Quebec Nordiques facts for kids
|Home arena||Colisée de Québec|
|City||Quebec City, Quebec|
|Colors||Blue, white and red
|Avco World Trophy||1 (1976–77)|
|Division championships||4 (1974–75, 1976–77, 1985–86, 1994–95)|
The Quebec Nordiques (French: Nordiques de Québec, pronounced [nɔʀˈd͡zɪk] in Quebec French, how to say: /nɔrˈdiːks/ in Canadian English, meaning "Northmen" or "Northerners") were a professional ice hockey team from Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The Nordiques played in the World Hockey Association (1972–1979) and the National Hockey League (1979–1995). The team moved to Denver, Colorado in 1995 and changed their name to the Colorado Avalanche.
As the value of the Canadian dollar was failing, the Quebec Nordiques were compelled to sell their team. With the salaries of players rising and the arena in need of repairs, the ownership of the Nordiques was sold to a group of investors in Denver, Colorado. To make matters worse, during their first season in Colorado, the former Nordiques, now Colorado Avalanche, won the Stanley Cup.
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