BC Hockey Major Midget League

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BC Hockey Major Midget League
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 2004
No. of teams 11
Country  Canada
Most recent
champion(s)
Valley West Hawks
Related
competitions
Telus Cup
Official website BCHockey.net/MML

The BC Hockey Major Midget League or BC MML is the top provincial midget ice hockey league in British Columbia, Canada. Governed by BC Hockey and inaugurated in 2004, the league currently consists of 11 teams. Players range from 15 to 17 years old.[1] BC MML is part of BC Hockeys' "High Proformance" program to developed the best midget aged players around the province. The league champion goes on to compete with the top Alberta Midget Hockey League (AMHL) team to represent the Pacific region at the annual Telus Cup, Canada's national midget championship. The Valley West Hawks are the current 2016 champions; the Okanagan Rockets (2014) are the last team to represent the BC MML at the Telus Cup.

Current teams[edit]

  • Vancouver North West Giants
  • Greater Vancouver Canadians
  • Okanagan Rockets
  • Cariboo Cougars
  • Fraser Valley Thunderbirds
  • South Island Royals
  • Valley West Hawks
  • Vancouver North East Chiefs
  • North Island Silvertips
  • Thompson Blazers
  • Kootenay Ice

League champions[edit]

Year BC MML Champion Pacific Regional result Telus Cup result
2016 Valley West Hawks Lost to Lloydminister Bobcats
2015 Vancouver NE Chiefs Lost to UFA Bisons
2014 Okanagan Rockets Defeated Red Deer Chiefs Bronze
2013 Vancouver North West Giants Lost to Red Deer Chiefs
2012 Vancouver North West Giants Lost to Red Deer Optimist Rebels
2011 Vancouver North West Giants Defeated Red Deer Optimist Rebels Fourth
2010 Vancouver North West Giants Lost to Red Deer Optimist Rebels
2009 Vancouver North West Giants Lost to Calgary Buffaloes[2]
2008 Cariboo Cougars Lost to Calgary Buffaloes[3]
2007 Vancouver North West Giants N/Aa Fourth
2006 Okanagan Rockets Lost to Calgary Buffaloes[4]
2005 Thompson Blazers Lost to SSAC Boston Pizza Athletics

a The Giants earned an automatic bye into the Telus Cup because the Red Deer Optimist Rebels were hosting the tournament[5]

Telus Cup[edit]

The Vancouver North West Giants (2007, 2011) and Okanagan Rockets (2014) are the only teams to have represented the league at the Telus Cup. Upon the Giants' winning the BC MML championship in 2007, a regional final with the AMHL was not necessary as Red Deer was hosting the Telus Cup that year.[6] The Giants finished fourth in the Telus Cup tournament in 2007 before returning four years later; they again finished fourth in 2011. The 2014 Rockets, meanwhile, won the bronze medal.

Prior to the inauguration of the BC MML, the national midget championship was held in British Columbia twice – hosted by Kelowna in 1996 and Prince George in 2001. The Burnaby Winter Club Travellers represent the only B.C. team to win the national championship, defeating the Gouverneurs de Ste-Foy from Quebec in 1982, as well as winning bronze in 1980.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Q&A". BC Hockey Major Midget League. Retrieved 2009-03-30. 
  2. ^ "Pacific Midget Regional's - Game 3". BC Hockey. Retrieved 2009-04-08. 
  3. ^ "National Playoff Bracket" (PDF). Hockey Canada. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  4. ^ "Road to the Telus Cup" (PDF). Hockey Canada. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  5. ^ "National Playoff Bracket" (PDF). Hockey Canada. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  6. ^ "2007 Telus Cup". Hockey Canada. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  7. ^ "Telus Cup". Hockey Canada. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 

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