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Gregg Lee Commits to Fredonia State University

Submitted by Waywayseecappo Wolverines Former Waywayseecappo Wolverines Forward, Gregg Lee has committed to play NCAA Division III Hockey for the Fredonia State Blue Devils in the State University of New York Athletic Conference. With the commitment, Lee becomes the fifth and final graduating player from the Wolverines 2018-19 class to further his hockey career at […]

OCN Blizzard announce new coaching staff

Submitted by OCN Blizzard The OCN Blizzard management have announced the hiring of new coaching staff. Ryan Wood and Chris Perchaluk will be joining as new bench bosses and both will be holding office of Associate Head Coaches while Ryan will also be working as Assistant General Manager with Greg Hunter who holds the office […]

Stampeders hire Head Coach and General Manager

  The Board of Directors of the Swan Valley Stampeders of the MJHL are pleased to announce the hiring of Geoff Grimwood as Head Coach and General Manager. Chosen from a strong list of candidates, Grimwood, a 38 year old Victoria, BC native, comes to the Stampeders with several years experience at the Junior A […]

Steinbach Pistons Seeking Equipment Manager

  Submitted by Steinbach Pistons The Steinbach Pistons organization are seeking an equipment manager for the start of the 2019-20 season. Qualifications: Background in hockey. Organizational, time management and communication skills required. Abilities and Skills: • Ability to skate sharpen • Ability to make skate repairs (replacement, riveting, eyelets, punching, use of oven) • Ability […]

Neepawa’s Carson Commits to Wisconsin-Stout University

Submitted by Neepawa Natives The Neepawa Natives are proud to announce the commitment of three year veteran Noah Carson to the Wisconsin-Stout University Blue Devils. Carson played 174 games with the organization, compiling 40 points over the three year span. Over that time, Noah set a franchise record for games played by an American born […]

Terriers’ Moore looking forward to National Junior A championship

  By Derek Holtom It’s been anything but a traditional season for 18-year-old netminder Nathan Moore. Despite only playing in six playoff games this year, Moore backstopped the Portage Terriers to series-clinching victories in both the MJHL and ANAVET Cup finals. Moore and the Portage Terriers have a chance to become national champions starting this […]

Preview of the National Junior championship

  By Derek Holtom Last September 133 junior A hockey teams began the quest for one of the most difficult trophies to capture. Now just five teams remain – including the MJHL’s Portage Terriers, who are about the play in the first of at least two straight national championship tournaments (as they are hosting this […]

Terriers’ Spiller nominated for CJHL Coach of the Year

  Once again the national spotlight is on Portage Terriers’ Head Coach Blake Spiller. The veteran bench boss has been nominated for the CJHL Coach of the Year Award which has been renamed the Darcy Haugan/Mark Cross Memorial – CJHL Coach of the Year Award. Spiller, who guided the Terriers to yet another MJHL championship and […]

Portage fans honour their champions

Photos credited to:  Heather Jordan, Portage Terriers A fan rally was recently held in Portage where fans were able to meet their favourite Terrier and wish them luck as they head off to the national Junior A championship in Brooks, AB. Terriers will participate in a five-team round-robin: Ottawa Jr. Senators, Oakville (Ont.) Blades, Prince […]

Swan Valley’s Tripp nominated for CJHL Top Forward Award

Swan Valley Stampeders’ Josh Tripp is one of five forwards nominated for the CJHL Top Forward award. Tripp typifies the story of a hometown boy does good. The native son of Swan River grew up watching the Stampeders. Tripp, 20, truly had a storybook season in his final season of junior eligibility, not only helping […]

Neepawa Natives giving back to their community

  Pictured from left to right are Ken Pearson, general manager and head coach for the Neepawa Natives; Marla Steen, chair of the Budz ’n Bloom Daycare; Matt Lowry, Ag Expo organizer; and Ken Waddell, Neepawa Natives team president. Submitted by Neepawa Natives The Neepawa Natives hockey team has donated $2,582.50 from their Ag Expo, […]

Terriers’ Murray nominated for CJHL Top Rookie

Portage Terriers’ Owen Murray is one of five players to be nominated for the CJHL’s Top Rookie Award. The winner will be announced at the national junior A championship. Murray, who hails from Decker, MB, broke into the MJHL at just 15 years old is testament he was Junior A ready. Currently, Murray and his […]

Terriers win ANAVET Cup: Off to National Championship

For the second year in a row, an MJHL team has won the ANAVET Cup. Portage Terriers turned the trick, defeating Battleford North Stars 7-3 Thursday night at Battleford. Terriers won the best of seven series 4-1. GM/Head Coach Blake Spiller credited the success at the ANAVET to the club’s thrilling Game 7 overtime win […]

