1988 Centennial Cup

The 1988 Centennial Cup is the 18th Junior "A" 1988 ice hockey National Championship for the Canadian Junior A Hockey League.

1988 Manitoba Centennial Cup
Centennial Cup Logo Late 80s.png
Tournament details
DatesMay 1988
Venue(s)Pembroke, Ontario
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svgNotre Dame Hounds (1st title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svgHalifax Lions
Third place Bronze medal blank.svgPembroke Lumber Kings
Fourth placeThunder Bay Flyers
Tournament statistics
Matches played8
Scoring leader(s)Rod Brind'Amour (Notre Dame)
MVPRod Brind'Amour (Notre Dame)
Ornate gold-plated bowl mounted on a wooden plinth atop a two-tier rectangular wooden base adorned with name plates
The Centennial Cup

The Centennial Cup was competed for by the winners of the Abbott Cup, Dudley Hewitt Cup, the Callaghan Cup, and a 'Host' team.

The tournament was hosted by the Pembroke Lumber Kings in the city of Pembroke, Ontario.

The PlayoffsEdit

The Thunder Bay Flyers coached by Dave Siciliano won the United States Hockey League playoffs, despite that the team had 13 rookies. The Ottawa Citizen credited the team's success to its skating ability, puck control and aggressive forechecking.[1] The Pembroke Lumber Kings defeated the Flyers in four consecutive games in the Dudley Hewitt Cup playoffs to determine the Central Canada "Junior A" champion.[2] Since the Lumber Kings hosted the 1988 Centennial Cup tournament and received an automatic berth, the Flyers advanced to the Centennial Cup tournament as the Dudley Hewitt Cup finalists.[3]

Round RobinEdit

Rank Team League Ticket W-L GF GA
1 # Halifax Lions MVJHL Callaghan Cup 2-1 17 14
2 x Notre Dame Hounds SJHL Abbott Cup 2-1 18 16
3 x Pembroke Lumber Kings CJHL Host 2-1 15 13
4 Thunder Bay Flyers USHL Dudley Hewitt Cup finalists 0-3 15 22

Note: # - denotes team advanced to the final.

Note: x - denotes teams who have advanced to the semi-final.


Halifax Lions defeated Pembroke Lumber Kings 6-4
Notre Dame Hounds defeated Halifax Lions 6-5
Pembroke Lumber Kings defeated Thunder Bay Flyers 7-4
Notre Dame Hounds defeated Thunder Bay Flyers 9-7
Halifax Lions defeated Thunder Bay Flyers 6-4 OT
Pembroke Lumber Kings defeated Notre Dame Hounds 4-3 3OT

Semi and FinalsEdit

Semi-finals Royal Bank Cup Finals
1 Halifax Lions 2
3 Notre Dame Hounds 3
2 Notre Dame Hounds 7
3 Pembroke Lumber Kings 3


Most Valuable Player: Rod Brind'Amour (Notre Dame Hounds)
Top Scorer: Rod Brind'Amour (Notre Dame Hounds)
Most Sportsmanlike Player: Colin Power (Halifax Lions)
Top Defenceman: Kevin Reed (Pembroke Lumber Kings)

All-Star TeamEdit


Rod Brind'Amour (Notre Dame Hounds)
Duane Saulnier (Halifax Lions)
Brian Downey(Pembroke Lumber Kings)


Joby Messier (Notre Dame Hounds)
Kevin Reed (Pembroke Lumber Kings)


Darin Baker (Halifax Lions)

Roll of League ChampionsEdit

AJHL: Calgary Canucks
BCJHL: Vernon Lakers
CJHL: Pembroke Lumber Kings
IJHL: Summerside Western Capitals
MJHL: Winnipeg South Blues
MVJHL: Halifax Lions
NOJHL: Sudbury Cubs
PCJHL: Grande Prairie North Stars
SJHL: Notre Dame Hounds

Related linksEdit


  1. ^ Hodge, Neil (May 7, 1988). "Centennial Cup final four ready to roll in Pembroke". Ottawa Citizen. Ottawa, Ontario. p. 102. 
  2. ^ "Lumber Kings sweep Flyers". Ottawa Citizen. Ottawa, Ontario. April 29, 1988. p. 61. 
  3. ^ "Joseph spits in eye of Calgary Hurricane". Regina Leader-Post. Regina, Saskatchewan. May 4, 1988. p. 51. 

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