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This page is a work in progress as many of the leagues will not know who will be in the league (or in some cases if there will even be a league) until September or October.

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This is the 2019-20 Canadian Senior Hockey season.

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2020 Allan Cup QualifyingEdit

The 2020 Allan Cup will be held starting April 6, 2020 at the Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena & Skating Centre in Hamilton, Ontario and the J. L. Grightmire Arena in Dundas, Ontario and will be hosted by Hamilton Steelhawks and the Dundas Real McCoys. Both teams will automatically qualify for the tournament. Hockey Canada maintains a August 1st deadline for registration but this is not a firm deadline.  Eleven teams have registered at the Senior AAA level and will compete in qualifying for the Allan Cup.

Atlantic RegionEdit

New BrunswickEdit

The Panthères du Haut-Madawaska are registered at the Senior AAA level. The team is the only team registered at the Senior AAA level in the Atlantic region and will represent the Atlantic region at the 2020 Allan Cup.

Newfoundland and LabradorEdit

Senior level ice hockey on the island of Newfoundland was in turmoil since 2017-18. The winner of the 2019 Herder Memorial Trophy, the Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts earned the right to represent the province in the 2020 Atlantic Region Allan Cup Qualifier. It is being questioned if there will be any senior hockey in the province for 2019-20 at all, much less a team representing the province in Allan Cup qualifying.

Nova ScotiaEdit

No teams from Nova Scotia have announced they would be participating at the Senior AAA level for 2019-20.

Prince Edward IslandEdit

No teams from Prince Edward Island have announced they would be participating at the Senior AAA level for 2019-20.

Quebec (East) RegionEdit

The Quebec region has not had any teams commit to the Senior AAA level and attempt to compete for the Allan Cup since 2008. The Outaouais Senior A Hockey League began play with the 2018-19 season. The league has stated it would like to compete for the Allan Cup within the first couple of years and eventually host the tournament sometime in the not to distant future. The Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey is a semi-professional league and its teams are ineligible for Allan Cup play. No teams have announced that they would participate in Allan Cup qualifying.

Ontario (Central Region)Edit

Four teams are registered at the Senior AAA level for 2019-20, all are members of Allan Cup Hockey.  Due to a lack of a team being registered in the Hockey Eastern Ontario and Hockey Northwestern Ontario regions, the Allan Cup Hockey playoff champions (or the furthest advancing team that is not the Dundas Real McCoys or Hamilton Steelhawks) would qualify for the 2020 Allan Cup.

Ontario Hockey FederationEdit

Hockey Eastern OntarioEdit

The greater Ottawa area has not participated in Allan Cup qualifying for many years. Traditionally, they would play the winner of the Allan Cup Hockey playoffs for the OHF championship, with the winner of that series playing the Hockey Northwestern Ontario champion for the Central Region spot in the Allan Cup.

Ontario Hockey AssociationEdit

The only registered Senior AAA teams in the OHA region were the four members of Allan Cup Hockey (Brantford Blast, Dundas Real McCoys, Hamilton Steelhawks, and Whitby Dunlops). The league champion traditionally advances to provincial playoffs first against any other qualifying teams in the Ontario Hockey Federation (which also includes Hockey Eastern Ontario) and then against the Hockey Northwestern Ontario champion in the Renwick Cup and the region's spot in the Allan Cup. Dundas and Hamilton automatically qualify for the Allan Cup as co-hosts. The furthest advancing team in the Allan Cup Hockey playoffs besides Dundas and Hamilton will likely represent the OHA in further Allan Cup qualifying.

Hockey Northwestern OntarioEdit

No teams from the Hockey Northwestern Ontario region have announced they would be participating at the Senior AAA level for 2019-20.

Western RegionEdit

ManitobaEdit

The Norway House Bruins, Ste. Anne Aces and South East Prairie Thunder are registered at the Senior AAA level for 2019-20.  The winner of the two round provincial playoffs will advance to meet the Rosetown Redwings for the Western Regional spot in the Allan Cup

SaskatchewanEdit

The Rosetown Redwings were the only registered team at the Senior AAA level in the province of Saskatchewan for 2018-19. They would announce that they would be ceasing operations in the spring of 2019. In late August of 2019 they would announce that they would in fact be registered at the Senior AAA level for 2019-20. They will compete against the Manitoba provincial champion in the 2020 Rathgaber Cup for a spot in the 2020 Allan Cup.

