Selkirk Steelers

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Selkirk Steelers
Selkirk Steelers Logo.svg
City Selkirk, Manitoba
League Manitoba Junior Hockey League
Founded1966
Home arena Selkirk Recreation Complex
ColoursRed, Black, White
Head coachNick Lubimiv
MediaSelkirk Journal
Selkirk Record
Affiliatesnone
Championships
Playoff championships1974 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 team sport played on ice using sticks, skates, and a puck

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, Manitoba City in Manitoba, Canada

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 Province of Canada

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.

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History

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.

Abbott Cup Junior ice hockey tournament in western Canada

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.

Memorial Cup The Memorial Cup is the championship trophy of the Canadian Hockey League

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.

St. James Canadians hockey team

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.

Prince Albert Raiders ice hockey team

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.

Kelowna Buckaroos

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.

Humboldt Broncos junior ice hockey team from Humboldt, Canada

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.

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.

2007 Royal Bank Cup

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.

List of championships

ChampionshipYears Won
Turnbull Cup 1968, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1987, 2004, & 2007
Anavet Cup 1974, 1975, 2007
Abbott Cup 1974
Centennial Cup 1974

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
1966-675714421-216382296th MJHL
1967-68231931-15977391st CMJHLWon League
1968-69342392-195116482nd MJHL
1969-70349187-155215258th MJHL
1970-71488346-142241228th MJHL
1971-724813341-211278277th MJHL
1972-734820262-202253427th MJHL
1973-744832151-245182652nd MJHLWon League, Won AC, Won AbC, Won MCC
1974-754835121-283175711st MJHLWon League, Won AC
1975-765229230-318277584th MJHLWon League
1976-775122272-249263486th MJHL
1977-785236151-317234731st MJHL
1978-794629161-254194592nd MJHLWon League
1979-804835121-344200711st MJHLWon League
1980-814630151-262207613rd MJHL
1981-824831152-279249642nd MJHL
1982-834826220-284255525th MJHL
1983-844835121-340230712nd MJHLWon League
1984-854828200-286243563rd MJHLWon League
1985-864933151-308217673rd MJHL
1986-874735120-300176701st MJHLWon League
1987-884826202-260234545th MJHL
1988-894826220-286274526th MJHL
1989-905228240-295271565th MJHL
1990-914819263-220232416th MJHL
1991-9248222402200228465th MJHL
1992-9348212610212247437th MJHL
1993-9456163451----388th MJHL
1994-9554193212195218419th MJHL
1995-9656242732280279537th MJHL
1996-9754252621240273535th MJHL
1997-9862263501226271537th MJHL
1998-9962302930247261635th MJHL
1999-00643225-7314305716th MJHL
2000-01643030-4295278648th MJHL
2001-02642336-5216269519th MJHL
2002-03634614-3390184953rd MJHL
2003-0464441811335236902nd MJHLWon League, Lost AC
2004-0563342342254224743rd MJHLLost final
2005-0663361953262205805th MJHLLost Semi-final
2006-0763499413701881031st MJHLWon League, Won AC
2007-08624412-6260168941st MJHL
2008-09624517-0315186903rd MJHL
2009-10623625-1253221735th MJHLLost Quarter-final
2010-11623617-9254222814th MJHLLost Final
2011-12623723-2246214765th MJHLLost Quarter-final
2012-13602530-5208212559th MJHLDNQ
2013-1460497-42431221021st MJHLLost Quarter-final
2014-15 602929-2181201607th MJHLLost Quarter-final
2015-16 602331-6196255528th MJHLLost Quarter-final
2016-17 603918-3220177814th MJHLLost Quarter-final
2017-18 603125-4192206667th MJHLLost Quarter-final
2017-18 603420-6202183744th MJHLLost Quarter-final

Playoffs

Selkirk Steelers defeated Portage Terriers 4-games-to-2
Kenora Muskies defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-1
Dauphin Kings defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-none
Kenora Muskies defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-2

The 1974 Centennial Cup is the fourth Tier II Junior "A" 1974 ice hockey National Championship for the Canadian Junior A Hockey League.

