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|city = Cornwall, Ontario
Cornwall, Ontario
Cornwall is a city in Eastern Ontario, Canada and the seat of the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario. Cornwall is Ontario's easternmost city, located on the St...


|league = QMJHL
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League is one of the three major junior ice hockey leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League...

 (1969–81)
OHL
Ontario Hockey League
The Ontario Hockey League is one of the three Major Junior ice hockey leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. The league is for players aged 15-20.The OHL also operates under the Ontario Hockey Federation of Hockey Canada....

 (1981–92)
|operated = {{Start date
1969–70 QMJHL season
The 1969–70 QMJHL season was the first season in the history of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Eleven teams formed the new league, ten from Quebec and one from Ontario...

 to 1992
|arena = Cornwall Civic Complex
Cornwall Civic Complex
The Cornwall Civic Complex is a business/sports facility located in Cornwall, Ontario. The arena inside is called the Ed Lumley Arena, named for Ed Lumley...


|colours = Blue, white and red
|name1 = Cornwall Royals
|dates1 = 1969–92
|name2 = Newmarket Royals
Newmarket Royals
The Newmarket Royals were a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League from 1992 to 1994. They played out of Newmarket, Ontario, Canada.-History:...


|dates2 = 1992–94
|name3 = Sarnia Sting
Sarnia Sting
The Sarnia Sting are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League. They play out of the RBC Centre, formerly the Sarnia Sports and Entertainment Centre in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.-History:...


|dates3 = 1994–present
}}
The Cornwall Royals were a junior ice hockey
Junior ice hockey
Junior hockey is a catch-all term used to describe various levels of ice hockey competition for players generally between 16 and 20 years of age...

 team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League is one of the three major junior ice hockey leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League...

 from 1969 to 1981 and the Ontario Hockey League
Ontario Hockey League
The Ontario Hockey League is one of the three Major Junior ice hockey leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. The league is for players aged 15-20.The OHL also operates under the Ontario Hockey Federation of Hockey Canada....

 from 1981 to 1992. This team should not be confused with other Cornwall Royals teams that played in the QSHL, MMJHL, or OHA-B.

History


From 1961 until 1969, the Cornwall Royals were successful members of the Central Junior A Hockey League
Central Junior A Hockey League
The Central Canada Hockey League is a Canadian Junior "A" ice hockey league operating in eastern Ontario, Canada. The league is sanctioned by the Ottawa District Hockey Association and Hockey Canada and is a member of the Canadian Junior Hockey League...

. After an application to join the OHL was rejected, the franchise became one of the inaugural teams of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League is one of the three major junior ice hockey leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League...

 in 1969. The Cornwall Royals were one of the league's premier teams during its tenure in the QMJHL, winning 3 Memorial Cup
Memorial Cup
The Memorial Cup is a junior ice hockey club championship trophy awarded annually to the Canadian Hockey League champion. It is awarded following a four-team, round robin tournament between a host team and the champions of the CHL's three member leagues: the Ontario Hockey League , Quebec Major...

 titles. For the 1981–82 season, the team transferred into the Ontario Hockey League.

The Royals suffered through many tough seasons and poor attendance after moving to the OHL. The switch in leagues alienated many die-hard fans from across the Quebec border. Seeking better fortunes, the franchise moved to Newmarket, Ontario
Newmarket, Ontario
Newmarket is a town in Southern Ontario located approximately 50 km north of downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is part of the Greater Toronto Area and is connected to Toronto by freeway, and is served by three interchanges along Highway 404. It is also connected to Highway 400 via Highway 9...

 to play as the Newmarket Royals
Newmarket Royals
The Newmarket Royals were a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League from 1992 to 1994. They played out of Newmarket, Ontario, Canada.-History:...

in 1992. In 1994 the team was bought by the Ciccarelli brothers and moved to Sarnia, Ontario as the Sarnia Sting
Sarnia Sting
The Sarnia Sting are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League. They play out of the RBC Centre, formerly the Sarnia Sports and Entertainment Centre in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.-History:...

.

Championships


The Cornwall Royals are one of only 7 clubs to win consecutive Memorial Cup
Memorial Cup
The Memorial Cup is a junior ice hockey club championship trophy awarded annually to the Canadian Hockey League champion. It is awarded following a four-team, round robin tournament between a host team and the champions of the CHL's three member leagues: the Ontario Hockey League , Quebec Major...

 championships. They did so in 1980 and 1981. In total, the Royals won 3 Memorial Cups, 3 President's Cups
President's Cup (QMJHL)
The President's Cup is awarded annually by the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League to the league's playoffs champion.--Winners—Teams that went on to win the Memorial Cup are listed in bold font.-External links:* List of trophy winners....

, and 5 division titles while in the QMJHL. The Royals did not win any OHL championships.

