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Dylan Meilun commits to University of Wisconsin-Superior

Winkler Flyers goaltender, Dylan Meilun has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey at the University of Wisconsin-Superior this fall. A three-year member of the Winkler Flyers, Meilun enjoyed a career year in 2021-22, going 22-10-3 with a 2.83 GAA and .907 SV%. The University of Wisconsin-Superior Yellowjackets play NCAA Division III hockey in the […]

Steven Bacovsky commits to Merrimack College

OCN Blizzard goaltender, Steven Bacovsky has committed to play NCAA Division 1 hockey at Merrimack College this fall. The Calgary, Alberta native joined OCN in an early season trade and made 34 starts, going 12-13-2 with a 3.30 GAA and .914 SV%. The Merrimack College Warriors compete in Hockey East, out of the Volpe Athletic […]

Carson Cherepak commits to RPI

Dauphin Kings goaltender, Carson Cherepak has committed to play NCAA Division 1 hockey at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). The Winnipeg, MB native enjoyed an outstanding year in the MJHL, sporting a 2.21GAA and .921 SV% while posting a 30-7-0 record with the Kings. Cherepak was named a First Team All-Star while receiving the Ed Belfour […]

Dawson Green commits to University of Wisconsin-Stout

Winnipeg Blues goaltender, Dawson Green has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey at the University of Wisconsin-Stout this fall. Green split three seasons in the MJHL between Neepawa and Winnipeg where he enjoyed a career year with the Blues in 2021-22. Green went 23-17-1 with a 2.90GAA and .912SV%. Green scored his first MJHL […]

Zac Patrick commits to University of Manitoba

Steinbach Pistons captain, Zac Patrick has committed to play USPORTS hockey at the University of Manitoba this fall. After 96 games in the Western Hockey League (WHL) with Kootenay, Patrick briefly joined the Portage Terriers (2019-20) before being acquired by the Pistons just prior to the start of the 2020-21 season. The 6-foot, 190-pound defender […]

Kaden Bryant commits to University of Ottawa

Dauphin Kings forward, Kaden Bryant has committed to play USPORTS hockey at the University of Ottawa this fall. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound winger from Winnipeg enjoyed a breakout season in the MJHL, finishing 2nd in league scoring with 36 goals and 39 assists in 54 games. Bryant added 8 goals and 9 assists in 18 playoffs […]

Josiah Vanderhooft commits to Trinity Western University

Winnipeg Blues forward, Josiah Vanderhooft has committed to play USPORTS hockey at Trinity Western University this fall. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound forward from East St. Paul, Manitoba enjoyed a career year in 2021-22, scoring 24 goals and 42 assists in 44 games. A four-year veteran in the MJHL split between Selkirk and Winnipeg, Vanderhooft played 148 […]

Jackson Arpin commits to University of Manitoba

Winkler Flyers forward, Jackson Arpin has committed to play USPORTS hockey at the University of Manitoba this fall. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound centreman from Rainy River, Ontario, is a three-year veteran of the MJHL where he played 118 games during his time in southern Manitoba with the Flyers. During the 2021-22 campaign, Arpin scored 10 goals, […]

Stamps’ Mulder commits to Marian University

Swan Valley Stampeders forward, Quinn Mulder has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey at Marian University. A 6-foot-2, 200-pound forward from Terrace, British Columbia, spent the past two seasons in the MJHL with Swan Valley where he scored 14 goals and 37 assists in 62 career games. The Marian University Sabres play NCAA Division […]

Steelers Quinton Hill commits to UW Stevens Point

Selkirk Steelers forward, Quinton Hill has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey at University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. A 5-foot-11, 181-pound forward from Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, spent his only season in the MJHL with the Steelers where he led his team in scoring with 17 goals and 35 assists in 54 games. Hill […]

Pair of Blizzard commit to Concordia University Wisconsin

OCN Blizzard teammates, Dain Sardelli and Amraj Gill both announced their commitment to play NCAA Division III hockey at Concordia University of Wisconsin this fall. Sardelli, a 6-foot-5, 209-pound forward from Hebron, North Dakota, enjoyed his only season in the MJHL where he scored 29 goals and 24 assists in 53 games. He finished in […]

Bryce Kilbourne commits to Wilfrid Laurier University

Steinbach Pistons defenseman, Bryce Kilbourne has committed to play USPORTS hockey at Wilfrid Laurier University. The 5-foot-11, 181-pound defender from London, Ontario, joined the Pistons in late November and played 28 regular season games, scoring 3 goals and 11 assists. Through 16 playoff games, Kilbourne has added 2 goals and 5 assists. The Wilfrid Laurier […]

