2015–16 MJHL season

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2015–16 MJHL season
League Manitoba Junior Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Number of games 330
Number of teams 11
Regular Season
First Place Portage Terriers
Season MVP Brad Bowles
Top scorer Brad Bowles
Turnbull Cup
Champions Portage Terriers
  Runners-upSteinbach Pistons
Playoff MVP Brad Bowles
List of MJHL seasons

The 201516 season was the Manitoba Junior Hockey League's (MJHL) 99th season of operation.

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).

Contents

This season was a near carbon copy of the previous season as the Portage Terriers dominated the league for the second year in a row. The Terriers posted the best regular season record with 106 points and defeated the second-place team, the Steinbach Pistons, in the finals for their tenth Turnbull Cup. [1] Unlike the previous season, the Terriers were not able to advance past the 2016 Western Canada Cup.

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.

Steinbach Pistons

The Steinbach Pistons are a Junior "A" ice hockey team from Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada. They are members of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, which is a member of the Canadian Junior Hockey League.

The 2016 Western Canada Cup was the Western Canadian Junior A ice hockey championship played at Affinity Place in Estevan, Saskatchewan from April 30 to May 8, 2016. It determined the two Western seeds for the 2016 Royal Bank Cup, the West Kelowna Warriors and Brooks Bandits.

Highlights

Canadian Junior Hockey League

The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL), an association of Canadian junior A ice hockey leagues and teams, formed in November 1993, emerging from the Canada West Association of Junior 'A' Hockey. The champion of the Canadian Junior Hockey League wins the National Junior A Championship.

2016 NHL Entry Draft

The 2016 NHL Entry Draft was the 54th NHL Entry Draft. The draft was held on June 24–25, 2016 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. The first three selections were Auston Matthews going to the Toronto Maple Leafs, Patrik Laine going to the Winnipeg Jets, and Pierre-Luc Dubois going to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Arizona Coyotes hockey team of the National Hockey League

The Arizona Coyotes are a professional ice hockey team based in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale, Arizona. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Coyotes first played at America West Arena in downtown Phoenix, before moving to Glendale's Gila River Arena in 2003. In 2021, the Coyotes are scheduled to move to the Central Division when an expansion team in Seattle joins the league.

Standings

GP W L OTL SOL Pts GF GA
Portage Terriers 60 52 6 1 1 106 276 123
Steinbach Pistons 60 45 10 0 5 95 251 138
Winkler Flyers 60 42 13 1 4 89 260 153
Virden Oil Capitals 60 37 21 2 0 76 195 141
Winnipeg Blues 60 32 18 4 6 74 212 174
OCN Blizzard 60 27 30 2 1 57 185 214
Swan Valley Stampeders 60 22 29 6 3 53 174 207
Selkirk Steelers 60 23 31 3 3 52 196 255
Dauphin Kings 60 21 33 4 2 48 181 246
Waywayseecappo Wolverines 60 16 39 2 3 37 151 250
Neepawa Natives 60 13 45 2 0 28 132 312

Playoffs

 Survivor SeriesQuarter-finalsSemi-finals Turnbull Cup Finals
                   
 1  Portage 4 
8  Selkirk 0 
7  Swan Valley 2  1  Portage 4 
10  Waywayseecappo 0   5  Winnipeg 0 
2  Steinbach 4
  7  Swan Valley 0 
(Pairings are re-seeded after each round) 1  Portage 4
  2  Steinbach 1
 3  Winkler 4 
6  OCN 1 
8  Selkirk 2  2  Steinbach 4
9  Dauphin 0   3  Winkler 3 
4  Virden 3
 5  Winnipeg 4 

Post MJHL playoffs

Western Canada Cup

Melfort Mustangs

The Melfort Mustangs are a junior "A" ice hockey team based in Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada. They are members of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL). They play their home games at the Northern Lights Palace, which has a seating capacity of 1,850. The team colors are blue, green, and white.

Brooks Bandits

The Brooks Bandits are an ice hockey team in the Alberta Junior Hockey League. They play in Brooks, Alberta, Canada, at the Centennial Regional Arena, seating capacity: 1,794; standing room: 500, total: 2,294.

League awards

The Steve "Boomer" Hawrysh Award is an ice hockey trophy that is presented annually to the Most Valuable Player of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) during the regular season.

The MJHL Top Goaltender Award is presented annually to the Manitoba Junior Hockey League's goaltender judged to be the best at his position during the regular season.

The Brian Kozak Award is presented annually to the Manitoba Junior Hockey League's defenceman who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position during the regular season. The award was first presented in 1977.

CJHL awards

The MJHL's nominee for CJHL Player of the Year. This award has been discontinued by the CJHL.

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Selkirk Steelers

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References

  1. "MJHL Rule Changes for 2016-2017". SteinbachOnline.com. 13 June 2016.