CJHL
Central Junior A Hockey League
The Central Canada Hockey League is a Canadian Junior "A" ice hockey league operating in eastern Ontario, Canada. The league is sanctioned by the Ottawa District Hockey Association and Hockey Canada and is a member of the Canadian Junior Hockey League...

 Bogart Cup Championships:
1966, 1967, 1968


President's Cup
Playoff Champions in the QMJHL.
  • 1972 QMJHL Champions vs. Quebec Remparts
  • 1980 QMJHL Champions vs. Sherbrooke Castors
  • 1981 QMJHL Champions vs. Trois-Rivieres Draveurs


Jean Rougeau Trophy
Jean Rougeau Trophy
The Jean Rougeau Trophy is awarded annually to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team that records the most points in the regular season. The trophy was named for former league president Jean Rougeau.-Winners:-External links:* List of trophy winners....


Regular season Champions in the QMJHL.
  • 1971–1972 96 points
  • 1980–1981 90 points


West Division Trophy
First overall in the West Division.
  • 1973–1974 94 points


Lebel Division Trophy
First overall in the Lebel Division.
  • 1977–1978 100 points
  • 1979–1980 88 points
  • 1980–1981 90 points



Memorial Cups
  • 1972 CHL Champions vs. Peterborough Petes
  • 1980 CHL Champions vs. Peterborough Petes
  • 1981 CHL Champions vs. Kitchener Rangers

Coaches


Orval Tessier
Orval Tessier
Orval Roy Tessier is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre and coach who played three seasons in the National Hockey League for the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins. Tessier played only 59 regular season games in the NHL...

 guided the Cornwall Royals to the Memorial Cup
Memorial Cup
The Memorial Cup is a junior ice hockey club championship trophy awarded annually to the Canadian Hockey League champion. It is awarded following a four-team, round robin tournament between a host team and the champions of the CHL's three member leagues: the Ontario Hockey League , Quebec Major...

 championship in 1972. Doug Carpenter
Doug Carpenter
Doug Carpenter is a former head coach in the National Hockey League, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, the International Hockey League and the American Hockey League, and is a former hockey player in the Eastern Hockey League and the International Hockey League.As a player from 1964–1974, he...

 coached the 1980 Royals, and Bob Kilger
Bob Kilger
Robert “Bob” Kilger is a Canadian politician.Born in Cornwall, Ontario, Kilger is the former Liberal member of Parliament for the Cornwall region, representing the riding Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry from 2000 to 2004, and Stormont—Dundas from 1988 to 2000...

 in 1981.

Marc Crawford
Marc Crawford
Marc Joseph John Crawford is a Canadian professional ice hockey head coach, most recently employed by the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League. He was previously the head coach of three other organizations and won a Stanley Cup in 1996 with the Colorado Avalanche...

 was a former Cornwall Royals player who come back to coach. He would win the Stanley Cup coaching the Colorado Avalanche
Colorado Avalanche
The Colorado Avalanche are a professional ice hockey team based in Denver, Colorado, United States. They are members of the Northwest Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League . The Avalanche have won the Stanley Cup twice, in 1995–96 and 2000–01. The franchise...

. He also coached the Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver Canucks
The Vancouver Canucks are a professional ice hockey team based in Vancouver, :British Columbia, Canada. They are members of the Northwest Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League . The Canucks play their home games at Rogers Arena, formerly known as General Motors Place,...

, the Los Angeles Kings
Los Angeles Kings
The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League...

, and the Dallas Stars
Dallas Stars
The Dallas Stars are a professional ice hockey team based in Dallas, Texas. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League . The team was founded during the 1967 NHL expansion as the Minnesota North Stars, based in Bloomington, Minnesota. The...

.

List of Coaches
(Multiple years in parentheses)
  • 1981–82 Bob Kilger
  • 1982–83 *multiple coaches
  • 1983–84 Melina Perez
  • 1984–85 Mickie James

  • 1985–86 Tony Zappia
  • 1986–89 Orval Tessier (3)
  • 1989–91 Marc Crawford (2)
  • 1991–92 John Lovell



*1982–83 coaches Bob Kilger, Bill Murphy, Gord Woods, Jocelyn Guevremont

Players


The Cornwall Royals graduated 55 players to the National Hockey League
National Hockey League
The National Hockey League is an unincorporated not-for-profit association which operates a major professional ice hockey league of 30 franchised member clubs, of which 7 are currently located in Canada and 23 in the United States...

. 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.

CHL awards



CHL Player of the Year
CHL Player of the Year
The CHL Player of the Year award is given out annually to the player judged to be the most outstanding in the Canadian Hockey League. It is selected from the winners of the Red Tilson Trophy , Michel Briere Memorial Trophy , and the Four Broncos Memorial Trophy .-Winners:* 2010-11 Ryan Ellis,...

  • 1980–1981 Dale Hawerchuk


CHL Defenceman of the Year
CHL Defenceman of the Year
The CHL Defenceman of the Year Award is given out annually to the top defenceman in the Canadian Hockey League.-Winners:*2010-11 Ryan Ellis, Windsor Spitfires*2009–10 David Savard, Moncton Wildcats*2008–09 Jonathon Blum, Vancouver Giants...

