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This is the 1996-97 Manitoba Junior Hockey League Season.

League NotesEdit

MJHL expands to The Pas, as OCN Blizzard join Allard Division.
Southeast Blades granted a one year leave of absence.
Steve "Boomer" Hawrysh Memorial Award for League MVP introduced.
MJHL Top Goaltender Award introduced.
RBC Financial Group Scholarship introduced.

Regular SeasonEdit

Team GP W L T SOL GF GA PTS
Addison Division
St. James Canadians 56 31 22 3 0 229 187 65
Selkirk Steelers 56 26 26 1 3 244 275 56
St. Boniface Saints 56 25 29 1 1 252 278 52
Winnipeg South Blues 56 19 32 3 2 240 282 43
Allard Division
Winkler Flyers 56 41 13 1 1 290 184 84
OCN Blizzard 56 33 18 1 4 280 231 71
Portage Terriers 56 31 22 1 2 243 200 65
Neepawa Natives 56 23 30 2 1 246 284 49
Dauphin Kings 56 16 38 1 1 204 291 34

PlayoffsEdit

  Division Semi-Finals Division Finals Turnbull Cup Championship
                           
  1  St. James Canadians 4  
4  Winnipeg South Blues 1  
  1  St. James Canadians 4  
Addison Division
  2  Selkirk Steelers 0  
2  Selkirk Steelers 4
  3  St. Boniface Saints 3  
    1  St. James Canadians 4
  2  OCN Blizzard 1
  1  Winkler Flyers 4  
4  Neepawa Natives 3  
1  Winkler Flyers 0
Allard Division
  2  OCN Blizzard 4  
2  OCN Blizzard 4
  3  Portage Terriers 1  


Manitoba / Saskatchewan PlayoffEdit

Anavet Cup Championship
St. James lost to Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL) 4-games-to-1
see 1997 Anavet Cup

All-Star GameEdit

see 1997 MJHL All-Star Game

Players of the MonthEdit

October Player Chris Thomas Winkler Flyers
Goaltender Chris Brett St. James Canadians
Defenseman John McCusker OCN Blizzard
Rookie Konrad McKay OCN Blizzard
November Player Pat Saurette Selkirk Steelers
Goaltender Brent Zelenewich St. James Canadians
Defenseman Arik Engbrecht Portage Terriers
Rookie Tim Skarperud Portage Terriers
December Player Ryan McCormack Portage Terriers
Goaltender Eric Pateman Winkler Flyers
Defenseman Chad Yeomans Winkler Flyers
Rookie Jeff McGill Winkler Flyers
January Player Ryan McCormack Portage Terriers
Goaltender Ryan Peters Winnipeg South Blues
Defenseman Duvie Westcott Winnipeg South Blues
Rookie Tyler Arnason Winnipeg South Blues
February Player Chris Thomas Winkler Flyers
Goaltender Garth Shindle Portage Terriers
Defenseman Barrett Labossiere OCN Blizzard
Rookie Ryan Person OCN Blizzard
March Player Chris Kavanaugh St. James Canadians
Goaltender Brent Zelenewich St. James Canadians
Defenseman Reynold Monias OCN Blizzard
Rookie Troy Stewart Neepawa Natives

League LeadersEdit

Category Player Team Amount
Most Points Chris Thomas Winkler Flyers 112
Most Goals Chris Thomas Winkler Flyers 50
Most Assists Chris Thomas Winkler Flyers 62
Top Goals Against Average Brent Zelenewich St. James Canadians 3.10

Scoring LeadersEdit

Rank Player Team G A Pts
1 Chris Thomas Winkler Flyers 50 62 112
2 Jedd Crumb Winnipeg South Blues 47 55 102
3 Ryan McCormack Portage Terriers 45 56 101
4 Craig Malaschuk St. Boniface Saints 40 49 89
5 Tyler Arnason Winnipeg South Blues 35 50 85
6 Tim Skarperud Portage Terriers 35 49 84
7 Kevin Ploegman Selkirk Steelers 35 48 83
Paul Saurette Selkirk Steelers 31 52 83
9 Cliff Duchesne OCN Blizzard 40 41 81
Konrad McKay OCN Blizzard 23 58 81

AwardsEdit

Trophy Winner Team
MVP Chris Thomas Winkler Flyers
Top Goaltender Eric Pateman Winkler Flyers
Top Defenseman Arik Engbrecht Portage Terriers
Rookie of the Year Tyler Arnason Winnipeg South Blues
Hockey Ability and Sportsmanship Tim Skarperud Portage Terriers
Coach of the Year Gardiner MacDougall OCN Blizzard
Scoring Champion Chris Thomas Winkler Flyers
Playoff MVP ?????

CJAHL AwardEdit

Player Team Category
Chris Thomas Winkler Flyers MJHL Player of the Year

ScholarshipsEdit

Scholarship Player Team
Ken "Friar" Nicolson Award Arik Engbrecht Portage Terriers
RBC Financial Group (MJHL) Pat Saurette Selkirk Steelers

All-Star TeamsEdit

All-Star Team
Jedd CrumbRyan McCormackChris Thomas
Winnipeg South BluesPortage TerriersWinkler Flyers
Arik EngbrechtCraig Slasor
Portage TerriersSt. James Canadians
Eric Pateman
Winkler Flyers
Rookie All-Star Team
?????

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