The British Columbia Hockey League - a junior A league that operates outside of Hockey Canada - announced Saturday that five teams would be joining it from the Alberta Junior Hockey League.

Those teams are the Blackfalds Bulldogs, Brooks Bandits, Okotoks Oilers, Sherwood Park Crusaders, and Spruce Grove Saints. 

The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League said none of its teams are leaving its 12-team league, which is a Hockey Canada member.

"The SJHL will be Canada's premier junior "A" hockey league known for its exceptional player development and its commitment to its players, its people, and the communities we serve," said Commissioner Kyle McIntyre in a statement.

"The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League and its 12 member franchises are proud and united members of the Canadian Junior Hockey League and proud partners with Hockey Canada.

"We are amid one of the most competitive seasons to date and our teams have two months remaining in their quest for the Canterra Seeds Cup. We look forward to having our league championship representing Saskatchewan and the SJHL at the Centennial Cup in May in Oakville, Ontario, and we look forward to continuing to provide exceptional opportunities for development through hockey."