CENTENNIAL CUP PRESENTED BY TIM HORTONS

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS LIST

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.

CENTENNIAL CUP PRESENTED BY TIM HORTONS

The Centennial Cup, presented by Tim Hortons

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.

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.

Centennial Cup Design:

From my obserations of the new Centennial Cup, the new trophy contains elements of previous national championship trophies.

  • 1. The base, shaped like a baseball home plate, the three silver supporting hockey sticks, the top wooden tier and top silver bowl are all similar to design elements of the Royal Bank Cup used from 1996 to 2018.
  • 2. In the center of the new trophy, between the hockey sticks, is a five tiered wooden column, similar to the six tierd column of the Centennial Cup used from 1971 to 1986.
  • 3. On top of the center column is a wooden bison similar to but, larger, to the one found on top of the Centennial Cup used from 1987 to 1989.

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, it's to bad because, that would have been the icing on the cake, so to speak. You can find images of the previous versions of the national Junior A trophy HERE.

The Current Tournament Format:

2022 - All nine CJHL champions plus a Host will play for the National Championship, Centennial Cup, which will involve a Preliminary Round, 2 Quartefinals, 2 Semifinals and a Final.

  • Preliminary Round:
  • Games #1 thru #20, Win = 3 points, OT or SO Win = 2 points, OT or SO Loss = 1 point.
  • 2 Groups, Group A & Group B, 5 teams each.
  • Each team plays 1 game vs other teams in the group.

  • After Preliminary Round:
  • 1st seed in each group recieves a bye to Semifinals.
  • 2nd & 3rd seeds in each group will play in Quarterfinals.
  • The bottom four seeds are eliminated.

  • Quarterfinals:
  • Games #21 & #22, winners advance to Semifinals.
  • Group A & B cross-over, Group A 2nd vs Group B 3rd& Group B 2nd vs Group A 3rd.

  • Semifinals:
  • Games #23 and #24, winners advance to Final.
  • The 4 teams are seeded 1 thru 4 based on points from Preliminary Round, 1 vs 4 & 2 vs 3.

  • Final:
  • Game #25, winners award Centennial Cup.

Guide & Record Book:

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

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CENTENNIAL CUP, presented by TIM HORTONS RECAPS

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2020 - Not Awarded, cancelled March 13, 2020, due to Covid-19 Pandemic, Hosts-Portage Terriers, Portage La Prairie Manitoba

  • Play suspened across all leagues in Canada
AWARDS:
  • CJHL National Player of the Year: Devon Levi, Carleton Place Canadians
  • CJHL Academic Player of the Year: Jojo Tanaka-Campbell, Vernon Vipers

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2021 - Not Awarded, cancelled Feburary 5th 2021, due to Covid-19 Pandemic, Hosts-Penticton Vees, Penticton, British Columbia

  • ManitobaJHL-cancelled season Feburary 12, 2021
  • SuperiorInternationalJHL-cancelled season March 1, 2021
  • SaskatchewanJHL-cancelled season March 23, 2021
  • OnatrioJHL-cancelled season April 11, 2021
  • QuebecJHL(LHJAAAQ)-cancelled season April 14, 2021
AWARDS:
  • CJHL National Player of the Year: Not Awarded
  • CJHL Academic Player of the Year: Not Awarded

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2022 Brooks Bandits - Estevan, Saskatchewan May 19-29

