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MJHL-SJHL Showcase rosters announced

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) is pleased to announce the three Team MJHL rosters who will compete at the 2020 MJHL-SJHL Showcase held January 21-20 in Regina, SK. A total of six (6) teams will compete in the showcase event, with three (3) teams from both the Manitoba Junior Hockey League and Saskatchewan Junior […]

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 […]

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, their 16th championship all time, and former Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose players were a big reason why they did so. Clark Put on a Clinic At the forefront of Canada’s potent offence in Davos […]

2020 U.S. Player ID Camp announced

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) and The Hockey Academy at Ralph Engelstad Arena are proud to announce the 2020 MJHL U.S. Player Identification Camp in Grand Forks, North Dakota held April 3-5, 2020. Representatives from the MJHL League office and all eleven MJHL franchises will be on site to scout and evaluate elite United […]

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. […]

#MJHLProspects Highlight: Colby Joseph

Waywayseecappo prospect Colby Joseph has had a great start to the 2019-20 season helping the Yellowhead Chiefs to an 19-3-1-1 record thus far. Colby Joseph Elkhorn, MB Forward (’02) 5’11” 185lbs The Buzz: “Made a good impression on the (Wolverines) organization at this year’s training camp with his work ethic and attitude” 2019-20 U18 AAA: […]

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 […]

Hamilton to host CJHL Prospects Game

Courtesy of Canadian Junior Hockey League: CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League, in conjunction with the National Hockey League and Hockey Canada announced Friday that Hamilton, Ont., has been selected as the host city for the 15th annual CJHL Prospects Game, which will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2019 at Dave Andreychuk Arena. […]

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 […]

3 MJHL players off to Canada West camp

CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) and NHL Central Scouting have identified a list of 44 players who have been invited to Team Canada West selection camp in advance of the 2019 World Junior A Challenge in Dawson Creek, B.C. From Dec. 1-3, 44 Team Canada West hopefuls will gather at the Markin […]

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. […]

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 […]

#MJHLProspects Highlight: Carter Anderson

Selected by the OCN Blizzard in the 2019 MJHL Draft, Thompson native Carter Anderson recently helped U-16 Team Manitoba earn silver at the WHL Cup with 4 goals in 5 games. Carter Anderson Thompson, MB Forward (’04) 5’10” 162lbs The Buzz: “Gritty player that can score goals” WHL Cup: Team Manitoba 5GP-4G-1A, 5PTS 2019-20 Season […]

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 […]

Leah Hextall headlines Showcase broadcasts

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League is excited to announce the broadcast team for the 2019 Old Dutch MJHL Player Showcase held September 29 – October 1.  Famed national sports personality, Leah Hextall will headline the Showcase broadcast team along with Dave Anthony (Steinbach Pistons) and Brant Hilton (Winnipeg Blues).  In 2019, Leah made history as […]

MJHL announces scholarship fund winners

By Kyle Prystupa, MJHL Media:  Three 2019 graduates of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League have been named as winners of the MJHL Scholarship Fund, commissioner Kim Davis announced today. Ben Dalke (Virden Oil Capitals), Griffin Chwaliboga (Winnipeg Blues) and Jeremy Link (Winnipeg Blues) have each been awarded a $1200 scholarship to a Canadian post-secondary institution […]

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 […]

Camp rosters and special guests announced

By Kyle Prystupa, MJHL Media:   The Manitoba Junior Hockey League has announced rosters and special guests for the upcoming MJHL Prospects Development Camp held July 25-28, 2019 in Winnipeg at Seven Oaks Sportsplex. Attending players are organized onto four camp teams, Team Black, Team Grey, Team Red, Team White, with nineteen (19) players per team.  […]

Keeper excited to put in more work

by Jameson Olive / @JamesonCoop / FloridaPanthers.com:   CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – After signing an entry-level contract and making his NHL debut with the Florida Panthers at the tail end of last season, defenseman Brady Keeper returned home to Cross Lake, Manitoba at the start of this summer to discover a very curious change of address. His house was where it’d […]

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 […]

2019 draft class holds promise for MJHL future

By Kyle Prystupa, MJHL Media: Earlier this month sixty-six young Manitoban prospects were selected in the 2019 MJHL Draft, since then teams and players have had opportunity to reflect the excitement of draft day and begin to visualize what the future might hold.  Although the 2019 draft prospects are not eligible to be rostered this […]

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 […]

See all 2019 MJHL Draft results

In a last minute trade the Waywayseecappo Wolverines acquired the first overall selection and picked Luke Robson (Carberry, MB) of the Southwest Cougars (BT-AAA).

Future success relies on solid drafting

By Kyle Prystupa, MJHL Media: Clubs officially submitted their Auto-Protect lists earlier in the week leading the way for a busy AGM and draft week. Given the importance of future success that relies on solid drafting, each club’s preparation is meticulous. Who goes when and where can be unpredictable at times, however the art of […]

MJHL announces 2019 Auto-Protect list

By Kyle Prystupa, MJHL Media: Winnipeg, MB – The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) and its member clubs are pleased to announce the 2019 Auto-Protect list.  Each member club is given the opportunity to list two players born in 2004 from their respective home zone.  The Auto-Protect list features 21 players identified who will no […]

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 […]

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 leads Iowa 2-1 in the best-of-seven Central Division Finals. He and fellow rookie Nic Hague serve as the team’s top pair on the blue line. He quarterbacks the team’s top power-play unit. He […]

Terriers’ Murray nominated for CJHL Top Rookie

Portage Terriers’ Owen Murray is one of five players to be nominated for the CJHL’s Top Rookie Award. The winner will be announced at the national junior A championship. Murray, who hails from Decker, MB, broke into the MJHL at just 15 years old is testament he was Junior A ready. Currently, Murray and his […]

OCN alumni Keeper receives hero’s welcome back home

Former OCN Blizzard star Brady Keeper received a hero’s welcome this week when he returned to his community of Cross Lake. Having recently signed an NHL contract with Florida and suiting up, the former MJHL top defenceman was the centre of attention. A number of media outlets attended the event. Below are the links for […]

Pistons’ Bettens one of 24 CJHL players ranked by NHL Central Scouting

Steinbach Pistons’ Kyle Bettens was one of 24 Canadian Junior Hockey League players to be ranked by the NHL’s Central Scouting in its final rankings prior to the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver. Bettens, 6-foot-2, 190-pounds, is being projected by Central Scouting as a seventh round selection. A product of Winnipeg, Bettens also recently committed to Bemidji […]