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Keystone Cup

The Keystone Cup

The Keystone Cup is the Junior B ice hockey championship and trophy for Western Canada. The Championship is the culmination of the champions of 12 hockey leagues in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Northwestern Ontario.

There is no National Championship for Junior B hockey in Canada, similar championships are held in Southern Ontario (Sutherland Cup), Ottawa District (Carson Trophy), Quebec (Coupe Dodge), and Atlantic Canada (Don Johnson Memorial Cup)—leaving five teams at the end of each year with a shared claim to being the best Junior B team in Canada.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Keystone Cup 2015 2
    • Round Robin 2.1
    • Championship Round 2.2
  • 2015 Roll of Champions 3
  • Champions 4
  • Most Top 3 Finishes by Province (since 1999) 5
  • External links 6

History

The Keystone Cup was donated to the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association by Keystone Sports from Selkirk, Manitoba. The original tournament took place in 1983 in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba and was won by the Selkirk Fishermen of the Manitoba Junior B Hockey League.

The championship is determined through a round robin of the winner of the Cyclone Taylor Cup in British Columbia, the winner of the Russ Barnes Trophy in Alberta, the winner of the Athol Murray Trophy in Saskatchewan, the Keystone Junior Hockey League, and the William Ryan Trophy in Northwestern Ontario. In previous years, the winner of the Keystone Jr. B League would have had to go through the Manitoba Provincial Junior B Hockey Championship, but in 2004 their only competition, the Northwest Junior Hockey League, folded. The same thing happened in the William Ryan Trophy Championship for the Thunder Bay Junior B League, as their only competition, the North of Superior Junior B Hockey League, folded in 2004.

Keystone Cup 2015

In Cold Lake, Alberta.

Keystone Cup Round Robin
Rank Team League W-L-T GF GA
1 Campbell River Storm VIJHL 4-1-0 23 12
2 North Edmonton Red Wings CapJHL 3-1-1 20 16
3 Saskatoon Quakers PJHL 3-2-0 14 13
4 Thunder Bay Northern Hawks TBJBHL 2-2-1 16 14
5 Cold Lake Ice NEAJHL/Host 1-3-1 15 9
6 Selkirk Fishermen KJHL 0-4-1 6 30

Round Robin

Round Robin
Game Away Score Home Score
April 16, 2015
1 N Edmonton 2 Cold Lake 2
2 Campbell River 4 Saskatoon 2
3 Selkirk 3 Thunder Bay 3
4 N Edmonton 5 Saskatoon 4
5 Cold Lake 2 Campbell River 4
April 17, 2015
6 Selkirk 1 Saskatoon 4
7 Thunder Bay 3 Cold Lake 1
8 N Edmonton 5 Campbell River 4
9 Saskatoon 4 Thunder Bay 3
10 Cold Lake 10 Selkirk 0
April 18, 2015
11 Thunder Bay 2 Campbell River 5
12 Selkirk 1 N Edmonton 7
13 Cold Lake 0 Saskatoon 5
14 Campbell River 6 Selkirk 1
15 N Edmonton 1 Thunder Bay 5

Championship Round

Championship Round
Game Away Score Home Score
Bronze Medal Thunder Bay 4 Saskatoon 5
Gold Medal North Edmonton 3 Campbell River 6

2015 Roll of Champions

Regional Champions

League Champions

Champions

Keystone Cup Champions
Year Champions Runners-Up Consolation Champions Host City
Pre-Keystone Cup Era
1978 Quesnel Millionaires Saskatoon Quakers --
1979
1980 Transcona Railers Selkirk Fishermen Notre Dame Hounds Winnipeg, MB
1981 Transcona Railers Northwest Americans Hudson Bay Saints Winnipeg, MB
1982 Saskatoon Quakers Hudson Bay, SK
Keystone Cup Era
1983 Selkirk Fishermen Saskatoon Wesleys Thunder Bay Hornets Portage la Prairie, MB
1984 Portage la Prairie Terriers Selkirk Fishermen Thunder Bay Hornets Schreiber, ON
1985 Vermilion Tigers Winnipeg, MB
1986 Vermilion Tigers Prince Albert North Stars Nipawin, SK
1987 Calgary Bruins Vermilion Tigers Vermilion, AB
1988 Warman Valley Crusaders Saskatoon, SK
1989 Columbia Valley Rockies Kinistino Tigers Stony Plain Flyers Gimli, MB
1990 Columbia Valley Rockies Calgary Bruins Invermere, BC
1991 Kinistino Tigers Lloydminster Bandits Stony Plain Flyers Stony Plain, AB
1992 Kinistino Tigers Saskatoon Chiefs Selkirk Fishermen Kinistino, SK
1993 Lloydminster Bandits Kinistino Tigers Selkirk, MB
1994 Kinistino Tigers Selkirk Fishermen Fort William Hurricanes Thunder Bay, ON
1995 Lloydminster Bandits Regina Capitals Lloydminster, SK
1996 Assiniboia Southern Rebels St. Albert Merchants Ridge Meadows Flames Sicamous, BC
1997 Grenfell Storm St. Malo Warriors Saskatoon Royals Grenfell, SK
1998 Ridge Meadows Flames Hearst Elans Winnipeg, MB
1999 Fort William Hurricanes Edmonton Royals Campbell River Storm Thunder Bay, ON
2000 Edmonton River Kings Airdrie Thunder Abbotsford Pilots Airdrie, AB
2001 Assiniboia Southern Rebels Ridge Meadows Flames Beaver Valley Nitehawks Maple Ridge, BC
2002 Sicamous Eagles Spruce Grove Regals Assiniboia Southern Rebels Assiniboia, SK
2003 Assiniboia Southern Rebels Spruce Grove Regals Richmond Sockeyes Portage la Prairie, MB
2004 Regina Capitals Richmond Sockeyes Red Deer Vipers Schreiber, ON
2005 Osoyoos Storm Saskatoon Royals Medicine Hat Cubs Medicine Hat, AB
2006 Red Deer Vipers Campbell River Storm Delta Ice Hawks Campbell River, BC
2007 Saskatoon Royals Fort Qu'Appelle Fort Knox Winnipeg Saints Fort Qu'Appelle, SK
2008 Sherwood Park Knights Norway House North Stars Grandview Steelers Selkirk, MB
2009 Richmond Sockeyes Thunder Bay Wolverines Saskatoon Royals Thunder Bay, ON
2010 Revelstoke Grizzlies Tri-Town Thunder Kamloops Storm Kamloops, BC
2011 Blackfalds Wranglers Sherwood Park Knights Pilot Butte Storm Sherwood Park, AB
2012 Abbotsford Pilots Thunder Bay Northern Hawks Whitecourt Wolverines Saskatoon, SK
2013 Richmond Sockeyes Saskatoon Royals Okotoks Bisons St. Malo, MB
2014 Beaver Valley Nitehawks Abbotsford Pilots Blackfalds Wranglers Abbotsford, BC
2015 Campbell River Storm North Edmonton Red Wings Saskatoon Quakers Cold Lake, AB
2016 TBD TBD TBD Regina, SK

Most Top 3 Finishes by Province (since 1999)

Keystone Cups by Province
Region Gold Silver Bronze Total
British Columbia 8 4 7 19
Alberta 4 6 5 15
Saskatchewan 4 4 4 12
Ontario 1 2 0 3
Manitoba 0 1 1 2

External links

  • Keystone Cup
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