Stampeders seeking new GM/Head Coach

Submitted by Swan Valley Stampeders The Swan Valley Stampeders of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) are looking for a strong leader with a winning pedigree to immediately fill the dual roles of General Manager and Head Coach.  The ideal candidate will have:  Excellent leadership skills.  Previous head coaching experience at the Jr. A level.  At least 5 years at the Jr. […]

Wolff resigns from Swan Valley Stampeders

Submitted by Swan Valley Stampeders With regret, the Board of Directors of the Swan Valley Stampeders announce that Head Coach and General Manager, Barry Wolff, has chosen not to return for the 2019-2020 season and has resigned from his position effective immediately.  Wolff’s contract with the Stampeders was for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 seasons, with […]

Terriers 1-1 in ANAVET Cup: Huston a key to victory

By Derek Holtom Great players step up their play when it means the most – and that can certainly be said about Portage Terriers defenceman Sam Huston. The 19-year-old Brandon native has been a massive part of the Portage Terriers’ championship march this spring, putting up the best offensive numbers of his junior career. And […]

Winkler’s Connor Beebe commits to Hamline University

  Submitted by Winkler Flyers Graduating Winkler Flyers Captain Connor Beebe has committed to play for the University of Hamline Pipers (USCHO – NCAA Div III) for the 2019-2020 season. Beebe played a total of 95 games with the Flyers, accounting for 22 points (7 goals – 15 assists) and 92 penalty minutes. “Playing with […]

IBAM Scholarship awarded to Steinbach Pistons’ McConnell

Photo courtesy of www.steinbachpistons.ca  Steinbach Pistons’ Tyson McConnell is this year’s recipient of the Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba (IBAM)/MJHL scholarship. McConnell, 21, was presented a $2,000 cheque at this year’s IBAM President’s dinner staged at Winnipeg’s RBC Convention Centre. He plans to attend university this fall, in addition to continuing his hockey career. “This […]

Anavet Cup 2018-2019 Preview and Playoff Schedule

   By Derek Holtom See schedule below With 12 wins apiece, the MJHL champion Portage Terriers and the SJHL champion Battleford North Stars will begin the ANAVET Cup this Friday with a berth to the RBC Cup – the national championship for junior A hockey – on the line. Both teams have been tested, with […]

Portage Terriers win MJHL Championship

Portage Terriers are the champions of the MJHL. In an unbelievable, tension-filled game, Terriers’ forward Reece Henry scored the game winner to give the Terriers a thrilling 3-2 win over Swan Valley Stampeders. Terriers won the best of seven series 4-3 in a battle of the top two clubs in the MJHL. This is the […]

Stampeders’ Goethals named Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week

Twenty-year old forward Bradly Goethals of the Swan Valley Stampeders has been named the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week. Goethals, who hails from  Ile des Chenes, recorded three points in two championship games last week for the Stamps, who are playing the Portage Terriers for the Turnbull Cup. Goethals currently has 24 points […]

Anavet Cup Schedule

  Submitted by the Saskatchewan Jr Hockey League The Saskatchewan Jr Hockey League in cooperation with the North Battleford Kinsmen Rodeo and the Battleford North Stars, announce the Anavet Cup schedule. The Battleford Kinsmen Club has previously booked and scheduled their sponsored Rodeo for April 26th, 27th, and 28th. The Battleford North Star Anavet Cup […]

OCN alumni Keeper receives hero’s welcome back home

Former OCN Blizzard star Brady Keeper received a hero’s welcome this week when he returned to his community of Cross Lake. Having recently signed an NHL contract with Florida and suiting up, the former MJHL top defenceman was the centre of attention. A number of media outlets attended the event. Below are the links for […]

Stamps up 3-2 in MJHL final

  Photo courtesy of Swan Valley Stampeders Swan Valley Stampeders are one win away from their first-ever MJHL championship. In a thrilling, double overtime game, Stamps defeated Portage Terriers 4-3 in Portage before nearly 1,200 fans. Game 6 of this best-of-seven series goes Thursday in Swan River. Stamps’ Bradly Goethals ended the marathon game, scoring […]

CJHL Board supports SJHL Commissioner

CALGARY, Alta. – Following a recent news article wherein the motives of Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League Commissioner Bill Chow were questioned, in the wake of the establishment of the SJHL Assistance Fund, following the Humboldt Broncos tragedy on April 6, 2018, the Canadian Junior Hockey League Board has responded in support of the SJHL Commissioner. According […]

