74 days from puck drop in Cobourg, Ont., the Road to the RBC Cup is officially underway. Follow along with every playoff game as 132 Junior A teams become the final five.
When the 2016-17 season opened, 132 Junior A teams had the opportunity to become national champions. Which teams remain?
Thanks to a record-setting regular season, the Cobourg Cougars will have momentum on their side as the playoff puck drops.
The Dryden Ice Dogs closed their schedule with 12 straight wins to lap the field and finish 26 points up in the SIJHL.
Another season, another regular-season title for the Carleton Place Canadians, who made it four in a row atop the CCHL.
The Pictou County Crushers averaged over five goals a game, claiming the franchise’s first regular-season title since 2002.
After back-to-back-to-back runner-up finishes, the Steinbach Pistons scored their way to their first regular-season title.
Helped by a 25-game win streak, the Powassan Voodoos topped the NOJHL standings in just their third season of existence.
The Battlefords North Stars rode the best defence in SJHL history to the regular-season title, allowing only 103 goals.
There was no RBC Cup hangover for the Brooks Bandits, who posted 51 wins and the fourth-best regular season in AJHL history.
The Cobras de Terrebonne survived a spirited two-horse race, using a 22-game winning streak to take top spot in the LHJQ.
The Wenatchee Wild did not lose in regulation on home ice, becoming the first U.S. team to top the BCHL since 1979-80.
An early-season 19-game winning streak and a +155 goal differential helped the Georgetown Raiders to top spot in the OJHL.
The RBC Cup hosts weren’t busy as the CJHL trade deadline came and went, but the two moves they made were significant ones.
Paced by two goals and two assists from Josh Maguire, the Cobourg Cougars got their season started with a convincing win.
The host Cobourg Cougars hit the ice on opening night, taking on the Central Region champions in the second of 13 games.
Cobourg Cougars to host 2017 RBC Cup
For the first time in 11 years, Canada’s National Junior A Championship will be won in Ontario when Cobourg plays host.