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Current season or competition:
2016-17 MJHL Season
MJHL LOGO
Formerly Winnipeg and District
Junior Hockey League
Founded 1917
Commissioner Kim Davis
No. of teams 11
Official website MJHLhockey.ca
Related competitions Western Canada Cup,
RBC Cup

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) is a Junior A hockey league operating in the Canadian province of Manitoba. The MJHL is one of ten Junior A Hockey Leagues in Canada and are a member of the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) and Hockey Canada. The League champion is awarded the Turnbull Cup and represents Manitoba at the Western Canada Cup. The winner and the runner-up of that tournament represent Western Canada at the RBC Cup for the National Championship.

The Manitoba Amateur Hockey Association started the League as the Winnipeg and District Junior Hockey League (WJrHL) for the 1917-18 season, changing to their current name in 1933.

Currently, the League consists of 11 teams. Each team plays a balanced 60-game schedule, playing against each other six times (three home / three away). Showcase Weekend is held in mid December at the MTS Iceplex, in front of scouts from all over North America. A total of 8 teams make the playoffs. Which are an elimination tournament consisting of three rounds of best-of-seven series: 1st playing 8th, 2nd vs 7th, 3rd vs 6th and 4th vs 5th. The winner becomes the MJHL, Manitoba, and Turnbull Cup champions.

see List of MJHL Seasons

TeamsEdit

MJHL 2014-15
Team Center
Dauphin Kings Dauphin
Neepawa Natives Neepawa
OCN Blizzard The Pas
Portage Terriers Portage la Prairie
Selkirk Steelers Selkirk
Steinbach Pistons Steinbach
Swan Valley Stampeders Swan River
Virden Oil Capitals Virden
Waywayseecappo Wolverines Waywayseecappo
Winkler Flyers Winkler
Winnipeg Blues Winnipeg

HistoryEdit

The Winnipeg and District Junior Hockey League became official on the evening of Wednesday, December 12, 1917. The League operated as Manitoba's only Junior A hockey league until 1931. For the 1931-32 season the WJrHL had a rival, the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. And the two league champions would play off for the Provincial crown. The rivalry was short lived, with all the MJHL Teams joining the WJrHL for the following season. The 1932-33 season proved to be a tough one for the WJrHL, dealing with the constant rumors of the league collapsing, somehow the Teams banded together to remain one. However, for the 1933-34 season the League made one change, it was renamed the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.

Over the years, more than 270 MJHL players have gone on to play in the National Hockey League, and
14 of those MJHL graduates have been inducted into the players category of the Hockey Hall of Fame:

Andy Bathgate, Ed Belfour, Turk Broda, Art Coulter, Bobby Clarke, Charlie Gardiner, Bryan Hextall,
Tom Johnson, Bill Mosienko, Harry Oliver, Babe Pratt, Chuck Rayner, Terry Sawchuk, and Jack Stewart.
see MJHL History

