THE DOYLE CUP

THE DOYLE CUP

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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.

HISTORY

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.

Guide & Record Book

You can find official results in the Hockey Canada Guide and Record Book

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BRITISH COLUMBIA VS ALBERTA 1960's

  • 1962 - Edmonton Oil Kings (AJHL) [3] [4] [5]
  • vs Kamloops Junior Rockets (OMJHL) [1] [2] [3], 3 games to 0
  • 1963 - Edmonton Oil Kings (AJHL) [3] [4] [5]
  • vs Trail Smoke Eaters (KJHL) [2] [3]
  • 1964 - Edmonton Oil Kings (AJHL) [3] [4] [5]
  • vs Kamloops Jr. Rockets (OJHL) [1] [2] [3], 3 games to 0
  • 1965 - Edmonton Oil Kings (AJHL) [3] [4] [5]
  • vs New Westminster Royals (Pacific Coast JHL) [2] [3]
  • 1966 - Edmonton Oil Kings (AJHL) [3] [4] [5]
  • vs New Westminster Royals (Pacific Coast JHL) [2] [3]
  • 1967 - New Westminster Royals (Pacific Coast JHL) [2] [3] [4]
  • vs Edmonton Western Movers (AJHL)
  • 1968 - Penticton Broncos (BCJHL) [1] [2] [3] [4]
  • vs Edmonton Western Movers (AJHL), 4-1
  • 1969 - Lethbridge Sugar Kings (AJHL) [3] [4]
  • vs Victoria Cougars (BCJHL) [1] [2] [3], 4 - 2

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BRITISH COLUMBIA VS ALBERTA 1970's

Up until 1970 the winners of the BC/AB series advanced to the Abbott Cup, The Abbott Cup winners went on to play for the Memorial Cup.

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.

  • 1971 - Red Deer Rustlers (AJHL) [3] [4] [6]
  • vs Penticton Broncos (BCJHL) [1] [2] ,
    4-3, (0-2, 4-6, 7-3, 4-0, 6-2, 4-5, 8-2)
  • 1972 - Red Deer Rustlers (AJHL) [3] [4] [6]
  • vs Vernon Essos (BCJHL) [1] [2] [3], 4-2, (5-3, 7-3, 6-2, 1-2ot, 3-5, 3-2)
  • 1973 - Penticton Broncos (BCJHL) [1] [2] [3] [4]
  • vs Calgary Canucks (AJHL), 4-1 (4-5*, 5-3, 3-0, 3-8, 8-5, 6-2)*-game protested by Penticton and result nullified
  • 1974 - Kelowna Buckaroos (BCJHL) [1] [2] [3] [4]
  • vs Red Deer Rustlers (AJHL), 4-1 (1-7, 6-5ot, 5-4, 6-1, 8-7ot)
  • 1975 - Spruce Grove Mets (AJHL) [3] [4] [6]
  • vs Bellingham Blazers (BCJHL) [1] [2] [3], 4-2(3-4ot, 0-5, 5-3, 7-3, 8-5, 5-4)
  • 1976 - Spruce Grove Mets (AJHL) [3] [4] [6]
  • vs Nor-Wes Caps(Pacific CJHL) [2] [3] , 4-1 (5-3, 10-5, 1-8, 12-2, 5-0)
    Note: some reports say Nor-Wes Caps were replaced by the Richmond Sockeyes(PCJHL)
  • 1977 - Richmond Sockeyes (Pacific Coast JHL)
  • vs Calgary Canucks (AJHL)[2], 4-1(4-5, 7-2, 5-3, 9-4, 7-0)
  • 1978 - Merritt Centennials (BCJHL) [2] [3] [4]
  • vs Calgary Canucks (AJHL), 4-2(6-4, 4-5, 3-6, 12-0, 8-1, 6-0)
  • 1979 - Fort Saskatchewan Traders (AJHL) [3] [4]
  • vs Richmond Sockeyes (Pacific Coast JHL) [2] [3], 4-1(2-4, 6-5, 9-8ot, 4-2, 10-5)

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BRITISH COLUMBIA VS ALBERTA 1980's

