Men’s Hockey, along with Men’s Basketball, served as an inaugural CCAA National Championship in 1975. In the early going there were six participating conferences: Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia.
The initial format included regional playdowns to determine the ‘final four’ competitors that would attend the CCAA Championship. This configuration served as quarter-final match-ups between neighbouring conferences Alberta/Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia/Quebec and Manitoba/ Ontario. The winner from each of these contests would advance to a semi-final with a Championship host being the fourth team.
The sport faced many challenges throughout the 1980s and at the 1989 AGM it was decided that hockey would be dropped as a CCAA Championship following the upcoming season. Cost was a predominant factor, however, there were also now only three conferences participating - Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan.
Hockey was revived at the 1995 AGM, where it was declared a Level 2 CCAA Championship. The ACAC and OCAA were the only conferences competing but both felt that they could sustain their programs and it would be possible for hockey to make a comeback across the country. Under this format, hockey lasted for six years with the final championship being played in 2001.
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|1988||Mount Royal||College Francais||Humber||Levis-Lauzon|
|1987||College St. Laurent||Humber||NAIT||Camrose|
|1984||St. Hyacinthe||St. Georges||Seneca||St. Hyacinthe|
|1983||St. Hyacinthe||Red Deer||Cape Breton||Cape Breton|
|1980||Red Deer||SAIT||Seneca||Red Deer|
|1979||Red Deer||SAIT||St. Clair||FASCQ (RSEQ)|
|1978||Cape Breton||Red Deer||Centennial||FASCQ (RSEQ)|
|1977||Red Deer||Sheridan||St. Clair||Sheridan|
|1976||St. Clair||Selkirk||Cape Breton||Camrose|
|1975||Camrose||St. Clair||Cape Breton||Cape Breton|