Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

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Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League
SJHL Logo.svg
Formerly Saskatchewan Amateur Junior Hockey League League
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 1968
CEO Bill Chow
Inaugural season 1968-69
No. of teams 12
Most recent champion(s) Yorkton Terriers
Most titles Humboldt Broncos (10)
Related competitions Western Canada Cup, Royal Bank Cup
Official website sjhl.ca

The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League is a Junior A ice hockey league under Hockey Canada, a part of the Canadian Junior Hockey League. Open to North American-born players 20 years of age or younger, the SJHL's 12 teams play in three divisions: the Kramer, Sherwood and Viterra Divisions. A major attraction in Saskatchewan, the SJHL draws 400,000 fans each season (nearly half the population of the province). The winner of the SJHL playoffs continues on to play in the Western Canada Cup in a 5-team round robin tournament including the host team and winners from the BCJHL, AJHL, SJHL, and MJHL, where the top two teams advance to the Junior "A" National Championship, the Royal Bank Cup.

History[edit]

Founded in 1968, the league was originally known as the Saskatchewan Amateur Junior Hockey League until 1973. They re-adopted the "Amateur" in their name in 1980 and carried it until the 1987-88 season when they dropped the "Amateur" again. They were one of the original Tier II Junior A leagues in the realignment of 1970. Their first two seasons they were eligible for the Memorial Cup.

Current Teams[edit]

Viterra Division
Team City Arena Last Joined
Estevan Bruins Estevan, Saskatchewan Spectra Place 1971
Melville Millionaires Melville, Saskatchewan Horizon Credit Union Center 1970
Weyburn Red Wings Weyburn, Saskatchewan Crescent Point Place 1968
Yorkton Terriers Yorkton, Saskatchewan Farrell Agencies Arena 1972
Kramer Division
Team City Arena Last Joined
Battlefords North Stars North Battleford, Saskatchewan North Battleford Civic Centre 1973
Humboldt Broncos Humboldt, Saskatchewan Elgar Peterson Arena 1970
Kindersley Klippers Kindersley, Saskatchewan West Central Events Centre 1991
Notre Dame Hounds Wilcox, Saskatchewan Duncan McNeill Arena 1987
Sherwood Division
Team City Arena Last Joined
Flin Flon Bombers Flin Flon, Manitoba Whitney Forum 1984
La Ronge Ice Wolves La Ronge, Saskatchewan Mel Hegland Arena 1998
Melfort Mustangs Melfort, Saskatchewan Northern Lights Palace 1988
Nipawin Hawks Nipawin, Saskatchewan Centennial Arena 1985

Hanbidge Cup Playoff Champions[edit]

For the Western Regional playoffs, please go to the Western Canada Cup.
For the National Championship, please go to the 2014 Royal Bank Cup.

Please note: In chart, league champions are bolded.

Year League Champion League Runner-up
Memorial Cup Era
1969 Regina Pats Weyburn Red Wings
1970 Weyburn Red Wings Regina Pats
Centennial Cup / Royal Bank Cup Era
1971 Weyburn Red Wings Humboldt Broncos
1972 Humboldt Broncos Melville Millionaires
1973 Humboldt Broncos Estevan Bruins
1974 Prince Albert Raiders Estevan Bruins
1975 Swift Current Broncos Prince Albert Raiders
1976 Prince Albert Raiders Weyburn Red Wings
1977 Prince Albert Raiders Melville Millionaires
1978 Prince Albert Raiders Moose Jaw Canucks
1979 Prince Albert Raiders Moose Jaw Canucks
1980 Prince Albert Raiders Moose Jaw Canucks
1981 Prince Albert Raiders Moose Jaw Canucks
1982 Prince Albert Raiders Yorkton Terriers
1983 Yorkton Terriers Weyburn Red Wings
1984 Weyburn Red Wings Yorkton Terriers
1985 Estevan Bruins Weyburn Red Wings
1986 Humboldt Broncos Estevan Bruins
1987 Humboldt Broncos Lloydminster Lancers
1988 Notre Dame Hounds Yorkton Terriers
1989 Humboldt Broncos Nipawin Hawks
1990 Nipawin Hawks Yorkton Terriers
1991 Yorkton Terriers Humboldt Broncos
1992 Melfort Mustangs Estevan Bruins
1993 Flin Flon Bombers Melville Millionaires
1994 Weyburn Red Wings Melfort Mustangs
1995 Weyburn Red Wings North Battleford Stars
1996 Melfort Mustangs Yorkton Terriers
1997 Weyburn Red Wings North Battleford Stars
1998 Weyburn Red Wings Nipawin Hawks
1999 Estevan Bruins Humboldt Broncos
2000 North Battleford Stars Weyburn Red Wings
2001 Weyburn Red Wings Nipawin Hawks
2002 Kindersley Klippers Humboldt Broncos
2003 Humboldt Broncos Melville Millionaires
2004 Kindersley Klippers Weyburn Red Wings
2005 Yorkton Terriers Battlefords North Stars
2006 Yorkton Terriers Battlefords North Stars
2007 Humboldt Broncos Melville Millionaires
2008 Humboldt Broncos Kindersley Klippers
2009 Humboldt Broncos Melville Millionaires
2010 La Ronge Ice Wolves Yorkton Terriers
2011 La Ronge Ice Wolves Yorkton Terriers
2012 Humboldt Broncos Weyburn Red Wings
2013 Yorkton Terriers Humboldt Broncos
2014 Yorkton Terriers Melville Millionaires

Former Member Teams[edit]

External links[edit]