Winnipeg Monarchs (WHL)

The Winnipeg Monarchs were a junior ice hockey team that played in the Western Canada 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. The team was the direct namesake for the Winnipeg Jets professional hockey club that began play in 1972; the junior Jets changed their name to disambiguate themselves in 1973.

Winnipeg Monarchs
CityWinnipeg, Manitoba
LeagueWestern Hockey League
Operated1967 (1967)–77
Home arenaWinnipeg Arena
ColoursRed and white
Franchise history
1967–73Winnipeg Jets
1973–76Winnipeg Clubs
1976–77Winnipeg Monarchs
1977–87Calgary Wranglers
1987–PresentLethbridge Hurricanes

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

Season-by-season record

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

1967–686027267612763626th overallLost quarter-final
1968–696029310582902683rd EastLost quarter-final
1969–706025332522262353rd EastLost semi-final
1970–716631323652782693rd EastLost semi-final
1971–726824431492382736th EastDid not qualify
1972–7368164210422883726th EastDid not qualify
1973–746823387532583386th EastDid not qualify
1974–7570233512582653665th EastDid not qualify
1975–767227396603023784th EastLost quarter-final
1976–777231347693413842nd CentralLost quarter-final

See also

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