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Kilroy Commits to Saint John’s University

Courtesy of Steinbach Pistons The Steinbach Pistons are excited to announce that graduating forward Jack Kilroy has committed to Saint John’s University of NCAA Division III hockey. Kilroy spent two seasons with the Pistons beginning in 2018. In his first year, the Denver native suited up in 56 games played and registered 5 goals and […]

Flyers’ Albinati Commits To Marian University

Courtesy of Winkler Flyers The Winkler Flyers are pleased to announce that graduating forward Mateo Albinati (99) has committed to the Marian University Sabres (NCAA Div III) for the 2020-2021 season. The 6’3”, 205lbs, Prince George, British Columbia native played one season for the Flyers and had 24 points (6 Goals – 18 Assists) in […]

Owen Murray commits to UMass NCAA Division 1

Portage Terriers defenceman Owen Murray has committed to the University of Massachusetts (Hockey East), NCAA Division I.  The young MJHL star is NHL-draft eligible in 2021 and is set to join UMass in the fall of 2021.  

Matt Lenz commits to Mercyhurst NCAA Division 1

Courtesy of Steinbach Pistons: The Steinbach Pistons are thrilled to announce that goaltender Matt Lenz has committed to the Mercyhurst University Lakers of NCAA Division I. With his commitment, Lenz has become the fifth Pistons goalie in the past five seasons to earn a Division I commitment, joining Nick Deery (Minnesota-Duluth), Roman Bengert (Lake Superior […]

Grady Hobbs commits to RIT NCAA Division 1

Courtesy of Dauphin Kings: DAUPHIN, MB – One of the longest serving Dauphin Kings has answered the question many were asking at the start of the season, Grady Hobbs has announced his commitment to the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Hockey Program (NCAA DIV I) for the 2020-2021 season. Hobbs has been a pure Dauphin […]

MJHL shows strong WHL advancement pipeline

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) has seen a significant amount of players spending time in the Western Hockey League (WHL) this season.  Eleven players have spent time between the MJHL and WHL this season to date along with a recent prospect signing: Dante Giannuzzi G (2002) Winnipeg Blues/Steinbach Pistons – Portland Winterhawks Justin Svenson […]

OCN forward Litke signs with Portland WHL

Courtesy of Portland Winterhawks: The Portland Winterhawks are pleased to announce the signing of Winnipeg, MB native and forward Aidan Litke. Litke (5-11, 190lbs) was drafted by the Winterhawks in the sixth round of the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft. After partaking in two Neely Cup training camps, winning a Neely Cup Championship this fall, and […]

Tanner Andrew makes NCAA Division 1 commitment

Courtesy of Virden Oil Capitals: The Virden Oil Capitals organization are proud to announce Tanner Andrew (2000) a local Virden product, has committed to RIT for the 2020/21 hockey season. The 19-year old and 2nd year Oil Capital sits 6th in the MJHL in scoring with 25 goals and 29 assists for 54 points in […]

Stampeders alumni Langan gets call up to AHL

Courtesy of San Jose Barracuda: San Jose, Ca – The San Jose Barracuda (@SJBarracuda), proud American Hockey League (@TheAHL) affiliate of the San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks), and General Manager Joe Will announced today that the club has recalled Forward Tristin Langan (@tlangan6) from the ECHL’S (@ECHL) Orlando Solar Bears (@OrlandoHockey). So far this season in 38 games with the Solar Bears, Langan has accumulated 30 points (12 goals, 18 assists), […]

Orca Wiesblatt making an impact with Hitmen

Portage Terriers alumni Orca Wiesblatt has made the most of his return to the Western Hockey League (WHL) providing an impact with the Calgary Hitmen this season. Sitting at 40 games played heading into the playoff run, Wiesblatt has scored 14G-23A, 37 PTS including 4 GWG as the Hitmen currently hold the first wildcard spot […]

Belluk and Giannuzzi return to WHL at deadline

A pair of MJHL goaltenders will make their return to the Western Hockey League (WHL) with recent call-ups as part of the January 10 junior roster deadline. Danton Belluk and Dante Giannuzzi both members of the Steinbach Pistons were called up to their respective WHL clubs.  Belluk was called up to the Regina Pats where […]

Loney invited to 2020 CJHL Prospects Game

Courtesy of Canadian Junior Hockey League: 15th annual contest goes Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 at Dave Andreychuk Arena in Hamilton, Ont. CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League, in partnership with the National Hockey League and Hockey Canada, as well as in conjunction with NHL Central Scouting, announced Monday the playing rosters for its 15th annual CJHL Prospects Game, which will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 7 p.m. […]

