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Val-d'Or Foreurs
Val-d'Or Foreurs logo 1993-2007
City Val-d'Or, Quebec
League Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Conference Telus
Division Telus West
Founded 1993
Home arena Centre Air Creebec
Colors Green, gold, white and black
General manager Alexandre Rouleau
Head coach Mario Durocher


The Val-d'Or Foreurs are a junior ice hockey team based in Val-d'Or, in the region of Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Quebec, Canada. The team was founded for the 1993–94 season of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, a member of the Canadian Hockey League. Former Quebec Nordiques and Trois-Rivières Draveurs star, Pierre Aubry was the team's first coach. The literal translation of "Val-d'Or Foreurs" is "Valley of Gold Drillers"; this name references the drilling operations associated with mining and exploration which are a major source of blue-collar work in the area. The Foreurs play their home games in the Centre Air Creebec.

The Foreurs have won the President's Cup three times: in 1997–98, 2000–01 and 2013–14 and consequently have also played for the Memorial Cup each of those years. The team was eliminated in 1998 tournament without advancing from the round robin phase, lost in the 2001 championship game to the Red Deer Rebels and in the 2014 tournament, lost the semi-final in triple overtime to the Edmonton Oil Kings .

Yearly resultsEdit

Legend: OTL = Overtime loss, SL = Shootout loss

Season Games Won Lost Tied OTL SL Points Pct % Goals
1993–947217541 - -350.243254397
1994–957221492 - -440.306232341
1995–967039247 - -850.607302244
1996–977040282 - -820.586268230
1997–987037267 - -810.579263228
1998–997030355 - -650.464312319
1999–0072194175 -500.347244267
2000–0172461772 -1010.701369235
2001–0272283554 -650.451230257
2002–0372392364 -880.611241221
2003–04702929102 -700.500213222
2004–05702137102 -540.386189236
2005–06702839 -12590.421244298
2006–07704123 -42880.629280231
2007–08702734 -36630.450203264
2008–09681941 -35460.338206293
2009-10102238 -62520.382202296
2010–11682534 -54590.434208263
2011–12683132 -05670.493224261
2012–13683527 -06760.559274254
2013–14684620 - 11940.691306213
2014-15683525 -35780.574283266
2015-16684915 -311020.750293197


In 1996, the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies began play, giving the Foreurs a natural geographical rival in north-western Quebec. Rouyn-Noranda lies approximately 100 kilometres to the west of Val d'Or. Games between the two teams are a major event in the region and draw much larger than average crowds.

Team recordsEdit

Team records for a single season
Most points1012000–01
Most wins462000–01
Most goals for3692000–01
Least goals for1892004–05
Least goals against2212002–03
Most goals against3971993–94

Individual player records for a single season
Most goalsSimon Gamache742000–01
Most assistsSimon Gamache1102000–01
Most pointsSimon Gamache1842000–01
Most points, rookieSimon Gamache621998–99
Most points, defensemanDidier Tremblay741998–99
Best GAA (goalie)Sébastien Charpentier2.741995–96
Goalies = minimum 1500 minutes played

NHL alumniEdit

External linksEdit

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