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Manitoba is one of Canada's 10 provinces, with a population of 1,182,921 (2007) . It was officially recognized by the Federal Government in 1870 as separate from the Northwest Territories, and became the first Province created from the Territories. It is the eastern most of the three Prairie Provinces. The word "Manitoba" is etymologically related to the native word "manitou" which means spirit. Manitoba, in the Red River area, contained the first western colony and settlement area of Canada.

Hockey in ManitobaEdit

currently
Professional
Winnipeg Jets
Major Junior
Brandon Wheat Kings
Balmoral Hall Blazers
Junior A
Manitoba Junior Hockey League
Flin Flon Bombers
Junior B
Keystone Junior Hockey League
Junior C
Hanover Tache Junior Hockey League
Other Junior
Manitoba Major Junior Hockey League
Manitoba Women's Junior Hockey League
Midget AAA
Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Manitoba Female Midget Hockey League
Senior
Carillon Senior Hockey League
Manitoba East Hockey League
North Central Hockey League
South Eastern Manitoba Hockey League
Tiger Hills Hockey League
Winnipeg Women's Hockey League

The Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League, play in Winnipeg at the MTS Centre. The Brandon Wheat Kings are longtime members of the Major Junior circuit, Western Hockey League. In Junior 'A', Manitoba boasts twelve teams, plus a Junior B, Junior C and Junior Womens loop. Manitoba also boasts 2 Midget AAA league, and in senior, six leagues.


Hockey Manitoba is the governing body of all amateur ice hockey in Manitoba, Canada. Hockey Manitoba is a branch affiliate of Hockey Canada, and was founded in 1914 as the Manitoba Amateur Hockey Association.


Each season, Hockey Manitoba hosts the Minor Hockey Provincial Championships. Approximately 35 communites across the province host provincial tournaments as 400 team entries and 6,000 players compete for a chance to win a Provincial Championship. Various provincial categories are held in both male and female hockey in the Atom, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget age divisions.


Hockey HistoryEdit




Famous Hockey PlayersEdit

Dan Bain Andy Bathgate Ed Belfour Jennifer Botterill
Turk Broda Bobby Clarke Art Coulter Tom Dunderdale
Red Dutton Frank Frederickson Charlie Gardiner Herb Gardiner
Butch Goring Joe Hall Ted Hampson George Hay
Andy Hebenton Bryan Hextall Ron Hextall Dick Irvin
Ching Johnson Tom Johnson Reggie Leach Bill Masterton
Steamer Maxwell Bill Mosienko Harry Oliver Babe Pratt
Bill Ranford Ken Reardon Terry Sawchuk Sami Jo Small
Joe Simpson Jack Stewart Blaine Stoughton Jonathan Toews

List of Manitoba PlayersEdit

Towns of ManitobaEdit

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Largest municipalities by population
City 2001 2006
Winnipeg 619,544 633,451
Brandon 39,716 41,511
Thompson 13,256 13,446
Portage la Prairie 12,976 12,728
Steinbach 9,227 11,066
Selkirk 9,752 9,515
Winkler 7,943 9,106
Dauphin 8,085 7,906
Table source: Statistics Canada



Towns of Manitoba
Please note that this list may not be complete
Albert - Alexander - Alonsa - Altona - Amaranth - Angusville - Anola - Arborg - Argyle - Arrow River - Ashern - Assiniboia - Austin - Badger - Bakers Narrows - Baldur - Barnsley - Beausejour - Belair - Benito - Binscarth - Birch River - Birds Hill - Birtle - Bissett - Blumenort - Boissevain - Bowsman - Bradwardine - Brandon - Brochet - Brookdale - Brunkild - Bruxelles - Caliento - Camperville - Carberry - Carman - Cartwright - Churchill - Clandeboye - Clearwater - Cormorant - Cowan - Cranberry Portage - Cross Lake - Crystal City - Cypress River - Dallas - Darlinford - Dauphin - Deloraine - Dominion City - Duck Bay - Dugald - Durban - Easterville - East Kildonan - East Selkirk - East St. Paul - Ebb and Flow - Eddystone - Elgin - Elie - Elkhorn - Elma - Elm Creek - Elmwood - Elphinstone - Emerson - Erickson - Eriksdale - Ethelbert - Falcon Lake - Fisher Branch - Flin Flon - Fork River - Forrest - Fort Alexander - Fort Garry - Foxwarren - Fraserwood - Friedensruh - Garden City - Garden Hill - Gardenton - Garson - Gilbert Plains - Gillam - Gimli - Gladstone - Glenboro - Gods Lake Narrows - Gods River - Grande Pointe - Grand Rapids - Grandview - Gretna - Grosse Isle - Grunthal - Grunton - Hadashville - Hamiota - Hartney - Haywood - Hochfeld - Holland - Île-des-Chênes - Ilford - Island Lake - Kensville - Kenton - Killarney - Kleefeld - Koostatak - La Broquerie - Lac Brochet - Lac du Bonnet - Lakeland - Landmark - La Rivière - LaSalle - Leaf Rapids - Letellier - Libeau - Little Grand Rapids - Lockport - Lorette - Lundar - Lynn Lake - MacGregor - Manitou - Mariapolis - Marius - Marquette - Mather - Matlock - McAuley - McCreary - Melita - Miami - Miniota - Minitonas - Minnedosa - Minto - Mitchell - Moose Lake - Morden - Morris - Narcisse - Neelin - Neepawa - Nelson House - New Bothwell - Newdale - Niverville - North Cypress - Norway House - Norwood - Notre Dame de Lourdes - Oakbank - Oakbluff - Oakburn - Oak Lake - Oakville - Ochre River - Olha - Onanole - Opaskwayak Cree Nation - Oxford House - Peguis - Petersfield - Pierson - Pikwitonei - Pilot Mound - Pinawa - Pine Falls - Piney - Piperstone - Plum Coulee - Poplar Point - Portage la Prairie - Powerview - Pukatawagan - Rapid City - Red Sucker Lake - Reinfeld - Reston - Richer - River Hills - Rivers - Riverton - Roblin - Roland - Rosenort - Rossburn - Russell - St. Adolphe - St. Andrews - St. Boniface - St. Claude - St. Clements - St. Eustache - St. Georges - St. Germain - St. James - St. Jean Baptiste - St. Laurent - St. Lazare - St. Lupicin - St. Malo - St. Pierre-Jolys - St. Theresa Point - St. Vital - Ste. Anne - Ste. Rose du Lac - Sagkeeng - Sandy Bar - Sandy Lake - Sanford - Selkirk - Seven Sisters - Shamattawa - Sherridon - Shilo - Shoal Lake - Silver - Snowflake - Snow Lake - Solsgirth - Somerset - Souris - South Indian Lake - South Junction - Split Lake - Sprague - Springfield - Starbuck - Steinbach - Stonewall - Stony Mountain - Strathclair - Stuartburn - Sundance - Sundown - Swan Lake - Swan River - Tadoule Lake - Teulon - The Pas - Thompson - Thornhill - Tolstoi - Transcona - Treherne - Tyndall - Vassar - Vermette - Virden - Vista - Vita - Waasagomach - Wabowden - Wanless - Warren - Waskada - Wawanesa - Waywayseecappo - Wellwood - Westbourne - Weston - West St. Paul - Whitemouth - Winkler - Winnipeg - Winnipeg Beach - Winnipegosis - Woodlands - York Factory - York Landing - Zhodan



Canadian Provinces
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