Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Major Junior Opening weekend

With the start of the Canadaien Hockey Leagues around the corner in Mid-September. Here's a look at the opening weekend of the Western Hockey League (WHL), the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) as the season starts up on September 10 for the QMJHL, and September 17 for the WHL and OHL.

With the sport of hockey growing in the D/FW area, this is an imporant level to learn as a ton of NHL Prospects play at this level and with Colin Jacobs playing for the Seattle Thunderbirds this season.

Here's the Divisional Alignment and opening weekend for all 3 leagues. In all, 60 teams make up the major junior leagues.

To see more of the league coverage:

Western Hockey League: www.whl.ca

Ontario Hockey League: www.ontariohockeyleague.com

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League: www.lhjmq.qc.ca

Western Hockey League (WHL)

Eastern Conference

Central Division
Calgary Hitmen
Edmonton Oil Kings
Lethbridge Hurricanes
Medicine Hat Tigers
Kootenay Ice
Red Deer Rebels

East Division
Brandon Wheat Kings
Moose Jaw Warriors
Regina Pats
Prince Albert Raiders
Saskatoon Blades
Swift Current Broncos

Western Conference

B.C. Division
Chilliwack Bruins
Kamloops Blazers
Kelowna Rockets
Prince George Cougars
Vancouver Giants

U.S.A. Division
Everett Silvertips
Portland Winterhawks
Seattle Thunderbirds
Spokane Cheifs
Tri-City Americans


Vancouver Giants VS. Kelowna Rockets


Lethbridge Hurricanes VS. Kootenay Ice

Brandon Wheat Kings VS. Prince Albert Raiders

Regina Pats VS. Saskatoon Blades

Calgary Hitmen VS. Red Deer Rebels

Moose Jaw Warriors VS. Swift Current Broncos

Kamloops Blazers VS. Chilliwack Bruins

Spokane Cheifs VS. Prince George Cougars

Everett Silvertips VS. Seattle Thunderbirds


Calgary Hitmen VS. Edmonton Oil Kings

Prince Albert Raiders VS. Moose Jaw Warriors

Brandon Wheat Kings VS. Regina Pats

Lethbridge Hurricanes VS. Medicine Hat Tigers

Kootenay Ice VS. Red Deer Rebels

Chilliwack Bruins VS. Kamloops Blazers

Spokane Cheifs VS. Prince George Cougars

Everett Silvertips VS. Vancouver Giants

Portland Winterhawks VS. Seattle Thunderbirds

Kelowna Rockets VS. Tri-City Americans


Seattle Thunderbirds VS. Vancouver Giants

Ontario Hockey League (OHL)

Eastern Conference

East Division
Belleville Bulls
Kingston Frontenacs
Peterborough Petes
Oshawa Generals
Ottawa 67s

Central Division
Barrie Colts
Brampton Battalion
Mississauga St. Michaels Majors
Niagara Icedogs
Sudbury Wolves

Western Conference

Midwest Division
Erie Otters
Guelph Storm
London Knights
Kitchener Rangers
Owen Sound Attack

West Division
Plymouth Whalers
Saginaw Spirit
Sarnia Sting
Sault St. Marie Greyhounds
Windsor Spitfires


Brampton Battalion VS. Peterborough Petes

Plymouth Whalers VS. Windsor Spitfires

Owen Sound Attack VS. Barrie Colts

Kingston Frontenacs VS. Niagara Icedogs


Mississauga St. Michaels Majors VS. Brampton Battalion

Saginaw Spirit VS. Guelph Storm

Kingston Frontenacs VS. Kitchener Rangers

Windsor Spitfires VS. London Knights

Ottawa 67s VS. Sault St. Marie Greyhounds

Oshawa Generals VS. Sarnia Sting

Erie Otters VS. Sudbury Wolves


Barrie Colts VS. Niagara Icedogs

Ottawa 67s VS. Sudbury Wolves

Peterborough Petes VS. Belleville Bulls

Oshawa Generals VS. Plymouth Whalers

Saginaw Spirit VS. Owen Sound Attack

Erie Otters VS. Sault St. Marie Greyhounds

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL)

West Division
Gatineau Olympiques
Montreal De Junior
Rouyn-Nornda Huskies
Val-dor Floures

Central Division
Drummondville Voltigeurs
Lewiston Maineaics
Shawinigan Cataractes
Victoriaville Tigers

East Division
Baie-Comeau Drakkar
Chicoutimi Sagueneens
Rimouski Oceanic
Quebec City Ramparts

Atlantic Division
Acadie-Bathrust Titans
Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
Halifax Mooseheads
Moncton Wildcats
P.E.I. Rockets
St. John Seadogs


Val-dor Floures VS. Drummondville Voltigeurs


Halifax Mooseheads VS. Cape Breton Screaming Eagles

Moncton Wildcats VS. P.E.I. Rockets

Rouyn-Nornda Huskies VS. Victoriaville Tigers

Gatineau Olympiques VS. Baie-Comeau Drakkar

St. John Seadogs VS. Acadie-Bathurst Titans

Lewiston Maineiacs VS. Chicoutimi Sagueneens

Quebec City Ramparts VS. Rimouski Oceanic

Montreal De Junior VS. Shawinigan Cataractes


Val-dor Floures VS. Shawinigan Cataractes


Lewiston Maineaics VS. Quebec City Ramparts

Chicoutimi Sagueneens VS. Baie-Comeau Drakkar

Moncton Wildcats VS. Acadie-Bathrust Titans

St. John Seadogs VS. Cape Breton Screaming Eagles

Rouyn-Nornada Huskies VS. Drummondville Voltigeurs

Halifax Mooseheads VS. P.E.I. Rockets

Gatineau Olympiques VS. Rimouski Oceanic

Montreal De Junior VS. Victoriaville Tigers

1 comment:

  1. Tanner
    Colin is not the only Texan playing major junior this year. Stefan Noesen has signed with the Plymouth Whalers of the OHL.