The Nova Scotia Regional Junior Hockey League formerly the Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey League is a Junior "C" ice hockey league in Nova Scotia, Canada, sanctioned by Hockey Canada. The winner of the playoffs competes in the Maritime-Hockey North Junior C Championships. The league was founded for the 2004-2005 season as an evolution of the West Nova Junior C League

The Chester Clippers relocated Bedford for the 2013-14 season but the team was unable to work out a lease and subsequently relocated to North Sydney and they folded before training camps began.

The league lost two longtime members for the 2015-16 season. The Barrington Ice Dogs announced they were taking a leave of absence from the league. This caused the Clare Lions to also take a leave of absence due to the closest team being over 2 hours away. The Lions have stated they are intending to return to the league for 2016-17 but the loss of its nearby rival would not make playing practical for the 2015-16 season. The league also added two teams based out of the Halifax Regional Municipality for the season, the Bedford Wolverines and the Metro Jaguars.

Nova Scotia Jr C Logo

logo as Nova Scotia Jr "C" Hockey League until 2016

The league added another team in the HRM for the 2016-17 season with the addition of the Eastern Shore Thunder who will play out of the Eastern Shore Recreation Centre.  The Amherst Colts were replaced by the Cumberland-Colchester Colts who will be based out of the Colchester Legion Stadium.

It was announced March 11, 2017 that the East Hants Jr. C Penguins would be joining the league for the 2017-18 season.

For 2018-19 the league added the Sack Vegas Knights, the Metro Jaguars return to the league, and the Avon River Rats are renamed the Windsor Royals

The league is listing a team called the Chester Castaways as a member for the 2019-20 season

The TeamsEdit

Team Centre Arena Notes
Chester Castaways Chester Eleanor Pew-Morris Memorial Arena 2019-20 expansion team
Cumberland Colts Truro Colchester Legion Stadium relocated/revived Amherst team 2016
East Hants Jr. C Penguins Lantz East Hants Sportsplex 2017-18 expansion team
Eastern Shore Thunder Musquodoboit Harbour Eastern Shore Community Centre 2016-17 expansion team
Sack Vegas Knights Sackville (HRM) Sackville Community Arena 2018-19 expansion team
Spryfield Attack Spryfield (HRM) Spryfield Lions Rink formerly known as Spryfield Silver and Black Attack 2011-14
Windsor Royals Windsor Hants Exhibition Arena formerly Avon River Rats

Defunct TeamsEdit

Defunct Team tenure Centre Notes
Amherst Colts 2015-16 Amherst previously Oxford Colts; go on leave of absence for 2014-15 due to lack of players; return for 2015-16; then fold in 2016
Antigonish Jr. C Hockey Club 2004 Antigonish team from West Nova Junior C League withdrew before league renamed
Avon River Rats 2007-2018 Windsor renamed Windsor Royals in 2018
Barrington Ice Dogs -2015 Barrington announced team is sitting out 2015-16 season; don't return
Bedford Wolverines 2015-2017 Bedford, Nova Scotia 2015 expansion team; relocated to Dartmouth as SEDMHA Jets but fold prior to playing due to announced arena closing
Chebucto Canadians 2004 Chebucto (Halifax West End) team from West Nova Junior C League withdrew before league renamed
Chester Clippers 2008-2013 Chester relocated to Bedford then North Sydney then Sydney Mines as Northside Vics
Clare Lions -2017 Clare took leave due to travel distance to other league teams after Barrington takes leave
East Hants Penguins 2004-2006 Lantz join NSJHL; league franchise rights become Halifax Thunder
Eastern Shore Jr. Mariners 2006-2011 Musquodoboit Harbour join Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League
known as Colchester County Crunch (2006-07)
known as Harbour Crunch 2007-09
Fundy Phantoms 2004-2013 Tatamagouche  moved to Truro; renamed Rangers (briefly); then Rhinos after sponsorship
Halifax Thunder 2006-2009 Halifax folded; were previously East Hants Penguins
Metro Jaguars 2015-2017 Dartmouth 2015 expansion team; fold when unable to find new ownership
New Waterford Jets 2005-2011 New Waterford went on leave of absence for 2011-12; don't return
North Shore Storm 2004-2008
Tatamagouche/Oxford sit out 2008-09 season; become Oxford Colts when abandon Tatamagouche
Northside Vics 2004 Sydney Mines folded before playing
Oxford Colts 2010-2012 Oxford become Amherst Colts
Shannon Huskies 2012-2013 Dartmouth folded
South Shore Wild 2007-2014 Liverpool On leave of absence 2009-10 & 2014-15; don't return
Thorburn Mohawks 2004 Thorburn team from West Nova Junior C League withdrew before league renamed
Truro Rhinos 2013-2015 Truro known as Fundy Phantoms 2004-2013
Valley Fuelers 2009-2011 Digby went on leave of absence for 2011-12; don't return
Yarmouth Admirals 2006-2009 Yarmouth
Yarmouth Kings 2009-2010 Yarmouth
Yarmouth Raiders 2004-2005 Yarmouth


West Nova Junior Hockey League Champions (2000-2004)

2019 Spryfield Attack
2018 Spryfield Attack
2017 Metro Jaguars
2016 Spryfield Attack
2015 Truro Rhinos
2014 Spryfield Silver and Black Attack
2013 Chester Clippers
2012 Chester Clippers
2011 Eastern Shore Jr. Mariners
2010 Eastern Shore Jr. Mariners
2009 Barrington Ice Dogs
2008 Harbour Crunch
2007 New Waterford Jets
2006 Barrington Ice Dogs
2005 Barrington Ice Dogs
2004 Barrington Ice Dogs
2003 Chebucto Canadians
2002 Yarmouth Raiders
2001 Barrington Ice Dogs
2000 Thorburn Mohawks


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