The 1977–78 QMJHL season
was the 9th season in the history of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
. The league inaugurates two awards, the Robert Lebel Trophy
for the team with best goals against average
, and the Guy Lafleur Trophy
for the Most Valuable Player
of the playoffs. Ten teams played 72 games each in the schedule. The Trois-Rivières Draveurs
finished first overall in the regular season winning the Jean Rougeau Trophy
, and won the President's Cup
defeating the Montreal Juniors
in the finals.
Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; PTS = Points; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against
Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalties in Minutes
was the leading scorer of the playoffs with 33 points (17 goals, 16 assists).Quarterfinals
- Trois-Rivières Draveurs defeated Québec Remparts 8 points to 0.
- Cornwall Royals defeated Hull Olympiques 8 points to 0.
- Montreal Juniors defeated Verdun Éperviers 8 points to 0.
- Sherbrooke Castors defeated Laval National 9 points to 1.Semifinals
- Trois-Rivières Draveurs defeated Sherbrooke Castors 8 points to 2.
- Montreal Juniors defeated Cornwall Royals 8 points to 2.Finals
- Trois-Rivières Draveurs defeated Montreal Juniors 8 points to 0.
- Goalkeeper - Jacques Cloutier, Trois-Rivières Draveurs
- Left Defence - Mark Hardy, Montreal Juniors
- Right Defence - Ray Bourque, Verdun Éperviers
- Left Winger - Patrick Daley, Laval National
- Centreman - Kevin Reeves, Montreal Juniors
- Right Winger - Ron Carter, Sherbrooke Castors
- Coach - Michel Bergeron, Trois-Rivières DraveursSecond team
- Goalkeeper - Marco Baron, Montreal Juniors
- Left Defence - Kevin Lowe, Québec Remparts
- Right Defence - Graeme Nicolson, Cornwall Royals
- Left Winger - Michel Goulet, Québec Remparts
- Centreman - Glen Currie, Laval National
- Right Winger - Daniel Metivier, Hull Olympiques
- Coach - Orval Tessier, Cornwall Royals
- List of First/Second/Rookie team all-stars
Trophies and awards
- President's Cup - Playoff Champions, Trois-Rivières Draveurs
- Jean Rougeau Trophy - Regular Season Champions, Trois-Rivières Draveurs
- Robert Lebel Trophy - Team with best GAA, Trois-Rivières DraveursPlayer
- Michel Brière Memorial Trophy - Most Valuable Player, Kevin Reeves, Montreal Juniors
- Jean Béliveau Trophy - Top Scorer, Ron Carter, Sherbrooke Castors
- Guy Lafleur Trophy - Playoff MVP, Richard David, Trois-Rivières Draveurs
- Jacques Plante Memorial Trophy - Best GAA, Tim Bernhardt, Cornwall Royals
- Emile Bouchard Trophy - Defenceman of the Year, Mark Hardy, Montreal Juniors
- Michel Bergeron Trophy - Rookie of the Year, Denis Savard, Montreal Juniors & Normand Rochefort, Trois-Rivières Draveurs
- Frank J. Selke Memorial Trophy - Most sportsmanlike player, Kevin Reeves, Montreal Juniors