Hockey Central
Canadian College Hockey – Part 2
Hockey's Best-kept Secret
The University Cup
University CupWith the formation of the CIAU in 1961 as the governing body of intercollegiate athletics in Canada, the concept of national championships became a reality. The 1962-63 season saw the first CIAU championships held in hockey and basketball. The annual CIAU hockey champion has been awarded the University Cup since the first national championship was played. Queen's University and the Royal Military College of Canada – the two schools that participated in the first intercollegiate game in history – donated the University Cup to the CIAU in recognition of the contribution made to the game of hockey by outstanding university players.

During the course of its history, the format of the University Cup playoffs has varied. The first two tournaments in 1962-63 and 1963-64 were co-hosted by Queen's and the Royal Military College and featured four teams playing two semi-final games which led to a championship and consolation final. Since then the tournament has varied from four- to six-team fields featuring conference champions, host and wild card teams to progressive best-of-three regional series between conference champions. The championship tournament has been contested in sites across Canada from Edmonton and Calgary in the west to Moncton and Charlottetown in the east. For 10 seasons, from 1987-88 to 1996-97, the University of Toronto's Varsity Arena was host to the national tournament and from 1992-93 to 1996-97 Maple Leafs Garden was the site of the CIAU championship game. In 1997-98 the tournament returned to the west as the University of Saskatchewan earned the right to host the final for three seasons (1997-98 to 1999-2000) at Saskatchewan Place in Saskatoon.

Through 1998 a total of 13 teams have won the University Cup since 1962-63. The McMaster University Marlins, in their only tournament appearance the inaugural championship with a 3-2 victory over the UBC Thunderbirds. Joining McMaster as CIAU champions are the Toronto Golden Bears (8), the Moncton Aigles Bleus (4), the York Yeomen (3), the Acadia Axemen (2), the Trois-Rivieres Patriotes (2) and the Guelph Gryphons, Lethbridge Pronghorns, Manitoba Bisons, New Brunswick Varsity Reds, Saskatchewan Huskies and Waterloo Warriors who have each won the University Cup once. Of the 13 championship teams, two, Toronto and Alberta, have combined to win exactly half of the 26 University Cup titles.

Toronto, under the guidance of Tom Watt (CIAU coach of the year in 1971 and the National Hockey League's coach of the year with the Winnipeg Jets in 1981-82) won its first University Cup title in 1965-66. It was the first of Toronto's 10 titles and it began an unprecedented streak of success for the Varsity Blues as they would win seven University Cup competitions in a span of eight seasons from 1965-66 to 1972-73, including five straight from 1968-69 to 1972-73. The final four championships in Toronto's amazing streak came against the same opponent. From 1969-70 through 1972-73 the Varsity Blues would face the St. Mary's University Huskies of the AUAA for the national crown. St. Mary's, from Halifax, Nova Scotia, was coached by Bob Boucher, who would guide the Huskies to the AUAA championship eight times in nine seasons from 1968-69 to 1976-77. Toronto recorded one-goal victories in three of its four games with Huskies as the Varsity Blues won 3-2 in 1970 and 1973 and 5-4 in 1971. Back-to-back titles in 1975-76 and 1976-77 gave the Varsity Blues their eighth and ninth University Cup victories under Watt and Toronto won its 10th national championship in 1983-84 as Mike Keenan guided the team to a 9-1 victory over the Concordia Stingers.

The only team that can match the success of Toronto has been the Alberta Golden Bears. The Edmonton-based school has made a record 23 appearances at the University Cup tournament reaching the championship game on 12 occasions and winning the University Cup honors eight times, including once in each of the four decades of trophy competition. Alberta won its first title in 1963-64 and earned its second four years later with an exciting last-minute victory over Loyola College. Before a crowd of 12,000 at the Montreal Forum, Ron Cebryk netted the game-winning goal with only 17 seconds remaining to give the Golden Bears a 5-4 win over the hometown Warriors and the 1967-68 University Cup. For Alberta Golden Bears head coach Clare Drake the national title was his second of the season. Drake, who ended his 28 seasons behind the Alberta bench as the winningest coach in North American intercollegiate hockey with a record of 697-296-37, had earlier guided the Golden Bears football team to the 1967 Vanier Cup – the Canadian college football championship. It is the only time in CIAU history that one coach has won national championships in two sports during the same season.