Raeside signs WHL Player Agreement with ICE

Courtesy of Winnipeg ICE: Winnipeg, MB – The Winnipeg ICE Hockey Club announced on Tuesday that they have signed 2003-born forward Rhys Raeside to a Western Hockey League Standard Player Agreement. Raeside, from Winnipeg, MB currently plays for the Winnipeg Blues of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.  Raeside has scored 14 goals and added 15 […]

Podcast Feature | Riley McKay

MJHL Podcast Episode 9, featuring Swan Valley Stampeders alumni Riley McKay.  After a strong rookie season in the MJHL as a 16-year old (54GP, 12G-22A, 34PTS), McKay advanced to the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League in 2016-17.  McKay is currently enjoying his fourth season in the WHL as a member of the Saskatoon […]

Loney, Murray named to Canada West roster

Courtesy of Hockey Canada & Canadian Junior Hockey League: TEAM CANADA WEST NAMES ROSTER FOR 2019 WORLD JUNIOR A CHALLENGE International showcase faces off Dec. 7 in Dawson Creek CALGARY, Alta. – Team Canada West has selected its final roster ahead of the 2019 World Junior A Challenge, and 22 players will wear the Maple Leaf in Dawson […]

Podcast Feature | Nick Henry

MJHL Podcast Episode 8, featuring Colorado Avalanche prospect Nick Henry.  Suiting up for the Portage Terriers in 2015-16 as a 16-year old Henry posted 50GP, 26G-35A, 61PTS earning MJHL Rookie of the Year honours.  After a strong season personally and also helping the Terriers win the MJHL title he advanced to the Western Hockey League […]

Reilly Funk commits to Northern Michigan

Recruited through his first full junior season in 2018-19 with the Portage Terriers, forward Reilly Funk has fully committed to Northern Michigan University (WCHA, NCAA Div I). Funk played 20 games in 2017-18 with the Terriers followed by his first full junior season in 2018-19 producing 18G-35A, 53PTS.  Funk was named to Team Canada West […]

Kings forward Baron Thompson to Spokane WHL

Courtesy of Spokane Chiefs: Spokane, Wash. – The Spokane Chiefs announced on Saturday that they have added overage forward Baron Thompson to their roster. “Baron will provide some size and experience to our forward group,” said Chiefs general manager Scott Carter. “He has shown some leadership ability and will be a strong addition to our team. […]

Humble from Selkirk to the NHL and beyond

MJHL Podcast Feature – Written by Kyle Prystupa, Interview by Erik Swar, MJHL Media: His path to the National Hockey League began with humble beginnings in the MJHL as a 17-year old rookie straight out of AA hockey.  Always a star in the Lord Selkirk system throughout minor hockey, Andrew Murray, the hometown kid always […]

Pistons alumni Radomsky earns Atlantic Hockey honours

Courtesy of Holy Cross Crusaders: WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross men’s hockey freshman goaltender Matt Radomsky was named the Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Month for his performance through the month of October. This is the second league honor for Radomsky, after being named the league’s Rookie of the Week (Oct. 15). Radomsky is the first Crusader to […]

Svenson called up by Swift Current WHL

Courtesy of Winkler Flyers: Winkler Flyers forward Justin Svenson (01) has been called up to the Western Hockey League’s Swift Current Broncos. The Ile-des-Chenes native leads the Flyers with 18 points (4 Goals – 14 Assists) in 15 games played so far this season and sits seventh in the MJHL points race. Svenson was a […]

Stoykewych relishes unique AHL career

MJHL Podcast Feature – Written by Kyle Prystupa, Interview by Erik Swar, MJHL Media:   Currently enjoying a professional career with nearly 250 games played in the American Hockey League (AHL), Peter Stoykewych doesn’t take for granted the special opportunity to play hockey in front family and friends. As a product of the Winnipeg Monarchs AAA […]

Pistons alumni Smith adds to hockey resume at UND

Courtesy of Steinbach Pistons: Former Steinbach Pistons forward Cole Smith continues to build his already impressive hockey resume, as he has won the famed University of North Dakota Iron Man competition for the third time in four seasons. Smith spent two seasons with the Pistons from 2014-16, accumulating 38 goals and 84 points in 92 […]

TSN Original: A Kid From Nowhere

TSN Original: Last season there were only six players in the NHL of aboriginal descent and Brady Keeper was one of them. He’s from Cross Lake, Manitoba, a remote cree community still recovering from a youth suicide crisis just three short years ago. He beat the odds and is providing hope to the kids in […]

