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The Team plays its home games in Westman Communications Group Place, previously known as the Keystone Arena. They also played at Wheat City Arena until 1969, and the Manex Arena from 1969 to 1972.

1936-40 Manitoba Junior Hockey LeagueEdit





1940-45 World War IIEdit

1945-54 Manitoba Junior Hockey LeagueEdit

1958-64 Return to the MJHLEdit

1964-66 Saskatchewan Junior Hockey LeagueEdit

1966-67 Back to the MJHLEdit

1967-71 WHL, the early yearsEdit


GM & Coach
Incumbent GM/Coach Ed Dorohoy signs with the Winnipeg Jets. Team exec Glen Lawson assumes the GM role and Elliot Chorley is brought in as coach. Chorley resigned in late January because of health reasons. Former Edmonton Oil Kings coach Buster Brayshaw signs for balance of season and the next.


GM & Coach
Buster Brayshaw resigns as coach in early December. Forcing GM Glen Lawson to assumes a dual role while looking for a replacement. Former coach Ron Maxwell is brought in for the balance of the season.


GM & Coach
Coach Ron Maxwell signs for another year, also taking on the GM role.


GM & Coach
Gerry Brisson signs two year contract as GM/Coach.

Major JuniorEdit


GM & Coach
Wheaties hire former Chicago Black Hawks coach Rudy Pilous as Executive General Manager. Pilous relieved GM/Coach Gerry Brisson of his duties and took over the reins as coach and general manager.


GM & Coach Rudy Pilous


GM & Coach
Late in the season GM Rudy Pilous relieved himself of coaching duties, appointing trainer Rocky Addison as coach.


GM & Coach
Incumbent GM Rudy Pilous signs with the WHA’s Winnipeg Jets.


GM & Coach
When Jack Brockest was named Team GM, the first thing he did was hire Dunc McCallum as coach.

Team recordsEdit

Team Records for a single season
Most Points1251978-79
Most Wins581978-79
Most Goals For4911978-79
Least Goals For2121999-00
Least Goals Against1872002-03
Most Goals Against4811984-85
Individual player records for a single season
Most GoalsRay Ferraro1081983-84
Most AssistsBrian Propp1121977-78
Most PointsBrian Propp1941978-79
Most Points, rookieBrian Propp1351976-77
Most Points, defensemanCam Plante1401983-84
Best GAA (Goalie)Tyler Plante2.582004-05
Goalies = minimum 1500 minutes played

In 1966, Bill Hunter lead the formation of the Western Canada Junior Hockey League, 5 of the 8 teams in the SJHL joined, the Wheat Kings and the Flin Flon Bombers however joined the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. After one season both would leave and also join the Western Canada Hockey League (the word 'Junior' being dropped from its name).

An earlier incarnation of the Wheat Kings played for the Stanley Cup in 1904, but lost to the Ottawa Senators.

The Wheat Kings hold the CHL record for most points (125) in a single season, setting the mark in 1978-79.

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