For four seasons from 1976-77 to 1979-80, the Golden Bears were the dominant team in the CIAU as they appeared in four consecutive University Cup finals, winning three consecutively from 1977-78 to 1979-80. Alberta would win again in 1985-86 and capture their eighth title in 1991-92.

Toronto's cross town rival, the York University Yeomen, have also has a successful record in University Cup play, winning three CIAU championships in seven appearances. The Yeomen first won in 1984-85 with a 3-2 victory over Alberta as Don McLaren accounted for all of York's scoring with a first-period hat trick. The Yeomen would return to national prominence with consecutive championships in 1987-88 and 1988-89. Dave Chamvers guided the Yeomen to victory in 1985 and went on to become head coach of the NHL's Quebec Nordiques in 1989-90.

In 1980-81 the Moncton Aigles Bleus won their first of two consecutive University Cup titles with a 4-2 victory over Saskatchewan. With Jean Perron, the future coach of the 1986 Stanley Cup champion Montreal Canadiens, behind the bench Moncton would become one of the powerhouses of the CIAU. After winning in 1980-81, the Aigles Bleus would repeat in 1981-82 with another win over Saskatchewan. Louis Durocher's goal with 33 seconds remaining in regulation time capped a third-period comeback for Moncton which saw the Aigles Bleus score three goals to rally from a 2-0 deficit.

The 1980s saw the UQTR Patriotes emerge as one of Canada's premier teams. The team from Trois-Rivières, Quebec made eight University Cup appearances in 15 seasons and won the University Cup twice. Serving as host of the 1983-84 tournament, the Patriotes made their debut in the championship and finished fourth after dropping two games to eventual CIAU titlist Toronto. UQTR dominated the QUAA for the next several seasons and advanced to the 1985-86 title game where they lost 5-2 to Alberta. A year later, Clement Jodoin would take the Patriotes a step further as UQTR became the first team from the QUAA to win a national championship with a 6-3 win over Saskatchewan. UQTR's second title came in 1990-91 as they skated past the Golden Bears.

Moncton would capture its third and fourth University Cup titles in 1989-90 and 1994-95, but the Aigles Bleus are only the most successful of three teams from the AUAA which have won a total of seven University Cup championships. Acadia Axemen claimed the nation's top trophy twice, winning in 1992-93 and 1995-96. Since 1991-92, when they made their first appearance in the University Cup tournament, the Axemen have made five appearances in the tourney and have reached the championship game a total of four times. The latest AUAA team to capture the national crown is the Varsity Reds of the University of New Brunswick. After making appearances in the 1963-64 and 1983-84 tournaments, the Varsity Reds reached the championship game in 1996-97, dropping a 4-3 decision to the Guelph Gryphons. After losing the 1997 final, New Brunswick set its sights on returning to the final in 1997-98. With a team of veterans committed to a common goal, the Varsity Reds were ranked number one in the nation for all but one week of the season. They reached the University Cup final once again where they defeated conference rival Acadia 6-3.

Several teams have enjoyed success at the conference level, but have not been able to capture the University Cup. As noted earlier, St. Mary's lost four consecutive national finals to Toronto in the early 1970s. The Huskies disappointment can be matched by the Concordia Stingers, Calgary Dinosaurs and St. Francis Xavier X-Men.

Concordia was the dominant team in the Quebec Universities Athletic Association from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s. Leading the way was head coach Paul Arsenault who won 17 conference championships during his 22-season career. With Arsenault behind the bench, Concordia made nine appearances in the University Cup tournament and reached the championship twice, losing to Saskatchewan in 1983 and Toronto in 1984. Calgary and St. Francis Xavier have made nine and six visits, respectively, to the tournament without a title as both schools have yet to reach the championship final.

For the Saskatchewan Huskies and Guelph Gryphons, the disappointment of missed chances was washed away with a final victory. Dave King, longtime coach of the Canadian Olympic team and an NHL head coach with the Calgary Flames, returned to his alma mater in Saskatoon in 1979-80 and the former Huskies' forward built Saskatchewan into a force in the CWUAA. Under King, the current assistant coach of the Montreal Canadiens, the Huskies won three consecutive Canada West conference titles from 1980-81 to 1982-83 and advanced to the University Cup championship game in each season. The Huskies suffered disappointing losses to Moncton in the title game in their first two appearances before winning the 1982-83 national crown with a 6-2 victory over Concordia.

