Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey

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Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey
Logo of the LNAH

Current season 2012/13
sport ice Hockey
abbreviation LNAH
League foundation 2004
Teams 8th
Country countries QuebecQuebec Quebec

OntarioOntario Ontario

Title holder Marquis de Jonquière
Record champions Mission de Joliette
Chiefs de Laval
Saint-François de Sherbrooke (2 each)
Central Hockey League

The Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey ( LNAH ) was founded in 2004 and is a professional ice hockey league of the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Québec . It is not affiliated with the US Junior League North American Hockey League (NAHL).


The league was founded in 1996 as "Ligue de hockey semi-professionnelle du Québec (LHSPQ)" and changed its name in 2003 to "Ligue de hockey senior majeur du Québec (LHSMQ)" today's name. The LNAH does not stand for filigree ice hockey, but for hard action and sometimes unfair fouls, attacks and fights, in which the entire team is involved, which also contributes to its popularity.

Despite their bad reputation, reputable players of the NHL and AHL repeatedly find their way into the LNAH. During the lockout in the 2004/05 season, NHL players such as Donald Brashear , Sylvain Blouin , Sébastien Caron , Mathieu Biron , Marc-André Bergeron and Sébastien Charpentier played in the LNAH for the entire season.

Franchises for the 2012/13 season

Surname Location Stadion League affiliation since Main sponsor
Cornwall River Kings Cornwall , Ontario Cornwall Civic Complex 2012
Marquis de Jonquière Saguenay , Quebec Palais des Sports de Saguenay 2008
3L de Rivière-du-Loup Rivière-du-Loup , Quebec Center Premier Tech 2008
COOL FM 103.5 de Saint-Georges Saint-Georges , Quebec Center Lacroix-Dutil 1998 COOL FM 103.5 (radio station)
HC Carvena de Sorel-Tracy Sorel-Tracy , Quebec Colisee Cardin 2010 Entreprises Carvena (cleaning company)
Isothermic de Thetford Mines Thetford Mines , Quebec Center Mario-Gosselin 2007 Isothermic (door and window manufacturer)
Caron & Guay de Trois-Rivières Trois-Rivières , Quebec Colisee de Trois-Rivières 2004 Caron & Guay (door and window manufacturer)
Braves de Valleyfield Salaberry-de-Valleyfield , Quebec 2013

LNAH ice hockey clubs that no longer exist

Awards of the LNAH

  • Coupe Canam - LNAH Playoff Winner
  • Coupe du Commissaire - Regular Season Winner
  • Trophée Claude Larose - Most Valuable Player
  • Trophée Éric Messier - Best Defender
  • Trophée Guy Lafleur - top scorer
  • Trophée Maurice Richard - Top Goalscorer
  • Trophée Serge Léveillée - Best Coach
  • Trophée Jonathan Delisle - Best Leadership Skills
  • Trophée Gilles Lefebvre - Best Management
  • Trophée des médias - Best player in the playoffs
  • Trophée du joueur le plus gentilhomme - exemplary behavior, fair play
  • Trophée Gaston Gagné - Commitment to the franchise or the league
  • Trophée du meilleur gardien de but - Best goalkeeper
  • Trophée de la recrue offensive - Best offensive rookie
  • Trophée de la recrue defensive - Best Defensive Rookie
  • All-Star Team - The best seven players of the season in their respective positions

Coupe Canam winner

The Coupe Canam is awarded annually to the winner of the playoffs. Until the end of the 2009/10 season, the trophy traded under the name Coupe Futura .

Well-known former players

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