After completion of the 2019 National Junior A Championship the Royal Bank Cup Trophy was retired. It currently resides in the Hockey Hall Of Fame in Toronto. https://www.hhof.com/thecollection/historictrophies.html - info provided by Izak Westgate - Hockey Hall of Fame
As Canada's National Junior A Championship prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary in May in Portage la Prairie, Man., Hockey Canada, in partnership with the CJHL, has announced that Canada's National Junior A Championship will return to its original name - the Centennial Cup and a new trophy - starting in 2020. Officialy it will be called the Centennial Cup, presented by Tim Hortons.
For the 2023 tournament Hockey Canada had droped the "presented by Tim Hortons" moniker as Tim Hortons withdrew its sponsorship in response to the Hockey Canada sexual assault scandal.
The National Junior A Championship, is an annual ice hockey competition that determines the Canadian Junior A champion. It is played under the supervision of Hockey Canada and the Canadian Junior Hockey League.
From my obserations of the new Centennial Cup, the new trophy contains elements of previous national championship trophies.
I do not see any elements in the new trophy that are in any way reminiscent to the Centennial Cup trophy used from 1990 to 1996.
All nine member league champions of the CJHL plus a Host will play for the National Championship, Centennial Cup, which will involve a Preliminary Round, 2 Quartefinals, 2 Semifinals and a Final.
For historical winners list visit this page National Champion Winners List.
2020 - Not Awarded, cancelled March 13, 2020, due to Covid-19 Pandemic, Hosts-Portage Terriers, Portage La Prairie Manitoba
2021 - Not Awarded, cancelled Feburary 5th 2021, due to Covid-19 Pandemic, Hosts-Penticton Vees, Penticton, British Columbia
2022 - Brooks Bandits - Host, Estevan Bruins, Estevan, Saskatchewan, May 19 - 29
ROSTER: 7 Brendan Poshak, 8 Nathan Free, 9 Ryan
McAllister, 10 Noah Hackett, 11 Aiden Fink, 12
Heath Armstrong, 13 TJ Hughes, 15 Anthony
Cipollone, 18 Hunter Wallace, 20 Brendan Mairs,
21 Devin Phillips, 24 Ethan Mercer, 26 Dario
Beljo, 27 Nic DeGraves, 3 Ethan O'Halloran, 4
Boston Buckberger, 5 Dominic Campione, 6 Ethan
Lund, 14 Brendan Kennette, 19 Josh Zinger, 22
Hughie Hooker, 25 Wes Turner, 37 Zach Bookman, 1
Ethan Barwick, 30 Maxwell Beckford
STAFF: Ryan Papaioannou - Head Coach / General Manager, Taylor Makin - Assistant Coach, Evan McFeeters - Assistant Coach, Wayne Labrie - Head Scout, Keven Sajinovic - Goaltending Coach, Kevin Yellowaga - Skills Coach, Karyn Fanstone - Trainer, Andrew Luchies - Trainer
* First-place team, after Preliminary Round, chooses which Semifinal it will play in. *
Quarterfinals: Gm#21: Flin Flon 2 - 3 Pickering, OT | Gm#22: Longueuil 4 - 3 Summerside
Semifinals: Gm#23: Longueuil 2 - 11 Brooks | Gm#24: Pickering 2 - 0 Dauphin
Final: Gm#25: Brooks 4 - 1 Pickering
2023 - Brooks Bandits - Host, Portage La Prairie Terriers, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, May 11 - 21
ROSTER: 3 Josh Wiebe, 7 Brendan Poshak, 8 Caelan
Fitzpatrick, 9 Aiden Fink Forward, 10 Elliot
Dutil, 11 Mikhail Simchuk, 12 Heath Armstrong, 13
Nathan Free, 14 Jordan Hughesman, 15 Davide
Patella, 18 Hunter Wallace, 19 Hudson Malinoski,
20 Tyler Blocha, 21 Allen Sherpa, 24 Danylo
Korzhyletskyi, 26 Dario Beljo, 27 Luc Bibby, 2
Aiden Celebrini, 4 Luke Marshall, 5 Aaron Brown,
6 Ethan Beyer, 16 Dominick Campione, 22 Hughie
Hooker, 25 Wes Turner, 37 Sam Court, 1 Ethan
Barwick, 30 Wilson Maxfield, 33 Marek
STAFF: Ryan Papaioannou - Head Coach & General Manager, Taylor Makin - Assistant Coach, Nick Prkusic - Assistant Coach, Wayne Labrie - Head Scout, Keven Sajinovic - Goaltending Coach, Andrew Luchies - Trainer, Samantha Nyenhuis - Trainer
* First-place team, after Preliminary Round, chooses which Semifinal they it will play in. *
Quarterfinals: Gm#21: Collingwood 2 - 4 Ottawa | Gm#22: Yarmouth 1 - 2 Portage
Semifinals: Gm#23: Ottawa 0 - 3 Brooks | Gm#24: Portage 1 - 7 Battlefords
Final: Gm#25: Brooks 4 - 0 Battlefords
2024 Host, Oakville Blades (OJHL), Oakville, Ontario, May 9 - 19
2025 Host, Okotoks Oilers (AJHL), Okotoks, Alberta, May 8 - 18
For 1971 to 2019 historical winners list including Manitoba Centennial Trophy (1962-1995), Royal Bank Cup (1996-2018) and the National Jr. A Championship (2019) please, visit this page National Champion Winners List.