9 almost-unbeatable records in the QJMHL

In honor of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies finally losing after a record-breaking 25-game win streak, here are 9 almost-unbeatable records in the Quebec Junior Major Hockey League.

Last night, the Drummondville Voltigeurs brought Rouyn-Noranda's record-breaking 25-game win streak to an end in a crushing 2-1 loss. The Rouyn-Noranda organization almost broke a record that hasn't been beaten since 1973-74. The record belongs to the Sorel Éperviers, who are now known as the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.

The first record that might never be broken is 282 points in a season. The 1983-84 season for Mario Lemieux was a good one. Playing for the Laval Voisins, now the Acadie-Bathurst Titans, Lemieux dominated the full season registering 282 points in 70 games. Lemieux had an average of 4-points per game. This record may never be broken due to the fact that since 2000, only 4 players have hit the 150 points marker in a season. Those players being, Simon Gamache during the 2000-01 season with 186 points in 63 games along with Ramzi Abid with 158 points in 72 games played. The next was Sidney Crosby during the 2004-05 campaign where he scored 168 points in 62 games. And finally, Alex Radulov in 2005-06 with 152 points in 62 games.

The next record is 133 goals scored in one season. Once again by Mario Lemieux, it was during Lemieux record-breaking season in 1983-84. From what the statistics show that Lemieux scored 15 of those goals on the power-play, meaning that the rest of the goals were either scored on the penalty kill or even strength. The last person to come close to breaking this record is Simon Gamache during the 2000-01 season where he scored 74 goals with the Val d'Or Foreurs.

The third entry in our list is 157 assists in a season. Surprise! The person who owns this record is not Mario Lemieux, but Pierre Larouche. It was the 1973-74 season, Larouche was with the Sorel Éperviers. The last person to come close to breaking the record, is Sidney Crosby during the 2004-05 season with 102 assists.

This entry was made by Pat LaFontaine in 1982-83. He scored 234 points in his rookie year within the QJMHL. During his season, he was 50 points ahead of Mario Lemieux. Since 2000, only three players have scored over 100 points in their rookie season. Those players being Sidney Crosby with 135 points, Nikolaj Ehlers with 104 points and finally Claude Giroux with 103 points.

During his historic run in 1983-84, Mario Lemieux went 61 games with at least a point. The closest another player has gotten to beating this record is Alexander Radulov during his time with the Quebec Remparts, he went 50 game point streak in 2005-06.

Being disciplined in the hockey world is pretty tough. But apparently for Zack O'Brien it's as easy as 1,2,3. O'Brien went 181 games without a minor penalty. Between September 11th, 2009, to February 17th, 2013, O'Brien was disciplined as a soldier. The forward even contributed offensively also, scoring 260 points in 192 games. The closest another player has gotten to breaking that record was Hugo Roy of the Sherbrooke Phoenix who went 108 games without having a meet and greet with the penalty box.

Being a goaltender is one of the toughest positions in hockey. But during his career within the QJMHL, Ondrej Pavelec didn't seem to have such a hard time. Having a save percentage of 0.920 throughout two season. This season, Rouyn-Noranda's Samuel Harvey is considered to be the best netminder in the league posting a 0.907 save percentage.

Is it possible to score 620 goals in 70 games? Well, once again the Sorel Éperviers demonstrated it was possible during the 1973-74 season. The team was counting on 3 players that scored more than 90 goals, and 7 players that scored more than 100 points. As amazing as it may seem, the Éperviers lost to the Quebec Remparts in the President's Cup Final. This season, the Drummondville Voltigeurs are the organization with the most goals with 350.

Every team has a rough game every once in a while and can let in multiple goals, but having a horrible season while having a stacked team is quite rare. During the 2008-09 season, the Moncton Wildcats had a stacked defence that was made of Brandon Gormley, Mark Barberio and David Savard that were considered as the best defensive players of the QJMHL. But somehow, the team let in 149 goals in a season. Meaning the defence along with the goaltending let in an average of 2.19 goals per game. This record could be beaten this season by the QJMHL's top team, the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies that are having an amazing season after winning 25 straight games. So far, the Huskies have been scored on 141 times.

Some of these records are forever engraved in the Quebec Junior Major Hockey League's record book and may never be beaten for years to come. 

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