The Heritage Junior Hockey League is a Junior "B" ice hockey league in Alberta, Canada, sanctioned by Hockey Canada. The HJHL was founded in 1987 and is made up of teams from southern and central Alberta. The HJHL is the largest Junior B league in the province, with 15 teams competing in 2009-10.
As one of the largest Junior B leagues in Alberta, both the league champion, and the losing finalist qualify for the Alberta Provincial Junior B Hockey Championship. The winner of this tournament earns the right to compete for the Western Canadian Junior "B" Crown, the Keystone Cup.
The Cochrane Generals have captured the 2007-08 & 2008-09 league championships. The Blackfalds Ford Wranglers won the 2009-10 championship.
The Banff Academy Bears announced they would not be participating for the 2017-18 season.
The Lomond Lakers were added to the league for 2018-19.
The Three Hills Thrashers took a leave of absence for the 2019-20 season and don't return for the 2020-21 season.
The league had planned to add a team from Stand Off, Alberta for the 2020-21 season but the team did not come to fruition.
Teams[edit | edit source]
Champions[edit | edit source]
- Bold denotes won Alberta provincial title
- 1League finalists Red Deer Vipers captured the Alberta Provincials and Keystone Cup championship
- 2League finalists Blackfalds Wranglers captured the Alberta Provincials and Keystone Cup championship
- 3League finalists Blackfalds Wranglers captured the Alberta Provincials
See also[edit | edit source]
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- Heritage Jr "B"
- High River
- Medicine Hat
- Red Deer
- Three Hills