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The following is a list of ice hockey teams in Saskatchewan, past and present. It includes the league(s) they play for, and championships won.
The province of Saskatchewan has been without professional hockey since the Saskatoon Quakers demise in the Western Hockey League in 1959. The only major professional teams in Saskatchewan history played in the Western Canada Hockey League in the 1920s. In 1983, a bid to buy and relocate the National Hockey League's St. Louis Blues to Saskatoon was vetoed by the NHL.
The province is a hot bed for junior hockey with five Western Hockey League teams and the twelve team Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. The Regina Pats are the oldest continuously operating junior team in Canada, tracing their beginnings back to 1917.
Western Canada Hockey LeagueEdit
The Western Canada Hockey League was the first major-professional league on the prairies. Founded in 1921, it collapsed due to escalating costs in 1926, and was reformed as the Prairie Hockey League from 1926-28.
|Moose Jaw Sheiks||Moose Jaw||1921-22||0||Relocated from Saskatoon midseason, returned to Saskatoon for 1922-23 season|
|Saskatoon Sheiks||Saskatoon||1921, 22-26||0|
Prairie Hockey LeagueEdit
|Moose Jaw Maroons||Moose Jaw||1926-28||0||Known as the Moose Jaw Warriors in 1926-27|
Western Hockey LeagueEdit
The professional Western Hockey League was formed following a merger with the Pacific Coast Hockey League and the Western Canada Senior Hockey League. The Saskatoon Quakers lost their amateur status when they joined the new league.
|Team||City||Existed||Lester Patrick Cups||Notes|
|Saskatoon Quakers||Saskatoon||1951-56, 58-59||1|
|Saskatoon/St. Paul Regals||Saskatoon/St. Paul||1957-58||0||Split home schedule between Saskatoon and St. Paul, MN|
Currently lacking any professional teams, the top level of hockey in Saskatchewan is junior. Five teams compete in the Major-Junior Western Hockey League, while the Junior-A Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League comprises 12 teams. The border city of Lloydminster competes in the Alberta Junior Hockey League.
Western Hockey LeagueEdit
|Team||City||Established||President's Cups||Memorial Cups||Notes|
|Moose Jaw Warriors||Moose Jaw||1984||0||0||Founded in 1980 as the Winnipeg Warriors|
|Prince Albert Raiders||Prince Albert||1982||1||1|
|Regina Pats||Regina||1966||2||4*||Franchise founded in 1917|
|Saskatoon Blades||Saskatoon||1966||0||0||Founding predates the WHL|
|Swift Current Broncos||Swift Current||1967-74, 1986||2||1||Founded in 1967; Existed as the Lethbridge Broncos from 1974–86|
*Three of the Regina Pats' Memorial Cups predate the WHL.
|Team||City||Existed||President's Cups||Memorial Cups||Notes|
|Estevan Bruins||Estevan||1966-71||1||0||Founding preates the WHL; Became the New Westminster Bruins in 1971|
|Flin Flon Bombers||Flin Flon||1967-78||2||0||Founding predates the WHL; Became Edmonton Oil Kings in 1978|
|Moose Jaw Canucks||Moose Jaw||1966-68||1||0||Founding predates the WHL; Left WCHL to rejoin SJHL|
|Weyburn Red Wings||Weyburn||1966-68||0||0||Founding predates the WHL; Left WCHL to rejoin SJHL|
Alberta Junior Hockey LeagueEdit
|Team||City||Established||League titles||Doyle Cups||Royal Bank Cups||Notes|
|Lloydminster Bobcats||Lloydminster||1988||0||0||0||Previously the Lloydminster Lancers of the SJHL (1982–88); known as the Lloydminster Blazers 1988-05 The team's arena lies one block on the Saskatchewan side of the biprovincial city.|
Saskatchewan Junior Hockey LeagueEdit
|Team||City||Established||League titles||Anavet Cups||Royal Bank Cups||Notes|
|Battlefords North Stars||Battlefords||1973||1||1||0||Known as the Battlefords Barons (1973–83)|
|Flin Flon Bombers||Flin Flon||1984||1||1||0||Latest of many incarnations of team name|
|Kindersley Klippers||Kindersley||1993||2||0||0||Founded in 1991 as the Saskatoon Titans|
|La Ronge Ice Wolves||La Ronge||1998||1||0||0||Won first League title in 2010|
|Melville Millionaires||Melville||1970||0||0||0||Melville Millionaires name dates back to 1915|
|Notre Dame Hounds||Wilcox||1987||1||1||1|
|Weyburn Red Wings||Weyburn||1968||8||5||2||Transferred from Western Hockey League|
Junior B Hockey LeaguesEdit
|League||Region||Established||Provincial Titles||Keystone Cup titles||Notes|
|Prairie Junior Hockey League||Regina and Saskatoon region||2006||1||1||13 teams|
Junior C Hockey LeaguesEdit
|Saskatchewan Junior C Hockey League||Regina region||1996||8 teams|
Semi-professional, senior and amateurEdit
Western Women's Hockey LeagueEdit
The National Women's Hockey League is the top level of women's hockey in Canada. The Saskatchewan Prairie Ice joined the league in 2006 following a merger with the Western Women's Hockey League. However, due to unforeseen circumstances regarding scheduling between the WWHL and NWHL, the merger never took place. That coupled with the collapse of the NWHL, left the Prairie Ice in the WWHL.
