|League:|| QMJHL (1969–81)|
|Operated:||1969 to 1992|
|Home Arena:||Cornwall Civic Complex|
|Colours:||Blue, white and red|
The Cornwall Royals were a junior team.
They started out in the early 1960's as a local junior B team. They won the Ottawa District title in 1961-62 and 1962-63.
The Royals then joined the Ottawa-Hull & District Junior League in 1963. This league became the Central Junior A Hockey League the next year. Cornwall won the league title in 1965-66, 1966-67, and 1967-68.
With three league titles under their belt, the Royals looked for new worlds to conquer, They tried to get into the Ontario Hockey Association's junior A league in 1968 but were turned down. Instead they joined the Metropolitan Montreal Junior League. This league became part of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in 1969.
The Royals played in that league from 1969-70 through 1980-81. They won three Memorial Cups in that time, including a very rare back-to-back cups in 1980 & 1981.
They transferred to the Ontario Hockey League in 1981 as part of the rationalization of the junior leagues - a team played in its own provincial league. The move was not a financial success. The Royals had depended on a fan base from nearby areas of Quebec that had left the team when it switched leagues. They were moved to Newmarket in 1992.
Marc Crawford was a former Cornwall Royals player who come back to coach. He would win the Stanley Cup coaching the Colorado Avalanche. He also coached the Vancouver Canucks and the Los Angeles Kings, and is currently the head coach of the Dallas Stars.
- List of Coaches
(Multiple years in parentheses)
*1982–83 coaches Bob Kilger, Bill Murphy, Gord Woods, Jocelyn Guevremont
The Cornwall Royals graduated 55 players to the National Hockey League. From these alumni, 31 played for the Royals in the QMJHL, and 29 played for the Royals in the OHL, and 5 played for the Royals in both leagues.
Michel Brière Commemorative Trophy
Guy Lafleur Trophy
Jean Béliveau Trophy
Emile Bouchard Trophy
Jacques Plante Commemorative Trophy
Mike Bossy Trophy
Frank J. Selke Commemorative Trophy
Red Tilson Trophy
Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy
Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy
Max Kaminsky Trophy
OHL Goaltender of the Year
Emms Family Award
Bobby Smith Trophy
Hockey Hall of Fame membersEdit
Two alumni of the Cornwall Royals have been enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
- QMJHL (1969–1981)
- OHL (1981–1992)
- 1961-62 Won Ottawa District Junior B Title & Lost Ottawa District Junior Final
- 1962-63 Won Ottawa District Junior B Title & Lost Ottawa District Junior Final
Central Junior A Hockey League (1963-68)Edit
|1963-64||32||16||14||2||34||-||-||4th||Lost Semi Final|
|1965-66||36||26||8||2||54||271||138||1st||Won Final, Lost East Quarter Final|
|1966-67||50||38||7||5||81||337||162||1st||Won Final, Lost East Semi Final|
|1967-68||39||15||18||6||36||186||189||3rd||Won Final, Lost East Semi Final|
Metropolitan Montreal Junior League (1968-69)Edit
|1968-69||48||18||27||3||39||-||-||5th||Lost Quarter Final|
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (1969-81)Edit
|1969-70||56||24||31||1||49||223||255||2nd West||Lost Quarter Final|
|1970-71||62||22||40||0||44||260||326||10th||out of playoffs|
|1971-72||62||47||13||2||96||361||182||1st||Won Final, Won Memorial Cup|
|1972-73||64||43||19||2||88||365||253||2nd||Lost Quarter Final|
|1973-74||70||46||22||2||94||438||328||1st West||Lost Quarter Final|
|1974-75||72||36||24||12||84||322||296||3rd West||Lost Quarter Final|
|1975-76||72||39||24||9||87||349||270||2nd West||Lost Semi Final|
|1976-77||72||38||24||10||86||345||281||2nd Lebel||Lost Semi Final|
|1977-78||72||46||18||8||100||404||258||1st Lebel||Lost Semi Final|
|1978-79||72||29||36||7||65||361||397||3rd Lebel||Lost Quarter Final|
|1979-80||72||41||25||6||88||388||333||1st Lebel||Won Final, Won Memorial Cup|
|1980-81||72||44||26||2||90||403||311||1st Lebel||Won Final, Won Memorial Cup|
Ontario Hockey League (1981-92)Edit
|1981-82||68||28||35||5||61||303||327||6th Leyden||Lost 1st Round|
|1982-83||70||36||33||1||73||370||335||5th Leyden||Lost Quarter Final|
|1983-84||70||33||37||0||66||348||375||6th Leyden||Lost 1st Round|
|1984-85||66||34||30||2||70||355||344||4th Leyden||Lost Quarter Final|
|1985-86||66||28||36||2||58||307||356||5th Leyden||Lost 1st Round|
|1986-87||66||23||40||3||49||261||369||6th Leyden||Lost 1st Round|
|1987-88||66||35||24||7||77||333||255||3rd Leyden||Lost Quarter Final|
|1988-89||66||31||30||5||67||350||308||4th Leyden||Lost Semi Final|
|1989-90||66||24||38||4||52||309||361||6th Leyden||Lost 1st Round|
|1990-91||66||23||42||1||47||281||335||7th Leyden||out of playoffs|
|1991-92||66||38||22||6||82||328||289||3rd Leyden||Lost 1st Round|