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01-23-2013, 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Canadiens1958 View Post
1968-69 Ian Turnbull played for the West Island Flyers, a MMJHL team which was an old Jr A - Memorial Cup eligible league. The MMJHL and the QJHL formed the original QMJHL starting with the 1969-70 season. Turnbull was the property of the Montreal Junior Canadiens who were part of the OHA JR league so he never played in the Q, joiming the Junior Canadiens for the 1969-70 season.

The remaining MMJHL and QJHL teams that did not join the new QMJHL joined various other provincial Jr A leagues.

Also at that time you had the Juvenile category which tended to be the buffer between Bantam and Junior. The age limit for Juvenile was somewhat variable, some leagues were under 20, others under 18, but the talented 14 and 15 year olds tended to play Juvenile.
I don't remember the West Island Flyers being called anything but Junior B, but it was a long time ago. It was good hockey, but a level below the Junior Canadians, Etc..

Midget (15 & 16) was in between Bantam and Juvenile. The really talented players would move up to Junior B during Midget age, the talented ones during Juvenile(ages 17 & 18), the foot soldiers after Juvenile.

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