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This is the present league which took this name in 2012, for the previous league please see New Brunswick Junior B Hockey League or New Brunswick Junior Hockey League

New Brunswick Junior Hockey League
New Brunswick Junior Hockey League (2012-)
Founded 2009 (as New Brunswick Junior B Hockey League)
No. of teams 8 (for 2021-22 season)
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Most recent champion(s) Kent Koyotes (Jr. B) & Western Valley Panthers (Jr. C)
Official website

The New Brunswick Junior Hockey League was formed out of the ashes of the New Brunswick Junior C Hockey League which disbanded after the 2010-11 season when all but one of the league's four teams folded and the remaining team, the Hampton Hurricanes moved up to the New Brunswick Junior B Hockey League. The Junior B league played through the 2011-12 season and then was renamed the New Brunswick Junior Hockey League as a mixed level league (Junior B and Junior C).  The first season had eight teams with four playing at each level.  The league lost the Miramichi River Maniacs after the 2012-13 season and added the Kent Koyotes and the Fundy Cobras (based out of Blacks Harbour) to the league for the 2013-14 season.

For 2014-15 the league added the Sackville Storm and the Sunny Corner Thunder as expansion teams.  Sackville as a junior C team and Sunny Corner is a Junior B team.

For 2015-16 the Hampton Hurricanes changed their name to the Southern Sting which coincided with a move to the Quispamsis QPlex. The league also lost the Fundy Cobras and Sackville Storm, when both teams folded.

The league would announce the addition of the Richibuto Rangers to the league on May 24, 2021.

With the present set up of the league the Junior B champion advances to the Don Johnson Memorial Cup and the Junior C champion advances to the Maritime-Hockey North Junior C Championship.



Team Established Tier Centre Arena
Cap-Pele Predators 2012 B Cap-Pelé Cap-Pelé Arena
Kent Koyotes 2013 B Cocagne Cocagne Arena
Moncton Vito's 2008 B Moncton Superior Propane Centre
Richibucto Rangers 2021 ? Richibucto Kent North Imperial Centre
Southern Sting 2011 as
C Blacks Harbour Fundy Arena
Sunny Corner Thunder 2014 C Sunny Corner Sunny Corner Arena
Tri-County River Cats 2009 C Fredericton Junction Tri-County Complex
Western Valley Panthers 2012 C Woodstock AYR Motor Centre


Team Duration Tier Centre Arena Fate
Fredericton Caps 2012-2017 B Fredericton Willie O'Ree Place Fold after 2016-17 season
Fundy Cobras 2013-2015 C Blacks Harbour Fundy Arena Folded
Grand Lake Moose 2006 C Minto Minto Arena Folded
Hampton Hurricanes 2011-2015 C Hampton, New Brunswick Hampton Arena become Quispamsis based Southern Sting
Hotel Shediac Predators 2012-2015 C Cap-Pelé Cap-Pelé Arena renamed Cap-Pelé Predators
Miramichi River Maniacs 2010-2013 C Doaktown Doaktown Community Arena Folded
Sackville Storm 2014-2015 C Sackville Tantramar Veterans Memorial Civic Centre Folded

Name Changes

The Grand Lake Moose have been known by that name since 2010. They were known as the Grand Lake Wild Moose from 2008 to 2010 and as the Grand Lake Moosehead Wild from 2006 to 2008.

League Champions

teams in bold also won the regional championship at their level

Junior B

  • 2012-13 Moncton Vito's
  • 2013-14 Fredericton Caps
  • 2014-15 Moncton Vito's
  • 2015-16 Moncton Vito's
  • 2016-17 Cap-Pele Predators
  • 2017-18 Moncton Vito's
  • 2018-19 Moncton Vito's
  • 2019-20 Playoffs Cancelled
  • 2020-21 Moncton Vito's
  • 2021-22 Kent Koyotes

Junior C

  • 2012-13 Hampton Hurricanes
  • 2013-14 Hampton Hurricanes
  • 2014-15 Western Valley Panthers
  • 2015-16 Western Valley Panthers
  • 2016-17 Southern Sting
  • 2017-18 Tri-County River Cats
  • 2018-19 Tri-County River Cats
  • 2019-20 Playoffs Cancelled
  • 2020-21 Tri-County River Cats
  • 2021-22 Western Valley Panthers

Regional Championships

Don Johnson Memorial Cup

  • 2015 Moncton Vito's
  • 2017 Cap-Pelé Predators

Maritime-Hockey North Junior C Championship

  • 2013 Hampton Hurricanes
  • 2016 Western Valley Panthers
  • 2017 Southern Sting

League Seasons