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This is the 1952-53 Manitoba Junior Hockey League Season.

League Notes

League scheduled 72 games, 36 per team.
Winnipeg Black Hawks change their name to the Winnipeg Barons.

Regular Season

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
Brandon Wheat Kings 36 24 11 1 164 123 49
St. Boniface Canadiens 36 22 13 1 179 120 45
Winnipeg Monarchs 36 16 19 1 133 152 33
Winnipeg Barons 36 8 27 1 111 192 17

Playoffs

Semi-Final
St. Boniface defeated Monarchs 4-games-to-none
Manitoba Championship (Turnbull Cup)
St. Boniface defeated Brandon 4-games-to-none

Memorial Cup Playoffs

Western Canada Semi-Final
St. Boniface defeated Fort William Canadiens (TBJHL) 4-games-to-1
Western Canada Championship (Abbott Cup)
St. Boniface defeated Lethbridge Native Sons (WCJHL) 4-games-to-2 with 1 game tied
see 1952-53 Western Canada Memorial Cup Playoffs
Canada Championship (Memorial Cup)
St. Boniface lost to Barrie Flyers (OHA) 4-games-to-1 game
see 1952-53 Memorial Cup Final

League Leaders

Category Player Team Amount
Most Points Ross Jones Brandon Wheat Kings 57
Most Goals Len Thornson St. Boniface Canadiens 34
Most Assists Clare Smith Brandon Wheat Kings 32
Top Goals Against Average Hal Dalkie St. Boniface Canadiens 3.26

League Record

Record Breaker
Player Team Achievement Amount
Clare Smith Brandon Wheat Kings Most Assists--Center 32

Scoring Leaders

Rank Player Team G A Pts
1 Ross Jones Brandon Wheat Kings 31 26 57
2 Clare Smith Brandon Wheat Kings 22 32 54
3 Bunt Hubchik Brandon Wheat Kings 34 18 52
4 Len Thornson St. Boniface Canadiens 25 26 51
5 Ab McDonald St. Boniface Canadiens 27 23 50
6 Tom Rendall Winnipeg Monarchs 25 20 45
7 Leo Konyk St. Boniface Canadiens 22 20 42
8 Al Jacques Winnipeg Barons 22 19 41
9 Gary Aldcorn Winnipeg Monarchs 18 24 42
10 Gabe Pankhurst St. Boniface Canadiens 14 24 38

Winnipeg Free Press All-Star Teams

First All-Star Team
Goaltender Julian Klymkiw Brandon Wheat Kings
Defensemen Elton Taylor Winnipeg Monarchs
Bill Short St. Boniface Canadiens
Centerman Clare Smith Brandon Wheat Kings
Leftwinger Leo Konyk St. Boniface Canadiens
Rightwinger Ross Jones Brandon Wheat Kings
Coach Walter Monson Winnipeg Monarchs
Manager Peter Thompson Brandon Wheat Kings
Second All-Star Team
Goaltender Don Dawson Winnipeg Barons
Defenseman Gord Lawson Brandon Wheat Kings
Defensemen Ed Willems Winnipeg Monarchs
Frank Holliday St. Boniface Canadiens
Centerman Len Thornson St. Boniface Canadiens
Leftwinger Bunt Hubchik Brandon Wheat Kings
Rightwinger Ab McDonald St. Boniface Canadiens
Coach Bill MacKenzie Winnipeg Barons
Manager Pat Lyon Winnipeg Monarchs

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