(1971 - 1995)
The Memorial Cup has been the top Junior trophy in Canada since 1919. In 1970, the top level of junior hockey was reduced to just three leagues. The remaining teams formed a new level initially known as Tier II Junior 'A'. These teams competed for their own national title and the new Centennial Cup. The trophies name is taken from Manitoba's 1970 Centennial year.
In time, this level of hockey became known as simply 'Junior 'A'' as the top level dropped their Major Junior 'A' label in favor of the Canadian Hockey League. The Centennial Cup gave way to the corporate sponsored Royal Bank Cup in 1995.
ROYAL BANK CUP
(1995 - Present)
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