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St. John's Junior Hockey League

St. John's Junior Hockey League



Canadian Junior A Outline


The St. John's Junior Hockey League is a Jr. B league operating in Newfoundland. The League was promoted to Tier II Jr. A from 1989 to 1991. The league champion played against the winner of the Central-West Junior Hockey League for the Veitch Memorial Trophy from 2005 to 2013 when that league collapsed leaving the St. John's Junior Hockey League as the only Jr. B league in the province.  The Veitch Memorial Trophy is not awarded when there is only one league at the top level in the province.

TeamsEdit

Current MembersEdit

Team Centre Arena
Avalon Jr. Capitals St. John's Goulds Arena
CBN Jr. Stars Bay Roberts Bay Arena
CBR Renegades Conception Bay South Robert French Arena
Mount Pearl Jr. Blades Mount Pearl The Glacier
Northeast Eagles Torbay Jack Byrne Arena
St. John's Jr. Caps St. John's Twin Rinks
Southern Shore Breakers Witless Bay Southern Shore Arena
Trinity-Placentia Flyers Placentia Whitbourne Stadium

Former MembersEdit

  • Brother Rice Celtics (1980-1982) suspended by league 9 games into the 1982-83 season
  • Mount Pearl Jr. Blades (1980-1997) withdrew late in 1996-97 season; return for 1998-99 season
  • St. John's Guards (1980-1982)
  • St. John's PWC (1980-1981)
  • St. John's Shamrocks (1980-1987)
  • St. John's Gonzaga (1981-1982)
  • St. John's Jr. 50s (1982-1993)
  • Conception Bay South Raiders (1982-1987, 1994-1995)
  • Clarenville Jr. Caribous (1983-1989)
  • Avalon Jr. Capitals (1983-1999) renamed Pacers
  • St. John's Jr. Celtics (1984-2014) renamed Northeast Celtics when relocate to Torbay; renamed Eagles in 2016
  • St. John's Jr. Canadians (1985-1985) folded December 20, 1985
  • St. John's AAA Midgets (1988-1989, 1991-1993, 1994-1997, 1999-2000) played limited schedule
  • Bay (Bay Roberts) Arena Rovers (1988-1989) renamed Conception Bay North (CBN) Jr. Stars
  • St. John's Jr. Caps (1993-2003) formally renamed Jr. Capitals
  • Bell Island Jr. Blues (1996-2010) renamed Conception Bay Jr. Renegades
  • Trinity-Placentia Flyers (1997-2007) sit out two years; return for 2009-10
  • Mount Pearl Jr. Blades (1998-2013) renamed Jr. Wild
  • Conception Bay South Coachmen (1998-2001) withdrew January 2001
  • Northeast (Torbay) Jr. Eagles (1998-2002)
  • Avalon Pacers (1999-2000) renamed Jr. Capitals
  • St. John's AAA Maple Leafs (2000-2007) played limited schedule
  • Goulds Pacers (2000-2001) withdrew January 2001
  • Conception Bay Jr. Renegades (2010-2011) renamed Conception Bay South Jr. Renegades
  • Conception Bay South Jr. Renegades (2011-2014) renamed CBR Renegades
  • Mount Pearl Jr. Wild (2013-2014) revert to Jr. Blades nickname
  • Northeast Celtics (2014-2016) renamed Eagles

League ChampionsEdit

Junior "B"

  • 1980-81 St. John's Shamrocks
  • 1981-82 Brother Rice Jr. Celtics
  • 1982-83 St. John's Shamrocks
  • 1983-84 St. John's Shamrocks
  • 1984-85 St. John's Junior 50's
  • 1985-86 Mt. Pearl Jr. Blades
  • 1986-87 St. John's Junior 50's
  • 1987-88 St. John's Junior 50's
  • 1988-89 Avalon Jr. Capitals

Junior "A"

  • 1989-90 Avalon Jr. Capitals
  • 1990-91 St. John's Junior 50's

Junior "B"

  • 1991-92 St. John's Junior 50's
  • 1992-93 St. John's Junior 50's
  • 1993-94 St. John's Jr. Celtics
  • 1994-95 St. John's Jr. Celtics
  • 1995-96 Avalon Jr. Capitals
  • 1996-97 Bell Island Jr. Blues
  • 1997-98 Bell Island Jr. Blues
  • 1998-99 St. John's Jr. Caps
  • 1999-00 St. John's Jr. Celtics
  • 2000-01 St. John's Jr. Celtics
  • 2001-02 St. John's Jr. Caps
  • 2002-03 Mt. Pearl Jr. Blades
  • 2003-04 CBN Stars
  • 2004-05 Trinity-Placentia Flyers
  • 2005-06 CBN Stars
  • 2006-07 Mt. Pearl Jr. Blades
  • 2007-08 St. John's Jr. Celtics
  • 2008-09 Mt. Pearl Jr. Blades
  • 2009-10 St. John's Jr. Caps
  • 2010-11 St. John's Jr. Caps
  • 2011-12 St. John's Jr. Caps
  • 2012-13 St. John's Jr. Caps
  • 2013-14 Avalon Jr. Capitals
  • 2014-15 St. John's Jr. Caps
  • 2015-16 CBN Stars

Provincial ChampionshipsEdit

Veitch Memorial TrophyEdit

From 2005 to 2013 the league champion played against the winner of the Central-West Junior Hockey League for the Veitch Memorial Trophy as the top junior team in the province. Since 2014 the league has been the only junior league at the top level in the province and would become champion by winning the league playoffs.  The trophy is not awarded when there is only one league at the top level in the province.  During the 1980's and 1990's there were several other leagues that completed at the junior B level and would compete for the championship

  • 1982 Brother Rice Jr. Celtics
  • 1984 St. John's Jr. 50s
  • 1985 St. John's Jr. 50s
  • 1987 St. John's Jr. 50s
  • 1995 St. John's Jr. 50s
  • 1997 Bell Island Junior Blues
  • 1998 Bell Island Junior Blues
  • 2001 St. John's Jr. Celtics
  • 2002 St. John's Jr. Capitals
  • 2003 St. John's Jr. Celtics
  • 2006 Conception Bay North Jr. Stars
  • 2008 St. John's Jr. Celtics
  • 2009 St. John's Jr. Capitals
  • 2010 St. John's Jr. Capitals
  • 2011 St. John's Jr. Celtics
  • 2012 St. John's Jr. Capitals
  • 2013 St. John's Jr. Capitals

Regional ChampionshipsEdit

Don Johnson Memorial CupEdit

  • 1982 Brother Rice Jr. Celtics
  • 1985 St. John's Jr. 50s
  • 1987 St. John's Jr. 50s
  • 1988 St. John's Jr. 50s
  • 2009 St. John's Jr. Capitals

Callaghan CupEdit

For the two seasons (1989-90 and 1990-91) that the league played at the Jr. A level the league champion was eligible to compete for the Callaghan Cup for the Atlantic Junior A championship.  Neither of the league champions won the regional championship but the St. John's Jr. 50s lost in the 1991 final.  After the 1990-91 season the Callaghan Cup was given to the Maritime Junior A Hockey League as it was the dominant league in the region and had teams from 3 of the four provinces and the SJJHL was demoted back to the Jr. B level of play

SeasonsEdit

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