List of ice hockey teams in Nova Scotia

The following is a list of ice hockey teams in Nova Scotia, past and present. It includes the league(s) they play for, and championships won.


American Hockey LeagueEdit

Team City Existed Calder Cups Notes
Cape Breton Oilers Sydney 1988-96 1 Founded as the Nova Scotia Oilers in 1984; Became the Hamilton Bulldogs in 1996
Nova Scotia Voyageurs Halifax 1971-84 3 Founded in 1969 as the Montreal Voyageurs; became the Sherbrooke Canadiens in 1984
Nova Scotia Oilers Halifax 1984-88 0 Became the Cape Breton Oilers in 1988
Halifax Citadels Halifax 1988-93 0 Founded as the Fredericton Express in 1981; Became the Cornwall Aces in 1993


Quebec Major Junior Hockey LeagueEdit

Team City Established President's Cups Memorial Cups Notes
Cape Breton Eagles Sydney 1997 0 0 Founded in 1979 as the Sorel Éperviers
Halifax Mooseheads Halifax 1994 1 1

Maritime Junior A Hockey LeagueEdit

Team City Established League titles Fred Page Cups Royal Bank Cups Notes
Amherst Ramblers Amherst 1968 1 0 0
Bridgewater Lumberjacks Bridgewater 2008 0 0 0 Founded in 2004 as the Halifax Wolverines
Valley Wildcats Berwick 2013 0 0 0 Founded in 1967 as the Antigonish Bulldogs
Truro Bearcats Truro 1997 7 0 0
Weeks Crushers New Glasgow 2004 1 1 1 Founded in 1967 as the Halifax Lions, later Halifax Mooseheads, Dartmouth Oland Exports, Halifax Oland Exports, and Halifax Team Pepsi
Yarmouth Mariners Yarmouth 2002 1 0 0 Founded in 1976 as the Cole Harbour Colts, later East Hants Penguins, and Dartmouth Scotia DQ Blizzard.

Junior B Hockey LeaguesEdit

League Region Established Don Johnson Cups Notes
Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League Nova Scotia 1967 12

Junior C Hockey LeaguesEdit

League Region Established Maritime-Hockey North Junior C Championships Notes
Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey League Nova Scotia 2002 5

Semi-professional, senior and amateurEdit


Team Region Existed Allan Cups Notes
Truro Bearcats Truro, Nova Scotia 1


Team City Established Conference titles University Cups Women's Titles[1] Notes
Acadia Axemen Wolfville ???? 8 2 N/A Does not play CIS women's hockey, only men's hockey
Dalhousie Tigers Halifax ???? 1 0 0
Saint Mary's Huskies Halifax ???? 11 1 0
St. Francis Xavier X-Men Antigonish ???? 24 1 0
CBU Capers Sydney ????-1996 0 0 N/A

League, regional and national championshipsEdit

Championship Times won Description
Calder Cup 4 American Hockey League champion
President's Cup 1 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League champion
Memorial Cup 1 Canadian Major-Junior national champion
Allan Cup 3 Canadian senior national champion
Fred Page Cup 2 Eastern Canada Junior "A" regional championship
Royal Bank Cup 1 Canadian Junior "A" national champion
Don Johnson Cup 12 Atlantic Canada Jr B champion
Maritime-Hockey North Championship 2 Regional Junior "C" Champion
University Cup 4 CIS national men's university champion

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "2007-08 CIS Women's Hockey Media Guide And Almanac" (pdf). Retrieved 2008-03-10.