1976–77 MJHL season

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On April 5, 1977, MJHL commissioner Bill Addison suspended the Turnbull Cup Finals between the Dauphin Kings and Kildonan North Stars, awarding it to Dauphin on the basis they won two of the three games completed.

Dauphin Kings

The Dauphin Kings are a Junior "A" ice hockey team from Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada. They are members of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL), a part of the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) and Hockey Canada. The Kings were established in 1967 and play at the Credit Union Place.

The St. Boniface Canadiens were a Manitoba Junior Hockey League team that operated from 1952-1964. The St. Boniface Canadiens won 4 Turnbull Cup Championships as Manitoba Junior Champions, 1953, 1954, 1956, & 1958.

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League notes

As of the 1976-77 season the West Kildonan name was shorted to the Kildonan North Stars.
Jim Misener of the Dauphin Kings became the MJHL career leader in goals, assists, and points, with 205 goals, 208 assists, and 413 points.
League suspends Turnbull Cup Finals, awards it to Dauphin.

Jim Misener is a Canadian former ice hockey winger who became the MJHL career leader in points, assists, and goals by the end of the 1976–77 MJHL season.

Regular season

North Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
Thompson King Miners 49 19 28 2 40 201 252
Portage Terriers 52 17 35 0 34 214 287
South Division GP W L T Pts GF GA

Playoffs

Division Semi-Finals

Dauphin defeated Thompson 4-games-to-none
Brandon defeated Selkirk 4-games-to-3
Kildonan defeated St. James 4-games-to-1
Kenora defeated St. Boniface 4-games-to-2

Divisional Finals

Dauphin defeated Brandon 4-games-to-none
Kildonan defeated Kenora 4-games-to-3

Turnbull Cup Championship

Dauphin defeated Kildonan 2-games-to-1

Anavet Cup Championship

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

Awards

Trophy Winner Team
MVP Jim Misener Dauphin Kings
Top Goaltender Jim Tkachyk Dauphin Kings
Top Defenceman Mark Johnston Portage Terriers
Rookie of the Year Bruno Rogger Brandon Travellers
Hockey Ability & Sportsmanship Award Ken Krentz Selkirk Steelers
Scoring Champion Ken Krentz Selkirk Steelers
Most Goals Dale Maksymyk Selkirk Steelers
Coach of the Year

All-Star Team

1977 First All-Star Team
Goaltender Jim Tkachyk Dauphin Kings
Defencemen Mark Johnston Portage Terriers
Dan Bryck Kenora Thistles
Centreman Ken Krentz Selkirk Steelers
Leftwinger Dale Maksymyk Selkirk Steelers
Rightwinger Jim Misener Dauphin Kings
Coach Phil Fafard Kenora Thistles
Manager Steve Hawrysh Dauphin Kings
Trainer Daryl Steen St. Boniface Saints

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Manitoba Junior Hockey League

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) is a Junior 'A' ice hockey league operating in the Canadian province of Manitoba and one of eleven member leagues of the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL).

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.

Selkirk Steelers

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Winnipeg Saints

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On March 14, 1968, at home in St. James, the St. James Canadians corralled the Manitoba Junior Hockey League championship, and on March 26, in Selkirk, the Canadians captured the Turnbull Cup defeating the Central Manitoba Junior Hockey League champions Selkirk Steelers.

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In Winnipeg on April 5, 1974, the Selkirk Steelers won the MJHL title claiming the Turnbull Memorial Trophy. There was no stopping the Selkirk Steelers on April 19, 1974, in Prince Albert, as the Steelers defeated the Prince Albert Raiders of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League winning the Anavet Cup. On May 1, 1974, with a 5-2 win over Kelowna Buckaroos of the British Columbia Hockey League in the seventh and deciding game, held in Kelowna, the Steelers captured the Abbott Cup and advanced into the national final for the Centennial Cup. In the seventh and deciding game, on May 14, 1974, in Ottawa, the Selkirk Steelers scored a dramatic 1-0 overtime victory over the Smiths Falls Bears of the Central Junior A Hockey League to capture the Centennial Cup, emblematic of junior A hockey supremacy in Canada.

Kildonan North Stars

The Kildonan North Stars were a Canadian Junior ice hockey Team in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League from Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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

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Kenora Muskies

The Kenora Muskies, known as the Kenora Thistles from 1975 to 1982, are a defunct Manitoba Junior Hockey League team that played in Kenora, Ontario between 1968 and 1982.

Virden Oil Capitals

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References

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