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Central Canada Hockey League Tier 2
Eastern Ontario Junior B
Head Office Ottawa, Ontario
Official Web site EOJHL
Commissioner Dwaine Barkley
Conference Presidents Ron McRostie
John Shorey
Founded 1966
Teams

22-(2014-15)

16 (2015-16)

2014-15 Champion Casselman Vikings

The Central Canada Hockey League Tier 2 (formerly known as the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League until after the 2014-15 season) is a Canadian Junior ice hockey league operating in eastern Ontario. The league is sanctioned by the Ottawa District Hockey Association and Hockey Canada. The 16 member team of the league compete for the D. Arnold Carson Memorial Trophy.

HistoryEdit

The EOJHL was founded in 1966 as the Rideau-St. Lawrence Junior "B" Hockey League. Through a merger with the Upper Ottawa Valley Junior "B" Hockey League and the folding of the Lanark-Renfrew Junior "C" Hockey League, the league had grown to 22 different teams. The EOJHL was the biggest Junior "B" league in all of Canada and is the only Junior "B" league in the Ottawa District Hockey Association.  With a new affilation with the Central Canada Hockey League in place for the 2015-16 season the league was renamed the Central Canada Hockey League Tier 2 and as part of this arangement the league dropped down to 16 teams with 3 teams folding and 3 teams joining other Junior leagues in the area

The EOJHL was broken up into two traditional conferences that operated separately of each other. Each conference had two divisions. Each conference had its own president and each one operates under variable rules allowed by the ODHA. Each division played off to declare its own champion, after which the four champion teams would play-off for the Metro/Valley Championship and Rideau/St. Lawrence Championship. The winner of these two championships would playoff in a best-of-7 series for the D. Arnold Carson Memorial Trophy, the EOJHL crown. The Metro Division champion had gone on to win the last seven EOJHL championships, when the St. Lawrence Division's Alexandria Glens broke the streak in 2007.

In the playoffs, the Shawville Pontiacs and Gatineau Mustangs were both eligible to compete in Hockey Quebec's Coupe Dodge Junior "AA" Championships. Gatineau was the host of the 2006 Coupe Dodge.  Both teams were out of the league after the realignment in 2015.

In 2007, the Kemptville 73's moved from the EOJHL to the Central Junior A Hockey League. A season later, the EOJHL sold their franchise rights to the then-owners of the Casselman Stars of the Eastern Ontario Junior C Hockey League and then town of Casselman, Ontario. The new team, the Casselman Vikings, will begin play in the 2008-09 season.

In 2009, the Carleton Place Kings left the league to join the Central Junior A Hockey League, they were replaced by the new Almonte Thunder. In late May 2009, the league dropped the Junior "B" designation from its name, becoming the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League.

In 2014, the league participated in the Don Johnson Memorial Cup for the first and apparently only time as the tournament was relabeled as the eastern Canada Junior B championship from the Atlantic Canada Junior B championship.  Arnprior, Ontario was originally selected to host the 2015 Don Johnson Memorial Cup but the tournament was re-awarded to Tyne Valley, Prince Edward Island and the league champion did not participate in the tournament

In the early part of 2015 the league reportedly worked out affiliation agreement with the teams of the Central Canada Hockey League.  The Junior Hockey News website ran an article on April 15th reporting the changes but stated the leagues will hold off on the announcement until the end of the playoffs. The affilation agreement will apparently lead the league being renamed the Central Canada Hockey League Tier 2 and the dropping of six teams from the league (Gananoque Islanders, Akwesasne Wolves, Morrisburg Lions, Almonte Thunder, Shawville Pontiacs, and the Gatineau Mustangs.)  The Gananoque Islanders were reported (as of April 16, 2015) to be joining the Empire Junior C Hockey League  The teams remaining in the league with this arrangement were the Ottawa West Golden Knights, Ottawa Junior Canadians, Clarence Creek Castors, Metcalfe Jets, Stittsville Rams, Renfrew Timberwolves, Perth Blue Wings, Arnprior Packers, Casselman Vikings, Winchester Hawks, Char-Lan Rebels and the Alexandria Glens.The structure of the two leagues will be similar in theory with the North American Hockey League and their feeder leagues (North American 3 Hockey League and the North American 3 Eastern Hockey League).

The TeamsEdit

The teams were realigned into east and west divisions for 2015-16.  The Rideau and Valley Divisions will form the West Divsion and St. Lawrence and Metro Divisions will form the East Division.

