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Winnipeg Blues
Winnipeg Blues
City: Winnipeg, Manitoba
League: Manitoba Junior
Hockey League
Founded: 1970
Home Arena: MTS Iceplex
Colours:               
Blue, Gold, White
General Manager: Tim Schick
Head Coach: Billy Keane
Franchise history
1930-1976: Winnipeg Monarchs
1975-1977: Assiniboine Park Monarchs
1977-1978: Winnipeg Monarchs
1978-1984: Fort Garry Blues
1984-2010: Winnipeg South Blues
Championships
Playoff Championships: 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978,
1982, 1986, 1988, 1989,
1995, 2006, 2014

The Winnipeg Blues are a Canadian Junior "A" hockey team from Winnipeg, Manitoba. They are members of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL), a part of the Canadian Junior Hockey League and Hockey Canada.

The MJHL franchise originated as the Winnipeg Monarchs in 1930. However, the team’s roots actual go back to the Fort Garry Blues of the Manitoba Major Junior Hockey League. Where the Blues were inaugural members, and after 4 straight championships purchased the Monarchs on May 18,1978. The team continued to played out of the Winnipeg suburb of Fort Garry at the Century Arena.

In May of 1984, led by George Ulyatt, a consortium of 20 prominent Winnipeggers purchased the team, renaming them the Winnipeg South Blues. The ownership group included Winnipeg Jets general manager John Ferguson.

For the 2010-11 season, the team moved into the new
MTS Iceplex, located in the west end of the city, and also shortened it’s name to the Winnipeg Blues.

see Blues 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 GF GA Pts Finish Playoffs
1970-71 MMJHL 32 22 7 3 - 241 208 47 2nd  ?
1971-72 MMJHL 30 17 11 2 - 135 107 36 4th  ?
1972-73 MMJHL 35 17 14 4 - 177 161 38 3rd  ?
1973-74 MMJHL 35 7 21 7 - 118 170 21 8th  ?
1974-75 MMJHL 37 16 16 5 - 174 191 37 6th Won League
1975-76 MMJHL 36 22 10 4 - 165 165 48 3rd Won League
1976-77 MMJHL 42 30 7 5 - 250 151 65 1st Won League
1977-78 MMJHL 42 28 7 7 - 246 155 63 1st Won League
1978-79 MJHL 47 12 34 1 - 196 302 25 5th South DNQ
1979-80 MJHL 48 29 19 0 - 271 228 58 3rd South Lost Div Semi Final
1980-81 MJHL 48 22 25 1 - - - 45 3rd South Lost Div Semi Final
1981-82 MJHL 48 38 9 1 - 310 167 77 1st South Won League
1981-82 Turnbull Cup 3 3 0 - - 30 7 - - Won Series
1981-82 Anavet Cup 6 2 4 - - 25 40 - - Lost Series
1982-83 MJHL 48 31 16 1 - 255 199 63 2nd South Lost Div Final
1983-84 MJHL 48 33 15 0 - 242 176 66 1st South Lost Div Final
1984-85 MJHL 48 37 10 1 - 292 174 75 1st South Lost Final
1985-86 MJHL 48 36 12 0 - 312 157 72 1st South Won League
1985-86 Anavet Cup 7 4 3 - - 23 23 - - Won Series
Abbott Cup 5 1 4 - - 16 31 - - Lost Series
1986-87 MJHL 48 27 20 1 - - - 55 2nd South Lost Final
1987-88 MJHL 48 32 16 0 - 253 192 64 1st South Won League
1987-88 Anavet Cup 4 0 4 - - 10 17 - - Lost Series
1988-89 MJHL 48 34 8 6 - 286 178 74 1st South Won League
1988-89 Anavet Cup 5 1 4 - - 28 31 - - Lost Series
1989-90 MJHL 52 36 16 0 - - - 72 1st South Lost Div Semi Final
1990-91 MJHL 48 30 17 1 - 246 212 61 1st South Lost Final
1991-92 MJHL 48 17 29 0 2 219 246 36 3rd South Lost Div Final
1992-93 MJHL 48 19 25 1 3 207 234 42 3rd South Lost Div Final
1993-94 MJHL 55 33 21 0 1 --- --- 67 3rd Addison Lost Div Semi Final
1994-95 MJHL 56 25 26 3 2 207 230 55 2nd Addison Won League
1994-95 Anavet Cup 6 4 2 - - 23 22 - - Won Series
1994-95 Centennial Cup 5 2 3 - - 18 22 - 3rd Lost Semi Final
1995-96 MJHL 56 21 28 4 3 246 267 49 4th Addison Lost Div Final
1996-97 MJHL 56 19 32 3 2 240 282 43 4th Addison Lost Div Semi Final
1997-98 MJHL 62 30 30 0 2 247 259 62 1st Addison Lost Div Final
1998-99 MJHL 62 27 33 0 2 223 289 56 3rd Addison Lost Final
1999-00 MJHL 64 38 20 - 6 281 239 82 1st Addison Lost Final
2000-01 MJHL 64 29 27 - 8 221 252 66 3rd Addison Lost Div Final
2001-02 MJHL 64 31 28 - 5 237 246 67 3rd Addison Lost Div Semi Final
2002-03 MJHL 64 30 29 - 5 234 227 65 4th Addison Lost Div Final
2003-04 MJHL 64 25 31 6 2 252 248 58 4th Addison Lost Div Semi Final
2004-05 MJHL 63 32 23 6 2 251 217 72 2nd Addison Lost Div Final
2005-06 MJHL 63 39 20 3 1 245 198 82 1st Addison Won League
2005-06 Anavet Cup 5 1 4 - - 10 18 - - Lost Series
2006-07 MJHL 63 40 16 4 3 251 171 87 2nd Addison Lost Div Semi Final
2007-08 MJHL 62 38 17 - 7 260 228 83 3rd Addison Lost Div Semi Final
2008-09 MJHL 62 20 42 - 0 195 313 40 4th Addison DNQ
2009-10 MJHL 62 27 27 - 8 211 242 62 4th Addison Lost Div Semi Final
2010-11 MJHL 62 18 32 - 12 215 284 48 4th Addison DNQ
2011-12 MJHL 62 38 19 - 5 249 202 81 2nd Addison Lost Div Final
2012-13 MJHL 60 45 14 - 1 266 164 91 1st Addison Lost Div Final
2013-14 MJHL 60 31 23 - 6 198 172 68 4th Addison Won League
2013-14 Western Canada Cup 4 1 3 - - 10 12 - 5th DNQ
2014-15 MJHL 60 38 15 - 7 227 176 83 3rd Lost Semi Final
2015-16 MJHL 60 32 18 - 10 210 168 74 5th Lost Semi Final
2016-17 MJHL

