Trois-Rivières Aigles

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Team History[edit]

The first Trois-Rivières Aigles, also known as the Three Rivers Eagles in English, were the AA affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds at the height of the Big Red Machine era. Aigles players included Ken Griffey, Sr., Dan Driessen, Joaquin Andujar, Rawly Eastwick, and Ray Knight.

The Aigles were re-formed in 2013, as an independent team in the Can-Am Association, taking advantage to recent renovations to the city's venerable ballpark, the Stade Fernand-Bédard, and wishing to build on the decade-long success of the nearby Capitales de Québec. Eric Gagné is a minority owner of the team. They had their first winning season in 2015, then defeated Rockland in the first round and New Jersey in the finals to claim their first league championship. They then sank to the bottom of the league standings in 2016.

In 2021, Trois-Rivières and Capitales de Québec played as one team named Équipe Québec over travel concerns at the U.S.-Canadian border caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Although starting the year as a road team only, they managed to eventually play 21 home games. Trois-Rivières then formally began play in its new league in 2022.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1971 78-59 1st Jim Snyder Lost League Finals
1972 76-60 2nd Jim Snyder Lost League Finals
1973 67-72 5th Jim Snyder
1974 65-73 6th (t) Jim Snyder
1975 57-80 8th Jim Snyder / Ron Plaza
1976 83-55 1st Roy Majtyka Lost League Finals
1977 76-62 2nd Chuck Goggin Lost League Finals
2013 43-56 4th Pete LaForest
2014 37-59 4th Pete LaForest
2015 50-46 4th Pete LaForest League Champs
2016 35-65 8th Pete LaForest (13-35) / Maxime Poulin (5-3) / T.J. Stanton (12-27)
2017 39-61 6th T.J. Stanton
2018 53-49 4th T.J. Stanton Lost in 1st Round
2019 58-36 2nd T.J. Stanton Lost in 1st Round
2020 Season Cancelled
2022 45-50 7th Matt Rusch
2023 38-56 13th Matt Rusch

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