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Victoria Cougars

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The Victoria Cougars were a Western Canada Hockey League (and after its merger with the Pacific Coast Hockey Association, the Western Hockey League) hockey team in Victoria, British Columbia who won the Stanley Cup in 1925, being the last team from outside the National Hockey League to win the Stanley Cup. With the demise of the Western Hockey League a season later, many of its players found their way east to play in the NHL. From its Stanley Cup finalist team in 1926, many of its players found their way to Detroit, where they were rechristened as the Detroit Cougars, which in turn would eventually give way to the modern-day Detroit Red Wings.


The Victoria Cougars were also used as a team name for various minor hockey leagues operating out of Victoria.

The current incarnation of the Victoria Cougars operates at the Junior B level in the seven-team Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League, and are the 2004-2005 VIJHL champions.

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