Selkirk Steelers defeated Portage Terriers 4-games-to-3
Selkirk Steelers defeated West Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-1MJHL CHAMPIONS
Selkirk Steelers defeated Prince Albert Raiders (SJHL) 4-games-to-2ANAVET CUP CHAMPIONS
Selkirk Steelers defeated Kelowna Buckaroos (BCJHL) 4-games-to-3ABBOTT CUP CHAMPIONS
Selkirk Steelers defeated Smiths Falls Bears (CJHL) 4-games-to-3CENTENNIAL CUP CHAMPIONS
Selkirk Steelers defeated Portage Terriers 4-games-to-1
Selkirk Steelers defeated West Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-3MJHL CHAMPIONS
Selkirk Steelers defeated Swift Current Broncos (SJHL) 4-games-to-noneANAVET CUP CHAMPIONS
Spruce Grove Mets defeated Selkirk Steelers (AJHL) 4-games-to-2
Selkirk Steelers defeated Dauphin Kings 4-games-to-1
Selkirk Steelers defeated Brandon Travellers 4-games-to-1
Selkirk Steelers defeated West Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-noneMJHL CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders (SJHL) defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-1
Brandon Travellers defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-3
Selkirk Steelers defeated Portage Terriers 4-games-to-none
Dauphin Kings defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-3
Selkirk Steelers defeated Brandon Travellers 4-games-to-2
Selkirk Steelers defeated Portage Terriers 4-games-to-none
Selkirk Steelers defeated Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-2MJHL CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders defeated Selkirk Steelers 3-games-to-1 and a default
Selkirk Steelers defeated Kenora Thistles 4-games-to-none
Selkirk Steelers defeated Dauphin Kings 4-games-to-1
Selkirk Steelers defeated Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-noneMJHL CHAMPIONS
Selkirk Steelers defeated Thompson King Miners (NJHL) 3-games-to-noneTURNBULL CUP CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders (SJHL) defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-2
Selkirk Steelers defeated Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-none
Selkirk Steelers defeated Dauphin Kings 4-games-to-1
St. Boniface Saints defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-1
Selkirk Steelers defeated Portage Terriers 4-games-to-none
Dauphin Kings defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-none
Winkler Flyers defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-3
Selkirk Steelers defeated Winkler Flyers 4-games-to-1
Selkirk Steelers defeated Dauphin Kings 4-games-to-1
Selkirk Steelers defeated Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-1MJHL CHAMPIONS
Selkirk Steelers defeated Flin Flon Bombers (NJHL) 4-games-to-1TURNBULL CUP CHAMPIONS
Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL) defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-2
Selkirk Steelers defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-1
Selkirk Steelers defeated Winkler Flyers 4-games-to-1
Selkirk Steelers defeated Winnipeg South Blues 4-games-to-1MJHL CHAMPIONS
Selkirk Steelers defeated Thompson King Miners (NJHL) 3-games-to-noneTURNBULL CUP CHAMPIONS
Estevan Bruins (SJHL) defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-1
Selkirk Steelers defeated Dauphin Kings 4-games-to-1
Selkirk Steelers defeated Winkler Flyers 4-games-to-2
Winnipeg South Blues defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-none
Selkirk Steelers defeated Winkler Flyers 4-games-to-2
Selkirk Steelers defeated Dauphin Kings 4-games-to-3
Selkirk Steelers defeated Winnipeg South Blues 4-games-to-3MJHL CHAMPIONS
Humboldt Broncos (SJHL) defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-none
Portage Terriers defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-1
Selkirk Steelers defeated Portage Terriers 4-games-to-3
Selkirk Steelers defeated Dauphin Kings 4-games-to-1
Winnipeg South Blues defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-none
Dauphin Kings defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-1
Dauphin Kings defeated Selkirk Steelers
Winkler Flyers defeated Selkirk Steelers
St. Boniface Saints defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-none
St. James Canadians defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-3
Selkirk Steelers defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-3
St. James Canadians defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-none
St. James Canadians defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-2
Winnipeg South Blues defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-1
Winnipeg South Blues defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-2
Winkler Flyers defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-1
Winkler Flyers defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-1
Winnipeg South Blues defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-2
Selkirk Steelers defeated Winnipeg South Blues 4-games-to-3
Selkirk Steelers defeated Winnipeg Saints 4-games-to-2
Selkirk Steelers defeated Portage Terriers MJHL CHAMPIONS
Kindersley Klippers (SJHL) defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-3
Selkirk Steelers defeated Winnipeg Saints 4-games-to-1
Selkirk Steelers defeated Winnipeg South Blues 4-games-to-3
Portage Terriers defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-2
Selkirk Steelers defeated Winnipeg Saints 4-games-to-2
Winnipeg South Blues defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-none
Selkirk Steelers defeated Winkler Flyers 4-games-to-1
Selkirk Steelers defeated Winnipeg Saints 4-games-to-none
Selkirk Steelers defeated Dauphin Kings 4-games-to-1MJHL CHAMPIONS
Selkirk Steelers defeated Humboldt Broncos (SJHL) 4-games-to-3ANAVET CUP CHAMPIONS
Fifth and eliminated from 2007 Royal Bank Cup round robin (0-4)
Winkler Flyers defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-1
Selkirk Steelers defeated Winkler Flyers 4-games-to-2
Selkirk Steelers defeated Winnipeg Saints 4-games-to-2
Portage Terriers defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-1
Winkler Flyers defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-2
Selkirk Steelers defeated Winnipeg Saints 4-games-to-1
Selkirk Steelers defeated Winkler Flyers 4-games-to-2
Portage Terriers defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-1
Portage Terriers defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-0
Winnipeg Blues defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-1
Selkirk Steelers defeated OCN Blizzard 2-games-to-0
Steinbach Pistons defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-0
Selkirk Steelers defeated Dauphin Kings 2-games-to-0
Portage Terriers defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-0
Portage Terriers defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-2
Virden Oil Capitals defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-1
Virden Oil Capitals defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-2

NHL alumni

See also


Preceded by
Portage Terriers
Centennial Cup Champions
1974
Succeeded by
Spruce Grove Mets


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