|2008–09 QMJHL season|
|League||Quebec Major Junior Hockey League|
|Duration|| Preseason |
|Number of teams||18|
|2008–09 CHL season|
|League||Canadian Hockey League|
|Duration|| OHL |
|Number of teams||60|
|TV partner(s)|| Réseau des sports |
The 2008–09 QMJHL season was the 40th season of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). The regular season began on September 11, 2008, and ended on March 15, 2009. The 2008 ADT Canada Russia Challenge series, featuring Team QMJHL versus the Russian Selects, took place on November 17 and 19, 2008. Eighteen teams played 68 games each. The Drummondville Voltigeurs ,who finished first overall in the regular season went on to capture their first President's Cup vs. Shawinigan Cataractes in an intense series they won 4-3.
- June 20–21, 2008—27 QMJHL players were selected in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
- Regular season
- November 17, 2008–Team QMJHL defeats the Russian Selects 5–3 in Game 1 of the ADT Canada-Russia Challenge held in Sydney, Nova Scotia.
- November 19, 2008–Team QMJHL defeated by Russian Selects 4–3 in Game 2 of the ADT Canada-Russia Challenge held in Saint John, New Brunswick
Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes
|Yannick Riendeau||Drummondville Voltigeurs||57||53||61||114||29|
|Dany Massé||Drummondville Voltigeurs||61||42||58||100||46|
|Cédric Lalonde-McNicoll||Shawinigan Cataractes||58||37||59||96||22|
|Paul Byron||Gatineau Olympiques||56||30||55||85||28|
|Mike Hoffman||Drummondville Voltigeurs||55||44||39||83||74|
|Nicholas Petersen||Shawinigan Cataractes||61||31||49||80||36|
|Matthew Pistilli||Shawinigan Cataractes||56||38||40||78||27|
|Félix Petit||Baie-Comeau Drakkar||59||21||57||78||24|
|Robert Slaney||Cape Breton Screaming Eagles||56||31||44||75||61|
|Pierre-Alexandre Vandall||Shawinigan Cataractes||57||31||43||74||40|
|Updated: February 23, 2008|
Note: GP = Games played; TOI = Total ice time; W = Wins; L = Losses; SOL = Shootout losses ; GA = Goals against; SO = Total shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average
|Nicola Riopel||Moncton Wildcats||51||3083||39||12||97||5||.840||1.89|
|Updated: February 23, 2009.|
2008 QMJHL Bantam DraftEdit
2008 NHL Entry DraftEdit
In total, 27 QMJHL players were selected at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
|Division quarterfinals||Division semifinals||Finals||QMJHL Championships|
Canada Russia ChallengeEdit
The ADT Canada Russia Challenge is a six game series featuring four teams: three from the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) versus Russia's National Junior hockey team. Within the Canadian Hockey League umbrella, one team from each of its three leagues — the Ontario Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, and Western Hockey League — compete in two games against the Russian junior team.
The 2008 ADT Canada Russia Challenge was held in six cities across Canada, with two cities for each league within the Canadian Hockey League. The series began on November 17, 2008, and concluded on November 27, 2008. All six games were televised nationally on Rogers Sportsnet, along with RDS televising both games from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
In the first game of the two part series between Team QMJHL and the Russian Selects, Team QMJHL scored five goals en route to a 5–3 win in front of 4,378 fans at Centre 200 in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Kmitri Kugryshev of the Russian Selects and goaltender Olivier Roy of Team QMJHL were named the ADT Players of the Game for their respective teams. The Russian Selects evened the ADT Canada Russia Challenge, winning the second game after having registered four goals in a 4–3 victory in front of a sellout crowd of 6,451 assembled at Harbour Station in Saint John, New Brunswick.
|1||November 17, 2008||Russian Selects||3–5||Team QMJHL||4,378||Sydney, Nova Scotia|||
|2||November 19, 2008||Russian Selects||4–3||Team QMJHL||6,451||Saint John, New Brunswick|||
|3||November 20, 2008||Russian Selects||6–3||Team OHL||4,751||Guelph, Ontario|||
|4||November 24, 2008||Russian Selects||2–3||Team OHL||3,145||St. Catharines, Ontario|||
|5||November 26, 2008||Russian Selects||0–5||Team WHL||2,800||Swift Current, Saskatchewan|||
|6||November 27, 2008||Russian Selects||1–2||Team WHL||2,749||Prince Albert, Saskatchewan|||
- ↑ "Individual Leaders". Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Retrieved on 2008-12-01.
- ↑ "Goaltending Records". Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Retrieved on 2009-02-23.
- ↑ Russia evens ADT Canada Russia Challenge with win over QMJHL. WHL (2008-11-20). Archived from the original on 2009-02-03. Retrieved on 2009-01-31.
- Official QMJHL website
- Official CHL website
- Official website of the MasterCard Memorial Cup
- Official website of the Home Hardware Top Prospects Game
- Official website of the ADT Canada Russia Challenge
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