Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Stadiums

West Division:
west division of QMJHL

Rouyn-Noranda Huskies
Arena Dave Keon
I have never visited Arena Dave Keon or Rouyn-Noranda.

Val-d'Or Foreurs
Centre Air Creebec
I have never visited Centre Air Creebec or Val-d'Or

Gatineau Olympiques
Centre Robert Guertin, Visited in Winter 2011

Demolition/Replacement ALERT: The Senators are working to build a replacement for the
Gatineau rink and it is said 'the Bob' will be demolished in 2018. The Olympiques still play there, but you need to hurry.
Built in 1952, Centre Robert Guertin is a worthwhile visit for any lover of old barns.

Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (Montreal Suburb)
Centre d'excellence Sports Rousseau, Visited in Winter 2014

Modern, neighbourhood rink.

Sherbrooke Phoenix
Palais des Sports Leopold-Drolet
I've driven through Sherbrooke, but I didn't stop at their arena.

Drummondville Voltiguers
Centre Marcel Dionne, Visited in Winter 2011
A worthwhile stop for anyone who likes old rinks. My first & one of my favourites.

 

East Division:
east division of QMJHL

Baie-Comeau Drakkar
Centre Henry-Leonard
I visited Centre Henry-Leonard in September of 2014, but haven't made an update about it yet.
Recently the arena had water leak issues following a storm, so you might want to watch if local politicians
call for the need to spend oodles of money building a modern monstrosity.

Chicoutimi Sagueneens
Centre Georges-Vézina, Visited in Winter 2013-14
Renovation ALERT: There are plans to extensively renovate the Centre Georges-Vezina, so if you want to see its cool old wooden roof,
you should get there by 2017 or 2018. The renovations are also expected to take about a year, so you
could also go see a game when the Sagueneens have to play in nearby Jonquiere. I love Quebec because they'll
spend the money to fix up an old barn, instead of the Ontario model of spending $20 million more
for a new place to avoid any inconvenience.

Quebec Remparts
1999-2015: Colisée Pepsi, Visited in Winter 2013-14
2015-Present: Centre
Videotron
I planned a whole vacation around having to see the Colisée Pepsi before they abandoned it.
The mayor initially was adamant that it must be demolished post haste, but he's now
laid off that silliness and there are talks of leaving the arena standing for a bit.

I have never been to the Centre Videotron.

Rimouski Oceanic
Colisee de Rimouski
I have never been to Rimouski or the Colisee de Rimouski.

Shawinigan Cataractes
Centre Bionest
I have never been to Shawinigan or the Centre Bionest.

Victoriaville Tigres
Colisée Desjardins, Visited in Winter 2011
I haven't heard of any plans to replace Colisee Desjardins.

 

Maritimes Division:
west division of QMJHL

Acadie-Bathurst Titan
K.C. Irving Regional Centre, Visited in Fall 2012

I don't know of any plans to replace the KC Irving Regional Centre, but you have to be wary
of a small market team in a place where a major employer left and you have a lot of outward migration.
The Titan have a healthy ownership group right now and that should really help though.

Moncton Wildcats
Moncton Coliseum, Fall 2012
Replacement ALERT: Site preparation is already underway for a new downtown arena in Moncton, expected to open
for the 2018-19 season. You have a few years left to see the Moncton Coliseum, although there are no plans to
immediately demolish the old building (yet).

Saint John Sea Dogs
Harbour Station, Visited in October 2013
Harbour Station is a large, modern rink, right downtown. There are no plans to renovate or demolish Harbour Station.
As the Sea Dogs expanded into a market which already had Harbour Station constructed, there isn't an old rink to
additionally visit when you're in Saint John. I suppose you could check out the 1960s-built Lord Beaverbank Arena.

P.E.I. Rocket/Charlottetown Islanders
Charlottetown Civic Centre, Visited in October 2011

Demolition WATCH: Charlottetown build a substandard arena when they built this one in 1990, so there are already talks of building a replacement.
This is only talking and talk about forming committees, and at $40 million in a place that has trouble with large projects, it might be a while.

Halifax Mooseheads
Halifax Metro Centre
I've seen Blue Rodeo and a Slovakia/Slovenia at the Metro Centre, but never the Mooseheads. Brad Marchand
was even playing for them when I lived close by, but I didn't prioritize rinks back then like I do now. I've also
played hockey at the old Halifax Forum, which is a worthwhile arena to visit while in the area.

Maybe I should make an update for that Slovakia/Slovenia game and count it? I did see hockey there...

Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
Centre 200, Visited in Winter 2012
I don't know of any plans to renovate or replace the Centre 200.


13/18 Arenas Visited.

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