969–70, and eastern Canadian champions in 1970–71. It was this team, which featured future Hockey Hall of Famermarker Guy Lafleur , that won a Memorial Cup championship in 1971. The team also won the President's Cup five times. This edition of the Remparts is known to have the most Americanmarker-born players on the roster every season.

After the 1984–85 season, the team went into dormancy for three seasons then were resurrected. After returning to play sponsored by "Le Collège Français," the team moved to Longueuilmarker to become the Longueuil Collège Français. The team played for three seasons, then in 1991 they moved to Verdunmarker to become the Verdun Collège Français. The franchise ceased operations in 1994.

Revived Remparts

The current Remparts franchise was granted for the 1990–91 season and was known as the Beauport Harfangs, again based in the Quebec City metropolitan area, before moving to Quebec City proper in 1997. They are considered one of the most popular Canadian Hockey League teams, as they regularly draw over 8,000 spectators per game. Similar to the NFL's Cleveland Browns, the team claims the history and records of the original Remparts.

On May 28, 2006, the Remparts won the Memorial Cup, beating the Moncton Wildcats 6-2 in the finals. Patrick Roy became the seventh coach to win the Cup in his rookie year behind the bench, and the first to do so since Claude Julien of the Hull Olympiques in 1997. It was also the first time in Memorial Cup history that the finals involved two teams from the QMJHL. Quebec also won the Cup without winning a league championship and without hosting the event, another first in Memorial Cup history. The 2006 Remparts are known for a high number of players from the New Englandmarker region, as six New England natives were on the roster.

NHL alumni

Original Remparts

Michel Goulet and Guy Lafleur are the former Remparts in the Hockey Hall of Famemarker.

Remparts alumni

Team records

Team records for a single season
Statistic Total Season
Most points 109 1970–71
Most wins 54 1970–71
Most goals for 531 1973–74
Least goals for 192 1981–82
Least goals against 204 1997–98
Most goals against 396 1982–83

Individual player records for a single season
Statistic Player Total Season
Most goals Guy Lafleur 130 1970–71
Most assists Rich Nantais 130 1973–74
Most points Real Cloutier 216 1973–74
Most points, rookie Daniel Rioux 119 1979–80
Most points, defenseman Gaston Therrien 125 1979–80
Best GAA (goalie) Patrick Couture 1.85 1997–98
Goalies = minimum 1500 minutes played

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