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 Records[edit | edit source]

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 Alumni[edit | edit source]

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

Coaches[edit | edit source]

  • 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 Results[edit | edit source]

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

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
For
Goals
Against
Standing
1969–70 72 43 15 14 100 327 195 1st, East
1970–71 72 27 31 14 68 215 239 2nd, East
1971–72 76 41 21 14 96 274 202 2nd, East
1972–73 76 43 18 15 101 316 191 1st, East
1973–74 76 37 27 12 86 263 223 3rd, North
1974–75 75 40 26 9 89 270 227 3rd, North
1975–76 76 48 20 8 104 326 209 1st, North
1976–77 80 52 22 6 110 308 225 1st, AHL
1977–78 81 37 28 16 90 304 250 2nd, North
1978–79 80 39 37 4 82 313 302 3rd, North
1979–80 79 43 29 7 93 331 271 2nd, North
1980–81 80 38 37 5 81 335 298 3rd, North
1981–82 80 35 35 10 80 330 313 3rd, North
1982–83 80 41 34 5 87 378 333 2nd, North
1983–84 80 32 37 11 75 277 288 4th, North

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Season 1st Round 2nd Round Finals
1969–70 W, 4–1, BALT L, R-R vs.BUF & SPR
1970–71 L, 0–3, SPR
1971–72 W, 4–1, SPR W, 4–0, BOS W, 4–2, BALT
1972–73 W, 4–0, PROV W, 4–0, BOS L, 1–4, CIN
1973–74 L, 2–4, PROV
1974–75 L, 2–4, ROCH
1975–76 bye W, 4–0, ROCH W, 4–1, HER
1976–77 W, 4–2, HER W, 4–2, ROCH
1977–78 W, 3–1, SPR L, 3–4, MAI
1978–79 W, 3–2, NB L, 2–4, MAI
1979–80 L, 2–4, MAI
1980–81 L, 2–4, NB
1981–82 W, 3–1, MAI L, 1–4, NB
1982–83 L, 3–4, MAI
1983–84 W, 4–3, FRED L, 1–4, MAI
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