This is the 1972-73 Manitoba Junior Hockey League Season.

League NotesEdit

Evan Jones Memorial Trophy for League MVP introduced.

Regular SeasonEdit

North Division
Portage Terriers 48 32 16 0 280 187 64
Kenora Muskies 48 21 26 1 288 295 43
Selkirk Steelers 48 20 26 2 202 253 42
Dauphin Kings 48 18 30 0 201 266 36
South Division
St. James Canadians 48 27 20 1 225 187 55
West Kildonan North Stars 48 25 23 0 213 228 50
St. Boniface Saints 48 24 24 0 221 221 48
Winnipeg Monarchs 48 23 25 0 261 254 46


  Division Semi-Finals Divisional Finals Turnbull Cup Championship
  1  Portage Terriers 4  
North Division
    2  Kenora Muskies 0  
2  Kenora Muskies 4
  3  Selkirk Steelers 2  
    1  Portage Terriers 4
  1  St. James Canadians 0
  2  West Kildonan 7  
3  St. Boniface Saints 9  
1  St. James Canadians 4
South Division
    3  St. Boniface Saints 0  

Note: South Division Semi-Final was a 8 point series.

Manitoba / Saskatchewan PlayoffEdit

Manitoba/Saskatchewan Junior A Playoff
Portage defeated Humboldt Broncos (SJHL) 3-games-to-2
see 1973 Manitoba/Saskatchewan Junior A Playoff

Western Canada ChampionshipEdit

Abbott Cup Championship
Portage defeated Penticton Broncos (BCJHL) 4-games-to-3
see 1973 Abbott Cup

Canada ChampionshipEdit

Centennial Cup Championship
Portage defeated Pembroke Lumber Kings (CJHL) 4-games-to-1
Portage Terriers, Canada's National Junior A Champions
see 1973 Centennial Cup

All-Star GameEdit

On February 3, the MJHL staged its All-Star game at Portage with the North Division whipping the South 3-0.

see 1973 MJHL All-Star Game

League LeadersEdit

Category Player Team Amount
Most Points Charlie Simmer Kenora Muskies 111
Most Goals Carl Haney Kenora Muskies 54
Most Assists Charlie Simmer Kenora Muskies 68
Top Goals Against Average Murray Bannerman St. James Canadians 3.51
John Memryk Portage Terriers 3.51

League RecordsEdit

Player Team Achievement Amount
Carl Haney Kenora Muskies Most Goals--Left Wing 54
Jim Gustafson Kenora Muskies Most Assists--Left Wing 55

Scoring LeadersEdit

Rank Player Team G A Pts
1 Charlie Simmer Kenora Muskies 43 68 111
2 Jim Gustafson Kenora Muskies 37 55 92
3 Carl Haney Kenora Muskies 54 36 90
4 Murray Fadden Kenora Muskies 36 53 89
5 Randy Penner Portage Terriers 46 40 86
6 Wayne Gogal Winnipeg Monarchs 38 47 85
7 Frank Leswick Portage Terriers 33 49 82
8 Ken Buchy Dauphin Kings 31 39 70
9 Kelly Secord Dauphin Kings 39 29 68
Grant Farncombe Portage Terriers 34 34 68


Trophy Winner Team
MVP Brian Engblom Winnipeg Monarchs
Top Goaltender Murray Bannerman St. James Canadians
John Memryk Portage Terriers
Rookie of the Year ?????
Hockey Ability and Sportsmanship George Newbury St. James Canadians
Scoring Champion Charlie Simmer Kenora Muskies

All-Star TeamsEdit

North Division
First All-Star Team
Goaltender John Memryk Portage Terriers
Defensemen John Hewitt Portage Terriers
Chuck Luksa Kenora Muskies
Centerman Charlie Simmer Kenora Muskies
Leftwinger Carl Haney Kenora Muskies
Rightwinger Murray Fadden Kenora Muskies
Second All-Star Team
Goaltender Ty Langton Dauphin Kings
Defensemen George Miller Portage Terriers
Bill Robertson Portage Terriers
Centerman Grant Farncombe Portage Terriers
Kelly Secord Dauphin Kings
Leftwinger Murray Thomson Selkirk Steelers
Rightwinger Frank Leswick Portage Terriers
Gord Williams Selkirk Steelers
South Division
First All-Star Team
Goaltender Norm Tesluk West Kildonan North Stars
Defensemen Brian Engblom Winnipeg Monarchs
Doug Mabb St. Boniface Saints
Centerman Wayne Gogal Winnipeg Monarchs
Leftwinger Pat Meagher St. Boniface Saints
Rightwinger Joey Cyr St. Boniface Saints
Second All-Star Team
Goaltender Murray Bannerman St. James Canadians
Defensemen Garry Bryck West Kildonan North Stars
Alan Kotowich St. Boniface Saints
Greg Tallon St. James Canadians
Centerman Jeff Dunsmore St. Boniface Saints
Leftwinger Denny Moffat St. James Canadians
Rightwinger Perry Gosselin St. James Canadians

Alumni news

in the NewsEdit

National Hockey LeagueEdit

World Hockey AssociationEdit

Duke Asmundson Bob Ash Terry Ball Jim Benzelock
Brian Cadle Ray Clearwater Jean Gauthier Ted Green
Merv Haney Dan Johnson Jim Johnson Gord Labossiere
Dunc McCallum Ab McDonald Craig Reichmouth Dunc Rousseau
Glen Sonmor Ken Stephanson Bill Sutherland Cal Swenson
Ted Taylor Gordon Tumilson Ernie Wakely Alton White
Bob Winograd Bob Woytowich

Professional PlayersEdit

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