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Dudley-Hewitt Cup

The Dudley Hewitt Cup is the Central Canadian Junior "A" championship. The trophy is governed by the Canadian Junior Hockey League. The winner moves on to the Royal Bank Cup.

Prior to the creation of the Dudley Hewitt Cup and Callaghan Cup, all Eastern teams played in the Eastern Centennial Cup Championship.

Naming of Trophy

The trophy is named in honour of George Dudley and W. A. Hewitt who were two pioneers of amateur hockey in the province of Ontario.  Both men are members of the Hockey Hall of Fame.




A pre-selected host team plus the champions of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League, Ontario Junior Hockey League, and Superior International Junior Hockey League play a single round robin preliminary round followed by a the second and third place teams from the round robin meeting in the semifinal and the winner of that game meeting the first place team from the round robin in the championship game. The winner of the championship advances to the National Junior A Championship. If the predetermined host of this tournament also wins their league playoffs the runner-up qualifies as the league representative. This format has been used since the 2001-02 season when the Superior International Junior Hockey League began play.

Previous Formats


Central Canada Champions
Year Champions Runners-Up Host/Series
Eastern Canadian Champions
1971 Charlottetown Islanders (MJAHL) Detroit Jr. Red Wings (SOJHL) 4-2
1972 Guelph CMC's (SOJHL) Charlottetown Islanders (Independent) 4-0
1973 Pembroke Lumber Kings (CJHL) St. Jerome Alouettes (QJAHL) 4-1
1974 Smiths Falls Bears (CJHL) Thunder Bay Hurricanes (TBJHL) 4-3
1975 Guelph Biltmore Mad Hatters (SOJHL) Smiths Falls Bears (CJHL) 4-2
1976 Rockland Nationals (CJHL) Charlottetown Colonels (IJHL) 4-0
1977 Pembroke Lumber Kings (CJHL) Charlottetown Generals (IJHL) 4-0
1978 Guelph Platers (OPJHL) Charlottetown Eagles (IJHL) 4-2
Central Region Champions
1979 Guelph Platers (OPJHL) Hawkesbury Hawks (CJHL) 4-2
1980 North York Rangers (OPJHL) Joliette Cyclones (QJAHL) 4-2
1981 Belleville Bulls (OPJHL) Gloucester Rangers (CJHL) 4-3
1982 Guelph Platers (OJHL) Pembroke Lumber Kings (CJHL) 4-0
1983 North York Rangers (OJHL) Thunder Bay Kings (TBHL) 4-0
1984 Orillia Travelways (OJHL) Pembroke Lumber Kings (CJHL) 4-0
1985 Orillia Travelways (OJHL) Aurora Tigers (OJHL) 11-3 (@ 1985 CC)
1986 Orillia Travelways (OJHL) Brockville Braves (CJHL) 4-3
1987 Pembroke Lumber Kings (CJHL) Nickel Centre Power Trains (NOJHL) 4-1
1988 Pembroke Lumber Kings (CJHL) Thunder Bay Flyers (USHL) 4-0
1989 Thunder Bay Flyers (USHL) Pembroke Lumber Kings (CJHL) 4-0
1990 Longueuil College Francais (QPJHL) Sudbury Cubs (NOJHL) 4-3
1991 Thunder Bay Flyers (USHL) Sudbury Cubs (NOJHL) Hawkesbury, Ontario
1992 Thunder Bay Flyers (USHL) Kanata Valley Lasers (CJHL) Thunder Bay, Ontario
1993 Chateauguay Elites (QPJHL) Ottawa Senators (CJHL) St. Hubert, Quebec
1994 Chateauguay Elites (QPJHL) Thunder Bay Flyers (USHL) Timmins, Ontario
1995 Thunder Bay Flyers (USHL) Brampton Capitals (OPJHL) Thunder Bay, Ontario
1996 Newmarket 87's (OPJHL) Brampton Capitals (OPJHL) Cobourg, Ontario
1997 Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats (NOJHL) Milton Merchants (OPJHL) 4-1
1998 Milton Merchants (OPJHL) Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats (NOJHL) 4-2
1999 Bramalea Blues (OPJHL) Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats (NOJHL) 4-0
2000 Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats (NOJHL) Brampton Capitals (OPJHL) 4-1
2001 Thornhill Rattlers (OPJHL) Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats (NOJHL) 4-3
2002 Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats (NOJHL) Dryden Ice Dogs (SIJHL) 2-0
2003 Wellington Dukes (OPJHL) North Bay Skyhawks (NOJHL) Fort Frances, Ontario
2004 Aurora Tigers (OPJHL) North Bay Skyhawks (NOJHL) North Bay, Ontario
2005 Georgetown Raiders (OPJHL) St. Michael's Buzzers (OPJHL) Georgetown, Ontario
2006 Fort William North Stars (SIJHL) Sudbury Jr. Wolves (NOJHL) Thunder Bay, Ontario
2007 Aurora Tigers (OPJHL) Schreiber Diesels (SIJHL) Iroquois Falls, Ontario
2008 Oakville Blades (OPJHL) Newmarket Hurricanes (OPJHL) Newmarket, Ontario
2009 Kingston Voyageurs (OJHL) Fort William North Stars (SIJHL) Schreiber, Ontario
2010 Oakville Blades (OJAHL) Fort William North Stars (SIJHL) Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
2011 Wellington Dukes (OJHL) Huntsville Otters (OJHL) Huntsville, Ontario
2012 Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) Stouffville Spirit (OJHL) Thunder Bay, Ontario
2013 Minnesota Wilderness (SIJHL) St. Michael's Buzzers (OJHL) North Bay, Ontario
2014 Toronto Lakeshore Patriots (OJHL) Wellington Dukes (OJHL) Wellington, Ontario
2015 Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) Fort Frances Lakers (SIJHL) Fort Frances, Ontario
2016 Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL) Kirkland Lake, Ontario
2017 Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) Georgetown Raiders (OJHL) Trenton, Ontario
2018 Wellington Dukes  (OJHL)

Dryden Ice Dogs (SIJHL)

Dryden, Ontario
2019 Oakville Blades (OJHL) Hearst Lumberjacks (NOJHL) Cochrane, Ontario
2020 2020 Tournament cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
2021 2021 Tournament cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

See also