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1955-1961 Winnipeg Warriors

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Winnipeg Warriors ProgramWestern Hockey League (1955-1961)

Born: 1955
Folded: Postseason 1961

Arena: Winnipeg Arena

Team Colors:

Owner: Jack Perrin

 

The Winnipeg Warriors were a professional minor league hockey team that played six campaigns in the Western Hockey League between 1955 and 1961.

The Warriors’ big name was Bill Mosienko.  The diminutive winger was a Winnipeg native who helped to launch the Warriors after completing a 14-year NHL career.  At the time Mosienko retired from the NHL, he was the league’s 7th all-time leading scorer.  He would go on to play four more seasons in the WHL, finally retiring in 1959 at the age of 38.

The Warriors won the President’s Cup as champions of the Western Hockey League during their charmed debut season of 1955-56.

The Warriors struggled financially at Winnipeg Arena and with the long travel distances required to reach WHL opponents in Alberta, British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest.  The club’s closest rival, the Calgary Stampeders, were 600 miles away.  After a failed effort by Warriors owner to move the team to San Francisco in the spring of 1961, the Warriors ceased operations.

 

==Winnipeg Warriors Programs on Fun While It Lasted==

Year Date Opponent Score Program Other

1958-59

1958-59 11/8/1958 @ Calgary Stampeders L 5-2 Program

 

==Links==

Western Hockey League Programs

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Written by AC

June 25th, 2015 at 4:41 pm

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