CANADIAN JUNIOR A CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

For historical recap information on the National Jr. A Championship from 1971 to 2019 please, visit this page National Champions History (1971-2019).

For historical recap information on the current Centennial Cup please, visit this page Centennial Cup, presented by Tim Hortons .

Guide & Record Book:

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

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Manitoba Centennial Trophy - 1970's

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The inaugural Manitoba Centennial Trophy is awarded as trophy for the National Championship Junior A winner.

Teams play a best-of-seven series, East vs West.

  • 1971 - RED DEER RUSTLERS (AJHL) [3] [4] [6]
  • vs Charlottetown Islanders (MarJHL), 4 games to 2
  • 1972 - GUELPH CMCs (SOJHL)
  • vs Red Deer Rustlers (AJHL) [3] [4] [6], 4 games to 0
  • 1973 - PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE TERRIERS (MJHL) [4] [6]
  • vs Pembroke Lumber Kings (CJHL), 4 games to 1
  • 1974 - SELKIRK STEELERS (MJHL) [4] [6]
  • vs Smith Falls Bears (CJHL), 4 games to 3
  • 1975 - SPRUCE GROVE METS (AJHL) [3] [4] [6]
  • vs Guelph CMCs "Biltmore Mad Hatters" (SOJHL), 4 games to 2
  • 1976 - ROCKLAND NATIONALS (CJHL)
  • vs Spruce Grove Mets (AJHL) [3][4] [6] , 4 games to 1
  • 1977 - PRINCE ALBERT RAIDERS (SJHL) [4] [6]
  • vs Pembroke Lumber Kings (CJHL), 4 games to 0
  • 1978 - GUELPH HOLODAY PLATERS (OHA)
  • Prince Albert Raiders (SJHL) [4] [6], 4 games to 0

The Manitoba Centennial Trophy, unofficialy, simply became known as the Centennial Cup.

A "Central Region" team was added for tournament play. Teams play a tournament round-robin. Each team plays each other twice with the top two playing a one game final.

  • 1979 - PRINCE ALBERT RAIDERS (SJHL) [4] [6]
  • vs Sherwood Parkdale Metros (Island JHL), 5-3 at

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Manitoba Centennial Trophy - 1980's

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  • 1980 - RED DEER RUSTLERS (AJHL) [3] [4] [6]
  • vs North York Rangers (OPJHL), 3-2
  • 1981 - PRINCE ALBERT RAIDERS (SJHL) [4] [6]
  • vs Belleville Bulls (OPJHL), 6-2

The "Central Region" was eliminated. Teams again play a best-of-seven game series, East vs West.

  • 1982 - PRINCE ALBERT RAIDERS (SJHL) [4] [6]
  • vs Guelph Platers (OJHL), 4 games to 0
  • 1983 - NORTH YORK RANGERS (OJHL)
  • vs Abbotsford Flyers (BCJHL) [1] [2] [3] [4] [6], 4 games to 0
  • 1984 - WEYBURN RED WINGS (SJHL) [4] [6]
  • vs Orillia Travelways (OJHL) , 4 games to 3

The "Central Region" was reinstated along with a "Host Team". Teams play a tournament round-robin. Each team plays each other once, with the top three entering the playoffs. The top team directly enters the final and the other two play a semi-final.

The "Pacific Region" (BC / Alta) was added to the tournament. The teams play a round-robin with the four top teams making the two semi-final games, 1 plays 4 and 2 plays 3. The semi-final winners play for the Championship.

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Manitoba Centennial Trophy & Royal Bank Cup - 1990's

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The Royal Bank Cup, with a new sponsor, The Royal Bank Of Canada, replaces the Centennial Cup.

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Royal Bank Cup, RBC Royal Bank Cup & RBC Cup - 2000's

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  • 2000 - FORT McMURRAY OIL BARONS (AJHL)
  • vs Rayside Balfour Sabrecats (NOJHA), 2-1
  • 2001- CAMROSE KODIAKS (AJHL) [3] [6]
  • vs Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL), 5-0
  • 2002 - HALIFAX OLAND EXPORTS (MarJHL)
  • vs OCN Blizzard (ManJHL), 3-1
  • 2003 - HUMBOLDT BRONCOS (SJHL)
  • vs Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL) [3] [7], 3-1

The Royal Bank Cup is renamed to the RBC Royal Bank Cup.

  • 2004 - AURORA TIGERS (OPJHL)
  • vs Kindersley Klippers (SJHL), 7-1
  • 2005 - WEYBURN REDWINGS (SJHL)
  • vs Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL) [3] [7], 3-2
  • 2006 - BURNABY EXPRESS (BCHL)[1] [2] [3] [7]
  • vs Yorkton Terriers (SJHL), 8-2
  • 2007 - AURORA TIGERS (OPJHL)
  • vs Prince George Spruce Kings (BCHL), 3-1

The RBC Royal Bank Cup is renamed to the RBC Cup.

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RBC Cup & National Jr. A Championship - 2010's

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The RBC Cup, unofficialy simply became known as the RBC.

The tournament is renamed the National Jr A Championship as, the Royal Bank Of Canada cancelled it's sponsorship of the tournament. The RBC Cup trophy however was still presented.

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Centennial Cup, presented by Tim Hortons - 2020's

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The Centennial Cup, presented by Tim Hortons, is reinstated, along with a new trophy, for the 50th Anniversary of the championship.

  • 2020 - Portage la Prairie, MB, Portage Terriers, Host
  • Not Awarded, cancelled(Covid-19) March 13, 2020
  • 2021 - Penticton, BC, Penticton Vees, Host
  • Not Awarded, cancelled(covid-19) Feburary 5, 2021

The BCHL announces its withdrawal from the CJHL, April 9 2021, so, are no longer eligible for Centennial Cup.

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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.

For historical recap information on the current Centennial Cup please, visit this page Centennial Cup, presented by Tim Hortons (2020-current).

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ACRONYMS

  • AJHL - Albert Junior Hockey League
  • BCHL - British Columbia Hockey League
  • BCJHL - British Columbia Junior Hockey League
  • CCHL - Central Canada Tier 1 Junior A Hockey League
  • CJHL - Central Junior Hockey League
  • LHJQ/QJHL - Ligue de Hockey Junior du Quebec / Quebec Junior Hockey League
  • MHL - Maritime Junior A Hockey League
  • MJHL - Manitoba Junior Hockey League
  • MarJHL - Maritime Junior Hockey League
  • NOJHA - Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League
  • OHA - Ontario Hockey Association
  • OJAHL - Ontario Junior Amateur Hockey League
  • OJHL - Ontario Junior Hockey League
  • OPJHL - Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League
  • SIJHL - Superior International Junior Hockey League
  • SJHL - Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League
  • SOJHL - Southern Ontario Junior Hockey League
  • USHL - United States Hockey League

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NOTATIONS

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