The Lacombe Generals were a Senior AAA ice hockey team from Lacombe, Alberta, Canada that played in the Chinook Hockey League. The Generals are four-time national champions, having won the Allan Cup in 2009 and 2016 in Steinbach, Manitoba, and in 2013 in Red Deer, Alberta and in Lacombe, Alberta 2019. The club was formerly known as the Bentley Generals from 1999–2016, and played out of the Bentley Arena in Bentley, Alberta, as well as the Red Deer Arena. The team folded in 2019 due to concerns with the organization of senior hockey in Canada.More
Both Quebec and the Maritime Provinces were not represented at the 2009 Allan Cup. It was the second consecutive year that the Maritimes had been unable to muster together a Senior "AAA" club. Quebec missed the tournament for the first time in recent history due to their only major Senior league being on hiatus that season.
This years Allan Cup also featured a rare scenario where the host venue happened to be the home arena for two competing teams. While the Steinbach North Stars were the host team, the Southeast Prairie Thunder also earned a berth in the Allan Cup by defeating the Selkirk Rivermen in provincial playdowns. Saskatchewan was a battle between the 2007 Allan Cup champion Lloydminster Border Kings and the Weyburn Devils, won by Lloydminster.
The Kenora Thistles were a Canadian senior ice hockey club from Kenora, Ontario. The club most recently played in the 2015–16 season in the Hockey Northwestern Ontario and were hosts of the 2011 Allan Cup.More
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The Lloydminster Border Kings are a Senior AAA ice hockey team based in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada. The team took a leave of absence beginning with the 2012–13 hockey season from the Chinook Hockey League and moved to the Sask West Hockey League. They moved again for the 2014–15 season to the Battle River Hockey League. After the BRHL folded for the 2015–16 season, the Border Kings attempted to join as many as 3 other leagues, being declined each time by the league officials. This leaves the team in limbo moving forward and taking a definite leave of absence for the 2015–16 season.More