1975–76 MJHL season

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Champion

On April 2, 1976, at home in Selkirk, the Steelers won the MJHL title for the third consecutive year, capturing the Turnbull Memorial Trophy.

Selkirk, Manitoba City in Manitoba, Canada

Selkirk is a city in the western Canadian province of Manitoba, located on the Red River about 22 kilometres (14 mi) northeast of the provincial capital Winnipeg. It has a population of 10,278 as of the 2016 census.

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League notes

The MJHL expands to Thompson, the Thompson King Miners join the league's North Division. Kenora Muskies will shift to the South Division. A pair of teams change their names, the Winnipeg Monarchs become the Assiniboine Park Monarchs and the Kenora Muskies are renamed the Kenora Thistles, in honor of the Stanley Cup winning team.

Thompson, Manitoba City in Manitoba, Canada

Thompson is the largest city in the Northern Region of Manitoba and is situated along the Burntwood River, 761 kilometers north of Winnipeg. Originally founded in 1956 as a mining town, Thompson now primarily serves as the "Hub of the North", providing goods and services to the surrounding communities.

Regular season

North Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
Selkirk Steelers 52 29 23 0 58 318 277
Brandon Travellers 52 27 23 2 56 271 237
Portage Terriers 52 25 27 0 50 236 245
Dauphin Kings 52 23 29 0 46 256 268
Thompson King Miners 52 14 38 0 28 188 299
South Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
West Kildonan North Stars 52 34 18 0 68 287 243
St. Boniface Saints 52 30 18 4 64 244 209
St. James Canadians 52 29 22 1 59 259 227
Assiniboine Park Monarchs 52 27 24 1 55 253 255
Kenora Thistles 52 16 32 4 36 253 317

Playoffs

Division Semi-Finals

Selkirk defeated Dauphin 4-games-to-1
Brandon defeated Portage 4-games-to-1
West Kildonan defeated Assiniboine Park 4-games-to-1
St. Boniface lost to St. James4-games-to-1

Divisional Finals

Selkirk defeated Brandon 4-games-to-1
West Kildonan defeated St James 4-games-to-3

Turnbull Cup Championship

West Kildonan lost to Selkirk4-games-to-none

Anavet Cup Championship

Selkirk lost to Prince Albert Raiders (SJHL) 4-games-to-1

Awards

Trophy Winner Team
MVP Darryl Einarson Selkirk Steelers
Top Goaltender
Rookie of the Year Anthony Gurniak West Kildonan North Stars
Hockey Ability & Sportsmanship Award
Scoring Champion Ken Krentz Selkirk Steelers
Most Goals Ken Krentz Selkirk Steelers
Coach of the Year

All-Star Teams

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Kenora Muskies

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Virden Oil Capitals

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