Olympiques legend dies

CHRIS STEVENSON, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:20 AM ET

Former Hull Olympiques star Guy Roleau has lost his battle with brain cancer. He was 43.

Roleau died Sunday night, according to RDS.

Roleau, whose number hangs from the rafters at the Robert Guertin Centre, was one of the Q's biggest stars, winning the league scoring championship in 1985-86 with 191 points (91 goals) in 61 games.

He wound up with 222 goals in 260 games in the Quebec league.

Just 5-foot-9 and 175 lbs., he never made it to the NHL.

Roleau played a couple of seasons with the Sherbrooke Canadiens of the AHL, then mostly in Europe. He finished his pro career in 1997-98.

Roleau last played in Ottawa with the Loggers roller hockey team in 1996.


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