Doyle Cup

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The Doyle Cup

The Doyle Cup was a championship ice hockey trophy, won through a best-of-7 series, conducted by the Canadian Junior Hockey League. The series was played between the Fred Page Cup champions of the British Columbia Hockey League and the Enerflex Cup champions of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. The winner of the Doyle Cup moved on to compete for the Royal Bank Cup, the Junior "A" National Championship. The Doyle Cup was donated by a Penticton, British Columbia businessman named Pete Doyle in 1984 to better define the British Columbia/Alberta Championship that had been running since 1962.

The Doyle Cup Champion had traditionally been played against the Anavet Cup Champion at the Royal Bank Cup for the Western Canadian Championship, the Abbott Cup. However, with the reorganization of Junior A hockey in Canada, the Abbott Cup had diminished in importance. The last Abbott Cup champion was crowned in 1999, with the trophy being retired.

Reported in late November 2011, the Doyle Cup and Anavet Cup have been retired in favour of the Western Canada Cup


  • The BCHL was known as the BCJHL until 1990
  • Also in 1976, 1977, and 1979 a PCJHL champion defeated the BCJHL champion at the Mowatt Cup to advance to this round.
  • Bolded are the champions.
Pacific Junior "A" Champions
Year AJHL Champion BCHL Champion Series
Pacific Centennial Cup Championship
1971 Red Deer Rustlers Penticton Broncos 4-3
1972 Red Deer Rustlers Vernon Essos 4-2
1973 Calgary Canucks Penticton Broncos 1-4
1974 Red Deer Rustlers Kelowna Buckaroos 1-4
1975 Spruce Grove Mets Bellingham Blazers 4-2
1976 Spruce Grove Mets Nor'Wes Caps (PCJHL) 4-1
1977 Calgary Canucks Richmond Sockeyes (PCJHL) 4-1
1978 Calgary Canucks Merritt Centennials 2-4
1979 Fort Saskatchewan Traders Richmond Sockeyes (PCJHL) 4-1
1980 Red Deer Rustlers Penticton Knights 4-0
1981 St. Albert Saints Penticton Knights 4-1
1982 St. Albert Saints Penticton Knights 4-3
1983 Calgary Canucks Abbotsford Flyers 0-4
1984 Fort Saskatchewan Traders Langley Eagles 2-4
Doyle Cup
1985 Red Deer Rustlers Penticton Knights 1-4
1986 Calgary Canucks Penticton Knights 1-4
1987 Red Deer Rustlers Richmond Sockeyes 3-4
1988 Calgary Canucks Vernon Lakers 4-0
1989 Red Deer Rustlers Vernon Lakers 2-4
1990 Calgary Canucks New Westminster Royals 0-4
1991 Calgary Royals Vernon Lakers 1-4
1992 Olds Grizzlys Vernon Lakers 3-4
1993 Olds Grizzlys Kelowna Spartans 1-4
1994 Olds Grizzlys Kelowna Spartans 4-2
1995 Calgary Canucks Chilliwack Chiefs 4-3
1996 St. Albert Saints Vernon Vipers 3-4
1997 Fort McMurray Oil Barons South Surrey Eagles 1-4
1998 St. Albert Saints South Surrey Eagles 2-4
1999 Calgary Canucks Vernon Vipers 1-4
2000 Fort McMurray Oil Barons Chilliwack Chiefs 4-1
2001 Camrose Kodiaks Victoria Salsa 4-2
2002 Drayton Valley Thunder Chilliwack Chiefs 2-4
2003 Camrose Kodiaks Vernon Vipers 4-2
2004 Grande Prairie Storm Nanaimo Clippers 1-4
2005 Camrose Kodiaks Surrey Eagles 4-1
2006 Fort McMurray Oil Barons Burnaby Express 2-4
2007 Camrose Kodiaks Nanaimo Clippers 4-1
2008 Camrose Kodiaks Penticton Vees 4-1
2009 Grande Prairie Storm Vernon Vipers 0-4
2010 Spruce Grove Saints Vernon Vipers 3-4
2011 Spruce Grove Saints Vernon Vipers 3-4
2012 Brooks Bandits Penticton Vees 1-4

Alberta/British Columbia Junior "A" Championship (1962-70)[edit]

Prior to the 1970-71 season, the winner of this series was a part of the Memorial Cup playoffs.

1970 Not Contested*
1969 Lethbridge Sugar Kings (AJHL)
1968 Penticton Broncos (BCJHL)
1967 New Westminster Royals (PCJHL)
1966 Edmonton Oil Kings (AJHL)
1965 Edmonton Oil Kings (AJHL)
1964 Edmonton Oil Kings (AJHL)
1963 Edmonton Oil Kings (AJHL)
1962 Edmonton Oil Kings (AJHL)

(*) The AJHL Champion did not challenge the BCJHL Champion for the right to appear in the Abbott Cup.

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