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The Canada West Universities Athletic Association (CWUAA) is a conference in U Sports (formerly known as "CIS"). The CWUAA men's hockey league is a 9-team top tier scholastic league operating in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. The CWUAA wins more CIS titles than any other conference. The CWUAA has 19 men's hockey titles to 2020. The other current conferences in USports are Ontario University Athletics (OUA) and Atlantic University Sport (AUS).

NOTE: See 2020-21 CWUAA Season for details on the cancellation of the 2020-21 conference season.

External links:


Previous Conferences[edit | edit source]

  • 1919-20 through 1961-62: Western Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union (WCIAU)
  • 1961-62 through 1971-72: Western Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Association (WCIAA) {sometimes referred to as Western Intercollegiate Athletic Association (WIAA)}
  • 1972-73 through 1984-85: Split in two: Canada West Universities Athletic Association (CWUAA) & Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC)
  • 1985-86 to present: Canada West Universities Athletic Association (CWUAA)


Participating Universities Chart[edit | edit source]

Click team name to go to team page.

Logo Current External Years
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Saskatchewan Huskies Official Site 1919-now
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Alberta Golden Bears Official Site 1919-now
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Manitoba Bisons Official SIte 1920-now
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UBC Thunderbirds Official Site 1962-now
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Calgary Dinosaurs Official Site 1965-now
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Regina Cougars Official Site 1977-now
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Mount Royal Cougars Official Site 2013-now
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Trinity Western Spartans Official Site 2020-now
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MacEwan Griffins Official Site 2020-now
Logo Former External Years
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Brandon Bobcats Official Site 1955-2002
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Winnipeg Wesmen Official Site 1969-1984
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Victoria Vikings Official Site 1970-1973
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Lakehead Norwesters Official Site 1973-1985
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Lethbridge Pronghorns Official Site 1985-2020

NOTES:

  • includes WCIAU, WCIAA, GPAC, and CWUAA seasons
  • Alberta played in 1919-1920 and 1927-now.
  • Manitoba played in 1920-24, 1940, 1947, 1957-61, and 1963-now.
  • UBC played in 1962-64 and 1967-now.
  • Brandon played in 1955, 1957, 1958, and 1970-2002.
  • Victoria is now in the BCIHL.
  • Lakehead is now in the OUA.



Table of Provincial/National Appearances[edit | edit source]

These are for the senior hockey era.

Team Year/Comp. Result
Manitoba Bisons 1910 Manitoba won title, no Allan Cup challenge
Alberta Golden Bears 1921 Alberta provincial final
UBC Thunderbirds 1921 B.C. won province too late for Allan Cup
Saskatchewan Huskies 1921 Westerns semi-finals
Manitoba Bisons 1922 Westerns quarter-finals
Saskatchewan Huskies 1923 Westerns won championship
Saskatchewan Huskies 1923 Allan Cup lost final series
Manitoba Bisons 1928 TB-Manitoba won league
Manitoba Bisons 1928 Westerns won championship
Manitoba Bisons 1928 Allan Cup won championship
Manitoba Bisons 1931 Worlds won championship

indicates team that qualified for the Western Allen Cup playoffs by winning the university title

Table of Seasons and Champions[edit | edit source]

Click on year to visit page for that season.
Click on team to visit team page.
Click on 1st column of U-Cup notes to visit U-Cup page for that season.
Until 1950 the champion was awarded the Halpenny Trophy. From 1951 onwards the champion was awarded the Hardy Trophy.


Table of WCIAU Champions[edit | edit source]

Year Champion Notes
1911 Alberta unofficial
1913 Alberta unofficial
1914 Alberta unofficial
1919 Saskatchewan ex v Alta
1920 Manitoba 1st official season
1921 Saskatchewan not on CW pdf
1922 Manitoba not on CW pdf
1923 Saskatchewan not on CW pdf
1924 Manitoba not on CW pdf
1925 no season exhibition game
1926 no season -
1927 Saskatchewan -
1928 no season -
1929 Saskatchewan exhibition game
1930 Saskatchewan not on CW pdf
1931 no results -
1932 no results -
1933 no results -
1934 Alberta not on CW pdf
1935 no results -
1936 Alberta -
1937 Alberta -
1938 Alberta -
1939 Alberta -
1940 Alberta -
1941-5 War
1946 Alberta -
1947 Alberta -
1948 Alberta -
1949 Alberta -
1950 Alberta -
1951 Alberta -
1952 Saskatchewan -
1953 Saskatchewan -
1954 Alberta -
1955 Alberta -
1956 Alberta -
1957 Alberta -
1958 Alberta -
1959 Saskatchewan -
1960 Alberta -
1961 Alberta -
1962 Alberta -

Note:

  • There was no University Cup in the foregoing seasons. In the pre-WW2 years, university teams competed for the Allan Cup. In 1923, Saskatchewan won the Western Allan Cup title then lost the national final. In 1928, Manitoba won the Allan Cup (as provincial champion), followed by the 1931 world championship.


