Manitoba Major Junior Hockey League
Charleswood Hawks Ft.Garry/Ft.Rouge Twins Pembina Valley Twisters Raiders Jr. Hockey Club River East Royal Knights St. Boniface Riels St. James Jr. Canucks St. Vital Jr. Victorias Stonewall Jets Transcona Railer Express
gf/g: 4.93 (1st)
ga/g: 2.43 (1st)
pp: 22.4% (2nd)
pk: 85.4% (2nd)

St. James Jr. Canucks History

The St. James Jr. Canucks joined the league in 1978-1979 to help complement the St. James Junior Canadians of The MJHL. After a meeting with MMJHL President Ed Rutherford, Carl Wullum, President, and Tom Miller, Vice President of St. James-Assiniboia Minor Hockey Association co-founded the Canucks. With the number of players of junior age at that time they felt that another Junior team would help keep the young men playing hockey in St. James. The area had eight Juvenile teams, which included a Juvenile AA team, a Midget AA team, as well as five Midget Tier III and IV teams.

 

Tom Miller and Carl Wullum asked Mel Shandroski if he would take on the President's position; unfortunately, he was transferred to Thunder Bay before the team began operating, and Tom Miller took over as President.  

 

The team has mainly been made up of St. James players with great support from the St. James Assiniboia Minor Hockey Association and all the community centers in the St. James area. The Canucks had their first set of sweaters donated by the St. James-Assiniboia Optimist Club. Mr. Spencer of the St. James Recreation Department built an equipment room for the team at the Allard Arena which was the club's first home.  

 

The First Executive was made up of Tom Miller, President, Carl Wullum, Executive Vice President, Del Buxton, Vice President, Ron Sprague, Vice President, Finance, Chris Eveleigh, Secretary, Jack Eveleigh, Gate, Roger Cathcart, Publicity, Angie D’Errico, Ways and Means, and Gerry Emmons, Program Printer. The first staff included Coach, Neil Sharpe, Manager, Ross Fick, and Equipment Manager, Dennis Coxworth.


The Jr Canucks have won three championships (1997-98, 2021-22 and 2022-23).



MMJHL Standings League 2023-2024
team gp pts %
St. James Jr. Canucks St. James Jr. Canucks  Y 42 69 .821
Pembina Valley Twisters Pembina Valley Twisters  X 40 55 .688
St. Boniface Riels St. Boniface Riels   42 48 .571
St. Vital Jr. Victorias St. Vital Jr. Victorias   41 47 .573
Charleswood Hawks Charleswood Hawks   42 45 .536
Raiders Jr. Hockey Club Raiders Jr. Hockey Club   42 44 .524
Ft.Garry/Ft.Rouge Twins Ft.Garry/Ft.Rouge Twins   42 43 .512
Transcona Railer Express Transcona Railer Express   42 43 .512
Stonewall Jets Stonewall Jets   41 41 .500
River East Royal Knights River East Royal Knights  E 42 19 .226
Y - Regular Season Champions (Art Moug)
X - Clinched Playoff Spot
E - Eliminated

Leading Scorers League 2023-2024
player gp g a pts
St. James Jr. Canucks Willan, Tyrone 42 31 52 83
St. James Jr. Canucks Whitely, Brady 42 19 48 67
St. James Jr. Canucks Price, Kale 41 16 35 51
St. James Jr. Canucks Haight, Griffin 42 29 18 47
St. James Jr. Canucks Neill, Rory 28 15 31 46
St. James Jr. Canucks Mason-Vandel, Matthew 37 19 22 41
St. James Jr. Canucks Romaniuk, Ashton 39 20 20 40
St. James Jr. Canucks Butler, Paison 39 14 26 40
St. James Jr. Canucks Younger, Cole 36 9 25 34
St. James Jr. Canucks Sobey, Chase 40 8 17 25

Leading Goaltenders League 2023-2024
goaltender mp gaa sv%
St. James Jr. Canucks Gilbert, Noah 1500 2.32 .926
St. James Jr. Canucks Murphy, Connor * 1024 2.52 .918
St. James Jr. Canucks Cailo, Ron 245 4.16 .873
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