Dauphin Kings Neepawa Titans Niverville Nighthawks OCN Blizzard Portage Terriers Selkirk Steelers Steinbach Pistons Swan Valley Stampeders Virden Oil Capitals Wayway Wolverines Winkler Flyers Winnipeg Blues Winnipeg Freeze

13 Takes with Dave Anthony

The calendar has flipped, players are getting in the groove, and fans are getting ready to bundle up in toques and blankets when they watch games. What a time to be a hockey fan. Let’s go with the Takes. Take 1: Last Friday was the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. All the teams across […]

Viterra MJHL Power Rankings | Week 3

(-) 1st – Steinbach Pistons This week: 2-0 Overall: 7-0 Impressive Player: Defenseman Langley Kruggel – 2GP/1G/1A/2PTS From low-scoring to high-scoring, the Pistons continue to show they can win in multiple ways. Led by the highest scoring line in the league and quality goaltending, a tough weekend test awaits. Up Next: Oct. 7th @ Dauphin, […]

Original 16 Stars of the Week | Week 3

Week 3, September 26 – October 2, 2022  |  The Manitoba Junior Hockey League Stars of the Week are proudly presented by Original 16. Matthew McLeod (D/’02) – Winnipeg Blues – 2GP | 1G | 4A | 5PTS The veteran defender from Winnipeg, MB, helped the Blues to a weekend split with the Dauphin Kings […]

Pistons & Terriers named to CJHL Top 20 Rankings

Courtesy of CJHL CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced Monday its Top 20 Rankings for the period wrapping up Oct. 2, and for a second straight week, the Collingwood Blues (OJHL) maintain their place at No. 1 nationally. Collingwood remains red-hot, as they’ve come away victorious in each of their first nine […]

MJHL Players of the Month | September

September 2022   |  The Manitoba Junior Hockey League is pleased to announce the monthly players awards supported by RBC, SAFE Work Manitoba, Original 16, Chevrolet and Manitoba Pork: RBC PLAYER OF THE MONTH Travis Hensrud (’02) Steinbach Pistons 6GP | 5G | 5A | 10PTS SAFE WORK MANITOBA DEFENSEMAN OF THE MONTH Hayden Lacquette (’03) […]

Viterra MJHL Power Rankings | Week 2

    (+1) 1st – Steinbach Pistons This week: 3-0 Overall: 5-0 Impressive Player: Forward Travis Hensrud – 3GP/4G/2A/6PTS They may not have made it easy on themselves but the Pistons remain undefeated to start the regular season with their best hockey still in front of them. They also sit 2nd in the CJHL Top […]

Original 16 Stars of the Week | Week 2

Week 2, September 19 – 25, 2022  |  The Manitoba Junior Hockey League Stars of the Week are proudly presented by Original 16. Travis Hensrud (FWD/’02) – Steinbach Pistons – 3GP | 4G | 2A | 6PTS Hensrud scored four goals in three games during the week, including two in addition to the shootout winner […]

Pistons & Oil Caps’ crack CJHL Top 20

Courtesy of CJHL CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced Monday that the Collingwood Blues (OJHL) are slotted No. 1 overall in its initial Top 20 Rankings for the 2022-23 season. After going unbeaten in regulation during preseason play, Collingwood has posted seven consecutive victories to begin competition in the Ontario Junior Hockey […]

MJHL announces partnership with The Coaches Site

WINNIPEG, MB – The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) and The Coaches Site, the leading educational resource for hockey coaches, have announced a partnership for the 2022-23 season. The Coaches Site is an online learning platform that makes it possible for any coach to learn directly from hockey’s best coaches. Whether its drills, practice plans, […]

Trio of MJHL alumni advance to USHL

A trio of MJHL alumni from the 2021-22 season have advanced to the United States Hockey League (USHL) in 2022-23. Carson Buydens and Jordan Hughesman were both named to the Cedar Rapids Roughriders while Jayden Jubenvill secured a spot on the Dubuque Fighting Saints. Buydens earned his NCAA Division 1 commitment to Princeton last season […]

