2015 RBC Cup
The host team for this year’s Dudley Hewitt Cup, the Fort Frances Lakers geared up for the Central Region tournament by running away with the SIJHL, using a 20-wins-in-22-games run for a 22-point cushion over second-place Minnesota.
Six points out of first place with just four games to go, the Dieppe Commandos won them all – including two victories over the Woodstock Slammers – and used the MHL’s highest-powered offence to edge out the Slammers for top spot.
The Soo Thunderbirds spread out their offence in 2014-15; eight different players recorded at least 40 points and 11 hit double digits in goals, helping the Thunderbirds edge Kirkland Lake and Elliot Lake for another NOJHL regular season championship.
With seven players back from the team that was 2:40 away from an RBC Cup championship last spring, including the reigning national player of the year, the Carleton Place Canadians comfortably sat atop the CCHL standings for the second year in a row.
The Portage Terriers put themselves among the best teams in MJHL history in 2014-15. The 2015 RBC Cup hosts went 53-3-4, had a ridiculous +165 goal differential, posted three winning streaks of at least 13 games, and set a league record for fewest losses.
The Melfort Mustangs were good at pretty much everything, winning their first SJHL regular season title. The Mustangs had the league’s No. 2 home record, No. 1 road record, No. 2 offence and No. 1 defence, along with the leading scorer and top goaltender.
Another year, another AJHL regular season title for the Spruce Grove Saints. The Saints won their fifth league crown in the last seven years by finishing in the top two in goals for, goals against, power play, penalty kill, home record and road record.
In a league known for its offence – nine players scored at least 100 points and the leading goal scorer finished with 83 – the Cougars de Sherbrooke earned the LHJQ regular season title with defence and a stellar record on home ice.
The Penticton Vees didn’t have a player in the top 40 of BCHL scoring, but that didn’t matter. The Vees allowed 46 fewer goals than any other team, and used a 13-game winning streak to finish 14 points up on second place.
No. 2 offence. No. 1 defence. No. 1 power play. No. 2 penalty kill. Two regulation losses in 27 road games. Fourteen straight wins to finish the season. The Aurora Tigers did it all, winning their first OJHL regular season title since 2006-07.
With one month gone on the Road to the RBC Cup, the Portage Terriers have turned the MJHL into their own personal playground, opening the season with 14 consecutive wins and outscoring their opponents by a combined 78-24.
Which team has won the most National Junior A Championships? Which team scored the most goals in a game? How many RBC Cup alumni have played in the NHL? Get all the answers in the official RBC Cup Guide & Record Book.
Canada’s National Junior A Championship will return to Manitoba for the second time in six years when Portage la Prairie welcomes the 2015 RBC Cup, with the MJHL’s Portage Terriers playing host.
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