Calgary Junior Hockey League

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Calgary Junior Hockey League (CalJHL)
Sport Ice Hockey
Founded 1945
CEO Darryl Collister
No. of teams 8
Country  Canada
Headquarters Calgary, Alberta
Continent North America
Most recent
CRAA Gold (2016)
Most titles CRAA Gold (8)
Official website CJHL

The Calgary Junior Hockey League is a Junior "B" ice hockey league based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It is sanctioned by Hockey Canada, and operated by Hockey Calgary. Founded in 1945, the CJHL is one of the oldest hockey leagues operating in Alberta.

The league champion earns a berth in the Alberta Provincial Junior B Hockey Championship, with a chance to participate in the Western Canadian championship, the Keystone Cup.


Team Association
CBHA Blackhawks Calgary Buffaloes Hockey Association
CBHA Rangers Calgary Buffaloes Hockey Association
CNHA Blazers Calgary Northstars Hockey Association
CNHA Canucks Calgary Northstars Hockey Association
CRAA Blue Calgary Royals Athletic Association
CRAA Gold Calgary Royals Athletic Association
NWCAA Bruins Northwest Calgary Athletic Association
NWCAA Stampeders Northwest Calgary Athletic Association

League Organization[edit]

The modern CJHL is governed by the by-laws of Hockey Calgary which stipulates that each of Calgary's four community hockey associations operate at least one team. Presently, each association operates two teams that play a 30-game season.

In the past, teams from outside the Calgary area have also participated in the league. Both the Okotoks Oilers and the High River Flyers of the Heritage Junior B Hockey League were originally members of the CJHL.

2006 incident[edit]

The CJHL gained national attention in October 2006 following a violent brawl which occurred in the hallway of a Calgary arena following a game between the NWCAA Bruins and the NEAA Canucks. A linesman attempting to break up an off ice scuffle NOT involving the NWCAA Bruins was allegedly knocked unconscious by a kick to the head in the melee which involved players, coaches and fans/parents.[1]

As a result of a police investigation, Robert Simard, 21, of Calgary was charged with one count of assault for allegedly kicking linesman Rory McCuaig in the head. Simard and one other player involved in the brawl were given two-year suspensions from playing in the league, ending their junior careers, and carrying over to any league sanctioned by Hockey Alberta. One parent was given a ban from all Hockey Calgary sanctioned arenas.


Year Champion Year Champion Year Champion
1987 NWCAA Bruins1 2001 SWAA Royals Blue 2015 CRAA Gold
1988 NWCAA Bruins 2002 SWAA Royals Gold 2016 CRAA Gold[2]
1989 CBHA Rangers 2003 SWAA Royals Gold
1990 NWCAA Bruins 2004 NWCAA Stampeders
1991 NWCAA Bruins 2005 NWCAA Stampeders
1992 2006 NWCAA Stampeders
1993 2007 NWCAA Bruins
1994 SWAA Royals 2008 CRAA Gold
1995 SWAA Royals Blue 2009 CRAA Blue
1996 SWAA Royals Blue 2010 CRAA Blue
1997 NWCAA Stampeders 2011 CNHA Blazers
1998 NWCAA Bruins 2012 CRAA Blue
1999 SWAA Royals Gold 2013 CBHA Rangers
2000 SWAA Royals Gold 2014 CRAA Gold

-Alberta provincial champions listed in bold

1 Also won Keystone Cup Western Canadian Junior B Champion. Team members of the 1987 NWCAA Bruins included Ken MacLean, Chris Tibbles, Terry Copot (Coach), Neil Houghton, Brendan Black, Craig Wheeler, Steve Jordan, Craig Coulombe, Scott Muzychka, Ross Rayment, Barry Faminoff, Dan Matley, Jeff Hegland, Brad Thompson (Asst. Coach), Otto Gentile, Doug Thubron, John Irvine, Sandy Quilty, Blaine Louis, Brent Willis and Scott Burrell.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Police investigate 'mob mentality' in off-ice hockey brawl". CBC Calgary. 24 October 2006. 
  2. ^ "Junior B Gold Champs". Calgary Royals. 19 March 2016. 

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