Dairy Farmers of Manitoba Provincial AAAA Boys Hockey Championship

Mar 10–13, 2023
School Year
Al Mironuk, Donnie Smith, Jacqueline McDonald
Sponsored By
Live Streaming


$5/student (valid student ID)   

12 and under are free

Tournament passes will NOT be available 



On behalf of the Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association, and its member schools, welcome to the 2023 Dairy Farmers of Manitoba AAAA Provincial Hockey Championships.

High school hockey has enjoyed tremendously growth over the last decade and brings a great caliber of play and tremendous enthusiasm and excitement to rinks across the province.

Congratulations to all participating teams. Many hours of practices, games and tournaments have been committed to attain your goal of making it to the Provincials. We wish everyone success in their quest to be Provincial Hockey Champions.

Thank you to the organizing committee and all their volunteers, students, staff, parents, and others that are working hard to host this event. The volunteer base is the backbone of our organization and all their efforts and commitment will allow for the hosting and staging of a first-class Provincial Championship.

A very special Thank You to our Title Sponsor. The Dairy Farmers of Manitoba’s strong and continued commitment to high school sport in our Province is invaluable. 

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our major corporate partners for their tremendous support – Boston Pizza, Manitoba’s Credit Unions, Lucious Orange, Payworks, Manitoba Hydro, Hudl, and Sport Manitoba.

We hope all student athletes, coaches, managers, and fans enjoy this Provincial Championship and display positive sportsmanship throughout. We hope that this weekend will provide a great memory for all of you. Have fun!

Chad Falk
Executive Director
Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association

Apparel Order

Design Info

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Order Info

Teams are to select their own tab when ordering.

Shirts will be delivered to the arena on Friday, March 10, 2023.

How to Order

Visit: On Deck Apparel

1) Select Store

2) Select MHSAA Hockey Provincials 

3) Use Password: MHSAA2023

4) Ensure you order under your team tab

On Deck Apparel is a local company. 

Player Awards

Dairy Farmers of Manitoba Player's Choice Award:
Colson Smith - Garden City Gophers

Hunter Fehr - Steinbach Regional Sabres

Nixon Carriere - Garden City Gophers
Lucas Desousa - Garden City Gophers
Colson Smith - Garden City Gophers
Mark Plett - Steinbach Regional Sabres
Seth Bergman - Steinbach Regional Sabres
Lucas Jolicoeur - Steinbach Regional Sabres


Pool 1
Dauphin ClippersGarden City GophersSteinbach Regional SabresW-LRank
Dauphin Clippers2-51-50-23
Garden City Gophers5-22-12-01
Steinbach Regional Sabres5-11-21-12
Pool 2
Portage Collegiate TrojansWestwood WarriorsSt. Paul's (Wpg) CrusadersW-LRank
Portage Collegiate Trojans2-50-100-23
Westwood Warriors5-21-21-12
St. Paul's (Wpg) Crusaders10-02-12-01


Date & TimeVisitingHomeResultVenueGenderType
Mar 13, 2023
Garden City GophersvsSteinbach Regional Sabres1-2Championship Final: hockey for all centre - Subway ArenaV BoysBracket
Mar 12, 2023
Steinbach Regional SabresvsSt. Paul's (Wpg) Crusaders4-3Semi-Final 2: hockey for all centre - Subway ArenaV BoysBracket
Mar 12, 2023
Westwood WarriorsvsGarden City Gophers1-2Semi-Final 1: hockey for all centre - Flynn ArenaV BoysBracket
Mar 10, 2023
Steinbach Regional SabresvsGarden City Gophers1-2hockey for all centre - Subway ArenaV BoysRound Robin 1
Mar 10, 2023
Westwood WarriorsvsSt. Paul's (Wpg) Crusaders1-2hockey for all centre - Subway ArenaV BoysRound Robin 1
Mar 10, 2023
Dauphin ClippersvsSteinbach Regional Sabres1-5hockey for all centre - Subway ArenaV BoysRound Robin 1
Mar 10, 2023
Portage Collegiate TrojansvsWestwood Warriors2-5hockey for all centre - Subway ArenaV BoysRound Robin 1
Mar 10, 2023
Dauphin ClippersvsGarden City Gophers2-5hockey for all centre - Subway ArenaV BoysRound Robin 1
Mar 10, 2023
Portage Collegiate TrojansvsSt. Paul's (Wpg) Crusaders0-10hockey for all centre - Subway ArenaV BoysRound Robin 1


Dauphin ClippersWestman High School Hockey League
Portage Collegiate TrojansZone IV High School Hockey League
Westwood WarriorsWildcard: Winnipeg High School Hockey League
Garden City GophersHost / Winnipeg High School Hockey League
Steinbach Regional SabresWildcard: Winnipeg High School Hockey League
St. Paul's (Wpg) CrusadersWinnipeg High School Hockey League

Championship Information

hockey for all centre

Rules & Regulations


A) FORMAT: Both Championships will be a six (6) team round robin tournament divided into two pools of three teams each, with teams advancing to play-off rounds. For the “AA” Championship there will be a consolation and 3rd place game. The “AAAA” Championship will have NO consolation or 3rd place game.