Team Canada West SelectionsEdit

selected to Team Canada West
Event Player Position
2002 World U-17 Hockey Challenge Dustin DeGagne Defense
James Knight Forward
2004 World U-17 Hockey Challenge Dane Crowley Defense
Beau Prokopetz Defense
2005 CJAHL Prospects Game Kevin Clark Forward
2006 World U-17 Hockey Challenge Jason Gregoire Forward
2006 World Junior A Challenge Jason Gray Defense
Ken Pearson Assistant Coach
2007 CJAHL Prospects Game Andrew Hewett Defense
Ken Pearson Coach
2009 World U-17 Hockey Challenge Peter Stoykewych Defense
2009 CJHL Prospects Series Brendan O’Donnell Forward
Peter Stoykewych Defense
2009 World Junior A Challenge Brendan O’Donnell Forward
Peter Stoykewych Defense
2010 World U-17 Hockey Challenge Zach Franko Forward
Colin Mospanchuk Forward
2012 World U-17 Hockey Challenge Kurt Keats Forward
Paul Stoykewych Defense
Don MacGillivray Assistant Coach
2012 World Junior A Challenge Kurt Keats Forward
Paul Stoykewych Defense
2013 World U-17 Hockey Challenge Don MacGillivray Coach
2014 World U-17 Hockey Challenge Jackson Keane Forward
2014 World Junior A Challenge Jackson Keane Forward
2015 CJHL Prospects Game Jackson Keane Forward