ChampionsEdit

Year Team Year Team Year Team
1918 Selkirk Fishermen 1919 Young Men's
Lutheran Club
1920 Selkirk Fishermen
1921 Winnipeg Falcons 1922 University of Manitoba 1923 University of Manitoba
1924 Winnipeg Tammany Tigers 1925 University of Manitoba 1926 Winnipeg Tammany Tigers
1927 Elmwood Millionaires 1928 Elmwood Millionaires 1929 Elmwood Millionaires
1930 Elmwood Millionaires 1931 Elmwood Millionaires 1932 Winnipeg Monarchs
1933 Winnipegs 1934 Kenora Thistles 1935 Winnipeg Monarchs
1936 Elmwood Maple Leafs 1937 Winnipeg Monarchs 1938 St. Boniface Seals
1939 Brandon Elks 1940 Kenora Thistles 1941 Winnipeg Rangers
1942 Portage Terriers 1943 Winnipeg Rangers 1944 St. James Canadians
1945 Winnipeg Monarchs 1946 Winnipeg Monarchs 1947 Brandon Elks
1948 Winnipeg Monarchs 1949 Brandon Wheat Kings 1950 Brandon Wheat Kings
1951 Winnipeg Monarchs 1952 Winnipeg Monarchs 1953 St. Boniface Canadiens
1954 St. Boniface Canadiens 1955 Winnipeg Monarchs 1956 St. Boniface Canadiens
1957 Winnipeg Monarchs 1958 St. Boniface Canadiens 1959 Winnipeg Braves
1960 Brandon Wheat Kings 1961 Winnipeg Rangers 1962 Brandon Wheat Kings
1963 Brandon Wheat Kings 1964 Brandon Wheat Kings 1965 Winnipeg Braves
1966 Winnipeg Rangers 1967 Flin Flon Bombers 1968 St. James Canadians
1969 Dauphin Kings 1970 Dauphin Kings 1971 St. Boniface Saints
1972 Dauphin Kings 1973 Portage Terriers 1974 Selkirk Steelers
1975 Selkirk Steelers 1976 Selkirk Steelers 1977 Dauphin Kings
1978 Kildonan North Stars 1979 Selkirk Steelers 1980 Selkirk Steelers
1981 St. Boniface Saints 1982 Fort Garry Blues 1983 Dauphin Kings
1984 Selkirk Steelers 1985 Selkirk Steelers 1986 Winnipeg South Blues
1987 Selkirk Steelers 1988 Winnipeg South Blues 1989 Winnipeg South Blues
1990 Portage Terriers 1991 Winkler Flyers 1992 Winkler Flyers
1993 Dauphin Kings 1994 St. Boniface Saints 1995 Winnipeg South Blues
1996 St. James Canadians 1997 St. James Canadians 1998 Winkler Flyers
1999 OCN Blizzard 2000 OCN Blizzard 2001 OCN Blizzard
2002 OCN Blizzard 2003 OCN Blizzard 2004 Selkirk Steelers
2005 Portage Terriers 2006 Winnipeg South Blues 2007 Selkirk Steelers
2008 Portage Terriers 2009 Portage Terriers 2010 Dauphin Kings
2011 Portage Terriers 2012 Portage Terriers 2013 Steinbach Pistons
2014 Winnipeg Blues 2015 Portage Terriers 2016 Portage Terriers
2017 TBA 2018 TBA 2019 TBA

Manitoba PlayoffsEdit

Since 1993, the MHJL crowns a Manitoba Champion. Prior to that, the Manitoba Amateur Hockey Association could instruct the MJHL Champs to enter provincial playoffs. Such happened from 1980 thru 1985, when MJHL Champs met the winner of the NorMan Junior Hockey League. In 1968 it was the Central Manitoba Junior Hockey League, in 1932 it was it's name sake the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, and a few independent teams over the years. The MJHL and it’s predecessor the Winnipeg and District Junior Hockey League have won every Turnbull Cup Championship except one.

see Turnbull Cup

Canada PlayoffsEdit

Present
Starting in 2013, the MJHL champs join the champion from each of the other three western leagues plus a host team in a 13 game tournament to crown a Western Canada Champion. The winner is awarded the Western Canada Cup and along with the runner-up represent Western Canada at the RBC Cup for the National crown.

1971 to 2012
The Turnbull Cup Champs played the winner of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League for the Anavet Cup.

From 1971 to 1989, the Anavet Cup Champions advanced to the Abbott Cup for the Western Canada Junior ‘A’ Championship. With the winner going on to the Centennial Cup for the National Junior ‘A’ title.

After 1989 the Anavet Cup winner went directly to the RBC Cup (1990-95 Centennial Cup & Royal Bank Cup 1996-07) tournament for the National Junior ‘A’ title. An Abbott Cup Champion was crowned from the results of the round robin part of this tournament until 1999, when the Cup was retired. The Abbott Cup is now on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame.

