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2017 Allan Cup champs Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts

This is the 2016-17 Canadian Senior Hockey Season.

2017 Senior AAA/Allan Cup Qualifying[edit | edit source]

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There are 20 teams that are registered at the Senior AAA level in Canada and thus eligible to compete for the Allan Cup.

The 2017 Allan Cup will be held in Bouctouche, New Brunswick.

Atlantic Region[edit | edit source]

Newfoundland and Labrador[edit | edit source]

New Brunswick[edit | edit source]

Prince Edward Island[edit | edit source]

Nova Scotia[edit | edit source]

  • There are no teams competing at the Senior AAA level this year from the province of Nova Scotia

Quebec[edit | edit source]

No Quebec teams are registered at the Senior AAA level for the 2016-17 season.  Traditionally, when a region does not have any qualifying teams the spot goes to a team from the host branch (New Brunswick).

Ontario[edit | edit source]

Western Region[edit | edit source]

The Rathgaber Cup is the final qualifier for the region's berth in the Allan Cup tournament.  The Rathgaber Cup matched up the champions of Manitoba and Saskatchewan in a best-of-five series.  The series was scheduled March 24th to March 26th at the Max Bell Centre and the Seven Oaks Arena. The South East Prairie Thunder won the series 3 games to none over the Rosetown Red Wings. The Rathgaber Cup champion; South East Prairie Thunder qualifies for the Allan Cup.

Manitoba[edit | edit source]

Saskatchewan[edit | edit source]

  • The Rosetown Red Wings are the only Senior AAA registered team in the province.  They will meet the winner of the Manitoba Senior AAA playoff for a berth in the Allan Cup.  The Red Wings are playing in the Alberta-based Chinook Hockey League for the 2016-17 season but will qualify for the Allan Cup separate of that league's playoffs.

Pacific Region[edit | edit source]

The McKenzie Cup is final qualifier for the region's berth in the Allan Cup tournament. The Mckenzie Cup matches up the champions of Alberta and British Columbia in a best-of-three series.  However, the two British Columbia entries withdrew from qualifying earlier in the season.  The Chinook Hockey League champion Lacombe Generals qualified for the Allan Cup.

Alberta[edit | edit source]

  • The only four registered teams at the Senior AAA level are four (Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs, Innisfail Eagles, Lacombe Generals, and the Stony Plain Eagles) of the five members of the Chinook Hockey League.  The fifth team (Rosetown Red Wings) is also registered at Senior AAA but they are from the province of Saskatchewan and will qualify for the Allan Cup from that province and not participate in the league playoffs, which will also double as the provincial championship and qualifier for the McKenzie Cup.  The playoff champion were to advance to the McKenzie Cup which would have been a best-of-three series against the British Columbia provincial champion, however both Senior AAA teams from BC dropped out in January now the CHL's playoff champion Lacombe Generals qualify for the Allan Cup as the Pacific Region representative.

British Columbia[edit | edit source]

  • There are only two teams registered at the Senior AAA level in British Columbia  The Powell River Regals and the newly formed West Coast Heat were to complete for the provincial championship (the Savage Cup) and a spot in the McKenzie Cup.  The two teams would drop out of contention for the Allan Cup in January as the province's Senior AA championship (Coy Cup) would be scheduled for the same weekend and both teams had too many players already committed to the Coy Cup.

note: traditionally, teams from the Yukon have played under the sactioning of the British Columbia Amateur Hockey Association and there are no teams are registered for this year.

Senior AAA Leagues[edit | edit source]

Allan Cup Qualifiers[edit | edit source]

Regional[edit | edit source]

Provincial[edit | edit source]

Senior AA/Senior A[edit | edit source]

Many leagues play with a mix of teams from both levels

Newfoundland and Labrador[edit | edit source]

The two league champions meet for the 2017 Herder Memorial Trophy and the province's spot in the 2018 Atlantic region qualifying tournament for the Allan Cup (if there are any other team's Senior "AAA" registered in the region).   Long time senior hockey team the Gander Flyers announced they would possibly fold in late January 2017 reducing the CWSHL to just two teams and putting the long term survival of the league into question. Around the same time reports surfaced of an amateur senior league being organized and starting starting up on the west coast of the island with four teams for the 2017-18 season but the league moved up to play an abbreviated schedule for a March to early April 2017 season.

