Monday, August 31, 2009

Canadaien Jr. A Leagues Opening Weekend: Atlantic Region

The Atlantic Region of the Canadian Jr. A leagues is made up of Eastern Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritime region which is made up of teams from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. With the start of the season around the corner, here's a look at the divisions plus the opening schedule from all 3 leagues.

In this region the Summerside Western Capitals are defending regional champions before disappointing at the RBC Cup where they only won 1 game and came in last during the Group Stage. Other teams like the Truro Bearcats and the Eastern Ontario Champions Pembrooke Lumber Kings looking to get back to the RBC Cup Tournament.

For the more info on Jr. A Hockey all across Canada:

Here's the Division alignment and the opening weekend schedules

Central Junior A. Hockey League Website:

CJAHL Schedule:

Central Junior A. Hockey League (CJAHL)

Yzermen Division
Cumberland Grads
Gloucester Rangers
Kanata Stallions
Nepean Raiders
Ottawa Jr. Senators
Pembrooke Lumber Kings

Robinson Division
Brockville Braves
Carleton Place Canadians
Cornwell Colts
Hawkesbury Hawks
Kemptville 73s
Smiths Falls Bears

Opening Weekend Schedule

September 11

Kanata Stallions VS. Hawkesbury Hawks

Pembrooke Lumber Kings VS. Cornwall Colts

Nepean Raiders VS. Carleton Place Canadians

Ottawa Jr. Senators VS. Smiths Falls Bears

September 12

Gloucester Rangers VS. Kemptville 73s

Cumberland Grads VS. Brockville Braves

Hawkesbury Hawks VS. Pembrooke Lumber Kings

Cornwall Colts VS. Kanata Stallions

September 13

Carleton Place Canadaians VS. Ottawa Jr. Senators

Smiths Falls Bears VS. Nepean Raiders

Kemptille 73s VS. Cumberland Grads

Brockville Braves VS. Gloucester Rangers

Maritime Junior A Hockey League (MJAHL)

The Maritime Junior A Hockey League has 11 teams in it with one division making up of teams from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Regular season play will start up on September 10, while for the defending champions Summerside Western Capitals will start up on September 13 against the Dieppe Commandos while Truro Bearcats will start up the previous night against at home against the Weeks Crushers.

In addition, the Maritime Junior A Hockey League will host the 2009 World Jr. A Challenge in Summerside, P.E.I. from November 1-9 which will have 6 teams. 2 repersenting Canada and also the U.S.A., Russia, Germany and Belarus in this year's tournament.

For more info the World Jr. A Challenge:

Group A
Canada West

Group B
Canada East

Maritime Junior A Hockey League Website:

Maritime Junior A Hockey League Schedule:

Maurice Bent Division (Nova Scotia)
Amherst Ramblers
Bridgewater Lumberjacks
Halifax Lions
Truro Bearcats
Weeks Crushers
Yarmouth Jr. A Ramblers

Roger Meek Division (New Brunswick and P.E.I.)
Campbellton Tigers
Dieppe Commandos
Miramichi Timber wolves
Summerside Western Capitals
Woodstock Slammers

Here's the opening weekend schedule which starts up on September 10.

September 10

Miramichi Timberwolves VS. Dieppe Commandos

Campbellton Tigers VS. Weeks Crushers

September 11

No Games Scheduled

September 12

Yarmouth Jr. A Ramblers VS. Amherst Ramblers

Miramichi Timberwolves VS. Campbellton Tigers

Weeks Crushers VS. Truro Bearcats

September 13

Dieppe Commandos VS. Summerside Western Capitals

Amherst Ramblers VS. Bridgewater Lumberjacks

Quebec Junior AAA Hockey League (LHJAAAQ)

For the Quebec league, the Sherbrooke Cougars are the defending champions are going into the league with a new look as most of their players have left by either going to college or aging out of the junior leagues. Also, they will be one fewer team as the divisions format into 3 divisions, 2 with 5 teams and 1 with 4 as they are named after the different equipment sponsors.

Quebec Junior AAA Hockey League Website:

Quebec Junior AAA Hockey League 2009-2010 Schedule:

Sherwood Division
Kahnawake Condos

S.W.D. Division
St. Jerome
St. Agathe

Guilbeault Division

Here's the opening weekend of the season which starts up on September 4.

September 4

Princeville VS. Sherbrooke

Laval VS. Granby

September 5

Lachine VS. Terrebonne

Valleyfield VS. Joliette

St. Jerome VS. Vaudreuil-Dorion

Sherbrooke VS. Thetford

September 6

Princeville VS. Granby

Kahnawake VS. Laval

Longueuil VS. St. Agathe

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