2009 RBC Cup

HUMBOLDT 0 - VERNON 2
CHAMPIONSHIP | SUN. MAY 10

The Drive for Five is complete – the Vernon Vipers are Canada’s first five-time national Junior A champions after Braden Pimm and Kyle Bigos scored goals in a victory over the Broncos. Vernon's title pushed it past Prince Albert and into top spot in all-time national championships, joining titles in 1990, 1991, 1996 and 1999. 

2009 RBC CUP AWARD
WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Kyle Bigos of the Vernon Vipers was the big winner on Saturday, taking home Top Defenceman and Most Valuable Player honours as the 2009 RBC Cup held its awards banquet. » more

 

NHL AND CJHL ANNOUNCE
GROUNDBREAKING AGREEMENT

The National Hockey League and Canadian Junior Hockey League have announced an agreement that will see the NHL work closely with the CJHL’s 143 teams and cornerstone events.. » more

 
2009 RBC Cup photos available through Gordon Lee Photography
 

RBC CUP STAR OF THE DAY
FRIDAY, MAY 8

Overtime was all Mathieu LaRochelle as the Humboldt netminder made 11 saves, many of them spectacular, leading the Broncos to the RBC Cup final and earning Friday’s Star of the Day.

 

HELPING STUDENTS GETS BETTER
BOTH OFF AND ON THE ICE

It is an academy for players who want to improve their game while working their way through school, one that places equal importance on what goes on in the classroom and on the ice. » more

 

VICTORIA 2 - HUMBOLDT 3 (OT)
SEMIFINAL | FRI. MAY 8

Shawn Hunter scored the biggest goal of his career with 2.3 seconds left in overtime as the Broncos earned a chance to defend their national title with a thrilling win over the Grizzlies.

 

KINGSTON 3 - VERNON 6
SEMIFINAL | FRI. MAY 8

Bryce Kakoske racked up four points – two goals and two assists – as the Vipers advanced to the national championship game for the first time in 10 years with a victory over the Voyageurs.

 

SUMMERSIDE 5 - HUMBOLDT 0 | ROUND ROBIN | THU. MAY 7
Mike MacIsaac and Brad Smith had three points apiece as the Capitals ensured they leave Vancouver Island with at least one victory after blanking the defending national champions.

VERNON 8 - KINGSTON 5 | ROUND ROBIN | THU. MAY 7
Eight different players scored goals and 13 had at least a single point as the Vipers erased a 5-3 deficit and wrapped up first place in the round robin with an offensively-charged victory.

SUMMERSIDE 3 - VICTORIA 6 | ROUND ROBIN | WED. MAY 6
Justin Courtnall scored twice and added an assist and Jonathan Milhouse had a goal and two helpers as the Grizzlies wrapped up a semifinal berth with a victory over the winless Capitals.

KINGSTON 2 - HUMBOLDT 5 | ROUND ROBIN | WED. MAY 6
Shawn Hunter scored once and set up another in the third period to give the Broncos some insurance as they rebounded from their blowout loss to Vernon by topping the Voyageurs.

HELPING STUDENTS GETS BETTER BOTH OFF AND ON THE ICE
It is an academy for players who want to improve their game while working their way through school, one that places equal importance on what goes on in the classroom and on the ice. » more

VICTORIA 4 - VERNON 5 (OT) | ROUND ROBIN | TUE. MAY 5
Cole Ikkala was the overtime hero, scoring 7:13 into the extra frame as the Vipers stayed undefeated with a win over the Grizzlies. Vernon scored twice in the third period to tie the game.

ERIC DELONG NAMED NATIONAL JUNIOR A PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Eric Delong of the MJHL’s Portage Terriers has been named the 2009 RBC CJHL Player of the Year, joining a list of winners that includes Dany Heatley and Kyle Turris. » more

COURTNALL AND PENNEY LEAD THE GRIZZLIES INTO THE RBC CUP
With the Victoria Grizzlies fighting for a national championship, who better than to lead the RBC Cup hosts than a coach and general manager with impressive pro hockey résumés? » more

VICTORIA’S STANLEY CUP CHAMPS: 84 YEARS AFTER THE COUGARS
While Junior A hockey may be the big game in Victoria this spring, it’s worthwhile to look back on B.C.’s place in hockey history – more specifically, the 1925 Victoria Cougars. » more

BUILDING A CHAMPION? PUTTING TOGETHER THE GRIZZLIES
For more than two years, Jackson Penney’s to-do list has been three words long and easy to remember – Win It All. So just how did the Grizzlies’ GM build this year’s RBC Cup hosts? » more

HUMBOLDT 1 - VERNON 7 | ROUND ROBIN | MON. MAY 4
The Vipers jumped out to a four-goal second period lead as they came out on top in the battle of pre-tournament favourites. Rob Short pitched in with a goal and two assists in the win.

KINGSTON 7 - SUMMERSIDE 5 | ROUND ROBIN | MON. MAY 4
The Voyageurs and Capitals combined for nine goals in the final 20 minutes as Kingston survived a wild third period to post its first victory. Mike Farrell had a hat trick to lead the offence.

VICTORIA 5 – KINGSTON 0 | ROUND ROBIN | SUN. MAY 3
Jeff Forsythe scored twice and added an assist as the Grizzlies rebounded from their heartbreaking opening loss by blanking the Voyageurs. Anthony Grieco had 21 saves for the shutout.

VERNON 4 – SUMMERSIDE 2 | ROUND ROBIN | SUN. MAY 3
Braden Pimm’s goal just 13 seconds after the opening face-off set the tone as the Vipers opened their quest for a fifth National Junior A Championship with a victory over the Capitals.

HUMBOLDT 2 – VICTORIA 1 | ROUND ROBIN | SAT. MAY 2
Scott Schroeder scored shorthanded with 1.1 seconds left on the clock as the defending national champions opened the 2009 RBC Cup with an unlikely victory over the host Grizzlies.

RBC SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS NAMED; KEVIN ROSS WINS NATIONAL AWARD
Kevin Ross of the BCHL’s Alberni Valley Bulldogs has been named the winner of the $5,000 national RBC Junior A Scholarship and will receive his award at the 2009 RBC Cup. » more

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SCOREBOARD

RBC Cup
Fri May 8, 2009
CEN 3 - PAC 6
HST 2 - WST 3
Sat May 9, 2009
Off Day
Sun May 10, 2009
WST 0 - PAC 2
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