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St. James Canadians
StJamesCanadians
City: St. James, Manitoba
(1967-72)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(1972-04)
League: Manitoba Junior
Hockey League
Operated: 1967-2004
Home Arena: St. James Civic Centre
Franchise history
1957-1966: Winnipeg Braves
1966-1967: St. James Braves
1967-2004: St. James Canadians
Championships
Playoff Championships: 1968, 1996, 1997


The St. James Canadians were a Canadian Junior "A" ice hockey team from St. James, Manitoba, a district within the city of Winnipeg, since 1972. They were members of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL), a part of the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) and Hockey Canada.

In September 1967, as part of an agreement with the Manitoba Amateur Hockey Association, Ben Hatskin sold the St. James Braves to a community-minded sports group in St. James.
The Team was renamed the St. James Canadians.

The Canadians won the League championship, 3 times, and played their entire 36 years out of the St. James Civic Centre.

After a one year leave, the Team ceased operations in 2004.

see Canadians History


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 OTL SOL GF GA Pts Finish Playoffs
1967-68 MJHL 37 14 21 2 - - 155 165 30 4th South Won League
1967-68 Turnbull Cup 6 4 2 - - - 38 24 - - Won Series
1967-68 Memorial Cup 6 2 4 - - - 24 29 - - Lost West Semi
1968-69 MJHL 34 16 14 4 - - 142 146 36 3rd South Lost Div Semi
1969-70 MJHL 34 16 12 6 - - 146 136 38 2nd South Lost Final
1970-71 MJHL 48 21 22 5 - - 170 184 47 2nd South Lost Div Final
1971-72 MJHL 48 31 16 1 - - 256 191 63 1st South Lost Div Final
1972-73 MJHL 48 27 20 1 - - 225 187 55 1st South Lost Final
1973-74 MJHL 48 19 27 2 - - 216 223 40 3rd South Lost Div Semi
1974-75 MJHL 48 29 19 0 - - 281 238 58 2nd South Lost Div Final
1975-76 MJHL 52 29 22 1 - - 259 235 59 3rd South Lost Div Final
1976-77 MJHL 51 21 30 0 - - 239 249 42 4th South Lost Div Semi
1977-78 MJHL 52 25 27 0 - - 265 258 50 4th South Lost Div Semi
1978-79 MJHL 48 30 18 0 - - 273 221 60 1st South Lost Div Semi
1979-80 MJHL 48 29 18 1 - - 255 197 59 2nd South Lost Div Final
1980-81 MJHL 48 38 9 1 - - - - 39 2nd South Lost Div Final
1981-82 MJHL 48 25 21 2 - - 301 265 52 3rd South Lost Div Semi
1982-83 MJHL 48 12 34 2 - - 221 301 26 3rd South Lost Div Semi
1983-84 MJHL 48 11 37 0 - - 201 312 22 4th South Lost Div Semi
1984-85 MJHL 48 29 18 1 - - 266 224 59 2nd South Lost Div Final
1985-86 MJHL 48 29 18 1 - - 276 221 59 2nd South Lost Div Final
1986-87 MJHL 47 23 22 2 - - - - 48 3rd South Lost Div Semi
1987-88 MJHL 48 21 25 2 - - 223 215 44 3rd South Lost Div Final
1988-89 MJHL 48 10 35 3 - - 186 305 23 4th South Lost Div Semi
1989-90 MJHL 52 24 28 0 - - - - 48 3rd South Lost Div Final
1990-91 MJHL 48 25 20 3 - - 267 249 53 2nd South Lost Div Final
1991-92 MJHL 48 30 16 1 - 1 264 207 62 1st South Lost Final
1991-92 Centennial Cup 4 1 3 - - - 21 28 2 5th DNQ
1992-93 MJHL 48 25 20 1 - 2 241 233 53 2nd South Lost Div Semi
1993-94 MJHL 55 32 19 1 - 3 --- --- 68 2nd Addison Lost Div Final
1994-95 MJHL 56 22 28 2 - 4 199 221 50 3rd Addison Lost Div Semi
1995-96 MJHL 56 34 21 1 - 0 266 194 69 2nd Addison Won League
1995-96 Anavet Cup 4 0 4 - - - 6 17 - - Lost Series
1996-97 MJHL 56 31 22 3 - 0 229 187 65 1st Addison Won League
1996-97 Anavet Cup 5 1 4 - - - 9 27 - - Lost Series
1997-98 MJHL 62 29 30 1 - 2 254 247 61 2nd Addison Lost Final
1998-99 MJHL 62 35 25 1 - 1 262 229 72 1st Addison Lost Div Semi
1999-00 MJHL 64 38 23 - - 3 285 243 79 2nd Addison Lost Div Semi
2000-01 MJHL 64 26 31 - 3 4 224 240 59 5th Addison DNQ
2001-02 MJHL 64 33 25 - 3 3 228 200 72 2nd Addison Lost Div Final
2002-03 MJHL 64 6 57 - 1 0 158 413 13 6th Addison DNQ

