As a result of the first place finish in the regular season, the Gerard Gagnon coached Patriotes then headed to Camrose, Alberta for the CCAA National Hockey Championships. In round robin play, the Patriotes posted a 5-2 win over Cape Breton and dropped a 7-5 decision to the Camrose Lutheran College Vikings. In semi final action, the Patriotes doubled the NAIT Ooks 4-2. In the championship final, Mario Thyer tallied twice for the Patriotes en route to a 4-1 victory over the Humber College Hawks. It was St-Laurent's only podium finish in three appearances at nationals.
National championship banner hopes were dashed when the Ooks dropped a 4-2 decision to the eventual CCAA champions, the St-Laurent Patriotes in the semi finals of the Camrose event. The Ooks brought home bronze medals after a 5-3 win over the hometown Camrose Lutheran College Vikings.
Each team equaled or bettered the placing of their predecessor. Following a fourth place finish by the Red River College Rebels of Winnipeg at the 1986 CCAA Hockey National Championships in Kamloops, British Columbia, Brandon, Manitoba was scheduled to host the 1987 CCAA Hockey National Championships. It was not to be.
When the conference withdrew from the CCAA prior to the start of the 1986-87 season, Camrose, Alberta stepped up to host the 1987 CCAA Hockey National Championships and became the first community to host the event for a second time where the Camrose Lutheran College Vikings placed fourth.
Round-robin[edit | edit source]
- 3/24: Camrose Lutheran Vikings - Cape Breton Capers 9:3
- 3/25: Humber Hawks - Cariboo Chiefs 7:6
- 3/25: NAIT Ooks - Kelsey Institute Amaruks 4:1
- 3/25: St-Laurent Patriotes - Cape Breton Capers 5:2
- 3/26: Kelsey Institute Amaruks - Cariboo Chiefs 7:6
- 3/26: Camrose Lutheran Vikings - St-Laurent Patriots 7:5
Semifinals[edit | edit source]
- 3/27: St-Laurent Patriotes - NAIT Ooks 4:2
- 3/27: Humber Hawks - Camrose Lutheran Vikings 7:6
Final[edit | edit source]
- 3/28: St-Laurent Patriotes - Humber Hawks 4:1
3rd place game[edit | edit source]
- 3/28: NAIT Ooks - Camrose Lutheran Vikings 5:3