Nova Scotia Voyageurs

NOVA SCOTIA VOYAGEURS

CIRCA 1971-1984

DESPITE OUR LONG HISTORY WITH THE SPORT OF HOCKEY, NOVA SCOTIA HAS NEVER BEEN HOME TO AN NHL TEAM.  THE CLOSEST WE HAVE COME IS THE AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE AND SOME OF IT’S PREDECESSORS.

ONE OF THE LONGEST STANDING AHL TEAMS, THE VOYAGEURS (OR VEES) RELOCATED TO HALIFAX IN 1971 AFTER UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPTS TO SET DOWN ROOTS IN HOUSTON AND LATER MONTREAL.

THE VEES PLAYED 13 SEASONS IN HALIFAX AND WON THE AHL CHAMPIONSHIP 3 TIMES IN 1972, 76 & 77.

THE VEES WERE THE FARM TEAM FOR THE NHL’S MONTREAL CANADIENS UNTIL THE TEAM WAS RELOCATED TO SHERBROOKE, QUEBEC IN 1984.

AFTER THE VEES LEFT TOWN, TWO OTHER AHL TEAMS MADE HALIFAX HOME, BUT THERE HAS BEEN NO AHL PRESENCE SINCE THE HALIFAX CITADELS LEFT IN 1993.

TODAY, HALIFAX HOCKEY FANS CHEER ON THE HALIFAX MOOSEHEADS OF THE QUEBEC MAJOR JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE & WE CONTINUE TO TURN OUT STARS OF THE NHL.

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