Virden Oil Capitals Hockey Club; GM/Head Coach Search Begins

Submitted by Virden Oil Capitals The Virden Oil Capitals Hockey Club, of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL), are now looking to fill the role of GM/Head Coach for the organization for the upcoming 2019/2020 season.  Application deadline is Wednesday, May 1st, 2019. GENERAL MANAGER & HEAD COACH DUTIES AND QUALIFICATIONS:  Reports Directly to Representation […]

Pistons’ alumni Baudry signs with Americans of AHL

Submitted by Steinbach Pistons Former Steinbach Pistons defenceman Justin Baudry will be playing professional hockey next season. The first ever Pistons NCAA Division I commit has signed with the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL) for the 2019-20 season. The Americans are the affiliate of the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres. “It has been a […]

Pistons’ Bettens one of 24 CJHL players ranked by NHL Central Scouting

Steinbach Pistons’ Kyle Bettens was one of 24 Canadian Junior Hockey League players to be ranked by the NHL’s Central Scouting in its final rankings prior to the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver. Bettens, 6-foot-2, 190-pounds, is being projected by Central Scouting as a seventh round selection. A product of Winnipeg, Bettens also recently committed to Bemidji […]

Portage Terriers’ Murray Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week

  Rookie defenceman Owen Murray of the Portage Terriers has been named the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week. Murray, who hails from Portage, recorded four points in two championship games last week for the Terriers, who are playing Swan Valley Stamps for the Turnbull Cup. Murray, 16, finished the regular season with 41 […]

Swan Valley Stampeders’ Tripp named MJHL’s Player of the Year

  Josh Tripp of the Swan Valley Stampeders is this year’s MJHL’s selection for the Canadian Junior Hockey League Player of the Year award. Tripp, who turns 21 later this month, was recently voted the MJHL’s Most Outstanding Player, in addition to being named a first-team all-star. He also won the Mike Ridley Trophy which […]

Terriers up 2-1 in Turnbull Cup final

  Photos courtesy of Heather Jordan, Portage Terriers The MJHL final is shaping just as predicted: a heavyweight battle of two, very skilled hockey teams. Portage Terriers went up 2-1 in the best-of-seven series with an intense 3-2 win over Swan Valley Stampeders on Wednesday night. Scott Mickoski led the Terriers with a pair of […]

Blues’ alumni Nault signs contract with Manitoba Moose

  Yet another alumni from the MJHL has moved on to professional hockey. Former Winnipeg Blues’ forward Kamerin Nault has recently signed a contact with the Manitoba Moose, AHL farm team of the Winnipeg Jets. Fans may be interested in reading the story on Nault’s journey to the Moose: https://moosehockey.com/news/nault-signed-apr919/  

Neepawa Natives’ Skulmoski wins MJHL Academic Player of the Year Scholarship

  Neepawa Natives’ forward Drayson Skulmoski been awarded the MJHL’s Academic Player of the Year Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Skulmoski is now one of 10 Junior A nominees eligible for the $5,000 CJHL Academic Player of the Year Scholarship which will be awarded at the national Junior A championship next month at Brooks, […]

Portage Terriers’ Brakel Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week

  Thanks to six points in two games, Portage Terriers’ veteran Chase Brakel has been named the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week. Brakel, 20, registered four points (two powerplay goals) in the Terriers’ last game (6-5 overtime loss to Swan Valley). The winner of the on-going Turnbull Cup championship series will advance to […]

MJHL grads win American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I National Championship

  Seven former members of the MJHL were part of the Minot State University men’s hockey program which recently captured the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I National Championship in Frisco, TX.  Winnipeg’s Adam Wowryk (Portage Terriers, Winnipeg Blues), Justin Metcalf (Neepawa), Rhett Lough (Selkirk, Waywayseecappo, Winnipeg), Portage la Prairie’s Johl Swedlo (Portage Waywayseecappo), Connor […]

Stamps’ 20th anniversary truly a season to remember

  By Derek Holtom It’s been an unprecedented playoff run for the Swan Valley Stampeders, one which has injected new energy into not only the team, but the entire community. The Stamps have had some outstanding teams in the past, especially those early years, when they’d win 40 or more games and pack the Centennial […]

MJHL final promises to be a heavyweight battle

  By Derek Holtom The top two teams from the regular season will clash this Friday in Game 1 of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League final. And while the two teams seem to match up well against one another, there is a vast ocean of difference when it comes to experience in league championships. The […]

