Gatineau Olympiques

junior ice hockey team based in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

The Gatineau Olympiques are a Canadian ice hockey team. They began playing in 1969. The team currently plays in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. They play their home games in Gatineau, Quebec at the Robert Guertin Centre.

Gatineau Olympiques
Olympiques de Gatineau
CityGatineau, Quebec
LeagueQuebec Major Junior Hockey League
DivisionTelus West
Founded1969
Home arenaRobert Guertin Centre
ColoursBlack, white and silver
     
General managerLouis Robitaille
Head coachLouis Robitaille
Championships1997 Memorial Cup Champions
1986, 1988, 1995, 2003, 2004, 2008 QMJHL Champions
Websitehttp://www.olympiquesdegatineau.ca
Franchise history
1969–1970Hull Hawks
1970–1976Hull Festivals
1976–2003Hull Olympiques
2003–presentGatineau Olympiques

The team was first a member of the Central Junior A Hockey League and was known as the Hull Castors and then the Hull Hawks. They renamed themselves the Hull Festivals and then the Hull Olympiques. The city of Hull was merged with the city of Gatineau in 2002 and the team changed their name to the Gatineau Olympiques.[1]

The team has won seven President's Cups and one Memorial Cup in 2007.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Gatineau Olympiques - History". Gatineau Olympiques. Retrieved 2012-12-17.

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