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Acadie-Bathurst Titan
Acadie-Bathurst Titan.svg
City Bathurst, New Brunswick
League Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Conference Eastern
Division Atlantic
Founded 1998 (1998)–99
Home arena K.C. Irving Regional Centre
Colours Blue, white, gold and red
                   
General manager Canada Sylvain Couturier
Head coach Canada Ronald Choules

Website
www.letitan.com
Franchise history
1969–71 Rosemont National
1971–79 Laval National
1979–85 Laval Voisins
1985–94 Laval Titan
1994–98 Laval Titan Collège Français
1998–present Acadie-Bathurst Titan

The Acadie-Bathurst Titan is a junior ice hockey team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. They play at the K.C. Irving Regional Centre in Bathurst, New Brunswick.

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History

The franchise was granted in 1969–70 as the Rosemont National. In 1971 they moved from Rosemont to Laval to become the Laval National, and later the Laval Voisins. In 1985 they became the Laval Titan, in 1994 they became the Laval Titan Collège Français following a merger with the Verdun Collège Français, and then in 1998 they moved to Bathurst. The "Acadie" term in the team name refers to the city's surroundings, where the Acadian population is a majority.

The franchise has won 5 President's Cups, one of which (in 1999) came during the team's tenure in Bathurst. In the Memorial Cup that year, the team finished winless in the round-robin. The most famous player that has come through the organization would undoubtedly be Mario Lemieux, who was drafted in 1984 by the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League. Lemieux played for the team during its tenure in Laval. Other famous franchise alumni include Mike Bossy, Gino Odjick, and Vincent Damphousse. Notable NHL alumni from Bathurst include Patrice Bergeron, Francois Beauchemin, Bruno Gervais and Roberto Luongo.

In the 1999–2000 season, the Titan had the first female to be drafted by a QMJHL team, Charline Labonté, a seventeen-year-old Quebec goalie who spent parts of two seasons with the team.

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Relocation speculation

On February 7, 2009, amid much speculation, the Titan franchise was given a 30 day relocation application extension by the QMJHL Board of Governors. With the club continuing to struggle with attendance and the recent struggles of the economy in the area, the team was rumored to be on the move if things did not turn around in the foreseeable future. The team's Owner, Leo-Guy Morissette, entertained offers from a group of local investors in the Bathrust area as well as a group from St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. Mr. Morrissette eventually decided to sell the team to his daughter Annie Morrissette-Hebert and his son Stephane Morrissette, who would each own 50 per cent of the club. The move also ensured the team would remain in Bathurst for the 2009–10 season.

Retired numbers

NHL alumni

Season-by-season record

  • Acadie-Bathurst Titan 1998–2008[1]
OL = Overtime loss, SL = Shootout loss, Pct = Winning percentage
Season Games Won Lost Tied OL SL Points Pct Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing
1998–99 70 42 25 3 87 0.621 315 255 3rd, Dilio
1999–00 72 20 40 8 4 52 0.361 227 311 4th, Maritime
2000–01 72 29 38 4 1 63 0.438 239 281 3rd, Maritime
2001–02 72 45 18 4 5 99 0.688 257 225 1st, Maritime
2002–03 72 44 21 4 3 95 0.660 276 189 2nd, Atlantic
2003–04 70 18 49 3 0 39 0.279 184 314 5th, Atlantic
2004–05 70 18 42 7 3 46 0.329 163 244 5th, Atlantic
2005–06 70 43 19 3 5 94 0.671 291 223 2nd, Eastern
2006–07 70 35 28 2 5 77 0.550 291 269 5th, Eastern
2007–08 70 41 25 2 2 86 0.614 289 241 3rd, Eastern
2008-09 68 20 35 7 6 53 0.294 187 256 5th, Atlantic
2009-10 45 16 24 3 2 37 0.356 138 194 5th, Atlantic

Team records

Team records for a single season
Statistic Total Season
Most points 99 2001–02
Most wins 45 2001–02
Most goals for 315 1998–99
Least goals for 163 2004–05
Least goals against 189 2002–03
Most goals against 314 2003–04
Individual player records for a single season
Statistic Player Total Season
Most goals Thomas Beauregard 71 2006–07
Most assists Mathieu Perreault 78 2006–07
Most points Thomas Beauregard 124 2006–07
Most points, rookie Patrice Bergeron 73 2002–03
Most points, defenseman Philippe Plante 80 1998–99
Most Penelty Minutes
Best GAA (goalie) Adam Russo 2.41 2002–03
Goalies = minimum 1500 minutes played


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