DOYLE CUP HISTORY
The 2019 Doyle Cup will again pit the winners of the BCHL and the AJHL head-to-head in a seven-game series. This year’s series is unique in the fact that the Brooks Bandits are the AJHL representative and also the host of the National Junior A Championship (formerly the RBC Cup), so that means both participants get an automatic berth in the year-end tournament. The Wenatchee Wild were the winners of last year’s Doyle Cup, earning a 4-1 series victory over the Spruce Grove Saints.
The Western Canada Cup – which involved the winners of all four Western Junior A leagues plus the host team – was held instead of the Doyle Cup from 2013 to 2017.
The Doyle Cup was donated by Penticton businessman Pete Doyle and his family in 1985 and is presented to the winner of the Best-of-7 series between the BCHL and AJHL playoff champions. Since the Cup was introduced the BCHL has won 21 of 30 championships. Vernon (BCHL) has won the most titles with eight, followed by the Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL) with five. Penticton and Surrey are the only other B.C. teams to have won multiple Doyle Cups.
From 1968 to 1984 there were 15 B.C./Alberta Championships as the event was not contested in 1970 or 1979. The BCHL won six titles, the AJHL captured eight championships and the Richmond Sockeyes of the PCJHL won in 1977. Penticton was the only B.C. team to win multiple BC/Alberta Championships.
The Winner of the Doyle Cup advances to the National Junior A Championship, as the representative for the Pacific Region.
|YEAR||BCHL REPRESENTATIVE||DOYLE CUP SERIES RESULT|
|2019||Prince George Spruce Kings||Won 4-2 over Brooks Bandits|
|2018||Wenatchee Wild||Won 4-1 over Spruce Grove Saints|
|2012||Penticton Vees||Won 4-1 over Brooks Bandits|
|2011||Vernon Vipers||Won 4-3 over Spruce Grove Saints|
|2010||Vernon Vipers||Won 4-3 over Spruce Grove Saints|
|2009||Vernon Vipers||Won 4-0 over Grand Prairie Storm|
|2008||Penticton Vees||Lost 4-1 to Camrose Kodiaks|
|2007||Nanaimo Clippers||Lost 4-1 to Camrose Kodiaks|
|2006||Burnaby Express||Won 4-2 over Fort McMurray Oil Barons|
|2005||Surrey Eagles||Lost 4-1 to Camrose Kodiaks|
|2004||Nanaimo Clippers||Won 4-1 over Grand Prairie Storm|
|2003||Vernon Vipers||Lost 4-2 to Camrose Kodiaks|
|2002||Chilliwack Chiefs||Won 4-2 over Drayton Valley Thunder|
|2001||Victoria Salsa||Lost 4-2 to Camrose Kodiaks|
|2000||Chilliwack Chiefs||Lost 4-1 to Fort McMurray Oil Barons|
|1999||Vernon Vipers||Won 4-1 over Calgary Canucks|
|1998||South Surrey Eagles||Won 4-2 over St. Albert Saints|
|1997||South Surrey Eagles||Won 4-1 over Fort McMurray Oil Barons|
|1996||Vernon Vipers||Won 4-3 over St. Albert Saints|
|1995||Chilliwack Chiefs||Lost 4-3 to Calgary Canucks|
|1994||Kelowna Spartans||Lost 4-2 to Olds Grizzlies|
|1993||Kelowna Spartans||Won 4-1 over Olds Grizzlies|
|1992||Vernon Lakers||Won 4-3 over Olds Grizzlies|
|1991||Vernon Lakers||Won 4-1 over Calgary Royals|
|1990||New Westminster Royals||Won 4-0 over Calgary Canucks|
|1989||Vernon Lakers||Won 4-2 over Red Deer Rustlers|
|1988||Vernon Lakers||Lost 4-0 to Calgary Canucks|
|1987||Richmond Sockeyes||Won 4-3 over Red Deer Rustlers|
|1986||Penticton Knights||Won 4-1 over Calgary Canucks|
|1985||Penticton Knights||Won 4-1 over Red Deer Rustlers|
|1984||Langley Eagles||Won 4-2 over Fort Saskatchewan Traders|
|1983||Abbotsford Flyers||Won 4-0 over Calgary Canucks|
|1982||Penticton Knights||Lost 4-3 to St. Albert Saints|
|1981||Penticton Knights||Lost 4-1 to St. Albert Saints|
|1980||Penticton Knights||Lost 4-0 to Red Deer Rustlers|
|1978||Merritt Centennials||Won 4-2 over Calgary Canucks|
|1977||Richmond Sockeyes||Won over Calgary Canucks|
|1976||Richmond Sockeyes||Lost 4-1 to Spruce Grove Mets|
|1975||Bellingham Blazers||Lost 4-2 to Spruce Grove Mets|
|1974||Kelowna Buckaroos||Won 4-1 over Red Deer Rustlers|
|1973||Penticton Broncos||Won 4-1 over Calgary Canucks|
|1972||Vernon Essos||Lost 4-2 to Red Deer Rustlers|
|1971||Penticton Broncos||Lost 4-3 to Red Deer Rustlers|
|1969||Victoria Cougars||Lost 4-2 to Lethbridge Sugar Kings|
|1968||Penticton Broncos||Won 4-1 over Edmonton Western|
Western Canada Cup history
From 2013 to 2017, the four Western CJHL leagues (BCHL, AJHL, SJHL and MJHL) competed for the Western Canada Cup (WCC) with the top-two finishers advancing to the RBC Cup. The WCC replaced the Doyle Cup (BCHL champion versus AJHL champion) and the Anavet Cup (SJHL champion versus MJHL champion).
In 2018, the BCHL and AJHL returned to the Doyle Cup series.
The WCC was a five-team event with the host team plus the winners of each of the four leagues. The top-two teams from the WCC advance to the RBC Cup national championship.
|2017||Penticton, BC||Chilliwack Chiefs, Penticton Vees||Vees finished 2nd|
|2016||Estevan, SK||West Kelowna Warriors||Warriors won WCC|
|2015||Fort McMurray, AB||Penticton Vees||Vees won WCC|
|2014||Dauphin, MB||Coquitlam Express||4th place|
|2013||Nanaimo, BC||Surrey Eagles, Nanaimo Clippers||Eagles Won WCC|