The Longueuil Chevaliers are the ancestors of the Victoriaville Tigres.
Established in 1982, the franchise's first head coach was none other than Jacques Lemaire, one of hockey's greatest minds.
The team established a new league record by racking-up a total of 78 points in its inaugural season. The expansion Chevaliers went all the way to the President Cup final, falling to Verdun in five games.
In 1984-85, their offensive all-star forward, Guy Rouleau, scored 76 goals in 60 games!
The following season, the team was back in the finals, this time losing to Mario Lemieux and the Laval Titan.
The third time was indeed the charm for the Chevaliers as they lifted the QMJHL championship trophy in 1987 by defeating the Chicoutimi Saguenéens in five contests.
After the season, the team moved to Victoriaville and the franchise was renamed the "Tigres". The move didn't slow them down, as they reached the League final in both 1989 and 1990.
Following a few disappointing campaigns, the arrival of Alexandre Daigle revived the club. He would later go on to become the 1st overall pick in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft.
The 2001-02 season would be the franchise's best. They won 45 games and wrapped-up their sensational season with a QMJHL championship. The team would battle for the Memorial Cup. After losing its first two games, the Tigres won the tie-breaker to earn a spot in the semi-finals. Pierre-Luc Sleigher scored in overtime to lead Victoriaville past Erie 5-4. Unfortunately, the team would fall to the Kootenay Ice in the final 6-3.
2016-17 will be the 30th season for the Tigres since their arrival in Victoriaville.
The team's notables over the years include: Jacques Lemaire, Guy Rouleau, Marc Saumier, Stéphane Fiset, Reginald Savage, Yves Racine, Alexandre Daigle, Mathieu Garon, Marc-André Thinel, Carl Mallette, Danny Groulx, Matthew Lombardi, Antoine Vermette, Philip Danault, Maxime Comtois...