Hull-Ottawa Canadiens

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The Hull-Ottawa Canadiens were a semi-professional ice hockey franchise from 1959 until 1963.

History[edit]

The Hull-Ottawa Canadiens were formed as members of the Eastern Professional Hockey League in 1959. The professional team was granted to the area after the success of a junior/senior mixed squad in the area called the Ottawa-Hull Canadiens, formerly the Montreal Junior Canadiens and junior farm team of the NHL's Montreal Canadiens, relocated to the capital region after the top tier of junior hockey dried up temporarily in Quebec.

With the EPHL entering the market, the Ottawa-Hull Canadiens were relocated by their parent, Montreal Canadiens, to Brockville, Ontario. The EPHL teams lasted for 4 years until the EPHL folded after the 1962-63 season. In the Montreal Canadiens system, the EPHL Canadiens were able to draw up junior players from the Brockville team to fill their roster The next season when the junior team moved to the Interprovincial Senior Hockey League and relocated to Hull, the EPHL Canadiens were able to draw both junior and senior players from their roster. The most notable being Jacques Laperrière.

Games were played at the Ottawa Auditorium and at the Arena de Hull later renamed the Arena Robert Guertin.

NHL alumni[edit]

Hockey Hall of Fame members in bold.

Season records[edit]

Season League Games Won Lost Tied Points Pct % Goals
for
Goals
against
1959-60 EPHL 70 31 28 11 73 0.521 249 241
1960-61 EPHL 70 41 20 9 91 0.650 268 187
1961-62 EPHL 70 38 21 11 87 0.621 233 172
1962-63 EPHL 72 40 25 7 87 0.604 279 224

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