New Brunswick Junior B Hockey League

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New Brunswick Junior B Hockey League
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Membership Hockey New Brunswick
Founded 2009
Don Johnson Cups 1
First Champion Tri-County River Cats (2010)
Current Champion Moncton Vito's (2013)

The New Brunswick Junior B Hockey League (NBJBHL) is a Canadian Junior ice hockey league in the Province of New Brunswick. The NBJBHL is a member of Hockey New Brunswick and competes for the Don Johnson Cup at the interprovincial level. The league was founded in 2009.

History

In 2003, the original New Brunswick Junior B Hockey League folded. The league was formed in the 1980s from the five regional Jr. B leagues of New Brunswick when the New Brunswick Junior Hockey League folded in 1983.

The void, in 2003, was filled by the New Brunswick Junior C Hockey League. In 2007-08, the league attempted to service both Jr. B and Jr. C needs in the province. A year later, the league elected to only send a Jr. C champion to interprovincial play, sending that year's Junior C Champions, The Hampton Hurricanes to Atlantics and bailing on Jr. B.

In the summer of 2009, five of the top teams of the NBJCHL broke away formed their own Jr. B league, the NBJBHL. These teams were the Moncton Vito's, Grand Lake Wild Moose, Port City Ice Dawgs, Tri-County River Cats, and Black's Harbour Silver Kings.

In the Spring of 2012, the Moncton Vito's dropped the fifth game of the NBJBHL final to Tri-County to give them their third provincial title. Just like in 2010, the River Cats unceremoniously dropped the right to play for the Don Johnson Cup, the Atlantic Junior B Championship. The Vito's went in their place and with a 1-3-0 record in the round robin, advanced to the playoff rounds. In the semi-final, the Vito's defeated the 4-0-0 host St. John's Jr. Caps 5-4 in overtime. In the final, the Vito's defeated the 4-1-0 East Hants Penguins of the Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League 2-1 in overtime to become the first New Brunswick Atlantica Junior B Champion in a decade and the first in the new NBJBHL's history.

Teams

Team Centre
Fredericton Jr. Caps Fredericton
Fundy Cobras Blacks Harbour
Grand Lake Moose Grand Lake
Hampton Hurricanes Hampton
Hotel Shediac Predators Shediac
Kent Koyotes Cocagne
Moncton Jr. Vito's Moncton
Tri-County River Cats Fredericton Junction
Western Valley Panthers Hartland

Former teams

Champions

  • 2014 Fredericton Caps
  • 2013 Moncton Vito's
  • 2012 Tri-County River Cats
  • 2011 Tri-County River Cats
  • 2010 Tri-County River Cats

Don Johnson Cup Atlantic Champions

  • 2012 Moncton Vito's

Old Jr. B Champions

  • 2003 Oromocto Crazy Canucks
  • 2002 Oromocto Crazy Canucks
  • 2001 Fredericton Falcons
  • 2000 Woodstock Slammers
  • 1999 Richibucto Bears
  • 1998 Richibucto Bears
  • 1997 Richibucto Bears
  • 1996 Neguac
  • 1995 Neguac
  • 1994 None
  • 1993 Fredericton
  • 1992 Fredericton
  • 1991 Cap-Pele
  • 1990 Cap-Pele
  • 1989 Saint John
  • 1988 Fredericton
  • 1987 Saint John Stingers
  • 1986 Fredericton Northside Pizza Delight Caps
  • 1985 Fredericton Northside Pizza Delight Caps
  • 1984 Oromocto
  • 1983 Sussex Rangers
  • 1982 Fredericton Caps

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