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This is the 2020-21 Canadian Senior Hockey season.

2021 Allan Cup Qualifying[edit | edit source]

The format itself and the host for the 2021 Allan Cup has yet to be announced. The 2020 Allan Cup was scheduled to take place in Hamilton and Dundas, Ontario. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic the event was cancelled along with the rest of activity under the sanctioning of Hockey Canada on March 12, 2020. No word if the tournament would be re-awarded to Hamilton and Dundas or if a long discussed format change (of returning to an East-West format) will be implemented for the 2021 event.

On October 22nd the Spruce Grove Examiner issued a report stating that the 2021 Allan Cup would not be held due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The information came from the Innisfail Eagles but was not confirmed by either Hockey Alberta or Hockey Canada.[1]

Atlantic Region[edit | edit source]

Each of the four provinces would hold its' own provincial tourament or have a qualifying method determined for the year. Newfoundland and Labrador as well as New Brunswick would have one representative based upon playoffs the previous playing season such as the defending Herder Memorial Trophy champion representing the province the following year in Allan Cup qualifying and New Brunswick had the defending champion of the best league in the province represent the province in Allan Cup qualifying.

New Brunswick[edit | edit source]

No teams have announced that they will be attempting to qualify for the 2021 Allan Cup

Newfoundland and Labrador[edit | edit source]

Senior level ice hockey on the island of Newfoundland was in turmoil since 2017-18. The winner of the 2020 Herder Memorial Trophy would have the right to compete for the 2021 Allan Cup however, the Herder was cancelled due to disagreements over the organization of senior hockey within the province. Based on the past few years it is highly unlikely any teams will attempt to compete for the Allan Cup this season.

Nova Scotia[edit | edit source]

No teams have announced that they will be attempting to qualify for the 2021 Allan Cup

Prince Edward Island[edit | edit source]

No teams have announced that they will be attempting to qualify for the 2021 Allan Cup

Quebec (East) Region[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

If teams were registered in each of the 3 governing regions in the province; Ontario would have the two Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) associations (Hockey Eastern Ontario (HEO) and Ontario Hockey Association (OHA)) meet for the OHF championship then the winner would play the Hockey Northwestern Ontario representative for the Renwick Cup and the region's berth in the Allan Cup tournament.

Ontario Hockey Federation[edit | edit source]

Hockey Eastern Ontario[edit | edit source]

No teams have announced that they will be attempting to qualify for the 2021 Allan Cup

Ontario Hockey Association[edit | edit source]

No teams have announced that they will be attempting to qualify for the 2021 Allan Cup.

On August 9, 2020, Ian Young, the owner of the Whitby Dunlops announced they would be taking the 2020-21 season off to attempt to regroup and bring the franchise back for 2021-22.[2]

On August 27, 2020, Allan Cup Hockey announced the addition of the Caledon Crusaders for the 2020-21 season.

Hockey Northwestern Ontario[edit | edit source]

No teams have announced that they will be attempting to qualify for the 2021 Allan Cup

Western Region[edit | edit source]

Manitoba[edit | edit source]

No teams have announced that they will be attempting to qualify for the 2021 Allan Cup

Saskatchewan[edit | edit source]

No teams have announced that they will be attempting to qualify for the 2021 Allan Cup

Pacific Region[edit | edit source]

Alberta[edit | edit source]

The Innisfail Eagles announced on July 26th that they joined the Ranchland Senior Hockey League and that they will be attempting to qualify for the 2021 Allan Cup. Around the same time the Stony Plain Eagles also announced they would be registered as Senior AAA for the season and are likely to play an independent schedule. The two teams will be scheduled for a best-of-seven series for the provincial championship and a spot in the 2021 McKenzie Cup against the British Columbia representative.

British Columbia[edit | edit source]

No teams have announced that they will be attempting to qualify for the 2021 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 Qualifiers[edit | edit source]

Regional[edit | edit source]

Provincial[edit | edit source]

Senior AAA Leagues[edit | edit source]

There were two leagues in Canada where all of the members are registered at the Senior AAA level for 2019-20 (the Ontario based Allan Cup Hockey and the Alberta based Chinook Hockey League. The ChHL would fold after playing with only two teams for the 2019-20 season.

Senior AA/Senior A[edit | edit source]

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

Newfoundland and Labrador[edit | edit source]

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. The Central/West Senior Hockey League would end up cancelling its 2019-20 season on November 20th. No official word on any of the leagues returning for the 2020-21 season

Nova Scotia[edit | edit source]

  • No teams or leagues

New Brunswick[edit | edit source]

Prince Edward Island[edit | edit source]

  • No teams or leagues

Quebec[edit | edit source]

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; however, no league has taken to the ice as of the 2019-20 season. The region's league became the Ligue de Hockey Senior AAA du Quebec for 2017-18.[3]

Ontario[edit | edit source]

Manitoba[edit | edit source]

The league champions advance to the 2021 Manitoba Cup, which is the provincial Senior A Playoffs.

Saskatchewan[edit | edit source]

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 Triangle Hockey League ceases operations after the 2019-20 season. Four of the five members join with 3 new teams to form the Sask East Hockey League for 2020-21.

The Saskatchewan Health Authority issued a statement around September 9th that stated:

"Tournaments, out-of-province travel, and games of any kind are not sanctioned by the SHA at this time. This applies to minor, junior, and senior hockey." [4] essentially putting all play in the province on hold.

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.

Alberta[edit | edit source]

The league champions as well as a host team qualify for the 2021 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 2021 event.

British Columbia[edit | edit source]

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 2021 Coy Cup.

Yukon[edit | edit source]

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

Northwest Territories[edit | edit source]

No leagues

Nunavut[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

Links[edit | edit source]

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

References[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 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) - Triangle Hockey League (1965-2020) - Wild Goose Hockey League (1954-2008) - Yellowhead Hockey League (1980-2000)

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