The Mowat Cup (emblematic of the Junior Amateur Hockey Championship of British Columbia) was donated to the British Columbia Amateur Hockey Association, BCAHA, by Mr. John Mowat of Victoria, B.C. for competition of junior 'A' hockey clubs.
The Mowat Cup has been exclusive to the British Columbia Hockey League after the 1999 Championship.
Other leagues that were eligible for the Mowat Cup are...
You can find official results in the BCHockey Handbook
1928 The first competition for the Cup was limited to a one game affair as ice time was not available. Fernie defeated Ex-King George in Vancouver. Fernie had won the right to play in the final having defeated Armstrong 17-1, Salmon Arm 16-4, and Revelstoke 7-1
1932 The Trail Smoke Eaters won their first of 22 titles over the next 29 seasons that the Cup was competed for. They defeated Merritt in Trail.
1963 Saw the last Mowat Cup victory for the Trail Smoke Eaters, to date, as they defeated the New Westminster Royals, for it was their 22nd Mowat Cup win.
1968 The British Columbia Junior A Hockey League was formed when New Westminster Royals and Victoria Cougars joined the four team Okanagan Junior Hockey League. The Penticton Broncos won the BCJHL Championship in that first year.
1975 Bellingham Blazers are the first U.S.A based team to win. Bellingham would later move the franchise to Trail as the Trail Smoke Eaters.
1981 Marked the inaugural season in which the British Columbia Junior Hockey League played the Peace Cariboo Junior Hockey League for the Mowat Cup. The Penticton Knights BCJHL defeated the Prince George Spruce Kings PCJHL two straight in the best of three, 3-0 and 5-1.
1986 The Penticton Knights became the first ever B.C. team to win the National Title as they defeated Prince George for the Mowat Cup, Calgary for the Doyle Cup BC/AB Championship, Winnipeg for the Abbott Cup Western Canadian Championship and then won the Centennial Cup Tournament with a final win over host Cole Harbour.
1990 The Mowat Cup Series was changed to a best-of-five for the first time. The New Westminster Royals of the BCJHL defeated Prince George Spruce Kings PCJHL in three straight 7-4, 8-5, 7-4. In the Centennial Cup, hosted by Vernon, the Vernon Lakers defeated New Westminster for the National Title with a come-from-behind 6-5 overtime win.
2000 The BCJHL becomes the only "JUNIOR A" league in the province so, are automitic Mowat Cup winners.
2018 Wenatchee Wild are only the second U.S.A based team to win, the first being the Bellinham Blazers in 1975.
2000 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, the BCHL league champions do not advance any further in the Centennial Cup playdowns.
On Friday, April 9, 2021, the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) announced it had withdrawn its membership from the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL)
The British Columbia Hockey League opted out of the Canadian Junior Hockey League on March 4th, 2021, as a result, the Doyle Cup has been discontinued and are no longer eligible to play in the Centennial Cup, presented by Tim Hortons playdowns..
Most of the information here came from the BC Hockey Handbook.(see page 141-143)