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This is the 1952-53 Quebec Junior Hockey League season:
The Montreal Nationale also folded because they could not compete against the Junior Canadiens.
The Granby Royals, who did very poorly at the gate, moved back to Montreal. The team did not fold because that would have reduced the league to three teams which was unacceptable.
|Montreal Junior Canadiens||47||37||10||0||230||107||74|
|Trois Rivieres Reds||48||14||31||3||131||208||31|
|Montreal Junior Royals||47||7||35||5||115||225||19|
Note: The league played an interlocking schedule with the Ontario Hockey Association Junior A League.
Note: At the end of the season the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association suspended the Quebec Amateur Hockey Association over the eligibility of junior player Ron Attwell. Since this meant that the Quebec teams would not be playing in the Memorial Cup playoffs, the league's playoffs were lengthened.The Canadiens-Royals series could not be lengthened because of the lack of playing dates in Montreal.
Best of 7
|March 1||Canadiens 4||Royals 1||Montreal|
|March 5||Canadiens 3||Royals 1||Montreal|
|March 8||Canadiens 7||Royals 2||Montreal|
|March 10||Canadiens 9||Royals 4||Montreal|
Best of 9
|March 1||Quebec 4||Trois Rivieres 2||Quebec City|
|March 3||Quebec 3||Trois Rivieres 2||Quebec City|
|March 7||Quebec 4||Trois Rivieres 1||Trois Rivieres|
|March 8||Trois Rivieres 4||Quebec 2||Trois Rivieres|
|March 10||Quebec 6||Trois Rivieres 2||Quebec City|
|March 12||Quebec 4||Trois Rivieres 1||Trois Rivieres|
Best of 7
|March 15||Quebec 5||Canadiens 3||Quebec City|
|March 18||Quebec 4||Canadiens 3||Quebec City|
|March 22||Canadiens 2||Quebec 1||Montreal|
Note: In the third game the Canadiens scored a disputed goal in the last minute. Quebec coach Phil Watson protested very strongly and raised a ruckus. The Quebec Amateur Hockey Association (QAHA) insisted on a security deposit from him before the fourth game. He refused.
The Citadelles then pulled out of the QAHA and informed the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) that they would join the Memorial Cup playoffs. The CAHA agreed. The QAHA then suspended the Citadelles and awarded the league title to the Canadiens.
The Junior Canadiens went on a tour of the Maritimes during the Christmas break.
- December 27 4-3 Amherst Intermediate
- December 28 6-1 Campbellton Intermediate
- December 29 7-1 North Sydney Franklins Junior
- December 30 13-1 Pictou Maripacs Senior
- January 1 9-0 Halifax St Marys Junior
- January 3 8-2 St. Francis Xavier X-Men
The Citadelles also went on a tour of the Maritimes. They went after they were accepted by the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association to enter the Memorial Cup playoffs. This tour was meant to get them into shape since there was a week's layoff after the aborted Quebec final series.
- March 28 15-1 Bathurst local all-stars
- March 30 6-5 Halifax St Marys Junior
- March 31 11-0 Bridgewater local all-stars
- April 1 10-3 St. Francis Xavier X-Men @ New Glasgow
- April 2 3-5 Charlottetown Islanders Major amateur
Top Ten ScorersEdit
- Goaltender: Charlie Hodge, Canadiens
- Defenceman: Bucky Hollingworth, Canadiens
- Defenceman: Brian Mackay, Canadiens
- Center: Camille Henry, Quebec
- Right Winger: Michel Labadie, Quebec
- Left Winger: Guy Rousseau, Canadiens
- Coach: Phil Watson, Quebec
- Goaltender: Marcel Paille. Quebec
- Defenceman: Maurice Collins, Quebec
- Defenceman: Gerard Houle, Quebec
- Center: Henri Richard, Canadiens
- Right Winger: Claude Provost, Canadiens
- Left Winger: Roland Leclerc, Quebec
- Coach: Sam Pollock, Canadiens
- Most Valuable Player: Guy Rousseau, Canadiens
- Outstanding Player: Guy Rousseau, Canadiens
- Leading Scorer: Guy Rousseau, Canadiens
- Best Rookie: Raymond Cyr, Quebec
- Best Coach: Phil Watson, Quebec