|League||Quebec Major Junior Hockey League|
|Home arena||Robert Guertin Centre|
Black, white and silver |
|General manager||Marcel Patenaude|
|Head coach||Mario Duhamel|
|Championships||1997 Memorial Cup Champions|
The Gatineau Olympiques are a major junior ice hockey team based in Gatineau, Quebec, that plays in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). The Olympiques play home games at the Robert Guertin Centre. The club, then known as the Hull Festivals, was granted membership in the QMJHL in 1973. The Olympiques have appeared in the Memorial Cup seven times, winning once in 1997. Over eighty former players and coaches have gone on to play or coach in the National Hockey League (NHL), including Martin Biron, Aleš Hemský, Luc Robitaille, Jeremy Roenick, Michael Ryder, Maxime Talbot, José Théodore, Colin White, Claude Giroux, David Krejčí, Jack Adams-winning head coaches Alain Vigneault and Pat Burns and 2011 Stanley Cup-winning coach Claude Julien.
Before joining the "Q", the team was a member of the Central Junior A Hockey League, known originally as the Hull Castors but later as the Hull Hawks. Originally Hull and the CJHL were eligible to compete for the Memorial Cup, the Major Junior crown, but were relegated to Tier II Junior "A" in 1970. Three seasons before joining the QMJHL in 1973 they became the Hull Festivals, and in 1976, they became the Hull Olympiques; the team name was changed to the Gatineau Olympiques one year after the city of Hull was amalgamated into Gatineau in 2002.
The Olympiques share a junior hockey market with the Ottawa 67's, across the Ottawa River. Pre-season games between the two teams were a regular occurrence from 1975 to 1986. The teams have played interleague regular-season home and home games in the 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03 and 2009–10 seasons since.
The Olympiques have won the President's Cup seven times, most recently in 2007–08. The team has been to four Memorial Cup finals, losing three (1986, 2003 and 2004) and winning the 1997 Memorial Cup, which they also hosted.
On May 31, 2010, it was announced that former Olympiques coach Benoit Groulx, who had left the organization to coach the Rochester Americans would be returning to be the general manager and head coach.
President's Cup – League playoff champions
Jean Rougeau Trophy – Regular season champions
- 1985–86 (108 pts), 1987–88 (90 pts), 1996–97 (99 pts), 2003–04 (107 pts)
Division titles – Regular season champions
- 1985–86 (108 pts), 1987–88 (90 pts), 1996–97 (99 pts), 1999–2000 (90 pts), 2001–02 (75 pts), 2003–04 (107 pts)
- Hull Hawks (1969–1970)
- Hull Festivals (1970–1976)
- Hull Olympiques (1976–2003)
- Gatineau Olympiques (2003–present)
Complete results before 1969 unavailable.
- OL = Overtime loss, SL = Shootout loss, Pct = Winning percentage
|2009–10||68||30||33||-||1||4||65||0.441||213||217||3rd, Telus West|
|2010–11||68||43||17||-||3||5||94||0.691||243||193||3rd, Telus West|
|2011–12||68||26||32||-||5||5||62||0.456||223||274||4th, Telus West|
|2012–13||68||29||34||-||1||4||63||0.463||220||265||5th, Telus West|
|2013–14||68||41||23||-||1||3||86||0.632||254||218||4th, Telus West|
|Team records for a single season|
|Most goals for||423||1985–86|
|Least goals for||213||2009–10|
|Least goals against||173||2015–16|
|Most goals against||491||1978–79|
|Individual player records for a single season|
|Most goals||Guy Rouleau||91||1985–86|
|Most assists||Luc Robitaille||123||1985–86|
|Most points||Guy Rouleau and Luc Robitaille||191||1985–86|
|Most points, rookie||Martin Gélinas||131||1987–88|
|Most points, defenseman||Jiri Fischer||78||1998–99|
|Best GAA (goalie)||Gabriel Bouthillette||2.20||2003–04|
|Goalies = minimum 1500 minutes played|
Lists of National Hockey League alumni. No player from the "Hull Castors" or "Hull Hawks" went on the play in the NHL.
- Hull Festivals (1970–1976) source
- Hull Olympiques (1976–2003) source
Five Olympiques players have had their numbers retired by the team. Former coach Pat Burns has also been honoured.
- # 10 Jean Poulin
- # 15 Luc Robitaille
- # 16 Sam Lang
- # 24 Colin White
- # 25 Maxime Talbot
- # 33 José Théodore
- # 77 Guy Rouleau
- Yzerman, Chris (January 24, 2000), "67's outwork Olympiques", Ottawa Citizen, pp. C3
- "Sidelines", Ottawa Citizen, pp. B8, June 20, 2003
- Hull Festivals season-by-season on hockeydb.com
- Hull Olympiques season-by-season on hockeydb.com
- Gatineau Olympiques season-by-season on hockeydb.com