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Windsor Bulldogs' team captain Lou Bendo holds the Bolton Cup after his team won it in 1963.

The Bolton Cup was awarded to the Eastern Canadian Champion of the Allan Cup playdowns until 2003.

After the 2003 Allan Cup the qualifying set up was changed. Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada were each given their own qualifying spots. Quebec and Ontario already had provincial championships set up and the Bolton Cup was retired.

Replacement Events

  • The Atlantic region championship became the Atlantic Cup which previously was the Atlantic region qualifier for the Bolton Cup.
  • The Ontario championship, the Renwick Cup became the final qualifier for what is called the Central region.
  •  Quebec's championship was the final qualifier for what is now the Eastern Region.
Bolton Cup Eastern Canada Champions
Year Champions Runners-Up
1960 Chatham Maroons* Hull Legion
1961 Galt Terriers* Amherst Ramblers
1962 Montreal Olympics Kapuskasing Kaps
1963 Windsor Bulldogs* Moncton Hawks
1964 Woodstock Athletics Ottawa Montagnards
1965 Sherbrooke Castors* Woodstock Athletics
1966 Sherbrooke Castors Guelph Royals
1967 Drummondville Aigles* Kingston Aces
1968 Victoriaville Tigres* Toronto Marlboros
1969 Galt Hornets* Victoriaville Tigres
1970 Orillia Terriers Victoriaville Tigres
1971 Galt Hornets* Grand Falls Cataracts
1972 Barrie Flyers
1973 Orillia Terriers*
1974 Barrie Flyers*
1975 Barrie Flyers
1976 Barrie Flyers
1977 Brantford Alexanders*
1978 Brantford Alexanders
1979 Petrolia Squires*
1980 Cambridge Hornets
1981 Petrolia Squires* Grand Falls Cataracts
1982 Petrolia Squires
1983 Cambridge Hornets*
1984 Cambridge Hornets
1985 Corner Brook Royals
1986 Corner Brook Royals*
1987 Brantford Motts Clamatos*
1988 Charlottetown Islanders
1989 Montreal-Chomedy Construction
1990 Montreal-Chomedy Construction*
1991 Charlottetown Islanders*
1992 Saint John Vito's *
No Eastern Canada Senior "AAA" Competition for 1993, 1994
1995 Truro Bearcats Only team entered
1996 Truro Bearcats Ohsweken Riverhawks
1997 Truro Bearcats Bothwell Bullets
1998 London Admirals Miramichi Tim Hortons Leafs
1999 London McMaster Chevys
2000 St-Georges Garaga Cambridge Hornets
2001 Dundas Real McCoys Petrolia Squires
2002 St-Georges Garaga* Dundas Real McCoys
2003 Lancaster Aquarius ThunderCats Cambridge Hornets

Teams marked with * won the Allan Cup that year