Nova Scotia[edit | edit source]

  • No leagues

New Brunswick[edit | edit source]

Prince Edward Island[edit | edit source]

  • Province's one senior team plays in New Brunswick's NESHL

Quebec[edit | edit source]

Ontario[edit | edit source]

Manitoba[edit | edit source]

The league champions and a wildcard team advance to the 2017 Manitoba Senior A Hockey Playoffs for the Manitoba Cup

The North West Senior Hockey League was formed as a new league

The Manitoba Senior Hockey League announced they would not be playing in 2016-17 on October 12th

Saskatchewan[edit | edit source]

The Saskatchewan Hockey Association holds provincal playoffs seperate of the league playoffs.  There are four class champions (A (Henderson Cup) ,B (Yorkton Terrier Trophy) ,C (Jack Abbott Memorial Trophy) , and D (J.W. Hamilton Trophy). Classification is based on community population). 

Neither the Fishing Lake Senior Hockey League and North Saskatchewan River Hockey League return after not playing during the 2015-16 season. 

The Twin Rivers Senior Hockey League is created for the 2016-17 season

note: The Sask/Alta Senior Hockey League had teams that are based in Saskatchewan but the league champion of that league will advance to the Alberta Senior AA/A playoffs.

Alberta[edit | edit source]

The league champions as well as a host team qualified for the 2017 Alberta Senior AA playoffs.  The East Central Senior Hockey League andd North Peace Hockey League do not participate in the tournament.

British Columbia[edit | edit source]

BC only has two leagues that plays completely within its borders.  However, the North Peace Hockey League has teams from BC and Alberta.  The NPHL champion qualifies for the Alberta Senior AA/A Provincial tournament.

The on and off West Coast Senior Hockey League returned the previous year with 2 teams, The Powell River Regals, and the North Island Capitals. The Capitals share their home games between the towns of Port McNeill, and Port Hardy. The league expanded for the 2016-17 season with the addition of the South Island Knights, based out of Chaimainus.

The British Columbia Men's senior "AA" championship for the province is called the Coy Cup. The 2017 Coy Cup was held in Whitehorse, Yukon and be hosted by the Whitehorse Huskies.

Yukon[edit | edit source]

In past years (and this year) teams from the Yukon (which play under the authority of BC Hockey) have also played for the Coy Cup. The 2017 Coy Cup was held in Whitehorse, Yukon and be hosted by the Whitehorse Huskies.

Northwest Territories[edit | edit source]

No leagues

Nunavut[edit | edit source]


Canadian Senior Hockey (post-1971)
National/Regional Championships
Allan Cup (National AAA)
Patton Cup (Western Canada 71-91) - Bolton Cup (Eastern Canada 71-03)
McKenzie Cup (BC-AB) - Rathgaber Cup (SK-MB) - Atlantic Cup (2003-) (NB-NL-NS-PEI)
Provincial/Local Championships
Alberta - British Columbia - Manitoba - Newfoundland and Labrador - Northern Ontario - Ontario Hockey Association - Ottawa - Quebec - Saskatchewan - Thunder Bay/Gary Cook Cup
Current Leagues
Alberta: East Central Senior Hockey League (2012-) - North Central Hockey League (1995-) - North Peace Hockey League (also in BC, 1953-) - Ranchland Senior Hockey League (1974-) - Sask/Alta Senior Hockey League (also in SK, 1964-)

British Columbia: Central Interior Senior Hockey League (1997-) - North Peace Hockey League (also in Alberta, 1953-)

Manitoba: Carillon Senior Hockey League (2004-) - North Central Hockey League (1958-) - South Eastern Manitoba Hockey League (1952-) - Tiger Hills Hockey League (1983-)

New Brunswick: Beausejour Senior Hockey League (2019-) - Circuit de Hockey Senior Roger-Lizotte (1991-) - Ligue de Hockey Senior Acadie-Chaleur (2016-)

Newfoundland and Labrador: - Central Newfoundland Hockey League (2009-) - Central/West Senior Hockey League (2014-) - East Coast Senior Hockey League (2017-) - Newfoundland West Coast Senior Hockey League (2001-11; 2016-)

Ontario: Allan Cup Hockey (1991-) - Eastern Ontario Super A Hockey League (2019-) WOAA Senior AA Hockey League (1942-)

Quebec: Laval Senior A Hockey League (2013-) - Ligue de Hockey Cote-Sud (2012-) - Ligue Regionale de Hockey (2016-) - Ligue de Hockey Senior du Lac-au-Fleuve (2017-) - Ligue de Hockey Senior du Richelieu (2005-) - Ligue de Hockey Senior AAA du Quebec (2017-) - Outaouais Senior A Hockey League (2018-)

Saskatchewan: Big Six Senior Hockey League (1959-) - Highway Hockey League (1965-) - Long Lake Senior Hockey League (1978-) - Notekeu Senior Hockey League (1958-) - Qu'Appelle Valley Hockey League (1960-) - Sask/Alta Senior Hockey League (also in Alberta, 1964-) - Saskatchewan Prairie Senior Hockey League (2010-) - Sask East Hockey League (2020-) - Sask West Senior Hockey League (2000-) - Sask Valley Hockey League (1965-) - Twin Rivers Senior Hockey League (2016-) - Wheatland Senior Hockey League (2004-) - White Mud Senior Hockey League (1995-)

