Much like the now-retired Abbott Cup, the WCC is the championship for all of Western Canada. The Abbott Cup was a playdown championship consisting of a best-of-7 series played between the winners of the Doyle Cup (AJHL and BCHL) and Anavet Cup (MJHL and SJHL) to determine a single seed into the old national championship, the Centennial Cup. The Abbott Cup winner from 1971 until 1979 played the Eastern Canada Champion, the winner of the Dudley Hewitt Cup. From 1979 until 1989, the Abbott Cup winner played a round robin against the winner of the Dudley Hewitt Cup (Central Canada) and the J. Pius Callaghan Cup (Atlantic Canada). In 1989, the Abbott Cup was divided up and both the Doyle Cup and Anavet Cup winner were allowed into the Nationals. From 1995 until 2012, the format was that the Royal Bank Cup would host the winners of the Doyle Cup, Anavet Cup, Dudley Hewitt Cup, and a new Eastern Canada Championship called the Fred Page Cup.
Plans for the new tournament were first reported by the Estevan Mercury on Oct. 19, 2011. The trophy presented to the WCC Champion was unveiled March 20, 2013, and is named in honour of Crescent Point Energy as the title sponsor.