  • 1980 - Red Deer Rustlers (AJHL) [3] [4] [6]
  • vs Penticton Knights (BCJHL) [1] [2] [3], 4-0(5-2, 11-1, 8-3, 6-3)
  • 1981 - St. Albert Saints (AJHL) [4]
  • vs - Penticton Knights (BCJHL) [1] [2] [3] , 4-1(8-5, 5-4, 4-5, 3-2, 3-0)
  • 1982 - St. Albert Saints (AJHL) [4]
  • vs Penticton Knights (BCJHL) [1] [2] [3], 4-3(1-2, 4-3ot, 4-3, 4-5ot, 5-3, 2-7, 4-3)
  • 1983 - Abbotsford Flyers (BCJHL) [1] [2] [3] [4] [6]
  • vs Calgary Canucks (AJHL), 4-0(8-4, 7-6, 6-5, 4-3)
  • 1984 - Langley Eagles (BCJHL) [1] [2] [3] [4]
  • vs Fort Saskatchewan Traders (AJHL), 4-2(6-2, 2-5, 7-6, 3-2, 3-4ot, 4-1)

Doyle Cup Champions

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DOYLE CUP 1990's

  • 1990 - New Westminster Royals (BCJHL) [1] [2] [3] [4] [6]
  • vs Calgary Canucks (AJHL), 4-0(7-4, 4-2, 3-1, 9-4)

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.

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DOYLE CUP 2000's

  • 2000 - Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL) [7]
  • vs Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL) [1] [2] [3] [7], 4-1(7-3, 2-5, 4-1, 8-2, 7-6ot)
  • 2001 - Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL) [3] [7]
  • vs Victoria Salsa (BCHL) [1] [2] [3], 4-2(3-5, 4-3, 4-3ot, 1-3, 3-2ot2, 5-2)
  • 2002 - Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL) [1] [2] [3] [7]
  • vs Drayton Valley Thunder (AJHL), 4-2, 4-3, 0-3, 8-5, 7-5, 4-3, 4-3ot)
  • 2003 - Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL) [3] [7]
  • vs Vernon Vipers (BCHL) [1] [2] [3], 4-2(3-1, 1-2ot2, 1-2ot2, 6-3, 4-3, 5-4ot)
  • 2004 - Nanaimo Clippers (BCHL) [1] [2] [3] [7]
  • vs Grande Prairie Storm (AJHL), 4-1(2-3ot, 3-1, 5-2, 3-0, 3-1)
  • 2005 - Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL) [3] [7]
  • vs Surrey Eagles (BCHL) [1] [2] [3], 4-1(2-4, 4-2, 8-2, 5-0, 3-2)
  • 2006 - Burnaby Express (BCHL)[1] [2] [3] [7]
  • vs Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL), 4-2(6-2, 0-3, 4-3ot, 4-5, 4-1, 6-0)
  • 2007 - Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL) [3] [7]
  • vs - Nanaimo Clippers (BCHL) [1] [2] [3] , 4-1(0-1, 4-3ot, 2-1, 2-0, 3-2)
  • 2008 - Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL) [3] [7]
  • vs Penticton Vees (BCHL) [1] [2] [3], 4-1(3-1, 4-3ot, 0-3, 3-1, 4-2)
  • 2009 - Vernon Vipers (BCHL) [1] [2] [3] [7]
  • vs Grande Prairie Storm (AJHL), 4-0(2-1, 6-2, 2-1, 5-2)

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DOYLE CUP 2010'S

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.

  • 2018 - Wenatchee Wild (BCHL) [1] [2] [3] [7]
  • vs Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL), 4-1(3-2ot, 3-0, 4-3, 2-5, 7-2)
  • 2019 - Prince George Spruce Kings (BCHL) [1] [2] [3] [8]
  • vs Brooks Bandits (AJHL), 4-2(2-0, 1-3, 0-4, 3-1, 4-1, 4-2)

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DOYLE CUP 2020's

  • 2020 - Not Awarded, due to Covid-19 Pandemic
  • 2021 - Not Awarded, due to Covid-19 Pandemic

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BCHL NOT ELIGIBLE

This Page No Longer Updated Because...

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..

...Or Until They ReEnter The Fray.

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ACRONYMS

  • AJHL-Alberta Junior Hockey League
  • BCHL-British Columbia Hockey League
  • BCJHL-British Columbia Junior Hockey League
  • KJHL-Kootenay Junior Hockey League
  • Pacific CJHL-Pacific Coast Junior Hockey League

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NOTATIONS

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