Pacific RegionEdit

AlbertaEdit

The Lacombe Generals folded after winning the 2019 Allan Cup. The Innisfail Eagles and the Stony Plain Eagles have confirmed they will be competing for the 2020 Allan Cup as the two remaining members of Allan Cup Hockey West. Hockey Alberta maintains a June 1 deadline for registering at the Senior AAA level.

British ColumbiaEdit

No teams have announced that they will be attempting to qualify for the 2020 Allan Cup

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

Allan Cup QualifiersEdit

RegionalEdit

  • McKenzie Cup (Pacific Region Qualifier: Alberta-British Columbia) may not be needed due to lack of a British Columbia entry
  • 2020 Rathgaber Cup (Western Region Qualifier: (Manitoba-Saskatchewan) Rosetown Redwings vs the Manitoba Champion
  • Renwick Cup (Central Region Qualifier: (Ontario) (ACH champ (OHF representative) vs Hockey Northwestern Ontario representative) The tournament may not be needed as no teams are registered in the HNO region and then would give the 2019-20 ACH Season playoffs champions a bid to the Allan Cup Tournament
  • Quebec Allan Cup Qualifier no Quebec teams are registered, traditionally, the spot goes to host Branch-which in 2020 would be Ontario.
  • Atlantic Region Allan Cup Qualifier may not be needed as Newfoundland did not participate in the qualifying for this year due to reorganization of senior hockey in the province as well as PEI and Nova Scotia won't be having any teams playing at the Senior AAA level. New Brunswick has yet to announce any teams at Senior AAA for 2019-20.

ProvincialEdit

Senior AAA LeaguesEdit

There were two leagues in Canada where all of the members are registered at the Senior AAA level for 2018-19 (the Ontario based Allan Cup Hockey and the Alberta based  Allan Cup Hockey West.

Senior AA/Senior AEdit

Many leagues play with a mix of teams from both levels.

Newfoundland and LabradorEdit

Senior hockey in the province is in a state of transition for several seasons. A re-organization of senior hockey has been called for by many of the teams in the hopes of making so teams will be able to play.

Nova ScotiaEdit

  • No teams or leagues

New BrunswickEdit

The Bouctouche JCs, Cap-Pele Pecheur, and Elsipogtog Hawks were part of establishing a replacement league for the North East Senior Hockey League when the Beausejour Senior Hockey League was formed for the 2019-20 season.

Prince Edward IslandEdit

  • No teams or leagues

QuebecEdit

Hockey Mauricie is looking to form a Senior A league with players aged 21-25. As of a posting on August 16, 2018 it appears seven communities have expressed an interest in joining this proposed league. The region's league became the Ligue de Hockey Senior AAA du Quebec for 2017-18.[1]

OntarioEdit

The Eastern Ontario Super A Hockey League was formed for the 2019-20 season.  The league will have four teams playing for the 2019-20 season.

ManitobaEdit

The league champions, a host, and a wildcard team advance to the 2020 Manitoba Cup, which is the provincial Senior A Playoffs.

SaskatchewanEdit

The Saskatchewan Hockey Association holds provincial playoffs separate 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). The Fort Carlton Hockey League would cease operations when one team ceased operations and the other three teams joined new leagues.

note: The Sask/Alta Senior Hockey League has teams that are based in Saskatchewan but the furthest advancing Alberta based team advances to the Alberta Senior AA playoffs.

AlbertaEdit

The league champions as well as a host team qualify for the 2020 Alberta Senior AA playoffs. The furthest advancing playoff Alberta based team in the North Peace Hockey League is also eligible as well. The East Central Senior Hockey League has yet to participate in any of the provincial playoffs No word if either team will participate in the 2020 event.

British ColumbiaEdit

BC only has one league 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. But the two BC based teams are eligible for the 2020 Coy Cup.

The British Columbia Men's senior "AA" championship for the province is called the Coy Cup. The 2020 Coy Cup will be held March 24-28, 2020 at the West Fraser Centre in Quesnel, British Columbia.

YukonEdit

No teams, they traditionally play under the authority of BC Hockey.

Northwest TerritoriesEdit

No leagues

NunavutEdit

See AlsoEdit

LinksEdit

http://www.allancup.ca/Hamilton-Dundas.htm

ReferencesEdit

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
Current Leagues
Alberta: Allan Cup Hockey West (1969-) - 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 West Senior Hockey League (2000-) - Sask Valley Hockey League (1965-) - Triangle 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: 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 Assiniboine Hockey League (1974-1983) - 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) - Wild Goose Hockey League (1954-2008) - Yellowhead Hockey League (1980-2000)

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