Drummondville Voltigeurs advance to the 2024 Memorial Cup

Drummondville Voltigeurs (Wikimedia Commons)

The Drummondville Voltigeurs have won the 2024 Gilles-Courteau Trophy as the 2024 Quebec Maritimes Junior Hockey League champion. On Tuesday, the Voltigeurs defeated the Baie-Comeau Drakkar 4-3 in game four of the QMJHL championship to win the best out of seven series four games to none in a sweep. The Voltigeurs are the first team to win the QMJHL championship since the league changed its name on December 14, 2023.

In the championship final, left winger Sam Oliver of Saint John, New Brunswick scored twice. Three more Voltigeurs had a multi-point game. Right winger Justin Cote and left winger Alexis Gendron, who both hail from Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec, along with captain and centre Luke Woodworth of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia all had two assists for two points. The other Voltigeurs goal scorers were defenseman Matteo Rotondi of St. John’s, Newfoundland and right winger and assistant captain Ethan Gauthier. It should be noted that Ethan Gauthier is the son of former Calgary Flames defenseman Denis Gauthier.

The Voltigeurs have now won two QMJHL championships in the history of the franchise. The first came in 2009 when they beat the Shawinigan Cataractes four games to three. In the 2009 Memorial Cup in Rimouski, Quebec, the Voltigeurs reached the semifinal before losing 3-2 in overtime to the Windsor Spitfires.

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