THE MOWAT CUP



THE MOWAT CUP

Mowat Cup

The Mowat Cup (emblematic of the Junior Amateur Hockey Championship of British Columbia) was donated to the British Columbia Amateur Hockey Association, BCAHA, by Mr. John Mowat of Victoria, B.C. for competition of junior 'A' hockey clubs.

The Mowat Cup has been exclusive to the British Columbia Hockey League after the 1999 Championship.







Other leagues that were eligible for the Mowat Cup are...

  • Pacific Coast Junior Hockey League (PCJHL/PacA)
  • Peace-Cariboo Junior Hockey League (P-CJHL)
  • Rocky Mountain Junior Hockey League (RMJHL)
  • West Kootenay Junior Hockey League (WJHL)
  • Vancouver City Amateur Hockey League (VCAHL)

Guide & Record Book

You can find official results in the RBC Cup Guide and Record Book

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MOWAT CUP 1920'S

1928 The first competition for the Cup was limited to a one game affair as ice time was not available. Fernie defeated Ex-King George in Vancouver. Fernie had won the right to play in the final having defeated Armstrong 17-1, Salmon Arm 16-4, and Revelstoke 7-1

  • 1928 - Fernie ?
  • Roy Kirkpatrick, WKJHL
  • 1929 - Nelson Maple Leafs
  • WKJHL

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MOWAT CUP 1930'S

  • 1930 - King George
  • VCAHL
  • 1931 - Ex-King George
  • Vancouver

1932 The Trail Smoke Eaters won their first of 22 titles over the next 29 seasons that the Cup was competed for. They defeated Merritt in Trail.

  • 1932 - Trail Smoke Eaters
  • R.E. Wilson, WKJHL
  • 1933 - Trail Smoke Eaters
  • William 'Scotty' Ross, WKJHL
  • 1934 - Trail Smoke Eaters
  • William 'Scotty' Ross, WKJHL
  • 1935 - King George
  • VCAHL
  • 1936 - Trail Smoke Eaters
  • Steve Matovich, WKJHL
  • 1937 - Trail Smoke Eaters
  • Steve Matovich, WKJHL
  • 1938 - Trail Smoke Eaters
  • Steve Matovich, WKJHL
  • 1939 - Trail Smoke Eaters
  • William 'Scotty' Ross, WKJHL

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MOWAT CUP 1940'S

  • 1940 - Trail (Tigers?) Smoke Eaters
  • William 'Scotty' Ross WKJHL
  • 1941 - No Competition
  • 1942 - No Competition
  • 1943 - Trail (Tigers?) Smoke Eaters
  • Gerry Thompson, WKJHL

1944 The Trail Smoke Eaters won the Mowat and the Abbott Cup, Western Canada Finals, only to be defeated by the Oshawa Generals for the Memorial Cup National Championship.

  • 1944 - Trail Smoke Eaters [4] [5]
  • Gerry Thompson, WKJHL
  • 1945 - No Competition
  • 1946 - Nanaimo Clippers
  • Walter 'Bus' Matthews, WKJHL
  • 1947 - Trail Jr. Smoke Eaters
  • Gerry Thomson
  • 1948 - Trail Jr. Smoke Eaters
  • Hedley Marshall
  • 1949 - Trail Jr. Smoke Eaters
  • Jimmy Anderson

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MOWAT CUP 1950'S

  • 1950 - Trail Jr. Smoke Eaters
  • Jimmy Anderson
  • 1951 - Trail Jr. Smoke Eaters
  • Ron Gardiner
  • 1952 - Trail Jr. Smoke Eaters
  • Jimmy Anderson
  • 1953 - Vernon Juniors
  • Bud Anderson
  • 1954 - Trail Jr. Smoke Eaters
  • Robert Milne
  • 1955 - Trail Jr. Smoke Eaters
  • Leo Soligo
  • 1956 - Vernon Juniors
  • Sarge Sammartino
  • 1957 - Trail Jr. Smoke Eaters
  • Jimmy Mailey
  • 1958 - Warfield Juniors Robert
  • Clements
  • 1959 - Trail Jr. Smoke Eaters
  • Robert Clements

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MOWAT CUP 1960'S

  • 1960 - Penticton Vees
  • Bernie Bathgate
  • 1961 - Trail Smoke Eaters
  • Ray Hamilton

1962 Marked the initial year of the Okanagan Mainline Junior A Hockey League and as their champions the Kamloops Rockets defeated the Trail Smoke Eaters in two straight games for the title.

