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The Alberta Midget Hockey League or AMHL is the provincial Midget AAA ice hockey league for Albertamarker, Canadamarker. The league consists of 18 teams split into the Dodge and Chrysler Divisions. League champions go on to compete with the BC Hockey Major Midget League champions to represent the Pacific at the annual Telus Cup, Canada's national midget championship. The Calgary Buffaloes are the current defending 2009 league champions, having won for the past two years, while the Calgary Northstars are the last AMHL team to capture the Telus Cup, winning in 2003.

Current teams

Dodge Division



Chrysler Division



League awards

Trophy
Harry Allen Memorial Trophy Top Scorer
Trevor Linden Trophy Top Forward
Brian Benning Trophy Top Defenceman
Brian Sutter Trophy Top Defensive Forward
Bill Ranford Trophy Top Goaltender
Bob Johnson Memorial Trophy Top Sportsman
Glen Sather Trophy Coach of the Year
Richard Warwick Memorial Trophy
Esquire Watch MVP Playoff MVP


League champions

Year Champion Air Canada/Telus
2009 Calgary Buffaloes Silver
2008 Calgary Buffaloes 4th
2007 Red Deer Rebels Silver
2006 Calgary Buffaloes Silver
2005 Edmonton Southside Athletics 6th
2004 Red Deer Chiefs Bronze
2003 Calgary Northstars Gold
2002 Red Deer Chiefs 4th
2001 Calgary Royals Silver
2000 Fort Saskatchewan 4th
1999 Calgary Flames Silver
1998 Calgary Buffaloes Bronze
1997 Calgary Royals Bronze
1996 Red Deer Chiefs 4th
1995 Red Deer Chiefs Silver
1994 Red Deer Chiefs Silver
1993 Calgary Northstars 4th
1992 Sherwood Park Kings -
1991 Calgary Northstars Gold
Sherwood Park Kings Silver
1990 St. Albert Raiders 4th
1989 Calgary Buffaloes Gold
1988 Calgary Northstars Silver
1987 Calgary Buffaloes Bronze
1986 Sherwood Park -
1985 Calgary Buffaloes Bronze


Most championships

Team Championships
Calgary Buffaloes 7
Red Deer Chiefs 5
Calgary Northstars 3


Telus Cup champions

The Calgary Northstars (1991 and 2003) and Calgary Buffaloes (1989) represent the only AMHL teams to have won the national midget title. The AMHL has, however, represented the Pacific at the tournament every year since 1985, with the exception of 1986 and 1992, when British Columbianmarker teams won representation.

Year AMHL Winner Host City
2003 Calgary Northstars Sault Ste.marker Mariemarker
1991 Calgary Northstars Calgarymarker
1989 Calgary Buffaloes St. John'smarker


Alumni

Many players move on from the AMHL to play Junior A or Major Junior in Western Canada. The league's National Hockey League (NHL) alumni include Jarome Iginla, Dany Heatley, Jason Smith, Trent Hunter, Joffery Lupul, Trevor Linden, Geoff Sanderson, Scottie Upshall, Brian Sutherby, Mike Comrie, Nick Tarnasky, Jonathan Filewich and Bryan McCabe.

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