Justin Svenson commits to Ontario Tech University

Winkler Flyers forward, Justin Svenson has committed to play USPORTS hockey at Ontario Tech University. The 5-foot-11, 198-pound winger from Ile Des Chenes, MB led the MJHL in scoring during the regular season with 33 goals and 49 assists in 54 games to take home the Mike Ridley Award as the leagues’ top scorer. A […]

Boston Bird commits to Trinity Western University

Waywayseecappo Wolverines forward, Boston Bird has committed to play USPORTS hockey at Trinity Western University. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound winger from Saskatoon led the Wolverines with 23 goals and 41 assists in just 49 games. His 64 points placed him 7th among scoring in the MJHL during the regular season. A veteran of 101 games in […]

Trent Sambrook commits to Mercyhurst University

Winkler Flyers defenseman, Trent Sambrook has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey at Mercyhurst University. The 5-foot-8, 165-pound defender from Winnipeg, MB, is a three-year veteran of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, spending 112 games in a Flyers uniform. Sambrook enjoyed a breakout season in 2021-22, scoring 9 goals and 49 assists in 49 […]

Kody Gibbs commits to Castleton University

Winnipeg Freeze defenseman, Kody Gibbs has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey at Castleton University. The 6-foot-5, 200-pound defenseman from Winnipeg, Manitoba, spent 46 games in the MJHL with the Freeze where he posted 5 goals and 4 assists on the back end. Gibbs was also named as the Winnipeg Freeze RBC – MJHL […]

Braden Birnie commits to Alaska Fairbanks

Steinbach Pistons forward, Braden Birnie has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound forward from Weyburn, SK, joined the Pistons in early January and has fit right in since coming to the MJHL. In 24 regular season games, Birnie scored 10 goals and 21 assists. Through […]

Colby Jaquet commits to University of Saskatchewan

Dauphin Kings defenseman, Colby Jaquet has committed to play USPORTS hockey at the University of Saskatchewan. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound defender from Winnipeg led the MJHL in scoring amongst defenseman during the regular season. In 54 games, Jaquet posted 12 goals and 50 assists. A veteran of 184 games in the MJHL, Jaquet was named a […]

Will Hambley commits to Western Michigan University

Steinbach Pistons goaltender, Will Hambley has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey at Western Michigan University. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound goaltender from Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, currently leads the MJHL in goals against average (1.95), and save percentage (.930). Hambley is the co-leader in shutouts (6) and is second in wins (25-2-1-0) among goaltenders in […]

Austin Clyne commits to Adrian College

Neepawa Titans captain, Austin Clyne has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey at Adrian College The 5-foot-10, 177-pound defenseman from Boissevain, Manitoba, is a veteran of 90 games in the MJHL between Neepawa and Portage. Clyne is enjoying a career year on the back end in Neepawa, scoring 7 goals and 16 assists in […]

Zach Power commits to Alaska Fairbanks

Steinbach Pistons forward, Zach Power has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The 6-foot, 180-pound forward from Glencoe, ON joined the Pistons in mid-January and has been on a mission since coming to Manitoba. In 14 games, Power has scored 9 goals and 14 assists. The University of […]

Keaton Jameson signs with ECHL’s Komets

Former Swan Valley Stampeders forward, Keaton Jameson has signed his first professional contract with the Fort Wayne Komets in the ECHL. Jameson spent the past four seasons playing at the USPORTS level with the University of Manitoba Bisons where the Brandon, Manitoba native posted 44 points in 74 games. Prior to joining the Bisons, Jameson […]

Hughesman commits to Merrimack College

Selkirk Steelers forward, Jordan Hughesman has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound forward from Winnipeg, MB leads all MJHL rookies in scoring with 12 goals and 25 assists through 37 games. Hughesman is currently in the midst of an MJHL best, 18-game point streak […]

Harkness & Roussel commit to NCAA Div. III

Simon Harkness of the Steinbach Pistons and Nicolas Roussel of the Swan Valley Stampeders have each committed to further their hockey careers while becoming student athletes. Pistons 20-year-old netminder, Simon Harkness announced his commitment to play NCAA Div. III for the Alvernia University Golden Wolves in Reading, Pennsylvania next season. The native of Cole Harbour, […]

