1972–73 MJHL season

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Champion

On April 1, 1973, before a capacity crowd at St. James, the Portage Terriers captured the Turnbull Memorial Trophy as MJHL Champs. On April 18, 1973, the Terriers were declared winners of the Anavet Cup after the Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League withdrew from the series. On May 3, 1973, in Portage, the Terriers won the Abbott Cup advancing to the national final by defeating the Penticton Broncos of the British Columbia Hockey League. At the Winnipeg Arena on May 14, 1973, the Portage Terriers were crowned national champs defeating the Pembroke Lumber Kings of the Central Junior A Hockey League to claim the Centennial Cup.

Humboldt Broncos junior ice hockey team from Humboldt, Canada

The Humboldt Broncos are a Canadian junior "A" ice hockey team from Humboldt, Saskatchewan. Established in 1970, the Broncos play in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.

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.

Abbott Cup Junior ice hockey tournament in western Canada

The Abbott Memorial Cup, commonly referred to as the Abbott Cup, was awarded annually from 1919 through 1999 to the Junior "A" ice hockey Champion for Western Canada.

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League notes

The 1973 Portage Terriers were inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame.

Portage Terriers

The Portage Terriers are a Canadian junior "A" ice hockey team from Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada. They are members of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, a part of the Canadian Junior Hockey League.

The Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum was established in 1985 when the first honoured members were named and plaques were erected in their honour. The first group of inductees was large in order to recognize the accomplishments of Manitoba players, coaches, builders and teams at the international, national, provincial and local levels for many years. Induction ceremonies were held on an annual or bi-annual basis through 1993. Since 1995, the Foundation has added to its honour roll every second year.

Regular season

North Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
Portage Terriers 48 32 16 0 64 280 187
Kenora Muskies 48 21 26 1 43 288 296
Selkirk Steelers 48 20 26 2 42 202 253
Dauphin Kings 48 18 30 0 36 201 266
South Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
St. James Canadians 48 27 20 1 55 225 187
West Kildonan North Stars 48 25 23 0 50 213 228
St. Boniface Saints 48 24 24 0 48 221 225
Winnipeg Monarchs 48 23 25 0 46 261 254

All-Star game

On February 3, the MJHL staged its Allstar game at Portage with the North Division whipping their South Division counterparts 3-0. Neither team was able to score in the close checking first period, the North went ahead 1-0 in the middle stanza and added two more goals in the final period. Scoring for the North were Murray Thompson, Randy Hextall, and Kelly Secord.

North Division Lineup:

Charles Robert Simmer is a retired ice hockey forward, most notably for the Los Angeles Kings in the National Hockey League, who was notable for his scoring and power play prowess.

South Division Lineup:

Murray Bannerman Canadian ice hockey player

Murray Bannerman is a Canadian retired ice hockey goaltender. He spent the majority of his career with the Chicago Blackhawks, though also briefly played for the Vancouver Canucks, who selected him in the 1977 NHL Amateur Draft.

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Playoffs

Division Semi-Finals

Kenora defeated Selkirk 4-games-to-2
West Kildonan lost St. Boniface9-points-to-7 points (8 point series)

Divisional Finals

Portage defeated Kenora 4-games-to-none
St. James defeated St. Boniface 4-games-to-none

Turnbull Cup Championship

Portage defeated St. James 4-games-to-none

Anavet Cup Championship

Portage defeated Humboldt Broncos (SJHL) 3-games-to-2 (Humboldt refuses to finish series)

Abbott Cup Championship

Portage defeated Penticton Broncos (BCHL) 4-games-to-3

Centennial Cup Championship

Portage defeated Pembroke Lumber Kings (CJHL) 4-games-to-1

Awards

Trophy Winner Team
MVP Brian Engblom Winnipeg Monarchs
Top Goaltender (tie) Murray Bannerman St. James Canadians
John Memryk Portage Terriers
Rookie of the Year
Hockey Ability & Sportsmanship Award George Newbury St. James Canadians
Scoring Champion Charlie Simmer Kenora Muskies
Most Goals Carl Haney Kenora Muskies
Coach of the Year

All-Star Teams

First All-Star Team
Defence Chuck Luksa Kenora Muskies
Left Wing Charlie Simmer Kenora Muskies
Second All-Star Team
Goaltender Murray Bannerman St. James Canadians

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