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Canadian Premier Junior Hockey League
CPJHL logo
Founded 2016
Website CPJHL

The Canadian Premier Junior Hockey League was formed when a group of existing and new owners responded to the ever increasing desire of players to play in a league which will enhanced their plans to be a college-bound hockey player. The CPJHL was put together to fill this the role of increasing competitiveness, commitment to the Junior hockey player and to provide a recruiting ground for NCAA, NJCAA and CIS college coaches. The league is governed by an impartial Commissioner, and all team owners are highly involved, working together to ensure the success of all our players.

The CPJHL will play a 48 game regular season that runs from September through March, culminating with playoffs.  The CPJHL will conduct a Showcase and All-Star Game throughout the course of the regular season where the league comes together to showcase its member teams and their players.

The CPJHL is a developmental league, where many players begin their junior careers. As a development league, every player will participate in 2 – 4 practices per week (dependant on game schedule) with one weekly practice focused solely on individual skill development. It is this developmental stage of the player’s life where adjustments to the playing style at a higher level of hockey and maintaining the academic excellence requirements of one’s collegiate futures must co-exist. The CPJHL’s mission is to fully prepare every player to achieve their personal hockey goals.

The CPJHL will not accept any more than 12 teams in 2016/17, and is limited to 25 players and 3 goalies per team. As our primary focus is player development, we believe that by limiting the number of players and teams, that the league and team staff can keep its primary focus on what’s most important – the players. Players will get more ice time, and no player will get lost in the shuffle.

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The Almonte Jr. Sharpshooters were originally listed as being based out of the Cavanagh Sensplex in Ottawa but were announced as moving to Almonte in June of 2016. As of July 25th, the team is listed as being known as the Almonte Jr. Sharpshooters on the CPJHL page and as the Ottawa Sharpshooters as a member of the National College Prospects Hockey League based out of the same arena in Almonte on that league's website. The organization is listing on its website that it is sponsoring two teams for the 2016-17 season.

On September 16, 2016 the CPJHL issued a press release stating that the Akwesasne Chiefs and Coldwater Falconsoperations were ceased by the league.  The reason cited was that neither team had not recruited weel enough to put a competitive team on the ice that would not jeopardize the quality of play or the safety of the players.

In late September 2016 the league suspended the operations of the Burk's Falls Bruins.


East Division Location Arena
Almonte Jr. Sharpshooters Almonte, Ontario Almonte Community Centre
Glengarry Highlanders Maxville, Ontario Maxville Arena
Norwood Nemesis Norwood, Ontario Asphodel-Norwood Community Centre
O-town Rebels Ottawa, Ontario Minto Skating Centre
West Division Location Arena
Essa Stallions Angus, Ontario Angus Recreation Centre
Grey Highlands Hawks Markdale, Ontario Centre Grey Recreation Complex
Muskoka Wild Port Carling, Ontario Port Carling Arena
Seaforth Generals Seaforth, Ontario Seaforth & District Community Centre

Defunct TeamsEdit

Team Location Arena Fate
Akwesasne Chiefs Akwesasne, Ontario A'Nowara'Ko Wa Arena Folded by league September 16, 2016
Burk's Falls Bruins Burk's Falls, Ontario Armour Ryerson & Burk's Falls Memorial Arena Folded by league lated September 2016
Coldwater Falcons Coldwater, Ontario Coldwater Community Centre Folded by league September 16, 2016

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