The Saint-Georges CRS Express
is a professional hockey team based in Saint-Georges, Quebec
. The team is part of the Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey
(LNAH). The CRS Express plays at the Centre Sportif Lacroix - Dutil
. The team is owned by businessman Jean-Paul Blais, who also owns the CRS Express trucking company, who renamed the team in 2005-06.
The team was founded in 1996-97 as the Rive-Sud Jackals
in the former Quebec Semi-Pro Hockey League (QSPHL). The Jackals became the Saint-Georges Garaga
in 1998-99, when relocating to Saint-Georges, Quebec.
The Garaga dominated Canadian senior hockey in the early 2000s, winning the 2002 Allan Cup
and the 2004 Allan Cup
The last previous professional hockey team in the region were the Beauce Jaros
2010 Futura Cup
Garaga made the 2010 as a #4 seed and defeated the Saguenay Marquis four games to two. Garaga scored 38 goals during the series. Three of the four victories against Saguenay were games that Garaga scored 8 or more goals.
St. Georges would advance to the Futura Cup Finals against the Sherbrooke St. Francois, who were the regular season champions. Garaga would go to to defeat the Sherbrooke team four games to two