Kildonan North Stars

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Kildonan North Stars
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City Winnipeg, Manitoba
League Manitoba Junior Hockey League
Operated 1936-1990
Home arena West Kildonan Arena
Keewatin Arena
Franchise history
1936-1945 St. James Canadians
1945-1946 St. James Orioles
1946-1952 Winnipeg Canadiens
1952-1964 St. Boniface Canadiens
1964-1967 Winnipeg Warriors
1967-1976 West Kildonan North Stars
1976-1990 Kildonan North Stars

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

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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).

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History

During the summer of 1967, community-minded sports group purchased the Winnipeg Warriors from Ben Hatskin, renaming them the West Kildonan North Stars. The team was located in Northwest Winnipeg.

Benjamin Hatskin was a Canadian businessman and the founder of the Winnipeg Jets.

In 1967-68 Centre Wayne Chernecki led the MJHL in both points and goals, and was also voted Rookie of the Year, and earned First Team All-Star honors.

Wayne Chernecki was a Canadian ice hockey player who played professionally from 1971 to 1975.

For the 1976-77 season the Team’s name was shorted to the Kildonan North Stars.

In 1978, the Kildonan North Stars captured the Turnbull Cup as Manitoba Junior "A" Hockey Champions.

During the 1986-87 season, the North Stars became infamous for a completely winless 48-game season. During the stretch from the beginning of the 1985-86 season to the end of the 1986-87 season, the North Stars had 6 wins, 90 losses, and no ties. Three years later the team was dissolved despite two consecutive winning seasons.

Season-by-season record

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

SeasonGP W L T OTLGF GA PointsFinishPlayoffs
1936-3716691-7297136th MJHL
1937-3816493-70119117th MJHL
1938-3918891-7773174th MJHL
1939-40188100-----166th MJHL
1940-4111290-479248th MJHL
1941-4218990-106107184th MJHL
1942-43166100-8289126th MJHL
1943-4410460-3648104th MJHLWon League
1944-459360-566964th MJHL
1945-4610730-5957143rd MJHL
1946-47166100-5993124th MJHL
1947-48241572-13799321st MJHL
1948-493012171-136160252nd MJHL
1949-503613221-141175274th MJHL
1950-51368280-129206164th MJHL
1951-523618171-131112373rd MJHL
1952-533622131-179120452nd MJHLWon League, Won AbC
1953-54363132-225128641st MJHLWon League
1954-553213181-187154273rd MJHL
1955-56231571-175114312nd MJHLWon League
1956-57302640-260100521st MJHL
1957-583017112-146132362nd MJHLWon League
1958-59312182-14396442nd MJHL
1959-60312191-14093432nd MJHL
1960-613210211-141191214th MJHL
1961-624017176-135152403rd MJHL
1962-633919164-186148422nd MJHL
1963-64301281-9721036th MJHL
1964-654413274-152222304th MJHL
1965-664819227-207229452nd MJHL
1966-675810453-162390237th MJHL
1967-683517180-151189343rd MJHL
1968-693412211-130171257th MJHL
1969-703412184-143165285th MJHL
1970-714821198-210211504th MJHL
1971-724715320-208284306th MJHL
1972-734825230-213228503rd MJHL
1973-744833141-274168671st MJHL
1974-754830162-289213622nd MJHL
1975-765234180-287243681st MJHL
1976-775236160-277204722nd MJHL
1977-785227250-246273546th MJHLWon League
1978-794727182-255214563rd MJHL
1979-804924223-242239515th MJHL
1980-814714330-224318288th MJHL
1981-82489363-208209219th MJHL
1982-83484440-15245288th MJHL
1983-844818300-244306365th MJHL
1984-854821252-273263447th MJHL
1985-86486420-1944551210th MJHL
1986-87480480-18850709th MJHL
1987-884811361-204317238th MJHL
1988-894826220-278231525th MJHL
1989-905236160-332246723rd MJHL

Playoffs

St. Boniface Saints defeated West Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-3
West Kildonan North Stars defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-1
West Kildonan North Stars defeated St. James Canadians 4-games-to-1
Dauphin Kings defeated West Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-none
St. Boniface Saints defeated West Kildonan North Stars 9-points-to-7
West Kildonan North Stars defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-none
Selkirk Steelers defeated West Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-1
West Kildonan North Stars defeated St. James Canadians 4-games-to-2
Selkirk Steelers defeated West Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-3
West Kildonan North Stars defeated Assiniboine Park Monarchs 4-games-to-1
West Kildonan North Stars defeated St. James Canadians 4-games-to-3
Selkirk Steelers defeated West Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-none
Kildonan North Stars defeated St. James Canadians 4-games-to-1
Kildonan North Stars defeated Kenora Thistles 4-games-to-3
Dauphin Kings defeated Kildonan North Stars 2-games-to-1 (Series suspended, awarded to Dauphin)
Kildonan North Stars defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-1
Kildonan North Stars defeated Kenora Thistles 4-games-to-2
Kildonan North Stars defeated Dauphin Kings 4-games-to-3MJHL CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders (SJHL) defeated Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-none
Kildonan North Stars defeated Kenora Thistles 4-games-to-3
Kildonan North Stars defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-none
Selkirk Steelers defeated Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-2
Kildonan North Stars defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-2
Kildonan North Stars defeated St. James Canadians 4-games-to-2
Selkirk Steelers defeated Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-none
Selkirk Steelers defeated Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-none
St. Boniface Saints defeated Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-none
Kildonan North Stars defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-none
Kildonan North Stars defeated Fort Garry Blues 4-games-to-2
Selkirk Steelers defeated Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-1
Winnipeg South Blues defeated Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-none
Winnipeg South Blues defeated Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-none
Kildonan North Stars defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-none
Winnipeg South Blues defeated Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-none
Kildonan North Stars defeated Southeast Thunderbirds 4-games-to-none
Kildonan North Stars defeated St. James Canadians 4-games-to-3
Portage Terriers defeated Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-none

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