  • 1989–1990 John Slaney


CHL Scholastic Player of the Year
CHL Scholastic Player of the Year
The CHL Scholastic Player of the Year Award is awarded annually to the Canadian Hockey League player who is best able to combine success on the ice with success in school.-Winners:*2010–11 Dougie Hamilton, Niagara IceDogs...

  • 1991–1992 Nathan LaFayette


QMJHL awards



Michel Brière Commemorative Trophy
(Most Valuable Player)
  • 1973–74 Gary MacGregor
  • 1974–75 Mario Viens
  • 1980–81 Dale Hawerchuk


Guy Lafleur Trophy
Guy Lafleur Trophy
The Guy Lafleur Trophy is awarded annually to the Most Valuable Player in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoffs. It is named for Hockey Hall of Famer and QMJHL alumnus Guy Lafleur.-Winners:-External links:* List of trophy winners....


(Playoffs MVP)
  • 1979–80 Dale Hawerchuk


Jean Béliveau Trophy
Jean Béliveau Trophy
The Jean Béliveau Trophy is awarded to the top regular season scorer of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The award is named after Quebec native Jean Beliveau, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.-Winners:-External links:* List of trophy winners....


(Top Scorer)
  • 1980–81 Dale Hawerchuk


Instructors Trophy
(Rookie of the Year)
  • 1970–71 Bob Murphy
  • 1971–72 Bob Murray
  • 1979–80 Dale Hawerchuk


Emile Bouchard Trophy
Emile Bouchard Trophy
The Émile Bouchard Trophy is awarded annually by the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, to the "Defenceman of the Year."-Winners:-External links:* List of trophy winners....


(Defenseman of the Year)
  • 1980–81 Fred Boimistruck


Jacques Plante Commemorative Trophy
(Best Goals Against Average)
  • 1971–72 Richard Brodeur
  • 1975–76 Tim Bernhardt
  • 1976–77 Tim Bernhardt
  • 1977–78 Tim Bernhardt


Mike Bossy Trophy
Mike Bossy Trophy
The Mike Bossy Trophy is awarded annually to the player in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League judged to be the best professional prospect. The award is named after former New York Islanders forward Mike Bossy, who played in the QMJHL prior to his Hockey Hall of Fame career.-Winners:-External...


(Best Professional Prospect)
  • 1980–81 Dale Hawerchuk


Frank J. Selke Commemorative Trophy
(Most Sportsmanlike Player)
  • 1971–72 Gerry Teeple
  • 1973–74 Gary MacGregor


OHL awards



Red Tilson Trophy
Red Tilson Trophy
The Red Tilson Trophy is an annual award given to the most outstanding player in the Ontario Hockey League. The award is voted on by OHL writers and broadcasters, and is named for Red Tilson, a former played for the Oshawa Generals who was killed in service in the Second World War...


OHL Most valuable player.
  • 1982–1983 Doug Gilmour
  • 1985–1986 Ray Sheppard


Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy
Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy
The Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the top scorer in the Ontario Hockey League. The trophy was donated by the Toronto Marlboro Athletic Club in memory of Edward Powers, and was first awarded to Tod Sloan of St...


OHL Top Point Scorer.
  • 1982–1983 Doug Gilmour
  • 1985–1986 Ray Sheppard


Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy
Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy
The Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy is named in honor of Jim Mahon and given to the Ontario Hockey League right winger with the most points in the regular season. Mahon was a very gifted athlete even as a young child. He played minor league ice hockey in Essex, Ontario...


OHL Top Scoring Right Winger.
  • 1982–1983 Ian MacInnis
  • 1985–1986 Ray Sheppard
  • 1989–1990 Owen Nolan


Max Kaminsky Trophy
Max Kaminsky Trophy
The Max Kaminsky Trophy is awarded each year to the most outstanding defenceman in the Ontario Hockey League. Prior to 1969, the same trophy was awarded to the most sportsmanlike player in the league; since then, that player has been awarded the William Hanley Trophy.The award is named in honour of...


Most Outstanding Defenceman.
  • 1989–1990 John Slaney


OHL Goaltender of the Year
OHL Goaltender of the Year
The OHL Goaltender of the Year Award is given to the best goaltender in the Ontario Hockey League, as voted on by OHL coaches and general managers.-Winners:*2010-11 Mark Visentin, Niagara Ice Dogs*2009-10 Chris Carrozzi, Mississauga St...


Voted best goaltender in the OHL.
  • 1987–1988 Rick Tabaracci


Emms Family Award
Emms Family Award
The Emms Family Award is presented annually to the top first year player in the Ontario Hockey League.The award was donated to the OHL by Leighton "Hap" Emms, former owner of franchises in Barrie, Niagara Falls and St...


