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

League Notes

League schedules 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 1 132 152 33
Winnipeg Barons 36 8 27 1 111 191 17

Playoffs

Semi-Final
St. Boniface defeated Monarchs 4-games-to-none
Turnbull Cup Championship
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 Final (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 34
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 34

Scoring Leaders

Rank Player Team G A Pts
1 Ross Jones Brandon Wheat Kings 31 26 57
2 Clare Smith Brandon Wheat Kings 22 34 56
3 Len Thornson St. Boniface Canadiens 34 17 51
Bunt Hubchik Brandon Wheat Kings 25 26 51
5 Ab McDonald St. Boniface Canadiens 26 24 50
6 Tom Rendall Winnipeg Monarchs 25 21 46
7 Leo Konyk St. Boniface Canadiens 22 22 44
8 Al Jacques Winnipeg Barons 22 20 42
9 Gary Aldcorn Winnipeg Monarchs 18 23 41
10 Gabe Pankhurst St. Boniface Canadiens 15 25 40

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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