2017 RBC Cup

2017 RBC Cup
Ryan Casselman tied the game with 68 seconds to go, Nick Minerva was the overtime hero at 8:21 of the extra period, and the Cougars beat the Bandits to win the RBC Cup.
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Nick Minerva scored the biggest goal in Cobourg Cougars history, netting the overtime winner to give the hosts the RBC Cup.
How many CJHL games were played this season? How many goals were scored? And how do the Cougars and Bandits match up?
The best of the preliminary round was celebrated at the RBC Cup awards banquet, where Cale Makar earned MVP honours.
A top-10 prospect for the 2017 NHL draft, Cale Makar is first focused on finishing his junior career with an RBC Cup title.
Armed with World Juniors experience (and gold), the son of a legend of French hockey is aiming for more glory in Cobourg.
Knocked out in the RBC Cup semifinals one year ago, Brooks and Trenton have won their way back to change the ending.
After losing most of the last two years to injury, a rejuvenated Gabe Bast wants to finish his junior career with an RBC Cup.
For two seasons, since they were awarded the RBC Cup, the Cobourg Cougars have been built with nine days in May in mind.
From set-up men to shutdown defencemen, and goal scorers to goaltenders, ISS Hockey has selected its Players to Watch.
After a 37-day layoff, the Cougars want to shake off the rust and cap a record-setting season with a home-ice national title.
No team comes in as hot as the Bandits, who have won 12 games in a row and are unbeaten in regulation time since Feb. 25.
The Vees are back for the third time in six years, looking to keep Canada’s National Junior A Championship in the Okanagan.
The first Quebec team to qualify since 2006, the high-scoring Cobras want an elusive national championship for the province.
Semifinalists one year ago, the Golden Hawks will make the 58-kilometre trip to Cobourg with hopes of changing the ending.
Brennan Roy, Ryan Casselman and Stefano Durante were honoured as Top Defenceman, Most Improved Player and Top Goaltender.
Cobourg and Trenton face off in the OJHL semifinals, in a series that means everything … and nothing at the same time.
Thanks to a record-setting regular season, the Cobourg Cougars will have momentum on their side as the playoff puck drops.
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.
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.
Benson finished with 28 saves, backstopping the Bandits to the final.
Lewis got the GWG with 8:05 left, sending the Cougars to the final.
Roberts and Roy had 1G 1A each to help the Cougars to first place.
Martineau scored one and set up two others to help the Cobras win.
Jones had a goal and two assists as the Vees advanced to the semis.
Eight different players scored, sending the Bandits to the semifinals.
Roberts had four points to give the hosts a spot in the semifinals.
Sanheim scored the extra-time winner, giving the Vees a thrilling ‘W’.
Three goals in 4:40 in the third period earned the Cobras the victory.
Mappin tapped in the overtime winner to keep the Bandits unbeaten.
Maguire got the winner 3:54 into OT to send the hosts to the ‘W’.
Prkusic scored twice in a five-goal first period to lead the Bandits.
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2017 RBC: COB 3 – BRO 2 OT (Championship)
Minerva was the OT hero, giving the Cougars a home-ice RBC Cup title.
2017 RBC Cup: COB 3 – PEN 1 (Semifinal)
Lewis got the GWG with 8:05 left, sending the Cougars to the final.
2017 RBC Cup: BRO 4 – TER 0 (Semifinal)
Benson finished with 28 saves, backstopping the Bandits to the final.
2017 RBC Cup: TER 3 – PEN 1 (Preliminary)
Martineau scored one and set up two others to help the Cobras win.
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