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2016-17 HJBHL Season

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This is the 2016-17 Heritage Junior Hockey League season.  This is the league's 30th season.

Membership changesEdit

  • The Medicine Hat Cubs were forced to cease operations in mid-January of 2016 for the balance of the season due to a lack of players.  The league had stated in a press release after the announcement that they were expecting the team to attend the league annual general meeting in May with a plan in place to be able to restart the team for the 2016-17 season.  The team is back in the league for the 2016-17 season.

Current Teams (2016-17)Edit

The HJHL has 2 divisions for the 2016-2017 season.

Team Centre Arena
North Division
Airdrie Thunder Airdrie Ron Ebbesen Arena
Blackfalds Wranglers Blackfalds Blackfalds Arena
Mountainview Colts Didsbury Didsbury Recreation Complex
Ponoka Stampeders Ponoka Ponoka Culture & Recreation Complex
Red Deer Vipers Red Deer Red Deer Arena
Stettler Lightning Stettler Stettler Recreation Centre
Three Hills Thrashers Three Hills Three Hills Centennial Place
South Division
Banff Academy Bears Banff Banff Recreation Centre
Coaldale Copperheads Coaldale Coaldale Arena
Cochrane Generals Cochrane Spray Lakes Sawmills Family Sports Centre
High River Flyers High River Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex
Medicine Hat Cubs Medicine Hat Kinplex
Okotoks Bisons Okotoks Murray Arena
Strathmore Wheatland Kings Strathmore Strathmore Family Centre


To be added upon completion of the regular season.



The top six teams in each divison qualify for the playoffs.  The top two seeds earm a bye into the division semifinals. The 3rd place team plays the 6th place team and the 4th place team plays the 5th place team in a best-of-three qualifying round.  The teams are re-seeded for the  best-of-seven divison semifinal round.  The division semifinal winners meet in the best-of-seven division final round.  The divison winners meet in the best-of-seven league championship series.  For overtime play the league uses one ten minute overtime period folllowed by 20 minute overtime periods.

As one of the largest Junior B leagues in Alberta, both the league champion, and the losing finalist qualify for the Alberta Provincial Junior B Hockey Championship. The winner of this tournament earns the right to compete for the Western Canadian Junior "B" Crown, the Keystone Cup.

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