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Not to be confused with the real-life Canadian Hockey League

The Canadian Hockey League is a junior-level hockey league comprised of 20 teams located in 4 U.S. states and 8 Canadian provinces. The league's headquarters are located in Quebec City, Quebec, and Jacques Demeres serves as the commissioner of the CHL. The CHL was created in 2010 following the mergers of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, the Ontario Hockey League, and the Western Hockey League.

Teams Edit

30 Teams called the CHL home.

Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division Northern Division
Charlottetown Islanders Flint Firebirds
Erie Otters Guelph Storm
Halifax Mooseheads Hamilton Bulldogs
Moncton Wildcats Kingston Frontenacs
Niagara Ice Dogs London Knights
Quebec Remparts Ottawa 67’s
Saint John Sea Dogs Saginaw Spirit
Sherbrooke Phoenix


Western Conference

Central Division Pacific Division
Brandon Wheat Kings Everett Silvertips
Calgary Hitmen Portland Winterhawks
Edmonton Oil Kings Seattle Thunderbirds
Kamloops Blazers Spokane Chiefs
Lethbridge Hurricanes Tri-City Easts
Medicine Hat Tigers Vancouver Giants
Regina Pats Victoria Royals
Saskatoon Blades

Schedule Edit

The five Pacific Northwest teams (Everett, Portland, Seattle, Spokane, and Tri-City) would each play 68-game schedule; the other 25 teams (including Vancouver and Victoria) would play 76 games apiece. The implementation of an unbalanced format was seen as a way to ease the Pacific Northwest teams' travel costs as well as reducing stretches of 3 games in 3 nights, which can impede player development and hamper attractive forms of play.

To alleviate the 68/76-game imbalance, the CHL began using an alternative method of ranking its teams and determining playoff seeds. As before, standings points are still awarded (two points for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss, none for a regulation loss) but rather than ranking teams by the total amount of points earned, they are positioned by their points percentage, determined as the number of points earned divided by points available to them. For example, a team earning one win and one overtime loss after two games would have a .750 points percentage (3 points earned divided by 4 points available

Memorial Cup Edit

The top four teams in each division ranked by points percentage (points earned divided by points available) qualify for the 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs, with one exception in each conference: if the fifth-place team in the Atlantic or Central Division finishes with a better points percentage than the fourth-place team in the North or Pacific Division, it would cross over and compete in the other division’s bracket. All the rounds rounds are best-of-seven.

Memorial Cup Winners Edit

2011: Saginaw Spirit

2012: Calgary Hitmen

2013: Vancouver Giants

2014: Guelph Storm

2015: Portland Winterhawks

2016: Saginaw Spirit

Television Partners Edit

Following the 2015-16 season, Omni's television deal with the Canadian Hockey League came to an end. Already renewing their deal with HTN Communications to carry on the games in syndication, the league needed a new television deal. On July 1, 2016, it was announced that Trio, through their sister network, Trio Plus, will be carry games for the league, as well has hosting a nightly series for the CHL that will cover that night's games as well as news throughout the CHL. During the regular season, Trio Plus would be airing a Thursday Night Double-header every week, while HTN Communications will be airing Friday Night Hockey games and Sunday afternoon "Game of the Week" broadcasts for the league. Also during the playoff run, Trio Plus (Eastern Conference) and HTN Communications (Western Conference) will air separate playoff games throughout the run, leading to the Memorial Cup Finals, where HTN Communications will air games 1-3, and Trio Plus will air games 4-7.

