QUEBEC CITY — Guy Lafleur has many memories attached to his time playing in the Colisee in Quebec City. It was here, in 1971, that he was a part of the Quebec Remparts team that won the Memorial Cup.
It was a different time for hockey, as the Remparts won the Eastern Canadian Championship because the St. Catharines Black Hawks forfeited their series after Game 5 because of threats from the Front de libération du Québec. The Remparts ended up beating Edmonton in a best-of-three Memorial Cup final played at the Colisee.
“We were considered the ‘Black Aces’ of junior hockey because they were saying we can’t compete with the Ontario teams or the team from out west,” said Lafleur, who scored 130 goals in 62 games that season. “I think we proved that year we could compete against any team.”
Lafleur held court with reporters on the ice at the Colisee before the semifinal between the WHL champion and the QMJHL host Remparts. The historic Colisee is scheduled for demolition as the newRead More »from Guy Lafleur takes trip down Memorial Cup memory lane at Colisee