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Verdun Maple Leafs
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City: Verdun, Quebec
League: Various
Operated: 1920s to 1972
Home Arena: Verdun Auditorium

The Verdun Maple Leafs was the name of three ice hockey clubs that existed in Verdun, Quebec, including a senior hockey team, and two junior teams. The Maple Leafs played home games at the Verdun Auditorium.

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Two players from the 1935-36 senior team.

HistoryEdit

The first club was a senior hockey team established in the early 1920s. They played in the Montreal City Hockey League until 1937, then switched to the Quebec Senior Hockey League. The team folded after 1942 during World War II. This senior team coexisted with its farm club, a junior team from 1933 to 1950, also known as the Maple Leafs. Verdun were finalists for the Eastern Canadian Championship and the George Richardson Memorial Trophy in 1939 and 1940, but lost both times to the Oshawa Generals.

The Verdun Maple Leafs were revived again in 1958 playing in the Metropolitan Montreal Junior League. Verdun challenged against for the Eastern Canadian Championship in 1968, but were defeated bt the Niagara Falls Flyers. It then joined the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League when the Metropolitan and Quebec Jr.A leagues merged, and played from 1969 to 1972. Serge Martel won the Michel Bergeron Trophy as the league's rookie of the year, playing for Verdun in 1969–70.

Senior TeamEdit

Season-by-Season RecordsEdit

Montreal Senior GroupEdit

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
StandingPlayoffs
1933-34 16 6 9 1 14.5 48 51 4thLost Semi Final
1934-35 20 8 9 3 20 75 75 5thOut of Playoffs
1935-36 22 15 6 1 33 103 65 1stLost Final
1936-37 22 3 19 0 6 39 122 7thOut of Playoffs


Quebec Senior Hockey LeagueEdit

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
StandingPlayoffs
1937-38 22 14 7 1 31 90 65 1stLost Final
1938-39 22 14 5 3 33 - - 4thLost Semi Final
1939-40 30 11 11 8 30 101 112 3rdLost Final
1940-41 See Verdun Red Devils


Junior TeamEdit

Season-by-Season RecordsEdit

Junior Amateur Hockey Association (Quebec)Edit

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
StandingPlayoffs
1934-3510 3 6 1 7 44 46 4thWon Final & Quebec, Lost East
1935-3610 8 2 0 16 29 19 1stLost Semi Final
1936-3711 3 8 0 6 25 51 4thout of playoffs
1937-38127 2 3 17 39 21 1st Won Final & Quebec, Lost East
1938-39119022051231stWon Final & Quebec, Lost East
1939-40116321452302ndWon Final & Quebec, Lost East
1940-41 See Verdun Red Devils
1941-42 did not play
1942-4321 5 13 3 13 56 94 4thLost Semi Final
1943-44 See Verdun Terriers
1944-45 See Verdun Terriers
1945-46 19 8 8 3 19 81 86 3rdLost Semi Final
1946-4728 12 11 5 29 116 103 5th Lost Quarter Final
1947-4832 10 18 4 24 95 123 4th SouthLost Quarter Final
1948-4946 2 43 1 5 - - 5th Southout of playoffs

Quebec Junior Hockey LeagueEdit

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
StandingPlayoffs
1949-50 36 7 24 5 19 - - 6th out of playoffs
1950-51 - - - - - - - See Verdun Lasalles

Metropolitan Montreal Junior League Edit

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
StandingPlayoffs
1958-59 32 13 14 4 30 149 162 4th
1959-60 32 15 12 5 35 158 137 4th
1960-61 42 23 17 2 48 190 167 3rd
1961-62 42 27 11 4 58 193 148 1st
1962-63 42 22 14 6 50 201 167 3rd
1963-64 44 23 15 6 52 229 193 3rd
1964-65 42 24 15 3 51 189 133 4th
1965-66 39 31 5 3 65 220 108 1st
1966-67 42 29 10 3 61 251 155 1st
1967-68 40 29 10 1 59 238 160 1st
1968-69 48 17 30 1 35 151 174 7th

====NHL alumniEdit

List of alumni from the Verdun Maple Leafs who also played in the National Hockey League. Two Hockey Hall of Fame members played for the Maple Leafs. Émile Bouchard and Maurice Richard were teammates during the 1939–40 season.

Senior Verdun Maple Leafs (1924–1942)
Junior Verdun Maple Leafs (1934–1950)
Verdun Maple Leafs (1963–1972)

Photo GalleryEdit

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