On September 4, 2020, the MJHL announced that an expansion franchise had been awarded to 50 Below Sports + Entertainment for the upcoming 2020-21 season. The team will operate as The Winnipeg Freeze Hockey Club and Josh Green will be the first Head Coach and General Manager in franchise history. Green spent five seasons the WHL as a player and appeared in 341 NHL games over the course of his professional career.
The MJHL also released the game schedule for 2020/21 yesterday. The first ever regular season game for the Freeze will be against the Steinbach Pistons on October the 9th.