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Nova Scotia Voyageurs
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City: City of Halifax
League: American Hockey League
Operated: 1971–1984
Home Arena: Halifax Forum
(1971–78)
Halifax Metro Centre
(1978–84)
Colours: Red, White and Blue
Affiliates: Montreal Canadiens
Franchise history
1969–1971: Montreal Voyageurs
1971–1984: Nova Scotia Voyageurs
1984–1990: Sherbrooke Canadiens
1990–1999: Fredericton Canadiens
1999–2002: Quebec Citadelles
2002–present: Hamilton Bulldogs
Championships
Regular Season Titles: two: (1975–76, 1976–77)
Division Championships: two: (1972–73, 1976–77)
Calder Cups: three: (1971–72,
1975–76, 1976–77)

The Nova Scotia Voyageurs were a professional ice hockey team, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. They played in the American Hockey League, from 1971 to 1984. The Voyageurs (or "Vees" for short) played their first two seasons (1969–71), as the Montreal Voyageurs.

In 1971, they relocated to Halifax, Nova Scotia. They were the first AHL team to be located in Atlantic Canada. The team was also the first Canadian club to win the Calder Cup, and were the class of the league for many years - only in two seasons did the team garner a losing record, and the Voyageurs never missed the playoffs. The team eventually moved to Sherbrooke, Quebec to become the Sherbrooke Canadiens.

The team was replaced in Halifax by the Nova Scotia Oilers, an affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers and subsequently the Halifax Citadels, an affiliate of the Quebec Nordiques.

Team RecordsEdit

Single Season
Goals: 52 Yvon Lambert (1971–72)
Assists: 73 John Chabot (1982–83)
Points: 104 Yvon Lambert (1971–72), 104 Peter Sullivan (1974–75)
Penalty Minutes: 335 Dwight Schofield (1981–82)
GAA:
SV%:
Career
Career Goals: 103, Dan Metivier
Career Assists: 163, Wayne Thompson
Career Points: 251, Don Howse
Career Penalty Minutes: 1084 Dave Allison
Career Goaltending Wins:
Career Shutouts:
Career Games: 371, Jim Cahoon

Notable AlumniEdit

List of Voyageurs alumni that played more than 100 games in Halifax, and also played in the National Hockey League and/or World Hockey Association.



  • Keith Acton
  • Dave Allison
  • Guy Carbonneau
  • Dan Daoust
  • Ken Dryden
  • Brian Engblom
  • Greg Fox
  • Yvon Lambert
  • Peter Lee
  • Dave Lumley
  • Gilles Lupien
  • Mike McPhee
  • Rick Meagher
  • Pierre Mondou
  • Bob Murray
  • Bill Nyrop
  • Greg Paslawski
  • Noel Price
  • Larry Robinson
  • Randy Rota
  • Rod Schutt
  • Peter Sullivan
  • Michel Therrien
  • John Van Boxmeer
  • Ron Wilson
  • Paul Woods

CoachesEdit

  • Al MacNeil - 1971–72 to 1976–77
  • Frank St. Marseille - 1977–78 to 1978–79
  • Bert Templeton - 1979–80 to 1980–81
  • John Brophy - 1981–82 to 1983–84

Season-by-Season ResultsEdit

  • Montreal Voyageurs 1969–1971
  • Nova Scotia Voyageurs 1971–1984

Regular SeasonEdit

Season Games WonLostTiedPoints Goals
For
Goals
Against
Standing
1969–70724315141003271951st, East
1970–7172273114 682152392nd, East
1971–7276412114 962742022nd, East
1972–73764318151013161911st, East
1973–7476372712 862632233rd, North
1974–75754026 9 892702273rd, North
1975–76764820 81043262091st, North
1976–77805222 61103082251st, AHL
1977–7881372816 903042502nd, North
1978–79803937 4 823133023rd, North
1979–80794329 7 933312712nd, North
1980–81803837 5 813352983rd, North
1981–8280353510 803303133rd, North
1982–83804134 5 873783332nd, North
1983–8480323711 752772884th, North

PlayoffsEdit

Season1st Round2nd RoundFinals
1969–70 W, 4–1, BALTL, R-R vs.BUF & SPR
1970–71 L, 0–3, SPR
1971–72 W, 4–1, SPRW, 4–0, BOSW, 4–2, BALT
1972–73 W, 4–0, PROVW, 4–0, BOSL, 1–4, CIN
1973–74 L, 2–4, PROV
1974–75 L, 2–4, ROCH
1975–76 byeW, 4–0, ROCHW, 4–1, HER
1976–77 W, 4–2, HERW, 4–2, ROCH
1977–78 W, 3–1, SPRL, 3–4, MAI
1978–79 W, 3–2, NBL, 2–4, MAI
1979–80 L, 2–4, MAI
1980–81 L, 2–4, NB
1981–82 W, 3–1, MAIL, 1–4, NB
1982–83 L, 3–4, MAI
1983–84 W, 4–3, FREDL, 1–4, MAI

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