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MJHL the 70's

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Swedish ImportEdit

In September of 1971, Winnipeg Monarchs President Bob Westmacott announced 17 year old Stefen Lindberg of Sweden had been invited to training camp. Jack Bownass, former coach of Canada's National Team, recommended Lindberg to the Monarchs.

the Steelers RuleEdit

The Steelers dominated, including 3 in a row. The 74 Steelers were inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame, as were the 73 Portage Terriers. In 75, Jim Misener of the Dauphin Kings led the league in goals with 73, breaking Bobby Clarke’s single season record of 71. In 77, the Dauphin Kings won their 4th MJHL title in a decade, led by Misener who became the MJHL career leader in goals, assists, and points.

The Chris Walby IncidentEdit

On April 5, 1977, MJHL commissioner Bill Addison called off the Turnbull Cup Finals between the Dauphin Kings and Kildonan North Stars, saying "No, I am not going to allow these characters an opportunity to beat on each other any longer. I am calling the series (a best-of-seven) and awarding it to Dauphin on the basis they won two of the three games completed." The decision came just hours after the two clubs had engaged in a pre-game brawl, in which two Kings players were taken to hospital and two North Stars were criminally charged. Chris Walby was later convicted of common assault, and granted a conditional discharge. The CAHA was not as kind, suspending Walby for life.

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