Oil Caps’ alumni Justin Lee named DU captain

Former Virden Oil Capitals defenseman, Justin Lee has been named captain of the Denver University Pioneers ahead of his senior season. The 2017-18 MJHL Rookie of the Year spent one season in Virden where he earned his NCAA Division 1 scholarship to Denver before moving on to spend one season in the USHL between Lincoln […]

13 Takes with Dave Anthony

Week 1 2022-23 I’m very excited to be back for another year of Manitoba Junior Hockey League action. Also, thrilled to add another Take thanks to the Niverville Nighthawks. This season, the Takes will be coming out every two weeks but don’t worry, we have some fun things planned for MJHLHockey.ca over the year. Thank […]

Viterra MJHL Power Rankings | Week 1

1st – OCN Blizzard This week: 3-0 Overall: 3-0 Impressive Player: Goalie Chase Hamm – 3GP/2.00GAA/.938SV%/3 wins Couldn’t have scripted a better opening weekend for the OCN Blizzard as they look to regain respect and instill fear across the MJHL landscape once again. Busy week upcoming where they’ll look to keep building that confidence. Up […]

Original 16 Stars of the Week | Week 1

Week 1, September 12 – 18, 2022  |  The Manitoba Junior Hockey League Stars of the Week are proudly presented by Original 16. Mike Svenson (FWD/’03) – Winkler Flyers – 2GP | 4G | 2A | 6PTS Svenson helped the Winkler Flyers get off to a 2-0 start which included a four-goal effort against the […]

Dauphin Kings season preview

Dauphin Kings 2021-22 record: 41-12-1, 1st in West Division 2021-22 Leading Scorer: Kaden Bryant | 54GP – 36G – 39A – 75PTS Dauphin captured the MJHL title for the 6th time in franchise history and represented Manitoba at the Centennial Cup. The Kings hope to be the first back-to-back Turnbull Trophy champion since Portage won […]

Winkler Flyers season preview

Winkler Flyers 2021-22 record: 33-16-3-2, 2nd in East Division 2021-22 Leading Scorer: Justin Svenson | 54GP – 33G – 49A – 82PTS Despite falling in the second round, the Flyers have to feel as though they were right there with the eventual league champs through long stretches of that series. Winkler had the 4th best […]

Rob Pambrun comes full circle since playing days in MJHL

Rob Pambrun has come full circle since his playing days in the MJHL. Now a Player Development & Sports Science coach for the expansion, Niverville Nighthawks, Pambrun is excited to give back to the league he once played in. “Hockey and fitness are my passion. I was a tough, skilled and hard working player but […]

Robson & Paul sign WHL standard player agreements

A pair of 2004-born forwards from the 2021-22 MJHL season have signed in the Western Hockey League (WHL). Luke Robson of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines has signed a WHL Standard Player Agreement with the Edmonton Oil Kings. Robson, a 5-foot-10, 165-pound forward from Carberry, MB, enjoyed his rookie season with the Wolverines where he scored 12 […]

Niverville Nighthawks season preview

Niverville Nighthawks 2021-22 record: NA The newest franchise to the MJHL has the chance to make a lot of noise right away. No one will really know what to expect but teams can bank on Niverville being a hard team to take points from nightly.

Virden Oil Capitals season preview

Virden Oil Capitals 2021-22 record: 30-20-4, 3rd in West Division 2021-22 Leading Scorer: Braden Fischer | 52GP – 35G – 39A – 74PTS Virden swept the first round and gave the Pistons all they could handle in the semi-final. Having close to the best attendance, the Oil Caps will look to improve on the already […]

Winnipeg Freeze season preview

Winnipeg Freeze 2021-22 record: 10-40-4 2021-22 Leading Scorer: Ryder Ringor | 48GP – 13G – 22A – 35PTS Throw out the record and look at the compete the Freeze played with every night. Games would get away from them but they battled throughout. Lessons learned last year will help this year.

