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This is the 2008-09 Manitoba Junior Hockey League Season, the League's ninety second season.

Preceded by
2007-08 MJHL Season
MJHL Seasons Succeeded by
2009-10 MJHL Season

League NotesEdit

Canadian Junior A Hockey League renamed Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL).
League scheduled Showcase Weekend for October 9th to 11th at Dakota Community Centre in Winnipeg.
Winkler selected to host 2009 Canadian Junior Hockey League Prospects Games.
Dauphin selected to host 2010 RBC Cup.

Regular SeasonEdit

Addison Division
Winnipeg Saints 62 48 11 0 3 381 192 99
Selkirk Steelers 62 45 17 0 0 315 186 90
Winkler Flyers 62 33 25 2 2 285 227 70
Winnipeg South Blues 62 20 42 0 0 195 313 40
Beausejour Blades 62 6 52 2 2 147 424 16
Sher-Wood Division
Portage Terriers 62 46 13 3 0 287 175 95
Dauphin Kings 62 42 16 2 2 253 191 88
OCN Blizzard 62 32 22 5 3 214 211 72
Waywayseecappo Wolverines 62 26 27 3 6 192 200 61
Neepawa Natives 61 24 29 3 5 182 237 56
Swan Valley Stampeders 61 18 39 3 1 165 260 40


  Division Semi-Finals Division Finals Turnbull Cup Championship
  1  Winnipeg Saints 4  
4  Neepawa Natives 0  
  1  Winnipeg Saints 2  
Addison Division
  2  Selkirk Steelers 4  
2  Selkirk Steelers 4
  3  Winkler Flyers 2  
    2  Selkirk Steelers 1
  1  Portage Terriers 4
  1  Portage Terriers 4  
4  Wayway Wolverines 0  
1  Portage Terriers 4
Sher-Wood Division
  2  Dauphin Kings 0  
2  Dauphin Kings 4
  3  OCN Blizzard 2  

Manitoba / Saskatchewan PlayoffEdit

Anavet Cup Championship
Portage lost to Humboldt Broncos (SJHL) 4-games-to-3
see 2009 Anavet Cup

CJHL World Junior A ChallengeEdit

selected to Team Canada West
Player Position Team
Tim Hayduk Forward Winnipeg Saints
Scott Macaulay Defense Winnipeg Saints
see 2008 World Junior A Challenge

CJHL Prospects GameEdit

selected to Team Canada West
Player Position Team
Dallas Drysdale Defense Dauphin Kings
Scott Macaulay Defense Winnipeg Saints
Ryan Marshall Forward Swan Valley Stampeders
Drew Scurfield Defense Winkler Flyers
see 2008 CJHL Prospects Game

World U-17 Hockey ChallengeEdit

selected to Team Canada West
Player Position Team
Jordan DePape Forward Winnipeg Saints
Kyle Krzyzaniak Defense Neepawa Natives
Peter Stoykewych Defense Winnipeg South Blues
see 2009 World U-17 Hockey Challenge

All-Star Challenge WeekendEdit

Prospects Game
All-Star Weekend kicked off in Selkirk on Saturday, January 24, when the Sher-Wood young guns edged out the Addison squad 6-5 in the MJHL Prospects Game. Kajon McKay led the way with 2 goals and 2 assists.

see 2009 MJHL Prospects Game

All-Star Game
On Sunday, the MJHL held it's All-Star Game. The game was a free-wheeling affair and a nightmare for goaltenders, but a goalscorers dream. When the dust settled, the Sher-Wood Division had won 14-13.

see 2009 MJHL All-Star Game

In Season AwardsEdit

Player of the Week Players of the Month

League LeadersEdit

Category Player Team Amount
Most Points Dan Watt Winnipeg Saints 136
Most Goals Dan Watt Winnipeg Saints 62
Most Assists Dan Watt Winnipeg Saints 74
Top Goals Against Average Brett Willows Dauphin Kings 2.34

Scoring LeadersEdit

Rank Player Team G A Pts
1 Dan Watt Winnipeg Saints 62 74 136
2 Adam Pleskach Selkirk Steelers 57 55 112
3 Blake Chartier Winnipeg Saints 45 62 107
Russ Payne Selkirk Steelers 40 67 107
5 Nick Lazorko Winkler Flyers 54 49 103
Riley Nixdorf Portage Terriers 37 66 103
7 Eric Delong Portage Terriers 46 47 93
8 Cam McGeough Dauphin Kings 33 59 92
9 Colan Jackson Selkirk Steelers 38 51 89
10 Rejean Carriere Winnipeg Saints 34 54 88


Trophy Winner Team
MVP Eric Delong Portage Terriers
Top Goaltender Alan Armour Selkirk Steelers
Top Defenseman Scott Macaulay Winnipeg Saints
Rookie of the Year Jordan DePape Winnipeg Saints
Hockey Ability and Sportsmanship Eric Delong Portage Terriers
Coach of the Year Doug Hedley OCN Blizzard
Scoring Champion Dan Watt Winnipeg Saints
Playoff MVP Drew Ellement Portage Terriers

CJHL AwardsEdit

Player Team Category
Eric Delong Portage Terriers MJHL Player of the Year
CJHL Player of the Year


Scholarship Player Team
RBC Financial Group Eric Delong Portage Terriers
Ed Belfour
High Performance Award
Dan Campbell Winnipeg South Blues
Craig Cornelson Winkler Flyers
Greg Reimer Winkler Flyers
MJHL Scholarship Fund Dan Campbell Winnipeg South Blues
Jordan Davies Winnipeg Saints
Cam McGeough Dauphin Kings

All-Star TeamsEdit

First All-Star Team
Eric DelongRuss PayneDan Watt
Portage TerriersSelkirk SteelersWinnipeg Saints
Drew EllementScott Macaulay
Portage TerriersWinnipeg Saints
Alan Armour
Selkirk Steelers
Second All-Star Team
Jason BowlesZeanan ButernowskiAdam Pleskach
Wayway WolverinesOCN BlizzardSelkirk Steelers
Kevin FalloonSteven Shamanski
Dauphin KingsDauphin Kings
David Aime
OCN Blizzard
Rookie All-Star Team
Jordan DePapeDerek GingeraBrenden Walker
Winnipeg SaintsSelkirk SteelersPortage Terriers
Dylan HeidePeter Stoykewych
Selkirk SteelersWinnipeg South Blues
Joey Rewucki
Selkirk Steelers

Alumni NewsEdit

see 2008-09 MJHL Alumni News

Alumni news

in the NewsEdit


  • Travis Hamonic selected by the New York Islanders in the second round of the NHL Entry Draft.
  • Eric Mestery selected by the Washington Capitals in the second round of the NHL Entry Draft.
  • Matt Calvert selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the fifth round of the NHL Entry Draft.
  • Sean Collins selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the seventh round of the NHL Entry Draft.


  • Barry Trotz became only the 10th person to coach in 750 NHL games.


  • Landon Kroeker and the SAIT Trojans won the ACAC Hockey Championship.


  • Erik Petersen coached for Denmark at the World U-18 Championship.
  • Travis Zajac and Team Canada won silver at the World Hockey Championship.

National Hockey LeagueEdit


Major Junior PlayersEdit

University & CollegeEdit


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