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For other teams named Winnipeg Warriors, please see Winnipeg Warriors (disambiguation)

The Winnipeg Warriors were a Canadian Junior A Hockey team in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League for three seasons. They were owned by Jack Perrin Jr. and affiliated with with the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League. In 64, the St. Boniface Canadiens were assigned the north area necessitating a name change. The north included part of north Winnipeg, East Kildonan, North Kildonan, Old Kildonan, West Kildonan, and Transcona. Perrin had been owner of the Winnipeg Warriors of the professional Western Hockey League. Team colors were black and orange. The Team continued to play in the Winnipeg Arena because of its artificial ice.

In the fall of 1967, Perrin would sell both his MJHL teams to Ben Hatskin. With the NHL mandating the end of professional teams sponsoring junior teams, the Manitoba Amateur Hockey Association did not want the newly created major junior to do so either. Before granting Hatskin’s Winnipeg Jets permission to play in the Western Canada Junior League, demanded he sell his 3 MJHL teams to community-minded sports groups. The new owners renamed the franchise the West Kildonan North Stars. This ended an era of junior hockey in Manitoba.

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 GF GA Points Finish Playoffs
1964-65 MJHL 45 13 28 4 153 222 30 4th DNQ
1965-66 MJHL 48 19 22 7 207 229 45 2nd Lost Semi Final
1966-67 MJHL 58 10 45 3 163 391 23 7th DNQ

League Record

Season Player Category Amount
1964-65 Doug Overton Most Assists--Left Wing 38

Award Winners, League Leaders, & All-Stars

Season Player Achievement
1964-65 Ken Sucharski Scoring Champion
First All-Star Team
Doug Overton Most Assists
First All-Star Team
Bill Cooper First All-Star Team
Gary Thornton Second All-Star Team
1965-66 Mel Shewchuk First All-Star Team
Ken Sucharski Second All-Star Team

NHL Draft Picks

Draft Year Player Drafted by Round Overall
1969 Wayne Chernecki Detroit Red Wings 4 45