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For other teams named Winnipeg Falcons, please see Winnipeg Falcons (disambiguation)

The Winnipeg Falcons were a Canadian Junior "A" ice hockey team from Winnipeg, Manitoba. They were members of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) and it’s predecessor the Winnipeg and District Junior Hockey League (WJrHL). In 1936, the Falcons merge with the Winnipeg Rangers, becoming the Winnipeg Falcon-Rangers for 3 seasons.

Memorial Cup Championship
One year after the Senior Falcons had won the world's highest honour at the 1920 Olympics, the Winnipeg Junior Falcons had the honour of bringing the OHA Memorial Cup to the West in 1921 for the first time in history. This sterling band of players was composed chiefly of the former Pilgrim and YMLG players of the year previous.

The Falcons were provincial champions of a 10-team Manitoba League, defeating Portage la Prairie, "B" Division winners, 10-0, in the final for the Turnbull Cup. Their hardest fight came in their own league, however, when they were forced to be at their best to defeat Selkirk 2-1, and 5-4.

They went on to defeat Regina Vics 5-4, and 3-1, at the Winnipeg Amphitheatre in the Western semi-final and overwhelmed Fort William YMCA 9-3, and 11-4, in the Western final for the Abbott Cup. They qualified for the Canadian championship in Toronto against the Stratford Midgets, who were led by one of hockey's immortals, Howie Morenz.

The Falcons walloped Stratford 9-2, in the first game of the total-goal series, but Stratford won the second 7-2. Falcons were Canadian champs on the strength of the aggregate score of 11-9. After the first game, the Toronto Globe and Mail wrote: "Falcons, like the great team that won the World honours at Antwerp last spring, are speed merchants and are great back-checkers." The World said: "They are fast and tricky and have no weak spot. Comfort in the nets is the finished article. His defence works in fine co-operation with him."

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
1920-21 WJrHL 8 8 0 0 16 1st A Div Won League
1920-21 Memorial Cup 4 4 0 0 28 11 - - Won Abbott Cup
Memorial Cup 2 1 1 0 11 9 - - Won Memorial Cup
1921-22 WJrHL A Div DNQ
1922-23 WJrHL A Div DNQ
1923-24 WJrHL 8 5 2 1 11 2nd DNQ
1924-25 WJrHL 5 2 3 0 4 2nd A Div DNQ
1932-33 WJrHL 11 2 8 1 30 48 5 3rd B Div DNQ
1933-34 MJHL 14 4 10 0 40 67 8 4th A Div Lost Div Qualifier
1934-35 MJHL 13 6 7 0 51 53 20 3rd A Div DNQ
1935-36 MJHL 16 9 7 0 58 61 18 2nd A Div Lost Div Final
Winnipeg Falcon-Rangers
1936-37 MJHL 16 6 10 0 65 70 12 3rd A Div Lost Div Semi
1937-38 MJHL 23 14 6 3 83 61 31 1st South Lost Div Final
1938-39 MJHL 21 3 17 1 57 109 7 4th South DNQ
Winnipeg Falcons
1940-41 MJHL 15 4 11 0 39 63 8 4th North DNQ
1941-42 MJHL 18 10 7 1 na na 21 1st North Lost Div Final

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