Carleton Place Canadians and Yorkton Terriers to play for 2014 RBC Cup
NR.056.14
|
May 17, 2014
|

VERNON, B.C. – After posting semifinal wins Saturday, the Carleton Place Canadians and Yorkton Terriers will meet Sunday for the 2014 RBC Cup, Canada’s 44th National Junior A Championship. The Canadians defeated the Dauphin Kings 5-3 in the late semifinal, while the Terriers doubled the host Vernon Vipers 6-3 in the early game.

Sunday’s championship game faces off at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT live on TSN/RDS, Hockey Canada’s official broadcast partners. Check your local listings for broadcast times in your area.

The Canadians are appearing in their first national championship in only their fifth season in Junior A hockey, and will look to become just the third team from the Central Canada Hockey League to be crowned national champions, joining the Rockland Nationals in 1976 and Pembroke Lumber Kings in 2011.

The Terriers, who are making their fifth appearance at the RBC Cup, are trying to win their first national championship and become the first team from the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League to win the RBC Cup since the Humboldt Broncos in 2008.

In Saturday’s early semifinal, Daylan Gatzke had a pair of goals to lead the offence and Kale Thomson made 34 saves to help the Terriers to a win, sending Yorkton to the championship game for the second time; it reached the final in its last appearance, in 2006, but lost 8-2 to Kyle Turris and the Burnaby Express. The Terriers will try to become the second straight team from the West Region to win the RBC Cup, joining the Brooks Bandits last year.

In the late game, the Canadians were led by Andy Sturtz, the RBC Canadian Junior Hockey League Player of the Year, who had a goal and two assists. Anthony McVeigh added a pair of goals, and Guillaume Therien made 29 saves for Carleton Place. It’s the third time in four years the East Region champions have reached the RBC Cup final; Pembroke beat Vernon in 2011, while Woodstock lost to Penticton the following year.  

The teams met Wednesday in preliminary round action, with Yorkton earning a 3-1 victory.

NOTE TO MEDIA: Keegan Goodrich, Hockey Canada’s coordinator of media relations, is on site at the 2014 RBC Cup and is the media contact for interviews, information or photos. He can be reached at 403-519-5754 or kgoodrich@hockeycanada.ca.

For more information on the 2014 RBC Cup, visit www.hockeycanada.ca/rbccup, or follow the tournament via social media at www.facebook.com/rbccup and www.twitter.com/hc_rbccup.

For more information:

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

 

Morgan Bell
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427
mbell@hockeycanada.ca

 

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

 

Videos
Photos
2017 U17: BLU 6 – RED 1 (Game 1)
Aidan Prueter scored twice and added an assist, Joe Caroll had a goal and two helpers and Blue pulled away in the final 18 minutes to open Canada’s national under-17 development camp with a convincing victory over Red.
2017 U17: WHT 3 – GRN 2 SO (Game 2)
Graeme Clarke scored the lone goal in the shootout, Taylor Gauthier turned away all five shooters he faced, and White erased an early deficit to edge Green in extra time at Canada’s national under-17 development camp.
2017 U17: GLD 2 – BLK 1 (Game 3)
Jonathan Lemieux and Ethan Fitzgerald combined for 29 saves and Logan Chisholm scored both goals, helping Gold edge Black 2-1 to finish the first day of games at Canada’s national under-17 development camp.
2017 HCF: Hitting the links for hockey
Hitting the links for hockey
Schedule
Close
Credit