Halifax Mooseheads
Halifax Mooseheads 2005-06
City Halifax, Nova Scotia
League Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Division Maritimes
Founded 1994
Home arena Scotiabank Centre
Colors Green, White, Red, Black
General manager Cam Russell
Head coach Jim Midgley
Championships 2013 President's Cup Champions
2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup Champions


2013 Memorial Cup Champions

The Halifax Mooseheads are a Canadian major junior ice hockey club in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The team was founded in 1994 and began play in the Dilio Division of the QMJHL from the 1994–95 season. They have appeared in the President's Cup Finals three times, winning in 2013. The other two appearances were in 2003 and 2005. They hosted the Memorial Cup tournament in 2000, and won the Memorial Cup in 2013. The team plays their home games in the Scotiabank Centre with a capacity of 10,595 seats.


The team was first envisioned by Moosehead Brewery Vice President of Sales and Marketing Harold MacKay in 1993, who believed that Halifax could host a QMJHL team. The QMJHL had teams exclusively located in the Province of Quebec, so adding a team in the Maritimes would add to travel costs for the other teams. MacKay was confident that the Halifax franchise could be successful and received financial backing from Moosehead Breweries President and CEO Derek Oland. After careful negotiations by MacKay, the QMJHL expanded to the city of Halifax for the 1994–95 season.In their first year, in 1994, the Mooseheads finished in sixth place and lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Beauport Harfangs, taking the first-placed team to seven games. The Mooseheads and MacKay are considered pioneers for the QMJHL; following the success of the Mooseheads, the League began accepting franchises through relocation or expansion into Atlantic Canada, which lost most of its American Hockey League (AHL) franchises in the mid-1990s. The QMJHL has franchises in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Moncton, New Brunswick, Bathurst, New Brunswick, Saint John, New Brunswick and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (the Bathurst, Charlottetown and Sydney franchises were relocations from Quebec). While the League has had success with most of its Atlantic franchises, only the St. John's Fog Devils failed to garner the interest and following and moved to Verdun, Quebec, after the 2007–08 season, which was only their third season in existence. In 2013, the Mooseheads won the President's Cup as champions of the QMJHL. The Mooseheads then went on to compete in the Memorial Cup final in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where they faced and defeated the Portland Winterhawks on May 26, 2013 by a score of 6–4, with Nathan MacKinnon recording a hat-trick into an empty net with only 22 seconds left in the game.


*interim (regular head coach fired, sick or suspended)


NHL AlumniEdit

Retired numbersEdit

Top scorersEdit

List of top scorers by season.

Yearly resultsEdit

Season Games W L T OL SL Pts Pct % GA GA Standing
1994–957224426 - -540.3752573176th in Dilio
1995–967032362 - -660.4712582624th in Dilio
1996–977037294 - -780.5572672553rd in Dilio
1997–987024415 - -530.3792633165th in Dilio
1998–997046204 - -960.6862982062nd in Dilio
1999–0072412065 -930.6113162592nd in Maritimes
2000–01723224106 -800.5142352531st in Maritimes
2001–0272392193 -900.6042671972nd in Maritimes
2002–03724415103 -1010.6812892061st in Maritimes
2003–0470174373 -440.2931942744th in Atlantic
2004–05704216102 -960.6712421721st in Atlantic
2005–06703533 -11720.5072462585th in East
2006–07703231 -34710.4572692876th in East
2007–08704223 -05890.6002782411st in East
2008–09681941 -35460.2791932906th in Atlantic
2009-10681348 -34330.2431712886th in Atlantic
2010–11682043 -23450.3311862625th in Maritimes Division
2011–12683922 -25850.6252502382nd in Maritimes Division
2012–1368586 -311200.8823471761st in Telus Maritimes Division
President's Cup champion
Memorial Cup champion
2013–14684718 - -3970.7132921821st in Telus Maritimes Division
2014-15683230 -42700.5152272424th in Maritimes Division
2015-16682139 -71500.3451932776th in Maritimes Division
2016-17682735 -33600.4412292595th in Maritimes Division
2017-18684318 -61930.6842702232nd in Maritimes Division


Season1st round2nd round3rd roundFinals
1994-95 L, 4–3, Beauport ---
1995-96 1-5 in round-robin ---
1996-97 W, 3-1, Beauport W, 4-3, Shawinigan L, 4-3, Chicoutimi -
1997-98 L, 4–1, Rimouski ---
1998-99 Bye L, 4-1, Acadie-Bathurst --
1999-00 W, 4-2, Baie-Comeau L, 4-0, Rimouski --
2000-01 L, 4-2, Rimouski ---
2001–02 W, 4–3, Rimouski L, 4-2, Cape Breton --
2002–03 W, 4–0, Cape Breton W, 4-3, Acadie-Bathurst W, 4-3, Baie-Comeau L, 4-3, Hull
2003–04 - ---
2004–05 Bye W, 4-1, Gatineau W, 4-0, Rouyn-Noranda L, 4-0, Rimouski
2005–06 W, 4–2, Lewiston L, 4-1, Moncton --
2006–07 W, 4–3, Moncton L, 4-1, Lewiston --
2007–08 W, 4-2, Victoriaville W, 4-1, Cape Breton L, 4-0, Gatineau -
2008–09 - ---
2009–10 - ---
2010–11 L, 4-0, Montreal ---
2011–12 W, 4-0, Moncton W, 4-3, Quebec L, 4-2, Rimouski -
2012–13 W, 4-0, Saint John W, 4-0, Gatineau W, 4-0, Rouyn-Noranda W, 4-1, Baie-Comeau
2013–14 W, 4-0, Charlottetown W, 4-1, Gatineau L, 4-3, Val-d'Or -
2014–15 W, 4-3, Shawinigan L, 4-3, Moncton --
2015–16 - - --
2016–17 L, 4-2, Rouyn-Noranda - --
2017–18 W, 4-1, Baie-Comeau L, 4-0, Charlottetown --

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