  • 1962 - Kamloops Jr. Rockets (OMJHL) [1] [2] [3]
  • Kenny Stewart
    vs Trail Smoke Eaters (KJHL), 2 games to 0

1963 Saw the last Mowat Cup victory for the Trail Smoke Eaters, to date, as they defeated the New Westminster Royals, for it was their 22nd Mowat Cup win.

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  • 1963 - Trail Smoke Eaters (KJHL)[2] [3]
  • Ray Hamilton
    vs New Westminster Royals (Pacific Coast JHL) who defeated the Kamloops Jr. Rockets (OMJHL) [1] [2]
  • 1964 - Kamloops Jr. Rockets (OJHL) [1] [2] [3]
  • Kenny Stewart
    vs Trail Smoke Eaters (KJHL), 2 games to 1
    vs New Westminster Royals (Pacific Coast JHL), 4 games to 0
  • 1965 - New Westminster Royals (Pacific Coast JHL) [2] [3]
  • Robert "Bob" Fenton
    vs Kelowna Buckaroos (OJHL) [1] [2], 3 games to 2 who previously defeated Trail Smoke Eaters (KJHL), 2 games to 0
  • 1966 - New Westminster Royals (Pacific Coast JHL) [2] [3]
  • Robert "Bob" Fenton
    vs Kamloops Kraft Kings (OJHL) [1] [2], 4 games to 0 who previously defeated Trail Smoke Eaters (KJHL), 3 games to 0
  • 1967 - New Westminster Royals (Pacific Coast JHL) [2] [3] [4]
  • Robert "Bob" Fenton
    vs Penticton Broncos (OJHL) [1] [2], 4 games to 0

1968 The British Columbia Junior A Hockey League was formed when New Westminster Royals and Victoria Cougars joined the four team Okanagan Junior Hockey League. The Penticton Broncos won the BCJHL Championship in that first year.

  • 1968 - Penticton Broncos (BCJHL) [1] [2] [3] [4]
  • Jack Taggert
    Automatic winners, no other JR.'A' league in BC
  • 1969 - Victoria Cougars (BCJHL) [1] [2] [3]
  • Doug Anderson
    Automatic winners, no other JR.'A' league in BC

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MOWAT CUP 1970'S

  • 1970 - Vernon Essos (BCJHL) [1] [2] [3] [4]
  • Oddie Lowe
    Automatic winners, no other JR.'A' league in BC
  • 1971 - Kamloops Rockets (BCJHL) [1] [2]
  • Joe Tennant
    Automatic winners, no other JR.'A' league in BC
  • Note: Penticton Broncos [3] chosen for 'Regional Playdowns'
  • 1972 - Vernon Essos (BCJHL) [1] [2] [3]
  • Oddie Lowe
    Automatic winners, no other JR.'A' league in BC
  • 1973 - Penticton Broncos (BCJHL) [1] [2] [3] [4]
  • Don Slater
    Automatic winners, no other JR.'A' league in BC
  • 1974 - Kelowna Buckaroos (BCJHL) [1] [2] [3] [4]
  • Don Culley
    Automatic winners, no other JR.'A' league in BC
  • 1975 - Bellingham Blazers (BCJHL) [1] [2] [3]
  • Lawrence Gingras
    vs Coquitlam Comets (Pacific Coast JHL) , 2 games to 0
  • 1976 - Nor Wes Caps [2]
  • Brian Crowe
    vs Nanaimo Clippers (BCJHL) [1] [2] by default.
    Note: The Nor Wes Caps do not compete for the BC vs AB Series
    The Richmond Sockeyes [3] of the Pacific Coast JHL were then chosen to represent BC.
  • 1977 - Richmond Sockeyes (Pacific Coast JHL) [2] [3] [4]
  • J. Henderson
    vs Nanaimo Clippers (BCJHL) [1] [2], 2 games to 0
  • 1978 - Merritt Centennials (BCJHL) [2] [3] [4]
  • Joe Tennant
    vs Richmond Sockeyes (Pacific Coast JHL), 3 games to 0
  • Note: Merritt was selected by the BCJHL to advance to the CAHA playdowns.
  • 1979 - Richmond Sockeyes (Pacific Coast JHL) [2] [3]
  • J. Wild, D. Purdy
    vs Kamloops Rockets (BCJHL) [1] ,2 games to 1
    Note: The Bellingham Ice Hawks [1] won the BCJHL,vs Kamloops, but were excluded from CAHA 'Regional Playdowns'
    - The BC vs AB Series was not contested.

