What is the CJHL?

About the Canadian Junior Hockey League

The Canadian Junior Hockey League is a national organization comprised of 10 Junior A hockey leagues in Canada.  The CJHL represents 133 teams and more than 2,900 players.  The CJHL operates under the auspices of the Hockey Canada Branch structure and is a member in good standing within Hockey Canada.  The CJHL is the only sanctioned Junior A Hockey League in Canada.  Each year players compete for the Royal Bank Cup National Junior A Championship.  CJHL players are also selected to represent Canada at the World Junior A Challenge as well as compete at the annual CJHL Prospects Game.

Currently, the CJHL has over 2,900 alumni furthering their hockey careers at the professional, college and major junior level across North America.

Our Belief

We believe in the passion and energy of those involved with our philosophy that hard work, dedication and individual growth leads to a positive future for all who are associated with our member leagues.

What We Stand For

  • The CJHL is a nation-wide advocate for excellence in Canadian Junior Hockey.


  • The CJHL supports the positive values that hockey provides to our players as they develop into adults.


  • The CJHL seeks to be an integral partner in the career development of all of its players.


Our Goals

  • To provide athletes with unique experiences and more options for sound futures.


  • To develop athletic and academic discipline in a high performance setting.


  • To communicate with the commitment to promote trust and integrity.