Winnipeg Monarchs (MJHL)

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Winnipeg Monarchs
City Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
League Manitoba Junior Hockey League
Operated 1930–1978
Franchise history
1930–1976 Winnipeg Monarchs
1976–1977 Assiniboine Park Monarchs
1977–1978 Winnipeg Monarchs
1978–1984 Fort Garry Blues
1984–2010 Winnipeg South Blues
2010-Present Winnipeg Blues
Championships
Playoff championships 1935, 1937, & 1946 Memorial Cup Champions

The Winnipeg Monarchs were a Canadian junior ice hockey team that competed in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League from 1930 to 1978.

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

The Winnipeg Monarchs junior team was founded in 1930. From 1930 to 1936, they co-existed with the Winnipeg Monarchs senior hockey team. The junior Monarchs won the Memorial Cup as Canadian Junior Hockey Champions three times, in 1935, 1937 and 1946. In 1946, George Robertson scored the winning goal in the seventh game of the 1946 Memorial Cup Final before a sell out crowd at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario. The Monarchs were also finalists in 1932, losing to Sudbury Wolves in the final, and 1951, losing to the Barrie Flyers.

The Winnipeg Monarchs were a Canadian senior ice hockey team from Winnipeg, Manitoba that was organized in 1906. The Monarchs won the 1915 Allan Cup as the Canadian Senior Hockey Champions. In 1935 the Monarchs won gold for Canada at the World Ice Hockey Championships.

Memorial Cup The Memorial Cup is a junior ice hockey club championship trophy

The Memorial Cup is a junior ice hockey club championship trophy awarded annually to the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) champion. It is awarded following a four-team, round-robin tournament between a host team 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 Acadie–Bathurst Titan are the current champions, winning in the final game against the host team, the Regina Pats of the WHL. 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.

George Robertson (ice hockey) Canadian professional ice hockey player

George Thomas Robertson is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey forward who played 31 games in the National Hockey League for the Montreal Canadiens.

In addition the three Memorial Cup titles, the team won ten Turnbull Cups as Manitoba Junior Hockey League champions and five Abbott Cups as Western Canadian junior hockey champions. The Monarchs are inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame in the team category four times (1932, 1937, 1946, 1951).

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 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.

The club changed its name to the Assiniboine Park Monarchs in 1975, but reverted to the original name two years later. A group of Winnipeg businessmen purchased the Monarchs following the 1978 season and relocated it to Fort Garry in south Winnipeg. As part of the move, the team was renamed the Fort Garry Blues. The club has since relocated to west Winnipeg and is currently known as the Winnipeg Blues.

Fort Garry human settlement in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Fort Garry, also known as Upper Fort Garry, was a Hudson's Bay Company trading post at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine rivers in what is now downtown Winnipeg. It was established in 1822 on or near the site of the North West Company's Fort Gibraltar established by John Wills in 1810 and destroyed by Governor Semple's men in 1816 during the Pemmican War. Fort Garry was named after Nicholas Garry, deputy governor of the Hudson's Bay Company. It served as the centre of fur trade within the Red River Colony. In 1826, a severe flood destroyed the fort. It was rebuilt in 1835 by the HBC and named Upper Fort Garry to differentiate it from "the Lower Fort," or Lower Fort Garry, 32 km downriver, which was established in 1831. Throughout the mid-to-late 19th century, Upper Fort Garry played a minor role in the actual trading of furs, but was central to the administration of the HBC and the surrounding settlement. The Council of Assiniboia, the administrative and judicial body of the Red River Colony mainly run by Hudson's Bay Company officials, met at Upper Fort Garry.

Winnipeg Blues

The Winnipeg Blues are a Manitoba Junior Hockey League team based in Oak Bluff, a suburban area of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The team was founded in 1930 as the Winnipeg Monarchs and also formerly known as the Fort Garry Blues (1978-1984) and Winnipeg South Blues (1984-2010).

Championships

The 1935 Memorial Cup final was the 17th junior ice hockey championship of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association. The George Richardson Memorial Trophy champions Sudbury Cub Wolves of the Northern Ontario Hockey Association in Eastern Canada competed against the Abbott Cup champions Winnipeg Monarchs of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League in Western Canada. In a best-of-three series, held at Shea's Amphitheatre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Winnipeg won their 1st Memorial Cup, defeating Sudbury 2 games to 1.

The 1937 Memorial Cup final was the 19th junior ice hockey championship of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association. The George Richardson Memorial Trophy champions Copper Cliff Redmen of the Northern Ontario Hockey Association in Eastern Canada competed against the Abbott Cup champions Winnipeg Monarchs of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League in Western Canada. This was the first Memorial Cup series to feature a best-of-five format. The games were held at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario, Winnipeg won their second Memorial Cup, defeating Copper Cliff three games to one.