MJHL Award Winners, League Leaders, & All-StarsEdit

Season Player Achievement
1980-81 Rick Strachan Second All-Star Team
1981-82 Grant Ledyard MVP
Top Defenseman Award
All-Star Team
Scott Klassen Top Goaltender Award
Top Goals Against Average
All-Star Team
Brent Morrow All-Star Team
1983-84 Ron Cossette Top Goaltender Award
Top Goals Against Average
Brian Foreman Rookie of the Year (tied)
1984-85 Russ Parent Rookie of the Year
Steve Brown All-Star Team
1985-86 Russ Parent Top Defenseman Award
All-Star Team
Richard Dreger All-Star Team
Glen Kehrer Playoff MVP
1986-87 Craig Oster Scoring Champion
All-Star Team
Jerry Chumola Hockey Ability and Sportsmanship Award
All-Star Team
Todd Bohonos Most Goals
1987-88 Kevin Kaiser Playoff MVP
1988-89 Paul Thompson MVP
Top Defenseman Award
Playoff MVP
All-Star Team
Jamie Bound Top Goaltender Award
All-Star Team
Keith Morris Rookie of the Year (tied)
1989-90 Dean Fedorchuk Scoring Champion (tied)
Hockey Ability and Sportsmanship Award
Geoff Bumstead Rookie of the Year
1990-91 Doug Stokes All-Star Team Coach
1992-93 Jason King Most Goals
1994-95 Colin O'Hara Rookie All-Star Team
1995-96 Matt Demarski First All-Star Team
Ritchie Larson Second All-Star Team
Jamie Brewster First Rookie All-Star Team
1996-97 Tyler Arnason Rookie of the Year
Jedd Crumb All-Star Team
1997-98 Jedd Crumb MVP
Scoring Champion
Most Goals
All-Star Team
Garnet Exelby Rookie All-Star Team
1999-00 Matko Malbasa Most Goals
All-Star Team
2000-01 Neil Gidney First All-Star Team
Adam Aleshka Third All-Star Team
Tim Boron Second Rookie All-Star Team
Steve Later Second Rookie All-Star Team
2001-02 Steve Later Third All-Star Team
2003-04 Beau Prokopetz Second Rookie All-Star Team
Kevin Clark Second Rookie All-Star Team
2004-05 Ryan Garbutt MVP
Most Goals
First All-Star Team
Adam Corrin Hockey Ability and Sportsmanship Award
Wade Poplawski First Rookie All-Star Team
Jason Gray Second Rookie All-Star Team
2005-06 Jason Gregoire Rookie of the Year
First Rookie All-Star Team
Andrew Loewen Playoff MVP
Stewart Thiessen First All-Star Team
Kevin Clark Second All-Star Team
Riley Nixdorf Second Rookie All-Star Team
2006-07 Brant Hilton MVP
Top Goaltender
Top Goals Against Average
First All-Star Team
Wade Poplawski Top Defenseman Award
First All-Star Team
2007-08 Jason Gray Top Defenseman Award
First All-Star Team
Drew Ellement Second All-Star Team
2008-09 Peter Stoykewych Rookie All-Star Team
2009-10 Brendan O’Donnell Rookie of the Year
Rookie All-Star Team
Peter Stoykewych Second All-Star Team
2010-11 Paul Bonar Second All-Star Team
2011-12 Derek Gingera Hockey Ability and Sportsmanship Award
Second All-Star Team
Don MacGillivray Coach of the Year
Paul Bonar Second All-Star Team
Kurt Keats Rookie All-Star Team
Isiah Plett Rookie All-Star Team
Paul Stoykewych Rookie All-Star Team
2012-13 Connor Cleverley Hockey Ability and Sportsmanship Award
First All-Star Team
Don MacGillivray Coach of the Year
2013-14 Byron Spriggs Playoff MVP
Channing Bresciani First All-Star Team
Jackson Keane Rookie All-Star Team
2014-15 Ryan Bittner Second All-Star Team
Jackson Keane Second All-Star Team
2015-16 Kamerin Nault Second All-Star Team

MJHL Scholarship WinnersEdit

Season Player Scholarship
1999-00 Jason Abbott RBC Financial Group
2001-02 Matt Wheatley Ed Belfour High Performance Award
2002-03 Matt Wheatley Ed Belfour High Performance Award
Ian Lepp RBC Financial Group
2003-04 Curtis Budgell Ed Belfour High Performance Award
Ryan Garbutt Ed Belfour High Performance Award
Matt Wheatley Frank McKinnon Award
2004-05 Ryan Garbutt Ed Belfour High Performance Award
2005-06 Andrew Loewen Ed Belfour High Performance Award
2006-07 Bryce Macek MJHL Scholarship Fund
2008-09 Dan Campbell MJHL Scholarship Fund
Ed Belfour High Performance Award
2011-12 Blair Osiowy MJHL Scholarship Fund
2013-14 Byron Spriggs RBC Financial Group
Joel Schreyer MJHL Scholarship Fund

CJHL Awards WinnersEdit

Season Player Category
1995 Mitch Grant Centennial Cup Tournament MVP
Centennial Cup Tournament All-Star
Calvin Chartrand Centennial Cup Tournament Top Scorer
1997-98 Jedd Crumb Most Goals
MJHL Player of the Year
co-runner-up
CJAHL Player of the Year
2004-05 Ryan Garbutt MJHL Player of the Year
2006-07 Brant Hilton MJHL Player of the Year
2014 Channing Bresciani Western Canada Cup Tournament Top Defenseman
Western Canada Cup Tournament All-Star

NHL AlumniEdit

Tyler Arnason Lonny Bohonos Garnet Exelby John Ferguson
Ryan Garbutt Kevin Hodson Mike Keane Sheldon Kennedy
Grant Ledyard Duvie Westcott

NHL Draft PicksEdit

Draft Year Player Drafted by Round Overall
1985 John Ferguson Montreal Canadiens 12 247
1986 Russ Parent New York Rangers 11 219
Paul Thompson New York Islanders 12 248
1988 Sheldon Kennedy Detroit Red Wings 4 80
1989 Kevin Kaiser Quebec Nordiques 5 85
1990 Keith Morris Winnipeg Jets 12 245
1995 Colin O'Hara New Jersey Devils 9 226
1997 Matt Cockell Vancouver Canucks 5 117
1998 Tyler Arnason Chicago Blackhawks 7 183
1999 Garnet Exelby Atlanta Thrashers 8 217
2005 Myles Rumsey Calgary Flames 7 221
2006 Dane Crowley Tampa Bay Lightning 6 168
2007 Jason Gregoire New York Islanders 3 76
2010 Brendan O’Donnell Tampa Bay Lightning 6 156
Peter Stoykewych Atlanta Thrashers 7 199
2012 Travis Brown Chicago Blackhawks 5 149

Blues ListsEdit

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