1962–63 MJHL season

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On March 23, 1963, the Brandon Wheat Kings clinched their second straight MJHL title before more than 4,000 hometown fans in Brandon. The Wheat Kings retained the Turnbull Memorial Trophy.

Brandon, Manitoba City in Manitoba, Canada

Brandon is the second-largest city in the province of Manitoba, Canada. It is located in the southwestern corner of the province on the banks of the Assiniboine River, approximately 214 km (133 mi) west of the provincial capital, Winnipeg, and 120 km (75 mi) east of the Saskatchewan border. Brandon covers an area of 77.41 km2 and has a population of 48,859, while its census metropolitan area has a population of 58,003. It is the primary hub of trade and commerce for the Westman region as well as parts of southeastern Saskatchewan and northern North Dakota, an area with a combined population of over 180,000 people.

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League notes

League shorten the 40 game regular season in order to accommodate Memorial Cup playoffs.

Regular season

League Standings GP W L T Pts GF GA
Brandon Wheat Kings 39 32 7 0 64 206 124
St. Boniface Canadiens 39 19 16 4 42 186 148
Winnipeg Monarchs 39 15 21 3 33 141 177
Winnipeg Braves 39 14 22 3 31 127 156
Winnipeg Rangers 40 11 25 4 26 141 196

All-Star game

The Manitoba - Saskatchewan classic was held in Regina on January 21, with SJHL winning 5-2. The SJHL scored the first two goals of the game, held period leads of 2-1 and 4-1. SJHL leading goal scorer Wayne Caufield lead the way with a pair, Joe Watson, Garry Peters, and Granger Evans added singles. MJHL scoring leader Bob Stoyko, and Bobby Brown scored for the MJHL.
MJHL Lineup:

Regina, Saskatchewan Provincial capital city in Saskatchewan, Canada

Regina is the capital city of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. The city is the second-largest in the province, after Saskatoon, and a cultural and commercial centre for southern Saskatchewan. It is governed by Regina City Council. The city is surrounded by the Rural Municipality of Sherwood No. 159.

Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League is a Junior A ice hockey league under Hockey Canada, a part of the Canadian Junior Hockey League. Open to North American-born players 20 years of age or younger, the SJHL's 12 teams play in three divisions: the Olympic Buildings, Sherwood and Viterra Divisions. A major attraction in Saskatchewan, the SJHL draws 400,000 fans each season. The winner of the SJHL playoffs continues on to play in the ANAVET Cup against the champion from the MJHL, for the right to represent the Western region at the National Junior A Championship.

Joseph John Watson is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey defenceman who played for the Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers, and Colorado Rockies during his National Hockey League (NHL) career. While with the Flyers, he played on the same team with his younger brother Jim for several seasons and was a member of the Flyers' back-to-back Stanley Cup championship teams. In the infamous 1976 game against the Soviet Red Army team, Watson notched a shorthanded goal against the great Vladislav Tretiak, causing Flyers coach Fred Shero to joke that Watson had "set Russian hockey back 25 years".

Ray Clearwater is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player who played 214 games in the World Hockey Association for the Cleveland Crusaders and Minnesota Fighting Saints.

Tracy Arnold Pratt is an American-born Canadian retired professional ice hockey defenseman who played in the National Hockey League. He is the son of Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman Babe Pratt.

Ted Irvine Canadian ice hockey player

Edward Amos "Ted" Irvine is a Canadian retired NHL hockey player who was active during the 1960s and 1970s.

Playoffs

Semi-Finals

Brandon defeated Monarchs 3-games-to-2
St. Boniface defeated Braves 3-games-to-none

Turnbull Cup Championship

Brandon defeated St. Boniface 4-games-to-1

Western Memorial Cup Semi-Final

Brandon defeated Fort William Canadiens (TBJHL) 4-games-to-none

Western Memorial Cup Final (Abbott Cup)

Brandon lost to Edmonton Oil Kings (CAHL) 4-games-to-1

Awards

Trophy Winner Team
MVP
Top Goaltender Ken Kachulak Brandon Wheat Kings
Rookie of the Year Ken Kachulak Brandon Wheat Kings
Sportsmanship Award Bruce Wright Winnipeg Monarchs
Scoring Champion Bob Stoyko Brandon Wheat Kings
Most Goals (tie) Ted Irvine St. Boniface Canadiens
Wayne Kitchen St. Boniface Canadiens

All-Star Teams

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On March 21, 1962, in Brandon, the Wheat Kings captured the Turnbull Memorial Trophy as MJHL champions.

The Brandon Wheat Kings won for the third year in a row, and fourth in five years. The win on March 8, 1964, in Fort Frances was the first time the Wheat Kings won the Turnbull Memorial Trophy not playing on home ice.

1958–59 Manitoba Junior Hockey League season

References

<i>Winnipeg Free Press</i> Canadian newspaper

The Winnipeg Free Press is a daily broadsheet newspaper in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It provides coverage of local, provincial, national, international, sports, business, and entertainment news. Various consumer-oriented features such as homes and automobiles appear on a weekly basis. The newspaper's main competition is the Winnipeg Sun, a print daily tabloid.

The Brandon Sun is a Monday through Saturday newspaper printed in Brandon, Manitoba. It is the primary newspaper of record for western Manitoba and includes substantial political, crime, business and sports news. The Brandon Sun also publishes a weekly Community News Edition featuring local columns and events listings that is distributed free to the entire city.