THE 1990's - British Columbia Hockey League



League Years 1990's

BCHL Logo 1996

The British Columbia Junior Hockey League became known as the British Columbia Hockey League in 1996.

The League seemed to stabilize, some what, in the 1990's, after two decades of endless expansion, contraction and team relocation. The 90's saw four teams leave the league, seven were added and six relocated.

The League proved to be "a power to be reckoned with" at the regional level and especially at the national level in the 1990's. It received ten provincial titles, Mowat Cups, eight British Columbia versus Alberta titles, Doyle Cups, five Western Canadian titles, Abbott Cups and nine National Championship appearances which includes three Centennial Cups and three Royal Bank Cups (National Championship).

The Leagues third to eighth National titles were won by the Vernon Lakers, 1990 & 1991, Kelowna Spartans,1993, Vernon Vipers, 1996 & 1999 and the South Surrey Eagles in 1998.

CJAHL Logo 1993 created by Ron Boileau

The League also hosted the National Championship Tournament, for the first time, in 1990 by the Vernon Lakers and again in 1998 by the Naniamo Clippers.

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1990's Highlights

In the 1990's the league achieved the following.

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1990's Season by Season Overview

Below you will find a brief overview of the each season in the 1990's.

» 1990-91 » 1991-92 » 1992-93 » 1993-94 » 1994-95 » 1995-96 » 1996-97 » 1997-98 » 1998-99 » 1999-00

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  • 1990-91
  • Victoria Warriors added
    Delta Flyers » Powell River Paper Kings
    Ladner Penguins » Bellingham Ice Hawks
    Richmond Sockeyes » Chilliwack Chiefs
  • 60 game schedule
    Coastal & Interior Divisions
  • Playoffs: Best-of-seven
    1 vs 4, 2 vs 3 Each Division
    Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals & Final
  • Champion - Vernon Lakers

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  • 1991-92

  • New Westminster Royal » Surrey Eagles
  • 60 game schedule
    Coastal & Interior Divisions
  • Playoffs: 1 vs 4, 2 vs 3 Divisions
    Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals & Final
  • Champion - Vernon Lakers

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  • 1992-93
  • 60 game schedule
    Coastal & Interior Divisions
  • Playoffs: 1 vs 4, 2 vs 3 Divisions
    Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals & Final
  • Champion - Kelowna Spartans
  • Victoria Warriors last season

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  • 1993-94
  • Cowichan Valley Capitals added
  • 60 game schedule
    Coastal & Interior Divisions
  • Playoffs: 1 vs 4, 2 vs 3 Divisions
    Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals & Final
  • Champion - Kelowna Spartans

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  • 1994-95
  • Victoria Salsa added
    Langley Thunder added
    Royal City Outlaws added
  • 60 game schedule
    Island, Mainland & Interior Divisions
  • Playoffs: Top 2 each Division enter Quarter-Finals
    Remaining top 4 teams play a best-of-three mini-series
    Mini-series winners enter quarter-finals
    Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals & Final
  • Champion - Chilliwack Chiefs
  • Kelowna Spartans last season

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  • 1995-96
  • Vernon Lakers » Vernon Vipers
    Bellingham Ice Hawks » Trail Smoke Eaters
  • 60 game schedule
    Island, Mainland & Interior Division
  • Playoffs: Top 2 each Division enter Quarter-Finals
    Remaining top 4 teams play a best-of-three mini-series
    Mini-series winners enter quarter-finals
    Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals & Final
  • Champion - Vernon Vipers

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  • 1996-97
  • Quesnel Millionaires added
    Surrey Eagles » South Surrey Eagles
    Royal City Outlaws » Prince George Spruce Kings
  • 60 game schedule
    Coastal Division & Interior Division
  • Playoffs: Top 3 each Division enter Quarter-Finals
    4th & 5th each Division play a best-of-three mini-series
    Mini-series winners enter quarter-finals
    Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals highest seed play lowest seed each division
    Final
  • Champion - South Surrey Eagles

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  • 1997-98
  • 60 game schedule
    Coastal Division & Interior Division
  • Playoffs: Top 3 each Division enter Quarter-Finals
    4th & 5th each Division play a best-of-three mini-series
    Mini-series winners enter quarter-finals
    Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals highest seed play lowest seed each division
    Final
  • Champion - South Surrey Eagles
  • Abbotsford Falcons last season
    Summerland Buckaroos last season

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  • 1998-99
  • Burnaby Bulldogs added
    Powell River Paper Kings » Powell River Kings
    Langley Thunder » Langley Hornets
  • 60 game schedule
    Coastal Conference - Island Division & Mainland Division
    Interior Conference
  • Playoffs: Coastal Conference: 1 v 3 each division & 2nd vs 2nd
    Remaining top seed "bye" to Quarter-Final
    Interior Conference: 1 vs 4, 2 vs 3
    Preliminary Round, Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, Final
  • Champion - Vernon Vipers

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  • 1999-00
  • 60 game schedule
    Coastal Conference - Island Division & Mainland Division
    Interior Conference
  • Playoffs: Coastal Conference: 1 v 3 each division & 2nd vs 2nd
    Remaining top seed "bye" to Quarter-Final
    Interior Conference: 1 vs 4, 2 vs 3
    Preliminary Round, Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, Final
  • Champion - Chilliwack Chiefs

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