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Alberta Elite Hockey League
2021-22 AEHL season
Alberta Elite Hockey League.jpg
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 1984
No. of teams 18
Country(ies) Flag of Canada Canada
Most recent champion(s) Calgary Buffalos
Official website
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. logo as AMHL

Current teams (2021-22)

North Division
Team City Primary Arena
Canadian Athletic Club Edmonton Bill Hunter Arena
Fort Saskatchewan Rangers Fort Saskatchewan Jubilee Recreation Centre
Grande Peace Storm Grande Prairie, Alberta Coca-Cola Centre North
Leduc Oil Kings Leduc Leduc Recreation Centre
Lloydminster Bobcats AAA Lloydminster Lloydminster Centennial Civic Centre
Maple Leaf Athletic Club Edmonton Bill Hunter Arena
St. Albert Raiders AAA St. Albert Jarome Iginla Arena
Sherwood Park Kings AAA Sherwood Park Randy Rosen Rink
South Side Athletics Edmonton Bill Hunter Arena
South Division
Team City Primary Arena
Airdrie Bisons Airdrie, Alberta Ron Ebbesen Arena
Calgary Buffalos Calgary Cardel Rec South
Calgary Flames AAA Calgary Father David Bauer Olympic Arena
Calgary Northstars AAA Calgary Max Bell Centre
Calgary Royals AAA Calgary Stu Peppard Arena
Lethbridge Hurricanes AAA Lethbridge Nicholas Sheran Arena
Okotoks Oilers AAA Okotoks Pason Centennial Arena
Red Deer Chiefs AAA Red Deer Servus Arena

League awards

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

League champions

Year Champion Air Canada/Telus Cup
2022 Calgary Buffalos TBD
2021 Season Cancelled N/A
2020 Playoffs Cancelled N/A
2019 Calgary Buffalos 4th
2018 Lethbridge Hurricanes AAA 4th
2017 Leduc Oil Kings Lost Pacific Championship
2016 Lloydminster Bobcats AAA 4th
2015 Airdrie Bisons 4th
2014 Red Deer Chiefs AAA Lost Pacific Championship
2013 Red Deer Chiefs AAA Gold
2012 Red Deer Chiefs AAA Gold
2011 Red Deer Chiefs AAA Lost Pacific Championship
2010 Red Deer Chiefs AAA 5th
2009 Calgary Buffalos Silver
2008 Calgary Buffalos 4th
2007 Red Deer Rebels AAA Silver
2006 Calgary Buffalos Silver
2005 South Side Athletics 6th
2004 Red Deer Chiefs AAA Bronze
2003 Calgary Northstars AAA Gold
2002 Red Deer Chiefs AAA 4th
2001 Calgary Flames AAA Silver
2000 Fort Saskatchewan Rangers 4th
1999 Calgary Flames AAA Silver
1998 Calgary Buffalos Bronze
1997 Calgary Royals AAA Bronze
1996 Red Deer Chiefs AAA 4th
1995 Red Deer Chiefs AAA Silver
1994 Red Deer Chiefs AAA Silver
1993 Calgary Northstars AAA 4th
1992 Sherwood Park Kings AAA -
1991 Calgary Northstars AAA Gold
1990 St. Albert Raiders AAA 4th
1989 Calgary Buffalos Gold
1988 Calgary Northstars AAA Silver
1987 Calgary Buffalos Bronze
1986 Sherwood Park Chain Gang -
1985 Calgary Buffalos Bronze

Most championships

Team Championships
Red Deer Rebels/Chiefs 10
Calgary Buffaloes 7
Calgary Northstars 3

Telus Cup

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.[1] 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
1991 Calgary Northstars Calgary
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.

See also


  1. League Champions. Alberta Midget Hockey League. Retrieved on 2009-03-27.

External links

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