Seasons Edit

2010-11 CHL Season Edit

Division Winners

Atlantic Saint John Sea Dogs (Best record in the conference)
Northern Guelph Storm
Central Calgary Hitmen (best record in the league)
Pacific Portland Winterhawks

Due to Kamloops having a higher point percentage than Spokane, the Blazers will be the No. 4 seed in the Pacific Divisional Playoffs

Playoffs

Divisional Semifinals
East West
No. 1 Sea Dogs 4, No. 4 Islanders 2

No. 2 Mooseheads 4, No. 3 Otters 2
No. 1 Storm 4, No. 4 Bulldogs 2

No. 3 Spirit 4, No. 2 67’s 3

No. 1 Hitmen 4, No. 4 Hurricanes 0

No. 2 Pats 4, No. 3 Oil Kings 3
No. 1 Winterhawks 4, No. 4 Blazers 3

No. 3 Thunderbirds 4, No. 2 Giants 3

Divisional Finals
East West
Sea Dogs 4, Mooseheads 3

Spirit 4, Storm 2

Hitmen 4, Pats 3

Thunderbirds 4, Winterhawks 3

Conference Finals
East West
Spirit 4, Sea Dogs 1 Thunderbirds 4, Hitmen 3

Memorial Cup Finals: Spirit 4, Thunderbirds 2

Regular Season MVP:Rakeem Lynch, Saint John

Playoff MVP: Cornelius Holly, Saginaw

2011-12 CHL Season Edit

Division Winners

Atlantic Saint John Sea Dogs (Best record in the conference)
Northern Saginaw Spirit
Central Calgary Hitmen
Pacific Vancouver Giants (Best record in the league)

Due to Lethbridge having a higher point percentage than Everett, the Hurricanes will be the No. 4 seed in the Pacific Divisional Playoffs

Playoffs

Divisional Semifinals
East West
No. 1 Sea Dogs 4, No. 4 Wildcats 0

No. 2 Mooseheads 4, No. 3 Islanders 1
No. 1 Spirit 4, No. 4 67’s 1

No. 3 Bulldogs 4, No. 2 Storm 3

No. 1 Hitmen 4, No. 4 Blazers 0

No. 3 Pats 4, No. 2 Oil Kings 0
No. 1 Giants 4, No. 4 Hurricanes 0

No. 2 Winterhawks 4, No. 3 Thunderbirds 0

Divisional Finals
East West
Sea Dogs 4, Mooseheads 1

Bulldogs 4, Spirit 3

Hitmen 4, Pats 1

Winterhawks 4, Giants 2

Conference Finals
East West
Sea Dogs 4, Bulldogs 3 Hitmen 4, Winterhawks 1

Memorial Cup Finals: Hitmen 4, Sea Dogs 0

Regular Season MVP:Lotavian Harris, Halifax

Playoff MVP: Justin Pittman, Calgary

2012-13 CHL Season Edit

Division Winners

Atlantic Halifax Mooseheads (Best record in the conference)
Northern Guelph Storm
Central Calgary Hitmen (Best record in the league)
Pacific Portland Winterhawks

Due to Kamloops having a higher point percentage than Spokane, the Blazers will be the no. 4 seed in the Pacific Divisional playoffs

Playoffs

Divisional Semifinals
East West
No. 1 Mooseheads 4, No. 4 Otters 3

No. 2 Sea Dogs 4, No. 3 Ice Dogs 2
No. 1 Storm 4, No. 4 67’s 2

No. 3 Bulldogs 4, No. 2 Spirit 3

No. 1 Hitmen 4, No. 4 Hurricanes 0

No. 3 Oil Kings 4, No. 2 Pats 2
No. 1 Winterhawks 4, No. 4 Blazers 1

No. 2 Giants 4, No. 3 Thunderbirds 3

Divisional Finals
East West
Mooseheads 4, Sea Dogs 1

Bulldogs 4, Storm 3

Hitmen 4, Oil Kings 1

Giants 4, Winterhawks 3

Conference Finals
East West
Mooseheads 4, Bulldogs 1 Giants 4, Hitmen 3

Memorial Cup Finals: Giants 4, Mooseheads 1

Regular Season MVP: Rakeem Lynch, Saint John

Playoff MVP: James Williams, Vancouver

2013-14 CHL Season Edit

Division Winners

Atlantic Saint John Sea Dogs (Best record in the conference)
Northern Guelph Storm
Central Calgary Hitmen
Pacific Portland Winterhawks (Best record in the league)

