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North West Junior Hockey League (NWJHL)
NWJHL Alberta Logo
Sport Ice Hockey
Founded 1994
CEO Ambrose Ralph
No. of teams 7
Country(ies) Canada
Continent North America
Most recent champion(s) Fairview Flyers (1st title)
Most championship(s) Fort St. John Huskies (5)
North Peace Navigators (5)
Official website nwjhl.com


The North West Junior Hockey League is a Junior "B" ice hockey league operating in the Peace River region of Alberta and British Columbia, Canada, sanctioned by Hockey Canada. The winner of Northwest "B" playoffs earns the chance to compete for the Western Canadian Junior "B" Crown, the Keystone Cup. To earn the right to compete, they must face off against the winners of the other Alberta "B" leagues in the Alberta Provincial Junior B Hockey Championship.  The league was originally founded in 1994 as the North West Junior C Hockey League.

FormationEdit

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. Slave Lake won the championship the first year and Grande Prairie and Sexsmith met in the provincial Junior C championship, won by Sexsmith.

The TeamsEdit

Team Centre Arena Founded Joined Titles
Beaverlodge Blades Beaverlodge Beaverlodge Arena 1997 1997 none
Dawson Creek Jr. Canucks Dawson Creek Dawson Creek Memorial Arena 1994 1994 2
Fairview Flyers Fairview, Alberta Fairview Fairplex 2012 2012 2
Fort St. John Huskies Fort St. John North Peace Arena 1966 1996 5
Grande Prairie Kings Clairmont Crosslink County Sportsplex 1994 1994 1
North Peace Navigators Peace River Baytex Energy Centre 2000 2000 5
Sexsmith Vipers Sexsmith Sexsmith Arena unknown unknown 1

Former TeamsEdit

Team Centre Arena
Moberley Lake Icemen Chetwynd, BC Chetwynd & District Recreation Centre
Slave Lake Wolves Slave Lake Arctic Ice Centre
Whitecourt Wolverines Whitecourt Scott Safety Centre

ChampionsEdit

bold denotes also won Russ Barnes Trophy as Alberta Provincial champs and advance to Keystone Cup.

Season Champion
1994-95 Slave Lake Wolves
1995-96 Slave Lake Wolves
1996-97 Slave Lake Wolves
1997-98 Sexsmith Vipers
1998-99 Dawson Creek Jr. Canucks
1999-00 Fort St. John Huskies
2000-01 Fort St. John Huskies
2001-02 Dawson Creek Jr. Canucks
2002-03 Fort St. John Huskies
2003-04 Peace Air Navigators
2004-05 Peace Air Navigators
2005-06 Fort St. John Huskies
2006-07 Fort St. John Huskies
2007-08 North Peace Navigators
2008-09 Whitecourt Wolverines
2009-10 Whitecourt Wolverines
2010-11 Whitecourt Wolverines
2011-12 Whitecourt Wolverines
2012-13 Grand Prairie Kings
2013-14 North Peace Navigators
2014-15 North Peace Navigators
2015-16 North Peace Navigators
2016-17 Fairview Flyers
2017-18 Fort St. John Huskies
2018-19 TBD

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