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Mid Fifties Montreal Canadiens and Youth Hockey

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Mid Fifties Montreal Canadiens and Youth Hockey

The following link illustrates the depth of the Canadiens involvement with youth hockey in Montreal in the mid 1950s:

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...5810%2C4153829

Notw, - Verdun had the earliest viable arena dedicated to developmental hockey in the GMA going back to the 1930s.

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The following link illustrates the depth of the Canadiens involvement with youth hockey in Montreal in the mid 1950s:
Interesting. Did the founder in 1947 have connections to the Habs? Verduns bleu-blanc-rouge Pee Wee, Bantam & Midget teams not unlike the Toronto Marlboroughs of that era who had entries in the THL, followed of course by the MTHL & now GTHL. Life-long grooming process for some. Many of those players from Atom through Midget, then into Jr.B & Jr.A with Markham, St.Mikes, the Toronto Marlies Jr & Sr, the minors & or the Leafs. Appears to have been a powerhouse, pretty much annihilating all comers. Were these players strictly from Verdun or were they culled from all over creation, and of the Coaches/Scouts/GM's, connected as well to the Montreal Canadiens?... but that was it pretty much eh? Just 3 teams of basically the best of the best insofar as the Canadiens involvement in supporting amateur in the region. Pretty weak tea.

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Interesting. Did the founder in 1947 have connections to the Habs? Verduns bleu-blanc-rouge Pee Wee, Bantam & Midget teams not unlike the Toronto Marlboroughs of that era who had entries in the THL, followed of course by the MTHL & now GTHL. Life-long grooming process for some. Many of those players from Atom through Midget, then into Jr.B & Jr.A with Markham, St.Mikes, the Toronto Marlies Jr & Sr, the minors & or the Leafs. Appears to have been a powerhouse, pretty much annihilating all comers. Were these players strictly from Verdun or were they culled from all over creation, and of the Coaches/Scouts/GM's, connected as well to the Montreal Canadiens?... but that was it pretty much eh? Just 3 teams of basically the best of the best insofar as the Canadiens involvement in supporting amateur in the region. Pretty weak tea.
Canadiens used the Verdun Auditorium as a second practice facility almost from the time it opened and had links to part of the minor hockey program pre 1947. It became more overt in 1947 and continued well into the 1980s.

Players should have been strictly from Verdun as Verdun was an independent city until merging into Montreal a bit more than 10 years ago.

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