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A photo of Kenora.

Kenora is a city of about 15,000 people in northwestern Ontario, Canada. It is located close to the Manitoba border. For that reason this city has sometimes entered teams in the Manitoba Amateur Hockey Association as well as the Thunder Bay Amateur Hockey Association.

The town of Rat Portage was renamed in 1905 by using the first two letters of itself and the neighbouring towns of Keewatin and Norman to form the present-day City of Kenora. In 2001, the towns of Kenora and Keewatin as well as the unincorporated communities of Norman and Jaffray Melick amalgamated under the Municipal Act, 2001.

The Stanley Cup was won by the Kenora Thistles hockey team in 1907. The team featured such Hall of Famers as Billy McGimsie, Tommy Phillips and Art Ross, for whom the Art Ross Trophy is named. Kenora is the smallest town to have won a major North American sports title.

Kenora hosted the 2011 Allan Cup.


  1. Manitoba Hockey Association (1905-1907)
  2. Manitoba Professional Hockey League (1907-1908) folded one game into 1907-08 season
  3. Independent Hockey League (1912-1913)
  4. Thunder Bay Junior Hockey League (1927-1930)
  5. Winnipeg and District Junior Hockey League (1930-1933) see Manitoba Junior Hockey League
  6. Manitoba Junior Hockey League (1933-1940) folded
  7. Minnesota-Ontario Hockey League (1957-1962)
  8. Manitoba Senior Hockey League (1969-1971) join Canadian Central Hockey League
  9. Saskatchewan Senior Hockey League (1970-1971) played as a guest team
  10. Canadian Central Hockey League (1971-1973) withdrew
  11. Manitoba Junior Hockey League (1975-1982) folded
  12. Hockey Northern Ontario Senior (2009-2012) go independent
  13. Independent Senior team  (2012-Present)
  1. Manitoba and Northwestern Hockey Association (1903-1904) league joins MHA
  2. Manitoba Hockey Association (1904-1905) town renamed Kenora


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