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This is the 2017-18 Calgary Junior Hockey League season.  This is the league's 73rd season.

Membership changes

  • none

League Organization

The modern CJHL is governed by the by-laws of the Minor Hockey Association of Calgary which stipulates that each of Calgary's four community hockey associations operate at least one team. Presently, each association operates two teams that play a 35 game season. In the past, teams from the Calgary area have also participated in the league. Both the Okotoks Oilers and the High River Flyers of the Heritage Junior B Hockey League were originally members of the CJHL. Due to the close proximity of the member teams the eight teams use four rinks for their games: the Max Bell Centre Calgary (rinks 1 & 2), the Stu Peppard Arena, and the Rose Kohn Arena.

Calgary Buffalo Hockey Association

Calgary Northstars Hockey Association

Calgary Royals Athletic Association

North West Calgary Athletic Association


CRAA Gold 30 25  3 2 216  93 52
CBHA Blackhawks 30 19  7 4 149 118 42
CBHA Rangers 30 16 12 2 179 120 34
NWCAA Bruins 30 13 14 3 108 106 29
NWCAA Stampeders 30 11 15 4 137 155 26
CNHA Canucks 30 10 15 5 99 132 25
CRAA Blue 30 8 21 1  93 153 17
CNHA Blazers 30  7 22 1 94 198 15



All eight teams qualify for the playoffs. The teams are re-seeded after the quarterfinals with the winners being re-seeded as #1, #2,  #3 and #4 based on regular season record.  With the exception of the best-of-five final all series are first team to at least 3 points wins the series (ties are allowed in the playoffs).  The playoff champion advances to the 2018 Russ Barnes Trophy (Alberta Junior B championship) being held in Fort St. John, British Columbia  The winner of that tournament earns the right to participate in the 2018 Keystone Cup which was held in Thunder Bay, Ontario. However, during the 2017 off season both representatives (the three BC based leagues themselves as Hockey BC does not mandate participating in regional and national events) and governing body (Hockey Alberta)  announced that the teams would no longer participate in the event. For some reason the CBHA Rangers declined to participate in the 2018 Russ Barnes Trophy tournament and the CRAA Gold participated in their place.




2018 CalJHL champions CBHA Rangers