The team joined the WWHL on June 5, 2010. Its team president is Bryon Stephen. The franchise is in partnership with the Winnipeg Métis Federation to provide an opportunity to participate in ice hockey for players from all ethnic backgrounds.
In preparation of its first season, a selection camp took place in September 2010 for the beginning of the season on October 29 against the Minnesota Whitecaps. The opening match at home was on November 5 and the first victory in the history of Maple Leafs took place on Sunday, November 7 when they won 5-2 against the Edmonton Chimos. However, victories were rare for the Maple Leafs in their first season as they finished in the third rank in the classification of the WWHL and did not qualify for the qualifying rounds.