– The teams are set and ready for puck-drop at the 2017 RBC Cup in Cobourg,
Ont., May 13-21.
Five teams – including the host Cobourg Cougars – are ready to lace them up
in the final stretch of their journey to capture the RBC Cup.
What started as 132 teams in 10 CJHL leagues on the
now sees the following teams featured at the Cobourg Community Centre this
week: Trenton Golden Hawks (Central); Cobras de Terrebonne (East); Cobourg
Cougars (Host); Brooks Bandits (West – 1); and Penticton Vees (West – 2).
“From our vast volunteer base to the support received from the Town of
Cobourg, the local businesses within Northumberland County and hockey fans
from across Canada, the entire community has come together in an
unprecedented way to make sure this will be an event to remember for these
five teams and their fans and everyone involved,” said Marc Mercier, 2017
RBC Cup host-committee chair. “It’s been a long road for these teams to
qualify to play for the RBC Cup and Canada’s National Junior A
Championship; we are in for a great event, and some great hockey over the
course of the next nine days.”
The first game gets underway at 3:30 p.m. ET when the Cobras de Terrebonne
face off against the 2013 RBC Cup champions, the Brooks Bandits. All five
teams will take part in an on-ice opening ceremony before the 7:30 p.m. ET
game which features the host Cobourg Cougars taking on their nearby rivals,
the Trenton Golden Hawks.
A limited number of seven-game packages and single-game tickets are still
or at the Cobourg Community Centre box office; net proceeds from all ticket
sales remain in the community to support the growth of the game at the
The championship game will be broadcast on
and RDS, official broadcasters of
Hockey Canada, on Sunday, May 21. All preliminary-round games plus the two
semifinals will be available via live stream at
Hockey Canada Foundation makes Dreams Come True in Cobourg
Local children from 26 income-qualified families are directly benefitting
from a unique program funded by the Hockey Canada Foundation as part of the
positive impact Hockey Canada looks to bring to the communities that host
national championships such as the RBC Cup.
The Dreams Come True program provides kids with head-to-toe Bauer
equipment as well as both a floorball session and on-ice fun skills
development in an effort to help families who are experiencing financial
difficulty to allow their children a chance to start or stay in the game.
In addition to the activities this Saturday and Sunday led by Hockey
Canada’s membership development instructors, the Hockey Canada Foundation
will also help cover next season’s registration costs.
“I’ve had the opportunity to lead a number of Dreams Come True
events throughout the country, and it’s an unbeatable experience in so many
ways,” said Ryan Hurley, manager of the Hockey Canada Regional Centre,
Ontario. “We make sure the kids are having fun, and I’m always overwhelmed
to see the appreciation the families have for what the Hockey Canada
Foundation is able to provide to them in terms of helping them keep their
kids playing the game we all love.”
Dreams Come True
participants will also attend Saturday’s afternoon game.
The RBC Cup is made possible thanks to the partnership between Hockey
Canada and the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL), and the support of
RBC. For more information on the 2017 RBC Cup, please visit HockeyCanada.ca/RBCCup, or follow along via social media on Facebook or Twitter.