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1970-71 MJHL Season

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This is the 1970-71 Manitoba Junior Hockey League Season.

CAHA NotesEdit

The Canadian Amateur Hockey Association divided Junior A Hockey into two categories, Tier 1 and Tier 2.
Tier 1 was limited to only three leagues, the Ontario Major Junior Hockey League, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, and the Western Canada Hockey League. The remaining Junior A Leagues fell into Tier 2. Only Tier 1 Leagues were allowed to play for the Memorial Cup, Canada’s Junior A Championship.

In May 1970, Frank McKinnon tabled a motion at the CAHA annual general meeting to allow the remaining Junior A Leagues to compete for a national championship. The motion was carried and the Manitoba Amateur Hockey Association donated the Manitoba Centennial Trophy, in celebration of Manitoba's centennial (1970).

In time, Tier 1 would become known as Major Junior, and Tier 2 as simply Junior A.

League NotesEdit

Terry Sawchuk Memorial Trophy for Top Goaltender introduced.

Regular SeasonEdit

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
North Division
Kenora Muskies 48 29 16 3 228 179 61
Portage Terriers 48 27 15 6 163 158 60
Dauphin Kings 48 28 17 3 224 176 59
Selkirk Steelers 48 8 34 6 142 242 22
South Division
West Kildonan North Stars 48 21 19 8 210 201 50
St. James Canadians 48 21 22 5 170 184 47
St. Boniface Saints 48 19 22 7 209 195 45
Winnipeg Monarchs 48 16 24 8 210 221 40

PlayoffsEdit

  Division Semi-Finals Division Finals Turnbull Cup Championship
                           
  1  Kenora Muskies 4  
3  Dauphin Kings 3  
  1  Kenora Muskies 4  
North Division
  4  Selkirk Steelers 1  
2  Portage Terriers 2
  4  Selkirk Steelers 4  
    1  Kenora Muskies 0
  3  St. Boniface Saints 4
  1  West Kildonan North Stars 3  
3  St. Boniface Saints 4  
3  St. Boniface Saints 4
South Division
  2  St. James Canadians 0  
2  St. James Canadians 4
  4  Winnipeg Monarchs 2  


Manitoba / Saskatchewan PlayoffEdit

Manitoba/Saskatchewan Playoff
St. Boniface defeated Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL) 4-games-to-2
see 1971 Manitoba/Saskatchewan Junior A Playoff

Western Canada ChampionshipEdit

Abbott Cup Championship
St. Boniface lost to Red Deer Rustlers (AJHL) 4-games-to-none
see 1971 Abbott Cup

League LeadersEdit

Category Player Team Amount
Most Points Dan Tremblay Dauphin Kings 109
Most Goals Ken George Kenora Muskies 48
Most Assists Dan Tremblay Dauphin Kings 72
Top Goals Against Average Curt Ridley Portage Terriers 3.31

League RecordEdit

Player Team Achievement Amount
Ken George Kenora Muskies Most Goals--Left Wing 48

Scoring LeadersEdit

Rank Player Team G A Pts
1 Dan Tremblay Dauphin Kings 37 72 109
2 Ken George Kenora Muskies 48 34 82
3 Don McLaughlin Winnipeg Monarchs 35 42 77
4 Tom Thomsen Kenora Muskies 26 47 73
5 George Jacobson West Kildonan North Stars 24 42 66
6 Rick Miller Kenora Muskies 36 29 65
7 Jim Carter St. Boniface Saints 44 17 61
8 Ron Wallace Kenora Muskies 16 44 60
9 Dave Pile Selkirk Steelers 22 35 57
10 Dave Goring Winnipeg Monarchs 31 25 56

AwardsEdit

Trophy Winner Team
MVP ?????
Top Goaltender Curt Ridley Portage Terriers
Rookie of the Year Bill Kriski St. Boniface Saints
Hockey Ability and Sportsmanship ?????
Scoring Champion Dan Tremblay Dauphin Kings

All-Star TeamsEdit

North Division
First All-Star Team
Goaltender Curt Ridley Portage Terriers
Defensemen Norm Johnston Selkirk Steelers
Mike Korney Dauphin Kings
Centerman Tom Thomsen Kenora Muskies
Leftwinger Ken George Kenora Muskies
Rightwinger Dan Tremblay Dauphin Kings
Second All-Star Team
Goaltender Rick St. Croix Kenora Muskies
Defensemen Manley Dubroy Kenora Muskies
Frank Taylor Portage Terriers
Centerman Dave Pile Selkirk Steelers
Leftwinger Ron Hildebrand Selkirk Steelers
Rightwinger Rick Miller Kenora Muskies
South Division
First All-Star Team
Goaltender Gordon Tumilson West Kildonan North Stars
Defensemen Steve Craft St. Boniface Saints
Terry Phillips St. James Canadians
Centerman Rick Sedgwick St. Boniface Saints
Leftwinger Don McLaughlin Winnipeg Monarchs
Rightwinger Wayne Albo St. Boniface Saints
Second All-Star Team
Goaltender Bill Kriski St. Boniface Saints
Defensemen John Bednarski West Kildonan North Stars
George Mann St. Boniface Saints
Centerman Ray Huska St. James Canadians
Leftwinger Don Deprez West Kildonan North Stars
Rightwinger Dave Beer St. James Canadians
Laurie Sutton St. Boniface Saints

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