Rookie of the year.
  • 1988–1989 Owen Nolan


Bobby Smith Trophy
Bobby Smith Trophy
The Bobby Smith Trophy is awarded annually to the OHL Scholastic Player of the Year who best combines high standards of play and academic excellence....


Scholastic player of the year.
  • 1990–1991 Nathan LaFayette
  • 1991–1992 Nathan LaFayette


Hockey Hall of Fame members


Two alumni of the Cornwall Royals have been enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame
Hockey Hall of Fame
The Hockey Hall of Fame is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dedicated to the history of ice hockey, it is both a museum and a hall of fame. It holds exhibits about players, teams, National Hockey League records, memorabilia and NHL trophies, including the Stanley Cup...

.

The first was New York Islanders
New York Islanders
The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, New York. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League...

 goalie Billy Smith
Billy Smith (ice hockey)
William John Smith, better known as Billy Smith, is a retired professional ice hockey goaltender and is best known for winning four Stanley Cups with the New York Islanders and being the first goalie to be credited with a goal....

. Smith was the inaugural goalie for the Royals in the QMJHL during the 1969–70 season. After this season he was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings
Los Angeles Kings
The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League...

.

Dale Hawerchuk
Dale Hawerchuk
Dale Hawerchuk is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played in the National Hockey League for 16 seasons. He won the NHL's Calder Memorial Trophy as the league's Rookie of the Year in 1982 and was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in his second year of eligibility in 2001...

 is the second inductee. He led the Royals to two Memorial Cup
Memorial Cup
The Memorial Cup is a junior ice hockey club championship trophy awarded annually to the Canadian Hockey League champion. It is awarded following a four-team, round robin tournament between a host team and the champions of the CHL's three member leagues: the Ontario Hockey League , Quebec Major...

 championships in 1980 and 1981. He was drafted first overall by the Winnipeg Jets in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft
1981 NHL Entry Draft
The 1981 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec. The National Hockey League teams selected 211 players eligible for entry into professional ranks, in the reverse order of the 1980–81 NHL season and playoff standings. This is the list of those players...


NHL alumni

QMJHL (1969–1981)

  • Jeff Allan
    Jeff Allan
    Jeff Allan is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played four games in the National Hockey League for the Cleveland Barons. He would also play two games in the World Hockey Association with the Cincinnati Stingers.-External links:...

  • Dave Allison
    Dave Allison
    David Bryan Allison is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman. He played in three games with the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League during the 1983-84 season and is perhaps best known for a brief stint as head coach of the NHL's Ottawa Senators during the 1995–1996...

  • Scott Arniel
    Scott Arniel
    Scott William Arniel , is a Canadian professional ice hockey head coach for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League . Arniel was awarded the Louis A. R. Pieri Memorial Award as American Hockey League coach of the year in 2009, his third year as an AHL coach...

  • Fred Arthur
    Fred Arthur
    Frederick Edward Arthur is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played 3 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Hartford Whalers and Philadelphia Flyers...

  • Reid Bailey
    Reid Bailey
    Reid Bailey is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defencemen who played three seasons in the National Hockey League for the Philadelphia Flyers, Toronto Maple Leafs and Hartford Whalers.-Career statistics:-External links:...

  • Tim Bernhardt
    Tim Bernhardt
    Timothy John Bernhardt is a retired professional ice hockey player who played 67 games in the National Hockey League. He played for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Calgary Flames....

  • Fred Boimistruck
    Fred Boimistruck
    Fred Boimistruck Jr. is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenceman. He played in the NHL for the Toronto Maple Leafs. He grew up in Capreol, Ontario.-External links:...

  • Richard Brodeur
    Richard Brodeur
    Richard "King Richard, Kermit" Brodeur known to many as "King Richard", is a retired Canadian ice hockey goaltender.-Playing career:...


  • Eric Calder
    Eric Calder
    Eric Calder is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenceman who played two games in the National Hockey League with the Washington Capitals...

  • Alain Chevrier
    Alain Chevrier
    Alain Guy Chevrier is a retired Canadian ice hockey goaltender.Chevrier started his National Hockey League career with the New Jersey Devils. He would also play with the Winnipeg Jets, Chicago Blackhawks, Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings...

  • Bob Crawford
    Bob Crawford
    Robert Remi Crawford is a retired Canadian ice hockey player.-Playing career:Drafted by the St...

  • Lou Crawford
    Lou Crawford
    Louis J. Crawford is a retired professional ice hockey player who played 26 games in the National Hockey League. He played with the Boston Bruins. He is the brother of former Dallas Stars head coach Marc Crawford....

  • Marc Crawford
    Marc Crawford
    Marc Joseph John Crawford is a Canadian professional ice hockey head coach, most recently employed by the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League. He was previously the head coach of three other organizations and won a Stanley Cup in 1996 with the Colorado Avalanche...

