Virden Oil Capitals

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Virden Oil Capitals
Virden Oil Capitals logo.jpg
City Virden, Manitoba
League Manitoba Junior Hockey League
Founded1956
Home arena Tundra Oil & Gas Place
ColoursRed, Black, White, Gray
                
General managerTroy Leslie
Head coachTroy Leslie
Website www.oilcapshockey.com
Franchise history
1956-1957 Winnipeg Rangers
1957-1958Brandon Rangers
1958-1959Transcona Rangers
1959-1967Winnipeg Rangers
1967-2000 St. Boniface Saints
2000-2012 Winnipeg Saints
2012-PresentVirden 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.

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History

The Oil Capitals were created in the spring of 2012, when a group of local investors purchased the Winnipeg Saints franchise and relocated it to Virden to play at newly constructed Tundra Oil & Gas Place. [1] The franchise was founded as the Winnipeg Rangers in 1956 and has won five Turnbull Cups as league champions: twice as the Rangers (1961, 1966) and three times at the St. Boniface Saints (1971, 1981, 1994).

Winnipeg Saints

The Winnipeg Saints were a Manitoba Junior Hockey League team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The team was known for most of its existence as the St. Boniface Saints and exists today as the Virden Oil Capitals.

Tundra Oil & Gas Place is a multi-purpose recreation complex located in the town of Virden, Manitoba, Canada. The venue includes a 1,200-seat ice hockey arena, community hall, and recreational facilities. The naming rights to the complex were acquired by Tundra Oil & Gas Partnership in August 2012.

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
1956-57297211-95203153rd MJHL
1957-583010200-128193204th MJHL
1958-593210193-110166234th MJHL
1959-603210211-100144214th MJHL
1960-613221110-157120422nd MJHLWon League
1961-624016204-128150364th MJHL
1962-634011254-141196265th MJHL
1963-643015123-12091333rd MJHL
1964-654521186-202170482nd MJHL
1965-664827165-219186591st MJHLWon League
1966-675734194-263201743rd MJHL
1967-683618171-157152372nd MJHL
1968-693418142-145126384th MJHL
1969-703411194-152176267th MJHL
1970-714819227-208195456th MJHLWon League, Won AC
1971-724822242-200214465th MJHL
1972-734824240-221225484th MJHL
1973-744728181-228188575th MJHL
1974-754823250-234251466th MJHL
1975-765230184-244209642nd MJHL
1976-775223272-225262485th MJHL
1977-785231210-289260625th MJHL
1978-794821261-227225437th MJHL
1979-804832151-294214652nd MJHL
1980-81484161-342164831st MJHLWon League
1981-824830180-284232603rd MJHL
1982-834833141-369242672nd MJHL
1983-844817310-238266346th MJHL
1984-854817292-215278368th MJHL
1985-864829190-317265585th MJHL
1986-874831170-306273622nd MJHL
1987-884832160-275215643rd MJHL
1988-894829109-290209672nd MJHL
1989-90523481-175427710th MJHL
1990-914815321-212267317th MJHL
1991-9248212601202228436th MJHL
1992-9348261921197189553rd MJHL
1993-9456381611----781st MJHLWon League
1994-9556431021283160901st MJHL
1995-9656331823244215712nd MJHL
1996-9755242911245272506th MJHL
1997-9862223721214262479th MJHL
1998-9962263321239319557th MJHL
1999-00642140-32303724511th MJHL
2000-01643328-3281263696th MJHL
2001-02642040-41782934411th MJHL
2002-03642334-72252785310th MJHL
2003-04643329-2267238687th MJHL
2004-05632824-11214209678th MJHL
2005-06633720-6279206804th MJHL
2006-07633131-1259281636th MJHL
2007-08624514-3345191932nd MJHL
2008-09 624811-3381192991st MJHL
2009-10 623619-7228199793rd MJHLLost Final
2010-11 623130-1225229638th MJHLLost Quarter-final
2011-12 623422-6230215746th MJHLLost Final
2012-13 601834-81592174410th MJHLDNQ
2013-14 603224-4202179685th MJHLLost Semi-final
2014-15 603020-10202191705th MJHLLost Semi-final
2015-16 603721-2195141764th MJHLLost Quarter-final
2016-17 602626-8167198607th MJHLLost Quarter-final
2017-18 604017-3268181832nd MJHLLost final
2018-19 603121-8214196705th MJHLLost Semi-final

Playoffs

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.

