1968–69 MJHL season

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Champion[edit]

On March 19, 1969 in St. Boniface, the Dauphin Kings were crowned MJHL Champions, capturing the Turnbull Memorial Trophy. The Kings trounced the St. Boniface Saints 5-1, to swept the best of seven in four straight games.

League Notes[edit]

The MJHL merged with the Central Manitoba Junior Hockey League creating a North Division to house all 4 new teams, the Selkirk Steelers, Portage Terriers, Dauphin Kings, and Kenora Muskies (who operated out of Fort Garry the previous year). The existing teams created the South Division.

Regular season[edit]

North Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
Dauphin Kings 34 25 8 1 51 226 122
Selkirk Steelers 34 23 9 2 48 195 116
Kenora Muskies 34 13 21 0 26 177 190
Portage Terriers 34 3 28 3 9 104 236
South Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
Winnipeg Monarchs 34 17 12 5 39 145 157
St. Boniface Saints 34 18 14 2 38 145 126
St. James Canadians 34 16 14 4 36 142 146
West Kildonan North Stars 34 12 21 1 25 130 171

All-Star Games[edit]

The League's North Division All-Stars pumped in three goals in the opening 20 minutes and then cruised their way to an easy 6-0 win over the South Division selects in Portage on a stormy January 8. Ken McCluskey, Curt Ridley and Ron Low shared the shut-out. Each handled 10 shots during their 20 minute stints. Mickey Walsh went all the way for the South facing 43 shots. Ken George scored a pair, Chuck Arnason, Ron Ramsey, Moe Brunel, and Clayton Kemp added singles.

North Division Lineup:

South Division Lineup:

On January 10, the South Division All-Stars trounced their Japanese visitors, the Seibu hockey club, 7-2 at the St. James Civic Centre. The All-Stars led 3-1 and 4-2 by periods. Four St. Boniface players, Rick Sedgewick, Wayne Altomare, Brian Clague and Wayne Albo scored. Jim Johnston of St. James, John Neil of West Kildonan, and Brian Harding of Winnipeg scored the other Stars goals. Koji Iwimpto and Mel Wakabayashi replied for Seibu.
MJHL Lineup:

On January 24, in Dauphin Canadian born Mel Wakabayshi scored three goals to spark Seibu of Japan to an 8-6 victory over the North Division All-Stars before a capacity crowd of more than 2,500. Japan led 3-1 and 6-3 by periods. Rounding out the Japanese scoring were Norio Fukuda, Fumio Yamazaki, Isamu Owata, Tadashi Makawama and Koji Iwamato. Bob Leguilloux of Dauphin and Chuck Arnason of Selkirk scored two goals each. Jim Cahoon of Dauphin and Terry Hart of Selkirk got the other all-star goals.

Playoffs[edit]

Divisional Semi-Finals

Selkirk lost to Kenora 4-games-to-1
St. Boniface defeated St. James 4-games-to-2

Divisional Finals

Dauphin defeated Kenora 4-games-to-2
Winnipeg lost to St. Boniface 4-games-to-3

Turnbull Cup Championship

Dauphin defeated St. Boniface 4-games-to-none

Western Memorial Cup Semi-Final

Dauphin defeated Westfort Hurricanes (TBJHL) 4-games-to-2

Western Memorial Cup Final (Abbott Cup)

Dauphin lost to Regina Pats (SJHL) 4-games-to-3

Scoring leaders[edit]

Player Team GP G A Pts
Dennis Schick Dauphin Kings 34 34 50 84
Jim Cahoon Dauphin Kings 33 27 48 75
Chuck Arnason Selkirk Steelers 34 36 37 73
Ron Ramsey Selkirk Steelers 34 23 41 64
Bob Buchy Dauphin Kings 34 22 41 63
Brian Harding Winnipeg Monarchs 33 24 37 61
Bob Leguilloux Dauphin Kings 29 32 24 56
Norm Cherrey Selkirk Steelers 34 27 29 56
Ken George Kenora Muskies 34 27 28 55
Terry Hart Selkirk Steelers 32 25 26 51

Awards[edit]

Trophy Winner Team
MVP
Top Goaltender
Rookie of the Year Jim Cahoon Dauphin Kings
Hockey Ability & Sportsmanship Award
Scoring Champion Dennis Schick Dauphin Kings

All-Star Teams[edit]

References[edit]