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2018 RBC Cup: By the numbers
Facts and figures on the two teams facing off in the RBC Cup championship game, and on how 132 teams became two
Jason La Rose
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May 20, 2018
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The 2017-18 season comes to an end Sunday for the Canadian Junior Hockey League, with two teams – the host Chilliwack Chiefs and Wellington Dukes – remaining in the chase for the RBC Cup.

But how did those two teams, and the rest of the CJHL, get to the championship game? And how do the Chiefs and Dukes match up?

ROAD TO THE RBC CUP

260 – Days between the first regular-season game (Pembroke Lumber Kings vs. Navan Grads in the Central Canada Hockey League) on Sept. 2, 2017 and the RBC Cup final on Sunday.

4,226 – Regular season (3,714) and playoff (512) games necessary for 132 teams to become two on the Road to the RBC Cup.

28,530 – Goals scored in the regular season (25,310) and playoffs (3,220) by the 132 teams across the CJHL, an average of 6.75 goals per game.

109:23 – Duration of the longest game played on the Road to the RBC Cup (Okotoks Oilers defeated Brooks Bandits 5-4 in Game 4 of their AJHL semifinal on April 3).

RBC CUP FINAL – HEAD TO HEAD

Winning percentage (regular season):
CWK – .448 (26-26-6) – 80th in CJHL
WEL – .611 (33-13-9) – T-38th in CJHL

Winning percentage (playoffs):
CWK – 7.08 (7-5)
WEL – .629 (22-13)

Goals per game (regular season):
CWK – 2.93 (170 goals in 58 games) – T-99th in CJHL
WEL – 3.83 (207 goals in 54 games) – 35th in CJHL

Goals per game (playoffs):
CWK – 2.50 (30 goals in 12 games)
WEL – 3.09 (108 goals in 35 games)

Goals against per game (regular season):
CWK – 3.16 (183 goals in 58 games) – T-57th in CJHL
WEL – 2.83 (153 goals in 54 games) – 36th in CJHL

Goals against per game (playoffs):
CWK – 1.75 (21 goals in 12 games)
WEL – 3.06 (107 goals in 35 games)

Power play (regular season):
CWK – 15.8% (42 for 266) – 98th in CJHL
WEL – 20.6% (52 for 253) – 44th in CJHL

Power play (playoffs):
CWK – 13.0% (7 for 54)
WEL – 15.2% (20 for 132)

Penalty killing (regular season):
CWK – 84.6% (253 of 311) – 29th in CJHL
WEL – 86.9% (258 of 297) – 12th in CJHL

Penalty killing (playoffs):
CWK – 96.0% (48 of 50)
WEL – 78.8% (141 of 179)

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)
ldornan@hockeycanada.ca

 

Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
emadziya@hockeycanada.ca

 

Spencer Sharkey
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4567 / 905-906-5327 (mobile)
ssharkey@hockeycanada.ca

 

Katie Macleod
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427 / 403-612-2893 (mobile)
kmacleod@hockeycanada.ca

 

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