Manitoba Maple Leafs

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Manitoba Maple Leafs
Manitoba Maple Leafs.jpeg
City Winnipeg, Manitoba
League Western Women's Hockey League
Founded 2010 (2010)
Home arena MTS Iceplex
Colours Black, Red and White
General manager Bryon Stephen & Chantal Laroque
Head coach Jill Mathez

The Manitoba Maple Leafs are a professional women's ice hockey team in the Western Women's Hockey League (WWHL). The team play its home games at the MTS Iceplex in Winnipeg, Canada.

History[edit]

The team joined the WWHL on June 5, 2010.[1] Its team president is Bryon Stephen.[2] 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.[3]

2010-11[edit]

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.[4] 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.[5] 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.

2011-12[edit]

The Canadian Women's Hockey League announced on April 19, 2011, that it would merge with the Western Women's Hockey League for the 2011-12 season. The merger would feature one team based in Edmonton and Calgary and would be combination of the former WWHL franchises the Edmonton Chimos and Strathmore Rockies. The team would play their games in various locations around Alberta.[6]

The Manitoba Maple Leafs and the Minnesota Whitecaps continue to be active teams and are playing a number of exhibition games as the league expands to include several new teams.

Season-by-season[edit]

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Year GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
2010-11 12 1 11 0 0 31 80 2

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, Pts = Points.

Season standing[edit]

Year Regular Season Playoffs
2010-11 3rd no participation to playoff

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