Manitoba Maple Leafs
|Manitoba Maple Leafs|
|League||Western Women's Hockey League|
|Home arena||MTS Iceplex|
|Colours||Black, Red and White|
The team joined the WWHL on June 5, 2010. Its team president is Bryon Stephen. The franchise is in partnership with the Winnipeg Métis Federation to provide an opportunity to participate in ice hockey for players from all ethnic backgrounds.
In preparation of its first season, a selection camp took place in September, 2010 for the beginning by the season on October 29 in front of Minnesota Whitecaps. The opening match at home is November 5 and the first victory of the history of Maple Leafs takes place on Sunday, November 7 at the expense of 5-2 against Edmonton Chimos. However the victories were rare for Maple Leafs in this first season. The team ended its season in the third rank in the classification of the WWHL and did not qualify itself for the qualifying rounds.
The Canadian Women's Hockey League announced on April 19, 2011, that it would merge with the Western Women's Hockey League for the 2011-12 season. The merger would feature one team based in Edmonton and Calgary and would be combination of the former WWHL franchises the Edmonton Chimos and Strathmore Rockies. The team would play their games in various locations around Alberta.
The Manitoba Maple Leafs and the Minnesota Whitecaps continued to be active teams after the end of the WWHL and played a number of exhibition games. While the Whitecaps remained active and eventually joined the new National Women's Hockey League in 2018, the Maple Leafs appear to have ceased functioning after 2014.
Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, Pts = Points.
|2010-11||3rd||no participation to playoff|
- Winnipeg Free Press, Manitoba's Maple Leafs ready to get started, 19 October 2010
- Avi Saper,Canstar Community News, No 40-year title drought for these Maple Leafs, 13 October 2010
- WWHL,Manitoba Maple Leafs win first game over Edmonton Chimos in WWHL Action Archived 2012-02-06 at the Wayback Machine
- Chimos Part of Merger With CWHL Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine