Kildonan North Stars

The Kildonan North Stars were a Canadian Junior ice hockey Team in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League from Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Kildonan North Stars
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CityWinnipeg, Manitoba
LeagueManitoba Junior Hockey League
Operated1936-1990
Home arenaWest Kildonan Arena
Keewatin Arena
Franchise history
1936-1945St. James Canadians
1945-1946St. James Orioles
1946-1952Winnipeg Canadiens
1952-1964St. Boniface Canadiens
1964-1967Winnipeg Warriors
1967-1976West Kildonan North Stars
1976-1990Kildonan North Stars

HistoryEdit

During the summer of 1967, community-minded sports group purchased the Winnipeg Warriors from Ben Hatskin, renaming them the West Kildonan North Stars. The team was located in Northwest Winnipeg.

In 1967-68 Centre Wayne Chernecki led the MJHL in both points and goals, and was also voted Rookie of the Year, and earned First Team All-Star honors.

For the 1976-77 season the Team’s name was shorted to the Kildonan North Stars.

In 1978, the Kildonan North Stars captured the Turnbull Cup as Manitoba Junior "A" Hockey Champions.

During the 1986-87 season, the North Stars became infamous for a completely winless 48-game season. During the stretch from the beginning of the 1985-86 season to the end of the 1986-87 season, the North Stars had 6 wins, 90 losses, and no ties. Over the two Seasons the Kildonan North Stars would set a record for the all time losing streak, 64 games without a point, passing the Regina Silver Foxes record of 58 losses from their 1975 season. Three years later the team was dissolved despite two consecutive winning seasons.

Season-by-season recordEdit

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA Points Finish Playoffs
1936-37 16 6 9 1 - 72 97 13 6th MJHL
1937-38 16 4 9 3 - 70 119 11 7th MJHL
1938-39 18 8 9 1 - 77 73 17 4th MJHL
1939-40 18 8 10 0 - -- -- 16 6th MJHL
1940-41 11 2 9 0 - 47 92 4 8th MJHL
1941-42 18 9 9 0 - 106 107 18 4th MJHL
1942-43 16 6 10 0 - 82 89 12 6th MJHL
1943-44 10 4 6 0 - 36 48 10 4th MJHL Won League
1944-45 9 3 6 0 - 56 69 6 4th MJHL
1945-46 10 7 3 0 - 59 57 14 3rd MJHL
1946-47 16 6 10 0 - 59 93 12 4th MJHL
1947-48 24 15 7 2 - 137 99 32 1st MJHL
1948-49 30 12 17 1 - 136 160 25 2nd MJHL
1949-50 36 13 22 1 - 141 175 27 4th MJHL
1950-51 36 8 28 0 - 129 206 16 4th MJHL
1951-52 36 18 17 1 - 131 112 37 3rd MJHL
1952-53 36 22 13 1 - 179 120 45 2nd MJHL Won League, Won AbC
1953-54 36 31 3 2 - 225 128 64 1st MJHL Won League
1954-55 32 13 18 1 - 187 154 27 3rd MJHL
1955-56 23 15 7 1 - 175 114 31 2nd MJHL Won League
1956-57 30 26 4 0 - 260 100 52 1st MJHL
1957-58 30 17 11 2 - 146 132 36 2nd MJHL Won League
1958-59 31 21 8 2 - 143 96 44 2nd MJHL
1959-60 31 21 9 1 - 140 93 43 2nd MJHL
1960-61 32 10 21 1 - 141 191 21 4th MJHL
1961-62 40 17 17 6 - 135 152 40 3rd MJHL
1962-63 39 19 16 4 - 186 148 42 2nd MJHL
1963-64 30 1 28 1 - 97 210 3 6th MJHL
1964-65 44 13 27 4 - 152 222 30 4th MJHL
1965-66 48 19 22 7 - 207 229 45 2nd MJHL
1966-67 58 10 45 3 - 162 390 23 7th MJHL
1967-68 35 17 18 0 - 151 189 34 3rd MJHL
1968-69 34 12 21 1 - 130 171 25 7th MJHL
1969-70 34 12 18 4 - 143 165 28 5th MJHL
1970-71 48 21 19 8 - 210 211 50 4th MJHL
1971-72 47 15 32 0 - 208 284 30 6th MJHL
1972-73 48 25 23 0 - 213 228 50 3rd MJHL
1973-74 48 33 14 1 - 274 168 67 1st MJHL
1974-75 48 30 16 2 - 289 213 62 2nd MJHL
1975-76 52 34 18 0 - 287 243 68 1st MJHL
1976-77 52 36 16 0 - 277 204 72 2nd MJHL
1977-78 52 27 25 0 - 246 273 54 6th MJHL Won League
1978-79 47 27 18 2 - 255 214 56 3rd MJHL
1979-80 49 24 22 3 - 242 239 51 5th MJHL
1980-81 47 14 33 0 - 224 318 28 8th MJHL
1981-82 48 9 36 3 - 208 209 21 9th MJHL
1982-83 48 4 44 0 - 152 452 8 8th MJHL
1983-84 48 18 30 0 - 244 306 36 5th MJHL
1984-85 48 21 25 2 - 273 263 44 7th MJHL
1985-86 48 6 42 0 - 194 455 12 10th MJHL
1986-87 48 0 48 0 - 188 507 0 9th MJHL
1987-88 48 11 36 1 - 204 317 23 8th MJHL
1988-89 48 26 22 0 - 278 231 52 5th MJHL
1989-90 52 36 16 0 - 332 246 72 3rd MJHL