East Division
Team Centre Arena Founded CCHL Affiliate 2014-15 Record Points
Alexandria Glens Alexandria Billy Gebbie Arena 1967 Hawkesbury Hawks 23-14-3 49
Casselman Vikings Casselman Complexe J.R. Brisson 2008 34-4-2 70
Char-Lan Rebels Williamstown Charlottenburgh Recreation Centre 1979 19-20-1 39
Clarence Beavers Clarence Clarence Creek Recreation Centre 1980 20-16-4 44
Metcalfe Jets Metcalfe Larry Robinson Arena 1967 18-18-4 40
Ottawa Jr. Canadians Kanata Jack Charron Arena 1973 17-19-4 38
Ottawa West Golden Knights Ottawa Barbara Ann Scott Arena 1983 23-16-1 47
Winchester Hawks Winchester Winchester Community Centre 1971 23-14-3 49
West Division
Team Centre Arena Founded CCHL Affiliate 2014-15 Record Points
Arnprior Packers Arnprior Nick Smith Centre 1965 23-16-1 47
Athens Aeros Athens Centre 76 Arena 1968 17-20-7 41
Brockville Tikis Brockville Brockville Memorial Centre 1967 Brockville Braves 20-20-4 44
Perth Blue Wings Perth Perth & District Community Centre 1936 10-30-0 20
Prescott Flyers Prescott Leo Boivin Community Centre 1971 33-7-4 70
Renfrew Timberwolves Renfrew Mat-e-way Arena 1987 27-9-4 58
Richmond Royals Richmond, Ontario Goulbourn Recreation Complex 1968 27-12-1 55
Westport Rideaus Westport Westport Community Arena 1967 Smiths Falls Bears 19-24-1 39

D. Arnold Carson Memorial Trophy ChampionsEdit

Glens with Carson Trophy

Alexandria Glens with Carson Trophy (2007)

2016 Casselman Vikings
2015 Casselman Vikings
2014 Casselman Vikings
2013 Ottawa Jr. Canadians
2012 Casselman Vikings
2011 Clarence Beavers
2010 Ottawa Jr. Canadians
2009 Ottawa West Golden Knights
2008 Alexandria Glens
2007 Alexandria Glens
2006 Ottawa West Golden Knights
2005 Ottawa West Golden Knights
2004 Metcalfe Jets
2003 Ottawa West Golden Knights
2002 Ottawa West Golden Knights
2001 Clarence Beavers
2000 Voisins de Papineau
1999 Kemptville 73's
1998 Westport Rideaus
1997 Kemptville 73's
1996 Perth Blue Wings
1995 Metcalfe Jets
1994 Clarence Beavers
1993 Renfrew Timberwolves
1992 Perth Blue Wings
1991 Navan Grads
1990 Renfrew Timberwolves
1989 South Ottawa Canadians
1988 Renfrew Timberwolves
1987 Metcalfe Jets
1986 Char-Lan Rebels
1985 Ottawa West Golden Knights
1984 Metcalfe Jets
1983 Metcalfe Jets
1982 South Ottawa Canadians
1981 South Ottawa Canadians
1980 St. Isidore Eagles
1979 South Ottawa Canadians
1978 Morrisburg Lions
1977 Renfrew Lions
1976 Morrisburg Lions
1975 Vanier 72's
1974 Ottawa 67 Bees
1973 Gatineau Volants
1972 Metcalfe Jets
1971 Ottawa 67 Bees
1970 Ottawa 67 Bees
1969 Renfrew Lions
1968 Ottawa 67 Bees
1967 Hawkesbury Combines

Other Notable AwardsEdit

Gill Trophy Awarded to Rideau Division Playoff Champions
Alex English Trophy Awarded to St. Lawrence Division Playoff Champions
Ottawa Nepean Sportsplex Trophy Awarded to Metro Division Playoff Champions
Carl Foley Trophy Awarded to Valley Division Playoff Champions
Don Valcour Trophy Awarded to Rideau/St. Lawrence Conference Playoff Champions
Dwaine Barkley Trophy Awarded to Metro/Valley Conference Playoff Champions

Former Member TeamsEdit

The following teams were dropped when the league became an affilitate of the Central Canada Hockey League:

See AlsoEdit

List of EOJHL Seasons


External linksEdit

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