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Dudley Hewitt Cup

The Dudley Hewitt Cup is a championship ice hockey trophy, won by tournament, conducted by the Canadian Junior Hockey League. The trophy was first awarded in 1979. The winner of the Dudley Hewitt Cup competes at the 2010 Royal Bank Cup.



The trophy is named after George Dudley and W. A. Hewitt, two pioneers of amateur hockey in Ontario.

The first Dudley Hewitt Cup was awarded in 1971 to the Detroit Jr. Red Wings of the Southern Ontario Junior A Hockey League. They were the first American team to win an Ontario Hockey Association championship, and never since has an American team won the title. For some time the champions of the Central Junior A Hockey League, the Quebec Provincial League, and the Thunder Bay Junior A Hockey League competed for the Dudley. From 1984 until 1995 the Thunder Bay Flyers of the United States Hockey League competed as well, possibly the most successful competition in the event's history with 5 titles in 12 years.

The 2002 Dudley Hewitt Cup marked a new chapter in Ontario hockey history. Since the mid-1990s, the OPJHL and NOJHL had squared off in a head-to-head series to determine the Central Canadian seed in the Royal Bank Cup. In 2001, a new Thunder Bay-area league, called the Superior International Junior Hockey League, was founded. Late in the 2001-02 season of the OPJHL and NOJHL, the CJAHL informed them that instead of a series the Dudley would be competed for through a round robin format. The NOJHL and OPJHL decided to protest the new format by boycotting the Dudley Hewitt Cup, but little did the OPJHL's governors know, the heads of the NOJHL and SIJHL worked out a backroom deal that they would compete for the Dudley without the OPJHL's involvement. The NOJHL's Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats would sweep SIJHL's Dryden Ice Dogs, while the OPJHL's Brampton Capitals sat at home with no avenue for advancement. The subterfuge by the NOJHL led to an agreement for 2003 to allow the championship to be played in a round robin style. Also, it marked the end of any dominance the NOJHL had at the interleague level as no NOJHL champion has won the DHC since 2002.


The Copeland-NcNamara Trophy champions of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League, the Salonen Cup champion from the Superior International Junior Hockey League and the winner of the Ontario Hockey Association's Buckland Cup between the champions of the Central Canadian Hockey League and the Ontario Junior A Hockey League compete in a round robin hosted by a predetermined host team and city to determine the Central Canadian Champion.

The winner of the Dudley Hewitt Cup moves on to compete for the 2010 Royal Bank Cup Junior A national championship.

2010 Dudley Hewitt Cup Tournament

Dudley Hewitt Cup

Round Robin

DHC Round Robin
Rank Team League W-L-T GF GA
- Soo Thunderbirds Host 0-0-0 0 0
- Copeland-McNamara Trophy champion NOJHL 0-0-0 0 0
- Buckland Cup champion CCHL/OJAHL 0-0-0 0 0
- Salonen Cup champion SIJHL 0-0-0 0 0

Tie Breaker: Head-to-Head, then 3-way +/-.


Dates to be determined.

Semi and Finals

Dates to be determined.

Championship Round
Game Team Score Team Score Notes
Semi-final 2nd Place 3rd Place
Final 1st Place Finalist

DHC Champions

Central Canada Champions
Year Champions Runners-Up Series/Host
Eastern Centennial Cup Semi-final
1971 Detroit Jr. Red Wings (SOJHL) Ottawa M&W Rangers (CJHL) 4-2
1972 Guelph CMC's (SOJHL) Thunder Bay Vulcans (TBJHL) 4-2
1973 Pembroke Lumber Kings (CJHL) Chatham Maroons (SOJHL) 4-3
1974 Thunder Bay Hurricanes (TBJHL) Wexford Raiders (OPJHL) 4-3
1975 Guelph CMC's (SOJHL) Thunder Bay Case Eagles (TBJHL) 4-1
1976 Rockland Nationals (CJHL) Guelph Platers (SOJHL) 4-3
1977 Pembroke Lumber Kings (CJHL) North York Rangers (OPJHL) 4-2
1978 Guelph Platers (OPJHL) Pembroke Lumber Kings (CJHL) 4-1
Dudley Hewitt Cup
1979 Guelph Platers (OPJHL) Hawkesbury Hawks (CJHL) 4-2
1980 North York Rangers (OPJHL) Joliette Cyclones (QJAHL) 4-2
1981 Belleville Bulls (OPJHL) Gloucester Rangers (CJHL) 4-3
1982 Guelph Platers (OJHL) Pembroke Lumber Kings (CJHL) 4-0
1983 North York Rangers (OJHL) Thunder Bay Kings (TBHL) 4-0
1984 Orillia Travelways (OJHL) Pembroke Lumber Kings (CJHL) 4-0
1985 Aurora Tigers (OJHL) Sudbury Cubs (NOJHL) 4-0
1986 Orillia Travelways (OJHL) Brockville Braves (CJHL) 4-3
1987 Pembroke Lumber Kings (CJHL) Nickel Centre Power Trains (NOJHL) 4-1
1988 Pembroke Lumber Kings (CJHL) Thunder Bay Flyers (USHL) 4-0
1989 Thunder Bay Flyers (USHL) Pembroke Lumber Kings (CJHL) 4-0
1990 Longueuil Collège Français (QPJHL) Sudbury Cubs (NOJHL) 4-3
1991 Thunder Bay Flyers (USHL) Sudbury Cubs (NOJHL) Hawkesbury, Ontario
1992 Thunder Bay Flyers (USHL) Kanata Valley Lasers (CJHL) Thunder Bay, Ontario
1993 Chateauguay Elites (QPJHL) Ottawa Senators (CJHL) St. Hubert, Quebec
1994 Chateauguay Elites (QPJHL) Thunder Bay Flyers (USHL) Timmins, Ontario
1995 Thunder Bay Flyers (USHL) Brampton Capitals (OPJHL) Thunder Bay, Ontario
1996 Newmarket 87's (OPJHL) Brampton Capitals (OPJHL) Cobourg, Ontario
1997 Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats (NOJHL) Milton Merchants (OPJHL) 4-1
1998 Milton Merchants (OPJHL) Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats (NOJHL) 4-2
1999 Bramalea Blues (OPJHL) Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats (NOJHL) 4-0
2000 Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats (NOJHL) Brampton Capitals (OPJHL) 4-1
2001 Thornhill Rattlers (OPJHL) Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats (NOJHL) 4-3
2002 Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats (NOJHL) Dryden Ice Dogs (SIJHL) 2-0
2003 Wellington Dukes (OPJHL) North Bay Skyhawks (NOJHL) Fort Frances, Ontario
2004 Aurora Tigers (OPJHL) North Bay Skyhawks (NOJHL) North Bay, Ontario
2005 Georgetown Raiders (OPJHL) St. Michael's Buzzers (OPJHL) Georgetown, Ontario
2006 Fort William North Stars (SIJHL) Sudbury Jr. Wolves (NOJHL) Thunder Bay, Ontario
2007 Aurora Tigers (OPJHL) Schreiber Diesels (SIJHL) Iroquois Falls, Ontario
2008 Oakville Blades (OPJHL) Newmarket Hurricanes (OPJHL) Newmarket, Ontario
2009 Kingston Voyageurs (OJHL) Fort William North Stars (SIJHL) Schreiber, Ontario
2010 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

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