List of ice hockey teams in British Columbia

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The following is a list of ice hockey teams in British Columbia, past and present. It includes the league(s) they play for, and championships won.

Major Professional[edit]

National Hockey League[edit]

Team City Established Stanley Cups Notes
Vancouver Canucks Vancouver 1970 0

Pacific Coast Hockey Association[edit]

Team City Existed League Titles Stanley Cups Notes
New Westminster Royals New Westminster 1911-14 0? 0
Vancouver Millionaires Vancouver 1911-24 6 1 Became Maroons in 1922; Joined WCHL in 1924
Victoria Aristocrats Victoria 1911-16, 18-24 2 0 Became Cougars in 1923; Joined WCHL in 1924

Western Canada Hockey League[edit]

Team City Existed League titles Stanley Cups Notes
Vancouver Maroons Vancouver 1924-26 0 0
Victoria Cougars Victoria 1924-26 2 1

World Hockey Association[edit]

Team City Existed Avco Cups Notes
Vancouver Blazers Vancouver 1973-75 0 Founded in 1972 as the Miami Screaming Eagles; Became Calgary Cowboys in 1975

Minor Professional[edit]

American Hockey League[edit]

Team City Established Calder Cups Notes
Abbotsford Heat Abbotsford 2009 0 Previously the Quad City Flames

ECHL[edit]

Team City Existed Kelly Cups Notes
Victoria Salmon Kings Victoria 2004-11 0 Founded in 1988 as the Erie Panthers

Pacific Coast Hockey League[edit]

Team City Existed Lester Patrick Cups Notes
New Westminster Royals New Westminster 1945-52 1 Joined Western Hockey League (minor pro) (WHL) in 1952.
Vancouver Canucks Vancouver 1945-52 2 Joined Western Hockey League (minor pro) (WHL) in 1952.
Victoria Cougars Victoria 1949-52 1 Joined Western Hockey League (minor pro) (WHL) in 1952.
Victoria Cubs Victoria 1928-30 0 Just before the 1929-1930 season a fire destroyed their home arena and the Cubs played all 18 scheduled home games on the road, divided between Vancouver, BC and Seattle, WA.[1] Moved to Tacoma, WA and became the Tacoma Tigers for the 1930-31 season, then folded.

Western Hockey League (minor pro)[edit]

Team City Existed Lester Patrick Cups Notes
New Westminster Royals New Westminster 1952-59 0
Vancouver Canucks Vancouver 1952-70 4
Victoria Cougars Victoria 1952-61 0
Victoria Maple Leafs Victoria 1964-67 1

Senior[edit]

Okanagan Mainline League[edit]

Okanagan Senior League[edit]

Pacific Coast Senior League[edit]

Western International Hockey League[edit]

West Kootenay League[edit]

Major Junior[edit]

Western Hockey League[edit]

Current teams

Team City Established Ed Chynoweth Cups Memorial Cups Notes
Kamloops Blazers Kamloops 1981 6 3 Established in 1966 as the Estevan Bruins
Kelowna Rockets Kelowna 1995 3 1 Established in 1991 as the Tacoma Rockets
Kootenay Ice Cranbrook 1998 2 1 Established in 1996 as the Edmonton Ice
Prince George Cougars Prince George 1994 0 0 Established in 1971 as the Victoria Cougars
Vancouver Giants Vancouver 2001 1 1
Victoria Royals Victoria 2011 0 0 Established in 2006 as the Chiliwack Bruins

Former teams

Team City Existed President's Cups Memorial Cups Notes
Chilliwack Bruins Chilliwack 2006-11 0 0 Became the Victoria Royals in 2011
Kamloops Chiefs Kamloops 1973-77 0 0 Founded in 1971 as the Vancouver Nats; Became the Seattle Breakers in 1977
Kelowna Wings Kelowna 1982-85 0 0 Became the Spokane Chiefs in 1985
Nanaimo Islanders Nanaimo 1982-83 0 0 Founded in 1966 as the Calgary Buffaloes; Became the New Westminster Bruins in 1983
New Westminster Bruins New Westminster 1971-81 4 2 Founded in 1966 as the Estevan Bruins; Became the Kamloops Junior Oilers in 1981
New Westminster Bruins New Westminster 1983-88 0 0 Founded in 1966 as the Calgary Buffaloes; Became the Tri-City Americans in 1988
Vancouver Nats Vancouver 1971-73 0 0 Became the Kamloops Chiefs in 1973
Victoria Cougars Victoria 1971-94 1 0 Became the Prince George Cougars in 1994

Junior A[edit]

British Columbia Hockey League[edit]

