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MJHL Podcast Feature | Ed Belfour

MJHL Podcast Episode 32, featuring Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender, Ed Belfour. Ed joined the podcast to chat about playing in the MJHL for Winkler, earning a scholarship to UND, winning the Stanley Cup with Dallas and much more. Belfour spent three seasons in the MJHL playing for the Winkler Flyers before earning an NCAA […]

MJHL Podcast Feature | Leah Hextall

MJHL Podcast Episode 32, featuring TV Host/Play by Play Announcer, Leah Hextall. Leah joins to chat about her recent call of the NCAA Tournament, her pursuit of becoming a full-time play by play announcer along with her story of making history in March of 2020. For more, listen to the full MJHL Podcast interview hosted […]

MJHL Podcast Feature | Brandt Young

MJHL Podcast Episode 32, featuring Winnipeg ICE defenseman, Brandt Young. Brandt joins the podcast to discuss playing in the MJHL for the Freeze, his jump to the WHL, time inside the Regina Hub and much more. For more, listen to the full MJHL Podcast interview hosted by Erik Swar.  The MJHL Podcast takes you inside […]

MJHL Podcast feature | Wyatt Kalynuk

MJHL Podcast Episode 30, featuring Chicago Blackhawks defenseman, Wyatt Kalynuk. Wyatt joins the podcast to discuss playing in the MJHL, his development in the USHL and NCAA, along with what it’s been like to play in the NHL during the pandemic. For more, listen to the full MJHL Podcast interview hosted by Erik Swar.  The […]

MJHL Podcast Feature | Dale Weise

MJHL Podcast Episode 29, featuring former Winnipeg South Blues forward and NHL veteran, Dale Weise. Dale joins the podcast to chat about growing up in Winnipeg, his brief stint in the MJHL, his different stops along the way in the NHL and dives into what’s been keeping him busy off the ice since stepping away […]

MJHL Podcast Feature | Owen Murray

MJHL Podcast Episode 28, featuring former Portage Terriers Defenseman, Owen Murray. The current Green Bay Gambler discusses his transition to the USHL, looks back on his time in the MJHL, shares what his NCAA recruiting process was like and why he chose to commit to UMass. For more, listen to the full MJHL Podcast interview […]

MJHL Podcast Feature | Justin Falk

MJHL Podcast Episode 27, featuring former Swan Valley Stampeders’ forward,  Justin Falk. Justin joined the podcast to discuss growing up in small town Manitoba, his time in the MJHL, winning both the Memorial & Calder Cups’ and what his experience was like playing in the NHL. For more, listen to the full MJHL Podcast interview […]

MJHL Podcast Feature | Reilly Funk

MJHL Podcast Episode 26, featuring former Portage Terriers forward,  Reilly Funk. Reilly joined the podcast to discuss playing for his hometown in the MJHL, winning the Turnbull & ANAVET Cup, making the jump to the USHL and touches on what it took to earn an NCAA Division 1 scholarship to Northern Michigan. For more, listen […]

MJHL Podcast Feature | Zach Whitecloud

MJHL Podcast Episode 25, featuring former Virden Oil Capitals defenceman, Zach Whitecloud. Zach talks about his journey from the MJHL to the NHL where he currently plays for the Vegas Golden Knights. He dives deep into what specifically led to him finding success at each level. For more, listen to the full MJHL Podcast interview […]

MJHL Podcast Feature | Riese Gaber

MJHL Podcast Episode 24, featuring former Dauphin Kings/Steinbach Pistons forward, Riese Gaber. After being named USHL Player of the Year with the Dubuque Fighting Saints, Riese advanced to play at the NCAA Div.1 level at the University of North Dakota. Riese is an MJHL Turnbull Cup and Anavet Cup champion during his time with the […]

MJHL Podcast returns for weekly episodes

The MJHL Podcast officially returns in 2021 to all podcasting platforms on Thursday, January 28 following a 23 episode stint during the 2019-20 season. The MJHL Podcast takes you inside the league each week with recaps, stories, interviews, rankings, and weekend previews. Every Thursday throughout the MJHL season, host Erik Swar will conduct interviews with […]

Podcast Feature | Matt Lenz

MJHL Podcast Episode 19, featuring goaltender Matt Lenz of the Steinbach Pistons.  Lenz recently made a NCAA commitment with Mercyhurst University and was named a finalist for 2019-20 MJHL Goaltender of the Year. For more, listen to the full MJHL Podcast interview hosted by Erik Swar.  The MJHL Podcast takes you inside the league each […]

Podcast Feature | Tanner Andrew

MJHL Podcast Episode 18, featuring recent NCAA commit Tanner Andrew of the Virden Oil Capitals.  Andrew touches on his time so far with Virden and path to NCAA commitment with RIT. For more, listen to the full MJHL Podcast interview hosted by Erik Swar.  The MJHL Podcast takes you inside the league each week with […]

Podcast Feature | Leonard & Burgin

MJHL Podcast Episode 16, featuring Winkler Flyers teammates Griffin Leonard and Drake Burgin. The pair join the podcast to talk about life in the MJHL with Winkler and the recent MJHL-SJHL Showcase. For more, listen to the full MJHL Podcast interview with Flyers teammates. Hosted by Erik Swar, the MJHL Podcast takes you inside the […]

Podcast Feature | Paul Dyck

MJHL Podcast Episode 15, featuring Paul Dyck current Head Coach and General Manager of the Steinbach Pistons. Dyck touches on his roots growing up in Steinbach leading into his professional playing career and of course his success with the Steinbach Pistons in the MJHL. For more, listen to the full MJHL Podcast interview with Paul […]

Podcast Feature | Sean Collins

MJHL Podcast Episode 14, featuring Sean Collins former forward of the Waywayseecappo Wolverines.  Collins, the former MJHL star & current HC Sochi (KHL) forward, talks about his ‘Miracle Run’ to the professional game of hockey. For more, listen to the full MJHL Podcast interview with Sean Collins. Hosted by Erik Swar, the MJHL Podcast takes you […]

Podcast Feature | Nakodan Greyeyes

MJHL Podcast Episode 10, featuring current Dauphin Kings forward Nakodan Greyeyes.  Just passed the midway point of the 2019-20 season Greyeyes’ breakout season has seen him lead the league in scoring for the majority of the season, presently sitting at 29GP, 17G-33A, 50PTS. For more, listen to the full MJHL Podcast interview with Nakodan Greyeyes. Hosted […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 perfect fit for Ryan Smith to establish his junior career right in his own backyard.  “For me it was a great place to play, you know I didn’t have to […]

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 […]

MJHL launches weekly podcast

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League is excited to announce the launch of the MJHL Podcast.  Every Thursday throughout the MJHL season, host Erik Swar will conduct interviews, provide recaps and discuss the weekly buzz surrounding the MJHL. With growing demand to cover the MJHL on all social media platforms the natural progression into podcasts will […]