League championEdit

West Kootenay League: Trail Smoke Eaters

Independent teamEdit

The Pacific Coast Hockey League (PCHL) was under the Amateur Hockey Association of the United States.

Both the Vancouver Canucks and the New Westminster Royals were playing in the PCHL and were also members of the British Columbia Amateur Hockey Association. Both teams wanted to challenge for the Allan Cup. Vancouver had obligations to play in the PCHL's playoffs but New Westminster finished out of the playoffs. They challenged Trail for the provincial title.

The Vancuver Canucks eventually won the PCHL title and the 1945-46 United States National Senior Championship.


Best of 5

Date Winner Loser Location
March 21 New Westminster 6 Trail 5 Trail
March 23 Trail 3 New Westminster 2 Trail
March 25 New Westminster 4 Trail 3 Trail
March 27 Trail 5 New Westminster 4 Trail
March 29 Trail 5 New Westminster 3 Trail

Trail Smoke Eaters beat New Westminster Royals 3 wins to 2.

Trail Smoke Eaters advanced to the 1945-46 Western Canada Allan Cup Playoffs.

See AlsoEdit

List of British Columbia Senior Playoffs

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