List of ice hockey teams in Nova Scotia

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

Minor Professional[edit]

American Hockey League[edit]

Team City Existed Calder Cups Notes
Cape Breton Oilers Sydney 1988-96 1 Founded as the Nova Scotia Oilers in 1984; Became the Hamilton Bulldogs in 1996
Nova Scotia Voyageurs Halifax 1971-84 3 Founded in 1969 as the Montreal Voyageurs; became the Sherbrooke Canadiens in 1984
Nova Scotia Oilers Halifax 1984-88 0 Became the Cape Breton Oilers in 1988
Halifax Citadels Halifax 1988-93 0 Founded as the Fredericton Express in 1981; Became the Cornwall Aces in 1993


Quebec Major Junior Hockey League[edit]

Team City Established President's Cups Memorial Cups Notes
Cape Breton Screaming Eagles Sydney 1997 0 0 Founded in 1979 as the Sorel Éperviers
Halifax Mooseheads Halifax 1994 1 1

Maritime Junior A Hockey League[edit]

Team City Established League titles Fred Page Cups Royal Bank Cups Notes
Amherst Ramblers Amherst 1968 1 0 0
Bridgewater Lumberjacks Bridgewater 2008 0 0 0 Founded in 2004 as the Halifax Wolverines
Valley Wildcats Kentville 2013 0 0 0 Founded in 1967 as the Antigonish Bulldogs
Truro Bearcats Truro 1997 7 0 0
Weeks Crushers New Glasgow 2004 0 1 1 Founded in 1967 as the Halifax Lions, later Halifax Mooseheads, Dartmouth Oland Exports, Halifax Oland Exports, and Halifax Team Pepsi
Yarmouth Mariners Yarmouth 2002 1 0 0 Founded in 1976 as the Cole Harbour Colts, later East Hants Penguins, and Dartmouth Scotia DQ Blizzard.

Junior B Hockey Leagues[edit]

League Region Established Don Johnson Cups Notes
Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League Nova Scotia 1967 12

Junior C Hockey Leagues[edit]

League Region Established Maritime Hockey North Cups Notes
Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey League Nova Scotia 2002 5

Semi-professional, senior and amateur[edit]


Team City Existed League titles Allan Cups Notes
Truro Bearcats Truro 1 1


Team City Established Conference titles University Cups Women's Titles[1] Notes
Acadia Axemen Wolfville  ???? 8 2 N/A Does not play CIS women's hockey, only men's hockey
Dalhousie Tigers Halifax  ???? 1 0 0
Saint Mary's Huskies Halifax  ???? 11 1 0
St. Francis Xavier X-Men Antigonish  ???? 24 1 0
CBU Capers Sydney  ????-1996 0 0 N/A

League, regional and national championships[edit]

Championship Times won Description
Calder Cup 4 American Hockey League champion
President's Cup 1 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League champion
Memorial Cup 1 Canadian Major-Junior national champion
Allan Cup 3 Canadian senior national champion
Fred Page Cup 2 Eastern Canada Junior "A" regional championship
Royal Bank Cup 1 Canadian Junior "A" national champion
Don Johnson Cup 12 Atlantic Canada Jr B champion
Maritime-Hockey North Championship 2 Regional Junior "C" Champion
University Cup 4 CIS national men's university champion

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2007-08 CIS Women's Hockey Media Guide And Almanac" (pdf). Retrieved 2008-03-10.