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This is the 2015-16 Manitoba Junior Hockey League Season, the League's ninety ninth season.

Preceded by
2014-15 MJHL Season
MJHL seasons Succeeded by
2016-17 MJHL Season

League NotesEdit

League schedules Showcase Weekend for October 1st to 3rd in Winnipeg at the MTS IcePlex.

Regular SeasonEdit

1 Portage Terriers 60 52 6 2 273 122 106
2 Steinbach Pistons 60 45 10 5 248 133 95
3 Winkler Flyers 60 42 13 5 255 149 89
4 Virden Oil Capitals 60 37 21 2 194 141 76
5 Winnipeg Blues 60 32 18 10 210 168 74
6 OCN Blizzard 60 27 30 3 183 213 57
7 Swan Valley Stampeders 60 22 29 9 173 204 53
8 Selkirk Steelers 60 23 31 6 192 252 52
9 Dauphin Kings 60 21 33 6 181 244 48
10 Waywayseecappo Wolverines 60 16 39 5 147 247 37
11 Neepawa Natives 60 13 45 2 129 312 28


Survivor Series
Swan Valley defeated Waywayseecappo 2-games-to-none
Selkirk defeated Dauphin 2-games-to-none
Portage defeated Selkirk 4-games-to-none
Steinbach defeated Swan Valley 4-games-to-none
Winkler defeated OCN 4-games-to-1
Winnipeg defeated Virden 4-games-to-3
Portage defeated Winnipeg 4-games-to-none
Steinbach defeated Winkler 4-games-to-3
Turnbull Cup Championship
Portage defeated Steinbach 4-games-to-1

Western Canada Championship TournamentEdit

Western Canada Cup Championship
Portage finished 3rd
Brad Bowles named MVP, Brett Orr Top Defenseman, & both Tournament All-Stars
see 2016 Western Canada Cup

CJHL World Junior A ChallengeEdit

selected to Team Canada West
Player Position Team
Brett Orr Defense Portage Terriers
Dean Stewart Defense Portage Terriers
Paul Dyck Assistant Coach Steinbach Pistons
see 2015 World Junior A Challenge

CJHL Prospects GameEdit

selected to Team Canada West
Player Position Team
Dean Stewart Defense Portage Terriers
see 2016 CJHL Prospects Game

In Season AwardsEdit

Player of the Week Players of the Month Peak Performer of the Month
CJHL 3 Stars of the Month
Star Month Player Team
3 September Brad Bowles Portage Terriers
1 October Nathan Park Portage Terriers

League LeadersEdit

Category Player Team Amount
Most Points Brad Bowles Portage Terriers 102
Most Goals Brad Bowles Portage Terriers 45
Most Assists Dan Taillefer Steinbach Pistons 59
Top Goals Against Average Nathan Park Portage Terriers 1.92

League RecordEdit

Player Team Category Amount
Nathan Park Portage Terriers Top Goals Against Average 1.92

Scoring LeadersEdit

Rank Player Team G A Pts
1 Brad Bowles Portage Terriers 45 57 102
2 Logan Harland OCN Blizzard 39 56 95
3 Tristan Keck Winkler Flyers 39 44 83
4 Dan Taillefer Steinbach Pistons 22 59 81
5 Kamerin Nault Winnipeg Blues 37 39 76
6 Cam Whyte Winkler Flyers 35 35 70
7 Taeron Lewis Winnipeg Blues 26 42 68
8 Adam Wowryk Portage Terriers 24 41 65
Shawn Bowles Portage Terriers 19 46 65
10 Scott Gall Winkler Flyers 34 27 61
Cole Smith Steinbach Pistons 26 35 61
Nick Henry Portage Terriers 26 35 61


Trophy Winner Team
MVP Brad Bowles Portage Terriers
Top Goaltender Nathan Park Portage Terriers
Top Defenseman Brett Orr Portage Terriers
Rookie of the Year Nick Henry Portage Terriers
Hockey Ability and Sportsmanship Dan Taillefer Steinbach Pistons
Coach of the Year Blake Spiller Portage Terriers
Scoring Champion Brad Bowles Portage Terriers
Playoff MVP Brad Bowles Portage Terriers

CJHL AwardsEdit

Player Team Category
Chase Brakel Portage Terriers All-Academic Team
Brad Bowles Portage Terriers Western All-Star Team
Blake Spiller Portage Terriers Coach of the Year


Scholarship Player Team
RBC Financial Group Nathan Karlowsky Winkler Flyers
MJHL Scholarship Fund Kyle Bird Virden Oil Capitals
Drake Bodie Virden Oil Capitals
Zak Hicks Winkler Flyers
Alex Keena Waywayseecappo Wolverines
Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba Dan Taillefer Steinbach Pistons

