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Granby Prédateurs

Granby Prédateurs
City Granby, Quebec
League QMJHL
Operated 1995 (1995) to 97
Home arena Arena Leonard Grondin
Championships 1996 Memorial Cup Champions
Franchise history
1969–77 Sorel Éperviers
1977–79 Verdun Éperviers
1979–80 Sorel/Verdun Éperviers
1980–81 Sorel Éperviers
1981–95 Granby Bisons
1995–97 Granby Prédateurs
1997 – present Cape Breton Screaming Eagles

The Granby Prédateurs ("Predators") were a junior ice hockey team originally founded in 1981 after the team moved from Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, where they had previously been known as the Sorel Éperviers. The team was originally known as the Granby Bisons, but changed their name to the Prédateurs in 1995. They played at Arena Leonard Grondin in Granby, Quebec.


In 1996 the Prédateurs, who had never known much success as the Bisons, capped a dream season by winning the QMJHL Championship. They then went on to the 1996 Memorial Cup in Peterborough, Ontario. In the Cup final they defeated the hometown Peterborough Petes to become the first Quebec-based team to win the Memorial Cup in 25 years. However, the combination of a small, aging arena and low attendance forced the team to move soon after. In 1997 the Prédateurs moved to Sydney, Nova Scotia, where they became the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.

NHL alumni

National Hockey League alumni from the Prédateurs two seasons include Philippe Audet, Francis Bouillon, Xavier Delisle, Jason Doig, Daniel Goneau, Benoit Gratton and Georges Laraque.[1] Michel Therrien, who coached the team to the Memorial Cup, is currently the coach of the Montreal Canadiens.

Season-by-season record

  • Granby Prédateurs (1995–1997)[2]

Note :Pct = Winning percentage

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Pct Goals
1995–96 70 56 12 2 114 0.814 389 191 1st, Lebel
1996–97 70 44 20 6 94 0.671 304 210 2nd, Lebel