The St. Boniface Canadiens were a Canadian Junior A hockey team from St. Boniface, Manitoba. They were members of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League for 13 seasons. In 1951, a group headed by Larry Desjardins purchased the St. James Hockey Club's MJHL franchise. The team was affiliated with the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League. Team colors were the same as the NHL Canadiens. Jack Perrin purchased the club in 57, and a year later ended the team's relationship with the NHL Canadiens. Instead, linked the Team with his Winnipeg Warriors of the Western Hockey League. In 59, Perrin affiliated all of his teams with the Boston Bruins of the NHL. In 64, the Canadiens were assigned the north area and were renamed the Winnnipeg Warriors.
For the first half of the fifty's, all Winnipeg area MJHL teams played at the Amphitheatre. Both the Canadiens and Monarchs played in the brand new Winnipeg Arena for the 55-56 season. The following season they played at the revitalized Olympic Rink, staying for 4 seasons. Then back to the Winnipeg Arena for another 4.
Season-by-Season Record[edit | edit source]
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|1951-52||MJHL||36||18||17||1||130||112||37||3rd||Lost Semi Final|
|1952-53||Memorial Cup||12||8||3||1||64||49||-||-||Won Abbott Cup|
|Memorial Cup||5||1||4||-||20||29||-||-||Lost Final|
|1953-54||Memorial Cup||8||3||4||1||39||40||-||-||Lost West Semi Final|
|1955-56||Memorial Cup||6||2||4||-||19||29||-||-||Lost West Semi Final|
|1957-58||Memorial Cup||11||6||5||-||53||57||-||-||Lost West Final|
|1959-60||MJHL||31||21||9||1||140||88||43||2nd||Lost Semi Final|
|1960-61||MJHL||32||10||21||1||141||191||21||4th||Lost Semi Final|
|1961-62||MJHL||40||17||17||6||135||152||40||3rd||Lost Semi Final|
League Records[edit | edit source]
|1954-55||Bill Sutherland||Most Assists--Center||35|
|1956-57||Ray Brunel||Most Points||105|
|1957-58||Claude Normandeau||Most Goals--Right Wing||41|