|Team||City||Existed||WWHL / NWHL titles||Notes|
|Saskatchewan Prairie Ice||Lumsden||2004-06||0||Member of NWHL 2006-07, Suspended operations for the 2007-08 WWHL season.|
Four senior AAA hockey teams from Saskatchewan have captured the Allan Cup as the national Senior hockey champion of Canada. the Lloydminster Border Kings are the defending Allan Cup champions.
|Lloydminster Border Kings||Lloydminster||unknown-present||2||Member of the Wild Goose Hockey League|
|Regina Rangers||Regina||unknown||1||1941 Allan Cup champions|
|Melville Millionaires||Melville||unknown||1||1915 Allan Cup champions|
|Regina Victorias||Regina||unknown||1||1914 Allan Cup champions|
|Team||City||Established||Conference titles||University Cups||Women's Titles||Notes|
|U of R Cougars||Regina||1985||0||0||0|
|U of S Huskies||Saskatoon||1910s||8*||1||0|
The Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference organizes sport at the collegiate level.
|Team||City||Established||ACAC titles||CCAA national titles||ACAC women's titles||Notes|
|Briercrest College Clippers||Caronport||1997||0||0||N/A||Does not play ACAC women's hockey, only men's|
League, regional and national championshipsEdit
|WCHL Championship||1||Western Canada Hockey League champion|
|Prairie League Championship||1||Prairie Hockey League champion|
|Lester Patrick Cup||1||Western Hockey League (minor pro) champion|
|President's Cup||7‡||Western Hockey League champion|
|Memorial Cup||6‡||Canadian Major-Junior national champion|
|Allan Cup||5||Canadian senior national champion|
|Anavet Cup||26‡||Saskatchewan/Manitoba Junior "A" regional championship|
|Royal Bank Cup||9||Canadian Junior "A" national champion|
|Keystone Cup||10||Western Canada Junior "B" champion|
|University Cup||1||CIS national university champion|
- ‡Totals do not include any championships by the Flin Flon Bombers, as the town is predominantly based in Manitoba.
- ↑ 1983 NHL Entry Draft. hockeydraftcentral.com. Retrieved on 2007-01-06.
- ↑ History. Regina Pats Hockey Club. Retrieved on 2007-01-06.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Western Canada Hockey League (1921-25). hockeyleaguehistory.com. Retrieved on 2006-12-10.
- ↑ Teams of the WHL/PCHL. The old Western Hockey League. Archived from the original on 2001-12-21. Retrieved on 2006-12-10.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Lester Patrick Cup. legendsofhockey.net. Retrieved on 2006-12-10.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 2006-07 WHL Guide. Western Hockey League, 41–136.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 2006-07 WHL Guide. Western Hockey League, 149.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 Memorial Cup winners. chl.ca. Retrieved on 2006-12-10.
- ↑ AJHL history: 1980s. ajhl.ca. Retrieved on 2007-01-06.
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 SJHL history (PDF). sjhl.sk.ca. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved on 2007-01-06.
- ↑ Credential Cup winners. sjhl.sk.ca. Retrieved on 2007-01-06.
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 Avanet Cup winners. sjhl.sk.ca. Retrieved on 2007-01-06.
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 Royal Bank Cup winners. hockeycanada.ca. Retrieved on 2007-01-06.
- ↑ Saskatchewan Jr. B provinal winners. nsjhl.com. Retrieved on 2007-01-06.
- ↑ 15.0 15.1 Keystone Cup champions. Rauzulu's Street. Retrieved on 2006-12-10.
- ↑ Saskatchewan Jr. C. nsjhl.com. Retrieved on 2007-01-06.
- ↑ Saskatchewan Prairie Ice. prairieice.com. Retrieved on 2007-01-06.
- ↑ 18.0 18.1 Past winners of the Allan Cup. allancup.ca. Retrieved on 2006-12-12.
- ↑ 19.0 19.1 "Lloydminster Border Kings win Allan Cup", cbc.ca, 2001-04-14. Retrieved on 2006-12-10.
- ↑ Regina Victorias defeat Winnipeg Monarchs. Regina Post-Leader reproduced by Collections Canada. Retrieved on 2007-01-06.
- ↑ Canada West Winter Championship History (pdf). canadawest.org. Archived from the original on 2007-10-14. Retrieved on 2006-12-12.
- ↑ 22.0 22.1 CIS Winter Championship History (pdf). canadawest.org. Archived from the original on 2007-10-14. Retrieved on 2006-12-12.
- ↑ 2007-08 CIS Women's Hockey Media Guide And Almanac (pdf). cisport.ca. Retrieved on 2008-03-10.
- ↑ 24.0 24.1 Men's hockey champions. ACAC. Retrieved on 2006-12-12.
- ↑ Women's hockey champions. ACAC. Retrieved on 2008-03-10.