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The Central-West Junior Hockey League was a Junior "B" ice hockey league in Newfoundland, Canada. The league consisted of 3 teams that compete against each other until the playoffs started. After the conclusion of the playoffs, the winner competed against the St. John's Junior Hockey League in the Veitch Memorial Trophy Tournament for the right to play in the Don Johnson Cup.

The league was faced with having to be moved down to the Junior "C" level as the start of the 2013-14 season due continuous poor showings (0 wins in 9 tournaments) in the Veitch Memorial Trophy  tournament. The Port-aux-Basques team's facebook page on December 2, 2013 posted that the Bishop's Falls team was not able to find a head coach and would not be taking to the ice for the 2013-14 season.  According to a December 19, 2013 article on the website  two of the three members of the league (Port-aux-Basques and Stephenville) also faced fines of $400 for missing the Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador annual general meeting held in September of 2013.  The league would not start its 2013-14 season as neither of the two fined teams would agree to pay the fines and the league missed the filing deadline to be eligible for the Maritime-Hockey North Junior C Championships

Central-West Junior Hockey League
Membership Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador
Founded 2004
Folded 2013
Don Johnson Cup wins 0
Veitch Memorial Trophy wins 0
First Champion Central Jr. Arctic Blast (2005)
Final Champion Bishop's Falls Jr. Express (2013)

Final Teams[]

Team Centre
Bishop's Falls Jr. Express Bishop's Falls
Port-aux-Basques Jr. Mariners Port-aux-Basques
Stephenville Jets Stephenville

Previously Folded Teams[]



  • 2005 Central Jr. Arctic Blast
  • 2006 Central Jr. Arctic Blast
  • 2007 Central Jr. Cataracts
  • 2008 Triton Roadrunners
  • 2009 Central Jr. Cataracts
  • 2010 Central Jr. Cataracts
  • 2011 Central Jr. Cataracts
  • 2012 Humber Valley Jr. Red Wings
  • 2013 Bishop's Falls Jr. Express