SIHR’s Behind the Boards

2019 Fall Meeting in Quebec City

SIHR’s Behind the Boards

2019 Fall Meeting in Quebec City

Society for International Hockey Research
Posted July 13, 2019

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Quebec City in autumn (Photo: Pedro Lastra)

October 18 to 20, 2019

The SIHR 2019 Fall Meeting will be held in Quebec City, Quebec, the weekend of October 18-20, 2019. The group will attend the Quebec Ramparts (QMJHL) game as the team hosts Rimouski at Centre Videotron on Friday, October 18 at 7:30 PM.

Registration is now open. Please visit our TicketTailor page to register.



Friday Night - $64

For the price of $64 each, the attendees will get:

Spouses / member guests are welcome but are also required to pay the $64 fee.  

Saturday - $60

Saturday’s business meeting and research presentations will take place at Hôtel le Concorde, at the corner of Grande-Allée and place Montcalm (if you’re using Google maps; if you’re going by street signs, it’s cours du Général-de Montcalm). It’s a short walk from the two hotels where SIHR has negotiated rates.


Blood, Fire, and Ice: James Creighton, Jim Ronson

Le Hockey au Centre-du-Quebec, Stephane Levesque

Reflective Punch: A Graphic Design Examination of Violence in the 2018-19 NHL Season, Nadine Arseneault

The Boston Bruins Training Camps in Quebec City, Pam Coburn

The Girl and Women’s Hockey, Andrew Caddell and Margie Ross

The Life and Times of the Black Aces in Sherbrooke, Claudia Delli-Colli,

Les Remparts de Quebec, 50 Years of History (1969-2019), Benoit Clairoux


Guest Speaker

Serge Bernier

Serge Bernier was the first ever amateur draft choice of the Philadelphia Flyers (5th overall). At the time,  the Flyers' farm team was the AHL's Quebec Aces, where he played 173 games in total. He also played 123 games for the Flyers before being traded to the Los Angeles Kings (as per our database: "Traded to Los Angeles Kings by Philadelphia Flyers with Jim Johnson and Bill Lesuk for Bill Flett, Eddie Joyal , Jean Potvin and Ross Lonsberry").

He played a season and a half with the Kings before being lured by the Nordiques, in their second season. He stayed with them until the end of his playing career. In the WHA, he was three times one of the top 10 goal-scorers. And in 1977, he won the Avco Cup with the Nordiques, finishing the playoffs with the most goals, most assists and of course most points. He won the trophy for playoffs MVP (trophy that never had a name in the WHA).

He played during the 1974 Summit Series between the WHA best players and the Soviet Union national team (got 1 goal and 2 assists in 8 games playing mostly on a line with Tardif and Houle). He also played in the Izvestia tournament (with the Nordiques) during the 1977/78 season and participated in the WHA-Soviet Showdown the following season (though our database has no stats for him for that).

Special Guests

Frank Brown – recipient of the 2019 Professional Hockey Writers’ Association’s Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award

Margie Ross – a Canadian women’s hockey pioneer.


Hockey Book Sales and Signings by various authors during the day

Andrew Caddell          Waxy Gregorie            Jim Ronson

Pam Coburn                Stephane Levesque      Denbeigh Whitmarsh/Rhonda Taylor

Others to be announced soon.

Conference fee is $60 and a buffet lunch is included.

A post-meeting dinner is being planned. Location is to be announced. No up-front fee for this event, we’re just looking to get an accurate count so as to make a reservation.

Hotel Details

Please keep in mind that Quebec City is a very touristic place, especially Old Quebec, and mid-October is still considered “in season”, so reserving as soon as possible is advisable.

In order to find a combination of service level and pricing that suits everyone, rooms have been set aside at two different hotels.

Option 1

Pavillon Louisbourg (hôtel Nouvelle-France) is just around the corner from Hôtel Acadia where we stayed at the 2008 AGM, for those who remember it. It also belongs to the same group (hôtel Nouvelle-France). The address is 68 Saint-Louis Street. It is a mere 350 m from Château Frontenac (thus slightly closer than the Acadia Hotel). At that hotel, we have 11 rooms set aside with one double bed, for $160/night plus tax and parking. We also have 4 rooms set aside with one Queen bed, for $180/night plus tax and parking. Breakfast is included. Parking is valet parking and costs $22 per night plus tax.  If you want to save slightly on parking, there is a public parking at 29, côte de la Fabrique, that charges $17.50 per day, at a walking distance of about 550 m (estimated as an 8-minute walk).

