Winnipeg Monarchs (MJHL)

The Winnipeg Monarchs were a Canadian junior ice hockey team that competed in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League from 1930 to 1978.

Winnipeg Monarchs
CityWinnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
LeagueManitoba Junior Hockey League
Operated1930–1978
Franchise history
1930–1976Winnipeg Monarchs
1976–1977Assiniboine Park Monarchs
1977–1978Winnipeg Monarchs
1978–1984Fort Garry Blues
1984–2010Winnipeg South Blues
2010-PresentWinnipeg Blues
Championships
Playoff championships1935, 1937, & 1946 Memorial Cup Champions

HistoryEdit

The Winnipeg Monarchs junior team was founded in 1930. From 1930 to 1936, they co-existed with the Winnipeg Monarchs senior hockey team. The junior Monarchs won the Memorial Cup as Canadian Junior Hockey Champions three times, in 1935, 1937 and 1946. In 1946, George Robertson scored the winning goal in the seventh game of the 1946 Memorial Cup Final before a sell out crowd at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario. The Monarchs were also finalists in 1932, losing to Sudbury Wolves in the final, and 1951, losing to the Barrie Flyers.

In addition the three Memorial Cup titles, the team won ten Turnbull Cups as Manitoba Junior Hockey League champions and five Abbott Cups as Western Canadian junior hockey champions. The Monarchs are inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame in the team category four times (1932, 1937, 1946, 1951).

The club changed its name to the Assiniboine Park Monarchs in 1975, but reverted to the original name two years later. A group of Winnipeg businessmen purchased the Monarchs following the 1978 season and relocated it to Fort Garry in south Winnipeg. As part of the move, the team was renamed the Fort Garry Blues. The club has since relocated to west Winnipeg and is currently known as the Winnipeg Blues.

ChampionshipsEdit

The 1932 Winnipeg Monarchs won the 1932 Abbott Cup, defeating the Saskatoon Wesleys. They went on to lose the Memorial Cup to the Sudbury Cub Wolves at Shea's Amphitheater in Winnipeg. The roster was: Tony Lemay, Victor Lindquist, Romeo Rivers, Cam Shewan, Art Rice-Jones, Roy Hinkle, Norm Yellowlees, Archie Creighton, Albert Lemay, and Joe Rivers.

The 1935 Winnipeg Monarchs won their first Memorial Cup, in a best-of-three series held at Shea's Amphitheatre in Winnipeg, defeating Sudbury 2 games to 1.

The 1937 Winnipeg Monarchs were a small speedy team that surprised many on their way to the Abbott and Memorial Cup championships. Team Roster: Harry Neil (Coach), Bill Webber (Manager), Bert Pelletier (Trainer), Jack Atchison, Harvey Field, Dick Kowcinak, Lucien Martel, John McCreedy, Alf Pike, Paul Rheault, Denny Robinson, Ted Dent, Jack Fox, Pete Langelle, Remi Van Dale, Ami Clement, Zeke Farley, Bobby Summers (Stick Boy).

The 1946 Winnipeg Monarchs defeated the Edmonton Canadians to capture the Abbott Cup. They went on to beat the Toronto St. Michael's Majors 4-2 in the seventh and deciding game of the Memorial Cup. Roster: Jack Gibson, Tom Rockey, Laurie May, Al Buchanan (Captain), George Robertson, Harry Taylor, Don "Red" McRae, Clint Albright, Gord Fashoway, Eddie Marchant, Tom "Tank" Kummerfield, Hy Beatty, Cam Millar, Bill Tindall, Dunc Daniels, Gord Scott, Ted Chitty, Walter Monson (Coach), Pat Lyon (GM), Floyd Howe (President), Ed Haverstock (Trainer), Bill Windatt (Equipment Manager).

The 1951 Winnipeg Monarchs won the Abbott Cup by defeating the Regina Pats. They went on to lose the Memorial Cup to the Barrie Flyers.

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
1930-31 9 7 2 0 - 29 15 14 1st MJHL
1931-32 12 11 0 1 - 31 14 23 1st WinJHL Won League, Won AbC
1932-33 10 2 8 0 - 18 34 4 3rd MJHL-S
1933-34 14 1 12 1 - -- -- 3 9th MJHL
1934-35 13 9 3 1 - 65 33 29 3rd MJHL Won League, Won AbC, Won MC
1935-36 15 6 8 1 - 56 47 13 6th MJHL
1936-37 16 12 2 2 - 74 32 26 2nd MJHL Won League, Won AbC, Won MC
1937-38 23 13 6 4 - 70 55 30 3rd MJHL
1938-39 22 13 6 3 - 105 81 29 3rd MJHL
1939-40 24 16 6 2 - 108 68 34 1st MJHL
1940-41 12 3 9 0 - 52 89 6 6th MJHL
1941-42 18 8 10 0 - 92 127 16 6th MJHL
1942-43 13 7 5 1 - 65 72 15 4th MJHL
1943-44 10 10 0 0 - 58 26 18 1st MJHL
1944-45 8 8 0 0 - 72 13 16 1st MJHL Won League
1945-46 10 8 1 1 - 59 28 17 1st MJHL Won League, AbC, Won MC
1946-47 15 12 3 0 - 94 54 24 2nd MJHL
1947-48 23 11 10 2 - 123 103 24 3rd MJHL Won League
1948-49 30 11 19 0 - 132 150 22 3rd MJHL
1949-50 36 16 20 0 - 142 148 32 2nd MJHL
1950-51 36 26 9 1 - 208 128 53 2nd MJHL Won League, Won AbC
1951-52 36 26 10 0 - 155 111 52 1st MJHL Won League
1952-53 36 16 19 1 - 132 152 33 3rd MJHL
1953-54 36 13 23 0 - 147 172 26 4th MJHL
1954-55 32 20 10 2 - 173 141 42 1st MJHL Won League
1955-56 24 16 6 2 - 153 108 34 1st MJHL
1956-57 29 17 8 4 - 175 146 38 2nd MJHL Won League
1957-58 30 18 11 1 - 167 127 37 1st MJHL
1958-59 30 5 25 0 - 89 176 10 5th MJHL
1959-60 32 5 27 0 - 90 221 10 5th MJHL
1960-61 32 6 25 1 - 107 205 13 5th MJHL
1961-62 40 20 16 4 - 143 138 44 2nd MJHL
1962-63 39 15 21 3 - 141 177 33 3rd MJHL
1963-64 30 13 15 2 - 112 124 28 4th MJHL
1964-65 45 19 21 5 - 159 165 43 3rd MJHL
1965-66 48 20 24 4 - 198 197 44 4th MJHL
1966-67 57 21 34 2 - 235 316 46 4th MJHL
1967-68 36 20 13 3 - 200 157 43 1st MJHL
1968-69 34 17 12 5 - 145 157 39 3rd MJHL
1969-70 34 17 12 5 - 136 120 39 3rd MJHL
1970-71 48 16 24 8 - 210 221 40 7th MJHL
1971-72 48 9 38 1 - 163 284 19 8th MJHL
1972-73 48 23 25 0 - 261 254 46 5th MJHL
1973-74 47 14 33 0 - 180 251 28 8th MJHL
1974-75 48 19 29 0 - 244 286 38 7th MJHL
1975-76 52 27 24 1 - 253 255 55 6th MJHL
1976-77 51 21 30 0 - 204 242 44 8th MJHL
1977-78 52 12 38 2 - 194 323 26 9th MJHL

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