Table of WCIAA Champions[edit | edit source]

Year Champion U-Cup Notes Other Qualifiers U-Cup Notes
1963 UBC 1-1 silver none
1964 Alberta 2-0 gold none
1965 Manitoba 2-0 gold none
1966 Alberta 1-1 silver none
1967 Saskatchewan 0-2 fourth none
1968 Alberta 3-0 gold none
1969 Alberta 2-1 bronze none
1970 Alberta 0-2 5th place none
1971 Alberta 1-2 fourth none
1972 Alberta 1-1 bronze none

Note:

  • In each of the foregoing seasons only the conference champion qualified for the University Cup. There were no wild-card nor host berths awarded.


Table of GPAC Champions[edit | edit source]

Year Champion U-Cup Notes Other Qualifiers U-Cup Notes
1973 Lakehead 0-2 quarters none
1974 Brandon 0-2 quarters none
1975 Brandon 0-2 quarters none
1976 Manitoba 0-1 regional Brandon (2nd) 0-1 regional
1977 Manitoba 0-2 quarters none
1978 Regina 0-2 pool 3rd none
1979 Regina 0-2 pool 3rd none
1980 Regina 2-1 silver none
1981 Brandon 0-2 pool 3rd none
1982 Regina 0-2 pool 3rd Brandon (wc) 0-2 pool 3rd
1983 Brandon 0-2 pool 3rd none
1984 Manitoba 0-2 quarters none
1985 Manitoba 1-2 quarters none


Table of CWUAA Champions[edit | edit source]

Pre-GPAC Merger[edit | edit source]

Year Champion U-Cup Notes Other Qualifiers U-Cup Notes
1973 Alberta 2-2 semi none
1974 Calgary 2-2 semis none
1975 Alberta 6-1 gold none
1976 Calgary 3-1 semis Alberta (2nd) 1-1 regional
1977 Alberta 2-1 silver UBC (sub) 1-1 semis
1978 Alberta 3-0 gold none
1979 Alberta 3-0 gold none
1980 Calgary 1-1 pool 2nd Alberta (sub) 3-0 gold
1981 Saskatchewan 2-1 silver Calgary (host) 1-1 pool 2nd
1982 Saskatchewan 2-1 silver none
1983 Saskatchewan 3-0 gold none
1984 Alberta 2-1-1 semis none
1985 Alberta 3-2-1 silver none


Post-GPAC Merger[edit | edit source]

Year Champion U-Cup Notes Other Qualifiers U-Cup Notes
1986 Calgary 0-2 quarters Alberta (host) 2-0 gold
1987 Saskatchewan 2-1 silver Alberta (host) 1-1 pool 2nd
1988 Calgary 0-1 semis none
1989 Alberta 0-1 semis none
1990 Calgary 0-1 semis none
1991 Alberta 1-1 silver none
1992 Alberta 2-0 gold none
1993 Alberta 0-1 semis none
1994 Lethbridge 2-0 gold none
1995 Calgary 0-1 semi none
1996 Calgary 0-1 semis none
1997 Alberta 0-1 semis none
1998 Saskatchewan 0-2 pool 3rd Alberta (sub) 1-1 pool 2nd
1999 Saskatchewan 1-1 pool 2nd Alberta (sub) 3-0 gold
2000 Saskatchewan 1-1 pool 2nd Alberta (sub) 3-0 gold
2000 Calgary (wc) 0-2 pool 3rd
2001 Alberta 0-2 pool 3rd none
2002 Alberta 1-1 pool 2nd Saskatchewan (wc) 0-2 pool 3rd
2003 Alberta 1-1 pool 2nd none
2004 Alberta 1-1 pool 2nd none
2005 Alberta 3-0 gold Saskatchewan (sub) 2-1 silver
2005 Manitoba (wc) 1-1 pool 2nd
2006 Alberta 3-0 gold Saskatchewan (sub) 1-1 pool 2nd
2007 Saskatchewan 0-2 pool 3rd none
2008 Alberta 2-1 gold Saskatchewan (wc) 1-1 pool 2nd
2009 Alberta 1-1 pool 2nd none
2010 Alberta 2-1 silver Manitoba (wc) 1-1 pool 2nd
2011 Alberta 0-2 pool 3rd Calgary (wc) 0-2 pool 3rd
2012 Saskatchewan 1-1 pool 3rd none
2013 Alberta 1-1 pool 2nd Saskatchewan (host) 0-2 pool 3rd
2014 Alberta 3-0 gold Saskatchewan (host) 2-1 silver
2015 Alberta 3-0 gold Calgary (2nd) 0-1 quarters
2016 Saskatchewan 1-2 fourth Alberta (2nd) 0-1 quarters
2017 Alberta 0-1 quarters Saskatchewan (2nd) 2-1 silver
2018 Alberta 3-0 gold Saskatchewan (2nd) 1-2 4th
2019 Alberta 2-1 silver Saskatchewan (2nd) 1-2 4th
2020 Saskatchewan 0-1 quarters UBC (2nd) cancelled
2021 cancelled
2022

