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The Jonquiere Marquis (French: Marquis de Jonquière) were a junior team in Jonquiere, Quebec.

They played for one full season in the Quebec Junior Hockey League (1953-54) and then started the 1954-55 season. The Marquis, beset by poor attendance and play, dropped out on November 10, 1954 with a record of 1-12-1-3.

The team had been the only team in the league not owned by the Montreal Canadiens. They were a farm team of the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Marquis later played in the Saguenay Junior League from 1956-67 and won the league title in 1962-63, 1964-65, 1965-66.

In 1953-54 their coach was former NHL goaltender Gerry McNeil.

A team by this name played in the Ligue de Hockey Senior Provinciale AA for the 2005-06 season.

The name Jonquiere Marquis is emblematic in Jonquiere's hockey and has been and still is widely used ever since this original team by various Pee-Wee, Bantam, Midget, Junior and senior teams based in Jonquière. The team was the inspiration for the new name of the semi-professional Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey team based in Jonquiere, the Saguenay Marquis (formerly known as the Saguenay 98.3).

Alumni who played in the NHLEdit

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