Kenora Muskies

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Kenora Thistles
1980 Thistles.jpg
City Kenora, Ontario
League Manitoba Junior Hockey League
Home arena Kenora Recreation Centre
Colours Maroon, White
Franchise history
1968-1975 Kenora Muskies
1975-1982 Kenora Thistles

The Kenora Muskies, known as the Kenora Thistles from 1975 to 1982, are a defunct Manitoba Junior Hockey League team that played in Kenora, Ontario between 1968 and 1982.

History[edit]

The Kenora Muskies were granted expansion into the Memorial Cup-eligible Manitoba Junior Hockey League in 1968. Two season later, the league was relegated to Tier II Junior A and competed for the Manitoba Centennial Cup.

The Muskies best year in the league came in 1970-71 when they finished first place in the regular season but failed to win the Turnbull Cup as playoff champions.

In 1975, the Muskies were renamed to the traditional Kenora namesake, the Thistles. The original Kenora Thistles were 1906 Stanley Cup champions.

In 1982, the Thistles folded after three progressively worse losing seasons.

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
1968-69 34 13 21 0 - 177 190 26 6th MJHL
1969-70 34 20 13 1 - 192 148 41 2nd MJHL
1970-71 48 29 16 3 - 228 179 61 1st MJHL
1971-72 47 25 22 0 - 230 223 50 4th MJHL
1972-73 48 21 26 1 - 288 296 43 6th MJHL
1973-74 48 10 38 0 - 199 343 20 9th MJHL
1974-75 48 15 33 0 - 243 331 30 8th MJHL
1975-76 52 16 32 4 - 253 217 36 9th MJHL
1976-77 52 28 24 0 - 258 244 56 4th MJHL
1977-78 52 32 18 2 - 312 233 66 4th MJHL
1978-79 45 24 20 1 - 299 274 49 5th MJHL
1979-80 46 20 25 1 - 252 278 41 6th MJHL
1980-81 47 13 31 3 - 238 327 29 7th MJHL
1981-82 48 12 35 1 - 193 297 25 8th MJHL

Playoffs[edit]

  • 1969 Lost Semi-final
Kenora Muskies defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-1
Dauphin Kings defeated Kenora Muskies 4-games-to-2
  • 1970 Lost Semi-final
Kenora Muskies defeated Portage Terriers 4-games-to-2
Dauphin Kings defeated Kenora Muskies 4-games-to-1
  • 1971 Lost Final
Kenora Muskies defeated Dauphin Kings 4-games-to-3
Kenora Muskies defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-1
St. Boniface Saints defeated Kenora Muskies 4-games-to-none
  • 1972 Lost Quarter-final
Portage Terriers defeated Kenora Muskies 4-games-to-1
  • 1973 Lost Semi-final
Kenora Muskies defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-games-to-2
Portage Terriers defeated Kenora Muskies 4-games-to-none
  • 1974 DNQ
  • 1975 DNQ
  • 1976 DNQ
  • 1977 Lost Semi-final
Kenora Thistles defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-2
Kildonan North Stars defeated Kenora Thistles 4-games-to-3
  • 1978 Lost Semi-final
Kenora Thistles defeated St. James Canadians 4-games-to-1
Kildonan North Stars defeated Kenora Thistles 4-games-to-2
  • 1979 Lost Quarter-final
Kildonan North Stars defeated Kenora Thistles 4-games-to-3
  • 1980 Lost Quarter-final
Selkirk Steelers defeated Kenora Thistles 4-games-to-none
  • 1981 Lost Quarter-final
St. Boniface Saints defeated Kenora Thistles 4-games-to-none
  • 1982 Lost Quarter-final
Fort Garry Blues defeated Kenora Thistles 4-games-to-none

Notable alumni[edit]

Muskies

Thistles

See also[edit]

External links[edit]