North West Junior B hockey League started as a Class C in 1994, according to the Website. The first meeting was held in Sexsmith in 1994 and the first group of organizers included Haakstad, representing Sexsmith; Dennis Haugland of Grande Prairie; Gord Reed and Harvey Pratt of Dawson Creek; and Bob Derker of Slave Lake. Reed was appointed league president.
The League was made up of the Grande Prairie Wheelers, Sexsmith Vipers, Dawson Creek Junior Canucks and the Slave Lake Wolves.
The first NWJHL game was played in the fall of 1994. Slave Lake won the championship that year and Grande Prairie and Sexsmith met in the provincial Junior C championship, won by Sexsmith.