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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 […]

2022 MJHL Prospect Camp kicks off in Winnipeg

2022 MJHL Prospect Camp (5th Annual) Seven Oaks Sportsplex July 20-24, 2022 Winnipeg, MB Click here to watch 2022 MJHL Prospect Camp games live Click here for 2022 MJHL Prospect Camp schedule All divisions players and parents to attend MJHL Hot Stove and Presentation on Saturday, July 23rd at 9:00 AM.  Special guests panelists will […]

MJHL to host Hockey Manitoba U16 POE

WINNIPEG, MB – The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) is pleased to host the Hockey Manitoba U16 Program of Excellence (POE) in July at the MJHL Prospects Camp. This will be the third phase of the U16 Program of Excellence featuring the province’s best 2007-born players as they compete thorough the provincial high-performance development and […]

#MJHLDraft22

The 2022 MJHL Draft was completed on Saturday, June 4. Powered by Hockey Tech the MJHL Draft utilizes RinkNet Live Draft Centre technology to operate the entire draft proceedings. RinkNet Live Draft Centre provides a complete solution for leagues and teams to efficiently manage draft day preparation and execution.  Confirmed draft picks are made available […]

MJHL announces 2022 Auto-Protect List

WINNIPEG, MB – The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) and it’s thirteen-member teams are pleased to announce the 2022 Auto-Protect list. Each member club is given the opportunity to list two players born in 2006 from their respective home zone. The 2022 Auto-Protect list features 16 players who will no longer be eligible for the […]

2022 MJHL Draft set for June 4

WINNIPEG, MB – The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) and its thirteen member clubs are pleased to announce that the 2022 MJHL Draft will be held on Saturday, June 4 at 3:00 PM CST. The Draft will be held online utilizing RinkNet Live Draft Centre technology provided by HockeyTech with all selections being made available […]

MJHL announces 5th annual Prospect Camp

WINNIPEG, MB – The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) is excited to host the 5th annual MJHL Prospect Camp held July 20-24, 2022 in Winnipeg.  The 2022 MJHL Prospect Camp will feature three divisions of players who will be invited to attend the event.  Players born in 2004 and 2005 who are currently protected by […]

Buydens, Penner & Fry named to NHL Central Scouting’s midterm rankings

Three MJHL players were named to the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Central Scouting Midterm rankings on Wednesday morning in preparation for the 2022 NHL Draft in June. The NHL Central Scouting Services (CSS) is a department within the NHL that ranks prospects for the NHL Entry Draft at specific times during the hockey season. Players are ranked […]

MJHL announces Development Camp rosters & schedule

WINNIPEG, MB – The MJHL #ProtectMB U18 / U16 Prospect Development Camp gets underway Wednesday, July 14th and runs until Sunday, July 18th at Seven Oaks Sportsplex in Winnipeg. U16 groups, made up of elite Manitoba players born in 2006 who are eligible for the 2022 MJHL Draft, will check-in on Wednesday with daily on […]

MJHL partners with ProtectMB for Development Camp

WINNIPEG, MB – The MJHL is proud to partner with the ProtectMB Team for our upcoming U18 / U16 Prospect Development Camp being held from July 14 – 18 at Seven Oaks Sportsplex in Winnipeg. “The MJHL is excited to work with the Province to help get important information about vaccines to Manitobans who need […]

MJHL announces 5th annual Prospect Dev. Camp

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) is proud to officially announce that the 5th annual MJHL Prospect Development Camp will take place in Winnipeg at the impressive Seven Oaks Arena Complex from July 14-18. The Prospect Development camp is by invite only, geared towards current MJHL Prospects born in the years 2004 and 2005 who […]

MJHL announces Prospect Development Camp rosters

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) is excited to announce its list of participants for the 2020 edition of MJHL Prospect Development Camp, set to take place from July 23-25 at Seven Oaks Sportsplex in Winnipeg. Seventy-two (72) players born in 2003 & 2004 will attend the fourth annual Prospect Development Camp, comprised of eight […]

MJHL announces annual Prospect Development Camp

After three very successful MJHL Prospect Development Camps, the MJHL is proud to officially announce that the 2020 MJHL Prospect Development Camp will take place once again this summer in Winnipeg at the impressive Seven Oaks Arena Complex from July 23-25. The camp is by invite only geared towards current MJHL Prospects born in the […]

From undrafted to highly sought after

Seventy-one players saw their name called at the 2020 MJHL Draft last month and celebrated the moment with family and friends. For the players who didn’t get drafted, it can be a tough experience to go through, but it can also become the motivation that pushes you to work harder and become better from it. […]

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 […]

Draft Notes | Top three selections discuss Draft

The 2020 Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) Draft was a special day for many players and families from across the province who saw their hard work and dedication pay off. In the final installment of Draft Notes, the first three picks from the 2020 MJHL Draft, Noah Dziver, Jayden Perron and Hayden Wheddon talk about […]

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 […]

Draft Notes | Hoilett, Crossin, Dittmer and Kaiser re-live Draft day excitement

The 2020 Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) Draft was a special day for many players and families from across the province who saw their hard work and dedication pay off. In the latest installment of Draft Notes, first round selections London Hoilett, Calder Crossin, Carter Dittmer and Brett Kaiser discussed getting drafted into the MJHL, […]

Draft Notes | Yellowhead teammates share special first round experience

The 2020 Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) Draft was a special day for many players and families from across the province who saw their hard work and dedication pay off. In a span of a few minutes, four teammates were selected in the first round within seven picks of each other. Spending last season together […]

Dziver selected 1st overall, see all MJHL Draft results

With the first overall pick the Neepawa Natives chose Noah Dziver, a forward from the Winnipeg Monarchs.  Dziver led the Monarchs in goals and finished second in scoring putting up 34G,44A-78PTS in 2019-20. Visit www.mjhlhockey.ca/draft for all draft details and full results or check out @mjhlhockey on social media for round-by-round draft summaries.