PlayoffsEdit

  • 1971 Lost Quarter-final
St. Boniface Saints defeated West Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-3
  • 1972 Lost Final
West Kildonan North Stars defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-1
West Kildonan North Stars defeated St. James Canadians 4-games-to-1
Dauphin Kings defeated West Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-none
  • 1973 Lost Quarter-final
St. Boniface Saints defeated West Kildonan North Stars 9-points-to-7
  • 1974 Lost Final
West Kildonan North Stars defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-none
Selkirk Steelers defeated West Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-1
  • 1975 Lost Final
West Kildonan North Stars defeated St. James Canadians 4-games-to-2
Selkirk Steelers defeated West Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-3
  • 1976 Lost Final
West Kildonan North Stars defeated Assiniboine Park Monarchs 4-games-to-1
West Kildonan North Stars defeated St. James Canadians 4-games-to-3
Selkirk Steelers defeated West Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-none
  • 1977 Lost Final
Kildonan North Stars defeated St. James Canadians 4-games-to-1
Kildonan North Stars defeated Kenora Thistles 4-games-to-3
Dauphin Kings defeated Kildonan North Stars 2-games-to-1 (Series suspended, awarded to Dauphin)
Kildonan North Stars defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-1
Kildonan North Stars defeated Kenora Thistles 4-games-to-2
Kildonan North Stars defeated Dauphin Kings 4-games-to-3 MJHL CHAMPIONS
Prince Albert Raiders (SJHL) defeated Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-none
  • 1979 Lost Final
Kildonan North Stars defeated Kenora Thistles 4-games-to-3
Kildonan North Stars defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-none
Selkirk Steelers defeated Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-2
  • 1980 Lost Final
Kildonan North Stars defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-2
Kildonan North Stars defeated St. James Canadians 4-games-to-2
Selkirk Steelers defeated Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-none
  • 1981 Lost Quarter-final
Selkirk Steelers defeated Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-none
  • 1982 DNQ
  • 1983 Lost Quarter-final
St. Boniface Saints defeated Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-none
  • 1984 Lost Final
Kildonan North Stars defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-none
Kildonan North Stars defeated Fort Garry Blues 4-games-to-2
Selkirk Steelers defeated Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-1
  • 1985 Lost Quarter-final
Winnipeg South Blues defeated Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-none
  • 1986 DNQ
  • 1987 DNQ
  • 1988 Lost Quarter-final
Winnipeg South Blues defeated Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-none
  • 1989 Lost Semi-final
Kildonan North Stars defeated St. Boniface Saints 4-games-to-none
Winnipeg South Blues defeated Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-none
  • 1990 Lost Final
Kildonan North Stars defeated Southeast Thunderbirds 4-games-to-none
Kildonan North Stars defeated St. James Canadians 4-games-to-3
Portage Terriers defeated Kildonan North Stars 4-games-to-none

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