National Junior A Championship winners

The hardest trophy to win in Canadian hockey? For the last 49 years, teams have faced off for the Centennial Cup, Canada’s National Junior A Championship, but only after claiming league and regional titles first. Four regional representatives and a host team make up the field, and the 31 different championship teams have come from seven provinces.

The Road to the Centennial Cup includes over 130 teams in 10 leagues – from Port Alberni, B.C., to Flin Flon, Man., to Campbellton, N.B. Once the 10 league champions have been decided, those teams meet for regional bragging rights, with champions of the Doyle Cup (Pacific – BCHL, AJHL), Anavet Cup (West – SJHL, MJHL), Dudley Hewitt Cup (Central – SIJHL, NOJHL, OJHL) and Fred Page Cup (East – CCHL, LHJQ, MHL) joining the hosts to play for the national title.

National Junior A Championship
May 14-22, 2022
Estevan, Sask.
Penticton, B.C.
May 2021
Portage la Prairie, Man.
May 9-17, 2020
Brooks, Alta.
May 11-19, 2019
Chilliwack,  B.C.
May 12-20, 2018
Which team has won the most national titles? Which teams scored 11 goals in a game? How many alumni have played in the NHL? Get all the answers in the Centennial Cup Guide & Record Book.

All-Time Results
Year Champion Runner-up Location
2022 - - Estevan, Sask.
2021 Tournament cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic Penticton, B.C.
2020 Tournament cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic Portage la Prairie, Man.
2019 Brooks Bandits (AJHL) Prince George Spruce Kings (BCHL) Brooks, Alta.
2018 Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL) Wellington Dukes (OJHL) Chilliwack, B.C.
2017 Cobourg Cougars (OJHL) Brooks Bandits (AJHL) Cobourg, Ont.
2016 West Kelowna Warriors (BCHL) Lloydminster Bobcats (AJHL) Lloydminster, Alta./Sask.
2015 Portage Terriers (MJHL) Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) Portage la Prairie, Man.
2014 Yorkton Terriers (SJHL) Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) Vernon, B.C.
2013 Brooks Bandits (AJHL) Summerside Western Capitals (MHL) Summerside, P.E.I.
2012 Penticton Vees (BCHL) Woodstock Slammers (MHL) Humboldt, Sask.
2011 Pembroke Lumber Kings (CCHL) Vernon Vipers (BCHL) Camrose, Alta.
2010 Vernon Vipers (BCHL) Dauphin Kings (MJHL) Dauphin, Man.
2009 Vernon Vipers (BCHL) Humboldt Broncos (SJHL) Victoria, B.C.
2008 Humboldt Broncos (SJHL) Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL) Cornwall, Ont.
2007 Aurora Tigers (OPJHL) Prince George Spruce Kings (BCHL) Prince George, B.C.
2006 Burnaby Express (BCHL) Yorkton Terriers (SJHL) Streetsville, Ont.
2005 Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL) Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL) Weyburn, Sask.
2004 Aurora Tigers (OPJHL) Kindersley Klippers (SJHL) Grande Prairie, Alta.
2003 Humboldt Broncos (SJHL) Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL) Charlottetown, P.E.I.
2002 Halifax Oland Exports (MJAHL) OCN Blizzard (MJHL) Halifax, N.S.
2001 Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL) Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL) Flin Flon, Man.
2000 Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL) Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats (NOJHL) Fort McMurray, Alta.
1999 Vernon Vipers (BCJHL) Charlottetown Abbies (MJAHL) Yorkton, Sask.
1998 South Surrey Eagles (BCJHL) Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL) Nanaimo, B.C.
1997 Summerside Western Capitals (MJAHL) South Surrey Eagles (BCJHL) Summerside, P.E.I.
1996 Vernon Vipers (BCJHL) Melfort Mustangs (SJHL) Melfort, Sask.
Centennial Cup
1995 Calgary Canucks (AJHL) Gloucester Rangers (CJHL) Gloucester, Ont.
1994 Olds Grizzlys (AJHL) Kelowna Spartans (BCJHL) Olds, Alta.
1993 Kelowna Spartans (BCJHL) Châteauguay Élites (QJAHL) Amherst, N.S.
1992 Thunder Bay Flyers (USHL) Winkler Flyers (MJHL) Winnipeg, Man.
1991 Vernon Lakers (BCJHL) Sudbury Cubs (NOJHL) Sudbury, Ont.
1990 Vernon Lakers (BCJHL) New Westminster Royals (BCJHL) Vernon, B.C.
1989 Thunder Bay Flyers (USHL) Summerside Western Capitals (MJAHL) Summerside, P.E.I.
1988 Notre Dame Hounds (SJHL) Halifax Lions (MJAHL) Pembroke, Ont.
1987 Richmond Sockeyes (BCJHL) Humboldt Broncos (SJHL) Humboldt, Sask.
1986 Penticton Knights (BCJHL) Cole Harbour Colts (MJAHL) Cole Harbour, N.S.
1985 Orillia Travelways (OJHL) Penticton Knights (BCJHL) Orillia, Ont.
1984 Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL) Orillia Travelways (OJHL) Weyburn, Sask.
1983 North York Rangers (OJHL) Abbotsford Flyers (BCJHL) North York, Ont.
1982 Prince Albert Raiders (SJHL) Guelph Platers (OJHL) Prince Albert, Sask.
1981 Prince Albert Raiders (SJHL) Belleville Bulls (OPJHL) Halifax, N.S.
1980 Red Deer Rustlers (AJHL) North York Rangers (OPJHL) North York, Ont.
1979 Prince Albert Raiders (SJHL) Sherwood-Parkdale Metros (IJHL) Prince Albert, Sask.
1978 Guelph Platers (OPJHL) Prince Albert Raiders (SJHL) Guelph, Ont.
1977 Prince Albert Raiders (SJHL) Pembroke Lumber Kings (CJHL) Prince Albert, Sask.
1976 Rockland Nationals (CJHL) Spruce Grove Mets (AJHL) Rockland, Ont.
1975 Spruce Grove Mets (AJHL) Guelph CMC's (SOJHL) Edmonton, Alta.
1974 Selkirk Steelers (MJHL) Smith Falls Bears (CJAHL) Nepean, Ont.
1973 Portage Terriers (MJHL) Pembroke Lumber Kings (CJAHL) Brandon, Man.
1972 Guelph CMC’s (SOJHL) Red Deer Rustlers (AJHL) Guelph, Ont.
1971 Red Deer Rustlers (AJHL) Charlottetown Islanders (MJAHL) Charlottetown, P.E.I.
2019 NJAC: BRO 4 – PG 3 (Championship)
Boyko scored twice to lead the Bandits to their second national title.
2019 NJAC: BRO 4 – OTT 3 (Semifinal)
Boyko scored and set up the GWG to send the Bandits to the final.
2019 NJAC: PG 2 – OAK 1 (Semifinal)
Neaton turned aside 32 shots to lead the Spruce Kings into the final.
2019 NJAC: OAK 7 – OTT 4 (Preliminary)
Reeves scored a hat trick to help the Blades secure third place.