1986 Centennial Cup

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1986 Manitoba Centennial Cup
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Tournament details
DatesMay 1986
Venue(s)Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svgBritish Columbia Penticton Knights (1st title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svgNova Scotia Cole Harbour Colts
Third place Bronze medal blank.svgOntario Orillia Travelways
Fourth placeNew Brunswick Moncton Hawks
Tournament statistics
Matches played8
Scoring leader(s)Gary Thomas (Cole Harbour)
MVPKevan Melrose (Penticton)

The 1986 Centennial Cup is the 16th Junior "A" 1986 ice hockey National Championship for the Canadian Junior A Hockey League.

The Centennial Cup was competed for by the winners of the Abbott Cup, Dudley Hewitt Cup, the Callaghan Cup, and a 'Host' team.

The tournament was hosted by the Cole Harbour Colts in the city of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia.

A note of interest is that Troy Crosby, Sidney's father was the goaltender for the Moncton Hawks in this tournament. He ended up settling in Cole Harbour, NS which is Sidney's hometown.

The Playoffs[edit]

Round Robin[edit]

Rank Team League Ticket W-L GF GA
1 # Cole Harbour Colts MVJHL Host/Fred Page Cup 3-0 20 12
2 x Penticton Knights BCJHL Abbott Cup 2-1 16 11
3 x Orillia Travelways OJHL Dudley Hewitt Cup 1-2 11 17
4 Moncton Midland Hawks MVJHL - 0-3 8 15

Note: # - denotes team advanced to the final.

Note: x - denotes teams who have advanced to the semi-final.


Cole Harbour Colts defeated Penticton Knights 6-5
Orillia Travelways defeated Moncton Hawks 4-3
Cole Harbour Colts defeated Orillia Travelways 9-5
Penticton Knights defeated Moncton Hawks 6-3
Penticton Knights defeated Orillia Travelways 5-2
Cole Harbour Colts defeated Moncton Hawks 5-2

Semi and Finals[edit]

  Semi-finals     Royal Bank Cup Finals
    1 Cole Harbour Colts 4
  2 Penticton Knights 7     2 Penticton Knights 7
  3 Orillia Travelways 3  


Most Valuable Player: Kevan Melrose (Penticton Knights)
Top Scorer: Gary Thomas (Cole Harbour Colts)
Most Sportsmanlike Player: David Shields (Penticton Knights)

All-Star Team[edit]


David Shields (Penticton Knights)
Dwight Lucas (Cole Harbour Colts)
Garry Thomas (Cole Harbour Colts)


Kevan Melrose (Penticton Knights)
Barry Harrietha (Cole Harbour Colts)


Corry Amato (Orillia Travelways)

Roll of League Champions[edit]

AJHL: Calgary Canucks
BCJHL: Penticton Knights
CJHL: Brockville Braves
IJHL: Summerside Western Capitals
MJHL: Winnipeg South Blues
MVJHL: Cole Harbour Colts
NOJHL: Onaping Falls Huskies
OJHL: Orillia Travelways
PCJHL: Prince George Spruce Kings
SJHL: Humboldt Broncos

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