Team Canada West SelectionsEdit

selected to Team Canada West
Event Player Position
2002 World U-17 Hockey Challenge Mark Olafson Forward
Derek Poplawski Defense
Andy Zulyniak Forward

CJAHL AwardsEdit

Season Player Category
1991-92 Derek Picklyk West Region Nominee
Canada's Junior A Player of the Year
1993-94 Ryan Smith MJHL Player of the Year
co-runner-up
CJAHL Player of the Year

MJHL Award Winners, League Leaders, & All-StarsEdit

Season Player Achievement
1967-68 Andy Van Hellemond First All-Star Team (tied)
Jim Walker First All-Star Team Coach
Al Loewen Second All-Star Team
1970-71 Terry Phillips South Division First All-Star Team
Ray Huska South Division Second All-Star Team
Dave Beer South Division Second All-Star Team (tied)
1971-72 Cal Kitching Rookie of the Year
1972-73 Murray Bannerman Top Goaltender Award (tied)
Top Goals Against Average
South Division Second All-Star Team
George Newbury Hockey Ability and Sportsmanship Award
Greg Tallon South Division Second All-Star Team (tied)
Denny Moffat South Division Second All-Star Team
Perry Gosselin South Division Second All-Star Team
1973-74 Murray McCarthy Most Goals
1977-78 Steve Patrick All-Star Team
1979-80 Bruce Kolotylo Top Goaltender Award
Top Goals Against Average
All-Star Team
Bruce Eakin Rookie of the Year
Lyle Davies All-Star Team
1980-81 George Chase Top Defenseman Award
First All-Star Team
Luc St. Mars Second All-Star Team
1983-84 Kevin Murdoch Hockey Ability and Sportsmanship Award
1984-85 Ian Spencer Top Defenseman Award
All-Star Team
Kevin Murdoch Hockey Ability and Sportsmanship Award
Most Goals
All-Star Team
1988-89 Riley Saunders Hockey Ability and Sportsmanship Award
1990-91 David Stetch Scoring Champion
All-Star Team
Derek Picklyk Hockey Ability and Sportsmanship Award
1991-92 Derek Picklyk MVP
Hockey Ability and Sportsmanship Award
All-Star Team
Ryan Smith Rookie of the Year
David Stetch All-Star Team
Don Hutchinson All-Star Team Coach (tied)
1992-93 Wade Kolmel Top Goaltender Award
All-Star Team
Ryan Rintoul All-Star Team
1993-94 Ryan Smith MVP
Scoring Champion
Most Goals
All-Star Team
Landon Duchon Most Assists
1994-95 Chris Brett Rookie All-Star Team
Ryden Marko Rookie All-Star Team
1995-96 Andy Kollar Top Goals Against Average
Second Rookie All-Star Team
Curtis Menzul First All-Star Team
Tom Plesh Second Rookie All-Star Team
1996-97 Brent Zelenewich Top Goals Against Average
Craig Slasor All-Star Team
1997-98 Scott Ribble Top Defenseman Award
All-Star Team
1999-00 D.J. Huver Rookie of the Year
Rookie All-Star Team
2001-02 Derek Poplawski First Rookie All-Star Team
Mark Olafson First Rookie All-Star Team
Andy Zulyniak Second Rookie All-Star Team
Travis Zajac Second Rookie All-Star Team

MJHL Scholarship WinnersEdit

Season Player Scholarship
1993-94 Ryan Smith Ken "Friar" Nicolson Award
1997-98 Kevin Vandewater RBC Financial Group
2001-02 Jordan Bodnar Ken "Friar" Nicolson Award

NHL AlumniEdit

Murray Bannerman Brad Chartrand Bruce Eakin
Ted Irvine Barry Legge George Maneluk
Steve Patrick Don Poile Bruce Southern
John Stewart Peter Sullivan Andy Van Hellemond
Bob Woytowich Travis Zajac -

NHL Draft PicksEdit

Draft Year Player Drafted by Round Overall
1969 Warren Harrison Oakland Seals 5 53
1970 John Stewart Pittsburgh Penguins 2 21
1971 Mike Legge Minnesota North Stars 4 49
Jim Johnston Chicago Blackhawks 6 82
1972 Jeff Hunt New York Rangers 7 111
Glen Mikkelson Minnesota North Stars 9 140
1973 Dave Elliott Chicago Black Hawks 4 61
1974 Barry Legge Montreal Canadiens 4 61
1975 Mike Sleep New York Islanders 6 101
1977 Murray Bannerman Vancouver Canucks 4 58
Grant Eakin Cleveland Barons 8 128
1978 Terry Kitching St. Louis Blues 13 207
1979 Dave McDonald Hartford Whalers 6 123
1980 Steve Patrick Buffalo Sabres 1 20
1981 Bruce Eakin Calgary Flames 10 204
1986 Dean Hall Boston Bruins 4 76
1987 George Maneluk New York Islanders 4 76
Darryl Ingham Philadelphia Flyers 8 167
1992 Sonny Mignacca Vancouver Canucks 9 213
2003 Mark Olafson Washington Capitals 9 279
2004 Travis Zajac New Jersey Devils 1 20

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