North West Junior Hockey League

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North West Junior Hockey League (NWJHL)
NWJHL Alberta Logo.jpg
The NWJHL Logo
Sport Ice Hockey
Founded 1994 (1994)–95
Commissioner James Lenting
No. of teams 8
Country  Canada
Continent North America
Most recent champion(s) Grande Prairie Kings (1st title)
Most titles Fort St. John Huskies (5)
Official website www.nwjhl.com/

The North West Junior Hockey League is a Junior "B" Ice Hockey league operating in the Peace River region of Alberta and British Columbia, Canada, sanctioned by Hockey Canada. The winner of Northwest "B" playoffs earns the chance to compete for the Western Canadian Junior "B" Crown, the Keystone Cup. To earn the right to compete, they must face off against the winners of the other Alberta "B" leagues in the Russ Barnes Trophy.


Teams[edit]

Team City Arena Founded Joined Head coach Titles
Beaverlodge Blades Alberta Beaverlodge, AB Beaverlodge Arena 2000 2000 Glenn Watson 0
Dawson Creek Jr. Canucks British Columbia Dawson Creek, BC Dawson Creek Memorial Arena 1994 1994 Mike Lazinchuk 2
Fairview Flyers Alberta Fairview, AB Fairview Arena 2012 2012 Brandon Hill 0
Fort St. John Huskies British Columbia Fort St. John, BC North Peace Arena 1966 1996 Bob Kalb 5
Grande Prairie Kings Alberta Grande Prairie, AB Coca-Cola Centre 1994 1994 Kyle Chapple 1
North Peace Navigators Alberta Peace River, AB Baytex Energy Centre 2000 2000 Darcy Haugan 3
Sexsmith Vipers Alberta Sexsmith, AB Sexsmith Arena Unknown Unknown Ron McMullan 1
Slave Lake Wolves Alberta Slave Lake, AB Arctic Ice Centre Unknown Unknown Clarence Malbeuf 3

Former teams[edit]

Team City Arena Founded Disbanded Last head coach Titles
Moberley Lake Icemen[1] British Columbia Chetwynd, BC Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown 0
Whitecourt Wolverines Alberta Whitecourt, AB Scott Safety Centre 2007 2012 Normand Lacombe 4

The Whitecourt Wolverines disbanded in the 2012 off-season to make way for the relocation of the St. Albert Steel of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, becoming the new Whitecourt Wolverines.[2]

Champions[edit]

Year Winning team Coach Losing team Coach Games Winning goal
1995 Slave Lake Wolves
1996 Slave Lake Wolves
1997 Slave Lake Wolves
1998 Sexsmith Vipers
1999 Dawson Creek Jr. Canucks
2000 Fort St. John Huskies
2001 Fort St. John Huskies
2002 Dawson Creek Jr. Canucks
2003 Fort St. John Huskies
2004 North Peace Navigators
2005 North Peace Navigators
2006 Fort St. John Huskies
2007 Fort St. John Huskies
2008 North Peace Navigators
2009 Whitecourt Wolverines Joey Bouchard Fort St. John Huskies Bob Kalb 4-0 Wayne Quaife (1:17, third)[3]
2010 Whitecourt Wolverines Richard Kazda Grande Prairie Wheelers Jesse Reed 4–0 Kjell Reid (18:00, first)[4]
2011 Whitecourt Wolverines Shawn Gervais North Peace Navigators Darcy Haugan 4–2 Wayne Quaife (16:32, third)[5]
2012 Whitecourt Wolverines Normand Lacombe North Peace Navigators Darcy Haugan 4–0 Mitch Rose (9:45, first)[6]
2013 Grande Prairie Kings Kyle Chapple North Peace Navigators Darcy Haugan 4–2 Nolan Trudeau (5:32, second)[7]

NHL alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Navs start season with 2 road wins". Peace River Record-Gazette (Sun Media Corporation). 2004-10-05. Retrieved 2012-06-16. 
  2. ^ "AJHL Moving to Whitecourt, Alberta". Alberta Junior Hockey League. 2012-05-02. Retrieved 2012-05-03. 
  3. ^ "Wolverines Win NWJHL Championship in four straight". NWJHL.com. 2009-03-19. Retrieved April 17, 2011. 
  4. ^ "North West Junior Hockey League: Box Scores". NWJHL.com. 2010-03-19. Retrieved April 17, 2011. 
  5. ^ "North West Junior Hockey League: Box Scores". NWJHL.com. 2011-03-24. Retrieved April 17, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Box Scores". North Peace Navigators Junior Hockey Club. 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2012-06-16. 
  7. ^ "North West Junior Hockey League:Box Scores". NWJHL.com. 2013-03-26. Retrieved 2013-04-30. 
  8. ^ "Matt Walker". LegendsOfHockey.net. Retrieved April 17, 2011. 

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