FLIN FLON, MB - The Camrose Kodiaks (Pacific region) defeated the hometown Flin Flon Bombers 5-0, to win the 2001 Royal Bank Cup in front of a full house at the Whitney Forum, in Flin Flon, MB.
The Kodiaks, who were a perfect 5-0 heading into the championship game, took advantage of an early shorthanded goal from Brad Wanchulak and solid goaltending from the tournamentís top goaltender, Scott Galenza. Galenza made 20 saves for the victory and the shutout. Scoring for the Kodiaks were Wanchulak, Taggart Desmet, Richard Petiot, tournament top scorer and MVP Darrell Stoddard and Mark Robinson. For a complete summary, go to the Royal Bank Cupís official website at www.canadianhockey.ca
The victory marks the seventh time an Alberta Junior Hockey team has captured the National Junior A Hockey Championship and makes it back to back championships for the league after the host Fort McMurray Oil Barons won the 2000 Royal Bank Cup.