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The Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) was a member of the Canadian Interuniversity Athletics Union (CIAU). It was formed in 1972 when the Western Intercollegiate Athletic Association split in two. The western teams (Victoria, UBC, Alberta, Calgary, and Saskatchewan) formed the Canada West Universities Athletic Association while the eastern teams (Brandon, Manitoba, Winnipeg, Lakehead from the ICHA, and later Regina) formed the GPAC (usually referred to as "G Pac"). This situation continued until 1985 when the two leagues reunited under the Canada West banner in hockey, and in 1988 in all sports.

Participating Universities[]


List of Seasons and Champions[]

Click on the links in the “Season” column to go to the page for that season. Click on the “Champion” column to go to the University Cup games for that team.

Season Champion Runner-up Final Series
1972-73 Lakehead Winnipeg no playoffs
1973-74 Brandon Winnipeg no playoffs
1974-75 Brandon Manitoba no playoffs
1975-76 Manitoba Brandon no playoffs
1976-77 Manitoba Regina no playoffs
1977-78 Regina Lakehead 2-1
1978-79 Regina Manitoba 2-0
1979-80 Regina Brandon 2-1
1980-81 Brandon Manitoba 2-0
1981-82 Regina Brandon 2-1
1982-83 Brandon Manitoba 2-1
1983-84 Manitoba Brandon 2-1
1984-85 Manitoba Regina 2-0

Logos and Photos[]

Brandon Bobcats Logo

Winnipeg Wesmen 80s Logo

Winnipeg Wesmen logo

Wesmen Uniter Story

Winnipeg Wesmen wordmark

Norwesters 60s


Lakehead Nor'westers 1970s

Dwight Stirrett, Dave Siciliano, and Murray Smith

Manitoba Bisons Logo

Bisons v Team Canada Juniors 2004

Regina Cougars Original Logo

Also see[]

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