Île-des-Chênes North Stars

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Île-des-Chênes North Stars
City Île-des-Chênes, Manitoba
League Independent
Hanover-Tache Hockey League
Operated Unknown–2011, 2015–present
Home arena Île-des-Chênes Arena
Colours Green, Red, and White
Franchise history
Unknown-2006 Île-des-Chênes North Stars
2006-2007 Brandon North Stars
2007-2010 Steinbach North Stars
2010-2011 Île-des-Chênes North Stars
2015-present Île-des-Chênes North Stars

The Île-des-Chênes North Stars are a Canadian senior ice hockey team based out of Ile des Chenes, Manitoba. The North Stars were Allan Cup champions in 2003.


Longtime members of the now-defunct Hanover-Tache Hockey League, the Île-des-Chênes North Stars now play as an independent team under the jurisdiction of Hockey Manitoba.

The North Stars made their first Allan Cup appearance at the 1998 Allan Cup. They captured their first national championship at the 2003 Allan Cup in Dundas, Ontario. A member of this team was former National Hockey League player Pat Falloon.[1]

In 2006, the North Stars relocated to Brandon, Manitoba for one season. This was followed by three seasons playing out of the T.G. Smith Centre in Steinbach, Manitoba, where they hosted the 2009 Allan Cup. The Steinbach North Stars roster that season included former NHL players Theoren Fleury and Greg Hawgood.

In 2010, the North Stars returned to Île-des-Chênes and attempted to qualify for the 2011 Allan Cup, but lost to their local rivals, the South East Prairie Thunder, in the provincial playdowns. The North Stars ceased operations after the 2010–2011 season, but returned for the 2015–16 season to participate in the 2016 Allan Cup in Steinbach.[2]

The 2003 Allan Cup championship team has been inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame under the team category.[3]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "News Release #NR.030". Hockey Canada. April 14, 2003. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Allan Cup lands primary sponsor". The Carillon. 3 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Hockey Hall of Fame - Class of 2013, Steinbachonline.com, 15 April 2013, retrieved 16 April 2013