Pacific Junior Hockey League

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Pacific Junior Hockey League (PJHL)
PJHL logo from 2011.jpg
Founded 1965
Commissioner George Richards
No. of teams 10
Country  Canada
Official website PJHL.net

The Pacific Junior Hockey League (PJHL) is a Canadian junior ice hockey league which operates in the Lower mainland of British Columbia. Although the PJHL has included American teams in the past, the league's ten franchises all currently reside in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Several National Hockey League stars began their junior hockey careers in the PJHL, but the main focus of the league is player development and education with strong ties to the local hockey community. The PJHL Championship is awarded annually to the league playoff champion and the winner moves on to compete against the champions of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League and the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League for the British Columbia Provincial Title, the Cyclone Taylor Cup. The winner of the Cyclone Taylor Cup moves on to compete for the Western Canada Junior "B" Crown, the Keystone Cup.

History[edit]

The origins of the Pacific Junior Hockey League date back to 1965 when teams from Chilliwack, Burnaby, Grandview and Coquitlam created a Juvenile/Junior league for local players who wanted to continue to play competitive hockey. One year later the West Coast Junior Hockey League was officially formed with six teams, including the Grandview Steelers.

List of teams[edit]

Notes
  1. An asterisk (*) denotes a franchise move. See the respective team articles for more information.

Champions[edit]

Year Winning team Coach Losing team Coach Games
1967 Richmond Juniors
1968 Grandview Steelers
1969 Nor Wes Caps
1970 Chilliwack Jets
1971 Nor Wes Caps
1972 Nor Wes Caps
1973 Nor Wes Caps
1974 Point Grey Blades
1975 Burnaby Blazers
1976 Northwest Americans
1977 Richmond Rebels
1978 Richmond Rebels
1979 Burnaby Blazers
1980 Northwest Americans
1981 Northwest Americans
1982 Northwest Americans
1983 North Shore Flames
1984 North Shore Flames
1985 North Shore Flames
1986 Northwest Americans
1987 Burnaby Bluehawks White Rock Whalers
1988 White Rock Whalers North Shore Flames 3-2
1989 Abbotsford Pilots
1990 Burnaby Bluehawks
1991 Coquitlam Warriors
1992 Richmond Sockeyes Abbotsford Pilots 3-1
1993 Coquitlam Warriors Richmond Sockeyes 3-0
1994 Grandview Steelers Richmond Sockeyes 3-0
1995 Port Coquitlam Buckeroos
1996 Ridge Meadows Flames Richmond Sockeyes 4-1
1997 Port Coquitlam Buckeroos
1998 Ridge Meadows Flames Delta Ice Hawks 3-1
1999 Abbotsford Pilots
2000 Abbotsford Pilots Grandview Steelers 4–0
2001 Delta Ice Hawks Port Coquitlam Buckeroos 4–1
2002 Abbotsford Pilots Delta Ice Hawks 4–0
2003 Richmond Sockeyes Abbotsford Pilots 4–3
2004 Richmond Sockeyes Delta Ice Hawks 4–1
2005 Abbotsford Pilots Jim Cowden Delta Ice Hawks 4–3
2006 Delta Ice Hawks Shane Kuss Abbotsford Pilots Jim Cowden 4–2
2007 Abbotsford Pilots Jim Cowden Grandview Steelers Aldo Bruno 4–2
2008 Grandview Steelers Aldo Bruno Abbotsford Pilots Jim Cowden 4–1
2009 Richmond Sockeyes Judd Lambert Abbotsford Pilots Jim Cowden 4–1
2010 Aldergrove Kodiaks Rick Harkins Delta Ice Hawks Jim Camazzola 4–2
2011 Richmond Sockeyes Judd Lambert Abbotsford Pilots Jim Cowden 4–0
2012 Delta Ice Hawks Dave McLellan Abbotsford Pilots Jim Cowden 4–2
2013 Richmond Sockeyes Aaron Wilbur Aldergrove Kodiaks Ron Johnson 4-0
2014 Aldergrove Kodiaks Brad Rihela Richmond Sockeyes Judd Lambert 4-3

Defunct or Relocated Teams[edit]

  • Abbotsford Flyers
  • Bellingham Blazers
  • Burnaby Blazers
  • Burnaby Bluehawks
  • Burnaby Rams
  • Chilliwack Jets
  • Coquitlam Chiefs
  • Coquitlam Comets
  • Coquitlam Warriors
  • Cloverdale Cowboys
  • Delta Saints
  • Delta Sungods
  • Hastings Express
  • Hope Icebreakers
  • Kerrisdale Centennials
  • Ladner Rebels
  • Maple Ridge Monarchs
  • Mission Pilots
  • Newton Rangers
  • New Westmister Royals
  • Nor'Wes Caps
  • North Delta Devils
  • North Delta Flyers
  • North Shore Junior Canadians
  • North Shore Griffins
  • North Shore Winter Club Flames
  • Northwest Americans
  • Point Grey Blades
  • Port Coquitlam Buckeroos
  • Portland Junior Buckeroos
  • Queen's Park Pirates
  • Richmond Juniors
  • Richmond Junior Islanders
  • Richmond Junior Rebels
  • Riley Park Rangers
  • Seattle Totems
  • Seafair Seahorses
  • Seafair Islanders
  • Squamish Eagles
  • Squamish Wolf Pack
  • Surrey Stampeders
  • Surrey Saints
  • University of British Columbia Braves
  • Vancouver Hornets
  • Vancouver Junior Canucks
  • Washington Totems
  • White Rock Rangers
  • White Rock Whalers

NHL alumni[edit]

External links[edit]