BOUCHERVILLE, Tuesday November 1st, 2016 – The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League is proud to officially present its newly revamped History and Records section. Three major themes: “History”, “Records” and “Our franchises” are available at http://www.lhjmq-records.qc.ca/xsl/records/book/index.php?lang=en.
The logo of the History and Records section
– H and R recalling the concept of the official QMJHL logo.
– The letters H and R, signifying History & Records
– 1969, representing the first year of the QMJHL, and our history since
– Blades recalling the speed of our game, the angle of the letters reminding that we are with this revamped section, again trailblazers
A Huge Job
– In 2005, the QMJHL mandated its chief statistician, Denis Demers to create a section on the QMJHL website that would showcase important events and the unforgettable feats of our players, and our teams and their members. Demers worked together with two extraordinary people; Annie Lachapelle and Stéphane Lajeunesse. The latter is responsible for daily database updates.
– In March 2009, for the 40th anniversary year of the league, the QMJHL launched the first version of its History and Records section to great fanfare. A team of 25 people devoted their nights and weekends to input the data of ten thousand (10000) score sheets from 1969-70 to 1993-94. This landmark endeavor was unanimously praised by everyone interested in the QMJHL.
– Because the Internet evolves at a breakneck speed, we had to adapt our History and Records section to new technologies and social networks.
THE NEW TECHNOLOGIES OF VERSION 2.0
– Pages can be viewed on abrowsers
– The layout will adapt to you screen
– Each page generates a unique Internet address that makes it easy to reference in a press release or to share with friends
CONTENTS of Version 2.0
– HISTORY – We present our history in pictures; through the great personalities that put their mark on the QMJHL over the last 5 decades, from 1969 to today.
From Guy Lafleur to Sidney Crosby, via Raymond Bourque, Mario Lemieux and Félix Potvin.
By highlighting the feats and records that we believe to be almost ubeatable.
– RECORDS – our records generator will give answers to almost all quieries about the league and its teams, players, goalies, coaches, and even his on-ice officials.
Whether it be for a lifetime record, a season, a game, or a single period … In addition to the main table illustrating a record, you will see the evolution of that record (from the 1st instance to the current record holder).
You will also be able to compare the current season’s statistical leaders for any given record.
– FRANCHISES – For every franchise for each season, there is clear accounting for:
-Access to results and summary of each match,
-T team name and logo of the day.
-Star players’ photos from each season
– As a complement to the written history, you will find listed:
-All coaches and their seasonal records
-Captains and assistant captains
-Complete list of players and their number or numbers that they wore throughout that season
– Each team had its start, and it’s with that city, where the franchise began operations that we present the official name of the team.
For example, the franchise “SOREL – 1969” still exists, even if the steel town is not listed among active teams. The team that was active there in 1997 is currently the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. This franchise played matches in Sorel, Verdun, Granby before moving to Sydney, Nova Scotia.
Another example: The Gatineau Olympiques … The name of the franchise “Hull – 1973” indicates the name of the city of origin and the year the club’s activities began. In its early days, the club was called the Hull Festivals and changed its name to the Olympics in 1976, when the city itself changed its name from Hull to Gatineau in 2003.
Don’t confuse teams with the same name. As an example, the Quebec Remparts, who won championships in the 1970s, completely ceased operations in 1994, after spells in Longueuil and Verdun. The current edition of the Remparts is actually a descendant of the Beauport owls that who were founded in 1990-91, only 7 years later to change identity and arena.
Franchises that disappeared or dissolved, such as Plattsburgh in the middle of the 1984-85 season: You have access to them just the same as with active clubs. To find the page of a defunct franchise, go through the drop-down menu of the main page in “Our franchises.”