The city of Winnipeg is getting another MJHL hockey team as today the league announced that an expansion franchise has been awarded to 50 Below Sports + Entertainment for the upcoming 2020-21 season. 50 Below also owns the MJHL’s Winnipeg Blues and the Western Hockey League’s Winnipeg Ice.
From tonight’s release. ““50 Below Sports + Entertainment, along with all of our member clubs, have really stepped up and put the players first to provide safe and competitive development conditions,” said Kevin Saurette, MJHL Commissioner. “These are trying times as teams continue with necessary preparations for the difficult season ahead as we are all committed to developing our players in a safe, structured and responsible environment.”
With the announcement, the MJHL returns to a 12-team league for the first time since the 2002-2003 season. The full announcement can be viewed here.