The following is a list of Nova Scotia Junior Playoff champions. Some of the teams were the furthest advancing team in the Maritime Junior Playoffs for that season and there was no provincial playoffs per say. The Maritime Amateur Hockey Association was founded in 1928. No official Maritimes playoffs were held until the 1931-32 playing season.

No Nova Scotia team would play in a Memorial Cup Memorial Cup Final until the Halifax Mooseheads hosted the 2000 Memorial Cup.

The Halifax Mooseheads became the first Nova Scotia based team to win the Memorial Cup when they won the 2013 Memorial Cup with one of the best teams ever to play in the QMJHL 120 points (.882 point percentage), winning the regular season championship by 27 points and nearly sweeping the QMJHL playoffs going 16-1. The team had a line up that included two of the three top picks Nathan MacKinnon #1 and Jonathan Drouin #3 two other players (Zach Fuchale #36 and MacKenzie Weegar #206) that were selected in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Nova Scotia Junior Champions[edit | edit source]

Note: Teams in bold won Maritimes Junior Playoffs.


  1. Truro Bearcat Cubs enter 1930-31 Maritimes Junior Playoffs as the only team from Nova Scotia
  2. The Amherst Ramblers entered the 1943-44 New Brunswick Junior Playoffs winning the championship and then winning the 1943-44 Maritimes Junior Playoffs.
  3. There was no formal Nova Scotia Junior Playoffs this year. The Halifax St Marys entered and won the 1950-51 Maritimes Junior Playoffs Junior A Playoffs against the winner of the Cape Breton Junior League. The team that won the Junior B Playoffs, conceded the Junior A-B Final to the Halifax St Marys and they advanced to the 1950-51 Eastern Canada Memorial Cup Playoffs.
  4. There was no formal Nova Scotia Junior Playoffs this year. The Halifax St Marys entered the 1951-52 Maritimes Junior Playoffs as an independent and won the Junior A final and then the Junior A-B final to advance to the 1951-52 Eastern Canada Memorial Cup Playoffs.
  5. The North Sydney Franklins won the Cape Breton Junior League playoffs for 1952-53 and advanced to the 1952-53 Maritimes Junior Playoffs. The only other Nova Scotia entry was the Halifax-Dartmouth St Marys and they lost to the Franklins in the final round of the playoffs.
  6. The Cape Breton Junior League was the only Junior A league in the Maritimes and advanced to the 1953-54 Eastern Canada Memorial Cup Playoffs.
  7. The Franklins won the CBJL championship and then defeated the only remaining Nova Scotia based independent team in the 1954-55 Maritimes Junior Playoffs.
  8. The Glace Bay Jr. Miners won the CBJL playoffs and were the only team in the Junior A portion of the 1955-56 Maritimes Junior Playoffs. They would defeat the Halifax Canadiens in the Junior A-B final.
  9. The Cape Breton All Stars and Nova Scotia All Stars were teams made up of the best players on the Junior B teams in the province. The Cape Breton All Stars won the Maritime semi final series against the Nova Scotia All Stars and then won the 1957-58 Maritimes Junior Playoffs.
  10. The Halifax Canadiens won the 1968-69 MJAHL Season playoffs and were the only league eligible to compete for the Memorial Cup in the Maritimes, advancing directly to the 1968-69 Eastern Canada Memorial Cup Playoffs.
  11. The MJAHL was the only Junior A level league in the Maritimes for the 1969-70 season. The Cape Breton Metros were last Nova Scotia team left in 1969-70 MJAHL Season playoffs losing to the Charlottetown Islanders in the league final. The final series served as the regional semi final for the 1969-70 Maritimes Junior Playoffs.
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