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The St. Boniface Canadiens were a Canadian Junior A hockey team from St. Boniface, Manitoba. They were members of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League for 13 seasons. In 1951, a group headed by Larry Desjardins purchased the St. James Hockey Club's MJHL franchise. The team was affiliated with the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League. Team colors were the same as the NHL Canadiens. Jack Perrin purchased the club in 57, and a year later ended the team's relationship with the NHL Canadiens. Instead, linked team with his Winnipeg Warriors of the Western Hockey League. In 59, Perrin affiliated all of his teams with the Boston Bruins of the NHL. In 64, the Canadiens were assigned the north area and were renamed the Winnnipeg Warriors.

For the first half of the fifty's, all Winnipeg area MJHL teams played at the Amphitheatre. Both the Canadiens and Monarchs played in the brand new Winnipeg Arena for the 55-56 season. The following season they played at the revitalized Olympic Rink, staying for 4 seasons. Then back to the Winnipeg Arena for another 4.

The Canadiens won 4 Turnbull Cup as Manitoba Junior A Champions. Adding an Abbott Cup as Western Canada Junior A Champions in 1953. The 53 team was inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame.

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
1951-52 MJHL 36 18 17 1 130 112 37 3rd Lost Semi Final
1952-53 MJHL 36 22 13 1 179 120 45 2nd Won League
1952-53 Memorial Cup 12 8 3 1 64 49 - - Won Abbott Cup
Memorial Cup 5 1 4 - 20 29 - - Lost Final
1953-54 MJHL 36 31 3 2 225 128 64 1st Won League
1953-54 Memorial Cup 8 3 4 1 39 40 - - Lost West Semi Final
1954-55 MJHL 32 13 18 1 187 184 27 3rd DNQ
1955-56 MJHL 23 15 7 1 175 114 31 2nd Won League
1955-56 Memorial Cup 6 2 4 - 19 29 - - Lost West Semi Final
1956-57 MJHL 30 26 4 0 260 100 52 1st Lost Final
1957-58 MJHL 30 17 11 2 146 132 36 2nd Won League
1957-58 Memorial Cup 11 6 5 - 53 57 - - Lost West Final
1958-59 MJHL 31 21 8 2 143 96 44 2nd Lost Final
1959-60 MJHL 31 21 9 1 140 88 43 2nd Lost Semi Final
1960-61 MJHL 32 10 21 1 141 191 21 4th Lost Semi Final
1961-62 MJHL 40 17 17 6 135 152 40 3rd Lost Semi Final
1962-63 MJHL 39 19 16 4 186 148 42 2nd Lost Final
1963-64 MJHL 30 1 28 1 97 210 3 6th DNQ

League RecordsEdit

Season Player Category Amount
1954-55 Bill Sutherland Most Assists--Center 35
1956-57 Ray Brunel Most Points 105
Most Goals 57
Most Assists 48
1957-58 Claude Normandeau Most Goals--Right Wing 41

Award Winners, League Leaders, & All-StarsEdit

Season Player Achievement
1951-52 Sid White Second All-Star Team
1952-53 Hal Dalkie Top Goals Against Average
Leo Konyk First All-Star Team
Bill Short First All-Star Team
Frank Holliday Second All-Star Team (tied)
Ab McDonald Second All-Star Team
Len Thornson Second All-Star Team
1953-54 Ab McDonald Scoring Champion
Al Johnson Most Assists
Don Dawson Top Goals Against Average
1954-55 Jerry Wilson First All-Star Team
Bert Aikens Second All-Star Team
Gord Dibley Second All-Star Team
Bill Sutherland Second All-Star Team
1955-56 Ray Brunel Scoring Champion
First All-Star Team
Barry Zajac Top Goals Against Average
1956-57 Ray Brunel MVP
Scoring Champion
Most Goals
Most Assists
First All-Star Team
Barry Zajac Top Goals Against Average
1957-58 Claude Normandeau First All-Star Team
Bob Donas Second All-Star Team
Ted Lanyon Second All-Star Team
Don Shalley Second All-Star Team
1958-59 Paul Sexsmith Top Goals Against Average
1959-60 John Rodger Most Assists (tied)
Paul Sexsmith First All-Star Team
Jerry Kruk Second All-Star Team
Billy Staub Third All-Star Team
1960-61 John Russell Second All-Star Team
1961-62 Henry Goy First All-Star Team
John Trojack First All-Star Team
Paul Allan Second All-Star Team
Bob Peers Second All-Star Team
1962-63 Ted Irvine Most Goals
First All-Star Team
Henry Goy First All-Star Team
George Butterworth Second All-Star Team
Dave Confrey Second All-Star Team
John Trojack Second All-Star Team
Steve Yoshino Second All-Star Team
Pete Kapusta All-Star Team Coach

NHL AlumniEdit

Bill Allum Garry Blaine Gerry Brisson Jean Gauthier
Ted Green Bryan Hextall Cecil Hoekstra Howie Hughes
Ted Irvine Al Johnson Bill Juzda Gord Labossiere
Ted Lanyon Bill MacKenzie Bill Masterton Ab McDonald
Cliff Pennington Bill Sutherland Murray Williamson Jerry Wilson

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