National Capital Junior Hockey League

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National Capital Junior Hockey League
Eastern Ontario Junior C.png
Membership Hockey Eastern Ontario
President Ian McRae
Directors Richard Charest & Hubert Seguin
Founded 1972
Recent Champions Embrun Panthers (2016-17)
Website NCJHL Website

The National Capital Junior Hockey League (NCJHL) is a Junior ice hockey league in Ontario, Canada, sanctioned by the Hockey Eastern Ontario and Hockey Canada. The league is meant to be an interprovincial league between Ontario and Quebec.[1]

History[edit]

From 1968 until 2010, the league was known as the Eastern Ontario Junior C Hockey League. At the start of the 2010-2011 regular season, the league was rebranded under its new name - National Capital Junior Hockey League (NCJHL).

In April 2015, the NCJHL accepted the application of the Morrisburg Lions to join the league for starting in the 2015-2016 season. The Lions were one of 6 teams dropped when the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League re-configured and re-branded as the Central Canada Hockey League Tier 2.[2]

In March 2017, it was announced that the reigning NCJHL champions, Embrun Panthers, were joining CCHL Tier 2 in the fall of 2017.

In April 2017, four new teams have been accepted to join the NCJHL: two brand new teams - Blackburn Inferno and Bytown Royals; and two former CCHL Tier 2 teams - Metcalfe Jets and South Grenville Rangers, bringing the total to 12 teams.

In July 2017, the Rockland Nationals became the Les Castors de Clarence (Clarence Castors) after originally moving to Clarence to become the Jr. C version of the CCHL's Rockland Nationals. The CCHL2 Clarence Castors moved to Carleton Place to serve as an affiliation to the Carleton Place Canadians, calling themselves the Carleton Place Jr. Canadians.

Current teams[edit]

Team Centre Founded
Blackburn Inferno Blackburn Hamlet, ON 2017
Bytown Royals Vanier, ON 2017
Clarence Castors Clarence, ON 1973
Cumberland Bandits Orleans, ON 1986
Gatineau Hull-Volant Gatineau, QC 2006
Metcalfe Jets Metcalfe, ON 2017
Morrisburg Lions Morrisburg, ON 1971
North Dundas Rockets Chesterville, ON 2011
Papineau Vikings St-André-Avellin, QC 1998
South Grenville Rangers Prescott, ON 2017
St-Isidore Eagles St. Isidore de Prescott, ON 1974
Vankleek Hill Cougars Vankleek Hill, ON 1991

John A. Cameron Trophy League Champions[edit]

John A. Cameron Trophy
The EOJCHL Championship
Year Champion Finalist
1969 North Eamers Corners
1970 Osnabruck Township Angels
1971 Glen Walter Flyers
1972 Char-Lan Optimist
1973 Char-Lan Rebels
1974 Cornwall Township Polaris
1975 Char-Lan Rebels
1976 Char-Lan Rebels
1977 Chesterville Jets
1978 Embrun 72's
1979 Char-Lan Rebels
1980 Embrun 72's
1981 Crysler Raiders
1982 Embrun 72's
1983 Embrun 72's
1984 Alexandria Glens
1985 Chesterville Flyers
1986 Chesterville Flyers
1987 St. Isidore Eagles
1988 Rockland Nationals
1989 Casselman Stars
1990 St. Isidore Eagles
1991 St. Isidore Eagles
1992 Vankleek Hill Cougars
1993 Casselman Stars
1994 Embrun 72's
1995 Embrun 72's
1996 Embrun 72's
1997 Embrun 72's
1998 Casselman Stars
1999 Casselman Stars
Year Champion Finalist
2000 Casselman Stars
2001 Embrun Panthers Vankleek Hill Cougars
2002 Embrun Panthers Vankleek Hill Cougars
2003 Vankleek Hill Cougars Rockland Nationals
2004 Embrun Panthers Rockland Nationals
2005 Casselman Stars Embrun Panthers
2006 Embrun Panthers Casselman Stars
2007 East Ottawa Thunder Embrun Panthers
2008 East Ottawa Thunder Embrun Panthers
2009 Embrun Panthers East Ottawa Thunder
2010 Embrun Panthers Rockland Nationals
2011 Embrun Panthers Rockland Nationals
2012 Embrun Panthers St. Isidore Eagles
2013 Cumberland Bandits St. Isidore Eagles
2014 Embrun Panthers Vankleek Hill Cougars
2015 Papineauville Vikings Embrun Panthers
2016 Papineauville Vikings Embrun Panthers
2017 Embrun Panthers North Dundas Rockets

Former teams[edit]

References[edit]

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