THE CANADIAN JUNIOR A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

For historical information on the National Jr. A Championship please, visit this page National Champions History.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP - 1970's

The inaugural Manitoba Centennial Cup is awarded as trophy for the National Championship Junior A winner.

Teams play a best-of-seven series, East vs West.

  • 1971 - RED DEER RUSTLERS (AJHL) [3] [4] [6]
  • vs Charlottetown Islanders (MarJHL), 4 games to 2
  • 1972 - GUELPH CMCs (SOJHL)
  • vs Red Deer Rustlers (AJHL) [3] [4] [6], 4 games to 0
  • 1973 - PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE TERRIERS (MJHL) [4] [6]
  • vs Pembroke Lumber Kings (CJHL), 4 games to 1
  • 1974 - SELKIRK STEELERS (MJHL) [4] [6]
  • vs Smith Falls Bears (CJHL), 4 games to 3
  • 1975 - SPRUCE GROVE METS (AJHL) [3] [4] [6]
  • vs Guelph CMCs "Biltmore Mad Hatters" (SOJHL), 4 games to 2
  • 1976 - ROCKLAND NATIONALS (CJHL)
  • vs Spruce Grove Mets (AJHL) [3][4] [6] , 4 games to 1
  • 1977 - PRINCE ALBERT RAIDERS (SJHL) [4] [6]
  • vs Pembroke Lumber Kings (CJHL), 4 games to 0
  • 1978 - GUELPH HOLODAY PLATERS (OHA)
  • Prince Albert Raiders (SJHL) [4] [6], 4 games to 0

A "Central Region" team was added for tournament play. Teams play a tournament round-robin. Each team plays each other twice with the top two playing a one game final.

  • 1979 - PRINCE ALBERT RAIDERS (SJHL) [4] [6]
  • vs Sherwood Parkdale Metros (Island JHL), 5-3 at

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NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 1980's

  • 1980 - RED DEER RUSTLERS (AJHL) [3] [4] [6]
  • vs North York Rangers (OPJHL), 3-2
  • 1981 - PRINCE ALBERT RAIDERS (SJHL) [4] [6]
  • vs Belleville Bulls (OPJHL), 6-2

The "Central Region" was eliminated. Teams again play a best-of-seven game series, East vs West.

  • 1982 - PRINCE ALBERT RAIDERS (SJHL) [4] [6]
  • vs Guelph Platers (OJHL), 4 games to 0
  • 1983 - NORTH YORK RANGERS (OJHL)
  • vs Abbotsford Flyers (BCJHL) [1] [2] [3] [4] [6], 4 games to 0
  • 1984 - WEYBURN RED WINGS (SJHL) [4] [6]
  • vs Orillia Travelways (OJHL) , 4 games to 3

The "Central Region" was reinstated along with a "Host Team". Teams play a tournament round-robin. Each team plays each other once, with the top three entering the playoffs. The top team directly enters the final and the other two play a semi-final.

The "Pacific Region" (BC / Alta) was added to the tournament. The teams play a round-robin with the four top teams making the two semi-final games, 1 plays 4 and 2 plays 3. The semi-final winners play for the Championship.

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NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 1990's

The Royal Bank Cup, along with the new sponsor, replaces the Centennial Cup

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NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2000's

  • 2000 - FORT McMURRAY OIL BARONS (AJHL)
  • vs Rayside Balfour Sabrecats (NOJHA), 2-1
  • 2001- CAMROSE KODIAKS (AJHL) [3] [6]
  • vs Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL), 5-0
  • 2002 - HALIFAX OLAND EXPORTS (MarJHL)
  • vs OCN Blizzard (ManJHL), 3-1
  • 2003 - HUMBOLDT BRONCOS (SJHL)
  • vs Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL) [3] [7], 3-1

The Royal Bank Cup is renamed to the RBC Royal Bank Cup.

  • 2004 - AURORA TIGERS (OPJHL)
  • vs Kindersley Klippers (SJHL), 7-1
  • 2005 - WEYBURN REDWINGS (SJHL)
  • vs Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL) [3] [7], 3-2
  • 2006 - BURNABY EXPRESS (BCHL)[1] [2] [3] [7]
  • vs Yorkton Terriers (SJHL), 8-2
  • 2007 - AURORA TIGERS (OPJHL)
  • vs Prince George Spruce Kings (BCHL), 3-1

The RBC Royal Bank Cup is renamed to the RBC Cup.

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NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2010's

The National Jr A Championship replaces Royal Bank Cup as the Royal Bank Of Canada cancelled it's sponsorship of the tournament.

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NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2020's

The Centennial Cup is reinstated, along with a new trophy, for the 50th Anniversary of the championship.

  • 2020 - PORTAGE TERRIERS Host
  • Not Awarded, cancelled(Covid-19) March 13, 2020
  • 2021 - PENTICTON VEES Host
  • Not Awarded, cancelled(covid-19) Feburary 5, 2021
  • 2022 - ESTEVAN BRUINS Host

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ACRONYMS

  • AJHL - Albert Junior Hockey League
  • BCHL - British Columbia Hockey League
  • BCJHL - British Columbia Junior Hockey League
  • CCHL - Central Canada Tier 1 Junior A Hockey League
  • CJHL - Central Junior Hockey League
  • LHJQ/QJHL - Ligue de Hockey Junior du Quebec / Quebec Junior Hockey League
  • MHL - Maritime Junior A Hockey League
  • MJHL - Manitoba Junior Hockey League
  • MarJHL - Maritime Junior Hockey League
  • NOJHA - Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League
  • OHA - Ontario Hockey Association
  • OJAHL - Ontario Junior Amateur Hockey League
  • OJHL - Ontario Junior Hockey League
  • OPJHL - Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League
  • SIJHL - Superior International Junior Hockey League
  • SJHL - Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League
  • SOJHL - Southern Ontario Junior Hockey League
  • USHL - United States Hockey League

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NOTATIONS

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