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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.[1]

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.[2]

This list does not include teams below the junior age group, or senior teams below the AAA level.

Major ProfessionalEdit

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.

Team City Existed[3] League titles[3] Notes
Moose Jaw Sheiks Moose Jaw 1921-22 0 Relocated from Saskatoon midseason, returned to Saskatoon for 1922-23 season
Regina Capitals Regina 1921-25 1
Saskatoon Sheiks Saskatoon 1921, 22-26 0

Minor ProfessionalEdit

Prairie Hockey LeagueEdit

The Prairie Hockey League was formed when the major league Western Canada Hockey League collapsed in 1926. The Prairie League only survived for two seasons.

Team City Existed[3] League titles[3] Notes
Moose Jaw Maroons Moose Jaw 1926-28 0 Known as the Moose Jaw Warriors in 1926-27
Regina Capitals Regina 1926-28 0
Saskatoon Sheiks Saskatoon 1926-28 1

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[4] Lester Patrick Cups[5] 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

Current teams

Team City Established[6] President's Cups[7] Memorial Cups[8] Notes[6]
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.

Former teams

Team City Existed[6] President's Cups[7] Memorial Cups[8] Notes[6]
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[9][10] The team's arena lies one block on the Saskatchewan side of the biprovincial city.

Saskatchewan Junior Hockey LeagueEdit

Team City Established[10] League titles[11] Anavet Cups[12] Royal Bank Cups[13] Notes[10]
Battlefords North Stars Battlefords 1973 1 1 0 Known as the Battlefords Barons (1973–83)
Estevan Bruins Estevan 1971 2 2 0
Flin Flon Bombers Flin Flon 1984 1 1 0 Latest of many incarnations of team name
Humboldt Broncos Humboldt 1970 8 4 2
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
Melfort Mustangs Melfort 1988 2 1 0
Melville Millionaires Melville 1970 0 0 0 Melville Millionaires name dates back to 1915
Nipawin Hawks Nipawin 1986 1 1 0
Notre Dame Hounds Wilcox 1987 1 1 1
Weyburn Red Wings Weyburn 1968 8 5 2 Transferred from Western Hockey League
Yorkton Terriers Yorkton 1972 4 2 0

Junior B Hockey LeaguesEdit

The Prairie Junior Hockey League merged with the North Saskatchewan Junior B Hockey League in 2007 to create a more manageable province-wide league.

League Region Established Provincial Titles[14] Keystone Cup titles[15] Notes
Prairie Junior Hockey League Regina and Saskatoon region 2006 1 1 13 teams

Junior C Hockey LeaguesEdit

League Region Established[16] Notes
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[17], 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.

Team City Established Allan Cups[18] Notes
Lloydminster Border Kings Lloydminster unknown-present 2 Member of the Wild Goose Hockey League[19]
Regina Rangers Regina unknown 1 1941 Allan Cup champions[19]
Melville Millionaires Melville unknown 1 1915 Allan Cup champions
Regina Victorias Regina unknown 1 1914 Allan Cup champions[20]


The Canada West Universities Athletic Association was founded in 1919, representing schools across Western Canada.

Team City Established Conference titles[21] University Cups[22] Women's Titles[23] Notes
U of R Cougars Regina 1985 0 0 0
U of S Huskies Saskatoon 1910s 8* 1 0

*Since 1969


The Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference organizes sport at the collegiate level.

Team City Established ACAC titles[24] CCAA national titles[24] ACAC women's titles[25] Notes
Briercrest College Clippers Caronport 1997 0 0 N/A Does not play ACAC women's hockey, only men's

World ChampionsEdit

The 1934 World Championship was won by the Saskatoon Quakers, representing Canada.

League, regional and national championshipsEdit

Championship Times won Description
WCHL Championship 1 Western Canada Hockey League champion[3]
Prairie League Championship 1 Prairie Hockey League champion
Lester Patrick Cup 1 Western Hockey League (minor pro) champion[5]
President's Cup 7 Western Hockey League champion[7]
Memorial Cup 6 Canadian Major-Junior national champion[8]
Allan Cup 5 Canadian senior national champion[18]
Anavet Cup 26 Saskatchewan/Manitoba Junior "A" regional championship[12]
Royal Bank Cup 9 Canadian Junior "A" national champion[13]
Keystone Cup 10 Western Canada Junior "B" champion[15]
University Cup 1 CIS national university champion[22]
Totals do not include any championships by the Flin Flon Bombers, as the town is predominantly based in Manitoba.


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  2. History. Regina Pats Hockey Club. Retrieved on 2007-01-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Western Canada Hockey League (1921-25). Retrieved on 2006-12-10.
  4. Teams of the WHL/PCHL. The old Western Hockey League. Archived from the original on 2001-12-21. Retrieved on 2006-12-10.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Lester Patrick Cup. Retrieved on 2006-12-10.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 2006-07 WHL Guide. Western Hockey League, 41–136. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 2006-07 WHL Guide. Western Hockey League, 149. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Memorial Cup winners. Retrieved on 2006-12-10.
  9. AJHL history: 1980s. Retrieved on 2007-01-06.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 SJHL history (PDF). Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved on 2007-01-06.
  11. Credential Cup winners. Retrieved on 2007-01-06.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Avanet Cup winners. Retrieved on 2007-01-06.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Royal Bank Cup winners. Retrieved on 2007-01-06.
  14. Saskatchewan Jr. B provinal winners. Retrieved on 2007-01-06.
  15. 15.0 15.1 Keystone Cup champions. Rauzulu's Street. Retrieved on 2006-12-10.
  16. Saskatchewan Jr. C. Retrieved on 2007-01-06.
  17. Saskatchewan Prairie Ice. Retrieved on 2007-01-06.
  18. 18.0 18.1 Past winners of the Allan Cup. Retrieved on 2006-12-12.
  19. 19.0 19.1 "Lloydminster Border Kings win Allan Cup",, 2001-04-14. Retrieved on 2006-12-10. 
  20. Regina Victorias defeat Winnipeg Monarchs. Regina Post-Leader reproduced by Collections Canada. Retrieved on 2007-01-06.
  21. Canada West Winter Championship History (pdf). Archived from the original on 2007-10-14. Retrieved on 2006-12-12.
  22. 22.0 22.1 CIS Winter Championship History (pdf). Archived from the original on 2007-10-14. Retrieved on 2006-12-12.
  23. 2007-08 CIS Women's Hockey Media Guide And Almanac (pdf). Retrieved on 2008-03-10.
  24. 24.0 24.1 Men's hockey champions. ACAC. Retrieved on 2006-12-12.
  25. Women's hockey champions. ACAC. Retrieved on 2008-03-10.

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