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The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) is a Junior 'A' hockey league operating in the Canadian province of Manitoba. The MJHL is one of ten Junior 'A' Hockey Leagues in Canada and is a member of the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL). Prior to 1971, the MJHL was eligible for Memorial Cup competition, and now plays for the Royal Bank Cup.
Currently, the MJHL consists of 11 teams in 2 divisions, 5 in the Addison Division and 6 in the Sher-Wood Division. Each team plays 62 games during the regular season and the top 4 teams in each division qualify for league playoffs. The playoffs are an elimination tournament consisting of 3 rounds of best-of-seven series. The first 2 rounds determine which team from each division will advance to the final round. The winner of that series becomes the MJHL and Turnbull Cup champion.




Addison Division
Team Centre
Selkirk Steelers Selkirk
Steinbach Pistons Steinbach
Winkler Flyers Winkler
Winnipeg Saints Winnipeg
Winnipeg South Blues Winnipeg
Sher-Wood Division
Team Centre
Dauphin Kings Dauphin
Neepawa Natives Neepawa
OCN Blizzard The Pas
Portage Terriers Portage La Prairie
Swan Valley Stampeders Swan River
Waywayseecappo Wolverines Waywayseecappo

Turnbull Memorial Trophy Champions


Manitoba Junior Championships (1918 to 1970)

Manitoba Junior ‘A’ Championships (1971 to Present)

Post MJHL Playoffs


Starting in 1971, the winner of the MJHL playoffs (Turnbull Cup) plays the winner of Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League playoffs (Credential Cup) for the Anavet Cup. Since 1990 the winner goes to the Royal Bank Cup tournament (1990-94 Centennial Cup tournament). An Abbott Cup Champion was crowned from the results of the round robin part of this tournament until 1999, when the Cup was retired.

From 1971 to 1989, the Anavet Cup Champions advanced to the Abbott Cup against the winner of AJHL/BCHL (Doyle Cup). With the winner going on to the Centennial Cup meeting the Eastern Canada Champions for the National Junior ‘A’ title.

Prior to 1971, the winner of the MJHL playoffs (Turnbull Cup) competed for the Abbott Cup (Western Canadian Junior Championship), and then the Memorial Cup for the National Junior Championship. These post MJHL playoffs are commonly know as the Memorial Cup playoffs (M-Cup), for the MJHL Champs the road was normally the Western M-Cup Semi-finals against the Thunder Bay Junior Hockey League Champs and the western Finals (Abbott Cup), and then the Memorial Cup Finals. During this 53 year era (1918-1970), MJHL Teams won 18 Abbott Cups, and 11 Memorial Cups.

Manitoba/Saskatchewan Junior ‘A’ Hockey Championships

Anavet Cup (1971 to Present)

Western Canadian Junior Hockey Championships

Abbott Cup (1919 to 1970) Western Canadian Junior Championships

Abbott Cup (1971 to 1999) Western Canadian Junior ‘A’ Championships

National Junior Hockey Championships

Memorial Cup (1919-1970) National Junior Championships

Centennial Trophy (1971 to 1990) National Junior ‘A’ Championships



CJHL Player of the Year






  • Bill Addison 1980

Also see

Timeline of Teams

Team Years Entry Exited
Assiniboine Park Monarchs 1975-77 Winnipeg Monarchs Winnipeg Monarchs
Beausejour Blades 2007-09 Southeast Blades Steinbach Pistons
Brandon Travellers 1973-80 Expansion Folded
Dauphin Kings 1968- CMJHL Merger
Fort Garry Blues 1978-84 Winnipeg Monarchs Winnipeg South Blues
Kenora Muskies 1968-75 CMJHL Merger Kenora Thistles
Kenora Thistles 1975-82 Kenora Muskies Folded
Kildonan North Stars 1976-90 West Kildonan
North Stars
Neepawa Natives 1989- Expansion
OCN Blizzard 1996- Expansion
Portage Terriers 1968- CMJHL Merger
Selkirk Steelers 1968- CMJHL Merger
Southeast Blades 1992-07 Southeast T-Birds Beausejour Blades
Southeast T-Birds 1991-92 Southeast Thunderbirds Southeast Blades
Southeast Thunderbirds 1988-91 Expansion Southeast T-Birds
St. Boniface Saints 1967-00 Winnipeg Rangers Winnipeg Saints
St. James Canadians 1967-04 St. James Braves Folded
Steinbach Hawks 1985-88 Expansion Folded
Steinbach Pistons 2009- Beausejour Blades
Swan Valley Stampeders 1999- Expansion
Thompson King Miners 1975-78 Expansion Folded
Thunder Bay Hornets 1984-86 Expansion Folded
Waywayseecappo Wolverines 1999- Expansion
West Kildonan North Stars 1967-76 Winnipeg Warriors Kildonan North Stars
Winkler Flyers 1980- Expansion
Winnipeg Monarchs 1930-78 - Fort Garry Blues
Winnipeg Saints 2000- St. Boniface Saints
Winnipeg South Blues 1984- Fort Garry Blues

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