|Alberta Elite Hockey League|
|2021-22 AEHL season|
|No. of teams||18|
|Most recent champion(s)||Calgary Buffalos|
|Related competitions||Telus Cup|
The Alberta Elite U18 AAA Hockey League more commonly the Alberta Elite Hockey League formerly the Alberta Midget Hockey League or AMHL is the provincial U18 AAA ice hockey league for Alberta, Canada. The league consists of 18 teams split into the North and South Divisions. League champions go on to compete with the BC Elite Hockey League-U18 AAA champions to represent the Pacific at the annual Telus Cup, Canada's national midget championship. The Calgary Buffalos are current league champions. Red Deer is the last AMHL team to win a national title, having won in 2012 & 2013.
The league was formerly known as the Alberta Midget Hockey League until Hockey Canada announced a reorganization of the youth levels of hockey with the former midget category being renamed U-18.
Current teams (2021-22)
|Harry Allen Memorial Trophy||Top Scorer|
|Trevor Linden Trophy||Top Forward|
|Brian Benning Trophy||Top Defenceman|
|Brian Sutter Trophy||Top Defensive Forward|
|Bill Ranford Trophy||Top Goaltender|
|Bob Johnson Memorial Trophy||Top Sportsman|
|Glen Sather Trophy||Coach of the Year|
|Richard Warwick Memorial Trophy||Player that best exemplifies ability, leadership,|
and dedication to the game, both on and off the ice.
|Esquire Watch MVP||Playoff MVP|
|Red Deer Rebels/Chiefs||10|
The Calgary Northstars (1991 and 2003), Calgary Buffaloes (1989), and Red Deer Optimist Rebels/Chiefs (2012 & 2013), represent the only AMHL teams to have won the national midget title. The AMHL has represented the Pacific at the tournament every year since 1985, with the exceptions of 1986, 1992, 2007, and 2012, when British Columbian teams won representation. Alberta has hosted the national championship three times: 1991 in Calgary, 2007 in Red Deer, and 2012 in Leduc.
|Year||AMHL Winner||Host City|
|2013||Red Deer Optimist Chiefs||Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario|
|2012||Red Deer Optimist Rebels||Leduc|
|2003||Calgary Northstars||Sault Ste. Marie|
|1989||Calgary Buffaloes||St. John's|
Many players move on from the AMHL to play Junior A or Major Junior in Western Canada. The league's National Hockey League (NHL) alumni include Jarome Iginla, Dany Heatley, Jason Smith, Trent Hunter, Joffery Lupul, Trevor Linden, Geoff Sanderson, Scottie Upshall, Brian Sutherby, Mike Comrie, Nick Tarnasky, Jonathan Filewich and Bryan McCabe.
- League Champions. Alberta Midget Hockey League. Retrieved on 2009-03-27.
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