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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

 

PACIFIC 6 - CENTRAL 1
THU. MAY 8
PRELIMINARY ROUND

Jesse Todd scored two shorthanded goals and Mike Connolly added one of his own while a man down to help the Camrose Kodiaks finish off a perfect round robin with a 6-1 win over the Oakville Blades on Thursday night. » summary

 

PACIFIC 2 - HOST 1
WED. MAY 7
PRELIMINARY ROUND

David Andreassen and Mike Connolly scored goals for the Camrose Kodiaks as the Pacific Region champions locked up first place in the round robin with a 2-1 win over the Cornwall Colts on Wednesday night. » summary

 

WEST 1 - PACIFIC 2
MON. MAY 5

PRELIMINARY ROUND

Joe Colborne and Dylan Olsen scored powerplay goals 1:57 apart midway through the third period as the Camrose Kodiaks stayed unbeaten with a come-from-behind 2-1 win over the Humboldt Broncos on Monday afternoon. » 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

 

FOLLOW THE  KODIAKS
WITH CAM TAIT'S BLOG

Follow junior A hockey action with Cam Tait, as the Camrose Kodiaks play at the 2008 RBC Cup in Cornwall, ON. » blog

 

JOE COLBORNE NAMED 2008
RBC CJAHL PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Camrose Kodiaks forward Joe Colborne has been named the 2008 RBC Canadian Junior A Hockey League Player of the Year, beating out seven other worthy candidates. Colborne finished second in the AJHL in scoring and was named AJHL Playoff MVP after leading the Kodiaks to their second straight league title. » more

 

CAMROSE KODIAKS HEADING TO
THE 2008 RBC CUP

The Camrose Kodiaks won their second consecutive Doyle Cup by defeating the Penticton Vees 4 -2 on Friday night. The Kodiaks will now represent the Pacific Region at the 2008 RBC Cup National Junior ‘A’ Championship in May. » more

 

REGULAR SEASON

RECORD – 49W 8L 0T 5OTL (1st in Alberta Junior Hockey League)
GOALS FOR – 240 (3rd)
GOALS AGAINST – 139 (1st)
TOP SCORER – Joe Colborne (33G 57A 90P)

PLAYOFFS

ELIMINATION ROUND – bye
QUARTERFINAL – defeated Olds Grizzlys 4-2 (1-5, 4-2, 3-1, 1-2, 4-3, 4-2)
SEMI-FINAL – defeated Drumheller Dragons 4-1 (3-2, 4-1, 2-3, 3-2, 5-4)
AJHL CHAMPIONSHIP – defeated Fort McMurray Oil Barons 4-3 (5-0, 3-1, 2-3, 5-2, 3-5, 0-3, 2-0)

PREVIOUS NATIONAL JUNIOR A CHAMPIONSHIP EXPERIENCE
4 appearances (2001 – national champions, 2003 – runner-up, 2005 – runner-up, 2007)

They’re back! For the second year in a row, and the fifth time in eight seasons, the Camrose Kodiaks are going to play for Canada’s National Junior A Championship. Camrose was a runaway winner in the Alberta Junior Hockey League in 2007-08, finishing with 103 points – just one off the franchise record set in 2004-05 – seven points ahead of the second-place Okotoks Oilers. The offence had an off year by Kodiaks’ standards, scoring 240 goals, which was still good for third in the AJHL. Joe Colborne was the runner-up in the AJHL scoring race, with 90 points in 55 games, and co-led the league with 57 assists. The defence was the big story, setting a franchise record by allowing just 139 goals, tying the fourth-best mark in AJHL history. Not surprisingly, Camrose goaltenders were among the league leaders, with Mathieu Larochelle finishing first with a 2.11 goals against average and Allen York not far behind in third, at 2.24. After earning a first-round bye in the AJHL playoffs, the Kodiaks dispatched the Olds Grizzlys in six games and the Drumheller Dragons in five, setting up an Enerflex Cup final with the Fort McMurray Oil Barons, the North Division regular season champions. After taking a seemingly-commanding 3-1 series lead, the Kodiaks dropped games five and six to set up a winner-take-all Game 7 on home ice. Camrose’s best players were their best players in the do-or-die game, as Colborne scored the game-winning goal and York recorded 32 saves for the shutout as the Kodiaks claimed their fifth AJHL championship in eight years with a 2-0 win. Only one obstacle remained between the Kodiaks and another RBC Cup berth, and it was the BCHL champions from Penticton, who had swept Nanaimo in the BCHL final and were rested and ready for the Doyle Cup. Despite only three days between Game 7 and Game 1, the Kodiaks won the first two games on home ice and, after the series moved to B.C., finished off the Vees in five games to book their return trip to the RBC Cup.

 

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