St. Boniface Canadiens

The St. Boniface Canadiens was a Manitoba Junior Hockey League team that operated from 1952-1964. The St. Boniface Canadiens won 4 Turnbull Cup Championships as Manitoba Junior Champions, 1953, 1954, 1956, & 1958.

St. Boniface Canadiens
CityWinnipeg, Manitoba
LeagueManitoba Junior Hockey League
Operated1952-1964
Franchise history
1935-1936Woodhaven Maple Leafs
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

The franchise was founded in 1935 and moved from Winnipeg to St. Boniface, Manitoba in 1952. It had previously played as the Woodhaven Maple Leafs, St. James Canadians, St. James Orioles, and Winnipeg Canadiens.

The 1953 St. Boniface Canadiens won the Abbott Cup as western Canadian champions by defeating the Lethbridge Native Sons. They played the 1953 Memorial Cup final against the Barrie Flyers, losing the best-of-seven series in six games. The 1953 Canadiens were inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame in the team category.

The Canadiens become the Winnipeg Warriors from 1964 to 1967.

During the summer of 1967, community-minded sports group purchased the Winnipeg Warriors from Ben Hatskin, after which the team became known as the Kildonan North Stars.

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
1935-36 12 1 10 1 - 32 59 13 8th MJHL
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

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