TNSE Looking at getting a WHL team
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02-17-2013, 10:11 AM
Join Date: Jan 2013
OMGGG this is awesome!!! I really hope this actually happens!!!! I would go to sooo many games. I was actually thinking about this about a month ago, which let me to find out the winnipeg jets name was actually the first name of our WHL team. I'm only 27 so this was news to me lol.
The Winnipeg Monarchs were a junior ice hockey team that played in the Western Canada Hockey League from 1967 to 1977 under three names. The team played as the Winnipeg Jets from 1967 to 1973; the Winnipeg Clubs from 1973 to 1976, and the Winnipeg Monarchs from 1976 to 1977. The Monarchs franchise played at Winnipeg Arena in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The team was the direct namesake for the Winnipeg Jets professional hockey club that began play in 1972; the junior Jets changed their name to disambiguate itself in 1973.
In 1977 the Monarchs moved to Calgary to become the Calgary Wranglers. They are today the Lethbridge Hurricanes.
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