Alberta Midget Hockey League

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Alberta Midget Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 1984
No. of teams 18
Country  Canada
Most recent
champion(s)
UFA Bisons
Related
competitions
Telus Cup
Official website http://www.amhl.ab.ca

The Alberta Midget Hockey League or AMHL is the provincial Midget AAA ice hockey league for Alberta, Canada. The league consists of 18 teams split into the Dodge and Chrysler Divisions. League champions go on to compete with the BC Hockey Major Midget League champions to represent the Pacific at the annual Telus Cup, Canada's national midget championship. The Red Deer Optimist Chiefs are current league champions. Red Deer is also the last AMHL team to win a national title, having won in 2012 & 2013.

Current teams[edit]

Dodge Division[edit]

Chrysler Division[edit]

League awards[edit]

Trophy
Harry Allen Memorial Trophy Top Scorer
Trevor Linden Trophy Top Forward
Brian Benning Trophy Top Defenceman
Brian Sutter Trophy Top Defensive Forward
Bill Ranford Trophy Top Goaltender
Bob Johnson Memorial Trophy Top Sportsman
Glen Sather Trophy Coach of the Year
Richard Warwick Memorial Trophy
Esquire Watch MVP Playoff MVP

League champions[edit]

Year Champion Air Canada/Telus
2016 Lloydminister Bobcats 4th
2015 UFA Bisons 4th
2014 Red Deer Optimist Chiefs Lost Pacific Championship
2013 Red Deer Optimist Chiefs Gold
2012 Red Deer Optimist Rebels Gold
2011 Red Deer Optimist Rebels Lost Pacific Championship
2010 Red Deer Optimist Rebels 5th
2009 Calgary Buffaloes Silver
2008 Calgary Buffaloes 4th
2007 Red Deer Rebels Silver
2006 Calgary Buffaloes Silver
2005 Edmonton Southside Athletics 6th
2004 Red Deer Chiefs Bronze
2003 Calgary Northstars Gold
2002 Red Deer Chiefs 4th
2001 Calgary Royals Silver
2000 Fort Saskatchewan 4th
1999 Calgary Flames Silver
1998 Calgary Buffaloes Bronze
1997 Calgary Royals Bronze
1996 Red Deer Chiefs 4th
1995 Red Deer Chiefs Silver
1994 Red Deer Chiefs Silver
1993 Calgary Northstars 4th
1992 Sherwood Park Kings -
1991 Calgary Northstars Gold
Sherwood Park Kings Silver
1990 St. Albert Raiders 4th
1989 Calgary Buffaloes Gold
1988 Calgary Northstars Silver
1987 Calgary Buffaloes Bronze
1986 Sherwood Park -
1985 Calgary Buffaloes Bronze

Most championships[edit]

Team Championships
Red Deer Rebels/Chiefs 10
Calgary Buffaloes 7
Calgary Northstars 3

Telus Cup[edit]

The Calgary Northstars (1991 and 2003), Calgary Buffaloes (1989), and Red Deer Optimist Rebels/Chiefs (2012 & 2013), represent the only AMHL teams to have won the national midget title. The AMHL has represented the Pacific at the tournament every year since 1985, with the exceptions of 1986, 1992, 2007, and 2012, when British Columbian teams won representation.[1] Alberta has hosted the national championship three times: 1991 in Calgary, 2007 in Red Deer, and 2012 in Leduc.

Year AMHL Winner Host City
2013 Red Deer Optimist Chiefs Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
2012 Red Deer Optimist Rebels Leduc
2003 Calgary Northstars Sault Ste. Marie
1991 Calgary Northstars Calgary
1989 Calgary Buffaloes St. John's

Alumni[edit]

Many players move on from the AMHL to play Junior A or Major Junior in Western Canada. The league's National Hockey League (NHL) alumni include Jarome Iginla, Dany Heatley, Jason Smith, Trent Hunter, Joffery Lupul, Trevor Linden, Geoff Sanderson, Scottie Upshall, Brian Sutherby, Mike Comrie, Nick Tarnasky, Jonathan Filewich and Bryan McCabe.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "League Champions". Alberta Midget Hockey League. Retrieved 2009-03-27. 

External links[edit]