For Guelph, the road to the top was a long one as the Gryphons finally earned the University Cup in 1996-97 in their seventh appearance. Guelph made its first journey to the national championship in 1975-76 as OUAA champions and advanced to the title game before losing 7-2 to Toronto. Guelph would not return to the final game for 18 seasons, but when they did the Gryphons would play in four championship games in a span of four seasons from 1993-94 to 1996-97. The Gryphons lost 5-2 to Lethbridge in 1994 and 5-1 against Moncton in 1995 before winning the Cup in 1997, Marlin Muylaert was the driving force behind Guelph's success in the 1990s. In his first season at Guelph, Muylaert and the Gryphons missed the post-season. It would be the only time that Guelph would fail to qualify for the playoffs under Muylaert (who is married to former 1984 Canadian Olympic swimming gold medalist Anne Ottenbreit). From 1989-90 to their championship season of 1996-97, the Gryphons would qualify for the playoffs eight times, win two OUAA Queen's Cup conference titles, qualify for the University Cup tournament three times and win the CIAU title once.

Recently, the CIAU and NCAA have established a cross-border challenge match between the two national governing bodies. Named the World University Hockey Challenge, all-star teams from the CIAU and NCAA have faced-off against each other at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. In an exciting overtime victory, the CIAU took the inaugural game 6-5 in 1997. The NCAA won 3-1 in 1998.

The CIAU and the NHL
Although not known as a pipeline to the National Hockey League, the CIAU has sent its share of players, coaches and administrators to the professional ranks.

From hockey's beginning, players from Canadian universities have played a vital role in the development and expansion of the sport. In the early years, students from McGill, Queen's and Toronto helped to formulate hockey rules and develop the sport's equipment. Today, players from CIAU teams are skating for NHL teams as well as teams at other levels of professional hockey in North America and Europe.

Some of the great names in hockey started their hockey careers at Canadian universities. Hall of Famers Lester and Frank Patrick played collegiate hockey at McGill before moving on to make their mark in the NHL as players and coaches. Conn Smythe was the captain of Toronto's Varsity Blues in 1915 and went on to build the Toronto Maple Leafs into one of the NHL's most storied teams. Another former Canadian university student to have a direct impact on the NHL was Clarence Campbell. Campbell was a Rhodes Scholar from the University of Alberta who began his hockey career as an administrator and referee in local hockey leagues in Edmonton prior to World War II. He succeeded Red Dutton as president of the NHL in 1946 and during his 31 years as NHL president, Campbell helped to establish the NHL Pension Society in 1946 and spearheaded the league's expansion from six to 12 teams in 1967-68. The longest serving president in NHL history, he was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1966.

Another former Canadian university student would become most influential in the growth of the Stanley Cup into hockey's most prized trophy. When Lord Stanley of Preston donated the trophy named after him to Canadian hockey in 1893, one of the trustees he appointed to insure the integrity of the Cup was Philip Danshen Ross of Ottawa. The former McGill hockey and football star played an integral role in the decisions concerning the Stanley Cup and its evolvement into the oldest trophy in North American professional sport. Elevated to the Hall of Fame in 1976, Ross had served as trustee of the Stanley Cup for 56 years until his death in 1949.

In addition to the administration of the Stanley Cup, players from the CIAU had been members of Cup winning teams. Only 54 players in the history of the Stanley Cup have won five or more championships since the trophy was first awarded in 1893. Among those five-time Stanley Cup champions is Randy Gregg. A Defenceman with the University of Alberta, Gregg was a member of two CIAU national championship teams with the Golden Bears and was the 1979 recipient of the Senator Joseph A. Sullivan Trophy as the nation's most outstanding player. After graduating from Alberta with his degree in Medicine, Gregg was captain of the 1980 Canadian Olympic team and then played two seasons in Japan before joining the Edmonton Oilers where he was a member of five Stanley Cup championship teams, playing alongside the likes of Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Kevin Lowe, Jari Kurri, Grant Fuhr and Paul Coffey.

