St. Boniface Riels
The St. Boniface Riels were founded by 4 people in 1971, Bill Elliot, Charlie Doman, Al Gaudet and Bill Amundson. They soon found it too big of a project for just 4 people, so in 1973 they approached the Winakwa Community Club for help. A meeting was held at the community club and a 12 man executive was formed. Winakwa was listed as a backer in "name only" as the team was run on it's own player wise and finacially.
Bill Elliot was the coach and Dennis Faulkner was appointed manager and also thier league representive . In the early years , the Riels were astrong and competative team. They finished in first place in 1971/72, 1972/73, 1975/76, 1981/82, 1984/85 and 1985/86. They won the league championship in 1971/72, 1972/73,1984/85 and 1985/86.
So it's been over 20 years of drought for the Riels. They have had competive teams but never really a big threat to win it all. They have also had a few "door mat "Years
They are making a much better showing in 2007/08 and hope this trend will go all the way to the top.
Info supplied by Dennis Faulkner.