The Penticton Vees (BCHL) were awarded the 2021 Centennial Cup (National Junior A Championship). However, at the same time, Hockey Canada awarded the 2022 Centennial Cup to the Estevan Bruins (SJHL) in an unprecedented move due to the strength of Estevan’s bid package for 2021. For complete details, click on the “2022 Centennial Cup in Estevan” tab on www.estevanbruins.com.
The Estevan Bruins Junior A Hockey Club has formally submitted a bid to Hockey Canada applying to be named as the host for the 2021 National Junior A Championship.
The National Junior A Championship is a five-team tournament held in mid-May to determine the top team in the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) every season. Four champions (Pacific, West, Central, East) and the host team compete in an 8-day tournament format.
Formal bids for the 2021 Championship had to be submitted by April 30th, 2019. Between May and June, Hockey Canada will short-list the applicants to 1-3 candidates for an in-person interview. Following that, Hockey Canada will choose the successful applicant which will be announced at least 18 months prior to the tournament beginning.