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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 Record[edit | edit source]
Note: click on season for team rosters.
|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|
|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 Awards[edit | edit source]
|Top Scorer||Jim Benzelock|
|Rookie of the Year||Nels Jacobson|
|Top Scorer||Doug Smith|
|Rookie of the Year||Jim Hargreaves|
|Fan Favorite||Brian Cadle|
|Top Scorer||Chris Oddleifson|
|Rookie of the Year||Ross Butler|