St. Boniface Canadiens 1952/53
St. Boniface Canadiens
St. Boniface Canadiens won the Manitoba Junior Hockey League championship in 1952/53 sweeping the playoff in eight straight games over Winnipeg Monarchs and Brandon.
The team then met Fort William taking that series in five games.
In the Western final, St. Boniface beat Lethbridge Native Sons four games to two with one tie to earn a berth in the Memorial Cup final. In the Canadian championship series played at the Winnipeg Amphitheater except for game two that was in Brandon, Canadiens lost to Barrie Flyers in five games.
Roster: Len Thornson, Ab McDonald, Leo Konyk, Gabe Pankhurst, Gary Blaine, Cec Hoekstra, Barry Thorndycraft, Lou Marius, Bruce Carmichael, Bill Short, Al Johnson, Ken Busby, Frank Holliday, Ron Heindl. Sid White, Bob Jasson, Ted Foreman and Hal Dalkie all played 17 or more games during the regular season. Ralph Ward, Paul Olafson, Eddie Dudych, Billy Sutherland, Murray Williamson and Ed Schiller also saw minimal action during the season. General Manager Larry Desjardins, Coach Bryan Hextall