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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 an 8-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 18 men's hockey titles to 2017. The other current conferences in U Sports are Ontario University Athletics (OUA) and Atlantic University Sport (AUS).

External links:

Previous ConferencesEdit

  • 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 ChartEdit

Click team name to go to team page.

Logo Current External Years
Sask-head-50x50
Saskatchewan Huskies Official Site 1919-now
Alberta-50px
Alberta Golden Bears Official Site 1919-1920 1927-now
Manitoba-50px-headonly
Manitoba Bisons Official SIte 1920-24, 40, 47, 57-61, 1963-now
UBC-50x50-head
UBC Thunderbirds Official Site 1962-64, 1967-now
Calgary-50x50-head
Calgary Dinosaurs Official Site 1965-now
Regina-body-50x50c
Regina Cougars Official Site 1977-now
Lethbridge-50x50-head
Lethbridge Pronghorns Official Site 1985-now
Mount-Royal-head-50x50
Mount Royal Cougars Official Site 2013-now
Logo Former External Years
Brandon-50x50
Brandon Bobcats Official Site 1955 1957-1958 1970-2002
Winnipeg-W-red-white
Winnipeg Wesmen Official Site 1969-1984
Victoria-hockey-50x50
Victoria Vikings Official Site 1970-73 – now in BCIHL
Lakehead-norwesters-leaf-b&w-50x50
Lakehead Norwesters Official Site 1973-85
Logo Other Leagues External Years
TrinityWestern-2010-blue-72x72
Trinity Western Spartans Official Site none – in BCIHL
Macewan-logogmu
MacEwan Griffins Official Site none – in ACAC
  • includes WCIAU, WCIAA, GPAC, and CWUAA seasons

Table of Provincial/National AppearancesEdit

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

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 ChampionsEdit

Year Champion Notes
1911 Albertaunofficial
1913 Albertaunofficial
1914 Albertaunofficial
1919 Saskatchewanex v Alta
1920 Manitoba1st official season
1921 Saskatchewannot on CW pdf
1922 Manitobanot on CW pdf
1923 Saskatchewannot on CW pdf
1924 Manitobanot on CW pdf
1925 no seasonexhibition game
1926 no season -
1927 Saskatchewan -
1928 no season -
1929 Saskatchewan exhibition game
1930 Saskatchewannot on CW pdf
1931 no results -
1932 no results -
1933 no results -
1934 Albertanot 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 ChampionsEdit

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 ChampionsEdit

Year Champion U-Cup Notes Other Qualifiers U-Cup Notes
1973 Lakehead 0-2 quarter-finals none
1974 Brandon 0-2 quarter-finals none
1975 Brandon 0-2 quarter-finals none
1976 Manitoba 0-1 regional Brandon (2nd) 0-1 regional
1977 Manitoba 0-2 quarter-finals 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 quarter-finals none
1985 Manitoba 1-2 quarter-finals none

Table of CWUAA ChampionsEdit

Pre-GPAC MergerEdit

Year Champion U-Cup Notes Other Qualifiers U-Cup Notes
1973 Alberta 2-2 semi-finals none
1974 Calgary 2-2 semi-finals none
1975 Alberta 6-1 gold none
1976 Calgary 3-1 semi-finals Alberta (2nd) 1-1 regional
1977 Alberta 2-1 silver UBC (sub) 1-1 semi-finals
1978 Alberta 3-0 gold none
1979 Alberta 3-0 gold none
1980 Calgary 1-1 pool 2nd Alberta (sub Regina) 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 semi-finals none
1985 Alberta 3-2-1 silver none

Post-GPAC MergerEdit

Year Champion U-Cup Notes Other Qualifiers U-Cup Notes
1986 Calgary 0-2 quarter-finals Alberta (host) 2-0 gold
1987 Saskatchewan 2-1 silver Alberta (host) 1-1 pool 2nd
1988 Calgary 0-1 semi-finals none
1989 Alberta 0-1 semi-finals none
1990 Calgary 0-1 semi-finals none
1991 Alberta 1-1 silver none
1992 Alberta 2-0 gold none
1993 Alberta 0-1 semi-finals none
1994 Lethbridge 2-0 gold none
1995 Calgary 0-1 semi-finals none
1996 Calgary 0-1 semi-finals none
1997 Alberta 0-1 semi-finals 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 quarter-finals
2016 Saskatchewan 1-2 fourth Alberta (2nd) 0-1 quarter-finals
2017 Alberta 0-1 quarter-finals Saskatchewan (2nd) 2-1 silver
2018  ? ?  ? (2nd)  ?

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 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 and 2005 University Cups

All-Star GamesEdit

  • 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 JuniorsEdit

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.

  • Dec. 14, 2004 at Winnipeg: Manitoba Bisons 4, Team Canada 2
  • Dec. 15, 2004 at Winnipeg: Team Canada 6, Manitoba Bisons 3
  • Dec, 15, 2006 at Calgary: Calgary/Lethbridge 5, Team Canada 4 Story/Stats
  • Dec. 15, 2009 at Saskatoon: Sask./Regina 4, Team Canada 2 Faceoff Story
  • Dec. 17, 2011 at Calgary: Team Canada 7, Calgary/Lethbridge 4 UC Story
  • Dec. 12, 2012 at Edmonton: Alberta Golden Bears 4, Team Canada 1 TSN Story Sportsnet Story
  • Dec. 13, 2012 at Calgary: Team Canada 2, Calgary/Lethbridge/MRU 0 TSN Story Sportsnet Story UC Story
Cal-Leth-v-Canada-2011-12-13

2011 Canada Juniors v Calgary/Lethbridge

There were similar games played by other conferences.

  • Dec. 14, 2002 at Acadia: AUS Selects 2, Team Canada 5
  • Dec. 15, 2002 at Acadia: AUS Selects 2, Team Canada 3
  • Dec. 14, 2010 at Toronto: Team Canada 6, OUA Selects 2
  • Dec. 14, 2013 at Toronto: Team Canada 3, Team Toronto 0
  • Dec. 13, 2014 at Toronto: Team Canada 10, Toronto Selects 3
  • Dec. 14, 2014 at Toronto: Team Canada 3, Toronto Selects 0

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

  • Dec. 12, 2015 at Toronto: CIS All-Stars 5, Team Canada 4 (SO)
  • Dec. 13, 2015 at Toronto: Team Canada 5, CIS All-Stars 0
  • Dec. 12, 2016 at Toronto: Team Canada 5, U Sports All-Stars 3
  • Dec. 13, 2016 at Toronto: Team Canada 3, U Sports All-Stars 0

Also seeEdit

National links:

Western links:

Atlantic links:

Ontario-Quebec links:

College links:

External LinksEdit

LogosEdit

CWUAA-1973-400x400
CWUAA-1995-160x120
CWUAA-2003-300x300
CWUAA-GPAC-banner
Alberta-hockey-73x73
Calgary-2013-73x73
Lethbridge-73x73
Manitoba-150x150
MRU-2010-73x73
Regina-120x120
Sask-green-400x400
UBC-no-words-110x110
Brandon-250x250
Winnipeg-W-red-white-1970s-116x116
Victoria-V-2015-73x73
Lakehead-Norwesters-mascot-400x400

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