The Keystone Hockey League (KJHL) is the only sanctioned Jr B league in the province of Manitoba.

Keystone Hockey League (KJHL) players tend to be 18 – 20, finished midget and may be affiliates of an MJHL team. However, for most it’s the end of the road. The Keystone Cup is not the league’s championship trophy but rather the regional championship of the West.

Keystone Hockey League

Nicknames: Keystone Hockey League, KJHL, Keystone Jr B

Usual Training Camp, Tryout Dates: Late August

Draft: No

Protected List: No

How old do you have to be to play? Most player are junior age but finished midget. Interestingly, the Keystone Jr B league is one of the junior B leagues that has rules allowing “overage players” or 21-year-olds.

Schedule: 36 games


Teams: 9

  • Arborg Ice Dawgs
  • Lundar Falcons
  • North Winnipeg Satelites
  • Norway House North Stars
  • OCN Storm
  • Peguis Juniors
  • Selkirk Fisherman
  • Ste Rose Royals
  • St. Malo Warriors

League Champ: Peguis Juniors

Province(s)/State(s): Manitoba

League Trophy/Regional Championship: Baldy Northcott Trophy/Keystone Cup (Western Regional Championship)

Notable Alumni: Shea Weber, Barrett Jackman, Chuck Kobasew, Adam Deadmarsh, Ray Ferraro, Brian Skrudland, Steve Tambellini

More Info: Keystone Hockey League page


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