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 DQ Reds that play in the NSMFHL Midget AAA female league.

HNB Cons Eng Insides

HNB Constitution Fr

HNB Exceptional Player Status guidelines June 2014

EHC ops manual



League News

Midget AAA Female Tryouts

Posted August 10th, 2018 | Uncategorized

Information about the Midget AAA Female Tryouts can be found here.

Bantam AAA Tryouts

Posted August 3rd, 2018 | Uncategorized

Up-to-date information on Bantam AAA tryouts (male and female) can be found here.

Bantam/Midget Female ID Camp

Posted July 24th, 2018 | Uncategorized

There will be an identification camp for the Bantam and Midget age group for the upcoming season. If you are interested in playing for the Bantam AAA or Midget AAA teams this will be a great opportunity to start. We will be working on skills to prepare for the upcoming try outs, and it will also be a great opportunity to see the talent we have in our zone.


ID camps will be
  • Aug 3- 5:00pm- 6:00pm Lady Beaverbrook Rink
  • Aug 18- 2:00pm- 3:30pm Willie O’Ree


Please respond to Laura Bray with:
  • Players Name
  • DOB
  • Position
  • Former Team


$35.00 for both sessions, payments can be cash or cheque at first ice time.

Peewee AAA Tryouts

Posted July 24th, 2018 | Uncategorized

Peewee AAA tryouts will begin early in September.  Up-to-date information can be found on the Peewee AAA Tryout page (updated August 4, 2018).

The regular peewee AAA season will start on September 29.


HNB approves under-age peewee AAA players to apply for exceptional status

Posted July 17th, 2018 | Uncategorized

As approved at the Elite Hockey Annual General Meeting, starting in the 2018-19 season Hockey New Brunswick will have a process for under-age Peewee AAA players to apply for exceptional player status.

The application document is attached.  It’s also posted on the HNB website.

Please note – for the 2018-19 season, the process will be adjusted, since the dates as outlined in the application process have already passed.  The process for this coming season will be as follows:

  1. All applications for under-age Peewee players must be filled out and submitted along with payment to Nic Jansen by Sept 4th, 2018.
  2. HNB will assign an evaluator to evaluate the player at a minimum of two Peewee AAA try-outs.
  3. After the evaluations have been completed, HNB will notify the player as to whether they’ve been approved to try-out for Peewee AAA – the criteria needed to be approved is outlined in the Exceptional Player Guidelines.

10 Year old exceptional player [2]

Tel qu’approuvé lors de l’assemblée générale annuelle du Hockey Élite- à compter de la saison 2018-19, Hockey Nouveau-Brunswick aura un processus permettant aux joueurs qui n’ont pas atteint l’?âge peewee AAA(sous-âge) de demander un statut de joueur exceptionnel.

Le document d’application est ci-joint. Il est également affiché sur le site Web de HNB.

Veuillez prendre note: Pour la saison 2018-19, le processus sera ajusté car les dates décrites dans le processus de demande sont déjà passées. Le processus pour cette saison sera comme suit:

  1. Toutes les demandes de joueurs Peewee (sous-âge) doivent être remplies et soumises avec paiement à Nic Jansen avant le 4 septembre 2018.
  2. HNB assignera un évaluateur pour évaluer le joueur à un minimum de deux essais Peewee AAA.
  3. Une fois les évaluations terminées, HNB informera le joueur s’il a été approuvé pour l’essai de Peewee AAA – les critères devant être approuvés sont décrits dans les lignes directrices sur les joueurs exceptionnels.

FR – Hockey NB – 10 Year old exceptional player – May 2018[1][2]

Seeking Coaching Applications for 2018/2019 Season

Posted May 8th, 2018 | Uncategorized

EDZA West is requesting coach applications from anyone interested in coaching during the 2018/19 season:

  • Bantam AAA Pionniers
  • Midget AAA Lynx (Female)

Please express your interest by submitting an Coach Application 2018 Eng as soon as possible.  All applications and supporting information to be submitted as shown on the form.



Pionniers du Nord-Ouest win Peewee AAA Provincials

Posted April 18th, 2018 | Uncategorized

The players of the Northwest Pionniers played 5 games during the Provincial tournament. Their first game was against the Saint John Sea Dogs where they won 6-2. They won their second game 3-1 against the Miramichi Rivermen. They were defeated 3-1 by the Moncton Hawks in their 3rd game of the tournament. The team came back strong during the semifinal where they won 6-3 against the Fredericton Caps. The Northwest Pionniers played their rival of the tournament, the Moncton Hawks, in finals. They won the gold medal with a score of 7-1!

The Northwest Pionneers are now on board for the Atlantic Championship that will take place in Edmundston on April 5th-8th. The team is also the ”hosting” team of the event.

Blues Most Improved Team

Posted March 25th, 2018 | Uncategorized

The Fredericton Bantam Major AAA Blues were recognized as the Most Improved Team at the Provincial banquet this weekend.  The team started the season with no wins until late in October.  The players and coaches continued to work away at finding their groove and by the end of the season were in third place.

The Blues finished the round robin in first place at Provincials and put in a strong finish in the semi finals.  They ended up losing to the second ranked KV Kings but the boys showed how far they have come over the winter.

Additional awards at the banquet went to Will Englehart (#30) for Academic Achievement and Blake Green (#1) Second Team All-Star.

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!