After the 1969-1970 season Junior Hockey was divided into Major Junior and Junior A. Major Junior which was the Western Canada Hockey League for the province of Alberta continued to compete for the Memorial Cup  Junior A was now the main intra-provincial level of junior hockey in each province.  The Alberta Junior Hockey League was formed in 1964 and filled the Junior A Level in the province.

Alberta Junior Hockey League ChampionsEdit

After the Major Junior/Junior A split the playoff champion of the Alberta Junior Hockey League became the de facto provincial champions due to them being the only Junior "A" level league in the province.

From 1971 to 2012 the provincial champion would advance to a series with the Junior "A" champion of the province of British Columbia.  From 1971 to 1989 they would play for a spot in the Western Canada final with the winner of the series winning the Abbott Cup and advancing to the Centennial Cup final.  Starting in 1990 they would play for a berth in the National "A" championship with the Doyle Cup as the tournament was expanded to include more teams.  The Alberta-British Columbia championship was known as the Pacific Centennial Cup from 1971 to 1984 and the Doyle Cup from 1985 to 2012.

Starting with 2013 the provincial champion would advance to the Western Canada Cup.  With the new tournament the provincial champions of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba (plus a host team)  play for two spots at the Royal Bank Cup.

@- Won Centennial Cup or Royal Bank Cup

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