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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.

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 added the Chester Castaways as a member for the 2019-20 season

The Teams

Team Centre Arena Notes
Chester Castaways Chester Eleanor Pew-Morris Memorial Arena 2019-20 expansion team
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
Sackville 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

Defunct Teams

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 relocate to Lantz and become East Hants Penguins
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
Cumberland Colts 2016-2019 Truro relocated/revived Amherst team 2016
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
Sack Vegas Knights 2018-2019 Sackville (HRM) 2018-19 expansion team; renamed Sackville Knights
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
Windsor Royals 2015-2019 Windsor formerly Avon River Rats (2007-2015)
Yarmouth Admirals 2006-2009 Yarmouth
Yarmouth Kings 2009-2010 Yarmouth
Yarmouth Raiders 2004-2005 Yarmouth


West Nova Junior Hockey League (2000-2004)
Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey League (2005-2017)
Nova Scotia Regional Junior Hockey League (2018-present)

Season Champion Maritime-Hockey North Junior C Championship Result
2000 Thorburn Mohawks No event
2001 Barrington Ice Dogs No event
2002 Yarmouth Raiders No Event
2003 Chebucto Canadians Won championship
2004 Barrington Ice Dogs Lost Final
2005 Barrington Ice Dogs Won Championship
2006 Barrington Ice Dogs Lost Final (East Hants Jr. C Penguins lost in semifinals as host)
2007 New Waterford Jets Lost in Semifinals
2008 Harbour Crunch Lost Final
2009 Barrington Ice Dogs Won Championship as Host  Clare Lions lost final (as league representative)
2010 Eastern Shore Jr. Mariners Won Championship
2011 Eastern Shore Jr. Mariners Lost Final, Clare Lions won tournament as host
2012 Chester Clippers Won Championship
2013 Chester Clippers Lost in Semifinals
2014 Spryfield Silver and Black Attack Won Championship, South Shore Wild eliminated in round robin as host
2015 Truro Rhinos Lost in Semifinals
2016 Spryfield Attack Lost Final
2017 Metro Jaguars Lost Final; Cumberland/Colchester Colts eliminated in round robin as host
2018 Spryfield Attack Lost in Semifinals
2019 Spryfield Attack Eliminated in round robin
2020 Eastern Shore Thunder Event cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
2021 Cancelled during final Cancelled
2022 South West Storm TBD

Note: The Clare Lions won the 2011 Maritime-Hockey North Junior C Championship as host

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