The Avalon East Senior Hockey League is a Senior hockey league in Newfoundland and Labrador. The league dates back to 1967.

The Newfoundland Senior Hockey League was founded in 2011 with the Conception Bay North Cee Bee Stars and the Mount Pearl Blades joining the new league.   The departure of the two franchises involved legal proceedings regarding the distribution of  payouts from the Herder Cup tournament games played at the Mile One Centre. The league collapsed in June, 2014 and both teams tried to rejoin the AESHL after being rejected by the Central/West Senior Hockey League for membership.  The AESHL rejected both teams applications teams in August, 2014, citing the league's policy against paying players; forcing both to shut down operations for 2014-15. A team from Trinity-Placentia had also applied to join the league for the 2014-15 season, this application was also rejected.

The Conception Bay North Cee Bee Stars were accepted back into the league for the 2015-16 season.

On September 20, 2015 upon completion of their fall meeting Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador announced that two leagues had been approved for the 2015-16 playing season, Avalon East Senior Hockey League and the Newfoundland & Labrador Senior A Hockey League. The two league champions will complete for the Herder Memorial Trophy and a berth as the provinces representative for the Atlantic regional championship for qualification for the 2017 Allan Cup which will be held in Kenora, Ontario. The tournament will have the two league champions play a best-of-five series to determine the winner. The champion of the NLSAHL will host games one and two on March 19 and 20, 2016. The Avalon East League champion will game 3 on March 25th and if needed games 4 and 5 on March 26 and 27. The release announcing the playoff also stated that "The Avalon East winning team will be permitted six (6) strengthening players from their own league for Herder competition."


Team Centre Arena
Bell Island Blues Bell Island Monsignor Bartlett Memorial Arena
Harbour Grace Cee Bee Stars Harbour Grace Danny Cleary Community Centre
Northeast Eagles Torbay Jack Byrne Arena
St. John's Capitals St. John's Rogers Bussey Arena
Southern Shore Breakers Witless Bay Southern Shore Arena

League Playoff ChampionsEdit

The league champion advances to the Herder Memorial Cup tournament to determine the Newfoundland and Labrador Senior Hockey Championship


Former TeamsEdit

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