1919 to 1970
Prior to 1971, the Turnbull Cup Champions competed for the Abbott Cup (Western Canada Junior Championship), and then the Memorial Cup for the National Junior Championship. Starting in 1933 became Junior ‘A’.


During this 53 year era (1919-1970), MJHL Teams won 18 Abbott Cups, and 11 Memorial Cups


Man/Sask Junior ‘A’ ChampionshipsEdit

Man/Sask Championship (1971 to 1973)
Anavet Cup (1974 to 2012)

Year Team Year Team Year Team
pre Anavet Cup 1971 St. Boniface Saints 1973 Portage Terriers
Anavet Cup 1974 Selkirk Steelers 1975 Selkirk Steelers
1983 Dauphin Kings 1986 Winnipeg South Blues 1992 Winkler Flyers
1995 Winnipeg South Blues 2002 OCN Blizzard 2005 Portage Terriers
2007 Selkirk Steelers 2010 Dauphin Kings 2011 Portage Terriers


Western Canada Junior Hockey ChampionshipsEdit

Abbott Cup (1919 to 1932) Western Canada Junior Championships

Year Team Year Team Year Team
1920 Selkirk Fishermen 1921 Winnipeg Falcons 1923 University of Manitoba
1929 Elmwood Millionaires 1931 Elmwood Millionaires 1932 Winnipeg Monarchs

Abbott Cup (1933 to 1999) Western Canada Junior ‘A’ Championships

Year Team Year Team Year Team
1935 Winnipeg Monarchs 1937 Winnipeg Monarchs 1938 St. Boniface Seals
1940 Kenora Thistles 1941 Winnipeg Rangers 1942 Portage Terriers
1943 Winnipeg Rangers 1946 Winnipeg Monarchs 1949 Brandon Wheat Kings
1951 Winnipeg Monarchs 1953 St. Boniface Canadiens 1959 Winnipeg Braves
1973 Portage Terriers 1974 Selkirk Steelers 1995 Winnipeg South Blues


Canada Junior Hockey ChampionshipsEdit

Memorial Cup (1919-1932) Canada Junior Championships

Year Team Year Team Year Team
1921 Winnipeg Falcons 1923 University of Manitoba 1931 Elmwood Millionaires

Memorial Cup (1933-1970) Canada Junior ‘A’ Championships

Year Team Year Team Year Team
1935 Winnipeg Monarchs 1937 Winnipeg Monarchs 1938 St. Boniface Seals
1941 Winnipeg Rangers 1942 Portage Terriers 1943 Winnipeg Rangers
1946 Winnipeg Monarchs 1959 Winnipeg Braves - -

RBC Cup (1971 to Present) Canada Junior ‘A’ Championships
Centennial Cup (1971 to 1995), Royal Bank Cup (1995 to 2007) & RBC Cup

Year Team Year Team Year Team
1973 Portage Terriers 1974 Selkirk Steelers 2015 Portage Terriers

AwardsEdit

Former Awards

League LeadersEdit

All-StarsEdit

CJHL Awards & AchievementsEdit

CJHL World Junior A Challenge selections CJHL Prospects Game selections
CJHL Player of the Year Award CJHL Award Winners

Hockey Canada Awards & AchievementsEdit

ScholarshipsEdit

RBC Financial Group MJHL Scholarship Fund Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba
Ken "Friar" Nicolson Award Frank McKinnon Award Ed Belfour High Performance Award