Caden Zaplitny signs with WHL’s Silvertips

Winnipeg Blues rookie forward, Caden Zaplitny (04) has signed a Standard Player Agreement in the Western Hockey League (WHL) with the Everett Silvertips. Zaplitny was originally selected by the Wolverines in the 3rd round of the 2019 MJHL Draft and was later acquired by the Blues prior to the 2021-22 season. Through 24 games with […]

Davis Fry commits to Mercyhurst University D1

Steinbach Pistons forward, Davis Fry has committed to play NCAA Division I Hockey for Mercyhurst University. The 6-foot-3, 187-pound winger from Regina, Saskatchewan, is currently in his first season in Steinbach. Through 22 games of his rookie campaign, Fry has notched 6 goals and 19 assists. Fry is set to join Mercyhurst University for the […]

Jack Rogers commits to St. Cloud State University D1

Steinbach Pistons forward, Jack Rogers (02) has committed to play NCAA Division I Hockey for St. Cloud State University. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound winger from East Northport, New York has enjoyed a strong start to his first season in the MJHL. Through 16 games this season, Rogers has notched 5 goals and 7 assists. He becomes […]

Quinton Pepper Commits to University of St. Thomas D1

Steinbach Pistons forward, Quinton Pepper has committed to play NCAA Division I Hockey for the University of St. Thomas – Minnesota. The 6-foot-3, 187-pound winger from London, Ontario is currently in his second season in Steinbach. In 8 games prior to the shutdown in 2020-21, Quinton added 1 goal and 5 assists. Through 16 games […]

MJHL Alumni featured on NHL Draft watch list

Six players with MJHL experience were named to NHL Central Scouting’s preliminary players to watch list released on Tuesday. The list is a compilation of top prospects from all the major development leagues throughout North America and Europe and will be updated throughout the season as scouts evaluate the players. Adam Ingram (03) – West […]

Oil Caps’ Carson Buydens commits to Princeton

Virden Oil Capitals forward, Carson Buydens has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey at Princeton University. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound forward from Gladstone, MB has scored one goal and two assists through the first four games of his junior career in the MJHL. “We are very excited that Carson has made the commitment to attend […]

Adam Ingram commits to St. Cloud State University

Selkirk Steelers forward, Adam Ingram has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey at St. Cloud State University. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound forward from West St. Paul, MB suited up in all eight games for the Steelers during the 2020-21 season where he scored two goals and five assists to lead the team in scoring during […]

Roeland & Mahoney selected to officiate 2021 IIHF WJC

Courtesy of Hockey Manitoba WINNIPEG – Manitobans Kelsey Mahoney (linesman) and Brett Roeland (referee) have been selected to officiate the 2021 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship which is being hosted in Edmonton, Alberta between December 25th, 2020 – January 5th, 2021. Brett Roeland is a current referee in the MJHL while Kelsey Mahoney is a former […]

Mole, Kasowski & Graham named scholarship recipients

Each season, the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) offers scholarships from the MJHL Scholarship Fund that exists to further academic goals and hockey development opportunities for qualified individuals. Tanner Mole (Steinbach Pistons), Matthew Kasowski (Waywayseecappo Wolverines) and Declan Graham (Steinbach Pistons) have each been awarded a $1200 scholarship to a Canadian post-secondary institution by the […]

MJHL alumnus Wyatt Kalynuk inks NHL deal with Chicago

Courtesy of the Chicago Blackhawks The Chicago Blackhawks have added to their already deep defensive prospect pool on Thursday with the signing of free-agent blueliner Wyatt Kalynuk from the University of Wisconsin. A seventh-round pick of the Philadelphia Flyers in 2017, the defenseman became a free agent after electing to turn pro earlier this year and not signing […]

MJHL alumnus Justin Valentino signs in ECHL

Courtesy of the Brampton Beast BRAMPTON, ONTARIO – The Brampton Beast announce today that they have signed forward Justin Valentino to an SPC for the 2020-21 season. Valentino, 27, is coming off a year which saw him split time between Briancon in France and Podhale Nowy Targ in Poland. The slick forward had four points […]

Jebamani & Butler commit to NCAA Div III

Two more graduates from the MJHL have made commitments to become student-athletes next season. Swan Valley Stampeders defenceman, John Jebamani will head to Bryn Athyn College in Minnesota while Steinbach Pistons forward, Ryan Butler will suit up for the Adrian College Bulldogs in Michigan. Both teams compete at the NCAA Division III level. John Jebamani […]

