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History
Although long gone, The ACES will never be forgotten




  A company club

The team was owned from 1928 to 1953 by the Anglo-Canadian Pulp and Paper Company.  ACES stands for Anglo-Canadian Employees (the S was added to make it plural). A company promotes the formation of a hockey team composed of several of its employees, a ‘company club’ which, like so many others, constitutes a primary group within the larger organization. However, through a kind of reciprocal appropriation, the team surpasses the company in terms of social importance, is eventually appropriated by the city and becomes the famous Quebec Aces, a team still very much alive in the memories of hockey fans in Quebec. Here is a case of a small group designed to operate as a form of recreation within the industrial field but which subsequently became a focus for the projection of Quebec city’s urban cultural identity.

In 1954, the team became the ownership of Jack Latter and Charlie Smith, two directors of the Anglo which sell retail it to the ancient player Joe Crozier. From 1959 to 1967, Gerald Martineau, a local businessman, owned the club . The Philadelphia Flyers puchased  the Quebec Aces in 1967. They changed their great looking logo and  their uniform.  In 1971, the ACES were history. They became the Richmond Robins in the AHL.


1928-1935

In 1928 was created the Railway-Paper League. Anglo-Canadian Pulp (known as l' Anglo) introduced a team composed of ten of its employees : seven french speaking and three english speaking employees of various hierarchic levels in the company. The league had four teams: Railways-CNR and CPR and Papers-Sainte Anne and Anglo-Canadian. They played every Sunday only at the aréna of the parc Victoria.

1935-1936
The League of the City of Quebec came into the world in 1935. It counted four teams: Anglo-Pulp, the Laval University, Royal 22nd Regiment and Hebdo-Journal. The Anglo announced then its new name: A.C.E. for Anglo Canadian Employees, branch of the  A.A.A, Anglo Athletic Association which sees to manage the sports activities of the employees of the company.

1936-1943
ACES joined in 1936 to the  Senior League of Montreal. The Royal, the Concordia University, Cornwall, Verdun and Ottawa were also part of this league. At the beginning of season 1936, ACES did not recruit only at the plant but attracted players outside by making them glisten the perspective of a stable job. In 1944, the ACES joined the Quebec Senior Hockey League (QSHL).


Quebec Aces 1936-37




Aces-1949  Punch Imlach  Coach/Player
Aces-1948




The ACES in summary

Played in:
League of the City  of Quebec
Senior League of Montreal
 Quebec Senior Hockey League 1944-53
       Quebec Hockey League 1953-59
           American Hockey League 1959-71.

Home ice : Quebec Coliseum
Team colours :  Green and red
Affiliations have included :
Philadelphia Flyers
General manager :
Punch Imlach, Frank Carlin, Bud Poile, Keith Allen 
Head coaches :
Punch Imlach 1950-56, Joe Crozier 1957-58, Floyd Curry 1961-64, Bernard Geoffrion 1964-66,Vic Stasiuk 1967-68, Turk Broda, Ed Bush


Honours :
Won the Québec Senior Hockey League 1951-52.
Won the Québec Senior Hockey League play-off Championships in 1952.
Won the Québec Hockey League play-off Championships in 1954 & 1957.
Won the Québec Hockey League in 1956-57.
Won the AHL, East Division Championship in 1963-64, 1964-65 and 1965-66.


Cups

 ALLAN CUP - 1943-44
In 1943-44, the Québec Aces won the Allan Cup for the Canadian Senior Championship.


   ALEXANDER CUP - 1951-52
The Québec Aces won the Alexander Cup in 1952 for the Canadian Senior Championship.



  EDIMBOURG CUP - 1956-57
Québec Aces won the Edimbourg Cup in 1957 for the Canadian semi-pro Championship.




Quebec Senior Hockey League (1944-1953)

1945 Season
GP
W
L
T
GF
GA
PTs
 






Montreal Royals
24
18
5
1
161
98
37
Quebec Aces
24
15
7
2
160
89
32
Ottawa Commandos
24
7
15
2
109
148
16
Hull Volants
24
5
18
1
81
176
11
               
1946 Season
GP
W
L
T
GF
GA
PTs
               
Montreal Royals
40
30
8
2
209
131
62
Ottawa Senators
40
24
14
2
211
158
50
Shawinigan-Falls Cataracts
40
18
20
2
158
193
38
Quebec Aces
40
17
20
3
149
169
37
Valleyfield Braves
40
15
22
3
163
184
33
Hull Volants
40
9
29
2
157
212
20
               
