|City:||Quebec City, Quebec|
|League:||American Hockey League|
|Home Arena:||Quebec Coliseum|
|Colours:||Green, White & Red|
|Division Championships:||5 (2 QHL, 3 AHL)|
The Quebec Aces, also known in French as Les As de Québec, were an amateur and later a professional men's ice hockey team from Quebec City, Quebec. The Aces were founded in 1928, and played until 1971. The team played home games at the Quebec Coliseum from 1930 to 1971.
The Aces were Allan Cup champions in 1944, while still playing as an amateur team. The Aces turned professional the following season, joining the Quebec Senior Hockey League (1944–1953), Quebec Hockey League (1953–1959) and American Hockey League (1959–1971).
The Aces were league champions of the Québec Hockey League in 1953–54 and 1956–57, winning the Thomas O'Connell Memorial Trophy. The Aces challenged for the Edinburgh Trophy both seasons, versus the Western Hockey League champions, losing in 1953–54 versus the Calgary Stampeders, and winning in 1956–67 versus the Brandon Regals.
During the team's later years in the AHL, the Aces were the farm club for the Philadelphia Flyers four seasons from 1967 to 1971, giving the early Flyers teams a strong French-Canadian presence with players such as André Lacroix, Jean-Guy Gendron, Simon Nolet, Serge Bernier and Rosaire Paiement all former Aces. The Flyers also owned the "Junior Aces" team which played in the Québec Junior Hockey League since the 1964–65 season. The Flyers sold the junior team's assets in 1969 to group who founded the Quebec Remparts. In 1971, the Flyers chose to relocate their farm team to Richmond, Virginia. The Aces became the Richmond Robins for the 1971–72 season.
Season-by-Season Results[edit | edit source]
- 1928–1936 (Quebec City Railway-Paper League)
- 1936–1944 (Montreal Senior Group, QAHA)
- 1944–1953 (Quebec Senior Hockey League)
- 1953–1959 (Quebec Hockey League)
- 1959–1971 (American Hockey League)
Regular Season[edit | edit source]
Some results unavailable from 1928 to 1944.
† From 1936–39, Quebec played some 4-point games against Victorias and McGill. 1936-41: Source: Ottawa Citizen
Playoffs[edit | edit source]
American Hockey League seasons only.
|Season||1st Round||2nd Round||Finals|
|1959–60||Out of playoffs|
|1960–61||Out of playoffs|
|1961–62||Out of playoffs|
|1962–63||Out of playoffs|
|1963–64||W, 4-1, Pittsburgh||bye||L, 0-4, Cleveland|
|1964–65||L, 1-4, Rochester||—||—|
|1965–66||L, 2-4, Rochester||—||—|
|1966–67||L, 2-3, Baltimore||—||—|
|1967–68||W, 3-2, Buffalo||W, 3-1, Providence||L, 2-4, Rochester|
|1968–69||W, 3-2, Cleveland||W, 3-2, Providence||L, 1-4, Hershey|
|1969–70||L, 2-4, Buffalo||—||—|
|1970–71||L, 3-4, Springfield
† ||colspan="2"|Out of playoffs
†One game tiebreaker to determine final playoff position.
Other Teams[edit | edit source]
The Aces name was revived by a team from the Ligue nord-américaine de hockey from 1997 to 1998, and 2001 to 2003. The team relocated in 2007 and is now known as Pont Rouge Lois Jeans.