Winnipeg Saints

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Winnipeg Saints
Winnipeg Saints.png
City Winnipeg, Manitoba
League Manitoba Junior Hockey League
Division Addison Division
Operated 1967-2012
Colours Black, Red, White
Franchise history
1956-1957 Winnipeg Rangers
1957-1958 Brandon Rangers
1958-1959 Transcona Rangers
1959-1967 Winnipeg Rangers
1967-2000 St.Boniface Saints
2000-2012 Winnipeg Saints
2012-Present Virden Oil Capitals

The Winnipeg Saints were a Manitoba Junior Hockey League team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. For most of its existence, the team was known as the St. Boniface Saints. The franchise exists today as the Virden Oil Capitals.

History[edit]

The St. Boniface Saints were formed in 1967 when the Winnipeg Rangers were purchased by a local group and relocated to St. Boniface. The Saints won three Turnbull Cups as Manitoba Junior ‘A’ champions (1971, 1981, and 1994), and the Anavet Cup in 1971.

The team became the Winnipeg Saints in 2000 after moving to the Dakota Community Centre in south Winnipeg, which would be their home until the end of the 2009-2010 season. After playing one season out of St. Adolphe arena, the Saints returned to Winnipeg, playing out of the St. James Civic Centre during the 2011-2012 season.[1]

In the spring of 2012, the Saints franchise was purchased by a group from Virden and subsequently relocated to the southwestern Manitoba town for the start of the 2012-13 season.[2]

Notable Saints alumni include Mike Ridley, Colton Orr, Russ Romaniuk, and Travis Hamonic.

List of Championships[edit]

Championship Years Won
Turnbull Cup 1966, 1971, 1981, & 1994
Anavet Cup 1971

Season-by-season record[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA Points Finish Playoffs
1956-57 29 7 21 1 - 95 203 15 3rd MJHL
1957-58 30 10 20 0 - 128 193 20 4th MJHL
1958-59 32 10 19 3 - 110 166 23 4th MJHL
1959-60 32 10 21 1 - 100 144 21 4th MJHL
1960-61 32 21 11 0 - 157 120 42 2nd MJHL Won League
1961-62 40 16 20 4 - 128 150 36 4th MJHL
1962-63 40 11 25 4 - 141 196 26 5th MJHL
1963-64 30 15 12 3 - 120 91 33 3rd MJHL
