1997 Royal Bank Cup

The 1997 Royal Bank Cup was the 27th Junior "A" 1997 ice hockey national championship for the Canadian Junior A Hockey League.

1997 Royal Bank Cup
Tournament details
DatesMay 3, 1997 – May 10, 1997
Venue(s)Summerside, Prince Edward Island
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svgPrince Edward Island Summerside Western Capitals (1st title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svgBritish Columbia South Surrey Eagles
Tournament statistics
Matches played13
Scoring leader(s)Mark Hartigan (Weyburn)
MVPMark Hartigan (Weyburn)

The Royal Bank Cup was competed for by the winners of the Doyle Cup, the Anavet Cup, the Dudley Hewitt Cup, the Fred Page Cup and a host city.

The tournament was hosted by the Summerside Western Capitals and Summerside, Prince Edward Island.

The PlayoffsEdit

Round RobinEdit

Rank Team League Ticket W-L GF GA
1 x-Weyburn Red Wings SJHL Anavet Cup 3-1 26 9
2 x-Kanata Valley Lasers CJHL Fred Page Cup 3-1 22 22
3 x-South Surrey Eagles BCHL Doyle Cup 3-1 19 15
4 x-Summerside Western Capitals MJAHL Host 1-3 14 19
5 Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats NOJHL Dudley Hewitt Cup 0-4 7 22

Note: x- denotes teams who have advanced to the semi-final.


Weyburn Red Wings defeat Kanata Valley Lasers 7-3
Summerside Western Capitals defeat Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats 5-1
South Surrey Eagles defeat Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats 5-2
Kanata Valley Lasers defeat Summerside Western Capitals 7-5
Weyburn Red Wings defeat Summerside Western Capitals 8-2
Kanata Valley Lasers defeat Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats 5-4
South Surrey Eagles defeat Weyburn Red Wings 5-4 in Overtime for the Abbott Cup
South Surrey Eagles defeat Summerside Western Capitals 3-2 in Overtime
Weyburn Red Wings defeat Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats 7-0
Kanata Valley Lasers defeat South Surrey Eagles 7-6

Semi and FinalsEdit

Semi-finals Royal Bank Cup Finals
1 Weyburn Red Wings 3
4 Summerside Western Capitals 4
3 South Surrey Eagles 3
4 Summerside Western Capitals 4
2 Kanata Valley Lasers 2
3 South Surrey Eagles 4

Note: Summerside defeated Weyburn in Overtime.


Most Valuable Player: Mark Hartigan (Weyburn Red Wings)
Top Scorer: Mark Hartigan (Weyburn Red Wings)
Most Sportsmanlike Player: Ryan Jardine (Kanata Valley Lasers)
Top Goalie: Geoff Derouin (Weyburn Red Wings)
Top Forward: Scott Gomez (South Surrey Eagles)
Top Defenceman: Jakub Ficenec (South Surrey Eagles)

Roll of League ChampionsEdit

AJHL: Fort McMurray Oil Barons
BCHL: South Surrey Eagles
CJHL: Kanata Valley Lasers
MJHL: St. James Canadians
MJAHL: Summerside Western Capitals
NOJHL: Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats
OPJHL: Milton Merchants
QPJHL: Longueuil Collège Français
RMJHL: Cranbrook Colts
SJHL: Weyburn Red Wings

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