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Quebec Citadelles
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City: Quebec City, Quebec
League: American Hockey League
Operated: 1999–2002
Home Arena: Colisée Pepsi
Colours: Navy Blue, White, Copper, Silver
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
Division Championships: 2 (1999–00, 2001–02)

The Quebec Citadelles (French: Citadelles de Québec) were an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They played in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada at the Colisée Pepsi. The name refers to the Citadelle of Quebec, a landmark fortification in that city since the late 1600s.

The Citadelles were a minor-league feeder team that developed players for the NHL's Montreal Canadiens organization. This AHL team was established in 1999 to much fanfare, and played with good fan support (and some success) for three seasons, before being relocated and merged into the Hamilton Bulldogs.


One of the team's most striking features was its choice of a mascot and emblem. The team's sweaters were emblazoned with an iconically depicted goat's head, representing the goat mascot of the Royal 22e Régiment stationed in the Citadel of Quebec (by tradition, always named 'Batisse') . The regiment's goat is a descendant of one presented to the unit by Queen Elizabeth II in 1955 (which, in turn, was the descendant of a goat given to Queen Victoria from the Shah of Iran in 1844).

The franchise was previously known as: Fredericton Canadiens (1990-1999).
The market was previously served by: Quebec Rafales of the IHL (1996-1998).
The market is currently served by: Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (1997-present).
The franchise was merged with the: Hamilton Bulldogs (co-owned with the Edmonton Oilers organization in 2002, and wholly operated by the Montreal Canadiens from 2003-present).

Season-by-Season Results[]

Regular Season[]

Season Games Won Lost Tied OTL Points Goals
1999–00 80 37 34 5 4 83 227 238 1st, Atlantic
2000–01 80 41 32 3 4 89 264 252 2nd, Canadian
2001–02 80 35 27 15 3 88 257 254 1st, Canadian


Season 1st Round 2nd Round 3rd Round Finals
1999–00 L, 0–3, Providence
2000–01 W, 3–1, St. John's L, 1–4, Saint John
2001–02 L, 0–3, Hamilton

Other Teams with the Same Name[]

An early incarnation of the team played in the Quebec Junior Hockey League during the 1920s through the 1960s, developing such notable players as Jean Béliveau and Jacques Plante.