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1959-60 MJHL Season

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This is the 1959-60 Manitoba Junior Hockey League Season.

League NotesEdit

Transcona Rangers moved back to Winnipeg and changed their name back to the Winnipeg Rangers.
Teams started to use home and away jerseys.
League scheduled 80 games, 32 per team.
League brought back the Charlie Gardiner Series.

Charlie Gardiner SeriesEdit

Preseason tournament involving only Winnipeg area teams, held at the Olympic Rink on October 18.
St. Boniface 3 Monarchs 0
Rangers 2 Braves 1 (OT)
St. Boniface 1 Rangers 0 (OT)
St. Boniface Canadiens won the Charlie Gardiner Memorial Trophy

Regular SeasonEdit

Brandon Wheat Kings 32 23 6 3 185 79 49
St. Boniface Canadiens 31 21 9 1 140 88 43
Winnipeg Braves 31 16 14 1 141 126 33
Winnipeg Rangers 31 10 20 1 100 144 21
Winnipeg Monarchs 31 5 26 0 90 219 10

Note: Balance of season cancelled since games had no bearing on standings.


Brandon defeated Braves 3-games-to-1
Rangers defeated St. Boniface 3-games-to-2
Manitoba Championship (Turnbull Cup)
Brandon defeated Rangers 3-games-to-2 with 2 games tied

Memorial Cup PlayoffsEdit

Western Canada Semi-Final
Brandon defeated Fort William Hurricanes (TBJHL) 4-games-to-none
Western Canada Championship (Abbott Cup)
Brandon lost to Edmonton Oil Kings (AAHA) 4-games-to-3
see 1959-60 Western Canada Memorial Cup Playoffs

All-Star GameEdit

Ted Taylor broke a 5-5 tie at 11:24 of the third period, as the League leading Brandon Wheat Kings defeated the Manitoba Junior Hockey League's best 6-5, in the inaugural MJHL All-Star Game in Brandon on January 4.

see 1960 MJHL All-Star Game

League LeadersEdit

Category Player Team Amount
Most Points George Hill Brandon Wheat Kings 62
Most Goals John Ayotte Winnipeg Braves 34
Most Assists George Hill Brandon Wheat Kings 31
Bob Leiter Winnipeg Braves 31
John Rodger St. Boniface Canadiens 31
Top Goals Against Average Don Holmes Brandon Wheat Kings 2.24

Scoring LeadersEdit

Rank Player Team G A Pts
1 George Hill Brandon Wheat Kings 31 31 62
2 Bob Leiter Winnipeg Braves 22 31 53
3 Wayne Gurba Brandon Wheat Kings 25 24 49
John Rodger St. Boniface Canadiens 18 31 49
5 John Ayotte Winnipeg Braves 34 13 47
Ron Baryluk Brandon Wheat Kings 26 21 47
Bryan Hextall Brandon Wheat Kings 22 25 47
8 Billy Staub St. Boniface Canadiens 22 23 45
9 Bill Dowhan Winnipeg Braves 14 24 38
10 Dave Richardson Winnipeg Rangers 19 17 36
Rich Panson St. Boniface Canadiens 9 27 36

Leading GoaltendersEdit

Rank Player Team GAA
1 Don Holmes Brandon Wheat Kings 2.24
2 Paul Sexsmith St. Boniface Canadiens 2.76
3 Ernie Wakely Winnipeg Braves 3.67


Trophy Winner Team
MVP Bob Leiter Winnipeg Braves
Rookie of the Year George Hill Brandon Wheat Kings
Scoring Champion George Hill Brandon Wheat Kings

All-Star TeamEdit

First Line
Wayne GurbaGeorge HillJack Matheson
Brandon Wheat KingsBrandon Wheat KingsBrandon Wheat Kings
Lew MuellerBob Woytowich
Winnipeg BravesWinnipeg Rangers
Paul Sexsmith
St. Boniface Canadiens
Second Line
Jerry KrukBob LeiterRon Baryluk
St. Boniface CanadiensWinnipeg BravesBrandon Wheat Kings
Jim KenningDunc McCallum
Winnipeg MonarchsBrandon Wheat Kings
Third Line
Dennis RathwellBryan HextallBilly Staub
Winnipeg MonarchsBrandon Wheat KingsSt. Boniface Canadiens
Jake Milford
Brandon Wheat Kings
Bill Addison
Winnipeg Braves


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