PEI Junior C Hockey League
CountriesCanada
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)
Websitepeijuniorc.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.

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

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

Former teams (1997–present)

Champions

Playoff Champions
Season Champion Finalist Result
1992 Kings County Kings
1993 Sherwood Falcons
1994 North River Flames
1995 Sherwood Falcons
1996 North River Flames
1997 North River Flames
1998 Tignish Aces Charlottetown Abbies 4–3
1999 Charlottetown Abbies Morell Mustangs 4–0
2000 Charlottetown Abbies Souris Hawks 2–0
2001 Montague Norsemen Sherwood Falcons 3–0
2002 Sherwood Falcons Rustico Whitecaps 4–2
2003 Tignish Aces Sherwood Falcons 4–3
2004 Sherwood Falcons South Side Lynx 4–2
2005 Tignish Aces Sherwood Falcons 4–1
2006 Sherwood Falcons Tignish Aces 4–3
2007 Sherwood Falcons North River Flames 3–2
2008 Tignish Aces North River Flames 4–1
2009 Tignish Aces North River Flames 4–3
2010 Tignish Aces Charlottetown Abbies 4–0
2011 Charlottetown Abbies Tignish Aces 4–3
2012 Tignish Aces Pownal Red Devils 4–2
2013 Tignish Aces South Side Lynx 4–0
2014 Tignish Aces Southside Lynx 4–1
2015 South Side Lynx Belfast Sabres 4-2
2016 South Side Lynx Belfast Sabres 4–0
2017 South Side Lynx Sherwood Metros 4–2
2018 Sherwood Metros[3] Tignish Aces 4–3
2019 Tignish Aces[4] Sherwood Metros 4–1
2020 none --- ---

See also

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.