1947 Season
GP
W
L
T
GF
GA
PTs
               
Ottawa Senators
40
26
10
4
206
148
56
Montreal Royals
40
25
13
2
173
124
52
Quebec Aces
40
19
15
6
159
158
44
Shawinigan-Falls Cataracts
40
14
23
3
135
175
31
Valleyfield Braves
40
8
31
1
142
210
17
               
1948 Season
GP
W
L
T
GF
GA
PTs
               
Ottawa Senators
48
35
11
2
271
139
72
Montreal Royals
48
34
14
0
241
159
68
Shawinigan-Falls Cataracts
48
26
17
5
206
189
57
Quebec Aces
48
23
20
5
175
185
51
Valleyfield Braves
48
16
31
1
207
251
33
New-York Rovers
47
14
32
1
150
226
29
Boston Olympics
47
12
35
0
178
289
24
               
1949 Season
GP
W
L
T
GF
GA
PTs
               
Ottawa Senators
60
44
15
1
341
207
89
Sherbrooke St. Francis
60
41
16
3
263
176
85
Montreal Royals
59
35
19
5
216
178
77
Valleyfield Braves
60
29
30
1
265
270
59
Quebec Aces
60
22
32
6
186
213
50
Shawinigan-Falls Cataracts
60
18
40
2
201
292
38
New-York Rovers
59
10
47
2
191
328
22
Boston Olympics
26
7
18
1
99
166
15
               
Boston folded Dec 17, 1948, records not included in standings.
               
1950 Season
GP
W
L
T
GF
GA
PTs
               
Sherbrooke Saints
60
39
20
1
246
173
79
Quebec Aces
60
35
22
3
207
175
73
Ottawa Senators
60
31
25
4
251
240
66
Montreal Royals
60
27
24
9
206
188
63
Valleyfield Braves
60
25
26
9
216
200
59
Chicoutimi Sagueneens
60
22
35
3
172
236
47
Shawinigan-Falls Cataracts
60
15
42
3
184
270
33
               
1951 Season
GP
W
L
T
GF
GA
PTs
               
Valleyfield Braves
60
37
19
4
227
178
78
Quebec Aces
60
31
22
7
228
195
69
Ottawa Senators
60
29
23
8
214
189
66
Montreal Royals
60
28
29
3
200
203
59
Chicoutimi Sagueneens
60
27
28
5
220
216
59
Sherbrooke Saints
60
24
30
6
193
209
54
Shawinigan-Falls Cataracts
60
15
40
5
181
173
35
               
1952 Season
GP
W
L
T
GF
GA
PTs
               
Quebec Aces
60
37
16
7
230
168
81
Montreal Royals
60
30
24
6
219
204
66
Chicoutimi Sagueneens
60
26
25
9
210
179
61
Ottawa Senators
60
26
28
6
177
195
58
Sherbrooke Saints
60
24
29
7
155
183
55
Valleyfield Braves
60
24
30
6
169
178
54
Shawinigan-Falls Cataracts
60
19
34
7
147
200
45
               
1953 Season
GP
W
L
T
GF
GA
PTs
               
Chicoutimi Sagueneens
60
33
15
12
213
149
78
Montreal Royals
60
32
22
6
201
162
70
Valleyfield Braves
60
27
25
8
175
178
62
Ottawa Senators
60
27
26
7
171
191
62
Sherbrooke Saints
60
25
28
7
184
175
57
Quebec Aces
60
22
26
12
178
197
56
Shawinigan-Falls Cataracts
60
15
39
6
171
241
36


Quebec Hockey League (1953-1959)

 
1953 Season
GP
W
L
T
GF
GA
PTs
               
Chicoutimi Sagueneens
60
33
15
12
213
149
78
Montreal Royals
60
32
22
6
201
162
70
Valleyfield Braves
60
27
25
8
175
178
62
Ottawa Senators
60
27
26
7
171
191
61
Sherbrooke Saints
60
25
28
7
184
175
57
Quebec Aces
60
22
26
12
178
197
56
Shawinigan Cataracts
60
15
39
6
171
241
36
               
1954 Season
GP
W
L
T
GF
GA
PTs
               
Chicoutimi Sagueneens
72
40
25
7
261
197
87
Montreal Royals
72
40
25
7
257
203
87
Ottawa Senators
72
34
32
6
223
212
74
Quebec Aces
72
30
34
8
216
212
68
Sherbrooke Saints
72
30
36
6
223
244
66
Valleyfield Braves
72
31
38
3
207
252
65
Springfield Indians
72
25
40
7
222
289
57
               
