Royal Montreal Hockey Club

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The Royal Montreal Hockey Club, of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, better known as the Montreal Royals is a defunct ice hockey club. The Club was formed in 1932[1] and operated various teams in men's junior and senior leagues until 1961. The senior team of the club won the Allan Cup men's championship in 1939 and 1947, and the junior team of 1949 won the Memorial Cup junior men's Canadian championship.

History[edit]

Formed from the Montreal Hockey Club, the senior Royals played in Quebec Amateur Hockey Association play from 1932–1933, in the Quebec Senior Hockey League from 1944–1953, the Quebec Hockey League from 1953–1959, and the Eastern Professional Hockey League from 1959–1961. The senior Royals won the QSHL championship in 1945 and 1946, and the QHL championship in 1959. The senior Royals won the Allan Cup in 1947.

The junior Royals played in the Quebec Junior Hockey League. The Junior team reached the eastern Canadian championship five times, winning in 1941 and 1949, and finished runners-up in 1933, 1944 and 1945. The junior Royals won the Memorial Cup in 1949, and were finalists in 1941.

Championships[edit]

  • 1939, 1947 - Allan Cup champions
  • 1945, 1946, 1947 - Quebec Senior Hockey League
  • 1949 - Memorial Cup champions
  • 1959 - Quebec Hockey League

Season-by-season results[edit]

Season-by-season results for the Montreal Royals senior hockey team.

  • 1932–41 - Montreal Senior Group, (QAHA)
  • 1941–53 – Quebec Senior Hockey League (QSHL)[2]
  • 1953–59 – Quebec Hockey League (QHL)[3]
  • 1959–61 – Eastern Professional Hockey League (EPHL)[4]
Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Pct % Goals
For
Goals
Against
1935–36 22 14 4 4 36† 0.778 93 61
1936–37 22 17 3 2 36† 0.850 99 51
1937–38 22 8 11 3 22† 0.420 61 63
1938–39 22 12 4 6 34† 0.750 76 51
1939–40 30 13 8 9 35 0.619 119 91
1940–41 35 21 12 2 44 0.636 151 113
1942–43 34 11 18 5 27 0.379 114 145
1943–44 15 7 6 2 22† 0.538 80 76
1944–45 24 18 5 1 37 0.771 161 98
1945–46 40 30 8 2 62 0.775 209 131
1946–47 40 25 13 2 52 0.650 173 124
1947–48 48 34 14 0 68 0.708 241 159
1948–49 59 35 19 5 77 0.636 216 178
1949–50 60 27 24 9 63 0.525 206 188
1950–51 60 28 29 3 59 0.492 200 203
1951–52 60 30 24 6 66 0.550 219 204
1952–53 60 32 22 6 70 0.583 201 162
1953–54 72 40 25 7 87 0.604 257 203
1954–55 62 30 28 4 63 0.516 232 207
1955–56 64 34 23 7 75 0.586 192 162
1956–57 68 28 34 6 62 0.456 191 211
1957–58 64 29 30 5 63 0.492 227 219
1958–59 62 34 22 6 74 0.597 206 162
1959–60 70 30 26 14 74 0.529 215 198
1960–61 70 19 37 14 52 0.371 167 224

† Team played some four-point games against McGill Source: 1935-38: Ottawa Citizen, 1942–43: Ottawa Citizen,[5]1943–44: Ottawa Citizen[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Royal Hockey Club Replaces Wheelers". Ottawa Citizen. October 12, 1932. p. 9. 
  2. ^ www.hockeydb.com seasons (QSHL)
  3. ^ www.hockeydb.com seasons (QHL)
  4. ^ www.hockeydb.com seasons (EPHL)
  5. ^ "Quebec League Final Standings". Ottawa Citizen. February 24, 1943. p. 10. 
  6. ^ "Quebec League". Ottawa Citizen. March 6, 1944. p. 15.