1972 Centennial Cup

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1972 Manitoba Centennial Cup
Tournament details
Dates May 1972
Teams 2
Venue(s) Guelph, Ontario
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Ontario Guelph CMC's (1st title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Alberta Red Deer Rustlers
Tournament statistics
Matches played 4

The 1972 Centennial Cup is the second Tier II Junior "A" 1972 ice hockey National Championship for the Canadian Junior A Hockey League.

The Centennial Cup was competed for by the winners of the Western Canadian Champions and the Eastern Canadian Champions.

The finals were hosted by the Guelph CMC's in the city of Guelph, Ontario.


Guelph CMC's forward Paul Fendley died days after game four of the championship series after hitting his head on the ice during game four. He was the CMC's leading scorer.

The Playoffs[edit]

  Regionals Semi-finals Finals
  Sask Humboldt Broncos 4  
Man Dauphin Kings  
  Alta Red Deer Rustlers 4  
Western Canada
    Sask Humboldt Broncos 1  
Alta Red Deer Rustlers 4
  BC Vernon Essos 2  
    Ont Guelph CMC's 4
  Alta Red Deer Rustlers 0
  Ont Guelph CMC's 4  
TB Thunder Bay Vulcans 2  
Ont Guelph CMC's 4
Eastern Canada
    PEI Charlottetown Islanders 0  
PEI Charlottetown Isles 4
  NB Moncton Hawks 1  

Prior to Regionals

Moncton Hawks (NBJHL) defeated St. John's Jr. Capitals (Independent) 3-games-to-1
Thunder Bay Vulcans (TBJHL) defeated Smiths Falls Bears (CJHL) 4-games-to-1
Guelph CMC's (SOJHL) defeated Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (NOJHA) 3-games-to-none
St. John's Jr. Capitals (Independent) defeated Gander Jr. Flyers (NJAHL) 2-games-to-1

MCC Finals[edit]

Centennial Cup Results
Game Team Score Team Score
1 Guelph CMC's 4 Red Deer Rustlers 2
2 Guelph CMC's 3 Red Deer Rustlers 2
3 Guelph CMC's 3 Red Deer Rustlers 1
4 Guelph CMC's 3 Red Deer Rustlers 0

Regional Championships[edit]

Manitoba Centennial Cup: Guelph CMC's
Abbott Cup: Red Deer Rustlers
Eastern Champions: Guelph CMC's
Doyle Cup: Red Deer Rustlers
Anavet Cup: Humboldt Broncos
Dudley Hewitt Cup: Guelph CMC's
Callaghan Cup: Charlottetown Islanders

Roll of League Champions[edit]

AJHL: Red Deer Rustlers
BCJHL: Vernon Essos
CJHL: Smiths Falls Bears
Independent: Charlottetown Isles
MJHL: Dauphin Kings
NBJHL: Moncton Hawks
NJAHL: Gander Jr. Flyers
NOJHA: Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
SJHL: Humboldt Broncos
SOJAHL: Guelph CMC's
TBJHL: Thunder Bay Vulcans

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