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BC Elite Hockey League-U18 AAA
2021-22 BC Elite Hockey League-U18 AAA season
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Sport Ice hockey
Founded 2004
No. of teams 11
Country(ies) Flag of Canada Canada
Most recent champion(s) Cariboo Cougars (2019)
Official website BCHockey.net/MML
Related competitions Telus Cup,
Telus Cup Pacific Regional

The British Columbia Elite Hockey League U18 AAA or BCEHLU18AAA formerly the BC Hockey Major Midget League is the top provincial midget ice hockey league in British Columbia, Canada. Governed by BC Hockey and inaugurated in 2004, the league currently consists of 11 teams. Players range from 15 to 17 years old.[1] The league champion goes on to the Telus Cup Pacific Regional to compete with the Alberta Elite Hockey League (AEHL) champion to represent the Pacific region at the annual Telus Cup, Canada's national midget championship. The league champion is awarded the Cromie Memorial Cup as provincial champions.

On September 16, 2021 the league was announced as being renamed the British Columbia Elite Hockey League with the league being specifically renamed the British Columbia Elite Hockey League U18 AAA.[2]

Current teams

Teams

Team City Primary Arena
Cariboo Cougars Prince George Kin Centre Arenas
Fraser Valley Thunderbirds Abbotsford Abbotsford Centre
Greater Vancouver Canadians Richmond Richmond Olympic Oval
North Island Silvertips Nanaimo Frank Crane Arena
Okanagan Rockets Kelowna Capital News Centre
South Island Royals Victoria Ian H. Stewart Complex
Thompson Blazers Kamloops Sandman Centre
Valley West Giants Delta/Surrey Planet Ice Delta/Newton Arena
Vancouver North East Chiefs Burnaby Scotia Barn
Vancouver North West Hawks North Vancouver North Shore Winter Club

League champions

Year BC MML Champion Pacific Regional result Telus Cup result
2022 Vancouver North East Chiefs TBD TBD
2021 Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
2020 Post season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
2019 Cariboo Cougars Lost to Calgary Buffaloes -
2018 Fraser Valley Thunderbirds Lost to Lethbridge Hurricanes
2017 Cariboo Cougars Lost to Leduc Oil Kings Sixth
2016 Valley West Hawks Lost to Lloydminister Bobcats
2015 Vancouver North East Chiefs Lost to UFA Bisons
2014 Okanagan Rockets Defeated Red Deer Chiefs Bronze
2013 Vancouver North West Giants Lost to Red Deer Chiefs
2012 Vancouver North West Giants Lost to Red Deer Optimist Rebels
2011 Vancouver North West Giants Defeated Red Deer Optimist Rebels Fourth
2010 Vancouver North West Giants Lost to Red Deer Optimist Rebels
2009 Vancouver North West Giants Lost to Calgary Buffaloes[3]
2008 Cariboo Cougars Lost to Calgary Buffaloes[4]
2007 Vancouver North West Giants N/Aa Fourth
2006 Okanagan Rockets Lost to Calgary Buffaloes[5]
2005 Thompson Blazers Lost to SSAC Boston Pizza Athletics
Earlier Midget AAA champions
  • 2004: Kamloops
  • 2003: Williams Lake
  • 2002: Kelowna
  • 2001: Prince George
  • 2000: Kamloops
  • 1999: Kamloops
  • 1998: Kelowna
  • 1997: Kelowna
  • 1996: Prince George
  • 1995: Kamloops
  • 1994: Chilliwack
  • 1993: Kamloops
  • 1992: Kamloops
  • 1991: Saanich
  • 1990: Prince George
  • 1989: Coquitlam
  • 1988: North Shore Winter Club
  • 1987: Richmond
  • 1986: Burnaby
  • 1985: North Shore Winter Club
  • 1984: North Shore Winter Club
  • 1983: Terrace
  • 1982: Burnaby Winter Club
  • 1981: Prince George
  • 1980: North Shore Winter Club
  • 1979: North Shore Winter Club
  • 1978: Prince George
  • 1977: Burnaby Winter Club
  • 1976: Kamloops South
  • 1975: Point Grey
  • 1974: Burnaby Winter Club
  • 1973: Richmond
  • 1972: North Shore Winter Club
  • 1971: North Shore Winter Club
  • 1970: Penticton
  • 1969: Prince Geoge
  • 1968: Kimberley
  • 1965: Trail
  • 1964: Trail
  • 1963: New Westminster
  • 1962: Trail
  • 1961: Kamloops
  • 1960: Kamloops
  • 1959: Cranbrook
  • 1958: Trail
  • 1957: Kimberley
  • 1956: Trail
  • 1955: Trail
  • 1954: Kamloops
  • 1953: Kelowna
  • 1952: Trail
  • 1951: Trail
  • 1950: Vancouver Eagletimes
  • 1949: Kimberley
  • 1948: Trail
  • 1947: Kimberley
  • 1946: Kimberley
  • 1945: Kimberley
  • 1944: Kimberley
  • 1940: Trail
  • 1939: Vernon
  • 1938: Merritt

a The Giants earned an automatic bye into the Telus Cup because the Red Deer Optimist Rebels were hosting the tournament[6]

Telus Cup

The Vancouver North West Giants (2007, 2011) and Okanagan Rockets (2014) are the only teams to have represented the league at the Telus Cup. Upon the Giants' winning the BC MML championship in 2007, a regional final with the AMHL was not necessary as Red Deer was hosting the Telus Cup that year.[7] The Giants finished fourth in the Telus Cup tournament in 2007 before returning four years later; they again finished fourth in 2011. The 2014 Rockets, meanwhile, won the bronze medal.

Prior to the inauguration of the BC MML, the national midget championship was held in British Columbia twice – hosted by Kelowna in 1996 and Prince George in 2001. The Burnaby Winter Club Travellers represent the only B.C. team to win the national championship, defeating the Gouverneurs de Ste-Foy from Quebec in 1982, as well as winning bronze in 1980.[8]

See also

References

  1. Q&A. BC Hockey Major Midget League. Retrieved on 2009-03-30.
  2. https://myemail.constantcontact.com/BC-Hockey-AAA-Leagues-Rebrand-as-British-Columbia-Elite-Hockey-League.html?soid=1103617399603&aid=mLUXrIB0AbM
  3. Pacific Midget Regional's - Game 3. BC Hockey. Retrieved on 2009-04-08.
  4. National Playoff Bracket (PDF). Hockey Canada. Retrieved on 2009-03-26.
  5. Road to the Telus Cup (PDF). Hockey Canada. Retrieved on 2009-03-26.
  6. National Playoff Bracket (PDF). Hockey Canada. Retrieved on 2009-03-26.
  7. 2007 Telus Cup. Hockey Canada. Retrieved on 2009-03-26.
  8. Telus Cup. Hockey Canada. Retrieved on 2009-03-26.

External links

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