McGill is the home of 13 players to have won the Stanley Cup. Included among these champions are Hall of Famer Art Ross, the Patrick brothers, Percival Molson and Billy Gilmour. Among McGill's NHLers is goaltender Jack Gelineau, the winner of the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL's rookie of the year. Gelineau won the award in 1949-50 after recording three shutouts and a 3.28 goals-against average in 67 games.

Joining Gelineau on the NHL's honor roll is Al MacAdam. MacAdam played for the University of Prince Edward Island Panthers before embarking on an NHL career that would see him play 12 seasons with Philadelphia, Calgary, Cleveland, Minnesota and Vancouver. In 1979-80 he led the Minnesota North Stars in scoring and was the winner of the Bill Masterton Trophy which is awarded annually to the NHL player who best exemplifies perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.

One of the first collegians from western Canada to make the NHL was Alberta defenceman Dave MacKay who played one season with the Chicago Black Hawks in 1940-41. After his rookie season in "the Windy City," MacKay cut short his NHL career, and, like many Canadians, joined the war effort, serving three years with the Canadian Army Engineers.

The 1997-98 season saw several CIAU graduates in the NHL. The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim had two former Canadian collegians on their rosters as Steve Rucchin of the University of Western Ontario Mustangs centered two of the NHL's superstars – Teemu Selanne and Paul Kariya – and Brent Severyn of Alberta spent his sixth season in the league. Joining Rucchin and Severyn on NHL rosters were defenceman Cory Cross (Alberta) of the Tampa Bay Lightning, forwards Mike Kennedy (UBC) of Dallas and Stu Grimson (Manitoba) of Carolina. Theses players continue a line of CIAU student-athletes who have made their way to the NHL, following in the skate strides of players such as Bob Berry.

Berry played eight seasons in the NHL from 1968-69 to 1976-77 with the Montreal Canadiens and Los Angeles Kings after an outstanding career as an all-star forward with the Sir George Williams University Georgians of the Ottawa-St. Lawrence Athletic Association in the mid-1960s. Following his playing career, Berry served as head coach of Los Angeles, Montreal, Pittsburgh and St. Louis and was the runner-up for the Jack Adams Award as the NHL's coach of the year with the Kings in 1980-81.

Other Canadian collegians to play in the NHL include former goaltenders Ken Lockett of Guelph, (Vancouver Canucks), Toronto's Gary Inness (Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Washington), UBC's Ken Broderick (Minnesota, Boston), Ross McKay (Hartford) of Saskatchewan, Bernie Wolfe (Washington) of Sir George Williams and Jim Corsi (Edmonton) of Loyola and Concordia. Larry Carriere, a stalwart defenceman with Loyola College in Montreal, was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres 25th overall in the 1971 NHL Amateur Draft and played seven seasons with five NHL teams. He is now the assistant to the Sabre's general manager. Another blueliner of note was Bob Murdoch of the Waterloo Warriors. An OUAA all-star, Murdoch won the Stanley Cup with Montreal in 1971 and 1973 during a 12-year NHL career. He would go on to coach in the NHL with Chicago and Winnipeg.

The most prolific CIAU scorer to play in the NHL was Manitoba's Mike Ridley. The CIAU's outstanding player and freshman of the year in 1983-84, Ridley led the Bisons to two GPAC titles during his collegiate career before turning pro with the New York Rangers in the 1985-86 season. Scoring 22 goals and 65 points in his rookie season, Ridley was named to the NHL's All-Rookie Team that season. During a 12-year NHL career from 1985-86 to 1996-97, Ridley would score 292 goals and 466 assists for 758 points in 866 career games.

The CIAU can also be found behind the bench in the NHL as there have been a host of former Canadian college coaches in the league, including two winners of the Jack Adams Award. In 1997-98 there were several former CIAU coached plying their trade in the NHL. Among the bench bosses were Vancouver Canucks head coach Mike Keenan. Keenan, who guided the Toronto Varsity Blues to the 1984 CIAU title, has coached five NHL teams including one Stanley Cup champion and three Cup finalists. The Jack Adams Award winner in 1984-85 with Philadelphia, Keenan took the Flyers to the Stanley Cup finals in 1985 and 1987 and the Chicago Blackhawks in 1991-92 before winning the Stanley Cup with the New York Rangers in 1993-94. Keenan's career has also seen him guide Team Canada to Canada Cup championships in 1987 and 1991 and the Rochester Americans to the 1982-83 American Hockey League Calder Cup title.

