1969-70 Memorial Cup champions

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History[edit | edit source]

The Montreal Junior Canadiens were a junior team that played in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

From 1933-34 to 1936-37, and from 1940-41 to 1954-55, they played in the Junior Amateur Hockey Association & its successor the Quebec Junior Hockey League. This league then folded.

From 1961-62 through 1971-72, they played in the Ontario Hockey Association's Junior A league.

From 1940-41 on they were a farm team of the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League. This was before the Entry Draft. NHL teams sponsored junior teams and had the rights to all their players. This sponsorship ended in 1967.

The Montreal Junior Canadiens competed for the Memorial Cup and won it 3 times: 1949-50, 1968-69, and 1969-70.


Junior Amateur Hockey Association (Quebec)[edit | edit source]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Playoffs
1933-34 8 4 1 3 11 27 15 1st Lost Final
1934-35 10 3 6 1 7 28 46 5th Lost 4th place playoff
1935-36 10 0 7 3 3 28 35 6th Out of Playoffs
1936-37 11 5 4 2 12 46 40 3rd Lost Semi Final
1940-41 12 7 5 0 14 42 33 3rd Lost Final
1941-42 12 5 6 1 11 54 44 2nd Lost Final
1942-43 21 13 7 1 27 102 68 1st Won Final Lost Eastern Final
1943-44 15 10 3 2 22 79 39 2nd Lost Semi Final
1944-45 12 8 4 0 16 66 45 2nd Lost Final
1945-46 19 11 7 1 23 92 69 1st Won Final Lost Eastern Final
1946-47 27 23 2 2 48 164 62 1st Won Final Lost Eastern Final
1947-48 32 15 12 5 35 105 86 3rd South Lost Quarter Final
1948-49 44 23 20 7 53 - - 3rd South Lost Quarter Final

Note:The team did not operate in the 1937-38, 1938-39, & 1939-40 seasons.

Quebec Junior Hockey League[edit | edit source]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Playoffs
1949-50 36 28 8 0 56 - - 1st Won Final, Won Memorial Cup
1950-51 45 27 18 0 54 157 132 3rd Lost Semi Final
1951-52 50 35 12 3 73 218 115 1st Won Final, Lost Eastern Final
1952-53 47 37 10 0 74 230 107 1st Won League
1953-54 55 45 8 2 92 312 116 1st Lost Final
1954-55 34 16 17 1 33 112 104 3rd Lost Semi Final


Note: In 1952-53 the Quebec Citadelles defaulted the league final to the Junior Canadiens. Since the Quebec Amateur Hockey Association was under suspension by the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association the Junior Canadiens could not advance to the 1952-53 Eastern Canada Memorial Cup Playoffs.


In 1955-56 the Quebec Junior Hockey League disbanded. The Junior Canadiens played an exhibition schedule which included winning the Laurier Cup. They then played in the 1955-56 Eastern Canada Memorial Cup Playoffs and lost the final.

For the 1956-57 season, the team was moved to Ottawa where they became the independent Ottawa-Hull Canadiens.

In 1959-60 the team became the Brockville Canadiens in the Metropolitan Montreal Junior League.

In 1960-61 they played as the Hull Canadiens in the Interprovincial Senior Hockey League.

The team was revived in 1961 and joined the Ontario Hockey Association's Junior A league.

Ontario Hockey Association[edit | edit source]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Playoffs
1961-62 50 34 11 5 73 230 138 1st Lost Semi Final
1962-63 50 27 14 9 63 201 146 2nd Lost Final
1963-64 56 35 16 5 75 289 188 2nd Lost Final
1964-65 56 20 28 8 48 215 214 5th Lost Quarter Final
1965-66 48 24 15 9 57 200 147 2nd Lost Semi Final
1966-67 48 16 23 9 41 176 204 7th Lost Quarter Final
1967-68 54 39 12 3 81 261 170 2nd Lost Semi Final
1968-69 54 37 11 6 80 303 171 1st Won Final, Won Memorial Cup
1969-70 54 37 12 5 79 316 200 1st Won Final, Won Memorial Cup
1970-71 62 35 19 8 78 295 235 4th Lost Semi Final
1971-72 63 13 40 10 36 237 315 9th Out of Playoffs


Note: In 1972 the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League insisted that the Junior Canadiens leave the Ontario league and join their league. The team then switched over and became the Montreal Bleu Blanc Rouge. The franchise (but not the players) switched to Kingston and became the Kingston Canadians and, eventually, the Kingston Frontenacs.

NHL alumni[edit | edit source]

QJHL (1933–1961)



OHA (1961–1972)
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