Russ Barnes Trophy

The Russ Barnes Trophy is a trophy awarded by Hockey Alberta to the Alberta Junior B Provincial champion. The gold medallist advances to the Keystone Cup Western Canada Junior B championship.

Russ Barnes Trophy
SportIce hockey
CompetitionHockey Alberta Junior B
Awarded forAlberta Junior B championship
CountryCanada

Tournament organizationEdit

Eight teams compete in the Alberta Jr. B Provincials. The two largest leagues (CapJHL, HJHL) send two teams each, the remaining three send one while the host team is guaranteed a berth.

Leagues
Calgary Junior Hockey League
Capital Junior Hockey League
Heritage Junior B Hockey League
North Eastern Alberta Junior B Hockey League
Northwest Junior Hockey League

ChampionsEdit

Year Gold Silver Bronze Host City
1970 Calgary Oilers (CalJHL)
1971 St. Paul Canadiens (NEAJBHL)
1972 Calgary Totems (CalJHL)
1973 University of Alberta Bearcats (CapJHL)
1974 Vermilion Tigers (NEAJBHL)
1975
1976 Grande Prairie North Stars (PJBHL)
1977 Lloydminster Bandits (NEAJBHL)
1978
1979 NWZ Allied Auto Parts (Edmonton) (CapJHL)
1980 Barrhead Jr. Elks (CapJHL)
1981 Leduc Sparrow Riggers (CapJHL)
1982 Calgary Trojan Bruins (CalJHL)
1983 Fort Saskatchewan Jr. B Traders (CapJHL)
1984 Lethbridge Y's Men Native Suns (HJHL)
1985 Edmonton Warriors (CapJHL)
1986 St. Albert Merchants (CapJHL)
1987 NWCAA Bruins (CalJHL)
1988 North Edmonton Red Wings (CapJHL)
1989 Stony Plain Flyers (CapJHL)
1990 NWCAA Bruins (CalJHL)
1991 Lloydminster Bandits (NEAJBHL)
1992 Leduc Riggers (CapJHL)
1993 Lloydminster Bandits (NEAJBHL)
1994 Sherwood Park Knights (CapJHL)
1995 Lloydminster Bandits (NEAJBHL)
1996 St. Albert Merchants (CapJHL)
1997 Lloydminster Bandits (NEAJBHL)
1998 Lloydminster Bandits (NEAJBHL) St. Albert Merchants (CapJHL) N/A Vermilion, AB
1999 Edmonton Royals (CapJHL) Lloydminster Bandits (NEAJBHL) N/A Medicine Hat, AB
2000 Edmonton River Kings (CapJHL) CRAA Gold (CalJHL) N/A Calgary, AB
2001 Edmonton Royals (CapJHL) Foothills Bisons (HJHL) N/A Dawson Creek, BC
2002 Spruce Grove Regals (CapJHL) Foothills Bisons (HJHL) N/A Spruce Grove, AB
2003 Spruce Grove Regals (CapJHL) Fort St. John Huskies (NWJHL) Okotoks Bisons (HJHL) Okotoks, AB
2004 Red Deer Vipers (HJHL) Calgary Stampeders (CalJHL) Okotoks Bisons (HJHL) Lloydminster, AB
2005 Calgary Stampeders (CalJHL) Vegreville Rangers (NEAJBHL) Peace Air Navigators (NWJHL) Calgary, AB
2006 Red Deer Vipers (HJHL) Edmonton Royals (CapJHL) Okotoks Bisons (HJHL) Grande Prairie, AB
2007 Lacombe Wranglers (HJHL) Spruce Grove Regals (CapJHL) Edmonton Red Wings (CapJHL) Spruce Grove, AB
2008 Sherwood Park Knights (CapJHL) Three Hills Thrashers (HJHL) none Three Hills, AB
2009 Lloydminster Bandits (NEAJBHL) Whitecourt Wolverines (NWJHL) none Cold Lake, AB
2010 Beaumont Chiefs (CapJHL) Whitecourt Wolverines (NWJHL) none Peace River, AB
2011 Blackfalds Wranglers (HJHL) Beaumont Chiefs (CapJHL) none Leduc, AB
2012 Whitecourt Wolverines (NWJHL) Okotoks Bisons (HJHL) Edmonton Royals (CapJHL) Okotoks, AB
2013 Okotoks Bisons (HJHL) Sherwood Park Knights (CapJHL) Cold Lake Ice (NEAJBHL) Wainwright, AB
2014 Blackfalds Wranglers (HJHL) Grande Prairie Kings (NWJHL) North Peace Navigators (NWJHL) Grande Prairie, AB
2015 North Edmonton Red Wings (CapJHL) North Peace Navigators (NWJHL) Fairview Flyers (NWJHL) Cold Lake, AB
2016 North Peace Navigators (NWJHL) Wainwright Bisons (NEAJBHL) Wetaskiwin Icemen (CapJHL) Red Deer, AB
2017 Wainwright Bisons (NEAJBHL) Cochrane Generals (HJHL) Wetaskiwin Icemen (CapJHL) St. Paul, AB
2018* Wainwright Bisons (NEAJBHL)[1] Red Deer Vipers (HJHL) Beverly Warriors (CapJHL) Fort St. John, BC
2019* Airdrie Thunder (HJHL) Wainwright Bisons (NEAJBHL)[2] Wetaskiwin Icemen (CapJHL) Wetaskiwin, AB

Teams that went on to win the Keystone Cup listed in bold

*Alberta did not send a representative to the Keystone Cup

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wainwright Bison win the Alberta Junior B Provincials in Fort St. John". EnergeticCity.ca. April 1, 2018.
  2. ^ "Bisons' Thrive for Three Falls Short". Country 106.5. April 11, 2019.

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