Sags


Chicoutimi Saguenéens

Arena Name: Centre Georges-Vézina
Capacity: 4,651 (3,683 seated)
Built: 1949
Address: 643, rue Bégin, Chicoutimi, QC, G7H 5B8
Telephone No: (418) 698-3071
Ice Surface Size: Olympic
Franchise Date: 1973-74
QMJHL Championships: Two, Most Recently in 1993-94
Memorial Cup Championships: None
Colours: Navy Blue, Baby Blue, & White
Official Web Site: Sagueneens.com
Unofficial Site: Sags Forum
Tourist Information: Tourism Saguenay-Lac Saint Jean
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QMJHL
Centre Georges-Vézina
Centre Georges Vezina
What's the Arena Like?
I have never been to the Centre Georges-Vézina. If you have anything to contribute, send it on to email.
Future Developments
The Centre Georges-Vézina received a massive renovation in 2006, which brought a fifty-year-old arena up to standard. The place apparently sparkles, and the addition of corporate suites has boosted Chicoutimi's chances of potentially hosting the Memorial Cup at some point in the future.
How To Get There
From A-70: Exit at Rte. 175 (exit 47) and proceed north on 175/boul. Talbot, then follow the directions below.

From Rte. 175 (boul. Talbot): Proceed north into town and turn left on boul. de la Université Est. The arena will be on your left, at the corner of Université and Bégin.
Inside the Centre Georges-Vézina
Colisee de Chicoutimi
Franchise History
The Saguenéens franchise was granted in 1973-74 as an expansion team, and has been a model of consistency in an unstable league ever since, having never changed names, cities, or arenas. The uniforms have changed a few times though - the current classy duds the Sags wear are throwbacks to their original unis, but somehow in the 1970's they were abandoned for the hilarious combination of green and orange. For those interested, a "Saguenéen" is a person from the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec; the name is similar to the English Houston Texans.
Retired Numbers
14 Alain Cote
16 Normand Leveille
18 Sylvain Locas
20 Marc Fortier
21 Guy Carbonneau
29 Felix Potvin
Local Rivals
Chicoutimi's rivalry with the Quebec Remparts is the stuff of legend, with fistfights on and off the ice being commonplace. Baie-Comeau is also a rival for supremacy in northeastern Quebec.

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Last Revised: September 14, 2007