Montreal Rocket

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Montreal Rocket
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City Montreal, Quebec
League Q.M.J.H.L.
Operated 1999 (1999) to 2003
Home arena Maurice Richard Arena
Colours Maroon, Navy Blue, Silver, White
Franchise history
1999–2003 Montreal Rocket
2003–2013 P.E.I. Rocket
2013-present Charlottetown Islanders

The Montreal Rocket were a junior ice hockey team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for four seasons from 1999 to 2003, based out of Montreal, Quebec. The team was named in honour of Montreal Canadiens great Maurice "Rocket" Richard. The smoke from the rocket in the logo forms the number 9, which was Maurice Richard's jersey number.

In 1999-2000, Daniele Sauvageau became an assistant coach for the Montreal Rocket of the QMJHL. She was the first female coach in QMJHL history.[1] The team played its home games at both the Maurice Richard Arena and the Bell Centre. In 2003, faced with dwindling fan support and massive financial losses, the team relocated to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island to become the P.E.I. Rocket. In 2013 the name was changed to the Charlottetown Islanders.

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  1. ^ Who's Who in Canadian Sport, Volume 5, p.393, Bob Ferguson, Fitzhenry and Whiteside Ltd., Markham, ON and Allston, MA, ISBN 1-55041-855-6