2016–17 MJHL season

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2016–17 MJHL season
League Manitoba Junior Hockey League
SportIce hockey
Number of games330
Number of teams11
Regular Season
First Place Steinbach Pistons
Season MVP Brady Keeper
Top scorer Jeremy Leipsic
Turnbull Cup
ChampionsPortage Terriers
  Runners-upOCN Blizzard
Playoff MVPJeremey Leipsic
List of MJHL seasons

The 201617 season was the Manitoba Junior Hockey League's (MJHL) 100th season of operation. Players and officials wore patches to commemorate Hockey Manitoba and the MJHL's centennial anniversary.

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).

Hockey Manitoba

Hockey Manitoba is the governing body of amateur ice hockey in the province of Manitoba, Canada. Hockey Manitoba was founded in 1914 as the Manitoba Amateur Hockey Association and is a branch affiliate of Hockey Canada.

Contents

The Steinbach Pistons finished with league's best regular season record for the first time in their franchise's history, however were defeated by the two-time defending champion Portage Terriers in the semi-finals. The Terriers, despite finishing fifth overall in the regular season, won the Turnbull Cup for a third consecutive season by defeating the OCN Blizzard in the final.

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.

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.

OCN Blizzard

The Opaskwayak Cree Nation (OCN) Blizzard are a junior "A" ice hockey team from Opaskwayak/The Pas, Manitoba, Canada. They are members of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, a part of the Canadian Junior Hockey League and Hockey Canada. The team was owned by the Opaskwayak Cree Nation, pending a sale to local business-people.

Season highlights

The Opaskwayak Cree Nation is a First Nations band government in Manitoba, Canada. The First Nation has territory near The Pas along the Saskatchewan River. The First Nation hosts the Opaskwayak Indian Days annually each August. The OCN Blizzard, a Manitoba Junior Hockey League team, is based on the Indian reserve and plays out of the Gordon Lathlin Memorial Centre.

Standings

GPWLOTLSOLPtsGFGA
Steinbach Pistons 6049101099249124
Winkler Flyers 6041162185219148
OCN Blizzard 6039173182200153
Selkirk Steelers 6039183081220177
Portage Terriers 6037191378256198
Winnipeg Blues 6027273360193202
Virden Oil Capitals 6026265360167198
Neepawa Natives 6021333348173229
Swan Valley Stampeders 6020345146160236
Dauphin Kings 6017355241145221
Waywayseecappo Wolverines 6014424032177273

Playoffs

 QuarterfinalsSemifinals Turnbull Cup Finals
              
 1  Steinbach 4
8  Neepawa 2
1  Steinbach 2 
5  Portage 4 
2  Winkler 4
 7  Virden 2
  3 OCN 2
 5 Portage 4
 3  OCN 4
6  Winnipeg 1
2  Winkler 0
3  OCN 4 
4  Selkirk 2
 5  Portage 4

Post MJHL playoffs

Western Canada Cup

Hockey Canada

Hockey Canada, which merged with the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association in 1994, is the national governing body of ice hockey and ice sledge hockey in Canada and is a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation. Hockey Canada controls a majority of ice hockey in Canada. There are some notable exceptions, such as the Canadian Hockey League and U Sports who are partnered with Hockey Canada, but are not members, as well as any of Canada's professional hockey clubs. Hockey Canada is based in Calgary, Alberta with a secondary office in Ottawa, Ontario and regional centres in Toronto, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec.

Western Canada Cup Junior A hockey

The Western Canada Cup (WCC); was the Junior A ice hockey championship for western Canada from 2013 to 2017. The annual five-team event consisted of the host team and the champions from the four western leagues, and was used to determine the two Western seeds for the National Junior A Championship, then known as the RBC Cup.

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.

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.

Brady Keeper is a Canadian ice hockey player who plays for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

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.

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Winkler Flyers

The Winkler Flyers are a Manitoba Junior Hockey League team playing out of the Winkler Arena in Winkler, Manitoba, Canada. The Flyers entered the MJHL as an expansion team for the 1980-81 season and have won three Turnbull Cup Championships as Manitoba Junior 'A' Champions as well as the ANAVET Cup in 1992.

Swan Valley Stampeders

The Swan Valley Stampeders are a Junior "A" ice hockey team from Swan River, Manitoba, Canada. The team plays in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, a part of the Canadian Junior Hockey League and Hockey Canada.

Neepawa Natives

The Neepawa Natives are a Canadian Junior "A" ice hockey team from Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada. They are members of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL), a part of the Canadian Junior Hockey League.

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 2009 Royal Bank Cup is the 39th Junior "A" 2009 ice hockey National Championship for the Canadian Junior Hockey League. 2009 marked the 14th year the Royal Bank Cup has been awarded and the 39th year of modern Junior "A" hockey.

The 2015 Royal Bank Cup was the 45th Canadian junior A Ice Hockey National Championship for the Canadian Junior Hockey League. It was the 45th consecutive year a national championship was awarded to this skill level since the breakaway of Major Junior hockey in 1970.

The 2015–16 season was the Manitoba Junior Hockey League's (MJHL) 99th season of operation.

The 2014–15 season was the Manitoba Junior Hockey League's (MJHL) 98th season of operation.

The 2017–18 season was the Manitoba Junior Hockey League's (MJHL) 101st year of operation. The Steinbach Pistons finished with best regular season record for the second consecutive year and defeated the Virden Oil Capitals to win their second Turnbull Cup.

The 2013–14 season was the Manitoba Junior Hockey League's (MJHL) 97th season of operation.

The 2012–13 season was the Manitoba Junior Hockey League's (MJHL) 96th season of operation.

The 2011–12 season was the Manitoba Junior Hockey League's (MJHL) 95th season of operation.

The 2010–11 season was the Manitoba Junior Hockey League's (MJHL) 94th season of operation.

The 2009–10 season was the Manitoba Junior Hockey League's (MJHL) 93rd season of operation.

The 2007–08 season was the Manitoba Junior Hockey League's (MJHL) 91st season of operation.

The 2018–19 season is the Manitoba Junior Hockey League's (MJHL) 102nd year of operation.

References

  1. 1 2 3 "MJHL Rule Changes for 2016-2017". Steinbachonline.com. 13 June 2016.
  2. "OCN Blizzard to Cease Operations". Portageonline.com. 22 December 2016.
  3. http://www.thereminder.ca/news/local-news/ocn-blizzard-will-play-next-season-1.11359235

See also