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Winnipeg Monarchs
Winnipeg Monarchs
City: Winnipeg, Manitoba
League: Western Canada
Hockey League
Operated: 1967-1977
Home Arena: Winnipeg Arena
Franchise history
1967-73: Winnipeg Jets
1973-76: Winnipeg Clubs
1976-77: Winnipeg Monarchs

The Winnipeg Monarchs were a Canadian Major Junior hockey team from Winnipeg, Manitoba and were members of the Western Canada Hockey League. Original named the Jets and owed by Ben Hatskin.
In 1971, Hatskin brought professional hockey back to Winnipeg with a World Hockey Association franchise, which he also named the Jets. Hatskin sold the Junior Jets in 1973 to a group led by Gerry Brisson.
A sponsorship deal with Club Beer, gave the team a new name, the Winnipeg Clubs. In 1976, the Club agreement expired and was not renewed because of poor attendance. Brisson also owed the MJHL Monarchs, which had switch their name from Winnipeg to Assiniboine Park, this allowed the WCHL club to become the Winnipeg Monarchs. Monarchs were the city's oldest hockey moniker, originating in 1903.
In 1977, the Monarchs moved to Calgary to become the Wranglers.

Season-by-Season RecordEdit

Note: click on season for team rosters.

Season League GP W L T GF GA Points Finish Playoffs
1967-68 WCJHL 60 27 26 7 275 294 61 6th Lost Quarter Final
1968-69 WCHL 60 29 31 0 290 268 58 3rd East Lost Div Semi Final
1969-70 WCHL 60 25 33 2 226 235 52 3rd East Lost Div Final
1970-71 WCHL 66 31 32 3 278 269 65 3rd East Lost Div Final
1971-72 WCHL 68 24 43 1 238 273 49 6th East DNQ
1972-73 WCHL 68 16 42 10 288 372 42 6th East DNQ
1973-74 WCHL 68 23 38 7 258 338 53 6th East DNQ
1974-75 WCHL 70 23 35 12 265 366 58 5th East DNQ
1975-76 WCHL 72 27 39 6 302 378 60 4th East Lost Qtr Final
1976-77 WCHL 72 31 34 7 341 384 69 2nd Central Lost Qtr Final

Team AwardsEdit

Trophy Winner
1968
MVP Jim Pritchard
Top Scorer Jim Benzelock
Rookie of the Year Nels Jacobson
1969
MVP Merlin Jenner
Top Scorer Doug Smith
Rookie of the Year Jim Hargreaves
Neil Komadoski
Fan Favorite Brian Cadle
1970
MVP Chris Oddleifson
Top Scorer Chris Oddleifson
Rookie of the Year Ross Butler
Sportsmanship Brian Howie

NHL alumniEdit

WHA alumniEdit

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