The other CIAU coach to be named the NHL coach of the year is Tom Watt. Like Keenan, Watt was coach of the University of Toronto before turning pro and led the Varsity Blues to a CIAU record nine University Cup championships while compiling a career coaching record of 410-102-34 in 15 seasons. Watt won the Jack Adams Award in 1981-82 with the Winnipeg Jets. He would also coach Vancouver and Toronto during his career and was an assistant coach with Vancouver and Calgary, helping the Flames win the Stanley Cup in 1988-89.

Joining Keenan and Watt among the NHL coaching ranks was the Florida Panthers' Doug MacLean. The former UPEI player and New Brunswick Varsity Reds head coach guided the Panthers to the 1996 Stanley Cup finals and was a finalist for the Jack Adams Award that season. Relieved of his coaching duties midway through the 1997-98 season, MacLean has since been named manager of the NHL expansion Columbus Blue Jackets.

Also behind the bench for NHL teams in 1997-98 were Anaheim's Pierre Page (Dalhousie), Montreal assistant coaches Dave King (Saskatchewan) and Clement Jodoin (Trois-Rivieres), New York Rangers assistant Bill Moores (Alberta), New York Islanders assistant Wayne Fleming (Manitoba) and Vancouver assistant Terry Bangen (McGill. Clare Drake (ALberta), Harry Neale (Toronto), Gary Green (Guelph), Jean Perron (Moncton), George Kingston (Calgary), Dave Chambers (Saskatchewan, Guelph and Tork), Ron Smith (York), Conn Smythe (Toronto), Art Ross (McGill), George Burnett (McGill), Doug Carpenter (MacDonald College, Kevin Primeau (Alberta) and Charles Thiffault (Sherbrooke) are others to become head or assistant coached in the NHL after playing and/or coaching in the CIAU.

NHL front offices have also had their fair share of former CIAU coaches and players in important roles. John Blackwell, a former student trainer with Alberta served his eighth season as the Philadelphia Flyers' assistant general manager during 1987-98. Blackwell spent four seasons with Alberta in the late 1960s and early 1970s before joining the Edmonton Oilers in 1972-73 while they were a member of the World Hockey Association. He would spend 18 seasons with Edmonton in various roles in the front office and contribute to the Oilers' five Stanley Cup titles before moving on to the Flyers in 1990-91. Former Regina Cougars head coach Al Murray has served as the Los Angeles Kings director of amateur scouting since 1988-89. Jim Nill, a former forward with the Calgary Dinosaurs, has been the director of player development for the Detroit Red Wings for seven seasons.

On the World Stage
As well as its contribution to the NHL, the CIAU has made a significant contribution to Canada's role on the world hockey stage.

In August of 1962, Father David Bauer unveiled a plan to establish a Canadian national hockey team which would represent the country at the Olympics and World Championships. The Canadian Amateur Hockey Association accepted the plan and Bauer put together a group of top CIAU and senior players, who would prepare for international competition in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia. Prior to the national program, Bauer, the brother of NHL star Bobby Bauer, had guided the Toronto St. Michael's junior team to the 1961 Memorial Cup title. Bauer's success would carry over to Canada's national program as he officially began his role as coach on August 21, 1963.

In its first major competition, the Canadian national team, which had four members of the 1962-63 CIAU finalist UBC Thunderbirds on the roster, placed fourth at the 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria, with a 5-2-0 record. Canada's only losses were to the gold medal winning Russians and the Czechs, who won the bronze medal. Bauer, who was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1989, would continue with the national program through the 1968 Winter Olympics, winning a bronze medal at the World Championships in 1966 and 1967 and at the Grenoble Olympic Games. On the Canadian roster in 1968 were Ken Broderick, Barry MacKenzie and Terry O'Malley of UBC, Herb Pinder of Manitoba and Toronto's Steve Monteith.

Following the 1968 Olympic Games, Canada withdrew from international play over the issue of professionalism and it would not be until 1980 that Canadians would once again skate at the Olympic Games.

Prominent behind Canada's return to the Olympic stage was Father Bauer. Serving as the managing director, Bauer brought together a team composed mainly of CIAU players and selected Clare Drake (Alberta), Tom Watt (Toronto) and Lorne Davis to serve as co-coached. Between Drake and Watt, the two had combined to win 13 of 14 CIAU titles between 1966 and 1979.

