Saskatchewan is one of three Prairie provinces in Canada. Its population is about 4,440,015 And its capital is and largest city is Saskatoon
- 1 Saskatoon 529,526
- 2 Regina 441,439
- 3 Prince Albert 134,532
- 4 Moose Jaw 130,311
- 5 Swift Current 115,000
- 6 Yorkton 20,360 7 North Battleford 13,000
- 8 Estevan 10,000
- 9 Weyburn 9,500
- 10 Corman Park 8,000
- Art Hauser Centre
- Brandt Centre
- Credit Union Centre
- Credit Union iPlex
- Elgar Peterson Arena
- Estevan Civic Auditorium
- Farrell Agencies Arena
- Lloydminster Centennial Civic Centre
- Moose Jaw Civic Centre
- North Battleford Civic Centre
- Regina Exhibition Stadium
- Saskatoon Arena
- 1914 Regina Victorias
- 1915 Melville Millionaires
- 1941 Regina Rangers
- 2001 Lloydminster Border Kings
- 2007 Lloydminster Border Kings
- 1983 Saskatchewan Huskies
- 1977 Prince Albert Raiders
- 1979 Prince Albert Raiders
- 1981 Prince Albert Raiders
- 1982 Prince Albert Raiders
- 1984 Weyburn Red Wings
- 1988 Notre Dame Hounds
- 2003 Humboldt Broncos
- 2005 Weyburn Red Wings
- 2008 Humboldt Broncos
Western Canada Hockey League
The Western Canada Hockey League was the first major-professional league on the prairies. Founded in 1921, it collapsed due to escalating costs in 1926, and was reformed as the Prairie Hockey League from 1926-28.
|Moose Jaw Sheiks||Moose Jaw||1921-22||0||Relocated from Saskatoon midseason, returned to Saskatoon for 1922-23 season|
|Saskatoon Sheiks||Saskatoon||1921, 22-26|
|Moose Jaw Warriors||Moose Jaw||1926-28||0|
The professional Western Hockey League was formed following a merger with the Pacific Coast Hockey League and the Western Canada Senior Hockey League. The Saskatoon Quakers lost their amateur status when they joined the Pacific Coast Hockey League in 1951. The new merged league was formed the following season.
|Team||City||Existed||Lester Patrick Cups||Notes|
|Saskatoon Quakers||Saskatoon||1951-56, 58-59||1|
|Saskatoon/St. Paul Regals||Saskatoon/St. Paul||1957-58||0||Split home schedule between Saskatoon and St. Paul, MN|
Junior A (pre-1970)
Prior to 1970, the top level of junior hockey in Canada was Junior A. In 1970 the teams were divided into Major Junior and Junior A, with only the Major Junior teams competing for the Memorial Cup.
This level of hockey dates back to 1917 in Saskatchewan and the Regina Pats date to this time.
Although hockey was played in Saskatchewan even before it was founded in 1905, it was in the 1910 season that hockey was first organized. There were a number of teams based around the cities of Regina and Saskatoon, plus ome from the smaller towns. The Regina Victorias won the Allan Cup in 1914 and the Melville Millionaires took it in 1915.
During World War I (1914-1918) Saskatchewan, like the rest of Canada saw many of its young men go overseas to fight, This caused a shortage of young men to play hockey and senior hockey suffered greatly.
After the war hockey in the province was disorganized and senior hockey did not get off the ground. Then came the Western Canada Hockey League in 1921 which monopolized hockey attention in the province. In 1921-22 there were only two senior teams in Saskatchewan. This situation continued through the life of the Western League and its successor the Prairie Hockey League until 1928.
There are two in Saskatchewan:
|Alberta - British Columbia - Manitoba - Newfoundland and Labrador - New Brunswick|
| Nova Scotia - Ontario - Prince Edward Island - Québec - Saskatchewan
|Territories: Northwest Territories - Nunavut - Yukon|