The 1978–79 QMJHL season
was the 10th season in the history of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
. The QMJHL unveils a new logo for its tenth anniversary, using the letters of league's french acronym
shaped as an ice skate
. Ten teams played 72 games each in the schedule. The Trois-Rivières Draveurs
finished first overall in the regular season winning their second consecutive Jean Rougeau Trophy
, and defended their President's Cup
title defeating the Sherbrooke Castors
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
J. F. Sauve
was the leading scorer of the playoffs with 38 points (19 goals, 19 assists).Quarterfinals
- Trois-Rivières Draveurs defeated Shawinigan Cataractes 8 points to 0.
- Sherbrooke Castors defeated Chicoutimi Saguenéens 8 points to 0.
- Verdun Éperviers defeated Cornwall Royals 8 points to 6.
- Montreal Juniors defeated Québec Remparts 8 points to 4.Semifinals
- Trois-Rivières Draveurs defeated Montreal Juniors 8 points to 2.
- Sherbrooke Castors defeated Verdun Éperviers 8 points to 0.Finals
- Trois-Rivières Draveurs defeated Sherbrooke Castors 8 points to 0.
- Goalkeeper - Jacques Cloutier, Trois-Rivières Draveurs
- Left Defence - Pierre Lacroix, Trois-Rivières Draveurs
- Right Defence - Ray Bourque, Verdun Éperviers
- Left Winger - Louis Begin, Sherbrooke Castors
- Centreman - Normand Aubin, Verdun Éperviers
- Right Winger - Jimmy Mann, Sherbrooke Castors
- Coach - Michel Bergeron, Trois-Rivières DraveursSecond team
- Goalkeeper - Vincent Tremblay, Québec Ramparts
- Left Defence - Kevin Lowe, Québec Remparts
- Right Defence - Michel Leblanc, Trois-Rivières Draveurs
- Left Winger - Gilles Hamel, Trois-Rivières Draveurs
- Centreman - J. F. Sauve, Trois-Rivières Draveurs
- Right Winger - Denis Cyr, Montreal Juniors
- Coach - Ron Racette, Québec Remparts
- 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 Draveurs.Player
- Michel Brière Memorial Trophy - Most Valuable Player, Pierre Lacroix, Trois-Rivières Draveurs.
- Jean Béliveau Trophy - Top Scorer, J. F. Sauve, Trois-Rivières Draveurs.
- Guy Lafleur Trophy - Playoff MVP, J. F. Sauve, Trois-Rivières Draveurs.
- Jacques Plante Memorial Trophy - Best GAA, Jacques Cloutier, Trois-Rivières Draveurs.
- Emile Bouchard Trophy - Defenceman of the Year, Ray Bourque, Verdun Éperviers.
- Michel Bergeron Trophy - Rookie of the Year, Alain Grenier, Laval National .
- Frank J. Selke Memorial Trophy - Most sportsmanlike player, Ray Bourque, Verdun Éperviers, and J. F. Sauve, Trois-Rivières Draveurs.