The QMJHL loses one of its greats

BOUCHERVILLE, Thursday, April 10, 2008 – The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League regretfully announces the passing of Paul Dumont, a founding member of the Quebec Remparts (1969-75) and a former member of the League’s Board of Governors.

"I am deeply saddened by this news," said the Commissioner of the QMJHL, Gilles Courteau. "Paul Dumont was one of the architects of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League; its structure, rules and protocols. Moreover, he helped create the Quebec Ice Hockey Federation (Hockey Quebec). Hockey has lost a very important figure today. My thoughts and prayers are with the Dumont family."

Born in Shawinigan, on June 15, 1920, Paul Dumont worked tirelessly in his role as the League’s Executive Director (1975-83) and President (1983-84) over the course of his distinguished career.

In recognition of his work, the Canadian Hockey Association appointed him a member of the CHA’s Order of Merit in 1984. At the end of the 1989-90 season, the Paul-Dumont Trophy was officially awarded for the first time to the QMJHL’s Personality of the Year (Stéphane Fiset – Victoriaville). Then, on June 8, 1991, he was enshrined in the Quebec Hockey Hall of Fame. Six years later, he was enshrined again, but this time in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Hall of Fame (1997).

The QMJHL and its teams would like to extend their deepest condolences to the Dumont Family.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been finalized.

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