1971–72 MJHL season

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On March 28, 1972, at home in Dauphin, the Kings rule the roost for the third time in four years, capturing their third Turnbull Memorial Trophy as MJHL Champs.

Dauphin, Manitoba City in Manitoba, Canada

Dauphin is a city in Manitoba, Canada, with a population of 8,457 as of the 2016 Canadian Census, with an additional 2,388 living in the surrounding Rural Municipality of Dauphin, for a total of 10,845 in the RM and City combined. Dauphin is Manitoba's 9th largest community and serves as a hub to the province's Parkland Region.


League notes

The Dauphin Kings established a MJHL record of 40 Wins in a season.

Regular season

North DivisionGPWLTPtsGFGA
Dauphin Kings 48408080304171
Portage Terriers 483314167266193
Kenora Muskies 472522050230223
Selkirk Steelers 481334127211278
South DivisionGPWLTPtsGFGA
St. James Canadians 483116163256191
St. Boniface Saints 482224246200214
West Kildonan North Stars 471532030208284
Winnipeg Monarchs 48938119163284

All-Star game

On February 1, the MJHL All-Stars played Toronto Marlboros of the Ontario Hockey League at the Winnipeg Arena. The Marlies led by Steve Shutt's 2 goals edged the All-Stars 8-7. Other Marlies goals were scored by Dave Gardner, Billy Harris, George Ferguson, Dennis Maruk, Tom Thomson, and Kevin Devine. Replying for the All-Stars were Rick Blight with a pair, Don Larway, Steve Craft, Brad Carefoot, Murray Fadden, and Kim Murphy added singles.

Toronto Marlboros

The Toronto Marlborough Athletic Club, commonly known as the Toronto Marlboros, was founded in 1903. It operated a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey Association and Ontario Hockey League from 1904 to 1989. The Marlboros were a farm team to the Toronto Maple Leafs and one of the dominant junior teams in history, winning seven Memorial Cup championships.

Ontario Hockey League sports league

The Ontario Hockey League (OHL) is one of the three major junior ice hockey leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. The league is for players aged 16–21. There are currently 20 teams in the OHL; seventeen in Ontario, two in Michigan, and one in Pennsylvania.

Winnipeg Arena was an indoor arena located in the Polo Park district of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The arena was the city's premier ice hockey venue from 1955 to 2004 and is best remembered as the home of the first Winnipeg Jets franchise, which played in the World Hockey Association (WHA) from 1972 to 1979 and the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1979 to 1996. It was also home to junior and minor league teams such as the Manitoba Moose (1996–2004) and Winnipeg Warriors (1955–1961). The arena closed after the completion of the MTS Centre in November 2004 and was later demolished. A retail and commercial complex occupies the site today.

MJHL Lineup:

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Division Semi-Finals

Dauphin defeated Selkirk 4-games-to-none
Portage defeated Kenora 4-games-to-1
St. James defeated Winnipeg 4-games-to-2
St. Boniface Saints lost to West Kildonan4-games-to-1

Divisional Finals

Dauphin defeated Portage 4-games-to-none
St. James lost to West Kildonan4-games-to-1

Turnbull Cup Championship

Dauphin defeated West Kildonan 4-games-to-none

Anavet Cup Championship

Dauphin Kings lost to Humboldt Broncos (SJHL) 4-games-to-2


Top Goaltender
Rookie of the Year Calvin Kitching St. James Canadians
Hockey Ability & Sportsmanship Award
Scoring Champion Kim Murphy Kenora Muskies
Most Goals Kim Murphy Kenora Muskies
Coach of the Year

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