Manitoba is one of Canada's 10 provinces, with a population of 1,182,921 (2007) . It was officially recognized by the Federal Government in 1870 as separate from the Northwest Territories, and became the first Province created from the Territories. It is the eastern most of the three Prairie Provinces. The word "Manitoba" is etymologically related to the native word "manitou" which means spirit. Manitoba, in the Red River area, contained the first western colony and settlement area of Canada.
Hockey in ManitobaEdit
The Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League, play in Winnipeg at the MTS Centre. The Brandon Wheat Kings are longtime members of the Major Junior circuit, Western Hockey League. In Junior 'A', Manitoba boasts twelve teams, plus a Junior B, Junior C and Junior Womens loop. Manitoba also boasts 2 Midget AAA leagues, and in senior, 5 leagues.
Hockey Manitoba is the governing body of all amateur ice hockey in Manitoba, Canada. Hockey Manitoba is a branch affiliate of Hockey Canada, and was founded in 1914 as the Manitoba Amateur Hockey Association.
Each season, Hockey Manitoba hosts the Minor Hockey Provincial Championships. Approximately 35 communites across the province host provincial tournaments as 400 team entries and 6,000 players compete for a chance to win a Provincial Championship. Various provincial categories are held in both male and female hockey in the Atom, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget age divisions.
- The Beginning 1890
- The 1891-82 Season
- Junior Action 1891-92
- College Games 1891-92
- The Stanley Cup 1896
|Team Canada||Team Canada West||Team Manitoba||Other Countries|
Famous Hockey PlayersEdit
Towns of ManitobaEdit
|Portage la Prairie||12,976||12,728|
|Table source: Statistics Canada|
|Alberta - British Columbia - Manitoba - Newfoundland and Labrador - New Brunswick|
| Nova Scotia - Ontario - Prince Edward Island - Québec - Saskatchewan
|Territories: Northwest Territories - Nunavut - Yukon|