- Selkirk Steelers (1979-80 MJHL Season champions)
- Thompson King Miners (1979-80 NJHL Season champions)
|1980 Turnbull Cup|
|NJHL||Thompson King Miners||0|
|1||Thompson King Miners||2||Selkirk Steelers||6|
|2||Thompson King Miners||2||Selkirk Steelers||13|
|3||Thompson King Miners||4||Selkirk Steelers||7|
Saturday, March 29, 1980 at the Winnipeg Arena
The Selkirk Steelers led 3-1 after two periods before exploding for a 6-2 win over the Thompson King Miners in the first game of a best-of-five playoff series for the Manitoba Junior ‘A’ Hockey Championship. Ray Beavis opened the scoring for the Steelers, getting the lone goal of the first period. In the second period Clint Haight and Terry Krulicki scored for the Steelers and Dave Farquhar had King Miners goal on a power play. Larry Mollard, Bill Garrioch, and Haight with his second for the Steelers in the third and Mike Fenske for the King Miners.
Sunday, March 30, 1980 at the Winnipeg Arena
Selkirk's Jim Mollard got the first of his four goals 43 seconds into the first period. At 3:54 of the first period, Steelers Craig McLeod was assessed a rare triple minor penalty, giving the King Miners six minutes of power-play opportunities, instead they gave up two goals to trail 3-0. It was 5-1 after the first, and 7-1 at the end of the second. Rob Martens with three, Clint Haight with a pair, Lyle Phair, Harry Mahood, Dale Krentz, and Bill Garrioch also scored for Selkirk. Dave Farquhar and Murray McDonald scored for Thompson.
Monday, March 31, 1980 at the Winnipeg Arena
The Steelers eased to a 7-4 victory over King Miners to capture the Turnbull Cup. Holding period leads of 1-0 and 5-2, Selkirk cruised to the championship. Greg Waldvogel scored the first 2 goals of the game, Mark Csizmadia, Craig MacLeod, Terry Kalawarny, Rob Martens, and Jim Mollard completed Selkirk scoring. Repling for Thompson was Trevor Wasylenko, Lance Davis, Dwayne Gillies, and Stu Waring.