Based in Calgary. the 1980 Canadian Olympic team included 15 CIAU players: Randy Gregg, who was selected captain, John Devaney, Don Spring, Kevin Primeau and Dave Hindmarch of Alberta; Warren Anderson, Joe Grant, Dan D'Alvise, Stelio Zupancich, Cary Farelli and Shane Pearsall of Toronto, UBC's Terry O'Malley and Ron Paterson, Paul MacLean of the Dalhousie Tigers and Jim Nill of Calgary. For O'Mallet, it was his third Olympic appearance having previously represented Canada in 1964 and 1968. In its return to the Olympics, Canada would finish sixth at Lake Placid, New York.

Following the 1980 Olympics, Hockey Canada decided to continue Bauer's national program on a full-time basis with the team headquartered in Calgary. Dave King of the University of Saskatchewan was named the head coach of Team Canada and the 1980 CIAU coach of the year would guide the team of three Olympics. Under King, Canada finished fourth at both the 1984 Games at Sarajevo, Yugoslavia and at Calgary in 1988 before winning a silver medal at Albertville, France in 1992. He would also coach Canada at four World Championship tournaments and participate in a gold medal win for Canada at the World Junior Championships in 1982. He added a bronze in 1983.

During King's tenure with Team Canada, he had several CIAU players as members of the Olympic team. In 1984 Warren Anderson and Darren Lowe (Toronto), Robin Bartel (Saskatchewan), Vaughn Karpan (Manitoba) wore the maple leaf, while George Kingston (Calgary) and Jean Perron (Moncton) served as King's assistants. Moncton's Claude Vilgrain was a member of the 1988 team and was joined Karpan and Gregg.

For both Gregg and Karpan, it marked their second stint with the Olympic program. There were no CIAU players on Team Canada at the 1992 Olympics in Albertville, but the 1994 team in Lillehammer, Norway had Saskatchewan defenceman Ken Lovsin on the roster. UQTR head coach Dany Dube was an assistant to head coach Tom Renney and George Kingston served in management as the team's director of hockey operations.

Besides the players on the Canadian Olympic team, there have been several players from the CIAU representing other countries at the Olympics and world championships. Ron Fischer of Calgary (1988, 1992) and Rock Amann of UBC (1992, 1994) were both members of Germany's Olympic team, while Regina's Rich Nasheim skated for Austria in 1994 and 1998. A trio of Calgary Dinosaurs represented the CIAU at the 1998 games in Nagano, Japan. Defenceman Chad Biafore staked for Italy and Matt Kabayama and Steve Tsujuira were members of the host Japanese Olympic team.

Even prior to Father Bauer's national program at UBC in 1964. Canadian university athletics had often represented their country internationally. In 1928 the University of Toronto Grads won the Olympic gold medal at St. Moritz. One member of the team was Dr. Joseph A. Sullivan. Playing goal for Canada, Sullivan earned two shutouts to backstop the Grads to an undefeated record. Following the Games, Sullivan would go on to serve in Canada's senate and the trophy awarded to the CIAU's outstanding player is named in his honor.

The CIAU has also represented Canada at the World Student Games five times since 1968. That season the Toronto Varsity Blues won a bronze medal for Canada at Innsbruck and in 1972 a CIAU all-star team won silver at Lake Placid. In 1980 the Alberta Golden Bears won the gold medal in Jeca, Spain and later earned a bronze medal in 1987 in Strbske Pleso, Czechoslovakia. Canada's was last represented at the World Student Games in January, 1997 by an all-star squad from the CWUAA, which came home with a bronze medal.

Over the years CIAU student-athletes and coaches have also represented Canada at international tournaments such as the Canada Cup, Spengler Cup, Izvestia Cup, the World Championships and the World Junior Championships. In the process they have helped to carry on the rich tradition of Canadian intercollegiate hockey.