Final, Gm#25: Brooks 4 - 1 Pickering
Semifinals; Gm#23: Longueuil 2 - 11 Brooks | Gm#24: Pickering 2 - 0 Dauphin
Quarterfinal; Gm#21: Flin Flon 2 - 3 Pickering, OT | Gm#22: Longueuil 4 - 3 Summerside
Group A: Rank - Team - GP - W - OTW - L - OTL - PTS
  1. Books Bandits, AJHL: 4 - 4 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 12
  2. Pickering Panthers, OJHL : 4 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 8
  3. Collège Français de Longueuil, LHJAAAQ: 4 - 2 - 0 - 1 - 1 - 7
  4. Estevan Bruins, HOST, SJHL: 4 - 1 - 0 - 3 - 3 - 3
  5. Red Lake Miners, SIJHL: 4 - 0 - 0 - 4 - 0 - 0
Group B: Rank - Team - GP - W - OTW - L - OTL - PTS
  1. Dauphin Kings, MJHL: 4 - 3 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 10
  2. Summerside Western Capitals, MHL: 4 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 0 - 8
  3. Flin Flon Bombers, SJHL: 4 - 1 - 2 - 1 - 0 - 7
  4. Ottawa Junior Senators, CCHL: 4 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 2 - 5
  5. Soo Thunderbirds, NOJHL: 4 - 0 - 0 - 4 - 0 - 0
Preliminary Scores:
  1. #1. Pickering, 9 - 2, Red Lake
  2. #2. Soo, 1 - 6, Flin Flon
  3. #3. Brooks, 5 - 2, Longueuil
  4. #4. Ottawa, 1 - 2, Dauphin
  5. #5. Summerside, 4 - 1, Soo
  6. #6. Estevan, 3 - 5, Longueuil
  7. #7. Red Lake, 4 - 11, Brooks
  8. #8. Flin Flon, 3 - 2, Otawa, OT
  9. #9. Estevan, 5 - 10, Pickering
  10. #10. Dauphin, 6 - 0, Summerside
  11. #11. Longueuil, 2 - 3, Pickering, OT
  12. #12. Ottawa, 4 - 0, Soo
  13. #13. Flin Flon, 1 - 4, Summerside
  14. #14. Red Lake, 2 - 6, Estevan
  15. #15. Pickering, 1 - 9, Brooks
  16. #16. Dauphin, 1 - 2, Flin Flon SO
  17. #17. Longueuil, 6 - 1, Red Lake
  18. #18. Summerside, 4 - 3, Ottawa OT
  19. #19. Soo, 1 - 6, Dauphin
  20. #20. Brooks, 3 - 0, Estevan
CENTENNIAL CUP TOURNAMENT AWARDS:
  • Most Sportsmanlike Player: Colby MacArthur, Summerside Capitals
  • Top Goaltender: Carson Cherepak, Dauphin Kings
  • Top Defenceman: Xavier Lapointe, Flin Flon Bombers
  • Top Forward: Ryan McAllister, Brooks Bandits
  • Most Valuable Player: Carson Cherepak, Dauphin Kings
CANADIAN JUNIONR HOCKEY LEAGUE AWARDS:
  • Top Rookie: Rieger Lorenz, Okotoks Oilers, AJHL.
  • Top Goaltender: Rayce Ramsay, Humboldt Broncos, SJHL.
  • Top Defenceman: Zach Bookman, Brooks Bandits, AJHL.
  • Top Forward: Connor McGrath, Humboldt Broncos, SJHL.
  • Most Valuable Player: Ryan McAllister, Brooks Bandits, AJHL.
  • CJHL Coach of the Year(Darcy Haugan/Mark Cross Memorial Award, presented by the NHL Coaches' Association): Rob Pearson, Pickering Panthers (OJHL).
  • CJHL National Player of the Year: Ryan McAllister, Brooks Bandits, AJHL.
  • CJHL Academic Player of the Year:

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2023 - Portage Terriers - Host, Portage la Prairie, May 18-28?, 2023

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LEAGUE ABBREVEATIONS

  • AJHL - Alberta Junior Hockey League
  • CCHL - Central Canadian Hockey League
  • LHJAAAQ/QJHL - Ligue Du Hockey Junior AAA Du Quebec/Quebec Junior Hockey League
  • MJHL - Manitoba Junior Hockey League
  • MHL - Maritime Hockey League
  • NOJHL - Norther Ontario Junior Hockey League
  • OJHL - Ontario Junior Hockey League
  • SIJHL - Superior International Junior Hockey League
  • SJHL - Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

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