History 2021-2022

Jean-Pierre Cyr & Wayne Gretzky (propriétaire / owner)

The Olympiques are widely considered as being one of the most successful franchises in QMJHL history.

Adopted by the "Q" in 1973, the Olympiques started their major junior hockey trek slowly before taking flight in the 1980's.

Pat BurnsIn 1985-86, while the organization was owned by the legendary Wayne Gretzky, the Olympiques would win the regular season crown as well as their first President Cup title. It would be the beginning of a new era in the QMJHL, when the Laval Titan, Chicoutimi Saguenéens and Hull Olympiques would battle for the President Cup on a yearly basis.
Since 1986, the team has won four regular season championships and seven President CupsChampions 1988 - Alain Vigneault, head coach - a League Record! -  in ten appearances.

In 1997, the franchise hosted the Memorial Cup Tournament at the Robert-Guertin Arena. Fresh off a League title, rookie head coach Claude Julien led the club to junior hockey's ultimate prize, marking the second time in as many years that a QMJHL team would hoist the Memorial Cup (Granby | 1996).

Over the course of their history, the Olympiques earned seven births in the Memorial Cup Tournament. They reached the final four times, winning the prestigious Trophy once.

Paul Byron & Claude Giroux | 2008When head coach Benoît Groulx lifted the President Cup for the third time in the spring of 2008, he became the first coach in QMJHL history to win the prestigious trophy three times. Groulx record, in 13 seasons, all with the Olympiques: 565 wins in 988 games - playoffs included -!

In 2015-16, during the 43rd season of the team, the Olympiques have registered their historical 1500th win in regular season.

For the season commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Olympiques, the team led by Louis Robitaille enjoyed a remarkable 2022-23 regular season. 
* Over 103 points, 49 wins, 304 goals scored...
* A 24-game winning streak in the 2nd half of the season (21 in the season and 3 more in the playoffs)...
* The emergence of 18-year-old defenceman Tristan Luneau (records of 63 assists and 83 points)...
* A new regular-season attendance record: 127,055...
* In the playoffs, the Olympiques were defeated in the semi-finals by the eventual Gilles Courteau Trophy champions, the Quebec Remparts.

The team's notables over the years include: Sylvain Turgeon, Sam Lang, Charles Henry, Pat Burns, Luc Robitaille, Guy Rouleau, Alain Vigneault, Martin Gélinas, José Théodore, Claude Julien, Colin White, Jiri Fischer, Maxime Talbot, Benoît Groulx, Paul Byron, Claude Giroux, Vitalii Abramov...

1997 - Champions Coupe Memorial / Cup | HULL

Charles Henry

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