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: 3.62 (8th)
ga/g: 3.55 (2nd)
pp: 16.8% (7th)
pk: 79.5% (4th)

Charleswood Hawks History

CHARLESWOOD HAWKS HISTORY


In 1969 a group of determined individuals lead by Ed Rutherford realized that after a player had finished with minor hockey there weren't a whole lot of opportunities available to them to keep playing. The choices were slim. You were either WHL caliber, University (both the Wesmen and Bisons had teams), or the Winnipeg Monarchs of the MJHL which traveled extensively throughout the Province including Thompson. A concept was developed to form a league where players attending school or enrolled in the workforce could continue playing the game they loved, thus the birth of the MMJHL.


The Charleswood Hawks are an original member of the MMJHL which began its inaugural season in 1970 – 71. The team back then consisted mainly of players from St. James and the rest came from Charleswood, River Heights, and Tuxedo. Ed Rutherford, one of the League's founding fathers, was the first President of the Hawks. Ron Russell was the Hawk's first coach and in their second season, the team was coached by Muzz MacPherson. Muzz went on to coach the Portage Terriers to a Centennial Cup win in 1974 (with a few former Hawks on his roster). A few years later he became the head coach of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. One of his rookies wanted to wear the number 9 sweater, but it was already taken. Muzz suggested he wear 99. You know the rest….


The Hawks have also participated in the International hockey scene. In 1995, they hosted and played two games against the Hungarian National Junior Team. In 1996, they entertained the Swedish National under 18 Team, which graduated six players to the NHL. 1997 saw the Hawks host the defending U.S. College Hockey League Champions, the St. John's University Johnnies from Minnesota, and in 2003 the guests were the USHL Junior Champions from Rochester, Minnesota, the Minnesota Ice Hawks.


The Hawks are headquartered at Charleswood's Eric Coy Arena located at 535 Oakdale Street. Our executives are dedicated, hard-working volunteers and include local business persons, parents, and those who just enjoy the game. We are supported by the S.W. Winnipeg Community, corporate sponsors, and elected officials. We play a 45-game schedule with the majority of the games being played on Friday and Sunday evenings.


Our motto is, "WE DON'T RE-BUILD, WE RE-LOAD."


MMJHL Standings League 2022-2023
Leading Scorers League 2022-2023
player gp g a pts
Charleswood Hawks Lewis, Ethan 29 11 21 32
Charleswood Hawks Koga, Davis 27 13 18 31
Charleswood Hawks Danis, Logan 26 10 16 26
Charleswood Hawks Hueging, Ryland 27 14 9 23
Charleswood Hawks Dudych, Riley * 29 8 13 21
Charleswood Hawks Lewis, Elliot * 29 10 9 19
Charleswood Hawks Schaan, Darien 28 5 12 17
Charleswood Hawks Neufeld, Sean * 28 4 11 15
Charleswood Hawks Stewart, Adam 26 7 6 13
Charleswood Hawks McDonald, Cam 29 6 7 13
Leading Goaltenders League 2022-2023
goaltender mp gaa sv%
Charleswood Hawks Van Laeken, Evan 1271 3.21 .905
Charleswood Hawks Rogers, Harrison 457 3.81 .884