NOTES:

  • (wc) indicates team qualified as national rotating wild-card team
  • (host) indicates team qualified as University Cup hosts
  • (sub) indicates team qualified as sub for University Cup hosts and/or CWUAA champion
  • (2nd) indicates team qualified as 2nd place team
  • from 1987 onwards there were no preliminary series nor qualifying tournaments played for University Cup qualification
  • from 2015 onwards the 2nd place team qualifies in the 8 team University Cup format
  • the conference had 3 reps in the 2000, 2005, and 2019 University Cups
  • the 2020 University Cup was cancelled before UBC could play their first games


All-Star Games[edit | edit source]

  • Dec 6, 1963 at Vancouver: Olympic Team 7 Canada West College All Stars 1
  • Dec 7, 1963 at Coquitlam: Olympic Team 5 Canada West College All Stars 2


Team Canada Juniors[edit | edit source]

When Team Canada prepares for the world juniors they usually play a local university team. In the west, during exam season for many players, that often entails putting together two or more teams. So these are not true "all-star" games but do involve an all-star-like blending of players from different teams. The CW teams usually also use Team Canada goaltenders because they usually have 4 goalies competing for spots.

NOTE: Team Canada won 8 games and Canada West teams won 5 games.

2011 Canada Juniors v Calgary/Lethbridge

There were similar games played by other conferences.

  • Dec 15, 1997 at Kitchener: Team Canada 3, OUA West 3 (tie)
  • Dec 16, 1997 at Kitchener: Team Canada 6, OUA East 4
  • Dec 15, 1999 at Kitchener: Team Canada v OUA All-Stars
  • Dec 16, 1999 at Kitchener: Team Canada v OUA All-Stars
  • Dec 16, 2000 at Toronto: Team Canada 5, OUA All-Stars 3
  • Dec 17, 2000 at Toronto: Team Canada 6, OUA All-Stars 5 (so)
  • Dec 13, 2001 at Toronto: Team Canada 4, OUA All-Stars 3
  • Dec 14, 2001 at Toronto: Team Canada v OUA All-Stars
  • Dec 14, 2002 at Halifax: Team Canada 5, AUS Selects 2
  • Dec 15, 2002 at Halifax: Team Canada 3, AUS Selects 2
  • Dec 14, 2003 at Kitchener: Team Canada 2 OUA All-Stars 0
  • Dec 15, 2003 at Kitchener: Team Canada 9 OUA All-Stars 1
  • Dec 14, 2010 at Toronto: Team Canada 6, OUA Selects 2
  • Dec 14, 2013 at Toronto: Team Canada 3, Toronto Selects 0
  • Dec 13, 2014 at Toronto: Team Canada 10, Toronto Selects 3
  • Dec 14, 2014 at Toronto: Team Canada 3, Toronto Selects 0

NOTE: The Toronto Selects were a combination of the Toronto Varsity Blues, York Lions, and Ryerson Rams.

Starting in 2015 a CIS/USports-wide select team, including CWUAA players, was chosen to play.

NOTE: USports/CIS teams have won 6 games and Team Canada has won 5 games under this format.

SOURCE: USports History

Logos[edit | edit source]

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Alternate 2017 Logos[edit | edit source]

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Team Logos[edit | edit source]

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