Winnipeg Monarchs

The Winnipeg Monarchs were a junior ice hockey team that played in the Western Hockey League from 1967 to 1977 under three names. The team played as the Winnipeg Jets from 1967 to 1973; the Winnipeg Clubs from 1973 to 1976, and the Winnipeg Monarchs from 1976 to 1977. The Monarchs franchise played at Winnipeg Arena in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

In 1977 the Monarchs moved to Calgary to become the Calgary Wranglers. They are today the Lethbridge Hurricanes.


The Winnipeg Monarchs hockey club was organized in 1906 and played their games at a rink on the corner of Sargent Avenue and Furby Street in west-end Winnipeg. The Monarchs were allowed into the Manitoba Senior Hockey League in 1911 joining the Winnipeg Victorias and the Winnipegs in a 3 team league. In 1913 and 1914 the Monarchs captured the Manitoba Senior Hockey Crown. In 1915, the Monarchs were the Canadian Senior Hockey Champions winning the Allan Cup.
The Winnipeg Monarchs entered the Manitoba Junior Hockey League in 1930–31. The Monarchs would continue to produce a senior team. In 1932 the Juniors Monarchs were Memorial Cup finalists losing out to Sudbury Wolves in the final. In 1934, the Senior Monarchs won the Manitoba Senior Championship and in 1935 they represented Canada and were proud Gold Medal Winners at the World Hockey Championship. After winning the World Championship, the Winnipeg Monarch Senior Club ceased operations.
The Winnipeg Monarchs won the Memorial Cup 3 times, 1935, 1937, and 1946, becoming Canadian Junior Hockey Champions. In 1946, in Toronto, George Robertson scored the winning goal in the 7th game of the Memorial Cup Final before a sell out crowd at Maple Leaf Gardens.
In 1975, the Club changed their name to Assiniboine Park Monarchs for 2 seasons and then once more they returned to the Winnipeg Monarchs name. However in 1978, after winning 10 Turnbull Cup as Manitoba Junior Hockey League champions, 5 Abbott Cup as Western Canadian junior hockey champions, and 3 Memorial Cup as Canadian junior hockey champions, the Winnipeg Monarchs dropped out of junior hockey.


Historic Monarchs

The 1915 Winnipeg Monarchs Hockey Club defeated the Melville Millionaires 4-2 to capture the Allan Cup.

Roster: Carl Stewart (Treasurer), R.A.C. Manning (Exec.), F.P.H. Marples (President), F.B. Ferguson (Sec'y), Tommy Murray (Goal), Reg Hay (Right Wing), Fred Maxwell (Rover), Alex Irvin (Captain & Point), Dick Irvin (Centre), Stan Marples (Left Wing), Clem Loughlin (Cover Point), Del Irvine (Cover Point), Walter Robertson (Trainer), Frank Cadham (Rover), and Harry Stewart (Goal).

The 1932 Winnipeg Monarchs won the Abbott Cup for the 1932 season defeating the Saskatoon Wesleys. They went on to lose the Memorial Cup to the Sudbury Cub Wolves at Shea's Amphitheater in Winnipeg. The 1935 Winnipeg Monarchs were one of the winningest teams in Manitoba hockey. Winning the Memorial Cup, the Abbott Cup and the IIHF World Championship.

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 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 (StickBoy).

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 Miller, 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.

The Winnipeg Monarchs are inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame in the team category
6 Times (1915, 1932, 1935, 1937, 1946, and 1951).

Season-by-season Record

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T Pts GF GA Finish Playoffs
1967–68 60 27 26 7 61 276 362 6th Overall Lost quarter-final
1968–69 60 29 31 0 58 290 268 3rd East Lost quarter-final
1969–70 60 25 33 2 52 226 235 3rd East Lost semi-final
1970–71 66 31 32 3 65 278 269 3rd East Lost semi-final
1971–72 68 24 43 1 49 238 273 6th East Out of playoffs
1972–73 68 16 42 10 42 288 372 6th East Out of playoffs
1973–74 68 23 38 7 53 258 338 6th East Out of playoffs
1974–75 70 23 35 12 58 265 366 5th East Out of Playoffs
1975–76 72 27 39 6 60 302 378 4th East Lost quarter-final
1976–77 72 31 34 7 69 341 384 2nd Central Lost quarter-final

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