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MOWAT CUP 1980'S

  • 1980 - Penticton Knights (BCJHL) [1] [2] [3]
  • Marc Pezzin
    Automatic winners, no other JR.'A' league in BC

1981 Marked the inaugural season in which the British Columbia Junior Hockey League played the Peace Cariboo Junior Hockey League for the Mowat Cup. The Penticton Knights BCJHL defeated the Prince George Spruce Kings PCJHL two straight in the best of three, 3-0 and 5-1.

  • 1981 - Penticton Knights (BCJHL) [1] [2] [3]
  • Marc Pezzin
    vs Prince George Spruce Kings (Peace Cariboo JHL), 2 games to 0
  • 1982 - Penticton Knights (BCJHL) [1] [2] [3]
  • Marc Pezzin
    vs Prince George Spruce Kings (Peace Cariboo JHL), 2 games to 0
  • 1983 - Abbotsford Flyers (BCJHL) [1] [2] [3] [4] [6]
  • Don Berry, John Olver
    vs William Lake Mustangs (Peace Cariboo JHL), 2 games to 0
  • 1984 - Langley Eagles (BCJHL) [1] [2] [3] [4]
  • John Olver,P. Logan
    vs Prince George Spruce Kings (Peace Cariboo JHL),2 games to 0
  • 1985 - Penticton Knights (BCJHL) [1] [2] [3] [4] [6]
  • Rick Kozuback, N. Iannone
    vs Prince George Spruce Kings (Peace Cariboo JHL), 2 games to 0

1986 The Penticton Knights became the first ever B.C. team to win the National Title as they defeated Prince George for the Mowat Cup, Calgary for the Doyle Cup BC/AB Championship, Winnipeg for the Abbott Cup Western Canadian Championship and then won the Centennial Cup Tournament with a final win over host Cole Harbour.

  • 1986 - Penticton Knights (BCJHL) [1] [2] [3] [4] [6]
  • Rick Kozuback, N. Iannone
    vs Prince George Spruce Kings (Peace Cariboo JHL), 2 games to 0
  • 1987 - Richmond Sockeyes (BCJHL) [1] [2] [3] [4] [6]
  • Orland Kurtenbach
    vs Quesnell Millionaires (Peace Cariboo JHL), 2 games to 0
  • 1988 - Vernon Lakers (BCJHL) [1] [2] [3]
  • Ernie Gare, George Fargher
    vs Grande Prairie North Stars (Peace Cariboo JHL), 2 games to 0
  • 1989 - Vernon Lakers (BCJHL) [1] [2] [3] [4] [6]
  • Ernie Gare, Ed Johnstone
    vs Williams Lake Mustangs (Peace Cariboo JHL), 2 games to 0

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MOWAT CUP 1990'S

1990 The Mowat Cup Series was changed to a best-of-five for the first time. The New Westminster Royals of the BCJHL defeated Prince George Spruce Kings PCJHL in three straight 7-4, 8-5, 7-4. In the Centennial Cup, hosted by Vernon, the Vernon Lakers defeated New Westminster for the National Title with a come-from-behind 6-5 overtime win.

  • 1990 - New Westminster Royals (BCJHL) [1] [2] [3] [4] [6]
  • John Olver, D. Pisiak, V. Lemire, Harvy Smyl
    vs Prince George Spruce Kings (Peace Cariboo JHL), 3 games to 0

1991 The Vernon Lakers of the BCJHL defeated Prince George Spruce Kings of the newly formed Rocky Mountain Junior Hockey League in three straight. 5-1,7-5 and 5-2.

1999 The Vernon Vipers have the unique distinction of being the only BCJHL team to be defeated by a team from the Rocky Mountain Junior Hockey League, the Kimberley Dynamiters.

2000 The BCJHL becomes the only "JUNIOR A" league in the province so, are automitic Mowat Cup winners.

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MOWAT CUP 2000'S

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MOWAT CUP 2010'S

  • 2019 - Prince George Spruce Kings[1] [2]
  • Adam Maglio, Alex Evin
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    ACRONYMS

    • BCHL - British Columbia Hockey League
    • BCJHL - British Columbia Junior Hockey League
    • KJHL - Kootaney Junior Hockey League
    • OMJHL - Okanagan-Mainline Junior Hockey League
    • OJHL - Okanagan Junior Hockey League
    • Pacific Coast JHL - Pacific Coast Junior Hockey League
    • Peace Cariboo JHL - Peace Cariboo Junior Hockey League
    • RMJHL - Rocky Mountain Junior Hockey League
    • VCAHL - Vancouver City Amateur Hockey League
    • WKHL - Western Kootenay Junior Hockey League

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    NOTATIONS

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