Maine recruits OCN defenseman Sinclair

Recruited through his strong rookie season as a 17-year old with the OCN Blizzard in 2018-19, defenseman Bryden Sinclair has committed to the University of Maine (Hockey East, NCAA Div I). The Peguis local produced 5 goals and had 21 assists for the Blizzard as a two-way defenseman with tremendous potential.  Sinclair is slated to […]


Courtesy of Swan Valley Stampeders: The Swan Valley Stampeders are pleased to announce that forward Alex Uryga has committed to play with York University in Toronto, ON for the upcoming season. The North Vancouver, B.C. native made stops with the Kelowna Rockets (WHL), North Van Wolf Pack (PIJHL), Alberni Valley Bulldogs (BCHL), Polonia Bytom (Poland), […]


Courtesy of Swan Valley Stampeders: The Swan Valley Stampeders are pleased to announce that forward Tucker Scantlebury has committed to play with Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, ON for the upcoming season. The 20-year-old made stops with the Melville Millionaires (SJHL) and the Lloydminster Bobcats (AJHL) playing in 133 games, scoring 35 goals and adding […]


Courtesy of Steinbach Pistons: The Steinbach Pistons are excited to announce that defenceman Troy Williams has made his decision to commit to the Lakehead University Thunderwolves of U Sports for next season. Williams had two tours of duty with the Pistons, spending half a season in 2016-17 in Steinbach, and was then reacquired from the […]

Baudry soaks in first NHL development camp

Courtesy of Steinbach Pistons: Former Pistons defenceman Justin Baudry has just recently returned to Manitoba, having spent last week at his first NHL Development Camp. Baudry took part at Buffalo Sabres Development Camp up in northwestern New York. He has signed with the Rochester Americans, the Sabres affiliate in the American Hockey League, for the […]

Thiessen motivated after second Canucks camp

Courtesy of Steinbach Pistons:   NHL Development Camps largely concluded across the league this past weekend, and former Pistons goalie Matthew Thiessen will head into his summer training with some newly learned skills and some memorable experiences. Thiessen was back at Vancouver Canucks Development Camp for his second go-around. He was selected by the Canucks in the […]

Brendan Martin commits to Lakehead University

Courtesy of Steinbach Pistons:   The Steinbach Pistons are excited to announce that graduating forward Brendan Martin has committed to the Lakehead University Thunderwolves of U Sports for next season. Martin spent the last year and a half of his junior career with the Pistons after coming to Steinbach in a trade with the Waywayseecappo Wolverines […]

MJHL celebrates strong Indigenous connections

By Kyle Prystupa, MJHL Media: In honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day the MJHL celebrates the rich history of Indigenous players, coaches, management and staff that continue to be a fabric to the success of the league.  “On this day of celebration, we are proud to recognize the many players and personnel with Indigenous backgrounds […]

Bisons recruit Brakel, Goethals, Tripp

Courtesy of Bison Sports: Continuing a strong recruiting season, the Bison men’s hockey team is proud to announce the signing of three Manitoba players for the 2019-20 season: Bradly Goethals, Josh Tripp, and Chase Brakel. Goethals, 20 (21 on June 17), is a 6’1″, 180-pound forward from Ile Des Chenes, Manitoba, who last played for […]

MJHL alumni Nachbaur celebrates WHL title

By Kyle Prystupa, MJHL Media: When the Prince Albert Raiders clinched the WHL championship in a thrilling game seven overtime win it was another special moment this season for the Cross Lake community and the MJHL.  Justin Nachbaur, native of Cross Lake, MB and former OCN Blizzard forward recently completed his second WHL season when […]

Cody McLeod reflects on MJHL stepping stone

Courtesy of Wayway Wolverines: A veteran of 775 games in the National Hockey League, Cody McLeod is well known in the hockey world for intimidating opponents with his physical presence on the ice. Before McLeod came to be known as an enforcer in the professional ranks, the Binscarth, Manitoba native spent his 16-year-old season in […]

Bisons recruit local MJHL talent Apetagon and Harris

Courtesy of Bison Sports: WINNIPEG, MB — Continuing to bring in Manitoba talent, the Bison men’s hockey team is announcing the addition of forwards Tony Apetagon and Brian Harris for the 2019-20 season. Apetagon, 20, is a 6’2″, 175-pound forward from Norway House, Manitoba, who last played for the Winnipeg Blues in the Manitoba Junior […]