already underway, the community of Chilliwack is looking to break the RBC
Cup attendance record when it welcomes Canada’s National Junior A
Championship May 12-20, 2018, at the Prospera Centre.
Grande Prairie, Alta., host of the 2004 RBC Cup, currently holds the
attendance record of 35,953.
This year’s RBC Cup represents a partnership between Hockey Canada, the
Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL), the BCHL, BC Hockey, and the host
Chilliwack Chiefs as four regional champions (Central, East, Pacific, West) join the Chiefs in playing to become national
The 2018 RBC Cup
features 10 preliminary-round games, including the Chiefs’
tournament-opener at 7 p.m. PT on May 12, along with two semifinals,
and the championship game, when the puck is slated to drop at 5 p.m. PT on
May 20. TSN and RDS, Hockey Canada’s official broadcast partners, broadcast
the championship game, while all other games will be available via
live stream at HockeyCanada.ca/RBCCup.
“We’re proud to have the Chilliwack Chiefs represent the BCHL at the 2018
RBC Cup,” said John Grisdale, commissioner of the BCHL. “The hard work put
in by Chiefs’ coaches, players, front office and management sets a high
standard in our league and across Canada; with the release of the game
schedule, we look forward to filling the building for all 13 games.”
Historically, the event has generated more than $2 million in local
economic impact, with event proceeds being directed to supporting hockey
development in the community.
“We’re excited to welcome tourists and hockey fans from across British
Columbia and the country for the RBC Cup,” said 2018 RBC
Cup host-committee co-chair and City of Chilliwack councillor, Ken Popove.
“With today’s release of the tournament schedule, visitors can begin
planning their trip to Chilliwack for this incredible sports event and
other adventures in our community.”
Full-event ticket packages, which include all 13 games, can be
for $179. As with other Hockey Canada national championships, the net
proceeds from all ticket sales remain in the host-community of Chilliwack
to assist with hockey programs that encourage the growth of the game in the
city and surrounding community.
“The RBC Cup is always such a fantastic event, and it’s great to see how
the community of Chilliwack and the Chilliwack Chiefs have embraced this
season’s event,” said Brent Ladds, president of the CJHL. “Every year, we
see the RBC Cup hosted in vibrant hockey communities, and the teams who
compete at the National Junior A Championship give fans something to cheer
about each and every game. And the best part of it, for me, is seeing all
of the many generations of hockey fans and players who come out to support
these five teams as they put it all out to win the national title.”
For more information on the 2018 RBC Cup, please visit HockeyCanada.ca/RBCCup, or
follow along via social media on Facebook or Twitter.