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Lions de Trois-Rivières

News and notes from the Montreal Canadiens properties playing in the ECHL.

Canadiens’ participation in search for Lions head coach was a “positive process”

Marc-André Bergeron gives an update on how the new ECHL team is coming together.

An EOTP guide to the ECHL

A primer on player contracts and team rosters as the Lions de Trois-Rivières prepare for their inaugural season.

Introducing the Lions de Trois-Rivières

The Montreal Canadiens’ new ECHL affiliate unveils its team name.

It was the Beast of times

Former Brampton Beast broadcaster Anthony Fusco reflects on his time with the team and recounts a Zachary Fucale story.

Canadiens officially announce ECHL affiliation with expansion team in Trois-Rivières

The missing piece to the organization’s development puzzle is finally coming together

Trois-Rivières officially awarded an ECHL franchise

Can an affiliation announcement with the Canadiens be far behind?

Ten Months to puck drop for Trois-Rivières’ ECHL team

Future franchise has launched a team-naming contest as the ball gets rolling.

How ECHL teams choosing suspension for 2020-21 impacts the Canadiens

An entire ECHL division declares forfeit, including both Canadian teams.

ECHL team in Trois-Rivières is coming together

An interview with Dean MacDonald, the potential owner of a Canadiens ECHL affiliate.

‘We are delighted’: The first step towards an ECHL team in Trois-Rivières is made official

The announcement was made on Thursday and the team would begin play in 2021.

ECHL in Trois-Rivières: “We wouldn’t go into that market without the Canadiens”

The second part of our interview with Dean MacDonald.

“We lost the ability to ice a team next year”: The status of an ECHL team in Trois-Rivières

Dean MacDonald expresses his frustration, and hope, for an ECHL franchise for the 2021-22 season.

Building an ECHL affiliate in Trois-Rivières

What could a Canadiens AA team look like?

ECHL commissioner Ryan Crelin discusses potential expansion to Trois-Rivières

The new commissioner talks about the state of the league and its growing role as an important tier in North American player development.

Few ECHL options remain for the Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens face the possibility of not having an affiliate once again.

Laval Rocket send five players to ECHL

Antoine Waked among the players who will get time with the Maine Mariners

The Canadiens will have players all across the ECHL in 2018-19

League rules will dictate where players can be loaned.

Brampton Beast will no longer be officially affiliated with the Montreal Canadiens

The ECHL Beast go in a different direction.

Looking at the minor-league contracts signed in the Bergevin era

Fifty-five AHL contracts have been signed since 2012-13. We investigate the patterns that have emerged.

An abundance of players is good news for a Canadiens ECHL affiliation

The depth is deeper than it has been in a long time, but the Rocket can’t handle it all.

Michael Ryder’s ECHL detour is a forgotten success story for the Canadiens

Taking a step back was the best thing to happen for the forward.

Canadiens have a lot of work ahead to modernize developmental system

A new arena in Trois-Rivières is possibly part of a bigger plan.

New Canadian rivalry is an opportunity for the ECHL

The Brampton Beast look forward a dog fight against the Newfoundland Growlers in 2018-19.

Laval Rocket season reviews: Petgrave, Blain, and the other ECHL PTOs

Brampton Beast and beyond, the Rocket needed help this season just to ice a full roster.

Luc-Olivier Blain proud to have played with two teams affiliated with the Habs

The lone Quebecer on the Brampton Beast made the most of his opportunity with the Laval Rocket.

“Disappointing” Brampton Beast season leaves Habs affiliation in doubt

Brampton Beast President and General Manager Cary Kaplan speaks to Habs EOTP about the season and the future.

Early season roster deletions had significant effects on Canadiens organization

Multiple early season departures accumulated to impact the Canadiens, Rocket, and Beast

Brampton Beast struggling with a one-way affiliation with Montreal

The Canadiens’ ECHL affiliate is feeling the effects of Montreal’s shallow depth.

Injuries causing chaos for the Habs’ affiliates

The Canadiens, Laval Rocket, and Brampton Beast are all feeling the impact.

Andrew D’Agostini, the PhilanthroBeast

How the ECHL goaltender helps his career and others at the same time.

David Vallorani and the case of the AHL recall that wasn’t

The Laval Rocket were unaware of a fundamental AHL player eligibility rule.

The Last Nordique

The story of the final active player whose pro hockey roots can be traced to the Quebec Nordiques.

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