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Pembina Valley Twisters
Pembina Valley Twisters logo
City Morris, Manitoba Flag of Canada
League Manitoba Major Junior Hockey League
Founded 2001
Home arena Morris Multiplex
Colors White, black, and red
Owner(s) Dale Rempel
General manager Tyler Reiner
Head coach Ryan Dyck
The Pembina Valley Twisters are a Canadian junior ice hockey team currently based in Morris, Manitoba, Canada. A member of the Manitoba Major Junior Hockey League (MMJHL), the Twisters play their home games at Morris Arena.

HistoryEdit

The Pembina Valley Twisters first skated into existence in September 2001, founded by Glenn Cordy and Kerry Lines. Glenn and Kerry coached the Sanford Sabers High School Hockey Team during the 2000–01 season. At the conclusion of an emotional season it was realized that the graduating players did not have a place to continue playing outside the "Winkler Flyers" and a Junior B team in St. Malo, Manitoba. Thus the founding of the team in 2001.

The first four years were played in Oak Bluff. The first coach was Danny McDonald.

The third and fourth years were led by Rick Smith and his coaching staff. During both seasons, the Twisters competed and made the playoffs. Concluding the fourth season, as was the case with Danny McDonald, Rick Smith stepped down as head coach. Rick's efforts did not go unnoticed as the Twisters were now on the verge of taking the next step, competing for a league championship.

After our fourth season Glen Munford contacted Kerry Lines inquiring about an expansion franchise for Morris. That was not possible, as sharing the existing geographic area would not work. The other possibility was proposed, moving the Twisters to the Town of Morris. After several discussions and after partaking in the Stampede Parade, it was unanimously decided to move the franchise to Morris. The existing ownership group of Kerry, Don Boyd and Doug Ushakas now joined Glen Munford and Dale Rempel to make up the new ownership group.

The Twisters entered the fifth year with Doug Ushakas behind the bench as head coach. The previous two seasons were as an assistant to Rick Smith. After an off season recruiting program, the Twisters were eliminated during the first round of playoffs.

League championships Edit

Jack Mackenzie Trophy (playoffs) Edit

  • 2007-08, 2012-13, 2018-19[1]

Art Moug Trophy (regular season) Edit

  • 2009-10, 2018-19, 2019-20

Coaches Edit

  • Danny McDonard (2001-03)
  • Rick Smith (2003-05)
  • Doug Ushakas (2005-07)
  • Garth Shindle (2009-12)
  • Derek Mohr (2012-present)

Season-by-Season RecordEdit

Note: click on season for team rosters or on league for direct link to that season.

Season League GP W L T OL GF GA Pts Finish Playoffs
2001-02 MMJHL 45 11 33 0 1 173 282 23 9th Did not qualify
2002-03 MMJHL 45 12 29 3 1 161 239 28 10th Did not qualify
2003-04 MMJHL 45 16 21 4 4 164 176 40 5th
2004-05 MMJHL 45 18 20 2 5 181 188 43 7th
2005-06 MMJHL 45 26 15 1 3 211 164 56 4th
2006-07 MMJHL 45 25 18 1 1 214 178 52 4th
2007-08 MMJHL 45 33 10 1 1 260 135 68 2nd Won Championship
2008-09 MMJHL 45 32 12 - 1 208 138 65 2nd
2009-10 MMJHL 45 35 7 - 3 203 102 73 1st
2010-11 MMJHL 45 32 8 - 5 219 127 69 3rd
2011-12 MMJHL 40 21 16 - 3 141 155 45 6th
2012-13 MMJHL 45 29 12 - 4 203 139 62 4th Won Championship
2013-14 MMJHL 45 33 12 - 0 182 115 66 3rd Lost Semifinals
2014-15 MMJHL 45 29 11 - 5 195 138 63 3rd Lost Quarterfinals
2015-16 MMJHL 45 27 12 - 6 179 139 60 3rd Lost Final
2016-17 MMJHL 45 25 16 - 4 177 149 54 4th Lost Semifinals
2017-18 MMJHL 45 18 23 - 4 184 192 40 9th Did not qualify
2018-19 MMJHL 45 35 6 - 4 244 149 74 1stWon Championship
2019-20 MMJHL 45 35 7 - 3 200 109 73 1stPlayoffs cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

References Edit

  1. Twisters Win MMJHL Title (22 April 2013).

External links Edit

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