Verdun Junior Canadiens
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City: Montreal, Quebec
League: Q.M.J.H.L.
Operated: 1984 to 1989
Home Arena: Verdun Auditorium
Colours: Red, White and Blue
Franchise history
1933-72: Montreal Junior Canadiens
1972-75: Montreal Bleu Blanc Rouge
1975-82: Montreal Juniors
1982-84: Verdun Juniors
1984-89: Verdun Junior Canadiens
1989-96: Saint-Hyacinthe Laser
1996-Present: Rouyn-Noranda Huskies

The Verdun Junior Canadiens were a junior ice hockey team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 1984 to 1989. They played at the Verdun Auditorium.

History[edit | edit source]

The Verdun Junior Canadiens won the Presidents Trophy in the 1984-85 season as playoff champions, defeating the Shawinigan Cataractes in the finals.

The Junior Canadiens would compete in the Memorial Cup that year versus the Prince Albert Raiders, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, and the host Shawinigan Cataractes. Verdun would lose all three games; 6-3 to the Greyhounds, 5-3 to the Raiders, and 5-1 to Shawinigan, ending their hopes of a Memorial Cup championship.

Two years later the Jr. Canadiens were dead last in the QMJHL, and stayed there for 3 consecutive years. The team was sold after the 1988-1989 season, becoming the Saint-Hyacinthe Laser.

Players[edit | edit source]

Claude Lemieux was awarded the Guy Lafleur Trophy as the playoffs MVP in 1984-85. Jimmy Carson won the Michel Bergeron as the offensive Rookie of the Year in 1984-84, as well as the Mike Bossy Trophy as the best professional prospect & the Frank J. Selke Commemorative Trophy as most sportsmanlike player in 1985-86.

NHL alumni

Yearly results[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Pct % Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing
1984-85 68 36 30 2 77 0.544 366 319 1st Lebel
1985-86 72 38 31 3 79 0.549 358 364 2nd Lebel
1986-87 70 14 55 1 29 0.207 299 520 5th Lebel
1987-88 70 19 47 4 42 0.300 285 428 5th Lebel
1988-89 70 12 56 2 26 0.186 231 387 11th QMJHL

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • 1984-85 Defeated Hull Olympiques 4 games to 1 in quarter-finals.
    Defeated Shawinigan Cataractes 4 games to 1 in semi-finals.
    Defeated Chicoutimi Saguenéens 4 games to 0 in finals. QMJHL CHAMPIONS
    Finished winless in Memorial Cup tournament.
  • 1985-86 Lost to St.-Jean Castors 5 games to 0 in quarter-finals.
  • 1986-87 Out of playoffs.
  • 1987-88 Out of playoffs.
  • 1988-89 Out of playoffs.


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