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The Maritime Major (U 18) Female Hockey League is a female U-18 Hockey league. The league plays under the sanction of Hockey Nova Scotia and Hockey Canada. Its' champion advances to the Atlantic Regional tournament qualifier for the Esso Cup.

During the 2020 off-season the league was going through the process of being renamed from the Nova Scotia Female Midget AAA Hockey League due to the league having several teams from outside of Nova Scotia and that Hockey Canada renamed the playing level to U-18.[1]

The Cape Breton Panthers left the league after the completion of the 2019-20 season and the league announced plans to seek a replacement team for Cape Breton. On May 19th the league announced the addition of the Cape Breton Lynx to be based out of the Membertou Sport and Wellness Centre in Membertou, Nova Scotia which start play with the 2020-21 season which was also home of the Panthers organization.[2]

previous logo until 2020


Team Centre Arena
Cape Breton Lynx Membertou, Nova Scotia Membertou Sport and Wellness Center
Bussey Auto Brokers Penguins Halifax Regional Municipality (Dartmouth) RBC Centre
EDZA East Subaru Rockets Moncton, New Brunswick Avenir Centre
EDZA West Reds Fredericton, New Brunswick Aitken CentreTri-County Complex, Tantramar Veterans Memorial Civic Centre, and Willie O'Ree Place
Fundy Nationals Miramichi and Quispamsis, New Brunswick Lord Beaverbrook Arena & Quispamsis QPlex
(Halifax) Station Six Fire Halifax Regional Municipality (Bedford) BMO Centre Halifax
Northern Lightning Bathurst K. C. Irving Regional Centre
Northern Subway Selects New Glasgow and Pictou, Nova Scotia Hector Arena & Pictou County Wellness Centre


Nova Scotia League Years

Season Champion Atlantic Regional Result
2009 Metro Boston Pizza Lost Final
2010 Metro Boston Pizza Lost Final
2011 Metro Boston Pizza 3rd Place
2012 Metro Boston Pizza Won Championship
4th at 2012 Esso Cup
2013 Metro Boston Pizza Won Championship
6th at 2013 Esso Cup
2014 East Hants Penguins AAA Lost Final
2015 Metro Boston Pizza Lost Final
2016 Metro Boston Pizza Won Championship
6th at 2016 Esso Cup
2017 Northern Selects Lost Final
2018 Northern Selects Won Championship
5th at 2018 Esso Cup
Metro Boston Pizza 6th as host
2019 Halifax Fire Won Championship
5th at 2019 Esso Cup

Maritime League Years

Team New Brunswick
Nova Scotia
2020 Playoffs cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
2021 EDZA East Subaru Rockets Northern Selects
2022 TBD TBD