2017–18 MJHL season

Last updated
2017–18 MJHL season
League Manitoba Junior Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Number of games 330
Number of teams 11
Regular Season
First Place Steinbach Pistons
Season MVP Dexter Kuczek
Top scorer Dexter Kuczek
Turnbull Cup
Champions Steinbach Pistons
  Runners-up Virden Oil Capitals
Playoff MVP Drew Worrad
List of MJHL seasons
2018-19 

The 201718 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.

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).

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.

Virden Oil Capitals

The Virden Oil Capitals are a Canadian junior 'A' ice hockey team based in Virden, Manitoba. The Oil Capitals are members of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.

Contents

Season notes

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.

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Standings

GPWLOTLSOLPtsGFGA
Steinbach Pistons 6048822100296130
Virden Oil Capitals 6040172183268181
Portage Terriers 6038163382251163
OCN Blizzard 6032205372209192
Winkler Flyers 6035250070205175
Winnipeg Blues 6031225269215220
Selkirk Steelers 6031253166192206
Swan Valley Stampeders 6028256163206206
Neepawa Natives 6025313154215250
Dauphin Kings 6014441130148289
Waywayseecappo Wolverines 608483120130323

Playoffs

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

Post MJHL playoffs

ANAVET Cup

Nipawin Hawks

The Nipawin Hawks are a Canadian junior "A" team based in Nipawin, Saskatchewan. They are members of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL). They play their home games at the Centennial Arena, which has a seating capacity of 1,500. The team colors are black and yellow.

2018 Royal Bank Cup

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.

See also

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