Verdun Junior Canadiens
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|Verdun Junior Canadiens|
|Home arena||Verdun Auditorium|
|Colours||Red, White and Blue|
|1933-72||Montreal Junior Canadiens|
|1972-75||Montreal Bleu Blanc Rouge|
|1984-89||Verdun Junior Canadiens|
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.
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
- 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.