‘Centennial Cup’ returning next year

Press Release

As Canada’s National Junior ‘A’ Championship prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary in May in Portage la Prairie, Man., Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Junior Hockey League, has announced that Canada’s National Junior ‘A’ Championship will return to its original name–the Centennial Cup–starting in 2020.
The first Centennial Cup was launched in Manitoba. In 1971, the Red Deer Rustlers of the Alberta Junior Hockey League claimed the inaugural championship and Centennial Trophy with a win over the Charlottetown Islanders.
The final Centennial Cup was awarded to the Calgary Canucks in 1995, with the tournament being renamed the Royal Bank Cup from 1996-2018.
Schedule and
ticket information
Hockey Canada also announced schedule and ticket information for the 2020 Centennial Cup, set for May 9-17 at the 1,675-seat Stride Place.
The schedule features 10 preliminary-round games, including the host Portage Terriers’ tournament-opener at 2 p.m. CST on May 9 against the East region champions, along with two semifinals and the championship game.
Hockey Canada’s official broadcast partners, TSN and RDS, will broadcast the championship game while all other games will be available via livestream at video.hockeycanada.ca
Full-event ticket packages, which include one ticket to all 13 games, can be purchased at HockeyCanada.ca/Tickets for $200 plus applicable fees.
For more information on the 2020 Centennial Cup, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow along via social media on Facebook or Twitter.