Junior ‘A’ Designation

The Langley Trappers as a member of the Pacific Junior Hockey League under the umbrella of BCHockey and Hockey Canada will receive Jr. A tier ll designation for the 2023-204 season. The move stems as a reaction from the recent decision of the BCHL to take their league independent for the 23-24 season. With the BCHL no longer under the direction of BChockey, the province was left with a Jr.A void. Not having a Jr.A level under the rules of hockey Canada in a geographical regions means players from that region can go elsewhere in the country to find a place to play at the level. The Pacific Junior Hockey League, The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, and the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League and their teams have all been elevated too Jr A tier II status.

It has been suggested teams from these three leagues will be able to apply over the coming year to the Canadian Junior Hockey League which is the governing body for Junior A tier I in Canada. Teams that apply and further, gain acceptance to participate in the CJHL will be eligible to compete for Provincial and National titles currently called the Mowat Cup and Centennial Cup.