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This is the 1966-67 season of the Canadian Major Junior Hockey League.

This was its first season. The league was formed around the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League with the addition of the Edmonton Oil Kings and the Calgary Buffalos.

The Canadian Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) did not approve of the formation of the league. Major disputes were going outside Saskatchewan to include teams from Alberta (Edmonton & Calgary) and who would administer Canadian junior hockey. The Canadian Major League wanted junior hockey run separately from the CAHA.

October 12 notice of suspension.

The CAHA suspended the league so it was not eligible for the Memorial Cup.

League Notes[]

  • League hires Frank Boucher as Commissioner.
  • League takes over Calgary Buffaloes in early November when owners stop funding team.
    League hires Alf Pike to manage and coach team.

Regular Season[]

League Standings GP W L T Pts GF GA
x Edmonton Oil Kings 56 34 12 10 78 281 188
x Estevan Bruins 56 33 18 5 71 271 197
x Regina Pats 56 31 18 7 69 324 230
x Moose Jaw Canucks 56 25 19 12 62 214 190
x Saskatoon Blades 56 25 24 7 57 280 267
x Weyburn Red Wings 56 16 30 10 42 214 269
Calgary Buffaloes 56 4 47 5 13 179 422

Playoffs[]

Quarter Finals[]

Best of 7

Semi Finals[]

Best of 9

Best of 7

Final[]

Best of 7


Awards[]

Most Valuable Player: Gerry Pinder, Saskatoon Blades
Top Scorer: Gerry Pinder, Saskatoon Blades
Most Sportsmanlike Player: Morris Stefaniw, Estevan Bruins
Defenseman of the Year: Barry Gibbs, Estevan Bruins
Rookie of the Year: Ron Garwasiuk, Regina Pats
Goaltender of the Year: Ken Brown, Moose Jaw Canucks
Regular Season Champions: Edmonton Oil Kings

All-Star Teams[]

First Team Second Team
Goal Ken Brown Moose Jaw Canucks none (Brown received all goaltender votes)
Defense Barry Gibbs Estevan Bruins Ken Hodge Moose Jaw Canucks
Ray McKay Moose Jaw Canucks Kerry Ketter Edmonton Oil Kings
Center Morris Stefaniw Estevan Bruins Jim Harrison (tied) Estevan Bruins
- - Herb Pinder (tied) Saskatoon Blades
Left Wing Gerry Pinder Saskatoon Blades Bill Lesuk Weyburn Red Wings
Right Wing Rick Sentes Regina Pats Galen Head Edmonton Oil Kings

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