All-Star TeamsEdit

First All-Star Team
Brad BowlesLogan HarlandTristan Keck
Portage TerriersOCN BlizzardWinkler Flyers
Brady KeeperBrett Orr
OCN BlizzardPortage Terriers
Nathan Park
Portage Terriers
Second All-Star Team
Kamerin NaultTyler PennerDan Taillefer
Winnipeg BluesSteinbach PistonsSteinbach Pistons
Zak HicksZach Whitecloud
Winkler FlyersVirden Oil Capitals
Sean Kuehn
Virden Oil Capitals
Rookie All-Star Team
Bennett DalkeNick HenryJosh Tripp
Virden Oil CapitalsPortage TerriersSwan Valley Stampeders
Darby GulaTyler Jubenvill
Steinbach PistonsWinkler Flyers
Emilien Boily
OCN Blizzard

Alumni news

in the NewsEdit



  • San Antonio Rampage signed Justin Hamonic to a one-year AHL level contract.
  • St. John's IceCaps signed Travis Brown to a one-year AHL level contract.


  • Joel Edmundson made the St. Louis Blues opening night roster and his NHL debut on October 8.
  • Wayne Hawrysh, who helped start what became his beloved OCN Blizzard, succumbed to cancer.
  • Jayson Argue named Atlantic Hockey Association Goaltender of the Week (10/20).
  • Pensacola Ice Flyers of the SPHL traded forward Nick Lazorko to the Fayetteville FireAntz.


  • Myles Fee named to the staff for Team Europe's World Cup of Hockey team.
  • Brendan Harms named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week (11/15).
  • Braeden Ostepchuk named NEHC co-Goaltender of the Week (11/15).
  • Derek Gingera named to Rutland Herald Invitational All-Tournament Team.


  • Colorado Eagles of the ECHL traded forward Patrick D'Amico to the Atlanta Gladiators.
  • Craig Simchuk suspended 28 games by SPHL for intent to injure Peoria goalie Kyle Rank.


  • Matthew Hutchinson and Kelsey Annese were murdered at a residence in Geneseo, N.Y (1/17).
  • Jason Kasdorf named ECAC Goaltender of the Week (1/19).
  • Chicago Blackhawks traded Ryan Garbutt to the Anaheim Ducks for Jiri Sekac.



  • Jason Kasdorf nominated for the Mike Richter Award, for most outstanding goaltender in NCAA Division l.
  • Michael Sofillas, Parker Thomas, and Saskatchewan Huskies won the CWUAA Championship.
  • David MacGregor and UMass-Boston Beacons won the NEHC Championship.
  • Jordan DePape selected to the CIS All-Canadian Second Team.
  • Mack Heisinger named ECAC-NE Rookie of the Year, and to Second All-Star Team & All-Rookie Team.
  • Jason Kasdorf signed entry-level contract with the Buffalo Sabres.
  • Brett Pinkerton, Jeremy Olinyk and the Adrian Bulldogs won their second straight NCHA Championship.
  • Gardiner MacDougall and the University of New Brunswick won the CIS Hockey Championship.
  • Jason Kasdorf selected to All-ECAC Second Team.
  • Richard Gratz and the Selkirk College Saints won the BCIHL Championship.
  • Joel Edmundson earned the first NHL goal on a one-timer off Vladimir Tarasenko's feed on March 25.
  • Jack Emmer and the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles won the ACHA Division II National Championship.


  • Craig Scott selected to EPIHL Second All Star Team.
  • Brett Lernout made his NHL debut playing for the Montreal Canadiens on April 2nd.
  • Jason Kasdorf made his NHL debut in Buffalo Sabres home finale, on Friday, April 8th,
    allowing four goals on 30 shots in a 4-1 loss to Columbus Blue Jackets.
  • Bryn Chyzyk and the North Dakota Fighting Hawks won the NCAA Division I Hockey Championship.
  • Myles Fee stepped down as video coach for the Edmonton Oilers after seven years.
  • Roger Tagoona and the Port Huron Prowlers won the FHL Championship.
  • Ryan Garbutt scored his first NHL playoff goal, a game winner on April 23.
  • The St. Louis Blues signed rookie defenceman Joel Edmundson to a two-year contract extension.
  • Travis Hamonic recorded his first NHL playoff goal on April 28th in a win over Tampa Bay Lightning.


National Hockey LeagueEdit

Sean Collins Joel Edmundson Myles Fee Ryan Garbutt
Travis Hamonic Darren Helm Ron Hextall Jason Kasdorf
Brett Lernout Jordin Tootoo Barry Trotz Travis Zajac

Professional PlayersEdit

Major Junior PlayersEdit

University & College PlayersEdit


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