St. Boniface Canadiens

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St. Boniface Canadiens
City Winnipeg, Manitoba
League Manitoba Junior Hockey League
Franchise history
1935-1936Woodhaven Maple Leafs
1936-1945St. James Canadians
1945-1946St. James Orioles
1946-1952Winnipeg Canadiens
1952-1964St. Boniface Canadiens
1964-1967Winnipeg Warriors
1967-1976West Kildonan North Stars
1976-1990 Kildonan North Stars

The St. Boniface Canadiens was a Manitoba Junior Hockey League team that operated from 1952-1964. The St. Boniface Canadiens won 4 Turnbull Cup Championships as Manitoba Junior Champions, 1953, 1954, 1956, & 1958.

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).


The franchise was founded in 1935 and moved from Winnipeg to St. Boniface, Manitoba in 1952. It had previously played as the Woodhaven Maple Leafs, St. James Canadians, St. James Orioles, and Winnipeg Canadiens.

Winnipeg Provincial capital city in Manitoba, Canada

Winnipeg is the capital and largest city of the province of Manitoba in Canada. Centred on the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, it is near the longitudinal centre of North America, approximately 110 kilometres (70 mi) north of the Canada–United States border.

The 1953 St. Boniface Canadiens won the Abbott Cup as western Canadian champions by defeating the Lethbridge Native Sons. They played the 1953 Memorial Cup final against the Barrie Flyers, losing the best-of-seven series in six games. The 1953 Canadiens 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.

The 1953 Memorial Cup final was the 35th junior ice hockey championship of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association. The George Richardson Memorial Trophy champions Barrie Flyers of the Ontario Hockey Association in Eastern Canada competed against the Abbott Cup champions St. Boniface Canadiens of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League in Western Canada. In a best-of-seven series, held at Shea's Amphitheatre in Winnipeg, Manitoba and the Wheat City Arena in Brandon, Manitoba, Barrie won their 2nd Memorial Cup, defeating Winnipeg 4 games to 1.

The Barrie Flyers were a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey Association from 1945 to 1960, from Barrie, Ontario.

The Canadiens become the Winnipeg Warriors from 1964 to 1967.

During the summer of 1967, community-minded sports group purchased the Winnipeg Warriors from Ben Hatskin, after which the team became known as the Kildonan North Stars.

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

Kildonan North Stars

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

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
1935-36121101-3259138th MJHL
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

NHL Alumni

Garry James Blaine was a Canadian ice hockey player.

Gerald Joseph Brisson was a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger. He was born in Saint Boniface, Manitoba. He died at his home in Mesa, Arizona on January 16, 2013.

Calvin Pearly "Ginger, Red, Torchy" Gardner was a Canadian professional ice hockey player in the NHL. In 1943, after playing professional hockey for three years and winning the Memorial Cup, he joined the Canadian military and took part in World War II. At the conclusion of the war, he once again began playing professional hockey. He died in 2001. His two sons Paul and Dave were also professional ice hockey players.

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