Rimouski Océanic

ice hockey team

The Rimouski Océanic are a Canadian ice hockey team. That began playing in 1995. The team currently plays in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. They play their home games in Rimouski, Quebec at the Colisée de Rimouski.

Rimouski Océanic
CityRimouski, Quebec
LeagueQuebec Major Junior Hockey League
Founded1995 (1995)
Home arenaColisée de Rimouski
ColoursRoyal blue, white, navy blue
General managerCanada Philippe Boucher
Head coachCanada Serge Beausoleil

The team first started as the Sherbrooke Castors and they played in Sherbrooke from 1969 to 1982 before they moved to Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec in 1982 and became the Saint-Jean Castors. They later renamed themselves the Saint-Jean Lynx. The team moved to Rimouski in 1995 and became the Rimouski Océanic.

Many NHL players have played for their team including Sidney Crosby, Vincent Lecavalier, Brad Richards, Ryane Clowe and Michael Frolík.

The team won both the QMJHL championship and the Memorial Cup in the 1999–00 season.

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