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This is the 1978-79 Manitoba Junior Hockey League Season.

League NotesEdit

Winnipeg Monarchs are sold, relocated to Fort Garry and renamed Fort Garry Blues.

Regular SeasonEdit

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
North Division
Selkirk Steelers 47 29 17 1 256 198 59
Portage Terriers 48 26 22 0 267 289 52
Dauphin Kings 48 22 25 1 247 272 45
Brandon Travellers 48 17 30 1 254 282 35
South Division
St. James Canadians 48 30 18 0 273 221 60
Kildonan North Stars 48 27 19 2 260 221 56
Kenora Thistles 48 27 20 1 315 286 55
St. Boniface Saints 48 21 26 1 229 226 43
Fort Garry Blues 47 12 34 1 196 302 25

Feb. 16 game, Fort Garry at Selkirk, was cancelled after the ice plant broke down.

PlayoffsEdit

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


Manitoba / Saskatchewan PlayoffEdit

Anavet Cup Championship
Selkirk lost to Prince Albert Raiders (SJHL) 4-games-to-1
see 1979 Anavet Cup

League LeadersEdit

Category Player Team Amount
Most Points Larry Beck Kenora Thistles 123
Most Goals Darryl Henry Portage Terriers 52
Kevin Lunney Kildonan North Stars 52
Most Assists ?????
Top Goals Against Average Karl Friesen Kildonan North Stars 3.94

AwardsEdit

Trophy Winner Team
MVP Karl Friesen Kildonan North Stars
Top Goaltender Karl Friesen Kildonan North Stars
Top Defenseman Rich Little Dauphin Kings
Rookie of the Year Mike Mahood Kildonan North Stars
Hockey Ability and Sportsmanship Rene Hunter Dauphin Kings
Scoring Champion Larry Beck Kenora Thistles

CAHA AwardEdit

Player Team Category
Karl Friesen Kildonan North Stars Western Canada Nominee
for
Canada's Junior A Player of the Year

All-Star TeamEdit

All-Star Team
Kevin LunneyLarry BeckCraig MacLeod
Kildonan North Stars Kenora ThistlesSelkirk Steelers
Mike DemareRich Little
St. Boniface SaintsDauphin Kings
Karl Friesen
Kildonan North Stars
Coach
Bob Woytowich
Selkirk Steelers

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