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Category Archives: Alumni

Lindsey Gullett | From the Oil Caps’ to the Oilers
Prior to his current role of Game Presentation Manager with the Edmonton Oilers in the National Hockey League (NHL), Lindsey Gullett got [...]
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 [...]
Keeper & Whitecloud named to NHL Playoff rosters
Both Zach Whitecloud and Brady Keeper have been named to their respective National Hockey League (NHL) team rosters ahead of the 2020 NH [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, Joh [...]
Jamie and Reggie Leach reflect on making hockey more
By Kyle Prystupa, MJHL Media:    Reggie and Jamie Leach are the only indigenous father-son duo to win the Stanley Cup, they have bo [...]
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. G [...]
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 forge [...]
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 [...]
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 Terrier [...]
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 hi [...]
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 Nat [...]
Grown in ‘Toba: Riley McKay
Getting the opportunity to play for your hometown team at a young age is something most can only dream about. For Riley McKay, he was [...]
Grown in ‘Toba: Riese Gaber
Photo: Hickling Images After spending two memorable seasons in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) between Dauphin and Steinbach [...]
Grown in ‘Toba: Owen Murray
Throughout the next few weeks, the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) will highlight players of the past and present who have advanced [...]
Baudry finishes solid first pro season
Courtesy of Steinbach Pistons:   A former Steinbach Piston great produced a solid first season in professional hockey in 2019-20. [...]
Zach Whitecloud signs 2-year extension with Vegas
Courtesy of Vegas Golden Knights: VEGAS (March 22, 2020) - Vegas Golden Knights General Manager Kelly McCrimmon announced toda [...]
MJHL Alumni Cole Smith signs NHL contract
Courtesy of Steinbach Pistons: Former Steinbach Piston and University of North Dakota forward Cole Smith has signed a free agent deal [...]
The MJHL, a storied past, a promising future | P.1
The Manitoba Junior Hockey League celebrates Manitoba 150 and over 100 Years of Junior hockey history. To celebrate and recognize Man [...]
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 [...]
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) aff [...]
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 C [...]
Podcast Feature | Sean Collins
MJHL Podcast Episode 14, featuring Sean Collins former forward of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines.  Collins, the former MJHL star & c [...]
Clark showcases talents at Spengler Cup
Courtesy of HockeyWriters.com by Declan Schroeder: Team Canada captured its fourth Spengler Cup in the past five years on Tuesday, th [...]
MJHL All-Decade | 2010-2019
As a new calendar year and a new decade begins the Manitoba Junior Hockey League reflects on an outstanding era throughout 2010-2019: [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 w [...]
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 Atl [...]
Relationships form coaching rise of Ryan Smith
MJHL Podcast Feature – Written by Kyle Prystupa, Interview by Erik Swar, MJHL Media:  Growing up in the area of St. James it 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 wit [...]
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, a [...]
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 [...]
Keeper excited to put in more work
by Jameson Olive / @JamesonCoop / FloridaPanthers.com:   CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - After signing an entry-level contract and makin [...]
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 [...]
Thiessen motivated after second Canucks camp
Courtesy of Steinbach Pistons:   NHL Development Camps largely concluded across the league this past weekend, and former Pistons g [...]
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 playe [...]
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 [...]
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 wo [...]
Whitecloud serves as role model for First Nations
Chicago Wolves defenseman Zach Whitecloud may be a rookie, but he carries a long list of responsibilities for the Wolves squad that lead [...]