Nunavut: Iqaluit Senior Hockey League (2009-) - Rankin Inlet Senior Men's Hockey League (2008-)

Defunct Leagues
Alberta: Allan Cup Hockey West/Chinook Hockey League (1969-2020) -Battle River Hockey League (2002-2015) - Prairie Senior Hockey League (also in SK, 1971-1972)

British Columbia: British Columbia Senior Hockey League (1979-1981) - Western International Hockey League (1946-1988) - West Coast Senior AA Hockey League (2016-2018)

Manitoba: Canadian Central Hockey League (1972-1974) - Central Amateur Senior Hockey League (1975-1989) - Eastman Hockey League (1998-2000) - Hanover Tache Hockey League (1958-2005) - Manitoba Aboriginal Senior Hockey League - Manitoba Assiniboine Hockey League (1974-1983) - Manitoba Eastern Hockey League (1969-1977) - Manitoba Senior Hockey League (2008-2016) - North Interlake Hockey League (1987-1988) - Nor-West Hockey League (1996-1997) - North West Senior Hockey League (2017-) - South Interlake Hockey League (1987-2008) - SouthWest Hockey League (1956-2009)

Maritimes: Maritime Senior Hockey League (1991-1992) - Northumberland Dairy Senior AAA Hockey League (1995-1998)

New Brunswick: Eastern Senior Hockey League (2001-2010) - New Brunswick Chaleur Hockey League (1991-1995) - New Brunswick Senior Hockey League (1968-1992) - North East Senior Hockey League (2011-2018) - North Shore Senior Hockey League (1939-1978) - North Shore Senior Hockey League (1996-2010) - Southern New Brunswick Senior Hockey League (1962-2010)

Newfoundland and Labrador: Avalon East Senior Hockey League (1992-2017) Newfoundland Senior Hockey League (2011-2014)

Nova Scotia: Nova Scotia Senior Hockey League (1982-1995)

Ontario: Eastern Ontario Senior Hockey League (2003-2008) - HNO Senior League (2009-2012) - North Oxford Men's Hockey League (1959-2012) - OHA Senior A Hockey League (1972-1987) - Ottawa District Senior Hockey League (1968-1978) - Ontario Senior AA Hockey League (1983-1988)

Quebec: Ligue Centrale de Hockey (LCH) (1978-2008) - Ligue de Hockey Beauce Bellechase Frontenac (1999-2017) - Ligue de Hockey Senior de la Mauricie (1992-1996) - Ligue de Hockey Senior Majeur du Quebec (1979-82; 1994-96) - Ligue de Hockey Senior de l'Est du Quebec (2005-2010) - Ligue de hockey Senior des Îles de la Madeleine (1991-2005) - Ligue de Hockey Senior A de la Mauricie (2001-2017) - Ligue de Hockey Senior A Inter-Rives (2006-2007) - Ligue de Hockey Senior AA de l'Estrie (2001-2004) - Ligue de Hockey Senior AA de la Cote-Nord (2007-2009) - Ligue de Hockey Senior AA du Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean (2002-2003) - Ligue de Hockey Senior Bas-Saint-Laurent (1994-2005) - Ligue de Hockey Senior des Cantons-de-L'Est (2011-2015) - Ligue de hockey les Cotiers de la Gaspesie (2002-2008) - Ligue de Hockey Senior des Deux Rives (2002-2003) - Ligue de Hockey Senior Provinciale AA (2004-2006) - Ligue de Hockey Senior AA L.D.B. du Quebec (1979-2000) - Ligue de hockey Budweiser de 'est du Quebec (2011-2013) - Outaouais Hockey League (1973-1975) - Promutuel Senior Hockey League (1999-2007) - Republican Hockey League (also in NB, 1976-1987) - Quebec Senior North-East Hockey League (2003-2007)

Prince Edward Island: Island Community Senior Hockey League (2010-2013) - Prince Edward Island Senior Hockey League (1990-1991) - Prince Edward Island Senior Hockey League (2010-2011)

Saskatchewan: Beaver Lakes Hockey League (2006-2018) - Fishing Lake Hockey League (1953-2015) - Fort Carlton Senior Hockey League (1971-2019) - North Saskatchewan River Hockey League (1995-2015) - Pasquia Hockey League (1993-2009) - Treaty Six Hockey League (2004-2007) - Triangle Hockey League (1965-2020) - Wild Goose Hockey League (1954-2008) - Yellowhead Hockey League (1980-2000)

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