Montreal Juniors

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This article is about the junior ice hockey team that existed from 1975 to 1982. For the team that existed from 2008–2011, see Montreal Junior Hockey Club.
Montreal Juniors
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City Montreal, Quebec
League Q.M.J.H.L.
Operated 1975 (1975) to 1982
Home arena Montreal Forum
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 Montreal Juniors were a junior ice hockey team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 1975 to 1982. They played at the Montreal Forum.

History[edit]

The Montreal Bleu Blanc Rouge were renamed in 1975, becoming the Montreal Juniors. The most famous graduate from the team is Denis Savard. The team played for seven seasons as the Montreal Juniors before moving to Verdun.

Players[edit]

Award winners[edit]

Hall of Fame alumni[edit]

Two members of the Montreal Juniors would be enshrined in the HHOF. One of them played for the Juniors, the other was one of the team's coaches.

Denis Savard was a local superstar and centreman, who played three seasons with the Juniors racking up 455 points in three years. He would go onto play many years for the Chicago Blackhawks, and won a Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens in 1993.

Jacques Laperrière was a defenseman, part of many Montreal Canadiens championship teams. After retiring as a player, Laperrière took on the position of coach of the Montreal Juniors prior to the 1975-76 season. Partway through the following year he resigned, as the pressure and violence at the amateur level caused him to sour on his new profession.

NHL alumni[edit]

Yearly results[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Pct % Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing
1975-76 72 36 29 7 79 0.549 328 289 3rd West
1976-77 72 27 37 8 62 0.431 310 368 4th Lebel
1977-78 72 41 25 6 88 0.611 397 327 2nd Lebel
1978-79 72 39 25 8 86 0.597 384 291 2nd Lebel
1979-80 72 39 30 3 81 0.562 406 387 2nd Lebel
1980-81 72 35 37 0 70 0.486 316 328 3rd Lebel
1981-82 64 40 22 2 82 0.641 311 247 3rd QMJHL

Playoffs[edit]

  • 1975-1976 Lost to Cornwall Royals 4 games to 2 in quarter-finals.
  • 1976-1977 Defeated Chicoutimi Saguenéens 9 points to 7 in quarter-finals.
    Lost to Quebec Remparts 9 points to 1 in semi-finals.
  • 1977-1978 Defeated Verdun Eperviers 8 points to 0 in quarter-finals.
    Defeated Cornwall Royals 8 points to 2 in semi-finals.
    Lost to Trois-Rivières Draveurs 8 points to 0 in finals.
  • 1978-1979 Defeated Quebec Remparts 8 points to 4 in quarter-finals.
    Lost to Trois-Rivières Draveurs 8 points to 2 in semi-finals.
  • 1979-1980 Defeated Quebec Remparts 4 games to 1 in quarter-finals.
    Lost to Sherbrook Castors 4 games to 1 in semi-finals.
  • 1980-1981 Lost to Trois-Rivières 4 games to 3 in quarter-finals.
  • 1981-1982 Eliminated by finishing 7th place in an 8 team round-robin. (5 wins, 9 losses)