CIS University Champions
Year Location Champion Score Runner-Up
1963 Kingston McMaster Maraudes 3-2 UBC Thunderbirds
1964 Kingston Alberta Golden Bears 9-1 Sir George Williams Georgians
1965 Winnipeg Manitoba Bisons 9-2 St. Dunstan's Saints
1966 Sudbury Toronto Varsity Blues 8-1 Alberta Golden Bears
1967 Calgsry Toronto Varsity Blues 16-2 Laurentian Voyageurs
1968 Montreal Alberta Golden Bears 5-4 Loyola Warriors
1969 Edmonton Toronto Varsity Blues 4-2 Sir George Williams Georgians
1970 Charlottetown Toronto Varsity Blues 3-2 Saint Mary's Huskies
1971 Sudbury Toronto Varsity Blues 5-4 Saint Mary's Huskies
1972 Sherbrooke Toronto Varsity Blues 5-0 Saint Mary's Huskies
1973 Toronto Toronto Varsity Blues 3-2 Saint Mary's Huskies
1974 Toronto Waterloo Warriors 6-5 Sir George Williams Georgians
1975 Edmonton Alberta Golden Bears 6-5 Toronto Varsity Blues
1976 Toronto Toronto Varsity Blues 7-2 Guelph Gryphons
1977 Edmonton Toronto Varsity Blues 4-1 Alberta Golden Bears
1978 Moncton Alberta Golden Bears 6-5 Toronto Varsity Blues
1979 Montreal Alberta Golden Bears 5-1 Dalhousie Tigers
1980 Regina Alberta Golden Bears 7-3 Regina Cougars
1981 Calgary Moncton Aigles Bleus 4-2 Saskatchewan Huskies
1982 Moncton Moncton Aigles Bleus 3-2 Saskatchewan Huskies
1983 Moncton Saskatchewan Huskies 6-2 Concordia Stingers
1984 Trois-Rivières Toronto Varsity Blues 9-1 Concordia Stingers
1985 Toronto York Yeomen 3-2 Alberta Golden Bears
1986 Edmonton Alberta Golden Bears 5-2 UQTR Patriotes
1987 Edmonton UQTR Patriotes 6-3 Saskatchewan Huskies
1988 Toronto York Yeomen 5-3 Western Ontario Mustangs
1989 Toronto York Yeomen 5-2 Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks
1990 Toronto Moncton Aigles Bleus 2-1 Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks
1991 Toronto UQTR Patriotes 7-2 Alberta Golden Bears
1992 Toronto Alberta Golden Bears 5-2 Acadia Axemen
1993 Toronto Acadia Axemen 12-1 Toronto Varsity Blues
1994 Toronto Lethbridge Pronghorns 5-2 Guelph Gryphons
1995 Toronto Moncton Aigles Bleus 5-1 Guelph Gryphons
1996 Toronto Acadia Axemen 3-2 Waterloo Warriors
1997 Toronto Guelph Gryphons 4-3 UNB Varsity Reds
1998 Saskatoon UNB Varsity Reds 6-3 Acadia Axemen
1999 Saskatoon Alberta Golden Bears 6-2 Moncton Aigles Bleu
2000 Saskatoon Alberta Golden Bears 5-4 UNB Varsity Reds
2001 Waterloo UQTR Patriotes 5-4 St. Francis Xavier X-Men
2002 Waterloo Western Ontario Mustangs 4-3 UQTR Patriotes
2003 Fredericton UQTR Patriotes 4-3 St. Francis Xavier X-Men
2004 Fredericton St.Francis Xavier Univeristy 3-2 (2 OT) UNB Varsity Reds
2005 Edmonton Alberta Golden Bears 4-3 (OT) Saskatchewan Huskies
2006 Edmonton Alberta Golden Bears 3-2 Lakehead Thunderwolves
2007 Moncton UNB Varsity Reds 2-3 (OT) Moncton Aigles Bleu
2008 Moncton Alberta Golden Bears 3-2 UNB Varsity Reds
2009 Thunder Bay UNB Varsity Reds 4-2 Western Ontario Mustangs
2010 Thunder Bay Saint Mary's Huskies 3-2 OT Alberta Golden Bears
2011 Fredericton UNB Varsity Reds 4-0 McGill Redmen
2012 Fredericton McGill Redmen 4-3 (OT) Western Ontario Mustangs
2013 Saskatoon UNB Varsity Reds 2-0 Saint Mary's Huskies
2014 Saskatoon Alberta Golden Bears 3-1 Saskatchewan Huskies
2015 Halifax Alberta Golden Bears 6-3 UNB Varsity Reds
2016 Halifax UNB Varsity Reds 3-1 St. Francis Xavier X-Men
2017 Fredericton