Swan Valley Stampeders season preview

Swan Valley Stampeders 2021-22 record: 22-27-1-4, 4th in West Division 2021-22 Leading Scorer: Carter Cockburn | 54GP – 22G – 27A – 49PTS Regular season record aside, the Stampeders 2021-22 season may best be remembered for being an  overtime goal away from a game 7 in a series that few outside Swan Valley thought they […]

Winnipeg Blues season preview

Winnipeg Blues 2021-22 record: 29-22-1-2, 3rd in East Division 2021-22 Leading Scorer: Josiah Vanderhooft | 44GP – 24G – 42A – 66PTS If not for a key injury, the Blues could have done more damage in the playoffs. They’ll need to be more than a one-line team and find consistent scoring.

Waywayseecappo Wolverines season preview

Waywayseecappo Wolverines 2021-22 record: 33-18-2-1, 2nd in West Division 2021-22 Leading Scorer: Boston Bird | 49GP – 23G – 41A – 64PTS Coming off a disappointing sweep at the hands of the Oil Capitals, the Wolverines will look to recapture the magic that saw them post a franchise record of wins in the regular season […]

Portage Terriers season preview

Portage Terriers 2021-22 record: 23-24-5-2 2021-22 Leading Scorer: Matt Wisener | 54GP | 10G | 33A | 43PTS Coming within a whisker of making the playoffs is something the team can lean back on as the Terriers will have the most pressure on them to be dominant being the host of the Centennial Cup.

OCN Blizzard season preview

OCN Blizzard 2021-22 record: 18-29-3-4, 6th in West Division 2021-22 Leading Scorer: Dain Sardelli | 44GP – 29G – 24A – 53PTS OCN gave themselves a chance to make playoffs and when that didn’t happen, still battled as a spoiler. A young, fun team will draw in fans to a building that’s already a hard […]

Selkirk Steelers season preview

Selkirk Steelers 2021-22 record: 24-24-4-2, 4th in East Division 2021-22 Leading Scorer: Quinton Hill | 54GP – 17G – 35A – 52PTS After sneaking into the postseason by a point, the Steelers proved to be a pesky, in-your-face club that won’t be pushed around. A brand of hockey the organization will look to build on.

Neepawa Titans season preview

Neepawa Titans 2021-22 record: 19-26-4-5, 5th in West Division 2021-22 Leading Scorer: Dallon Wilton | 54GP – 17G – 36A – 53PTS Neepawa learned a tough lesson missing the playoffs by two points after closing the season on a 1-9 stretch and they’ll look to carry a chip on their shoulder into the new season […]

Steinbach Pistons season preview

Steinbach Pistons 2021-22 record: 42-9-2-1, 1st in East Division 2021-22 Leading scorer: Jack Rogers | 54GP – 30G – 38A – 68PTS Coming within a win from the Turnbull Trophy, Steinbach will be chomping at the bit to get over the hump and recapture the league title. The Pistons lost only 5 games at home […]

MJHL announces Top Prospects Showcase Event

WINNIPEG, MB – The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) is pleased to announce the hosting of an MJHL Top Prospects Showcase which will take place November 15 – 16, 2022 at Stride Place in Portage la Prairie. The event will feature 6 teams selected from MJHL rosters (two 18U and four 20U) who are considered […]

MJHL Partners with Winnipeg Police Service

WINNIPEG, MB – The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) is pleased to announce a new player education partnership for the 2022-23 season with the Winnipeg Police Service. Beginning this season, the Winnipeg Police – Service Sex Crimes Unit will develop and deliver a presentation to all MJHL teams covering sexual harassment / abuse and consent. […]

MJHL partners with Brock McGillis

WINNIPEG, MB – The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) is pleased to announce it has partnered with Brock McGillis, who will deliver a virtual presentation to all MJHL players and staff members surrounding inclusion, hockey culture and his personal story of triumph as the first openly gay men’s professional hockey player. Brock McGillis MJHL Presentation: […]

MJHL partners with CancerCare Manitoba Foundation Ride Inside

WINNIPEG, MB – The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) is pleased to announce it has partnered with CancerCare Manitoba Foundation Ride Inside from November 17-25, 2022. All 13 MJHL organizations will participate in an effort to raise funds and awareness for kids with cancer, including those facing some of the most difficult to treat cancers. This […]