Pair of Flyers secure university commitments

Two members of the Winkler Flyers graduating class have advanced their hockey careers and will become student-athletes next season. Goaltender, Dorrin Luding announced his commitment to the University of British Columbia to play at the U Sports level, while Defenceman, Nathan Poolman will suit up for State University of New York College at Geneseo to […]

Maucieri, Mitchell and Cassie advance to university

A trio of MJHL graduates have committed to become student-athletes for the 2020-21 season. Swan Valley Stampeders forward, Josh Maucieri is off to the University of St. Thomas while Dauphin Kings goaltender, Levi Mitchell will head east to play for Salve Regina University, both at the NCAA Division III level. Steinbach Pistons defender, Dylan Cassie […]

Huston and Schroder advance to university hockey

Two more graduates from the MJHL have made commitments to become student athletes next season. Portage Terriers Captain, Sam Huston will head to Brock University to suit up with the Badgers at the U Sports level while Swan Valley Stampeders forward, Trevor Schroder is off to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota to play for the […]

Neepawa’s Smith advancing to NCAA Division III

Neepawa Natives graduating defenseman, Connor Smith will be advancing to the next level after announcing his commitment to play NCAA Division III hockey for the Aurora University Spartans this coming fall.  

Cecconi and Portner commit to play NCAA Division III

Two more MJHL players are moving on to the next level after announcing their commitments to play NCAA Division III. Bryson Cecconi (F, Dauphin Kings) and Riley Portner (F, Selkirk Steelers) will continue their hockey careers as student-athletes, see below for full details:

Trio of MJHLers set to join university ranks

Three MJHL players will join three different ACHA Division I programs next season.  Carter Barley (F, Portage Terriers), Everett Bestland (F, Winkler Flyers) and Parker Rey (G, Swan Valley Stampeders) will all continue their hockey careers as student-athletes, see below for full details:

Doyle and Russell commit to university hockey

Two graduating MJHL veterans have made commitments to continue their hockey career while becoming student athletes. Wolverines captain, Nick Doyle, and Kings defender, Landon Russell will play university hockey next season, both taking different paths, ACHA Division I, ACAC respectively.

Grown in ‘Toba: Matt Thiessen

As a 17-year-old goaltender in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL), Altona native, Matt Thiessen had a season many soon won’t forget. Thiessen helped backstop his Steinbach Pistons to Turnbull Cup & ANAVET Cup Championships in 2017-18 as a rookie, before his incredible season was capped off in June with the NHL Draft where he […]

Grown in ‘Toba: Michael Ladyman

Before making the full-time jump to the Western Hockey League (WHL), Michael Ladyman spent 86 games in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) with the Winnipeg Blues. Spending his 16-year-old season with the Blues in 2017-18, Ladyman put together a strong rookie campaign and was named to the MJHL All-Rookie team. “The MJHL for me […]

Grown in ‘Toba: Dean Stewart

For Portage la Prairie native Dean Stewart, his 17-year-old season in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) with his hometown Terriers couldn’t have gone any better. During the 2015-16 season, Stewart was named to Team Canada West where he and his teammates captured gold at the World Junior A Challenge before announcing his commitment to […]

Grown in ‘Toba: Zach Whitecloud

Five seasons removed from playing in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) for the Virden Oil Capitals, Zach Whitecloud has earned himself a full-time spot on the Vegas Golden Knights in the National Hockey League (NHL). In his two seasons with the Oil Caps’, Whitecloud suited up in 118 games where he excelled on the […]

Grown in ‘Toba: Zak Smith

A 45-minute drive separated Zak Smith from his hometown of Austin, Manitoba, to where he played as a 16-year-old in Neepawa with the Natives during the 2017-18 season. After suiting up in 46 games with Neepawa in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL), Zak earned an 11 game call up to the Red Deer Rebels […]

Gisti, Marshall to play Canadian college hockey

Gathered by Kyle Prystupa, MJHL Media:   Darren Gisti of the Virden Oil Capitals and Brad Marshall of the Neepawa Natives will head west this fall to play Canadian college hockey.  Gisit will attend Concordia University of Edmonton to play in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC).   Marshall will play in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey […]

Kings’ defencemen Pawluk and Liwiski advance

Gathered by Kyle Prystupa, MJHL Media: Dauphin Kings graduating defencemen Brayden Pawluk and Andrew Liwiski have made commitments to become student-athletes next season.  Pawluk will head to Minot State University (ACHA Div. I) meanwhile Liwiski will head to Northland College (NCAA Div. III): Pawluk Commits To Minot State Dauphin’s Liwiski Commits To Northland College