  • Dan Daoust
    Dan Daoust
    Daniel Armand "Dan" Daoust is a retired Canadian ice hockey forward. All but 4 of his 522 career National Hockey League games were spent as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs.-Career:...

  • Jeff Eatough
    Jeff Eatough
    Jeffrey Eatough is a former professional ice hockey right winger. He was drafted in the fourth round, 80th overall, by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft. He played just one game in the National Hockey League, with the Sabres as an 18-year-old during the 1981–82 season...

  • Dan Frawley
    Dan Frawley (ice hockey)
    William Daniel Frawley . During his junior hockey years, Frawley played for the Sudbury Wolves of the OHA and the Cornwall Royals of the QMJHL, before being drafted by the Chicago Black Hawks, 204th overall in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft. Frawley spent most of the next two years playing in the AHL...


  • Danny Geoffrion
  • Doug Gilmour
    Doug Gilmour
    Douglas Robert Gilmour is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player who is the current general manager of the Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Hockey League . During his National Hockey League career, Gilmour played for 7 NHL clubs: the St...

  • Dale Hawerchuk
    Dale Hawerchuk
    Dale Hawerchuk is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played in the National Hockey League for 16 seasons. He won the NHL's Calder Memorial Trophy as the league's Rookie of the Year in 1982 and was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in his second year of eligibility in 2001...

  • Blair MacDonald
    Blair MacDonald
    Blair Neil Joseph "B.J." MacDonald is a retired professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League and World Hockey Association between 1973 and 1983...

  • John Markell
    John Markell
    John Richard Markell is a Canadian former professional ice hockey right winger. He played 55 National Hockey League games: 52 with the Winnipeg Jets, two with the St. Louis Blues and one with the Minnesota North Stars...

  • Corrado Micalef
    Corrado Micalef
    Corrado Micalef is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who spent five seasons with the Detroit Red Wings of the NHL in the 1980s.-Playing career:...

  • Bob Murray
    Robert Frederick Murray
    Robert Frederick "Bob" Murray is the current general manager of the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League. Murray replaced Brian Burke midseason on November 12, 2008. A former NHL defenceman, Murray played in the NHL from 1975 to 1990 with the Chicago Blackhawks, known as the "Black Hawks"...

  • Graeme Nicolson
    Graeme Nicolson
    Graeme Butte Nicolson is a former NHL defenceman. He played for the Boston Bruins, Colorado Rockies, and New York Rangers.In 2008, he works in Lakefield, Ontario as a veterinarian.-Championships:...


  • Rick Paterson
    Rick Paterson
    David Rick Paterson is a retired professional ice hockey player who played 430 games in the National Hockey League. He played with the Chicago Black Hawks from 1978 through 1987. After leaving Chicago, he worked as Assistant Coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins from 1988 through 1993, winning two...

  • Ron Scott
    Ron Scott
    Ronald Scott is a retired NHL hockey player. He was a goaltender for the New York Rangers and the Los Angeles Kings in the 1980s early 1990s....

  • Al Sims
    Al Sims
    Allan Eugene Sims is a Canadian former professional hockey player and later a head coach in the NHL.-Career:...

  • Billy Smith
    Billy Smith (ice hockey)
    William John Smith, better known as Billy Smith, is a retired professional ice hockey goaltender and is best known for winning four Stanley Cups with the New York Islanders and being the first goalie to be credited with a goal....

  • Ron Smith
  • John Wensink
    John Wensink
    John Wensink is a retired professional ice hockey player.Growing up in Maxville, Ontario the son of Dutch immigrants, Wensink is best remembered for his time with the Boston Bruins, where he teamed with Terry O'Reilly and Stan Jonathan as the team's enforcers...

  • Rod Willard
    Rod Willard
    Rod Stephen Willard is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey left winger who played in one National Hockey League game for the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 1982–83 NHL season.-External links:...



OHL (1981–1992)

  • Scott Arniel
    Scott Arniel
    Scott William Arniel , is a Canadian professional ice hockey head coach for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League . Arniel was awarded the Louis A. R. Pieri Memorial Award as American Hockey League coach of the year in 2009, his third year as an AHL coach...

  • Bobby Babcock
  • Eric Calder
    Eric Calder
    Eric Calder is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenceman who played two games in the National Hockey League with the Washington Capitals...

  • Jason Cirone
    Jason Cirone
    Jason Gerardo Cirone is a Canadian ice hockey centre. He played for the Winnipeg Jets of the NHL.Cirone is currently the head coach of the Metro Jets of the North American 3 Hockey League.-External links:...

  • Larry Courville
    Larry Courville
    Larry Courville was a professional ice hockey player who spent parts of three seasons in the National Hockey League. He currently serves as head coach of the Reading Royals of the ECHL....

  • Craig Duncanson
    Craig Duncanson
    Craig Duncanson is a former professional ice hockey left winger. He was drafted in the first round, ninth overall, by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft...