MJHL continues Anti-Racism and Cultural Sensitivity Education Program

WINNIPEG, MB – The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) is pleased to announce the continuation of the MJHL Anti-Racism and Cultural Sensitivity Education Program for the upcoming 2022-23 season. Beginning in the 2021-22 season, anti-racism education seminars targeted for MJHL players, coaches, and support staff were provided by Wade to each member team covering a […]

MJHL continues partnership with HeadCheck Health

WINNIPEG, MB –The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) is continuing a commitment to advancing player safety standards through a successful partnership with HEADCHECK Health, Inc. (HEADCHECK). The MJHL and HEADCHECK have been partners since the beginning of the 2018-19 regular season. The MJHL’s concussion protocol establishes mandatory guidelines for recognizing, assessing, and managing concussion. HEADCHECK’s […]

MJHL continues partnership with CMHA

Winnipeg, MB – The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) is pleased to continue its partnership with the CMHA Talk Today Program to support the mental health of Jr. A hockey players. With generous support from the NHL Foundation and Fifth Line Foundation, more than 300 players across the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) will benefit […]

Del Pedrick named Wheat Kings Assistant

Courtesy of Brandon Wheat Kings Brandon, MB – The Brandon Wheat Kings are excited to announce that the team has hired Del Pedrick as Assistant Coach. Pedrick will be tasked with assisting the coaching staff with day-to-day operations. “I think he’s a great addition to our team” said Head Coach Don MacGillivray. “Del brings a lot […]

Ty Paisley commits to University of St. Thomas

Steinbach Pistons forward, Ty Paisley has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey at the University of St. Thomas. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound forward from Steinbach, MB, enjoyed a strong rookie season in 2021-22, scoring 17 goals and 13 assists in 53 games before he added 5 goals and 5 assists during the Pistons run to […]

Jackson Arpin named Farmery Scholarship award recipient

WINNIPEG, MB – Winkler Flyers graduate, Jackson Arpin is this year’s recipient of the MJHL – Farmery  Scholarship Award. Jackson will receive a cheque on behalf of Farmery that will go towards his schooling this fall at the University of Manitoba. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound centreman, is a three-year veteran of the MJHL where he played 118 […]

Kilbourne & Stange named MJHL Scholarship Award recipients

WINNIPEG, MB – Bryce Kilbourne (Steinbach Pistons) and Brady Stange (Neepawa Titans) have been named this year’s recipients of the MJHL Scholarship Award. Kilbourne will receive funding that will go towards his schooling this fall at Wilfrid Laurier University (USPORTS). Stange will receive funding that will go towards his schooling this fall at Portage College […]

Dawson Green named IBAM Scholarship Award recipient

WINNIPEG, MB – Winnipeg Blues graduate, Dawson Green is this year’s recipient of the Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba (IBAM) Scholarship Award. Dawson will receive a cheque on behalf of IBAM that will go towards his post-secondary education this fall. Green split three seasons in the MJHL between Neepawa and Winnipeg where he enjoyed a […]

Bulger commits to Hobart and William Smith College

Waywayseecappo Wolverines defenseman, Lonan Bulger has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey at Hobart and William Smith College this fall. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound defenseman from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, spent three seasons in a Wolverines uniform where he enjoyed a breakout season 2021-22. Bulger scored 12 goals and 49 assists in 54 games to finish […]

Simon Harkness commits to University of Manitoba

Steinbach Pistons goaltender, Simon Harkness has committed to play USPORTS hockey at the University of Manitoba this fall. The 6-foot-3, 172-pound goalie from Calgary, Alberta, went 12-7-1 with a 2.63GAA and .905SV% in 21 games for the Pistons in 2021-22. Harkness also started in 8 postseason games where he went 5-3 with a 3.01GAA and […]

Nathan Driver commits to College of St. Scholastica

Virden Oil Capitals forward, Nathan Driver has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey at the College of St. Scholastica this fall. Driver spent parts of four seasons in the MJHL between Neepawa, Winnipeg and Virden. The 6-foot-1, 181-pound winger enjoyed a breakout season in 2021-22, where he scored 29 goals and 26 assists in […]