Rimouski Océanic

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Rimouski Océanic
City Rimouski, Quebec
League Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Conference TELUS
Division East
Founded 1995 (1995)
Home arena Colisée de Rimouski
Colours Royal blue, white, navy blue
                 
General manager Canada Philippe Boucher
Head coach Canada Serge Beausoleil

Website
www.oceanic.qc.ca

The Rimouski Océanic are a Canadian ice hockey team. That began playing in 1995. The team currently plays in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. They play their home games in Rimouski, Quebec at the Colisée de Rimouski.

The team first started as the Sherbrooke Castors and they played in Sherbrooke from 1969 to 1982 before they moved to Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec in 1982 and became the Saint-Jean Castors. They later renamed themselves the Saint-Jean Lynx. The team moved to Rimouski in 1995 and became the Rimouski Océanic.

Many NHL players have played for their team including Sidney Crosby, Vincent Lecavalier, Brad Richards, Ryane Clowe and Michael Frolík.

The team won both the QMJHL championship and the Memorial Cup in the 1999–00 season.

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