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Winnipeg Blues
Winnipeg Blues logo (2019).jpg
City: Winnipeg, Manitoba
League: Manitoba Junior
Hockey League
Founded: 1970
Home Arena: The Rink Training Centre
General Manager: Taras McEwen
Head Coach: Taras McEwen
Franchise history
1930-1976: Winnipeg Monarchs
1975-1977: Assiniboine Park Monarchs
1977-1978: Winnipeg Monarchs
1978-1984: Fort Garry Blues
1984-2010: Winnipeg South Blues
Championships
Playoff Championships: 1982, 1986, 1988, 1989,
1995, 2006, 2014

The Winnipeg Blues are a Canadian Junior A hockey team from Winnipeg, Manitoba. They are members of Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL), and Canadian Junior Hockey League.

The MJHL franchise originated as the Winnipeg Monarchs in 1930. However, the team’s roots actual go back to the Fort Garry Blues of the Manitoba Major Junior Hockey League. Where the Blues were inaugural members, and after 4 straight championships purchased the Monarchs on May 18,1978. The team would continue to play out of the Winnipeg suburb of Fort Garry at the Century Arena.

A consortium of 20 prominent Winnipeggers led by George Ulyatt purchased the team in 1984, renaming them the Winnipeg South Blues. The ownership group included Winnipeg Jets general manager John Ferguson.

For the 2010-11 season, the team moved into the new MTS Iceplex, located in the west end of the city, and shortened it’s name to Winnipeg Blues.

In 2019, 50 Below Sports + Entertainment Inc, owners of the Western Hockey League's Winnipeg Ice purchased the team. The Blues relocated to The Rink Training Centre in the Rural Municipality of Macdonald, just outside of the city.

see Blues History






Season-by-Season Record[]

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

Season League GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts Finish Playoffs
1970-71 MMJHL 32 22 7 3 - 241 208 47 2nd ?
1971-72 MMJHL 30 17 11 2 - 135 107 36 4th ?
1972-73 MMJHL 35 17 14 4 - 177 161 38 3rd ?
1973-74 MMJHL 35 7 21 7 - 118 170 21 8th ?
1974-75 MMJHL 37 16 16 5 - 174 191 37 6th Won League
1975-76 MMJHL 36 22 10 4 - 165 165 48 3rd Won League
1976-77 MMJHL 42 30 7 5 - 250 151 65 1st Won League
1977-78 MMJHL 42 28 7 7 - 246 155 63 1st Won League
1978-79 MJHL 47 12 34 1 - 196 302 25 5th South DNQ
1979-80 MJHL 48 29 19 0 - 271 228 58 3rd South Lost Div Semi
1980-81 MJHL 48 22 25 1 - - - 45 3rd South Lost Div Semi
1981-82 MJHL 48 38 9 1 - 310 167 77 1st South Won League
1981-82 Turnbull Cup 3 3 0 - - 30 7 - - Won Series
1981-82 Anavet Cup 6 2 4 - - 25 40 - - Lost Series
1982-83 MJHL 48 31 16 1 - 255 199 63 2nd South Lost Div Final
1983-84 MJHL 48 33 15 0 - 242 176 66 1st South Lost Div Final
1984-85 MJHL 48 37 10 1 - 292 174 75 1st South Lost Final
1985-86 MJHL 48 36 12 0 - 312 157 72 1st South Won League
1985-86 Anavet Cup 7 4 3 - - 23 23 - - Won Series
Abbott Cup 5 1 4 - - 16 31 - - Lost Series
1986-87 MJHL 48 27 20 1 - - - 55 2nd South Lost Final
1987-88 MJHL 48 32 16 0 - 253 192 64 1st South Won League
1987-88 Anavet Cup 4 0 4 - - 10 17 - - Lost Series
1988-89 MJHL 48 34 8 6 - 286 178 74 1st South Won League
1988-89 Anavet Cup 5 1 4 - - 28 31 - - Lost Series
1989-90 MJHL 52 36 16 0 - - - 72 1st South Lost Div Semi
1990-91 MJHL 48 30 17 1 - 246 212 61 1st South Lost Final
1991-92 MJHL 48 17 29 0 2 219 246 36 3rd South Lost Div Final
1992-93 MJHL 48 19 25 1 3 207 234 42 3rd South Lost Div Final
1993-94 MJHL 55 33 21 0 1 --- --- 67 3rd Addison Lost Div Semi
1994-95 MJHL 56 25 26 3 2 207 230 55 2nd Addison Won League
1994-95 Anavet Cup 6 4 2 - - 23 22 - - Won Series
1994-95 Centennial Cup 5 2 3 - - 18 22 - 3rd Lost Semi
1995-96 MJHL 56 21 28 4 3 246 267 49 4th Addison Lost Div Final
1996-97 MJHL 56 19 32 3 2 240 282 43 4th Addison Lost Div Semi
1997-98 MJHL 62 30 30 0 2 247 259 62 1st Addison Lost Div Final
1998-99 MJHL 62 27 33 0 2 223 289 56 3rd Addison Lost Final
1999-00 MJHL 64 38 20 - 6 281 239 82 1st Addison Lost Final
2000-01 MJHL 64 29 27 - 8 221 252 66 3rd Addison Lost Div Final
2001-02 MJHL 64 31 28 - 5 237 246 67 3rd Addison Lost Div Semi
2002-03 MJHL 64 30 29 - 5 234 227 65 4th Addison Lost Div Final
2003-04 MJHL 64 25 31 6 2 252 248 58 4th Addison Lost Div Semi
2004-05 MJHL 63 32 23 6 2 251 217 72 2nd Addison Lost Div Final
2005-06 MJHL 63 39 20 3 1 245 198 82 1st Addison Won League
2005-06 Anavet Cup 5 1 4 - - 10 18 - - Lost Series
2006-07 MJHL 63 40 16 4 3 251 171 87 2nd Addison Lost Div Semi
2007-08 MJHL 62 38 17 - 7 260 228 83 3rd Addison Lost Div Semi
2008-09 MJHL 62 20 42 - 0 195 313 40 4th Addison DNQ
2009-10 MJHL 62 27 27 - 8 211 242 62 4th Addison Lost Div Semi
2010-11 MJHL 62 18 32 - 12 215 284 48 4th Addison DNQ
2011-12 MJHL 62 38 19 - 5 249 202 81 2nd Addison Lost Div Final
2012-13 MJHL 60 45 14 - 1 266 164 91 1st Addison Lost Div Final
2013-14 MJHL 60 31 23 - 6 198 172 68 4th Addison Won League
2013-14 Western Canada Cup 4 1 3 - - 10 12 - 5th DNQ
2014-15 MJHL 60 38 15 - 7 227 176 83 3rd Lost Semi
2015-16 MJHL 60 32 18 - 10 210 168 74 5th Lost Semi
2016-17 MJHL 60 27 27 - 6 190 199 60 6th Lost Quarter Final
2017-18 MJHL 60 31 22 - 7 213 218 69 6th Lost Semi
2018-19 MJHL 60 31 22 - 7 193 177 69 6th Lost Quarter Final
2019-20 MJHL in progress