To reserve at Pavillon Louisbourg, call 418-694-0280, mention reservation number 346709, and indicate which type of room/price you wish to reserve.

Option 2

For budget-conscious attendees, Auberge Saint-Louis, is less than 100 m away from Pavillon Louisbourg, actually closer to Château Frontenac. The address is 48 Saint-Louis Street. We have also 15 rooms set aside there for our group. Each room has a private sink, but most rooms have shared bathroom and/or shower. Prices vary accordingly. There are rooms at $79/night, at $109/night, at $119/night, at $129/night, and at $139/night. For people who like to share rooms, note that few rooms have two beds, but a handful have a bed and a sofa bed, so that is an option.

The list of available rooms is found below, together with prices before tax. Note that the amount written as “Total” is for two nights, so the amount per night is half of that. Parking is $18/day. When you get there, you should park in front of the hotel and leave your car’s lights on, then get the parking stub inside the hotel. The parking is just across the street (at 39, Saint-Louis Street) and is called “SPAQ Maison de Beaucours”. You may also park at 29, côte de la Fabrique, as explained above, for $17.50 per day.

To reserve at Auberge Saint-Louis, call 418-692-2424, mention reservation number 103571294028 and tell them which room you would like to reserve. Keep in mind that, as members reserve rooms, the choice will become more limited.

If you have general questions regarding the hotels, please contact Jean-Patrice Martel at You can also call JP at 450-658-6109, but during work hours, he may not be able to answer immediately. JP may be able to help people who wish to use public transport and who would need a lift to/from the airport/train station/bus station. Please contact him in advance.

Here is the list of rooms at Auberge Saint-Louis:

RES ID 103571294028

standard double room with private bathroom: 18/10/2019 - 20/10/2019 $218.00

RES ID 103571294028-2

Deluxe queen size bed Room with sofa Bed:18/10/2019 - 20/10/2019 $278.00

RES ID 103571294028-3

Queen size bed room with private bathroom: 18/10/2019 - 20/10/2019 $238.00

RES ID 103571294028-4

Queen size bed room with private bathroom: 18/10/2019 - 20/10/2019 $238.00

RES ID 103571294028-5

Queen bed and sofa bed room, private bathroom: 18/10/2019 - 20/10/2019 $258.00

RES ID 103571294028-6

Queen bed and sofa bed room, private bathroom: 18/10/2019 - 20/10/2019 $258.00

RES ID 103571294028-7

Queen bed and sofa bed room, private bathroom: 18/10/2019 - 20/10/2019 $258.00

RES ID 103571294028-8

Queen bed and sofa bed room, private bathroom: 18/10/2019 - 20/10/2019 $258.00

RES ID 103571294028-9

double room with shower and shared restroom: 18/10/2019 - 20/10/2019 $178.00

RES ID 103571294028-10

double room with shower and shared restroom: 18/10/2019 - 20/10/2019 $178.00

RES ID 103571294028-11

double room with shower and shared restroom: 18/10/2019 - 20/10/2019 $178.00

RES ID 103571294028-12

standard double room with share bathroom: 18/10/2019 - 20/10/2019 $158.00

RES ID 103571294028-13

standard double room with share bathroom: 18/10/2019 - 20/10/2019 $158.00

RES ID 103571294028-14

standard double room with share bathroom: 18/10/2019 - 20/10/2019 $158.00

RES ID 103571294028-15

bunk bed and private bathroom: 18/10/2019 - 20/10/2019 $218.00


Hotel Directions

To get to either of the hotels, if you’re coming from the South shore of the St. Lawrence, whether West or East, cross the River on Pierre-Laporte bridge (road 73), then take exit 134-E “Boul. Laurier”. Stay on Boul. Laurier (towards East), which will become Grande Allée, which will become rue Saint-Louis, where both hotels are (on the left side of the street, which is a one-way street by that point). The distance from the 134-E exit to the hotels is about 8.5 km.

If you’re coming from the North shore of the St. Lawrence (presumably highway 40), stay on Highway 40, which will become Boul. Charest. Then make a right on Dorchester street, which becomes Côte d’Abraham, and then make a right on Avenue Honoré-Mercier (road 175). Keep going on that avenue until you get to Saint-Louis Street, and then make a left. The hotels will be at 200 m or 300 m depending on the hotel.

Saturday Meeting

Details about the venue of the meeting as well as guests and speakers will be available soon.

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