The 1946 Memorial Cup final was the 28th junior ice hockey championship of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association. The George Richardson Memorial Trophy champions Toronto St. Michael's Majors of the Ontario Hockey Association in Eastern Canada competed against the Abbott Cup champions Winnipeg Monarchs of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League in Western Canada. In a best-of-seven series, held at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario, Winnipeg won their 3rd Memorial Cup, defeating St. Michael's 4 games to 3.

The 1932 Winnipeg Monarchs won the 1932 Abbott Cup, defeating the Saskatoon Wesleys. They went on to lose the Memorial Cup to the Sudbury Cub Wolves at Shea's Amphitheater in Winnipeg. The roster was: Tony Lemay, Victor Lindquist, Romeo Rivers, Cam Shewan, Art Rice-Jones, Roy Hinkle, Norm Yellowlees, Archie Creighton, Albert Lemay, and Joe Rivers.

Norman Romeo Rivers was a Canadian ice hockey player who competed in the 1932 Winter Olympics.

Art Rice-Jones was a Canadian ice hockey goaltender who played for the 1935 World Champion Winnipeg Monarchs at Davos, Switzerland.

Norman François Yellowlees was a two-sport athlete from Manitoba. As a Canadian ice hockey centre, he won the 1935 World Hockey championship with the Winnipeg Senior Monarchs in Davos, Switzerland. He played soccer for the Winnipeg Manitoba Telephones.

The 1935 Winnipeg Monarchs won their first Memorial Cup, in a best-of-three series held at Shea's Amphitheatre in Winnipeg, defeating Sudbury 2 games to 1.

The 1937 Winnipeg Monarchs were a small speedy team that surprised many on their way to the Abbott and Memorial Cup championships. Team Roster: Harry Neil (Coach), Bill Webber (Manager), Bert Pelletier (Trainer), Jack Atchison, Harvey Field, Dick Kowcinak, Lucien Martel, John McCreedy, Alf Pike, Paul Rheault, Denny Robinson, Ted Dent, Jack Fox, Pete Langelle, Remi Van Dale, Ami Clement, Zeke Farley, Bobby Summers (Stick Boy).

The 1946 Winnipeg Monarchs defeated the Edmonton Canadians to capture the Abbott Cup. They went on to beat the Toronto St. Michael's Majors 4-2 in the seventh and deciding game of the Memorial Cup. Roster: Jack Gibson, Tom Rockey, Laurie May, Al Buchanan (Captain), George Robertson, Harry Taylor, Don "Red" McRae, Clint Albright, Gord Fashoway, Eddie Marchant, Tom "Tank" Kummerfield, Hy Beatty, Cam Millar, Bill Tindall, Dunc Daniels, Gord Scott, Ted Chitty, Walter Monson (Coach), Pat Lyon (GM), Floyd Howe (President), Ed Haverstock (Trainer), Bill Windatt (Equipment Manager).

The 1951 Winnipeg Monarchs won the Abbott Cup by defeating the Regina Pats. They went on to lose the Memorial Cup to the Barrie Flyers.

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
1930-319720-2915141st MJHL
1931-32121101-3114231st WinJHLWon League, Won AbC
1932-3310280-183443rd MJHL-S
1933-34141121-----39th MJHL
1934-3513931-6533293rd MJHLWon League, Won AbC, Won MC
1935-3615681-5647136th MJHL
1936-37161222-7432262nd MJHLWon League, Won AbC, Won MC
1937-38231364-7055303rd MJHL
1938-39221363-10581293rd MJHL
1939-40241662-10868341st MJHL
1940-4112390-528966th MJHL
1941-42188100-92127166th MJHL
1942-4313751-6572154th MJHL
1943-44101000-5826181st MJHL
1944-458800-7213161st MJHLWon League
1945-4610811-5928171st MJHLWon League, AbC, Won MC
1946-47151230-9454242nd MJHL
1947-482311102-123103243rd MJHLWon League
1948-493011190-132150223rd MJHL
1949-503616200-142148322nd MJHL
1950-51362691-208128532nd MJHLWon League, Won AbC
1951-523626100-155111521st MJHLWon League
1952-533616191-132152333rd MJHL
1953-543613230-147172264th MJHL
1954-553220102-173141421st MJHLWon League
1955-56241662-153108341st MJHL
1956-57291784-175146382nd MJHLWon League
1957-583018111-167127371st MJHL
1958-59305250-89176105th MJHL
1959-60325270-90221105th MJHL
1960-61326251-107205135th MJHL
1961-624020164-143138442nd MJHL
1962-633915213-141177333rd MJHL
1963-643013152-112124284th MJHL
1964-654519215-159165433rd MJHL
1965-664820244-198197444th MJHL
1966-675721342-235316464th MJHL
1967-683620133-200157431st MJHL
1968-693417125-145157393rd MJHL
1969-703417125-136120393rd MJHL
1970-714816248-210221407th MJHL
1971-72489381-163284198th MJHL
1972-734823250-261254465th MJHL
1973-744714330-180251288th MJHL
1974-754819290-244286387th MJHL
1975-765227241-253255556th MJHL
1976-775121300-204242448th MJHL
1977-785212382-194323269th MJHL

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