Moose Jaw Canucks

The Moose Jaw Canucks were a Canadian ice hockey team from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. The team played from 1966 to 1968 in one of the three highest Canadian Junior Hockey League, the Western Hockey League ( WHL).


The Moose Jaw Canucks were founded in 1935 as a team of Southern Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, where they played until 1948. This was followed by eight years in the Western Canada Junior Hockey League, as well as ten years in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, before 1966 one of seven founding members of the Western Hockey League were. After the Moose Jaw Canucks had reached in the season 1966/67 in the regular season in fourth place, they sat first in the playoff semi-final 3-2 in the best- of-five series against the Edmonton Oil Kings by what you can even nine games needed due to four draws. In the final Moose Jaw defeated the Regina Pats 4-1 in the best- of-seven series and won becoming the first team ever the Ed Chynoweth Cup.

Despite the increase to eleven participants for the 1967/68 season the Moose Jaw Cannucks were able to maintain their fourth place last year in the regular season. In the subsequent playoffs they first sat down with 4:3 victories in a draw against the Brandon Wheat Kings by before they clearly failed in the semifinals at the Estevan Bruins with 0-4 wins in a draw. Although she had completed two successful seasons in the WHL, they left this 1969 again already and played until its dissolution in 1984 in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, where her greatest success was reaching the finals in the 1979/80 season. With its resolution, the Canucks made ​​way for the new WHL franchise in Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw Warriors, the participating in the operation of the WHL game since 1985.

Season Statistics ( WHL)

Note: GP = Games, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses by SOL = Shootout Losses by, Pts = Points, GF = Goals Scored, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalty minutes