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Canadian Junior A Outline


The New Brunswick Junior Hockey League (NBJHL) was a Canadian Junior ice hockey league in the province of New Brunswick. The NBJHL was in competition for the Callaghan Cup and Centennial Cup as a Junior A league.

HistoryEdit

Possibly founded in 1969, the NBJHL was the premier Jr. A league of the province of New Brunswick. In 1970, the league was relegated to Tier II Junior A and competition for the Centennial Cup. In 1982-83, the league was in direct competition for fans with the American Hockey League, who put two of their Semi-Professional teams in the NBJHL's Jr. A markets. In 1983, the Fredericton Red Wings folded, leaving the Moncton Hawks as the only strong team in the league. Instead of continuing on in the depleted NBJHL, the Hawks elected to move to Nova Scotia's Jr. A league, the Metro Valley Junior Hockey League, leaving the NBJHL to fold.

The core of the league through its entirety seems to have been the Moncton Beavers and teams from Fredericton, like the Fredericton Chevies, Fredericton High School, and Fredericton Red Wings.

TeamsEdit

Fredericton Chevies (1969-1971) renamed Jr. North Stars

Moncton Beavers (1969-1981) renamed Hawks

Sussex Royals (1969-1973)

Saint John Schooners (1969-1973)

Fredericton Jr. North Stars (1971-1972) renamed Chevies again

Riverview Reds (1971-1972)

Cap Pele Fishermen (1972-1973)

St. John 77’s (1973-1978)

Fredericton Chevies (1973-1974)

Fredericton HS Black Kats (1974-1976)

Cap Pele Fishermen (1974-1980) folded mid-season

University of Moncton Blue Eagles (1974-1977)

UNBSJ Red Barons (1974-1975)

Riverview Blues (1974-1975)

Fredericton Red Wings (1976-1983) folded

Port City Mariners (1978-1980)

St. Jonn Stingers (1980-1983) fold with league

Moncton Hawks (1981-1983) join Metro Valley Jr. A League

Edmunston Eskimos (1981-1982) folded mid-season

Black’s Harbour Silver Kings (1982-1983) folded mid-season



SeasonsEdit

ChampionsEdit

  • 1970 Fredericton Chevies
  • 1971 Moncton Beavers
  • 1972 Moncton Beavers
  • 1973 Moncton Beavers
  • 1974 Moncton Beavers
  • 1975 Cap Pele Fishermen
  • 1976 St. John 77's
  • 1977 Fredericton Red Wings
  • 1978 Fredericton Red Wings
  • 1979 Fredericton Red Wings
  • 1980 Moncton Beavers
  • 1981 Moncton Beavers
  • 1982 Moncton Hawks
  • 1983 Moncton Hawks

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