Welcome to EDZA West

EDZA West is one of four zones in New Brunswick and is responsible for nine teams over the Peewee, Bantam and Midget AAA age groups.

The Peewee age group consists of the Fredericton Canadiens, Fredericton Express, Fredericton Caps, North West Bulls and Pionniers du Nord Ouest who all play in the EDZA West Peewee AAA division, one of four similar divisions in the Province, with a total of eighteen teams Province wide.

The Bantam age group has the Fredericton Blues and North West Bulls who play in the NB Bantam AAA Major boys hockey League, an eight team Provincial league. They also operate the Fredericton Caps and the Pionniers du Nord-Ouest who play in the NB Bantam Minor AAA boys hockey league, an eight team Provincial league. There is also the Western Phantoms, who represent the West in a four team Provincial girl’s Bantam AAA league.

The Midget age group has one team. The Midget AAA River Valley Lynx that play in the NSMFHL Midget AAA female league.

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League News

Bantam AAA Caps Win Gold at Provincials

Posted March 19th, 2018 | Uncategorized

The Fredericton Bantam AAA Caps won a Provincial title on the weekend.  The Caps played the the Moncton Scorpions (EDZA East) in the final game.  Moncton advanced to the Provincial final by beating the Saint John Warriors 2-0 in the Saturday night semi-finals.  The Caps faced the EDZA East Phantoms in their semi-final match and won 5-2.

The Caps were down 2-0 after two periods of play in the Provincial finals.  With just under 6 minutes left in regulation time, they scored to make it 2-1.  With the goalie pulled, the Caps scored the tying goal with 1:09 left in regulation time.  With 1:37 left in overtime, the Caps scored the game winning goal to win 3-2!!

Congratulations to the players, coaches and parents for job well done.  EDZA West is proud of our Provincial Champion Fredericton Bantam AAA Caps!

Peewee Pionniers Nord-Ouest Win Zone Title

Posted March 19th, 2018 | Uncategorized

The Pioneers Nord-Ouest faced off against the Fredericton Caps for the gold medal game on Sunday, March 18.  The Pionniers were able to fight back from a 2-0 deficit for a 4-3 win.  Both teams played great games.  The Caps and Pionniers now advance the the Provincial finals in Dieppe on March 23.  Good luck to both teams!

Cross-Check Cancer Fundraiser Success

Posted March 2nd, 2018 | Uncategorized

The Fredericton Mr Automotives Bantam AAA Caps played their biggest game of the season this past weekend.  No, the outcome of the game didn’t really matter much, it was the meaning of that game that held the significance. The Caps held a fundraiser game appropriately named “Cross-Check Cancer” on Sunday, Feb. 25 while hosting the visiting Northwest Pionniers.

The event was for the fathers of Caps forwards Zander Best and Owen Tran-James Best and Dr. Peter Tran-who were both diagnosed with cancer this season and who are currently undergoing treatment. News of the fundraiser travelled quickly and the Fredericton (Tran’s hometown) and Doaktown/Chipman (Best’s current residence/hometown) communities generously donated BBQ services, food, raffle table prizes, and monetary compensation in a show of support to the two affected families.

The Caps players and families had spent the weeks leading up to the game promoting the event, making posters of support, preparing canteen food, and organizing the raffle table.  Although no monetary goal had been set, the team was overwhelmed with the amount of support and the donations that poured in on Sunday. Through collections at the door, canteen sales, raffle ticket sales, and the 50/50 collection, over $16,000 was raised, far surpassing any expectations. An estimated crowd of 600+ people came out to show their support and to cheer on the two teams at the York Arena that was filled to near capacity. Tran scored the game’s first goal with the assist coming from Best. At the end of a very close game, the Caps prevailed 4-2, with Best adding the empty-netter.  The Caps would like to thank all of the sponsors, volunteers, fans, and the Pionieers team for their support, and contributions to this event.

TnT Western Phantoms win Icicle Invitational

Posted February 21st, 2018 | Uncategorized

The TnT Western Phantoms won the 2nd Annual Casco Bay Icicle Invitational in Maine on the weekend. They capped off a perfect 5-0 weekend by beating host Casco Bay, ME, Mariners in the semi final 3-1 and the Hanover, NH, Wild 2-0 in the final.

Congratulations Phantoms Girls!! This is the first ever tournament title for the Phantoms program.

Midget AAA Tryouts

Posted October 11th, 2017 | Uncategorized

Registration is open for the EDZA West Midget AAA hockey.

Bantam AAA Tryouts

Posted October 9th, 2017 | Site News

Registration is open for the EDZA West Bantam AAA hockey.

Peewee AAA Tryouts

Posted October 1st, 2017 | Site News

Registration is open for the EDZA West Peewee AAA hockey.

Fredericton Area Peewee AAA Tryout Information

Posted September 4th, 2017 | Uncategorized

All tryout teams and ice times can be found here for Fredericton Area Peewee AAA Teams.

Coaching Applications 2017/2018 Season

Posted September 13th, 2014 | Site News

EDZA West Directors

Posted October 1st, 2012 | Site News

President- Ray Arseneau

Bantam Director- Vacant

Peewee Director- Jill Green

Female Director- Laura Bray

Coaching Development-Francois Leblanc

Director at Large- Nelson Fox

Finance- Kenny Kyle