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2008 RBC Cup Begins Saturday in Cornwall, Ontario
May 1, 2008

CORNWALL, ON - Five of the best Junior A hockey teams from across Canada have gathered in Cornwall, ON to compete for the 2008 RBC Cup, Canada's National Junior A Championship.

The host Cornwall Colts of the CJHL will be joined by the Camrose Kodiaks (Pacific, AJHL), Humboldt Broncos (West, SJHL), Oakville Blades (Central, OPJHL) and Weeks Crushers (East, MJAHL) at the event, which runs from May 3rd to 11th at the Cornwall Civic Complex.

“We are so excited that the start of the 2008 RBC Cup has arrived. All of the teams have played hard to get here and RBC wants to celebrate that,” said Mike Haley, RBC's regional vice-president for eastern Ontario. “We have fantastic kick-off events planned for our community, including the free RBC barbecue at FanFest and the RBC Trophy March which will lead into the official opening ceremonies with spirit.”

The 2008 RBC Cup kicks off on Saturday, May 3rd, when the host Cornwall Colts take on the Humboldt Broncos at 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT. Prior to the game, at 1:00 p.m. ET, will be the opening ceremonies at the Civic Complex, which will be free of charge to attend. Fans are invited to join RBC as they march the RBC Cup from the Cornwall main branch to the Civic Complex beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET, and pre-game festivities get underway with FanFest - including face painting, hot-air balloon rides, interactive hockey games, a barbecue and much more - at 4:00 p.m. ET.

Hockey Canada has also announced that Corey Trivino, the only Junior A player on Canada's gold medal-winning National Men's Under-18 Team, will be in attendance at the Civic Complex on Saturday for the pre-game festivities, and will perform the ceremonial opening face-off prior to the tournament-opening game between Cornwall and Humboldt.

The gold medal game on Sunday, May 11th will be broadcast LIVE on TSN/RDS, the official broadcaster of Hockey Canada, at 1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT. Check your local listings for the broadcast time in your area.

In addition, all of the round-robin games at the 2008 RBC Cup, as well as the semi-finals, will be available via webcast free of charge at Hockey Canada would like to thank TVCOGECO for providing the broadcast feed for the 2008 RBC Cup. TVCOGECO is broadcasting all of the games in partnership with Hockey Canada and the local host committee."


To purchase tickets, contact the Cornwall Civic Complex box office at 613-938-9400, or Admission at 1-800-361-4595 or Group ticket packages are available for round-robin games only.

Group Pak (20 student tickets) $150
Youth Pak (16 child tickets + 4 adult tickets) $99

Round Robin: $12.00
Semi-Final: $14.00
Final: $15.00

Round Robin: $10.00
Semi-Final: $12.00
Final: $13.00

Child (12 & Under):
Round Robin: $5.00
Semi-Final: $5.00
Final: $5.00

For more information on the 2008 RBC Cup, Canada's National Junior A Championship, visit

For more information:

André Brin
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada

Jason LaRose
Manager, Content Services
Hockey Canada

Kristen Lipscombe
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada

Keegan Goodrich
Coordinator, Media
Hockey Canada

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