1955 Season
GP
W
L
T
GF
GA
PTs
               
Shawinigan Cataracts
62
39
20
3
228
145
81
Quebec Aces
60
31
27
2
206
208
64
Montreal Royals
62
30
28
4
232
207
64
Chicoutimi Sagueneens
61
29
29
3
216
212
61
Valleyfield Braves
62
21
39
2
178
261
44
Ottawa Senators
27
10
17
0
63
90
20
               
Ottawa Senators fold on Dec.21/1954
               
1956 Season
GP
W
L
T
GF
GA
PTs
               
Shawinigan Cataracts
64
43
18
3
243
166
89
Montreal Royals
64
34
23
7
192
162
75
Chicoutimi Saqueneens
64
32
28
4
212
188
68
Quebec Aces
64
23
37
4
190
230
50
Trois-Rivieres Lions
64
18
44
2
159
250
38
               
1957 Season
GP
W
L
T
GF
GA
PTs
               
Quebec Aces
68
40
21
7
226
175
87
Chicoutimi Sagueneens
68
34
28
6
225
199
75
Trois-Rivieres Lions
68
29
32
7
168
197
65
Montreal Royals
68
28
34
6
191
211
62
Shawinigan Cataracts
68
24
35
9
202
213
57
Ottawa-Hull Jr Canadiens
20
7
12
1
57
74
15
               
Ottawa-Hull played a 20 game.
               
1958 Season
GP
W
L
T
GF
GA
PTs
               
Chicoutimi Sagueneens
64
35
24
5
241
209
75
Shawinigan Cataracts
64
31
28
5
243
235
67
Montreal Royals
64
29
30
5
227
219
63
Quebec Aces
64
29
31
4
224
233
62
Trois-Rivieres Lions
64
24
35
5
176
215
53
               
1959 Season
GP
W
L
T
GF
GA
PTs
               
Montreal Royals
62
34
22
6
206
162
74
Trois-Rivieres Lions
62
30
29
3
194
184
63
Chicoutimi Sagueneens
62
30
31
1
238
236
61
Quebec Aces
62
21
33
8
176
232
50



American Hockey League (1959-71)
  
* league winners

  

1959-60 Buffalo Bisons
Cleveland Barons
Hershey Bears
Providence Reds
Quebec Aces
Rochester Americans
*Springfield Indians
1960-61 Buffalo Bisons
Cleveland Barons
Hershey Bears
Providence Reds
Quebec Aces
Rochester Americans
*Springfield Indians
1961-62 Eastern Division
Hershey Bears
Providence Reds
Quebec Aces
*Springfield Indians

Western Division
Buffalo Bisons
*Cleveland Barons
Pittsburgh Hornets
Rochester Americans
1962-63 East Division
Baltimore Clippers
Hershey Bears
*Providence Reds
Quebec Aces
Springfield Indians

West Division
* Buffalo Bisons
Cleveland Barons
Pittsburgh Hornets
Rochester Americans
1963-64 East Division
Baltimore Clippers
Hershey Bears
Providence Reds
* Quebec Aces
Springfield Indians

West Division
Buffalo Bisons
Cleveland Barons
* Pittsburgh Hornets
Rochester Americans
1964-65 East Division
Baltimore Clippers
Hershey Bears
Providence Reds
* Quebec Aces
Springfield Indians

West Division
Buffalo Bisons
Cleveland Barons
Pittsburgh Hornets
* Rochester Americans
1965-66 East Division
Baltimore Clippers
Hershey Bears
Providence Reds
* Quebec Aces
Springfield Indians

West Division
Buffalo Bisons
Cleveland Barons
Pittsburgh Hornets
* Rochester Americans
1966-67 East Division
Baltimore Clippers
*Hershey Bears
Providence Reds
Quebec Aces
Springfield Indians

West Division
Buffalo Bisons
Cleveland Barons
* Pittsburgh Hornets
Rochester Americans
1967-68 Eastern Division
Baltimore Clippers
*Hershey Bears
Providence Reds
Springfield Kings

Western Division
Buffalo Bisons
Cleveland Barons
Quebec Aces
* Rochester Americans
1968-69 Eastern Division
Baltimore Clippers
*Hershey Bears
Providence Reds
Springfield Kings

Western Division
* Buffalo Bisons
Cleveland Barons
Quebec Aces
Rochester Americans
1969-70












1970-71
Eastern Division
*Montreal Voyageurs
Providence Reds
Quebec Aces
Springfield Kings

Western Division
Baltimore Clippers
*
Buffalo Bisons
Cleveland Barons
Hershey Bears
Rochester Americans


Eastern Division
*Providence Reds
Montreal Voyageurs
Springfield Kings
Quebec Aces

Western Division
*Baltimore Clippers
Cleveland Barons
Hershey Bears
Rochester Americans