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Owen Murray receives Vince Leah Trophy
from Commissioner Kim Davis

The Vince Leah Memorial Trophy is presented annually to the Manitoba Junior Hockey League player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition.

Vince Leah was a sportswriter with both the Winnipeg Tribune and Winnipeg Free Press for over sixty years. For more than three decades his dedication made it possible for youngsters to play hockey. In 1934, Leah founded the Excelsiors Hockey Club; forty of those players went on to play pro hockey. Leah authored books on football and hockey, including "A History of Hockey in Manitoba".

Previously, the Gordon Petrie Memorial Trophy, donated by the staff of the King George Hospital. Petrie was a well known Manitoba hockey figure and MJHL alumni.

Hall of Famer Bobby Clarke captured the award in 1967. He had an outstanding rookie campaign, setting league records for goals, assists, and points, while leading the Flin Flon Bombers to the MJHL Championship.

Past Winners photo gallery

Vince Leah Memorial Trophy
Season Winner Team
2019-20 Carter Loney Steinbach Pistons
2018-19 Owen Murray Portage Terriers
2017-18 Justin Lee Virden Oil Capitals
2016-17 Cole Weaver Winkler Flyers
2015-16 Nick Henry Portage Terriers
2014-15 James Shearer Steinbach Pistons
2013-14 Tyler Jeanson Portage Terriers
2012-13 Tristan Keck Winkler Flyers
2011-12 Tanner Jago Winkler Flyers
2010-11 Bryn Chyzyk Dauphin Kings
2009-10 Brendan O’Donnell Winnipeg South Blues
2008-09 Jordan DePape Winnipeg Saints
2007-08 Stephan Vigier Swan Valley Stampeders
2006-07 Aaron Lewadniuk Winkler Flyers
2005-06 Jason Gregoire Winnipeg South Blues
2004-05 Matt Ostash Winkler Flyers
2003-04 Mark Magnowski Winnipeg Saints
2002-03 Andrew Jackman Portage Terriers
2001-02 Blaine Jarvis Neepawa Natives
2000-01 Mark Agnew Swan Valley Stampeders
1999-00 D.J. Huver St. James Canadians
1998-99 Myles Kuharski Neepawa Natives
1997-98 Andrew Kirk Southeast Blades
1996-97 Tyler Arnason Winnipeg South Blues
1995-96 David Burgess Winkler Flyers
1994-95 Derek Robertson Portage Terriers
1993-94 Cory Cyrenne St. Boniface Saints
1992-93 Ken Donaldson Dauphin Kings
1991-92 Ryan Smith St. James Canadians
1990-91 Brent MacMillan Portage Terriers
1989-90 Geoff Bumstead Winnipeg South Blues
1988-89 Kevin Moore St. Boniface Saints
Keith Morris Winnipeg South Blues
1987-88 Russ Romaniuk St. Boniface Saints
1986-87 Myles Hubbard Dauphin Kings
1985-86 Neil Wilkinson Selkirk Steelers
1984-85 Russ Parent Winnipeg South Blues
1983-84 Brian Foreman Fort Garry Blues
Glen Revak Kildonan North Stars
1982-83 Shane Eirickson Selkirk Steelers
1981-82 Steve Harder Winkler Flyers
1980-81 Darren Boyko St. Boniface Saints
1979-80 Bruce Eakin St. James Canadians
1978-79 Mike Mahood Kildonan North Stars
1977-78 Larry Beck Kenora Thistles
Gordon Petrie Memorial Trophy
1976-77 Bruno Rogger Brandon Travellers
1975-76 Anthony Gurniak West Kildonan North Stars
1974-75 Ken Krentz Selkirk Steelers
1973-74 ?????
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1971-72 Cal Kitching St. James Canadians
1970-71 Bill Kriski St. Boniface Saints
1969-70 Frank Turnbull Winnipeg Monarchs
1968-69 Jim Cahoon Dauphin Kings
1967-68 Wayne Chernecki West Kildonan North Stars
1966-67 Bobby Clarke Flin Flon Bombers
MJHL Rookie of the Year Award
1965-66 Chuck Lefley Winnipeg Rangers
1964-65 Bill Ramsay Winnipeg Monarchs
1963-64 ?????
1962-63 Ken Kachulak Brandon Wheat Kings
1961-62 ?????
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1959-60 George Hill Brandon Wheat Kings