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Winnipeg Warriors
City: Winnipeg, Manitoba
League: Western Hockey League
Operated: 1980 (1980)–84
Home Arena: Winnipeg Arena
Colours: Black, Red, & White
Franchise history
1980–84: Winnipeg Warriors
1984-Present: Moose Jaw Warriors

The Winnipeg Warriors were a Canadian Major Junior hockey team from Winnipeg, Manitoba. They were members of the Western Hockey League (WHL), and as such a part of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) and Hockey Canada.

They were founded as an expansion team in 1980, but suffered from attendance problems competing with the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League and ultimately moved to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in 1984, becoming the Moose Jaw Warriors.

Winnipeg's struggles at the gate were matched by the Warriors' futility on the ice, as the franchise qualified for the playoffs only once in their four years in Winnipeg: a three-game sweep at the hands of the Lethbridge Broncos in 1983. The Warriors 1983–84 record of 9–63–0 is the second-worst 72 game mark in league history. Only the Victoria Cougars' record of 5–65–2 in 1989–90 was worse.

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
1980-81 WHL 72 28 43 1 298 345 57 7th East DNQ
1981-82 WHL 72 23 48 1 285 388 47 8th East DNQ
1982-83 WHL 72 42 30 0 347 321 84 4th East Lost Div Qtr Final
1983-84 WHL 72 9 63 0 239 580 18 8th East DNQ

League Award Winners, Leaders, & All-StarsEdit

Season Player Achievement
1982-83 Darren Boyko Most Sportsmanlike Player

NHL AlumniEdit

NHL Draft PicksEdit

Draft Year Player Drafted by Round Overall
1981 Geoff Wilson Pittsburgh Penguins 7 133
John Benns Chicago Blackhawks 9 180
Richard Zemlak St. Louis Blues 10 209
1982 Randy Gilhen Hartford Whalers 6 109
Peter Derksen Pittsburgh Penguins 8 157
Stu Wenaas Pittsburgh Penguins 10 199
Jim Appleby Toronto Maple Leafs 12 234
Randy Cameron Hartford Whalers 12 235
Marco Kallas Washington Capitals 12 247
1983 Dave Korol Detroit Red Wings 4 68
Jeff Frank Detroit Red Wings 11 206
1985 Tony Grenier New York Islanders 12 244
1988 Troy Kennedy Calgary Flames 8 168

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