RecordsEdit

AlumniEdit

Timeline of TeamsEdit

Team Years Entry Exited
Assiniboia ????? 1919-20 Admitted Withdrew
Assiniboine Park Monarchs 1975-77 Winnipeg Monarchs Winnipeg Monarchs
Beausejour Blades 2007-09 Southeast Blades Steinbach Pistons
Brandon Elks 1945-47 leave of absence (WW II) Brandon Wheat Kings
Brandon Elks 1938-40 Brandon Wheat Kings leave of absence (WW II)
Brandon Rangers 1957 Winnipeg Rangers Transcona Rangers
Brandon Travellers 1973-80 Expansion Folded
Brandon Wheat Kings 1966-67 transfer SJHL transfer WCJHL
Brandon Wheat Kings 1958-64 leave of absence transfer SJHL
Brandon Wheat Kings 1947-54 Brandon Elks leave of absence
Brandon Wheat Kings 1936-38 Admitted Brandon Elks
Crescentwood ????? 1920-21 Admitted Withdrew
CUAC Blues 1939-45 Admitted Withdrew
Dauphin Kings 1968 CMJHL Merger Active
East Kildonan Bisons 1940-42 Admitted Withdrew
Elmwood Maple Leafs 1933-40 Admitted Withdrew
Elmwood Millionaires 1924-31 Admitted Withdrew
Elmwood ????? 1917-19 Admitted Withdrew
Flin Flon Bombers 1966-67 transfer SJHL transfer WCJHL
Fort Frances Royals 1963-64 Admitted transfer TBJHL
Fort Garry Blues 1978-84 Winnipeg Monarchs Winnipeg South Blues
Fort Rouge Wanderers 1917-18 Admitted Withdrew
Kenora Muskies 1968-75 CMJHL Merger Kenora Thistles
Kenora Thistles 1975-82 Kenora Muskies Folded
Kenora Thistles 1930-40 transfer TBJHL Withdrew
Kildonan North Stars 1976-90 West Kildonan North Stars Folded
Kildonan Stars 1933-36 Admitted Winnipegs
Neepawa Natives 1989 Expansion Active
Norwood ????? 1917-18 Admitted Withdrew
OCN Blizzard 1996 Expansion Active
Portage la Prairie ????? 1920-22 Admitted Withdrew
Portage Terriers 1968 CMJHL Merger Active
Portage Terriers 1945-47 leave of absence (WW II) Withdrew
Portage Terriers 1932-43 Admitted leave of absence (WW II)
Selkirk Fishermen 1932-35 Admitted Withdrew
Selkirk Fishermen 1924-26 Admitted Withdrew
Selkirk Fishermen 1917-23 Admitted Withdrew
Selkirk Steelers 1968 CMJHL Merger Active
Selkirk Steelers 1966-67 Admitted transfer CMJHL
Southeast Blades 1992-07 Southeast T-Birds Beausejour Blades
Southeast T-Birds 1991-92 Southeast Thunderbirds Southeast Blades
Southeast Thunderbirds 1988-91 Expansion Southeast T-Birds
St. Boniface Athletics 1939-45 Admitted Withdrew
St. Boniface Canadiens 1951-64 Winnipeg Canadiens Winnipeg Warriors
St. Boniface Canadiens 1929-31 Admitted Withdrew
St. Boniface Canadiens 1920-23 Admitted Withdrew
St. Boniface Saints 1967-00 Winnipeg Rangers Winnipeg Saints
St. Boniface Seals 1934-39 Admitted Withdrew
St. James Braves 1966-67 Winnipeg Braves St. James Canadians
St. James Canadians 1967-03 St. James Braves Folded
St. James Canadians 1936-45 Woodhaven Leafs St. James Orioles
St. James Canadiens 1946 St. James Orioles Winnipeg Canadiens
St. James Orioles 1945-46 St. James Canadians St. James Canadiens
St. John's Senators 1933-34 Admitted Winnipeg Rangers
St. Paul's College 1930-31 Admitted Withdrew
St. Vital Greyhounds 1930-31 Admitted Withdrew
