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This is the 2017-18 North West Junior Hockey League season. This is the league's 24th season.

Membership ChangesEdit

  • The Beaverlodge Blades announced they were ceasing operations in early December of 2016. The team was able to get reorganized enough that the team is scheduled to return to the league for the 2017-18 season.

TeamsEdit

Team Centre Arena
Beaverlodge Blades Beaverlodge Beaverlodge Arena
Dawson Creek Jr. Canucks Dawson Creek Dawson Creek Memorial Arena
Fairview Flyers Fairview Fairview Fairplex
Fort St. John Huskies Fort St. John, BC North Peace Arena
Grande Prairie Kings Clairmont Crosslink County Sportsplex
North Peace Navigators Peace River Baytex Energy Centre
Sexsmith Vipers Sexsmith Sexsmith Arena

StandingsEdit

Team GP W L OL GF GA Pts
Fort St. John Huskies 36 27 7 2 189 79 56
North Peace Navigators 36 25 8 3 162 102 53
Dawson Creek Jr. Canucks 36 24 10 2 181 144 50
Grande Prairie Kings 36 21 13 2 146 128 44
Fairview Flyers 36 17 17 2 146 158 36
Sexsmith Vipers 36 9 25 2 115 177 20
Beaverlodge Blades 36 3 32 1 107 258 7


PlayoffsEdit

FormatEdit

All seven teams qualify with the first place team earning a bye into the semifinal round. The quarterfinal round is best-of-five.  The semifinal and final rounds are best-of-seven.  Usually, both finalists advance to the 2018 Russ Barnes Trophy being held in Fort St. John, British Columbia hosted by the Fort St. John Huskies at the North Peace Arena. Due to a league member hosting the league champion will advance to the tournament.  Due to the Fort St. John Huskies winning the league playoffs, the runner up the North Peace Navigators qualify as the league representative.

Traditionally, the Russ Barnes Trophy champion has advanced to the Keystone Cup to determine the Western Canada Junior B champion; however, Hockey Alberta announced that the provincial champion will no longer participate in the Keystone Cup citing cost and player safety.  The member leagues which make up the Junior B level in British Columbia have also announced they will not participate in the event as well and BC Hockey does not mandate that their provincial champions participate in regional or national championships.

QuarterfinalsEdit

SemifinalsEdit

FinalEdit

2018 NWJHL champions Fort St. John Huskies

2018 NWJHL champions Fort St. John Huskies

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