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Les Aigles Bleus

Les Aigles Bleus of l'Universite de Moncton won two national intercollegiate championships in a row in dramatic fashion, with nine seconds to go in Calgary in 1981 and thirty-three seconds left to play in Moncton in 1982. They were the first team from a Maritime-based university to win the national title.

These two teams won fifty regular season games in their home conference; and defeated Dalhousie one year and Prince Edward Island the next to garner the Atlantic title and qualify for nationals. In both years they played off against Dave King's University of Saskatchewan Huskies.

Coach Jean Perron was responsible for resurrecting and consolidating the hockey program at U de M, - a continuing source of institutional pride and prestige.

Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 5th, 2004.

Quick Facts

  • Won the Atlantic Universities Athletic Association hockey championship in 1981 and 1982
  • Won consecutive Canadian Interuniversity championships in 1981 and 1982 defeating Saskatchewan both times
  • First team from Atlantic Canada to win the CIAU hockey title
  • National tournament MVP’s: 1981, goaltender Benoît Fortier; 1982, forward Alain Grenier
  • Team members 1980-81: Jean Claude Charest, Benoît Fortier, Mario Larouche, François Robert, François Bessette, Rémi Levesque, Michel Béchard, Louis Durocher, Denis Marquis, Michel Laforest, Charlie Bourgeois, Jacques Plante, Alfred Goguen, Roch Bois, Denis Rochon, Michel Breau, Raoul Boudreau, Kevin Gaudet, Jean- François Boutin, Jean Sansfaçon, Jon Coster, and Pat Morgan.
  • Team members 1981-82 : Jean Claude Charest, Benoît Fortier, Mario Larouche, François Bessette, Rémi Levesque, Louis Durocher, Michel Laforest, Alfred Goguen, Roch Bois, Denis Rochon, Michel Breau, Raoul Boudreau, Kevin Gaudet, Jean- François Boutin, Jean Sansfaçon, Pierre Giard, Alain Grenier, Jean « Chico » Belliveau, Jean « Dixie » Belliveau, Sylvain Allard (D), Doug McGrath, Michel Vautour, Patrick Dodier, and Jacques Jobin.
  • Team coaches : Jean Perron, Bob Bellefleur, Denis Gingras and Ronnie LeBlanc
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