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SJHL Mandate


“To provide Saskatchewan Junior Hockey players with the opportunity to compete at an elite level while striving to achieve their educational and career goals.”



The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League has a long-standing tradition of excellence on and off the ice. As one of several Junior ‘A’ Hockey Leagues in Canada, the SJHL has developed players that have moved on to professional and education opportunities. Some of our graduates have also found their names inscribed on the Stanley Cup. They include:

  • Rod Brind’amour (Notre Dame-Carolina)
  • Chris Chelios (Moose Jaw-Montreal, Detroit)
  • Ruslan Fedotenko (Melfort-Tampa Bay)
  • Jordan Hendry (Battlefords-Chicago)
  • Chris Kunitz (Melville-Anaheim)
  • Brad Richards (Notre Dame-Tampa Bay)

Other SJHL alumni now involved with the National Hockey League include:

  • Los Angeles Kings Head Coach Todd McLellan (one time coach of Battlefords Stars)
  • Edmonton Oilers Assistant Coach Glen Gulutzan (one time player with Yorkton Terriers)
  • Teddy Purcell (Tampa Bay-Notre Dame)
  • Brett Clark (Tampa Bay-Melville)
  • Willie Mitchell (Los Angeles-Melfort)
  • Drew Bagnall (Minnesota-Battlefords)
  • Derek Dorsett (Columbus-Kindersley)
  • Jaden Schwartz (St. Louis 1st rd draft pick-2010-Notre Dame)

The SJHL also has a long history of success in provincial and national competition, winning the ANAVET Cup (SJHL champion vs. MJHL champion) twenty-seven times in the forty years of the series. That also has translated into strong showings at the RBC Royal Bank Cup, which is the national championship for Junior ‘A’ hockey. Humboldt (2003), Weyburn (2005), and Humboldt (2008) have won the event in recent years and Yorkton (2006) and Kindersley (2004) finished as national finalists.
SJHL teams excel in hosting national and international events. Our local communities host National and International events with immense success. The RBC Royal Bank Cup was held in Weyburn in 2005 and will be held in Humboldt in 2012 while Yorkton and Humboldt hosted the inaugural CJAHL Prospects Game in 2005 as well as the first ever World Junior ‘A’ Challenge in 2006.