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|Former name(s)||Manitoba Junior 'B' Hockey League (1977-2004)|
|No. of teams||5|
|Associated Title(s)||Baldy Northcott Trophy|
The Keystone Junior Hockey League (KJHL) is a Junior 'B' ice hockey league in the province of Manitoba, Canada. The league, sanctioned by Hockey Manitoba, was formerly known as the Manitoba Junior 'B' Hockey League.
The KJHL champion used to play the champion of the Northwest Junior Hockey League (NJHL) for the Baldy Northcott Trophy. Since the demise of the NJHL in 2004, the KJHL has been the only Junior 'B' league in the province; thus its champion has been awarded the provincial title. The provincial champion moves on to compete for the Western Canadian Junior 'B' championship, the Keystone Cup.
In 2018, five southern teams of the KJHL announced they were leaving and forming their own league, the Capital Region Junior Hockey League (CRJHL). The five departing clubs Arborg Ice Dawgs, Lundar Falcons, North Winnipeg Satelites, Selkirk Fishermen and St. Malo Warriors cited travel costs as well as parents expressing concerns for bus travel in light of the 2018 Humboldt Broncos bus tragedy. The Fisher River Hawks also announced they would be taking a one-year leave of absence from the league.
The league added another team after their 2019 AGM with the NCN Flames joining for the 2019-20 season. NCN Flames last competed in the Northwest Junior Hockey League in 2004 winning two league championships and one Baldy Northcott Trophy (2002).
|Cross Lake Islanders||Cross Lake||Cross Lake Sports Complex||2006||Dennis Trout|
|NCN Flames||Nelson House||Gilbert McDonald Arena||2019||Cody Genaille|
|Norway House North Stars||Norway House||Kinosao Sipi Multiplex||2004||Cory Hutchings|
|OCN Storm||Opaskwayak Cree Nation||Gordon Lathlin Memorial Centre||2012||Marcel Fontaine|
|Peguis Juniors||Peguis||Peguis Multiplex||1994||Michael Spence|
- Arborg Ice Dawgs (2006–2018) - charter member of the CRJHL
- Beausejour Comets (1984–1996)
- Brandon Stingers (1991–1999)
- Ebb & Flow Flyers (1998–2000; 2002–2003)
- Fisher River Hawks (2014–2018) - leave of absence in 2018
- Gimli Vikings (1978–1998)
- Lundar Falcons (2010–2018) - charter member of the CRJHL
- Mitchell Mohawks (joined HTJHL in 1988)
- North Winnipeg Satelites (1980–2018) charter member of the CRJHL
- Oak Bluff Raiders (1986–1990)
- Pineview Saints
- Portage Terriers
- Sagkeeng Hawks (2001–2008; 2010–2011)
- Sanford Titans (2008–2010)
- Selkirk Fishermen (1977–2018) - charter member of the CRJHL
- Souris Elks
- St. Boniface Saints (1998–2008)
- St. Claude Knights
- St. Malo Warriors (1963–2018) charter member of the CRJHL
- Ste. Rose Royals
- Steinbach Millers (1981–1983)
- Stonewall Jets (joined MMJHL in 2001)
- Transcona Railers (1977–1982) - joined MMJHL in 1983)
- Two Nation River Hawks (2006–2009) - Peguis Juniors and Fisher River Hawks merge
- For a list of provincial champions, please see: Baldy Northcott Trophy.
|Year||Playoff winner||Keystone Cup result||Year||Playoff winner||Keystone Cup result|
|1978||Transcona Railers||2001||St. Malo Warriors|
|1979||Transcona Railers||2002||North Winnipeg Satelites|
|1980||Transcona Railers||Railers - Gold |
Fishermen - Silver
|2003||North Winnipeg Satelites|
|1981||Transcona Railers||Railers - Gold||2004||Selkirk Fishermen|
|1982||Transcona Railers||2005||Selkirk Fishermen|
|1983||North Winnipeg Satelites||Fishermen - Gold||2006||North Winnipeg Satelites|
|1984||Selkirk Fishermen||Fishermen - Silver||2007||Winnipeg Saints||Saints - Bronze|
|1985||North Winnipeg Satelites||2008||Norway House North Stars||North Stars - Silver|
|1986||North Winnipeg Satelites||2009||St. Malo Warriors|
|1987||Oak Bluff Raiders||2010||Selkirk Fishermen|
|1988||North Winnipeg Satelites||2011||Arborg Ice Dawgs|
|1989||North Winnipeg Satelites||2012||Arborg Ice Dawgs|
|1990||Beausejour Comets||2013||Peguis Juniors|
|1991||Selkirk Fishermen||2014||Selkirk Fishermen|
|1992||Selkirk Fishermen||Fishermen - Bronze||2015||Selkirk Fishermen|
|1993||Selkirk Fishermen||2016||Peguis Juniors||Juniors - 5th of 6|
|1994||Selkirk Fishermen||Fishermen - Silver||2017||Peguis Juniors||Ice Dawgs - 4th of 6|
Juniors - 5th of 6
|1995||St. Malo Warriors||2018||Peguis Juniors||Juniors - Silver |
Warriors - 4th of 4
|1996||Peguis Juniors||2019||Peguis Juniors||Islanders - Bronze |
Juniors - 4th of 4
|1997||St. Malo Warriors||Warriors - Silver|
|2000||St. Malo Warriors|
- Darren Helm (2003–04) – Selkirk Fishermen
- Brady Keeper (2012-13) – Norway House North Stars
- Thomas Stuart-Dant (2010-13) – Selkirk Fishermen
- Neil Wilkinson (1984–85) – Selkirk Fishermen
- Bryce Young (2017-18) – OCN Storm
- "Peguis Juniors off to St. Malo for Keystone Cup". Interlake Spectator. April 17, 2013.
- "Report: KJHL Looking For New Teams". ThompsonOnline. August 18, 2018.
- "Warriors join new CRJHL". The Carillon. October 12, 2018.
- "Notice regarding the Fisher River Hawks Jr. B". Fisher River Cree Nation. October 11, 2018.
- "NCN Flames to join KJHL for 2019-20". GameOn Magazine. May 11, 2019.
- "Brady Keeper, first Pimicikamak Cree Nation member to play in the NHL, makes a visit home". Thompson Citizen. April 17, 2019.
- "CJHL announces Top Rookie Award finalists for 2018-19". Canadian Junior Hockey League. May 2, 2019.