MJHL History

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) has a rich tradition and the League members work hard every year to keep building upon its successes. The Manitoba Junior Hockey League is the oldest junior league in Canada establishing in 1917-18 as the Winnipeg & District Junior Hockey League and was renamed in 1933 to the current title.

Currently there are twelve (12) member teams in the MJHL and the league has continued success with competition and player development. In total the MJHL has produced 14 National Championship teams, winning 11 Memorial Cups and 3 Centennial/RBC Cups.  Today’s league has developed into a tough, competitively balanced league, with any team able to win on any given evening. This has created some tremendous playoff series to the delight of the MJHL’s loyal fanbase.

The MJHL continues a very rich tradition of developing players for advancement to higher levels of hockey. When a player decides to play for a MJHL team he will be joining an impressive group of young men who have played in the League and gone on to greatness in the NHL and in other careers. Over 270 MJHL alumni have advanced to the NHL including 14 players inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.