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Manitoba Major Junior Hockey League
2015-16 MMJHL Season
MMJHL Logo
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 1970
CEO Jack Van Dam
No. of teams 10
Most recent champion(s) Stonewall Jets(2015-16)
Most championship(s) Charleswood Hawks (16)
Official website MMJHL.ca

The Manitoba Major Junior Hockey League (MMJHL) is a junior ice hockey league in Manitoba, Canada. Founded in 1970, the league was operated as an independent league. MMJHL affiliated with Hockey Manitoba and Hockey Canada in the mid-1990s. Teams compete annually for the Art Moug Trophy (regular season winner) and Jack McKenzie Trophy (playoff champion).

HistoryEdit

Founded in 1970, the Manitoba Major Junior Hockey League was created due to the lack of playing opportunities for Winnipeg-area players. With only the Manitoba Junior Hockey League in the area, recently relegated from Major Junior to Tier II Junior A, there was no active second tier league. The league filed for application to the Manitoba Amateur Hockey Association and was initially accepted. When the MAHA was informed the league wanted to call itself the "Manitoba Junior B Hockey League", the MAHA objected on the grounds that the MJHL was helping construct a feeder league for itself with that name. After negotiations between the MJHL and the new league did not work out, as the MJHL wanted a submissive development league, the new league informed the MAHA that it would not join the MAHA.

Early in the league's first season, the original four teams started playing: River Heights, Fort Garry, Charleswood, and Stonewall. Only a week into the season, the league was contacted by teams in Portage la Prairie and St. James who were looking for a league to play in as the MJHL's attempt at a Jr. B league failed. Soon after, Neepawa approached the league with a similar concern. Due to travel, the could not be a part of the league, but did participate in at least two interleague games against each team. In the second season, a team from Kenora, Ontario did this as well. At the end of the first season, the MMJHL was allowed to send a "champion" (St. James) to compete against the MAHA Junior B champion.

Affiliation with Hockey Manitoba did happen during the mid-1990s as insurance premiums became too much for league members.

The Manitoba Major Junior Hockey League name comes from the league's adaptation of the Western Canada Hockey League's player eligibility rules.

TeamsEdit

Team Centre Arena Founded McKenzie Trophy titles Moug Trophy titles
Charleswood Hawks Winnipeg Eric Coy Arena 1970 16 14
Fort Garry/Fort Rouge Twins Winnipeg Century Arena 1970 7 5
Pembina Valley Twisters Morris, Manitoba Morris Arena 2001 2 1
Raiders Junior Hockey Club Winnipeg

Billy Mosienko Arena

1977 2 4
River East Royal Knights Winnipeg Terry Sawchuk Memorial Arena 1981 7 8
St. Boniface Riels Winnipeg Southdale Community Centre 1971 5 7
St. James Canucks Winnipeg St.James Civic Centre Arena 1978 1 1
St. Vital Victorias Winnipeg St. Vital Centennial Arena 1975 1 3
Stonewall Jets Winnipeg Veterans Memorial Sports Complex 2001 1 0
Transcona Railer Express Winnipeg Ed Golding Memorial Arena 2012 0 0

Former teamsEdit

  • East Kildonan Knights (1972–81)
  • Kern-Hill Nationals (1973–75)
  • Midland Centennials (1975–85)
  • Portage la Prairie (1970–72)
  • River Heights Cardinals (1970–78)
  • Selkirk (1972–73)
  • Stonewall (1970–71)
  • Transcona Railers (1983-2011)
  • Transcona Titans (1972–76)
  • West Kildonan Nev Knights (1972–75)

ChampionsEdit

Season Jack McKenzie Trophy (playoff champion) Art Moug Trophy (regular season winner) Regular season record
1970-71 River Heights Cardinals River Heights Cardinals 23-3-6
1971-72 St. Boniface Riels St. Boniface Riels 22-6-2
1972-73 St. Boniface Riels St. Boniface Riels 24-7-4
1973-74 Charleswood Hawks Charleswood Hawks 25-8-2
1974-75 Fort Garry/Fort Rouge Blues West Kildonan Nev Knights 19-11-7
1975-76 Fort Garry/Fort Rouge Blues St. Boniface Riels 22-7-7
1976-77 Fort Garry/Fort Rouge Blues Fort Garry/Fort Rouge Blues 30-7-5
1977-78 Fort Garry/Fort Rouge Blues Fort Garry/Fort Rouge Blues 28-7-7
1978-79 Charleswood Hawks Seven Oaks Raiders 31-10-1
1979-80 Seven Oaks Raiders Seven Oaks Raiders 36-6-0
1980-81 Charleswood Hawks Charleswood Hawks 31-11-0
1981-82 River East Royal Knights St. Boniface Riels 28-13-0
1982-83 Fort Garry/Fort Rouge Bisons St. James Canucks 25-6-1
1983-84 Transcona Railers Transcona Railers 27-12-1
1984-85 St. Boniface Riels St. Boniface Riels 32-7-1
1985-86 St. Boniface Riels St. Boniface Riels 29-10-3
1986-87 River East Royal Knights River East Royal Knights 28-13-0
1987-88 River East Royal Knights River East Royal Knights 34-6-2
1988-89 River East Royal Knights River East Royal Knights 37-3-2
1989-90 River East Royal Knights River East Royal Knights 35-6-1
1990-91 Transcona Railers St. Vital Victorias 27-14-1
1991-92 Transcona Railers Transcona Railers 33-8-1
1992-93 River East Royal Knights River East Royal Knights 33-9-0
1993-94 Charleswood Hawks River East Royal Knights 33-8-1
1994-95 Charleswood Hawks River East Royal Knights 33-9-0
1995-96 Charleswood Hawks Charleswood Hawks 39-2-1
1996-97 Charleswood Hawks Charleswood Hawks 33-8-1
1997-98 St. James Canucks Charleswood Hawks 30-10-2
1998-99 Fort Garry/Rouge Twins Fort Garry/Rouge Twins 36-5-1
1999-00 Fort Garry/Rouge Twins Fort Garry/Rouge Twins 31-9-2
2000-01 River East Royal Knights Fort Garry/Rouge Twins 28-9-2-3
2001-02 Charleswood Hawks Charleswood Hawks 35-7-1-2
2002-03 Charleswood Hawks Charleswood Hawks 37-6-1-1
2003-04 St. Vital Victorias St. Vital Victorias 41-1-2-1
2004-05 Charleswood Hawks Charleswood Hawks 42-2-0-1
2005-06 Charleswood Hawks St. Vital Victorias 34-8-1-2
2006-07 Charleswood Hawks Charleswood Hawks 41-2-1-1
2007-08 Pembina Valley Twisters Charleswood Hawks 34-6-2-3
2008-09 Charleswood Hawks Charleswood Hawks 35-8-2
2009-10 Charleswood Hawks Pembina Valley Twisters 35-7-3
2010-11 Charleswood Hawks Charleswood Hawks 40-3-2
2011-12 Charleswood Hawks Charleswood Hawks 33-4-3
2012-13 Pembina Valley Twisters Charleswood Hawks 37-4-4
2013-14 Raiders Jr. Hockey Club St. Boniface Riels 37-6-2
2014-15 St. Boniface Riels Raiders Jr. Hockey Club 31-8-5
2015-16 Stonewall Jets Raiders Jr. Hockey Club 32-9-4

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