Team / Franchise Records[]

Achievement Player Season Amount
Most Points Dean Fedorchuk 1989-90 143

CJHL Player of the Year[]

Season Player Category
1997-98 Jedd Crumb MJHL Player of the Year
co-runner-up
CJAHL Player of the Year
2004-05 Ryan Garbutt MJHL Player of the Year
2006-07 Brant Hilton MJHL Player of the Year

NHL Alumni[]

Tyler Arnason Lonny Bohonos Garnet Exelby John Ferguson
Ryan Garbutt Kevin Hodson Mike Keane Sheldon Kennedy
Grant Ledyard Duvie Westcott Dale Weise

NHL Draft Picks[]

Draft Year Player Drafted by Round Overall
1985 John Ferguson Montreal Canadiens 12 247
1986 Russ Parent New York Rangers 11 219
Paul Thompson New York Islanders 12 248
1988 Sheldon Kennedy Detroit Red Wings 4 80
1989 Kevin Kaiser Quebec Nordiques 5 85
1990 Keith Morris Winnipeg Jets 12 245
1995 Colin O'Hara New Jersey Devils 9 226
1997 Matt Cockell Vancouver Canucks 5 117
1998 Tyler Arnason Chicago Blackhawks 7 183
1999 Garnet Exelby Atlanta Thrashers 8 217
2005 Myles Rumsey Calgary Flames 7 221
2006 Dane Crowley Tampa Bay Lightning 6 168
2007 Jason Gregoire New York Islanders 3 76
2008 Dale Weise New York Rangers 4 111
2010 Brendan O’Donnell Tampa Bay Lightning 6 156
Peter Stoykewych Atlanta Thrashers 7 199
2012 Travis Brown Chicago Blackhawks 5 149

Blues Lists[]

logo as Winnipeg South Blues
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