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1955-56 BSIHL Season

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This is the 1955-56 Big Six Intermediate Hockey League season.

League NotesEdit

  • August 22, 1955, Killarney withdraws.
  • October 16, 1955, League elects Ted Scrase of Dauphin as president, Fred Seamer of Brandon was re-elected vice president, and Don Summers of Brandon continues as secretary-treasurer.
  • December 11,1955, League upholds Souris’s protest and orders a replay of the last 12 minutes and 50 seconds of their December 9 game, with Brandon. Replay to be held December 29, prior to a scheduled game between the two.
  • January 9, 1956, League awards January 7 game to Souris. Dauphin lost the game for, having signed three imports. CAHA rules permits only two.

Regular SeasonEdit

This is a list of Big Six Intermediate Hockey League Standings for the 1955-56 season.

Team                        GP    W    L    T    GF    GA     P
Minnedosa Jets              30   18   10    2   183   123    38
Dauphin Kings               30   18   11    1   160   131    37
Souris Elks                 30   13   16    1   148   177    27
Brandon Wheat Kings         30    8   20    2   139   199    18


Semi Final
Dauphin defeated Souris 3-games-to-2
Final (McKenzie Trophy)
Minnedosa defeated Dauphin 4-games-to-1

MAHA Provincial PlayoffsEdit

Manitoba Intermediate A Final (McDiarmid Shield)
Minnedosa defeated Pine Falls Paper Kings 2-games-to-1
Manitoba Intermediate A-B Final
Minnedosa defeated Pierson Bruins 2-games-to-none with one game tied
see: 1955-56 Manitoba Intermediate Playoffs

CAHA Western Canada PlayoffsEdit

Manitoba Saskatchewan Intermediate Final
Minnedosa defeated Melville Millionaires 3-games-to-1
Western Canada Intermediate Semi Final
Minnedosa lost to Port Arthur Bearcats 3-games-to-2 with one game tied
see: 1955-56 Western Canada Intermediate Playoffs

Scoring LeadersEdit

Player Team GP G A Pts
Gabe Pankhurst Minnedosa Jets 28 35 47 82
Bill Murray Dauphin Kings 30 44 22 66
Al Johnson Souris Elks 28 33 30 63
Frank McKinnon Souris Elks 29 27 33 60
Bob Harper Brandon Wheat Kings 28 26 29 55
Stan Chmiel Brandon Wheat Kings 26 29 24 53
Murray Couch Minnedosa Jets 26 28 25 53
Barry McQueen Minnedosa Jets 25 29 21 50
Glen Lawson Brandon Wheat Kings 30 16 34 50
Lou Marius Minnedosa Jets 30 19 29 48
Dewar Thompson Dauphin Kings 18 11 37 48


Trophy Winner Team
MVP Bill Murray Dauphin Kings
Top Goaltender Award Ted Gilchrist Minnedosa Jets
Scoring Champion Gabe Pankhurst Minnedosa Jets

All-Star TeamsEdit

1956 First All-Star Team
Goaltender Ted Gilchrist Minnedosa Jets
Defencemen Chuck Lumsden Dauphin Kings
Tom Rockey Minnedosa Jets
Centreman Gabe Pankhurst Minnedosa Jets
Leftwinger Murray Couch Minnedosa Jets
Rightwinger Bill Murray Dauphin Kings
Coach (tie) Bryan Hextall Minnedosa Jets
Jeff Staples Souris Elks
1956 Second All-Star Team
Goaltender Reg Kachanoski Dauphin Kings
Defencemen Bill Shadlock Brandon Wheat Kings
Bill Johnson Souris Elks
Centreman Tom Marshall Souris Elks
Leftwinger Stan Chmiel Brandon Wheat Kings
Rightwinger Al Johnson Souris Elks

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