The Doyle Cup was a best-of-seven game series played between the British Columbia Junior A Hockey Champions and the Alberta Junior A Hockey Champions.
The British Columbia Champions played the winners of Alberta from 1962 till 1984. In 1985 The Doyle Cup was donated by Pete Doyle, a Penticton businessman, and his family for competition of junior amateur hockey clubs between Alberta and British Columbia..
The Doyle Cup series was eliminated in 2013 as a new Western Canada Cup had been announced by the Canadian Junior Hockey League but, was reinstated for the 2018 season.
The British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) has submitted a notice to withdraw their membership from the CJHL, effective March 24th, 2021, as a result the Doyle Cup has been discontinued.
Prior to beign called the Doyle Cup this was a best-of-seven series between the BC Champion and the Alberta Champion, from 1962 to 1970, for the right to play in the Abbott Cup. The Abbott Cup winner would then represent the West against the East, in the Memorial Cup.
From 1971 to 1989 this was a best-of-seven series between BC and Alberta, as a qualifier, to represent the West Region in the Centennial Cup. In 1990 it was seperated from the West Region and named the Pacific Region for entry into the Centennial Cup and later the Royal Bank Cup in 1996.
You can find official results in the Hockey Canada Guide and Record Book
In 1971, Junior 'A' Hockey was divided to form a 'Major Junior' and a 'Tier II' level. The Memorial Cup was now awarded to the higher 'Major Junior' level. The 'Tier II' level would now go on to play for the Centennial Cup National Junior 'A' Championship Trophy.
In 1990 a realignment of "Regions" eligible to play in the National playdowns took place.
The Doyle Cup Champion would now be the "Pacific Region" representative in the National Junior A Championship.
The British Columbia Hockey League, Alberta Junior Hockey League, Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League and Manitoba Junior Hockey League will move to a five-team tournament for the next five years (2013-17) called the Western Canada Cup
After the 2017 season the four western leagues (BCHL,AJHL,SJHL,MJHL) decided to eliminate the Western Canada Cup and revert back to the Doyle Cup(BC vs Alta) and Anavet Cup (Sask vs Man) Championships.
On Friday, April 9, 2021, the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) announced it had withdrawn its membership from the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) so, is no longer eligible to play for the Centennial Cup, presented by Tim Hortons playdowns..