Allan Cup Hockey West

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Allan Cup Hockey West
Logo of Allan Cup Hockey West.jpg
SportIce hockey
Inaugural season1955-56
No. of teams2
CountryCanada
Most recent
champion(s)
Lacombe Generals (12th title)
Most titlesLacombe Generals (12 titles)
Official websitewww.allancuphockeywest.ca

The Allan Cup Hockey West (ACHW) (formerly the Chinook League) is a multi-tier Canadian Senior ice hockey league based in Alberta, currently made up of two Senior AAA teams. The ACHW is one of two Allan Cup-eligible ice hockey leagues currently operating in Canada; the other is Ontario's Allan Cup Hockey.[1] Since the beginning of the 1998-99 season, the Chinook and ACHW have produced four Allan Cup national champions: the 1999 Stony Plain Eagles,[2] and the 2009, 2013 and 2016 Bentley Generals.[3] The Lacombe Generals have the most playoff championship wins at 12. Stony Plain collected eight consecutive titles from 1998 to 2005 while the Generals recently earned their 11th consecutive title dating back to 2008-2009.

History[edit]

Founded as the Chinook Hockey League in 1955.

In 2013, the Chinook Hockey League hired George Vanberg as their league president.[4] Prior to Vanberg, Ray Marsh was league president for over 35 years.[5]

In June 2016, the Chinook Hockey League elected Jerry Muise as their league president. He was Vice President since 2013.

The league was renamed Allan Cup Hockey West prior to the 2017-2018 season. In November 2018, the Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs suspended operations, leaving the league with four teams.[6] Rosetown and Lacombe left the league prior to the 2019-20 season, making Allan Cup Hockey West a two-team league.[7]

The 2019-20 playoffs, and the 2020-21 season, were cancelled due to COVID-19.[8]

Teams[edit]

Team City Arena Founded
Innisfail Eagles Innisfail, Alberta Innisfail Twin Arena 1947
Stony Plain Eagles Stony Plain, Alberta Glenn Hall Centennial Arena 1930

Former teams[edit]

Champions[edit]

  • 1969 Didsbury Ramblers
  • 1970 Rocky Rams
  • 1971 Didsbury Ramblers
  • 1972 Innisfail Eagles
  • 1973 Okotoks Oilers
  • 1974 Olds Elks
  • 1975 Red Deer Roadrunners
  • 1976 Olds Elks
  • 1977 Olds Elks
  • 1978 Red Deer Border Pavers
  • 1979 Innisfail Eagles
  • 1980 Innisfail Eagles
  • 1981 Innisfail Eagles
  • 1982 Lacombe Merchants
  • 1983 Innisfail Eagles
  • 1984 Innisfail Eagles
  • 1985 Innisfail Eagles
  • 1986 Stettler Sabres
  • 1987 Eckville Eagles
  • 1988 Ponoka Stampeders
  • 1989 Paul Band Black Hawks
  • 1990 No winner decided.
Paul Band competed in the Hardy Cup with the final never played between Paul Band and Stony Plain.
  • 1991 Paul Band Black Hawks
  • 1992 Olds Elks
  • 1993 Innisfail Eagles
  • 1994 Bashaw Stars
  • 1995 Millet Thunder
  • 1996 Stony Plain Eagles
  • 1997 Millet Thunder
  • 1998 Stony Plain Eagles
  • 1999 Stony Plain Eagles
  • 2000 Stony Plain Eagles
  • 2001 Stony Plain Eagles
  • 2002 Stony Plain Eagles
  • 2003 Stony Plain Eagles
  • 2004 Stony Plain Eagles
  • 2005 Stony Plain Eagles
  • 2006 Fort Hotel Chiefs
  • 2007 Bentley Generals
  • 2008 Stony Plain Eagles
  • 2009 Bentley Generals
  • 2010 Bentley Generals
  • 2011 Bentley Generals [9]
  • 2012 Bentley Generals [10]
  • 2013 Bentley Generals [11]
  • 2014 Bentley Generals [12]
  • 2015 Bentley Generals [13]
  • 2016 Bentley Generals [13]
  • 2017 Lacombe Generals[13]
  • 2018 Lacombe Generals
  • 2019 Lacombe Generals
  • 2020 playoffs cancelled
  • 2021 season cancelled

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canadian Senior AAA Teams 2014-15". www.allancup.ca.
  2. ^ http://www.assembly.ab.ca/ISYS/LADDAR_files/docs/houserecords/vp/legislature_24/session_3/19990427_1200_01_vp.pdf
  3. ^ "Bentley Generals set to begin quest for Allan Cup glory" – via The Globe and Mail.
  4. ^ November 15, Gord Montgomery Published on; November 15, 2013 | Last Updated; Est, 2013 6:44 Am (November 15, 2013). "Stony man takes over reins of Chinook Hockey League".
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Thomas, Josh (November 10, 2018). "Loss of Fort Sask drops ACHW to four teams". Spruce Grove Examiner.
  7. ^ https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/battle-of-the-birds-innisfail-stony-plain-1.5335783
  8. ^ https://www.sprucegroveexaminer.com/sports/local-sports/senior-hockey-quietly-shuts-down-for-2020-21-season
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ http://www.chinookhockeyleague.com/leagues/newsletter.cfm?leagueID=8735&clientID=3293&page=64712
  11. ^ "Chinook HL Team Standings 2012-2013". Elite Prospects. Archived from the original on 2015-04-24. Retrieved 2015-04-24.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ a b c http://www.chinookhockeyleague.com/leagues/bracket.cfm?clientid=3293&leagueID=8735

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