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 […]

MJHL announces 2020 Auto-Protect List

Winnipeg, MB – The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) and it’s eleven-member teams are pleased to announce the 2020 Auto-Protect list. Each member club is given the opportunity to list two players born in 2005 from their respective home zone.  The 2020 Auto-Protect list features 17 players who will no longer be eligible for 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 […]

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 able to live that dream and play for the Swan Valley Stampeders as a 16-year-old in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL), before moving on to play four years in […]

Grown in ‘Toba: Riese Gaber

Photo: Hickling Images After spending two memorable seasons in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) between Dauphin and Steinbach, Riese Gaber’s talents took him south of the border, where he suited up with the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League (USHL). Reflecting back on his two years spent in the MJHL, the […]

2020 MJHL Draft to be held April 26

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League and its eleven member clubs are pleased to announce that the 2020 MJHL Draft will be held on Sunday, April 26 at 9:00 AM CST.  The draft will be held online utilizing RinkNet Live Draft Centre technology provided by HockeyTech. Traditionally the MJHL Draft has been held the first week […]

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 or committed to further their hockey careers after honing their skills in the MJHL. A fixture on the Portage Terriers backend over the past two seasons, Owen Murray committed to the University of […]

#MJHLProspects Highlight: Cody Gudnason

Courtesy of Neepawa Natives:    The Neepawa Natives are excited to announce the commitment of 2003-born forward Cody Gudnason from the Southwest Cougars U18 AAA program. Gudnason, currently stands in at 6’1 weighs 170 pounds and is the younger brother to current Natives forward Rylan Gudnason. As an affiliate player with the Natives last season, […]

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. Defenceman Justin Baudry completed his first year in the pros with the Cincinnati Cyclones of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). He put up 11 goals and 38 points in 61 games with the Cyclones this […]

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 today, March 22, that the team has signed defenseman Zach Whitecloud to a two-year contract extension through the 2021-22 season worth an average annual value of $725,000. Whitecloud has appeared in 16 games for the Golden Knights this season and has recorded […]

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 with the Nashville Predators. Smith spent two seasons with the Pistons from 2014-16, scoring 38 goals and 84 points in 92 games played. He put up almost a point a game in the playoffs […]

2020 MJHL U.S. Player ID Camp cancelled

In light of the recent circumstances surrounding COVID-19 and the CJHL pause of the season along with the recommendations of public health officials, Hockey Canada and USA Hockey,  the 2020 MJHL U.S. Player Identification Camp in Grand Forks, ND has been cancelled. This decision is based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat and the […]

Turnbull Memorial Trophy coveted for 100 years

As one of the oldest trophies in junior hockey, world-wide, the Turnbull Memorial Trophy has been coveted for an astounding 100 years.  Donated in 1920 in honour of Capt. Walter James “Ollie” Turnbull, Canadian Army (Field Artillery 10th Bde.) veteran of World War I.  Turnbull was killed in active duty in 1916 and was awarded […]

MJHL Awards 2019-20 | League scoring leaders

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League proudly recognizes the 2019-20 league leaders.  Officially awarded as the Top Scorer, Mikol Sartor (Winnipeg Blues) finished the season with 60GP, 35G-58A, 93PTS. Honourable mentions: Most Goals:  Grady Hobbs, 43 (Dauphin Kings) Most Assists:  Mikol Sartor, 58 (Winnipeg Blues) Most Points, Defenceman:  Cole Dekoninck, 62 (Dauphin Kings) Most Points, Rookie:  […]

MJHL Awards 2019-20 | RBC Community Ambassador

RBC and the Manitoba Junior Hockey League are pleased to announce the 2019-2020 RBC – MJHL Community Ambassador Award winner is Winkler Flyers forward, Everett Bestland. This is the second year RBC has sponsored the award. Each of the 11 MJHL teams nominated a worthy player who is making a positive contribution in the community. All 11 […]

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.  

MJHL Awards 2019-20 | Goalie, Rookie, Sportsmanship

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League proudly announces 2019-20 award winners for Goaltender of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and the Playing Ability and Sportsmanship Award. Goaltender of the Year – Matt Lenz (Steinbach Pistons) In his 20-year old season and second year with the Steinbach Pistons, Lenz ran with the starting role.  His spectacular […]

MJHL Awards 2019-20 | Coach, Defenseman, MVP

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League proudly announces award winners for Coach of the Year, Defenseman of the Year and Most Valuable Player. Coach of the Year – Kelvin Cech (Winkler Flyers) After spending three seasons as assistant coach with UBC (U Sports) Cech has led a resurgence of the Winkler Flyers in his first season […]

MJHL Awards 2019-20 | MJHL All-Stars Announced

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) is pleased to announce the 2019-20 season all-stars as chosen by the MJHL Coaches.  Based on their outstanding performance throughout the 2019-20 regular season, players have been selected within three all-star categories; First Team, Second Team, and Rookie Team.

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 […]

Finalists named for 2019-20 MJHL Awards

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League is proud to name the finalists of the 2019-20 MJHL Awards as selected by the MJHL Coaches.  Award winners in each category will be announced and honoured over the next week as the 2019-20 regular season comes to a close.

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), […]

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 […]

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 […]