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New Brunswick-Prince Edward Island Major U18 Hockey League
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Formerly New Brunswick-PEI Major Midget Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 2002
Inaugural season 2002-03
No. of teams 6
Most recent champion(s) Flag of New Brunswick Moncton Flyers AAA
Most championships Flag of New Brunswick Moncton Flyers AAA (6)
Official website https://nbpeimu18hl.ca/
Related competitions Telus Cup
Telus Cup Atlantic Regional

The New Brunswick-Prince Edward Island Major Midget Hockey League is a Canadian midget 'AAA' ice hockey league operating in the provinces of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.  The inter-branch league operates under the supervision of Hockey New Brunswick and Hockey PEI.

History

The league was created by Hockey New Brunswick and Hockey PEI in 2002 to provide a more competitive development league for both provinces.  The new league replaced the existing major midget leagues (New Brunswick Midget AAA Hockey League & PEI Midget AAA Hockey League) in both provinces.  Both branches continue to operate their respective minor midget leagues as feeder leagues for the major midget league.  

Upon its formation, it was decided that the league would have six teams – four from New Brunswick and two from PEI.

Teams

Team City Arena
Charlottetown Knights Charlottetown Bell Aliant Centre
Fredericton Caps AAA Fredericton Willie O'Ree Place
Kensington Wild Kensington Kensington Credit Union Centre
Moncton Flyers AAA Moncton Superior Propane Centre
Northern Moose Bathurst K. C. Irving Regional Centre
Saint John Vito's AAA Quispamsis Quispamsis QPlex

Former

Team City Arena
Cornwall Thunder Cornwall, Prince Edward Island APM Centre
Miramichi Rivermen Miramichi, New Brunswick Lord Beaverbrook Arena

Championship

The team finishing with the best record during the regular season is named league champion.  

Separate playoffs are held for the New Brunswick and PEI teams.  The New Brunswick teams play in a two-round playoff to compete for their provincial championship, with the two PEI teams face each other in a playoff series for their championship.  The respective provincial champions qualify for the Telus Cup Atlantic Regional Championship, where they compete for a berth in the national championship.[1]

Champions

Season Regular season
Champion
New Brunswick
Champion
PEI
Champion
2002-03 Fredericton Canadiens AAA Fredericton Canadiens AAA Cornwall Thunder
2003-04 Fredericton Canadiens AAA Fredericton Canadiens AAA Cornwall Thunder
2004-05 Fredericton Canadiens AAA Fredericton Canadiens AAA Charlottetown Islanders AAA
2005-06 Saint John Vito's AAA Fredericton Canadiens AAA Charlottetown Islanders AAA
2006-07 Charlottetown Islanders AAA Fredericton Canadiens AAA Charlottetown Islanders AAA
2007-08 Moncton Flyers AAA Moncton Flyers AAA Charlottetown Islanders AAA
2008-09 Moncton Flyers AAA Saint John Vito's AAA Cornwall Thunder
2009-10 Miramichi Rivermen Miramichi Rivermen Charlottetown Islanders AAA
2010-11 Fredericton Canadiens AAA Fredericton Canadiens AAA Charlottetown Islanders AAA
2011-12 Moncton Flyers AAA Moncton Flyers AAA Cornwall Thunder
2012-13 Moncton Flyers AAA Saint John Vito's AAA Cornwall Thunder
2013-14 Moncton Flyers AAA Saint John Vito's AAA Kensington Wild
2014-15 Moncton Flyers AAA Moncton Flyers AAA Charlottetown Islanders AAA
2015-16 Kensington Wild Saint John Vito's AAA Kensington Wild
2016-17 Moncton Flyers AAA Moncton Flyers AAA Kensington Wild
2017-18 Moncton Flyers AAA Moncton Flyers AAA Kensington Wild
2018-19 Moncton Flyers AAA Moncton Flyers AAA Kensington Wild
2019-20 Moncton Flyers AAA Cancelled No decision
2020-21 Saint John Vito's AAA Moncton Flyers AAA Charlottetown Knights
2021-22 Moncton Flyers AAA Moncton Flyers AAA Charlottetown Knights

Franchise History

Franchise Changes

The Cornwall Thunder relocated to Kensington for the 2013-14 season.

The Miramichi Rivermen franchise would be moved to Bathurst by the league for the 2017-18 season. They would be renamed the Northern Moose[2]

Teams

Team Tenure Notes
Charlottetown Islanders AAA 2002-2016 renamed Pride
Cornwall Thunder 2002-2013 relocated to Kensington
Fredericton Canadiens AAA 2002-2015 renamed Caps
Miramichi Rivermen 2002-2017 relocated to Bathurst as Northern Moose
Moncton Flyers AAA 2002-present
Saint John Vito's AAA 2004-present
Kensington Wild 2013-present
Fredericton Caps AAA 2015-present
Charlottetown Pride 2016-2019 renamed Knights
Northern Moose 2017-present
Charlottetown Knights 2019-present

References

External links

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