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This is the 2015-16 Maritime Junior A Hockey League season.  This is the league's 49th season dating back to the previous names of Maritime Hockey League and prior to that Metro Valley Junior Hockey League dating back to the 1967-68 season. The league has gone back and forth over the last few seasons with the MJAHL and MHL monikers.

The league renamed its divisions to the from the Eastlink and Roger Meek to the Eastlink North and Eastlink South divisions respectively.

The league featured the same 12 teams playing 48 games each with the regular season starting on September 10, 2015 and ending on March 13, 2016.

The league was involved in the Central Canada Cup All-Star Challenge which will be held in Cornwall, Ontario November 16-18.

Miramichi Timberwolves player Matt Cusson was indefinitley suspended by the league for conduct detrimental to the league for actions in a game November 5th at the Pictou County Wellness Centre rink, where after being ejected from the game he flung his stick into the crowd where it narrowly missed two spectators that were watching the game from wheelchairs due to two other spectators shielding the wheelchair bound spectators including a 15 boy disabled by Muscular Dystrophy.  After the game the Timberwolves management offfered an apology to the family and offered then a trip to the Crushers next game in Miramichi for a face-to-face apology.Link to Chronicle-Herald newsarticle on incident.  The suspension is now 3 games according to the league website.

Franchise changesEdit

  • none

TeamsEdit

Eastlink South Division
Team Joined Centre Arena
Amherst Ramblers 1967 Amherst, Nova Scotia Amherst Stadium
Pictou County Crushers 1967 New Glasgow, Nova Scotia Pictou County Wellness Centre
South Shore Lumberjacks 2004 Bridgewater, Nova Scotia Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre
Truro Bearcats 1997 Truro, Nova Scotia Rath Eastlink Community Centre
Valley Wildcats 1986 Berwick, Nova Scotia Kings Mutual Century Centre
Yarmouth Mariners 1976 Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Mariners Centre
Eastlink North Division
Team Joined Centre Arena
Campbellton Tigers 1996 Campbellton, New Brunswick Campbellton Memorial Civic Center
County Aces 2014 St. Stephen, New Brunswick Garcelon Civic Centre
Dieppe Commandos 1983 Dieppe, New Brunswick Arthur-J-LeBlanc Centre
Miramichi Timberwolves 2000 Miramichi, New Brunswick Miramichi Civic Centre
Summerside Western Capitals 1991 Summerside, Prince Edward Island Credit Union Place
Woodstock Slammers 2003 Woodstock, New Brunswick Carleton Civic Centre

StandingsEdit

Eastlink South Division
Team GP W L T OTL SOL GF GA PIM P
Truro Bearcats 48 25 15 - 5 3 134 116 1123 58
Valley Wildcats 48 26 17 - 2 3 179 165 1211 57
Pictou County Crushers 48 25 18 - 5 0 172 143 1094 55
South Shore Lumberjacks 48 24 21 - 2 1 138 142 1199 51
Amherst Ramblers 48 17 29 - 1 1 142 187 1007 36
Yarmouth Mariners 48 13 35 - 0 0 141 222 1002 26
Eastlink North Division
Team GP W L T OTL SOL GF GA PIM P
Summerside Western Capitals 48 34 12 - 1 1 207 150 1008 70
Woodstock Slammers 48 32 10 - 5 1 197 124 867 70
Dieppe Commandos 48 33 14 - 1 0 207 160 780 67
Campbellton Tigers 48 23 16 - 7 2 152 143 605 55
Miramichi Timberwolves 48 26 20 - 0 2 178 177 1377 54
County Aces 48 10 36 - 2 0 124 242 1302 22

PlayoffsEdit

FormatEdit

The top four teams in each division qualified for the Kent Cup Playoffs. All three rounds will be best-of-seven. The playoff champion will advance to the 2016 Fred Page Cup which will be hosted by the Woodstock Slammers at the Carleton Civic Centre in Woodstock, New Brunswick.  The winner of the Fred Page Cup will advance to the 2016 Royal Bank Cup being held in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan hosted by the Lloydminster Bobcats of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.

South Division SemifinalsEdit

North Division SemifinalsEdit

South Division FinalEdit

North Division FinalEdit

Kent Cup FinalEdit

The Pictou County Crushers advance to the 2016 Fred Page Cup.

2016 MHL champs Pictou County Crushers

2016 MHL champs Pictou County Weeks Crushers

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