Winnipeg Blues’ ownership transfer approved: MJHL

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League is pleased to introduce the new owners of the Winnipeg Blues. Recently, a Winnipeg group known as 50 Below Sports + Entertainment Inc. negotiated a Purchase Agreement with the current owners of the Winnipeg Blues headed by Mr. Tom Kleysen and Mr. Dave Morris. On March 30, the MJHL Board […]

Turnbull Cup Final Schedule – Swan Valley Stampeders vs Portage Terriers

  After several weeks of intense playoff hockey, the MJHL championship has come down to two teams: Portage Terriers and Swan Valley Stampeders. Both teams finished 1-2, respectively in the MJHL regular season. Watch our website for a complete championship preview. In the meantime, both teams are preparing for the best-of-seven series. In case you’re […]

MJHL announces players of the month winners

  The RBC Player of the Month for March is Alex Uryga of the Swan Valley Stampeders. Uryga recorded 14 points (4-10) in 11 games for the Stampeders, who have advanced to the MJHL championship final against Portage Terriers. Over that stretch, the big forward (6-foot-4, 215 pounds) had three, multiple-point games. For good measure […]

Swan Valley Stampeders’ Tripp Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week

  Josh Tripp personifies the popular adage that big-time players step up in big games. The veteran Swan Valley Stampeder forward scored five goals in three playoff games last week, earning him the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week honour. Tripp, who hails from Swan River, has had an outstanding season, culminating in winning […]

Former OCN coach Doug Hedley not surprised with Brady Keeper’s success

  By Derek Holtom  OCN Blizzard grad Brady Keeper made his NHL debut this past week when his Florida Panthers took on the Ottawa Senators.  Keeper, who was watched by many friends and family, played more than 14 minutes and was named a game star. While some people are watching Keeper’s entry into the NHL […]

Portage Terriers’ Mickoski Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week

  Thanks to three points in two games, Scott Mickoski of the Portage Terriers has been named the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week. Mickoski, 20, picked up three assists in helping the Terriers go up 2-0 in their best-of-seven semi-final series against Virden Oil Capitals. The native of Winnipeg was a runner-up for […]

OCN alumni Keeper overcame many obstacles

Winnipeg Free Press hockey writer/columnist Mike McIntyre wrote an excellent article about former OCN Blizzard defenceman Brady Keeper, who recently signed an entry level contract with the Florida Panthers. Keepers talks about his early years at Cross Lake and the challenges he faced, and overcome. Click here to read this article: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/sports/hockey/nhl/bradys-bunch-507487892.html

Wayway’s LaBelle selected CJHL Gongshow Gear First Star

Waywayseecappo Wolverines’ outstanding goaltender Isaac LaBelle has added another achievement to his growing resume of accomplishments. The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced that LaBelle is the No. 1 star in its monthly Gongshow Gear 3 Stars of the Month award. LaBelle, 20, had an outstanding February and was instrumental in the Wolverines posting a 41-point improvement […]

Semi-Final Preview

By Derek Holtom The potential of a rematch from last year’s MJHL final is still a possibility, as both Steinbach and Virden  advanced out of the first round of the playoffs. But to do so, they’ll have to knock off the top two seeds from the regular season – the Portage Terriers and Swan Valley […]

Playoff action heating up!

  We’re now down to four teams in the race for the MJHL championship. Action moving forward will continue to be intense and exciting for our fans. To keep updated on your favourite team’s scores/outcome in the playoffs we encourage you to visit our playoff bracket: https://www.mjhlhockey.ca/stats/playoffs/30

OCN alumni Keeper signs entry level contract with Florida Panthers

MJHL alumni Brady Keeper has signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the NHL’s Florida Panthers.  Keeper, who played with OCN Blizzard, had been with the University of Maine the past two seasons. The MJHL’s MVP and top defenceman in 2016-17.   “Brady is a promising puck-moving defenceman who possesses strong offensive instincts and plays a physical game,” said Panthers’ […]

Kings Seek Applications for Athletic Therapist & Equipment Manager

  DAUPHIN, MB – The Dauphin Kings are in search of applications for an Athletic Therapist & Equipment Manager for the 2019-20 hockey season. The Athletic Therapist & Equipment Manager reports directly to the Head Coach & General Manager and is responsible for the physical care of the athletes and maintenance of equipment. The successful candidate […]

Winnipeg Blues’ Sutherland Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week

  Kelton Sutherland of the Winnipeg Blues has been named the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week. Sutherland, 20, tallied five points (2-3) in three playoff games last week for the Blues. A native of Winnipeg, Sutherland currently leads his team in playoff scoring with eight points (3-5) in five games. The runners up […]