Pacific Junior A Hockey League

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The Pacific Junior A Hockey League (PJHL) was a Canadian Junior "A" ice hockey league operating in British Columbia from 1971 until 1979.


In 1971, the league was a Junior B league created by Fred Page. In 1974, the league was promoted to a Tier II Junior "A". Fred Page was a Canadian Amateur Hockey Association executive, who later had the Fred Page Cup and the BCHL's Championship Trophy named after him. The league continued to run until 1979, when Fred Page agreed to allow a merger between the BCJHL and the PJHL. The league's top team at that time was the Richmond Sockeyes.

In five years of Junior A competition, the PJHL was able to capture 3 Mowat Cups from the grasp of the BCJHL. In competition against the Alberta Junior Hockey League for what would become the Doyle Cup, the PJHL went 0 for 3 and never got a chance to compete for the Abbott Cup or Centennial Cup head on.



Please note: In chart, league champions are bolded.

Year League Champion League Runner-up
Junior B Era
1972 Nor'Wes Caps
1973 Nor'Wes Caps
Junior A Era
1975 Coquitlam Comets Surrey Stampeders
1976 Nor'Wes Caps Vancouver Jr. Canucks
1977 Richmond Sockeyes Surrey Stampeders
1978 Richmond Sockeyes Kerrisdale Couriers
1979 Richmond Sockeyes Nor'Wes Caps

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