  • Jeff Eatough
    Jeff Eatough
    Jeffrey Eatough is a former professional ice hockey right winger. He was drafted in the fourth round, 80th overall, by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft. He played just one game in the National Hockey League, with the Sabres as an 18-year-old during the 1981–82 season...

  • Dan Frawley
    Dan Frawley (ice hockey)
    William Daniel Frawley . During his junior hockey years, Frawley played for the Sudbury Wolves of the OHA and the Cornwall Royals of the QMJHL, before being drafted by the Chicago Black Hawks, 204th overall in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft. Frawley spent most of the next two years playing in the AHL...


  • Doug Gilmour
    Doug Gilmour
    Douglas Robert Gilmour is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player who is the current general manager of the Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Hockey League . During his National Hockey League career, Gilmour played for 7 NHL clubs: the St...

  • Jim Kyte
    Jim Kyte
    James G. Kyte is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. Kyte made history by being the first legally deaf National Hockey League player, playing 598 games in the NHL.-Playing career:...

  • Nathan LaFayette
    Nathan LaFayette
    Nathan LaFayette is a former ice hockey player in the NHL. He was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the 3rd round of the 1991 NHL Entry Draft. He played for the St. Louis Blues, Vancouver Canucks, New York Rangers, and Los Angeles Kings...

  • Alan Letang
    Alan Letang
    Alan Letang is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who currently plays for Croatian team KHL Medveščak Zagreb in the Austrian Hockey League.-Playing career:...

  • Guy Leveque
    Guy Leveque
    Guy Scott Leveque is a deceased retired professional ice hockey player.-Playing career:...

  • Steve Maltais
    Steve Maltais
    Steve Maltais is a retired Canadian ice hockey forward.He was originally selected by the Washington Capitals in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft....

  • Owen Nolan
    Owen Nolan
    Owen Liam Nolan is a Canadian professional ice hockey player, who is currently a free agent. He has played in the National Hockey League for the Quebec Nordiques, Colorado Avalanche, San Jose Sharks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Phoenix Coyotes, Calgary Flames and the Minnesota Wild before signing with...


  • Mike Prokopec
    Mike Prokopec
    Mike Prokopec is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played 15 games in the National Hockey League for the Chicago Blackhawks.-External links:...

  • Rob Ray
    Rob Ray
    Robert John Ray, nicknamed Rayzor is a Canadian sports broadcaster and former professional ice hockey player. He was awarded the King Clancy Memorial Trophy by the National Hockey League in 1999 for leadership and humanitarianism....

  • Joe Reekie
    Joe Reekie
    Joseph James Reekie is a retired Canadian ice hockey player.A stay-at-home defenceman renowned for his defensive skills, Reekie was originally drafted in 1983 by the Hartford Whalers; however, he never signed with the team and re-entered the NHL draft two years later where he was drafted this time...

  • Ken Sabourin
    Ken Sabourin
    Ken R. Sabourin is a former Canadian hockey player who played in the NHL for the Calgary Flames and Washington Capitals....

  • Mathieu Schneider
    Mathieu Schneider
    Mathieu Schneider is a American former professional ice hockey player. Considered an offensive defenseman, Schneider played 1289 games in the National Hockey League with ten different teams, scoring 233 goals and totalling 743 points...

  • Ray Sheppard
    Ray Sheppard
    Raymond Sheppard is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who played in the NHL from 1987 to 2000.Sheppard was selected 60th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft. He played 817 career NHL games, scoring 357 goals and 300 assists for 657 points...

  • John Slaney
    John Slaney
    John G. Slaney is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman and assistant coach currently playing for HC Plzeň 1929 in the Czech Extraliga...


  • Mike Stapleton
    Mike Stapleton
    Michael P. Stapleton is a retired National Hockey League hockey player who played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Pittsburgh Penguins, Edmonton Oilers, Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix Coyotes, Atlanta Thrashers, New York Islanders and Vancouver Canucks. He is the son of former NHL defenceman and 1972 Summit...

  • Jeremy Stevenson
    Jeremy Stevenson
    Jeremy Stevenson is a retired professional ice hockey left winger who last played for the Kalamazoo Wings of the International Hockey League. He grew up in Elliot Lake, Ontario...

  • Rick Tabaracci
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Regular season

Season
Season (sports)
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LeagueGamesWonLostTiedPointsPct %Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing
1969–70
1969–70 QMJHL season
The 1969–70 QMJHL season was the first season in the history of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Eleven teams formed the new league, ten from Quebec and one from Ontario...

QMJHL 56 24 31 1 49 0.438 223 255 2nd West
1970–71
1970–71 QMJHL season
The 1970–71 QMJHL season was the second season in the history of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Ten teams played 62 games each in the schedule. The league dissolves East and West Divisions. The Frank J...