1964-65 45 21 18 6 - 202 170 48 2nd MJHL
1965-66 48 27 16 5 - 219 186 59 1st MJHL Won League
1966-67 57 34 19 4 - 263 201 74 3rd MJHL
1967-68 36 18 17 1 - 157 152 37 2nd MJHL
1968-69 34 18 14 2 - 145 126 38 4th MJHL
1969-70 34 11 19 4 - 152 176 26 7th MJHL
1970-71 48 19 22 7 - 208 195 45 6th MJHL Won League, Won AC
1971-72 48 22 24 2 - 200 214 46 5th MJHL
1972-73 48 24 24 0 - 221 225 48 4th MJHL
1973-74 47 28 18 1 - 228 188 57 5th MJHL
1974-75 48 23 25 0 - 234 251 46 6th MJHL
1975-76 52 30 18 4 - 244 209 64 2nd MJHL
1976-77 52 23 27 2 - 225 262 48 5th MJHL
1977-78 52 31 21 0 - 289 260 62 5th MJHL
1978-79 48 21 26 1 - 227 225 43 7th MJHL
1979-80 48 32 15 1 - 294 214 65 2nd MJHL
1980-81 48 41 6 1 - 342 164 83 1st MJHL Won League
1981-82 48 30 18 0 - 284 232 60 3rd MJHL
1982-83 48 33 14 1 - 369 242 67 2nd MJHL
1983-84 48 17 31 0 - 238 266 34 6th MJHL
1984-85 48 17 29 2 - 215 278 36 8th MJHL
1985-86 48 29 19 0 - 317 265 58 5th MJHL
1986-87 48 31 17 0 - 306 273 62 2nd MJHL
1987-88 48 32 16 0 - 275 215 64 3rd MJHL
1988-89 48 29 10 9 - 290 209 67 2nd MJHL
1989-90 52 3 48 1 - 175 427 7 10th MJHL
1990-91 48 15 32 1 - 212 267 31 7th MJHL
1991-92 48 21 26 0 1 202 228 43 6th MJHL
1992-93 48 26 19 2 1 197 189 55 3rd MJHL
1993-94 56 38 16 1 1 -- -- 78 1st MJHL Won League
1994-95 56 43 10 2 1 283 160 90 1st MJHL
1995-96 56 33 18 2 3 244 215 71 2nd MJHL
1996-97 55 24 29 1 1 245 272 50 6th MJHL
1997-98 62 22 37 2 1 214 262 47 9th MJHL
1998-99 62 26 33 2 1 239 319 55 7th MJHL
1999-00 64 21 40 - 3 230 372 45 11th MJHL
2000-01 64 33 28 - 3 281 263 69 6th MJHL
2001-02 64 20 40 - 4 178 293 44 11th MJHL
2002-03 64 23 34 - 7 225 278 53 10th MJHL
2003-04 64 33 29 - 2 267 238 68 7th MJHL
2004-05 63 28 24 - 11 214 209 67 8th MJHL
2005-06 63 37 20 - 6 279 206 80 4th MJHL
2006-07 63 31 31 - 1 259 281 63 6th MJHL
2007-08 62 45 14 - 3 345 191 93 2nd MJHL Lost Final
2008-09 62 48 11 - 3 381 192 99 1st MJHL Lost Addison 1st Rd
2009-10 62 36 19 - 7 228 199 79 3rd MJHL Lost Final
2010-11 62 31 30 - 1 225 229 63 8th MJHL Lost Quarter-final
2011-12 62 34 22 - 6 230 215 74 6th MJHL Lost Final

