Prince Edward Island Junior C Hockey League

Last updated
PEI Junior C Hockey League
Countries Canada
CommissionerChris Hedefine
Junior Council ChairClifford Affleck
Former name(s)PEI Minor Junior Hockey League
Founded1991
No. of teams5
Recent ChampionsTignish Aces (2019)
Most successful clubTignish Aces (10 titles)
Website peijuniorc.com

The Prince Edward Island Junior C Hockey League is a Junior "C" ice hockey league in Prince Edward Island, Canada, sanctioned by Hockey Canada. The league was known as the Prince Edward Island Minor Junior Hockey League until 2009.

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The winner of the playoffs competes in the Maritime-Hockey North Junior C Championship.

History

In 2015 the South Side Lynx won their first league championship and then proceeded to be the first PEI representative to advance to the Maritime-Hockey North Junior C Championship final game. In the championship game the Lynx played against the Baffin Blizzard with both teams vying to be the first team from their province/territory to claim a Maritime-Hockey North title. The Baffin Blizzard prevailed, winning 6–5.

After a one-year absence a Summerside team, now known as the Crunch, was announced as returning to the league for the 2016–17 season.

Sherwood Metros became the first PEI team to win the Maritime-Hockey North Championship in 2018. The Metros defeated South Side Lynx 4–1 in the final. [1]

In January 2019 the South Side Lynx ceased operations due to a lack of healthy players. The team posted a 5–13–0–2 record, last in the five-team league. [2] The team announced a return for 2020–21.

Teams

TeamCentreFirst Season
North River Flames Cornwall 2005–06
Pownal Ice Dogs Pownal 2019–20
Sherwood Metros Sherwood 2015–16
South Side Lynx Crapaud 2001–02
Tignish Aces Tignish 2002–03

Former teams (1997–present)

Champions

Playoff Champions
SeasonChampionFinalistResult
1992Kings County Kings
1993Sherwood Falcons
1994North River Flames
1995Sherwood Falcons
1996North River Flames
1997North River Flames
1998Tignish AcesCharlottetown Abbies4–3
1999Charlottetown AbbiesMorell Mustangs4–0
2000Charlottetown AbbiesSouris Hawks2–0
2001Montague NorsemenSherwood Falcons3–0
2002Sherwood FalconsRustico Whitecaps4–2
2003Tignish AcesSherwood Falcons4–3
2004Sherwood FalconsSouth Side Lynx4–2
2005Tignish AcesSherwood Falcons4–1
2006Sherwood FalconsTignish Aces4–3
2007Sherwood FalconsNorth River Flames3–2
2008Tignish AcesNorth River Flames4–1
2009Tignish AcesNorth River Flames4–3
2010Tignish AcesCharlottetown Abbies4–0
2011Charlottetown AbbiesTignish Aces4–3
2012Tignish AcesPownal Red Devils4–2
2013Tignish AcesSouth Side Lynx4–0
2014Tignish AcesSouthside Lynx4–1
2015South Side LynxBelfast Sabres4-2
2016South Side LynxBelfast Sabres4–0
2017South Side LynxSherwood Metros4–2
2018Sherwood Metros [3] Tignish Aces4–3
2019Tignish Aces [4] Sherwood Metros4–1
2020Cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic
2021Cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic
2022Pownal Ice DogsSherwood Metros3–0

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References

  1. "Sherwood Wins First PEI Championship". Maritime-Hockey North Junior Championship. April 8, 2018.
  2. "Southside Lynx junior C team folds". Journal Pioneer. January 13, 2019.
  3. "Metros junior C champs". Journal Pioneer. March 30, 2018.
  4. "Tignish Aces win junior C hockey title". Journal Pioneer. March 19, 2019.