River East Royal Knights
River East Royal Knights logo.jpg
City Winnipeg, Manitoba Flag of Canada
League Manitoba Major Junior Hockey League
Founded 1981
Home arena Terry Sawchuk Memorial Arena
Colors black,purple,white away and white,gold,purple at home.
Owner(s) Barry Bonni
General manager Barry Bonni
Head coach Ryan Bonni

The River East Royal Knights are a junior ice hockey team in the Manitoba Major Junior Hockey League. Based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, the Royal Knights play their home games at Terry Sawchuk Memorial Arena.

History[edit | edit source]

East Kildonan Knights owner John Haasbeek folded his team in April 1981 after nine seasons. Haasbeek was then approached by Barry Bonni about keeping a team in the area. The two worked together and formed the new River East Royal Knights.[1]

The Knights have been to the league finals twelve times, winning seven Jack McKenzie Trophy championships.

Season by Season Record[edit | edit source]

Season GP W L T OL Pts GF GA Finish Playoffs
1981-82 42 22 20 0 - 44 232 215 2nd of 8

Won Championship

1982-83 42 25 16 1 - 51 284 218 2nd of 8
1983-84 40 18 20 2 - 38 209 226 6th of 9
1984-85 40 20 20 0 - 40 235 229 5th of 9
1985-86 42 19 19 4 - 42 251 250 5th of 8
1986-87 42 28 13 0 - 56 305 252 1st of 8 Won Championship
1987-88 42 34 6 2 - 70 332 193 1st of 8 Won Championship
1988-89 42 37 3 2 - 76 339 161 1st of 8 Won Championship
1989-90 42 35 6 1 - 71 346 200 1st of 8 Won Championship
1990-91 42 24 17 1 - 49 243 195 6th of 8
1991-92 42 28 14 0 - 56 271 186 3rd of 8
1992-93 42 33 9 0 - 66 311 151 1st of 8 Won Championship
1993-94 42 33 8 1 - 67 322 147 1st of 8
1994-95 42 33 9 0 - 66 255 161 1st of 8
1995-96 42 28 13 1 - 57 223 164 3rd of 8
1996-97 42 13 28 1 - 27 173 260 8th of 8
1997-98 42 25 15 2 - 52 230 152 2nd of 8
1998-99 42 22 19 1 - 45 208 192 4th of 8
1999-00 42 19 21 2 - 40 184 182 6th of 8
2000-01 42 19 16 3 4 45 178 170 3rd of 8 Won Championship
2001-02 45 31 12 0 2 64 240 143 2nd of 10
2002-03 45 36 7 1 1 74 231 137 2nd of 10
2003-04 45 24 18 2 1 51 183 172 3rd of 10
2004-05 45 25 17 1 2 53 191 157 4th of 10
2005-06 45 27 16 1 1 56 228 184 T-3rd of 10
2006-07 45 24 17 2 2 52 199 175 T-4th of 10
2007-08 45 25 15 1 4 55 199 160 5th of 10 Lost Semifinals
2008-09 45 21 17 - 7 49 169 171 7th of 10 Lost Quarterfinals
2009-10 45 20 22 - 3 43 146 152 6th of 10 Lost Quarterfinals
2010-11 45 11 31 - 3 25 136 230  9th of 10 Did not qualify
2011-12 40 9 25 - 6 24 116 187 T-8th of 9 Did not qualify
2012-13 45 22 19 - 4 48 169 161 T-5th of 10 Lost Semifinals
2013-14 45 21 18 - 6 48 151 150 5th of 10 Lost Quarterfinals
2014-15 45 23 19 - 3 49 159 137 6th of 10 Lost Semifinals
2015-16 45 19 23 - 3 41 159 191 T-9th of 10 Did not qualify
2016-17 45 6 39 - 0 12 114 295 10th of 10 Did not qualify
2017-18 45 18 23 - 4 40 184 192 9th of 10 Did not qualify
2018-19 45 3 40 - 2 8 97 274 10th of 10 Did not qualify
2019-20 45 4 36 - 5 13 113 245 10th of 10 Did not qualify

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Team History. Retrieved on 11 January 2015.

External links[edit | edit source]

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