Playoffs[edit]

St. Boniface Saints defeated West Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-3
St. Boniface Saints defeated St. James Canadians 4-games-to-none
St. Boniface Saints defeated Kenora Muskies 4-games-to-none MJHL CHAMPIONS
St. Boniface Saints defeated Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL) 4-games-to-2 MAN/SASK CHAMPIONS
Red Deer Rustlers (AJHL) defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-none
  • 1972 Lost Quarter-final
West Kildonan North Stars defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-1
  • 1973 Lost Semi-final
St. Boniface Saints defeated West Kildonan North Stars 9-points-to-7
St. James Canadians defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-none
  • 1974 Lost Semi-final
St. Boniface Saints defeated St. James Canadians 4-games-to-2
West Kildonan North Stars defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-none
  • 1975 Lost Quarter-final
St. James Canadians defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-none
  • 1976 Lost Quarter-final
St. James Canadians defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-1
  • 1977 Lost Quarter-final
Kenora Thistles defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-2
  • 1978 Lost Quarter-final
Kildonan North Stars defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-1
  • 1979 Lost Semi-final
St. Boniface Saints defeated St. James Canadians 4-games-to-1
Kildonan North Stars defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-none
  • 1980 Lost Quarter-final
Kildonan North Stars defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-2
  • 1981 Won League, Won Turnbull Cup, Lost Anavet Cup
St. Boniface Saints defeated Kenora Thistles 4-games-to-none
St. Boniface Saints defeated St. James Canadians 4-games-to-1
St. Boniface Saints defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-1 MJHL CHAMPIONS
St. Boniface Saints defeated Thompson King Miners (NJHL) 3-games-to-none TURNBULL CUP CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders (SJHL) defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-1
  • 1982 Lost Semi-final
St. Boniface Saints defeated St. James Canadians 4-games-to-2
Fort Garry Blues defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-none
  • 1983 Lost Final
St. Boniface Saints defeated Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-none
St. Boniface Saints defeated Fort Garry Blues 4-games-to-2
Dauphin Kings defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-1
  • 1984 Lost Quarter-final
Kildonan North Stars defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-none
  • 1985 Lost Quarter-final
Selkirk Steelers defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-1
  • 1986 Lost Quarter-final
St. James Canadians defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-3
  • 1987 Lost Semi-final
St. Boniface Saints defeated Steinbach Hawks 4-games-to-none
Winnipeg South Blues defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-none
  • 1988 Lost Quarter-final
St. James Canadians defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-1
  • 1989 Lost Quarter-final
Kildonan North Stars defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-none
  • 1990 DNQ
  • 1991 Lost Quarter-final
St. James Canadians defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-3
  • 1992 Lost Quarter-final
Winnipeg South Blues defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-2
  • 1993 Lost Final
St. Boniface Saints defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-none
St. Boniface Saints defeated Winnipeg South Blues 4-games-to-1
Dauphin Kings defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-none
St. Boniface Saints defeated Southeast Blades 4-games-to-1
St. Boniface Saints defeated St. James Canadians 4-games-to-1
St. Boniface Saints defeated Winkler Flyers 4-games-to-2 MJHL CHAMPIONS
Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL) defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-3
  • 1995 Lost Semi-final
St. Boniface Saints defeated Southeast Blades 4-games-to-none
Winnipeg South Blues defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-3
  • 1996 Lost Quarter-final
Winnipeg South Blues defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-3
  • 1997 Lost Quarter-final
Selkirk Steelers defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-3
  • 1998 Lost Quarter-final
Winnipeg South Blues defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-3
  • 1999 Lost Semi-final
St. Boniface Saints defeated St. James Canadians 4-games-to-2
Winnipeg South Blues defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-3
  • 2000 DNQ
  • 2001 Lost Quarter-final
Winnipeg South Blues defeated Winnipeg Saints 4-games-to-3
  • 2002 DNQ
  • 2003 DNQ
  • 2004 Lost Semi-final
Winnipeg Saints defeated Winkler Flyers 4-games-to-2
Selkirk Steelers defeated Winnipeg Saints 4-games-to-2
  • 2005 Lost Quarter-final
Selkirk Steelers defeated Winnipeg Saints 4-games-to-1
  • 2006 Lost Quarter-final
Selkirk Steelers defeated Winnipeg Saints 4-games-to-2
  • 2007 Lost Semi-final
Winnipeg Saints defeated Winnipeg South Blues 4-games-to-3
Selkirk Steelers defeated Winnipeg Saints 4-games-to-none
  • 2008 Lost Final
Winnipeg Saints defeated Winnipeg South Blues 4-games-to-1
Winnipeg Saints defeated Winkler Flyers 4-games-to-1
Portage Terriers defeated Winnipeg Saints 4-games-to-1
  • 2009 Lost Semi-final
Winnipeg Saints defeated Neepawa Natives 4-games-to-none
Selkirk Steelers defeated Winnipeg Saints 4-games-to-2
  • 2010 Lost Final
Winnipeg Saints defeated Winnipeg South Blues 4-games-to-none
Winnipeg Saints defeated Winkler Flyers 4-games-to-none
Dauphin Kings defeated Winnipeg Saints 4-games-to-none
  • 2011 Lost Quarter-final
Selkirk Steelers defeated Winnipeg Saints 4-games-to-1
  • 2012 Lost Final
Winnipeg Saints defeated Dauphin Kings 4-games-to-1
Winnipeg Saints defeated OCN Blizzard 4-games-to-2
Portage Terriers defeated Winnipeg Saints 4-games-to-1

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bessen, Allan (2011-06-09). "Portage Terriers change divisions". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 2011-06-25. 
  2. ^ "Winnipeg Saints headed to Virden". Winnipeg Free Press.