Doyle Cup

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Doyle Cup
Doyle Cup Trophy.JPG
Sport Ice hockey
Given for Pacific regional champion of Canadian Junior Hockey League
Country Canada
History
First award 1985
(Pacific Centennial Cup 1971–84)
Most wins Vernon Vipers (8)
Most recent Penticton Vees (2012)

The Doyle Cup is a ice hockey trophy won through a best-of-7 series conducted annually by the Canadian Junior Hockey League. The series is played between the Fred Page Cup champions of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) and the Enerflex Cup champions of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL). The winner of the Doyle Cup earns the Pacific region's berth in the Royal Bank Cup, the Junior "A" National Championship. The playoff series has been contested since 1971, except from 2013 to 2017 when it was replaced by the Western Canada Cup. The current trophy was donated in 1984 by Pete Doyle, a Penticton, British Columbia businessman, replacing the Pacific Centennial Cup that two leagues competed for from 1971 to 1984.

The Pacific region's Doyle Cup Champion traditionally played the Western region's ANAVET Cup champion for the Abbott Cup, the Western Canadian Championship. However, the Abbott Cup diminished in importance following the reorganization of the Royal Bank Cup in 1990. The Abbott Cup was then presented to the winner of the round-robin game, between the Pacific champion and Western champion, during the larger Royal Cup competition; this practice ended, and the Abbott Cup was retired, after the 1999 Royal Cup.

Champions[edit]

  • 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
2013-2017: replaced by Western Canada Cup
2018 Spruce Grove Saints Wenatchee Wild 1-4

Results by team[edit]

  • results as of 2012 Doyle Cup
Team League Champions Runners-up Total
Vernon Essos/Lakers/Vipers BCHL 8 3 11
Camrose Kodiaks AJHL 5 5
Penticton Broncos/Vees/Knights/Vees BCHL 4 5 9
Spruce Grove Mets/St. Albert Saints/Spruce Grove Saints AJHL 4 5 9
Calgary Canucks AJHL 3 6 9
Red Deer Rustlers AJHL 3 4 7
New Westminster Royals/South Surrey Eagles/Surrey Eagles BCHL 3 1 4
Fort McMurray Oil Barons AJHL 1 2 3
Olds Grizzlys AJHL 1 2 3
Chilliwack Chiefs BCHL 1 2 3
Richmond Sockeyes (PJHL/BCHL) BCHL 1 2 3
Fort Saskatchewan Traders AJHL 1 1 2
Kelowna Spartans BCHL 1 1 2
Nanaimo Clippers BCHL 1 1 2
Abbotsford Flyers BCHL 1 1
Burnaby Express BCHL 1 1
Kelowna Buckaroos BCHL 1 1
Langley Eagles BCHL 1 1
Merritt Centennials BCHL 1 1
Wenatchee Wild BCHL 1 1
Grande Prairie Storm AJHL 2 2
Brooks Bandits AJHL 1 1
Calgary Royals AJHL 1 1
Drayton Valley Thunder AJHL 1 1
Bellingham Blazers BCHL 1 1
Nor'Wes Caps (PJHL) BCHL 1 1
Victoria Salsa BCHL 1 1

Results by league[edit]

  • results as of 2012 Doyle Cup
League Champions Runners-up Total
British Columbia Hockey League 25 18 43
Alberta Junior Hockey League 18 25 43

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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