Due to Kamloops having a higher point percentage than Tri-City, the Blazers will be the no. 4 seed in the Pacific Divisional playoffs

Playoffs

Divisional Semifinals
East West
No. 4 Islanders 4, No. 1 Sea Dogs 2

No. 2 Mooseheads 4, No. 3 Ice Dogs 2
No. 1 Storm 4, No. 4 67’s 2

No. 2 Spirit 4, No. 3 Bulldogs 2

No. 4 Hurricanes 4, No. 1 Hitmen 1

No. 2 Pats 4, No. 3 Oil Kings 2
No. 1 Winterhawks 4, No. 4 Blazers 0

No. 3 Thunderbirds 4, No. 2 Giants 1

Divisional Finals
East West
Islanders 4, Mooseheads 3

Storm 4, Spirit 2

Pats 4, Hurricanes 0

Winterhawks 4, Thunderbirds 1

Conference Finals
East West
Storm 4, Islanders 3 Winterhawks 4, Pats 1

Memorial Cup Finals: Storm 4, Winterhawks 3

Regular Season MVP: Rakeem Lynch, Saint John

Playoff MVP: Taboree McBride, Guelph

2014-15 CHL Season Edit

Division Winners

Atlantic Halifax Mooseheads
Northern Guelph Storm (Best Record in the League)
Central Calgary Hitmen
Pacific Vancouver Giants (Best Record in the conference)

Due to Lethbridge having a higher point percentage than Everett, the Hurricanes will be the No. 4 seed in the Pacific Divisional playoffs

Playoffs

Divisional Semifinals
East West
No. 4 Islanders 4, No. 1 Mooseheads 1

No. 2 Sea Dogs 4, No. 3 Otters 1
No. 1 Storm 4, No. 4 67’s 1

No. 3 Bulldogs 4, No. 2 Spirit 2

No. 1 Hitmen 4, No. 4 Blazers 1

No. 3 Pats 4, No. 2 Oil Kings 0
No. 1 Giants 4, No. 4 Hurricanes 0

No. 2 Winterhawks 4, No. 3 Thunderbirds 0

Divisional Finals
East West
Sea Dogs 4, Islanders 1

Storm 4, Bulldogs 1

Hitmen 4, Pats 3

Winterhawks 4, Giants 1

Conference Finals
East West
Sea Dogs 4, Storm 2 Winterhawks 4, Hitmen 3

Memorial Cup Finals: Winterhawks 4, Sea Dogs 3

Regular Season MVP: Jametrius Hall, Halifax

Playoff MVP: Jack Chatman, Portland

2015-16 CHL Season Edit

Division Winners Edit

Atlantic Saint John Sea Dogs (Best record in the conference)
Northern Guelph Storm
Central Calgary Hitmen
Pacific Portland Winterhawks (Best record in the League)

Due to Kamloops having a higher point percentage than Everett, the Blazers will be the No. 4 seed in the Pacific Divisional playoffs

Playoffs

Divisional Semifinals
East West
No. 1 Sea Dogs 4, No. 4 Otters 0

No. 2 Mooseheads 4, No. 3 Islanders 1
No. 4 Bulldogs 4, No. 1 Storm 1

No. 2 Spirit 4, No. 3 67’s 2

No. 1 Hitmen 4, No. 4 Hurricanes 2

No. 3 Pats 4. No. 2 Oil Kings 1
No. 1 Winterhawks 4, No. 4 Blazers 0

No. 2 Giants 4, No. 3 Thunderbirds 2

Divisional Finals
East West
Mooseheads 4, Sea Dogs 2

Spirit 4, Bulldogs 3

Hitmen 4, Pats 3

Winterhawks 4, Giants 0

Conference Finals
East West
Spirit 4, Mooseheads 3 Winterhawks 4, Hitmen 2

Memorial Cup Finals: Spirit 4, Winterhawks 3

Regular Season MVP: Lotavian Harris, Halifax

Playoff MVP: Laterrance Henderson, Saginaw

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