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EAST 0 - PACIFIC 3
SAT. MAY 10
SEMI-FINAL

Allen York made 17 saves for the shutout, lowering his goals against average to a miniscule 0.75, as the Camrose Kodiaks advanced to the championship game with a 3-0 win over the Pictou County Weeks Crushers. » summary

 

EAST 1 - WEST 4
THU. MAY 8
PRELIMINARY ROUND

The Schroeder brothers - Scott and Steven - combined for five points as the Humboldt Broncos clinched a berth in the semi-finals of the 2008 RBC Cup with a dominating 4-1 win over the Weeks Crushers. » summary

 

HOST 6 - EAST 1
TUE. MAY 6

PRELIMINARY ROUND

Joey Derochie, David Chubb and Darcy Findlay all scored goals during a busy first period as the Cornwall Colts all but assured themselves of a Saturday semi-final spot with a 6-1 victory over the Weeks Crushers. » summary

 

CENTRAL 3 - EAST 4 (OT)
MON. MAY 5

PRELIMINARY ROUND

Geoff Hum scored the game-winning goal five minutes into overtime as the Weeks Crushers scored their first win of the 2008 RBC Cup and put the Oakville Blades on the brink of elimination with a 4-3 victory. » summary

 

EAST 1 - PACIFIC 5
SUN. MAY 4

PRELIMINARY ROUND

Another National Junior A Championship, another win for the Camrose Kodiaks. Andre Herman scored twice and the Kodiaks got three goals from defenseman as they scored a 5-1 win over the Weeks Crushers. » summary

 

WEEKS CRUSHERS HEADING TO THE 2008 RBC CUP

Absolutely Amazing. That is the only way to describe the performance of the Weeks Crushers of the MJAHL on Sunday, April 27th, as they defeated the 2007 Fred Page Champion Pembroke Lumber Kings 4-1 to take the Eastern Canadian Championship. » more

 

REGULAR SEASON

RECORD – 35W 21L 1OTL 1SOL (5th in Maritime Junior A Hockey League)
GOALS FOR – 246(2nd)
GOALS AGAINST – 180 (T-5th)
TOP SCORER – Jordan Knox (36G 50A 86P)

PLAYOFFS

QUALIFYING ROUND – bye
QUARTERFINAL – defeated Truro Bearcats 4-2 (4-5, 0-2, 2-1, 9-8, 5-2, 4-2)
SEMI-FINAL – lost to Yarmouth Mariners 4-1 (4-2, 0-5, 4-5, 3-4, 0-6)
FRED PAGE CUP – 2nd in round robin (defeated Sherbrooke 6-2 and Yarmouth 6-4, lost to Pembroke 7-1), defeated Yarmouth 4-2 in semi-final, defeated Pembroke 4-1 in championship game

PREVIOUS NATIONAL JUNIOR A CHAMPIONSHIP EXPERIENCE
1 appearance (2002 – national champions)

Despite losing out in the second round of the Maritime Junior A Hockey League playoffs, the Weeks Crushers will play for Canada’s National Junior A Championship. The Crushers took advantage of hosting the Fred Page Cup and knocked off the champions of three leagues – the LHJAAAQ (Sherbrooke), MJAHL (Yarmouth) and CJHL (Pembroke) to win the franchise’s second Fred Page Cup, its first since 2002, when it won the RBC Royal Bank Cup as the Halifax Oland Exports. A good team during the regular season – the Crushers finished fifth in the 12-team MJAHL with a 35-21-1-1 record – Weeks was led by its offense, the second-ranked unit in the league. Leading the way offensively for Weeks was the duo of Jordan Knox, the 2006 CJAHL Player of the Year acquired from Summerside in early January, and Ryan Stoddard. Knox finished as the MJAHL’s leading scorer, with 86 points in just 48 games, while Stoddard finished third with 80 points. After a third-place finish in the Bent Division, Weeks drew the second-place Truro Bearcats in the opening round of the MJAHL playoffs, and despite finishing 12 points behind the Bearcats during the regular season, the Crushers eliminated Truro In six games. Riding a four-game winning streak into the division final against Yarmouth, the Crushers took game one on the road before faltering, dropping four straight to see the MJAHL portion of their season come to an end. Twenty-five days later, the Crushers returned to the ice to open the Fred Page Cup, and were welcomed with a 7-1 drubbing by the Pembroke Lumber Kings. But Weeks rebounded, scoring a 3-2 win over Sherbrooke and gaining a measure of revenge against Yarmouth, topping the Mariners 6-4 to earn home ice for the semi-final against their MJAHL rivals. Down 3-1 entering the third period, the Crushers scored three unanswered goals to win 4-2, and repeated the performance one day later in the championship game against Pembroke, scoring three times unanswered in the third period to win 4-1 and earn a spot in the 2008 RBC Cup.

 

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