QMJHL 62 22 40 0 44 0.355 260 326 10th QMJHL
1971–72
1971–72 QMJHL season
The 1971–72 QMJHL season was the third season in the history of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Ten teams played 62 games each in the schedule. The Cornwall Royals finished first place in the regular season, and won the President's Cup, defeating the Quebec Remparts in the finals...

QMJHL 62 47 13 2 96 0.774 361 182 1st QMJHL
1972–73
1972–73 QMJHL season
The 1972–73 QMJHL season was the fourth season in the history of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The summer of 1972 saw the departure of the Saint-Jérôme Alouettes and the Verdun Maple Leafs from the league, reducing the circuit to eight teams...

QMJHL 64 43 19 2 88 0.688 365 253 2nd QMJHL
1973–74
1973–74 QMJHL season
The 1973–74 QMJHL season was the fifth season in the history of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. East and west divisions resumed with the addition of two new teams, the Hull Festivals and Chicoutimi Saguenéens...

QMJHL 70 46 22 2 94 0.671 438 328 1st West
1974–75
1974–75 QMJHL season
The 1974–75 QMJHL season was the sixth season in the history of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Ten teams played 72 games each in the schedule...

QMJHL 72 36 24 12 84 0.583 322 296 3rd West
1975–76
1975–76 QMJHL season
The 1975–76 QMJHL season was the seventh season in the history of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The league inaugurates the Emile Bouchard Trophy to be awarded to the "Defenceman of the Year." Ten teams played 72 games each in the schedule....

QMJHL 72 39 24 9 87 0.604 349 270 2nd West
1976–77
1976–77 QMJHL season
The 1976–77 QMJHL season was the eighth season in the history of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The leagues renames its division in honour of Robert Lebel and Frank Dilio, two lifetime contributors to ice hockey in Quebec. The East Division becomes the "Dilio Division" and the West Division...

QMJHL 72 38 24 10 86 0.597 345 281 2nd Lebel
1977–78
1977–78 QMJHL season
The 1977–78 QMJHL season was the ninth season in the history of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The league inaugurates two awards, the Robert Lebel Trophy for the team with best goals against average, and the Guy Lafleur Trophy for the Most Valuable Player of the playoffs. Ten teams played...

QMJHL 72 46 18 8 100 0.694 404 258 1st Lebel
1978–79
1978–79 QMJHL season
The 1978–79 QMJHL season was the tenth season in the history of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The QMJHL unveils a new logo for its tenth anniversary, using the letters of league's french acronym shaped as an ice skate. Ten teams played 72 games each in the schedule...

QMJHL 72 29 36 7 65 0.451 361 397 3rd Lebel
1979–80
1979–80 QMJHL season
The 1979–80 QMJHL season was the 11th season in the history of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Ten teams played 72 games each in the schedule. The Sherbrooke Castors finished first overall in the regular season, winning the Jean Rougeau Trophy. The Cornwall Royals, led by rookie Dale...

QMJHL 72 41 25 6 88 0.611 388 333 1st Lebel
1980–81
1980–81 QMJHL season
The 1980–81 QMJHL season was the 12th season in the history of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The league inaugurated three new trophies for players. The Marcel Robert Trophy is first awarded to the "Best Scholastic Player" and the Mike Bossy Trophy is first awarded to the "Best Professional...

QMJHL 72 44 26 2 90 0.625 403 311 1st Lebel
1981–82 OHL 68 28 35 5 61 0.449 303 327 6th Leyden
1982–83 OHL 70 36 33 1 73 0.521 370 335 5th Leyden
1983–84 OHL 70 33 37 0 66 0.471 348 375 6th Leyden
1984–85
1984–85 OHL season
The 1984–85 OHL season was the 5th season of the Ontario Hockey League. Fifteen teams each played 66 games. The Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds won the J. Ross Robertson Cup, defeating the Peterborough Petes. The Greyhounds also set an OHL record that still stands, going 33–0 at home in the regular...

OHL 66 34 30 2 70 0.530 355 344 4th Leyden
1985–86
1985–86 OHL season
The 1985–86 OHL season was the 6th season of the Ontario Hockey League. Fifteen teams each played 66 games. The Guelph Platers won the J. Ross Robertson Cup, defeating the Belleville Bulls.-Final standings:-Scoring leaders:-Division Quarterfinals:...

OHL 66 28 36 2 58 0.439 307 356 5th Leyden
1986–87
1986–87 OHL season
The 1986–87 OHL season was the 7th season of the Ontario Hockey League. Fifteen teams each played 66 games. The Oshawa Generals won the J. Ross Robertson Cup, defeating the North Bay Centennials.-Final standings:-Scoring leaders:...