St. Vital Greyhounds 1924-29 Admitted Withdrew
Steinbach Hawks 1985-88 Expansion Folded
Steinbach Pistons 2009 Beausejour Blades Active
Stonewall ????? 1925-28 Admitted Withdrew
Swan Valley Stampeders 1999 Expansion Active
Thompson King Miners 1975-78 Expansion Folded
Thunder Bay Hornets 1984-86 Expansion Folded
Transcona Rangers 1958-59 Brandon Rangers Winnipeg Rangers
University of Manitoba 1921-37 Admitted Withdrew
Virden Oil Capitals 2012 Winnipeg Saints Active
Waywayseecappo Wolverines 1999 Expansion Active
West Kildonan North Stars 1967-76 Winnipeg Warriors Kildonan North Stars
Weston ????? 1917-21 Admitted Withdrew
Winkler Flyers 1980 Expansion Active
Winnipeg Air Cadets 1943-44 Admitted returned to GWJHL
Winnipeg Argonauts 1922-27 Admitted Withdrew
Winnipeg Argonauts 1917-19 Admitted Withdrew
Winnipeg Barons 1952-57 Winnipeg Black Hawks Folded
Winnipeg Black Hawks 1947-52 Winnipeg Rangers Winnipeg Barons
Winnipeg Blues 2010 Winnipeg South Blues Active
Winnipeg Braves 1957-66 Admitted St. James Braves
Winnipeg Canadiens 1947-51 St. James Canadiens St. Boniface Canadiens
Winnipeg Canoe Club 1921-23 Admitted Withdrew
Winnipeg Catholic Club 1920-21 Admitted Withdrew
Winnipeg Columbus Club 1926-33 Admitted Withdrew
Winnipeg Columbus Club 1921-22 Admitted Withdrew
Winnipeg Esquires 1942-44 Admitted Winnipeg Esquires-Red Wings
Winnipeg Esquires-Red Wings 1944-45 Winnipeg Esquires Withdrew
Winnipeg Falcons 1940-42 Admitted Withdrew
Winnipeg Falcons 1932-36 Admitted Winnipeg Falcon-Rangers
Winnipeg Falcons 1920-25 Admitted Withdrew
Winnipeg Falcon-Rangers 1936-39 Winnipeg Falcons/Winnipeg Rangers Winnipeg Rangers
Winnipeg Grand Trunk Pacific 1918-19 Admitted Withdrew
Winnipeg Monarchs 1977-78 Assiniboine Park Monarchs Fort Garry Blues
Winnipeg Monarchs 1930-75 Admitted Assiniboine Park Monarchs
Winnipeg Monarchs 1918-20 Admitted Withdrew
Winnipeg Pilgrims 1925-29 Admitted Withdrew
Winnipeg Pilgrims 1918-20 Admitted Withdrew
Winnipeg Rangers 1959-67 Transcona Rangers St. Boniface Saints
Winnipeg Rangers 1956-57 Admitted Brandon Rangers
Winnipeg Rangers 1939-47 Winnipeg Falcon-Rangers Winnipeg Black Hawks
Winnipeg Rangers 1934-36 St. John's Senators Winnipeg Falcon-Rangers
Winnipeg Saints 2000-12 St. Boniface Saints Virden Oil Capitals
Winnipeg Tammany Tigers 1917-27 Admitted Withdrew
Winnipegs 1936-38 Kildonan Stars Withdrew
Winnipegs 1932-33 Admitted Withdrew
Winnipegs 1919-21 Admitted Withdrew
Winnipeg South Blues 1984-10 Fort Garry Blues Winnipeg Blues
Winnipeg Union Canadienne 1917-18 Admitted Withdrew
Winnipeg United Grain Growers 1917-18 Admitted Withdrew
Winnipeg Warriors 1964-67 St. Boniface Canadiens West Kildonan North Stars
Winnipeg Wellingtons 1945-46 Admitted Withdrew
Wolseley Flyers 1942-43 Admitted Dropped
Woodhaven Leafs 1935-36 Admitted St. James Canadians
Young Mens Lutheran Club 1917-20 Admitted Withdrew


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