The Newfoundland Senior Hockey League (NSHL or NAHA) was the premier Senior hockey league in Newfoundland, Canada from 1962 to 1989.  The league would spirng up from qualifying for the Herder Memorial Trophy which had east and west divisions the previous couple of seasons.

Teams[edit | edit source]

Team Centre Arena Tenure Fate
Buchans Miners Buchans Buchans Arena II 1962-1970 fold
Conception Bay CeeBees Harbour Grace Harbour Grace Stadium 1962-1969 fold
Corner Brook Royals Corner Brook Humber Gardens 1962-1981 or 1982 withdrew for 1981-82 and/or 1982-83 season; return for 1983-84 season
Grand Falls Andcos Grand Falls Grand Falls Stadium 1962-1965 fold
St. John's Caps St. John's Memorial Stadium (St. John's) 1962-1964 did not participate for 1964-65; return for 1965-66
Gander Flyers Gander Gander Gardens III 1963-1974 withdrew; return for 1976-77 season
St. John's Caps St. John's Memorial Stadium (St. John's) 1965-1976 split into multiple entries in league
Grand Falls Cataracts Grand Falls Grand Falls Stadium 1966-1983 join Central Beothuk Intermediate Hockey League for 1983-84 season; return to league for 1984-85 season
Clarenville Caribous Clarenville, Newfoundland Clarenville Stadium 1973-1974 withdrew; return for 1976-77 season
Stephenville Monarchs Stephenville Stephenville Gardens 1975-1980 withdrew for 1980-81 season;
Clarenville Caribous Clarenville, Newfoundland Clarenville Stadium 1976-1978 fold
Gander Flyers Gander Gander Gardens III 1976-1980 withdrew for 1980-81 season; return for 1981-82 season
Memorial Beothuks St. John's Memorial Stadium (St. John's) 1976-1978 rejoin Atlantic Universities Athletic Association
St. John's Blue Caps St. John's Memorial Stadium (St. John's) 1976-1982 revert to St. John's Caps name
St. John's Mike's Shamrocks St. John's Memorial Stadium (St. John's) 1976-1977 renamed St. John's Shamrocks
Bonavista Cabots Bonavista Cabot Stadium 1977-1978 fold
Buchans Miners Buchans Buchans Arena II 1977-1978 fold
Labrador City Carol Lakers Labrador City Labrador City Arena 1977-1978 withdrew for 1978-79 season; return for 1979-80 season
St. John's Shamrocks St. John's Memorial Stadium (St. John's) 1977-1983 consolidated into St. John's Shamrock Capitals
Labrador City Carol Lakers Labrador City Labrador City Arena 1979-1981 folded
Gander Flyers Gander Gander Gardens III 1981-1982 withdrew 6 games into 1982-83 season
Stephenville Monarchs Stephenville Stephenville Gardens 1981-1982 renamed Stephenville Jets
Stephenville Jets Stephenville Stephenville Gardens 1982-1989 folded
St. John's Caps St. John's Memorial Stadium (St. John's) 1982-1983 consolidated into St. John's Shamrock Capitals
Corner Brook Royals Corner Brook Humber Gardens 1983-1989 withdrew; play as independent for 1989-90 season then fold
Port-aux-Basques Mariners Port-aux-Basques Bruce Sports Centre 1983-1986 withdrew January 1986; return for 1987-88 season
St. John's Shamrock Capitals St. John's Memorial Stadium (St. John's) 1983-1984 sit out 1984-85 season; return as St. John's Caps
Grand Falls Cataracts Grand Falls Grand Falls Stadium 1984-1985 fold
St. John's Caps St. John's Memorial Stadium (St. John's) 1985-1989 withdrew; play as independent for 1989-90 season then fold
Mount Pearl Blades Mount Pearl Smallwood Arena 1986-1988 fold
Gander Internationals Gander Gander Gardens III 1987-1988 fold
Port-aux-Basques Mariners Port-aux-Basques Bruce Sports Centre 1987-1989 fold


List of Seasons[edit | edit source]

List of Champions[edit | edit source]

For the whole existence of the league it was the single top level league in the province. So the league playoffs were for the Herder Memorial Trophy as the provincial senior champions.

See: Herder Memorial Trophy

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