OHL 66 23 40 3 49 0.371 261 369 6th Leyden
1987–88 OHL 66 35 24 7 77 0.583 333 255 3rd Leyden
1988–89 OHL 66 31 30 5 67 0.508 350 308 4th Leyden
1989–90 OHL 66 24 38 4 52 0.394 309 361 6th Leyden
1990–91 OHL 66 23 42 1 47 0.356 281 335 7th Leyden
1991–92 OHL 66 38 22 6 82 0.621 328 289 3rd Leyden

Playoffs

QMJHL (1969–1981)
  • 1969–1970 Lost to Verdun Maple Leafs 4 games to 2 in quarter-finals.
  • 1970–1971 Out of playoffs.
  • 1971–1972 Defeated Verdun Maple Leafs 8 points to 0 in quarter-finals.
    Defeated Shawinigan Bruins 8 points to 2 in semi-finals.
    Defeated Quebec Remparts 9 points to 5 in finals. QMJHL CHAMPIONS
    Defeated Peterborough Petes 2-1 in Memorial Cup final. MEMORIAL CUP CHAMPIONS
  • 1972–1973 Defeated Montreal Bleu-Blanc-Rouge 4 games to 0 in quarter-finals.
    Defeated Sorel Eperviers 4 games to 1 in semi-finals.
    Lost to Quebec Remparts 4 games to 3 in finals.
  • 1973–1974 Lost to Laval National 4 games to 1 in quarter-finals.
  • 1974–1975 Lost to Montreal Bleu-Blanc-Rouge 4 games to 0 in quarter-finals.
  • 1975–1976 Defeated Montreal Juniors 4 games to 2 in quarter-finals.
    Lost to Quebec Remparts 4 games to 0 in semi-finals.
  • 1976–1977 Defeated Trois-Rivières Draveurs 8 points to 4 in quarter-finals.
    Lost to Sherbrooke Castors 9 points to 0 in semi-finals.
  • 1977–1978 Defeated Hull Olympiques 8 points to 0 in quarter-finals.
    Lost to Montreal Juniors 8 points to 2 in semi-finals.
  • 1978–1979 Lost to Verdun Eperviers 8 points to 6 in quarter-finals.
  • 1979–1980 Defeated in Shawinigan Cataractes 4 games to 3 in quarter-finals.
    Defeated Chicoutimi Saguenéens 4 games to 1 in semi-finals.
    Defeated Sherbrooke Castors 4 games to 2 in finals. QMJHL CHAMPIONS
    Defeated Peterborough Petes 3-2 in Memorial Cup final. MEMORIAL CUP CHAMPIONS
  • 1980–1981 Defeated Quebec Remparts 4 games to 3 in quarter-finals.
    Defeated Sherbrooke Castors 4 games to 3 in semi-finals.
    Defeated Trois-Rivières Draveurs 4 games to 1 in finals. QMJHL CHAMPIONS
    Defeated Kitchener Rangers 5-2 in Memorial Cup final. MEMORIAL CUP CHAMPIONS

OHL (1981–1992)
  • 1981–1982 Lost to Toronto Marlboros 6 points to 4 in first round.
  • 1982–1983 Defeated Toronto Marlboros 7 points to 1 in first round.
    Lost to Ottawa 67's 8 points to 0 in quarter-finals.
  • 1983–1984 Lost to Peterborough Petes 6 points to 0 in first round.
  • 1984–1985 Defeated Toronto Marlboros 8 points to 2 in first round.
    Lost to Belleville Bulls 6 points to 2 in quarter-finals.
  • 1985–1986 Lost to Belleville Bulls 9 points to 3 in first round.
  • 1986–1987 Lost to Ottawa 67's 4 games to 1 in first round.
  • 1987–1988 Defeated Belleville Bulls 4 games to 2 in first round.
    Lost to Ottawa 67's 4 games to 1 in quarter-finals.
  • 1988–1989 Defeated Toronto Marlboros 4 games to 2 in first round.
    Defeated Ottawa 67's 4 games to 2 in quarter-finals.
    Lost to Peterborough Petes 4 games to 2 in semi-finals.
  • 1989–1990 Lost to Oshawa Generals 4 games to 2 in first round.
  • 1990–1991 Out of playoffs.
  • 1991–1992 Lost to Ottawa 67's 4 games to 2 in first round.

Uniforms and logos



The Cornwall Royals used similar red, white and blue uniforms for their entire 24 year existence. Their unusual logo was the winning entry in a contest, hand drawn by a local child. {{Citation needed|date=February 2008}}

Arenas


The Cornwall Royals played out of the Water Street Arena from 1969 to 1976 while in the QMJHL. The Arena has seen been renamed the Si Miller Arena, in honour of the City of Cornwall Director of Parks and Recreation, from 1963 until his retirement on December 31, 1994.

From 1976 to 1992 the Royals played out for the Cornwall Civic Complex
Cornwall Civic Complex
The Cornwall Civic Complex is a business/sports facility located in Cornwall, Ontario. The arena inside is called the Ed Lumley Arena, named for Ed Lumley...

, located across the road from their previous arena. The arena hosted the 1990 Chrysler Challenge Cup, the annual All-Star game between the OHL and the QMJHL, which the OHL won by a score of 3 to 0.

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