Junior Royals Sweaters from the 1933 season

History[edit | edit source]

The Montreal Junior Royals were a junior team in Montreal. Like their senior cousins Montreal Royals, were founded in 1932 when the Montreal AAA's hockey team was split off.

They played in the Junior Amateur Hockey Association and its successor, the Quebec Junior Hockey League.

The Junior Royals were a very strong team from the beginning, They won the Quebec junior title in 1932-33 and made it to the 1932-33 Eastern Canada Memorial Cup Playoffs.

In 1941 they became the first Quebec team to appear in the Memorial Cup Final which they lost.

In 1949 they became the first Quebec team to win the Memorial Cup.

After that year the Junior Royals' fortunes waned. They and the Montreal Junior Canadiens were both farm teams of the Montreal Canadiens. The attendance at both junior teams' games was dropping. The Junior Canadiens got most of the attention both from the fans and the Canadiens.

The Junior Royals were moved to Granby in 1951-52 but the team was not successful there. It moved back to Montreal in 1952 for two more seasons.

The team folded after the 1953-54 season - just one year before the league itself folded.


Photos[edit | edit source]

Montreal Junior Royals player photos unknown dates

Season-by-season records[edit | edit source]

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

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Playoffs
1932-33 11 11 1 0 22 71 17 1st Won Final & Quebec, Lost Eastern Final
1933-34 8 4 3 1 9 18 19 3rd Won Final, Lost Quebec Final
1934-35 10 10 0 0 20 72 18 1st Lost Semi Final
1935-36 10 6 3 1 13 30 23 2nd Lost Semi Final
1936-37 12 7 3 2 16 41 33 2nd Lost Final
1937-38 12 7 3 2 16 37 23 2nd Lost Semi Final
1938-39 10 6 1 3 15 42 21 2nd Lost Final
1939-40 12 10 0 2 22 54 24 1st Lost Final
1940-41 12 9 1 2 20 70 29 1st Won Final & East, Lost Memorial Cup
1941-42 12 11 0 1 23 81 41 1st Won Final & Quebec, Lost Eastern Final
1942-43 21 11 8 2 24 92 69 2nd Lost Final
1943-44 15 12 2 1 25 79 39 1st Won Final, Lost Eastern Final
1944-45 15 11 1 2 24 69 31 1st Won Final, Lost Eastern Final
1945-46 20 8 11 1 17 61 64 5th out of playoffs
1946-47 28 13 10 5 31 106 107 3rd Lost Semi Final
1947-48 30 19 5 6 44 160 92 1st South Lost Final
1948-49 46 35 7 4 74 - - 1st South Won Final & East, Won Memorial Cup

Quebec Junior Hockey League[edit | edit source]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Playoffs
1949-50 36 9 25 2 20 - - 5th Lost Quarter Final
1950-51 42 6 36 0 12 100 276 6th out of playoffs
1951-52 See Granby Royals
1952-53 47 7 35 5 19 115 225 4th Lost Semi Final
1953-54 56 11 43 2 24 136 306 4th Lost Semi Final
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