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For other teams named Kenora Thistles, please see Kenora Thistles (disambiguation)


The Kenora Thistles were a Canadian Junior "A" ice hockey team from Kenora, Ontario. They were members of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) from 1975-76 to 1981-82.

In the summer of 75, the Kenora Muskies were renamed in honor of the 1907 Stanley Cup winning team, the Kenora Thistles. The Muskies started playing in the MJHL in 1968. Just before the start of the 1982-83 season, Kenora withdrew fom the MJHL.

Season-by-Season RecordEdit

Note: click on season for team rosters or on league for direct link to that season.

Season League GP W L T GF GA Points Finish Playoffs
1975-76 MJHL 52 16 32 4 253 316 36 5th South DNQ
1976-77 MJHL 52 28 24 0 258 244 56 2nd South Lost Div Final
1977-78 MJHL 52 32 18 2 312 233 66 1st South Lost Div Final
1978-79 MJHL 48 27 20 1 315 286 55 3rd South Lost Div Semi
1979-80 MJHL 48 22 25 1 266 289 45 5th South Lost Div Semi
1980-81 MJHL 47 13 31 3 - - 29 4th South Lost Div Semi
1981-82 MJHL 48 12 35 1 193 297 25 4th South Lost Div Semi

MJHL Award Winners, League Leaders, & All-StarsEdit

Season Player Achievement
1976-77 Dan Bryck All-Star Team
Phil Fafard All-Star Team Coach
1977-78 Dan Bryck Top Defenseman Award
All-Star Team
Larry Beck Rookie of the Year
Randy Sherman All-Star Team
1978-79 Larry Beck Scoring Champion
All-Star Team
1979-80 Larry Beck Scoring Champion
Most Assists
All-Star Team
Rick Lindquist Hockey Ability and Sportsmanship Award
1980-81 Rick Lindquist Hockey Ability and Sportsmanship Award
First All-Star Team

NHL AlumniEdit

Dave Allison Mike Allison Tim Coulis Ted Nolan

NHL Draft PicksEdit

Draft Year Player Drafted by Round Overall
1978 Tim Coulis Washington Capitals 1 18
Ted Nolan Detroit Red Wings 5 78
Murray Skinner Boston Bruins 7 119
1980 Mike Allison New York Rangers 2 35
1981 Terry Tait Minnesota North Stars 4 69

Thistles ListsEdit

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