gf/g: 3.74 (4th)
ga/g: 3.87 (6th)
pp: 17.5% (4th)
pk: 82.2% (8th)

St. Vital Jr. Victorias History

Our Club Name:

The St. Vital Victorias were named in memory of Company Sergeant-Major John Robert Osborn, V. C. Originally from Norfolk, England, Osborn settled in St. Vital and served with the 1st Battalion of the Winnipeg Grenadiers in World War II. On September 19th, 1941, during an attack against the Japanese at Jardines Lookout and Mount Butler, Hong Kong, the enemy began to throw grenades. Osborn displayed the highest quality of heroism and sacrifice. After picking up several live grenades and hurling them back at the enemy, he threw himself on a grenade to save the lives of his comrades. Osborn was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross, the British Empire's highest military decoration for bravery and gallantry.


Our Club Crest:

Set on a black hockey puck background, the white St. V. is joined with the red V for "Victorias." The positioning of the V's symbolizes the unity of the Junior Hockey team with affiliated Community Clubs, the AA Vic teams, and the community in general. The white color of the St. V. symbolizes the purity associated with the name SAINT. The red V symbolizes the courage of the man whose confirmed honor promoted the name of the team. The flow action motion of the stylized letters symbolizes the spirit of the game of hockey and, specifically, of Victoria teams.


Our Association:

The St. Vital Minor Hockey Association was created in 1972 to administer minor hockey in the area. Three years later, the Major Junior Victorias were formed, as the club joined the Manitoba Major Junior Hockey League (MMJHL) for the team's inaugural campaign in 1975-76. The 2022-23 season will mark the 48th season of the Junior Victorias as a member of the ten-team MMJHL. The Juniors fall under the regulations of Hockey Manitoba, operating as a community-owned club. St. Vital is located in the southeastern section of Winnipeg, with a population of approximately 54,000 people. The Association is comprised of the Dakota, Glenlee, Glenwood, Greendell, Norberry, and Windsor Community Centres.


Our Program:

Our mission is to provide the opportunity for young men aged 17-21 to play exciting, fast-paced junior hockey at a highly competitive level, working in conjunction with their educational and work-related needs. The focus of our program is to provide competitive excellence, team cohesiveness, personal growth, and community pride. We respect our players' educational and work-related priorities in that our program is carefully structured to avoid conflicts with these commitments. We respect and appreciate that the overwhelming majority of our players are either full-time students at local universities/colleges or are working on a full-time basis. Our team is comprised of 23 players from the Junior A, AAA, AA, A, and High School levels. We recruit from the St. Vital area and "open areas," as defined by our league constitution. Each year, Training Camp opens around Labour Day, with the season beginning in late September. We play a balanced, 45-game schedule that consists of 2 games and 1-2 practices per week. Our games are generally scheduled on Thursday and Sunday evenings. Rarely do the Victorias play on Friday or Saturday evenings. All games are played within the City of Winnipeg's boundaries and surrounding areas. Our home rink is the St. Vital Centennial Arena, located at 580 St. Anne's Rd.


MMJHL Standings League 2023-2024
team gp pts %
St. James Jr. Canucks  X 40 65 .813
Pembina Valley Twisters  X 38 53 .697
St. Vital Jr. Victorias   39 45 .577
St. Boniface Riels   40 45 .563
Charleswood Hawks   40 43 .538
Transcona Railer Express   40 43 .538
Ft.Garry/Ft.Rouge Twins   39 41 .526
Raiders Jr. Hockey Club   40 40 .500
Stonewall Jets   38 37 .487
River East Royal Knights  E 40 19 .238
Y - Regular Season Champions (Art Moug)
X - Clinched Playoff Spot
E - Eliminated

Leading Scorers League 2023-2024
P # player gp g a pts
F 9 Rubigny, Tyler 36 31 31 62
F 11 Nechwediuk, Ryland 39 16 32 48
F 12 Koga, Davis 33 18 19 37
F 23 Anderson, Nolan 33 12 22 34
F 16 Kaiser, Jack 33 15 11 26
F 2 Gillson, Lucas 21 13 10 23
D 22 Jaquet, Brady 39 4 19 23
F 13 Anderson, Aidan 20 5 17 22
D 7 Kiesman, Dayton 34 7 11 18
F 18 Lee, Blake 39 6 9 15

Leading Goaltenders League 2023-2024
P # goaltender mp gaa sv%
G - Gagnon, Francois * 392 3.06 .906
G 1 Tabak, Mason * 1080 3.44 .889
G 29 Grysiuk, Matt 557 3.56 .889
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