Team City Established League titles Doyle Cups Royal Bank Cups Notes
Alberni Valley Bulldogs Port Alberni 2002 0 0 0 Founded in 1998 as the Burnaby Bulldogs
Chilliwack Chiefs Chilliwack 2011 0 0 0
Coquitlam Express Coquitlam 2001 1 1 1 Played in Burnaby from 2005 to 2010.
Cowichan Valley Capitals Duncan 1980 0 0 0
Langley Rivermen Langley 2006 0 0 0 Founded in 1970 as the Chilliwack Bruins
Merritt Centennials Merritt 1973 1 1 0 Founded in 1961 as the Kamloops Rockets
Nanaimo Clippers Nanaimo 1972 5 1 0
Penticton Vees Penticton 1961 9 4 1
Powell River Kings Powell River 1988 0 0 0
Prince George Spruce Kings Prince George 1994 0 0 0 Founded in 1972 (PNHL)
Quesnel Millionaires Quesnel 1996 0 0 0 Founded in 1975 (PCJHL), moved to Chilliwack 2011
Salmon Arm Silverbacks Salmon Arm 2001 0 0 0
Surrey Eagles Surrey 1991 3 2 1
Trail Smoke Eaters Trail 1995 0 0 0 Founded in 1987 as the Chilliwack Eagles
Vernon Vipers Vernon 1961 9 5 4
Victoria Grizzlies Victoria 1990 1 0 0
Westside Warriors Westbank 2006 0 0 0 Founded in 1994 as the Langley Thunder
Williams Lake TimberWolves Williams Lake 2002 0 0 0 Franchise suspended in 2010

Junior B[edit]

League Region Established Provincial titles Keystone Cup titles Notes
Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Interior, and Kootenays 1962 16 4
Pacific International Junior Hockey League Mainland 1967 16 2
Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League Vancouver Island 1974 5 0

Midget AAA[edit]

Vancouver Island Hockey League[edit]

Current teams

Team City Established Provincial Titles Telus Cups Notes
Saanich Braves Saanich 1969 0 0
Juan de Fuca Grizzlies Colwood 1969 0 0 Established in 1969 as the Juan de Fuca Orcas
Nanaimo Clippers Nanaimo 1969 0 0
Victoria Kings Cadboro Bay 1969 4 0 Established in 1969 as the Racquet Club Kings
Kerry Park Islanders Mill Bay 1970 0 0
Powell River Regals Powell River 1981 0 0
Sooke Thunderbirds Sooke 1970 0 0
Cowichan Valley Capitals Duncan 1969 0 0
Alberni Valley Bulldogs Port Alberni 1980 0 0
Campbell River Tyees Campbell River 1976 0 0
Comox Valley Chiefs Comox 1969 0 0
Lake Cowichan Lakers Lake Cowichan 1985 0 0
Victoria Ice Hawks Esquimalt 1991 0 0
Oceanside Breakers Parksville 1969 0 0
Tri-Port Eagles Port Hardy 1977 0 0
Gold River Ravens Gold River 1982 0 0
Peninsula Eagles Sidney 1972 0 0

Semi-professional, senior and amateur[edit]

Western Women's Hockey League[edit]

Team City Established League titles Notes
British Columbia Breakers Langley 2004-06; 2007-09 0

National Women's Hockey League[edit]

Team City Established League titles Notes
British Columbia Breakers Langley 2006-07 0 Member of WWHL 2004-06
Vancouver Griffins Vancouver 2001-03 0

Senior Female AAA SCFAHL / BCAHA[edit]

Team City Established Provincial titles Esso Nat Ap.s Notes
BC Outback Kamloops 1999 3 2 last 3 AAA senior Prov
Twisters AAA Surrey 1998 0 0 been to 4 provincials (host)
Killarney Knights Vancouver 1991 3 3
Pacific Steelers Richmond 1997 3 3 Sends top players to US universities
Storm U-21 Jr Surrey 2005 0 0

Senior[edit]

University[edit]

Team City Established League titles Allan Cups Notes
Powell River Regals Powell River 1957  ?? 3
Fort St. John Flyers Fort St. John ????  ??  ?
Nanaimo Steelmen Nanaimo 1996 0 0
Team City Established Conference titles University Cups Women's Titles Notes
UBC Thunderbirds Vancouver  ????  ?? 0 0
SFU Clans Vancouver  ????  ?? 0 0

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League, regional and national championships[edit]

Championship Times won Description
Stanley Cup 2 Canadian amateur champion
Stanley Cup 0 National Hockey League champion
PCHA Championship 8 Pacific Coast Hockey Association champion
WCHL Championship 2 Western Canada Hockey League champion
Lester Patrick Cup 9 PCHL/WHL champion
President's Cup 11 Western Hockey League champion
Memorial Cup 5 Canadian Major-Junior national champion
Allan Cup 10 Canadian senior national champion
Doyle Cup 21 Alberta/B.C. Junior "A" regional championship
Royal Bank Cup 9 Canadian Junior "A" national champion
Keystone Cup 4 Western Canada Junior "B" champion
Presidents' Trophy 2 National Hockey League champions

References[edit]

See also[edit]