The ANAVET Cup is an ice hockey trophy, won through a best-of-seven series conducted annually by the Canadian Junior Hockey League. It is played between the Turnbull Cup champions of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League and the Canalta Cup champions of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. The winner of the ANAVET Cup earns the western region's berth in the National Junior A Championship. The series has been contested since 1971, except from 2013 to 2017 when it was replaced by the Western Canada Cup.[1]

Portage Terriers hoist ANAVET Cup (2005)
SportIce hockey
Given forWestern regional champion of Canadian Junior Hockey League
First award1971
Most wins
Most recentPortage Terriers (2019)

The term "ANAVET" comes from the Canadian non-for-profit organization ANAVETS, or Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada.[1]

The Western region's ANAVET Cup Champion traditionally played against the Pacific region's Doyle Cup champion for the Abbott Cup, the Western Canadian Championship. However, the Abbott Cup diminished in importance following the reorganization of the national championship in 1990. The Abbott Cup was then presented to the winner of the round-robin game, between the Pacific champion and Western champion, during the larger national competition; this practice ended, and the Abbott Cup was retired, after the 1999 season.


  • Champions in bold
Western Junior "A" Champions
Year MJHL Champion SJHL Champion Series
1971St. Boniface SaintsWeyburn Red Wings4-2
1972Dauphin KingsHumboldt Broncos2-4
1973Portage TerriersHumboldt Broncos3-2 (D)
1974Selkirk SteelersPrince Albert Raiders4-2
1975Selkirk SteelersSwift Current Broncos4-0
1976Selkirk SteelersPrince Albert Raiders1-4
1977Dauphin KingsPrince Albert Raiders1-4
1978Kildonan North StarsPrince Albert Raiders0-4
1979Selkirk SteelersPrince Albert Raiders1-4
1980Selkirk SteelersPrince Albert Raiders2-4
1981St. Boniface SaintsPrince Albert Raiders1-4
1982Winnipeg South BluesPrince Albert Raiders2-4
1983Dauphin KingsYorkton Terriers4-1
1984Selkirk SteelersWeyburn Red Wings2-4
1985Selkirk SteelersEstevan Bruins1-4
1986Winnipeg South BluesHumboldt Broncos4-3
1987Selkirk SteelersHumboldt Broncos0-4
1988Winnipeg South BluesNotre Dame Hounds0-4
1989Winnipeg South BluesHumboldt Broncos1-4
1990Portage TerriersNipawin Hawks2-4
1991Winkler FlyersYorkton Terriers1-4
1992Winkler FlyersMelfort Mustangs4-1
1993Dauphin KingsFlin Flon Bombers2-4
1994St. Boniface SaintsWeyburn Red Wings3-4
1995Winnipeg South BluesWeyburn Red Wings4-2
1996St. James CanadiansMelfort Mustangs0-4
1997St. James CanadiansWeyburn Red Wings1-4
1998Winkler FlyersWeyburn Red Wings3-4
1999OCN BlizzardEstevan Bruins2-4
2000OCN BlizzardNorth Battleford North Stars1-4
2001OCN BlizzardWeyburn Red Wings2-4
2002OCN BlizzardKindersley Klippers4-1
2003OCN BlizzardHumboldt Broncos1-4
2004Selkirk SteelersKindersley Klippers3-4
2005Portage TerriersYorkton Terriers4-2
2006Winnipeg South BluesYorkton Terriers1-4
2007Selkirk SteelersHumboldt Broncos4-3
2008Portage TerriersHumboldt Broncos0-4
2009Portage TerriersHumboldt Broncos3-4
2010Dauphin KingsLa Ronge Ice Wolves4-1
2011Portage TerriersLa Ronge Ice Wolves4-3
2012Portage TerriersHumboldt Broncos3-4
2013-2017: replaced by Western Canada Cup
2018Steinbach PistonsNipawin Hawks4-2
2019Portage TerriersBattlefords North Stars4-1[2]

Results by team

  • results as of 2019 ANAVET Cup
Team League Champions Runners-up Total
Humboldt BroncosSJHL7310
Prince Albert Raiders*SJHL718
Weyburn Red WingsSJHL527
Portage TerriersMJHL448
Selkirk SteelersMJHL3710
Winnipeg BluesMJHL246
Dauphin KingsMJHL235
Yorkton TerriersSJHL224
Estevan BruinsSJHL22
OCN BlizzardMJHL145
St. Boniface SaintsMJHL123
Winkler FlyersMJHL123
Kindersley KlippersSJHL112
Melfort MustangsSJHL112
Nipawin HawksSJHL112
North Battleford North StarsSJHL112
Flin Flon BombersSJHL11
Notre Dame HoundsSJHL11
Steinbach PistonsMJHL11
La Ronge Ice WolvesSJHL22
St. James Canadians*MJHL22
Swift Current Broncos*SJHL11
Kildonan North Stars*MJHL11
* denotes team is defunct or no longer part of the league

Results by league

  • results as of 2018 ANAVET Cup
League Champions Runners-up Total
Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League291544
Manitoba Junior Hockey League1529


  1. "ANAVET CUP RETURNS AFTER BRIEF HIATUS". Manitoba Junior Hockey League. 8 March 2018.
  2. "Terriers win ANAVET Cup". Portage Online. 3 May 2019.
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