|League||Manitoba Junior Hockey League|
|Home arena||Selkirk Recreation Complex|
|Colours||Red, Black, White|
|Head coach||Nick Lubimiv|
|Playoff championships||1974 Centennial Cup Champions|
The Selkirk Steelers are a Junior "A" ice hockey team from Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada. They are members of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, a part of the Canadian Junior Hockey League and Hockey Canada.
Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points. The sport is known to be fast-paced and physical, with teams usually consisting of six players each: one goaltender, and five players who skate up and down the ice trying to take the puck and score a goal against the opposing team.
Selkirk is a city in the western Canadian province of Manitoba, located on the Red River about 22 kilometres (14 mi) northeast of the provincial capital Winnipeg. It has a population of 10,278 as of the 2016 census.
Manitoba is a province at the longitudinal centre of Canada. It is often considered one of the three prairie provinces and is Canada's fifth-most populous province with its estimated 1.3 million people. Manitoba covers 649,950 square kilometres (250,900 sq mi) with a widely varied landscape, stretching from the northern oceanic coastline to the southern border with the United States. The province is bordered by the provinces of Ontario to the east and Saskatchewan to the west, the territories of Nunavut to the north, and Northwest Territories to the northwest, and the U.S. states of North Dakota and Minnesota to the south.
Junior "A" hockey in Selkirk dates back to at least 1918, the founding of the MJHL. As one of the original members of the MJHL, the Selkirk Fishermen became the second ever Turnbull Cup, MJHL Champions by winning the 1920 playoffs. The Fishermen were crowned Western Junior "A" Champions and given the Abbott Cup. They moved on to the Memorial Cup for the national championship, but were defeated by the Toronto Canoe Club Paddlers. The 1920 Selkirk Fishermen were inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame in the team category.
The Abbott Memorial Cup, commonly referred to as the Abbott Cup, was awarded annually from 1919 through 1999 to the Junior "A" ice hockey Champion for Western Canada.
The Memorial Cup trophy symbolizes the championship of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL). It is awarded to the winner of the annual Memorial Cup round-robin tournament which includes a host team selected by the CHL, and the champions of the CHL's three member leagues: the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) and Western Hockey League (WHL). Sixty teams are eligible to compete for the Memorial Cup, representing nine provinces and four American states. The Rouyn-Noranda Huskies are the current champions, winning in the final game against the host team, the Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL. The Memorial Cup is known as one of the toughest sporting trophies to win, due to 60 teams participating and the age limit only being 16–21.
The Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum was established in 1985 when the first honoured members were named and plaques were erected in their honour. The first group of inductees was large in order to recognize the accomplishments of Manitoba players, coaches, builders and teams at the international, national, provincial and local levels for many years. Induction ceremonies were held on an annual or bi-annual basis through 1993. Since 1995, the Foundation has added to its honour roll every second year.
In 1967, the Steelers joined the new Central Manitoba Junior Hockey League. The Steelers won the CMJHL title in its first year, but lost to the MJHL champion St. James Canadians in the Turnbull Cup finals. The CMJHL merged with the MJHL after only one year.
The St. James Canadians were a Canadian junior hockey team in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League until 2003, folding officially in 2004. The Canadians played out of the St. James Civic Centre, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. As the Winnipeg Braves, they won the 1959 Memorial Cup as National Junior Hockey champions.
To date, the Steelers have won a total of ten MJHL Turnbull Cup Championships. Three of these championship teams went on to win the Anavet Cup. The 1973-74 season was the Steelers' most successful season. which saw them win the MJHL title and then defeat the Prince Albert Raiders 4-games-to-2 to win the Anavet Cup. They went on to compete for the Abbott Cup against the Kelowna Buckaroos of the British Columbia Junior Hockey League and defeated them 4-games-to-3. This advanced the Steelers to the national championship against the Smiths Falls Bears of the Central Junior A Hockey League for the Manitoba Centennial Cup, the National Junior "A" Championship. The series went seven games, with the Steelers stealing Game 7 1-0 in overtime to clinch their first and, so far, only national title. The 1974 Selkirk Steelers were inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame in the team category.
The Prince Albert Raiders are a major junior ice hockey team in the Western Hockey League. The Raiders play in the East Division of the Eastern Conference. They are based in the city of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada. The team plays its home games at the Art Hauser Centre.
The Kelowna Buckaroos were a Tier II Junior "A" ice hockey team from Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. They were a part of the British Columbia Hockey League.
The Smiths Falls Bears are a Junior "A" ice hockey team from Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada. They are a part of the Central Canada Hockey League. The team was an original member of the league, but then left Smiths Falls in 1976. The team then rejoined the league in 1985, and later had a short two-year stint in Lanark before returning to Smiths Falls.
The Steelers last captured the MJHL championship in 2006-07. The Steelers defeated the Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League four games to three for the Anavet Cup and advanced to the 2007 Royal Bank Cup, but were unable to advance past the round robin.
The Humboldt Broncos are a Canadian junior "A" ice hockey team from Humboldt, Saskatchewan. Established in 1970, the Broncos play in the 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.
The 2007 Royal Bank Cup is the 37th Junior "A" 2007 ice hockey National Championship for the Canadian Junior A Hockey League. The 2007 National Champions were the Aurora Tigers, winning their second title in four years.
|Turnbull Cup||1968, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1987, 2004, & 2007|
|Anavet Cup||1974, 1975, 2007|
Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against
|1967-68||23||19||3||1||-||159||77||39||1st CMJHL||Won League|
|1973-74||48||32||15||1||-||245||182||65||2nd MJHL||Won League, Won AC, Won AbC, Won MCC|
|1974-75||48||35||12||1||-||283||175||71||1st MJHL||Won League, Won AC|
|1975-76||52||29||23||0||-||318||277||58||4th MJHL||Won League|
|1978-79||46||29||16||1||-||254||194||59||2nd MJHL||Won League|
|1979-80||48||35||12||1||-||344||200||71||1st MJHL||Won League|
|1983-84||48||35||12||1||-||340||230||71||2nd MJHL||Won League|
|1984-85||48||28||20||0||-||286||243||56||3rd MJHL||Won League|
|1986-87||47||35||12||0||-||300||176||70||1st MJHL||Won League|
|2003-04||64||44||18||1||1||335||236||90||2nd MJHL||Won League, Lost AC|
|2004-05||63||34||23||4||2||254||224||74||3rd MJHL||Lost final|
|2005-06||63||36||19||5||3||262||205||80||5th MJHL||Lost Semi-final|
|2006-07||63||49||9||4||1||370||188||103||1st MJHL||Won League, Won AC|
|2009-10||62||36||25||-||1||253||221||73||5th MJHL||Lost Quarter-final|
|2010-11||62||36||17||-||9||254||222||81||4th MJHL||Lost Final|
|2011-12||62||37||23||-||2||246||214||76||5th MJHL||Lost Quarter-final|
|2013-14||60||49||7||-||4||243||122||102||1st MJHL||Lost Quarter-final|
|2014-15||60||29||29||-||2||181||201||60||7th MJHL||Lost Quarter-final|
|2015-16||60||23||31||-||6||196||255||52||8th MJHL||Lost Quarter-final|
|2016-17||60||39||18||-||3||220||177||81||4th MJHL||Lost Quarter-final|
|2017-18||60||31||25||-||4||192||206||66||7th MJHL||Lost Quarter-final|
|2017-18||60||34||20||-||6||202||183||74||4th MJHL||Lost Quarter-final|
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| Centennial Cup Champions|
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