St. Boniface Saints defeated West Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-3
St. Boniface Saints defeated St. James Canadians 4-games-to-none
St. Boniface Saints defeated Kenora Muskies 4-games-to-noneMJHL CHAMPIONS
St. Boniface Saints defeated Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL) 4-games-to-2MAN/SASK CHAMPIONS
Red Deer Rustlers (AJHL) defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-none
West Kildonan North Stars defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-1
St. Boniface Saints defeated West Kildonan North Stars 9-points-to-7
St. James Canadians defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-none
St. Boniface Saints defeated St. James Canadians 4-games-to-2
West Kildonan North Stars defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-none
St. James Canadians defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-none
St. James Canadians defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-1
Kenora Thistles defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-2
Kildonan North Stars defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-1
St. Boniface Saints defeated St. James Canadians 4-games-to-1
Kildonan North Stars defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-none
Kildonan North Stars defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-2
St. Boniface Saints defeated Kenora Thistles 4-games-to-none
St. Boniface Saints defeated St. James Canadians 4-games-to-1
St. Boniface Saints defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-1MJHL CHAMPIONS
St. Boniface Saints defeated Thompson King Miners (NJHL) 3-games-to-noneTURNBULL CUP CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders (SJHL) defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-1
St. Boniface Saints defeated St. James Canadians 4-games-to-2
Fort Garry Blues defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-none
St. Boniface Saints defeated Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-none
St. Boniface Saints defeated Fort Garry Blues 4-games-to-2
Dauphin Kings defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-1
Kildonan North Stars defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-none
Selkirk Steelers defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-1
St. James Canadians defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-3
St. Boniface Saints defeated Steinbach Hawks 4-games-to-none
Winnipeg South Blues defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-none
St. James Canadians defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-1
Kildonan North Stars defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-none
St. James Canadians defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-3
Winnipeg South Blues defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-2
St. Boniface Saints defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-none
St. Boniface Saints defeated Winnipeg South Blues 4-games-to-1
Dauphin Kings defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-none
St. Boniface Saints defeated Southeast Blades 4-games-to-1
St. Boniface Saints defeated St. James Canadians 4-games-to-1
St. Boniface Saints defeated Winkler Flyers 4-games-to-2MJHL CHAMPIONS
Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL) defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-3
St. Boniface Saints defeated Southeast Blades 4-games-to-none
Winnipeg South Blues defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-3
Winnipeg South Blues defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-3
Selkirk Steelers defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-3
Winnipeg South Blues defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-3
St. Boniface Saints defeated St. James Canadians 4-games-to-2
Winnipeg South Blues defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-3
Winnipeg South Blues defeated Winnipeg Saints 4-games-to-3
Winnipeg Saints defeated Winkler Flyers 4-games-to-2
Selkirk Steelers defeated Winnipeg Saints 4-games-to-2
Selkirk Steelers defeated Winnipeg Saints 4-games-to-1
Selkirk Steelers defeated Winnipeg Saints 4-games-to-2
Winnipeg Saints defeated Winnipeg South Blues 4-games-to-3
Selkirk Steelers defeated Winnipeg Saints 4-games-to-none
Winnipeg Saints defeated Winnipeg South Blues 4-games-to-1
Winnipeg Saints defeated Winkler Flyers 4-games-to-1
Portage Terriers defeated Winnipeg Saints 4-games-to-1
Winnipeg Saints defeated Neepawa Natives 4-games-to-none
Selkirk Steelers defeated Winnipeg Saints 4-games-to-2
Winnipeg Saints defeated Winnipeg South Blues 4-games-to-none
Winnipeg Saints defeated Winkler Flyers 4-games-to-none
Dauphin Kings defeated Winnipeg Saints 4-games-to-none
Selkirk Steelers defeated Winnipeg Saints 4-games-to-1
Winnipeg Saints defeated Dauphin Kings 4-games-to-1
Winnipeg Saints defeated OCN Blizzard 4-games-to-2
Portage Terriers defeated Winnipeg Saints 4-games-to-1
Virden Oil Capitals defeated Swan Valley Stampeders 4-games-to-2
Dauphin Kings defeated Virden Oil Capitals 4-games-to-0
Virden Oil Capitals defeated Winkler Flyers 4-games-to-2
Portage Terriers defeated Virden Oil Capitals 4-games-to-0
Winnipeg Blues defeated Virden Oil Capitals 4-games-to-3
Winkler Flyers defeated Virden Oil Capitals 4-games-to-2
Virden Oil Capitals defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-1
Virden Oil Capitals defeated Winkler Flyers 4-games-to-0
Steinbach Pistons defeated Virden Oil Capitals 4-games-to-2
Virden Oil Capitals defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-2
Portage Terriers defeated Virden Oil Capitals 4-games-to-0

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References

  1. "Virden's MJHL team named 'Oil Capitals'". Winnipeg Free Press. 17 May 2012.