The Pacific region's Doyle Cup Champion traditionally played the Western region's Anavet Cup champion for the Abbott Cup, the Western Canadian Championship. However, the Abbott Cup diminished in importance following the reorganization of the Royal Bank Cup 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 Royal Cup competition; this practice ended, and the Abbott Cup was retired, after the 1999 Royal Cup.
The BCHL was known as the BCJHL until 1990
Also in 1976 and 1977 a PCJHL champion defeated the BCJHL champion at the Mowat Cup to advance to this round.