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Capital Jr "B"

The Capital Junior Hockey League is a Junior "B" ice hockey league in Alberta, Canada, sanctioned by Hockey Canada. The winner of Central "B" playoffs earns the chance to compete for the Western Canadian Junior "B" Crown, the Keystone Cup. To earn the right to compete, they must face off against the winners of the other Alberta "B" leagues in the Alberta Provincial Junior B Hockey Championship.


The league was founded in 1972 as the Edmonton Metropolitan Junior Hockey League.   The league was founded to give area hockey players to play junior hockey without having to leave the area.

The CJHL was incorporated in January 1973.  The orignal members were University of Alberta Jr. Bears, South Side Athletic Club, North Side Club, Sherwood Park KnightsSt. Albert Juniors, and the Fort Saskatchewan Hawks. Sherwood Park and Fort Saskatchewan are still members of the league.

The Teams

Team Centre Arena
North Division
Airdrie Thunder Airdrie Ron Ebbesen Arena
Mountainview Colts Didsbury Didsbury Recreation Complex
Ponoka Stampeders Ponoka Ponoka Culture & Recreation Complex
Red Deer Vipers Red Deer Servus Arena
Rocky Rams Rocky Mountain House Rocky Arena Complex-Branch Arena
Stettler Lightning Stettler Stettler Recreation Centre
Sylvan Lake Wranglers Sylvan Lake Sylvan Lake NexSource Centre
Three Hills Thrashers Three Hills Three Hills Centennial Place
South Division
Coaldale Copperheads Coaldale Coaldale Arena
Cochrane Generals Cochrane Spray Lakes Sawmills Family Sports Centre
High River Flyers High River Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex
Lomond Lakers Lomond Lomond Community Centre
Medicine Hat Cubs Medicine Hat Kinplex
Okotoks Bisons Okotoks Murray Arena
Strathmore Wheatland Kings Strathmore Strathmore Family Centre


Bold denotes also won Alberta Junior B Championship

1972-73 University of Alberta Junior Bears
1973-74 Sherwood Park Knights
1974-75 Waterloo Mercuries
1975-76 Leduc Riggers
1976-77 Leduc Riggers
1977-78 Stony Plain Flyers
1978-79 Stony Plain Flyers
1979-80 Leduc Riggers
1980-81 Leduc Riggers
1981-82 Sherwood Park Knights
1982-83 Sherwood Park Knights
1983-84 Sherwood Park Knights
1984-85 Stony Plain Flyers
1985-86 Stony Plain Flyers
1986-87 Leduc Riggers
1987-88 St. Albert Merchants
1988-89 Stony Plain Flyers
1989-90 Beaumont Chiefs
1990-91 Stony Plain Flyers
1991-92 Leduc Riggers
1992-93 Leduc Riggers
1993-94 Sherwood Park Knights
1994-95 St. Albert Merchants
1995-96 St. Albert Merchants
1996-97 St. Albert Merchants
1997-98 St. Albert Merchants
1998-99 Edmonton Royals
1999-00 River Kings
2000-01 River Kings
2001-02 Beverly Warriors
2002-03 Spruce Grove Regals
2003-04 Beverly Warriors
2004-05 St. Albert Merchants
2005-06 Edmonton Royals
2006-07 North Edmonton Red Wings
2007-08 Sherwood Park Knights -also won Keystone Cup as Western Canadian Junior B champions
2008-09 Sherwood Park Knights
2009-10 Beverly Warriors
2010-11 Beaumont Chiefs
2011-12 Spruce Grove Regals
2012-13 Sherwood Park Knights
2013-14 Fort Saskatchewan Hawks
2014-15 North Edmonton Red Wings
2015-16 North Edmonton Red Wings
2016-17 Wetaskiwin Icemen (Bronze Medalist at 2017 Russ Barnes Trophy)
2017-18 Wetaskiwin Icemen (Beverly Warriors win bronze as 2nd entrant from league at 2018 Russ Barnes Trophy)
2018-19 Beverly Warriors
2019-20 Playoffs cancelled
2020-21 Season Cancelled after a few games
2021-22 Sherwood Park Knights
Note: as of 2017-18 season the Russ Barnes Trophy champion does not advance to the Keystone Cup

External links

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