Overtime: overtime will consist of one 10 minute sudden death period of 4 on 4 hockey (depending on ice availability, a second 10 minute overtime (4 on 4) may be added). After that it will be a shoot-out with each team selecting 5 players to shoot. If the score is still tied, then it will be a group of 3 different shooters. If still tied, then it will be one on one with different shooters until a team reaches 12 shooters and then they can begin to reuse players. Overtime will be played to determine championship play-off games only. No team will have fewer than three skaters in overtime, so if a team is penalized in overtime, the other team would add a player rather than the penalized team removing a player. In any case, the penalized player would still serve his or her penalty.

B) RULES: All players must be registered on both Hockey Manitoba Forms, and the MHSAA Online Roster. No additions permitted to MHSAA roster after NOVEMBER 4of current year. The HOME team is the higher ranked/seeded team on the draw. The home team will wear their white sweaters. (The dressing room # will be on the draw). All games will consist of 2 -15 minute and one 20 minute stop time periods. The format will be as follows: (games may be changed depending on ice availability). • a 10 minute pre-game skate approximately 25 minutes prior to game time. • teams will warm up on the 3rd period ice of the preceding game. • a flood 15 minutes prior to game time. (when possible) The mercy rule will be in effect for all games. Running time is used when one team is ahead by 5 or more goals with 5 minutes left in the game. The maximum number of players dressed per game will be 19. The maximum number of coaches, trainers, etc. allowed on the bench will be 4. Each team will be allowed one time out per game.

Any player who receives 4 penalties in one game, or 3 stick penalties, shall be removed from that game. This is not a game misconduct and the penalty can be served by any player.

Players that play in a league that require neck guards will be required to wear them.

Centre ice red line will be used in icing calls. It will not be used for offside calls. This allows teams to pass from their own goal line to the opposition’s blue line.

Tie Breaker Rule: In the event that teams are tied for a playoff position after the round robin, the following procedure will apply:
a) The team with the most wins in the round-robin gains the highest position.
b) If the teams are still tied after 1 above, the winner of the round-robin game between the tied teams gains the highest position.
c) If the teams are still tied after 1, and 2 have been applied, then the team with the best goal average gains the highest position. The goal differential of a team is to be determined in the following manner:
d) Total number of goals for divided by the total number of goals for and against. NOTE: All round-robin games are included.
e) NOTE: The highest percentage gains the highest position.
f) If the teams are still tied after 1, 2, and 3, have been applied, the team with the least number of minutes in penalties throughout all round –robin games, gains the highest position.
g) If the teams are still tied after 1, 2, 3, and 4 have been applied, then the team that scored the first goal in the game between the tied teams gains the highest position.
h) If the teams are still tied after 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 have been applied, a single coin toss will determine which team gains the highest position.
i) In the case where you have three or more teams tied you would move through the steps above one after the other until all ties have been broken.

If any team uses an ineligible player or players, then that team will forfeit the game in which the ineligible player or players played or were listed on the score sheet.

Any player who receives a Fighting or Match penalty in the Provincial Championship will be removed for the duration of the Provincial Championship.

Any player who receives a Game Misconduct will be removed from that game plus the next game.

All leagues must submit penalty statistics of teams which qualify for the Provincial Championships. These penalties will carry over.

All coaches behind bench must have a minimum of Coach Level Certification. Other Hockey Canada qualification, such as safety, and speak out must be held by other bench personnel.


  • Fighting/Match/Gross Misconduct
    • 1st Offense – 5 minutes, game misconduct, expulsion from the Provincial Championships
  • Major/Game Misconduct (All majors become game misconducts with the 5 minute penalty served by any player.)
    • 1st Offense – Remainder of that game plus 1 game ▪
    • 2nd Offense – Remainder of that game and expulsion from the Provincial Championships.
      EXCEPTION – Game misconduct for a minor penalty for hitting from behind will be penalized as follows: 
      • 1st and 2nd Offense – Removed for the remainder of the game. If this penalty occurs in the last 10 minutes of regulation time, the player is suspended for the next game
      • 3rd Offense – 1 game (2 if penalty occurs in last 10 minutes)
  • Misconduct (10 Minute Misconduct)
    • 1st & 2nd Offense – Player serves 10 minutes. Players receiving a 10 minute misconduct with less than 10 minutes left in regulation time, will automatically be suspended for the next regular game as well.
    • 3rd Offense – becomes a game misconduct (1 additional game, if the penalty occurs in the last 10 minutes)
    • Any major misconduct and 10 minute misconduct penalties received during league, exhibition, and/or wildcard games will be carried over to the Provincial Championship.