2018 Royal Bank Cup

The 2018 Royal Bank Cup was the 48th Canadian junior A Ice Hockey National Championship for the Canadian Junior Hockey League and the 48th consecutive year a national championship was awarded to this skill level since the breakaway of Major Junior hockey in 1970. The tournament was played at the Prospera Centre in Chilliwack, British Columbia.[1][2]

2018 Royal Bank Cup
National Junior A Championship
DatesMay 12 – 20, 2018
Venue(s)Prospera Centre in Chilliwack, BC
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svgChilliwack Chiefs
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svgWellington Dukes
Tournament statistics
Matches played13
Scoring leader(s)Jasper Weatherby Wenatchee Wild
MVPWill Calverley Chilliwack Chiefs
2017
2019

TeamsEdit

Regular Season: 26-26-3-3 (4th BCHL Mainland Division)
Playoffs: Lost 3-4 Prince George Spruce Kings
Playoffs Record: 3 wins - 4 losses
Regular Season: 37-16-4-1 (3rd BCHL Interior Division)
Playoffs: Won 1st Rd 4-0 Merritt Centennials - Won 2nd Rd 4-2 Vernon Vipers
Won Semi Final 4-1 Trail Smoke Eaters - Won BCHL 4-1 Prince George Spruce Kings
Won Doyle Cup 4-1 Spruce Grove Saints
Playoffs Record: 20 wins - 5 losses
Regular Season: 48-8-2-2 (1st MJHL)
Playoffs: Won Quarter-finals 4-0 Swan Valley Stampeders - Won Semi-finals 4-2 Winnipeg Blues - Won MJHL 4-2 Virden Oil Capitals
Won ANAVET Cup 4-2 Nipawin Hawks
Playoffs Record: 16 win - 6 losses
Regular Season: 33-13-3-5 (1st OJHL East Division)
Playoffs: Won N-E Quarters 4-3 Pickering Panthers - Won N-E Semis 4-3 Newmarket Hurricanes
Won N-E Finals 4-1 Aurora Tigers - Won OJHL 4-2 Georgetown Raiders
Dudley Hewitt Cup: Round Robin 2 wins 1 loss -third place - Won Semifinal game 6-3 Thunder Bay North Stars
Won Championship Game 7-4 Dryden Ice Dogs
Playoffs Record: 20 wins - 10 losses
Regular Season: 46-9-5-2 (1st CCHL Yzerman Division)
Playoffs: Won Quarter-Finals 4-2 Pembroke Lumber Kings - Won Semi-Finals 4-3 Brockville Braves - Won CCHL 4-1 Carleton Place Canadians
Fred Page Cup: Round Robin 2 wins 1 overtime win -first place - Won Championship Game 10-1 Longueuil College Francais
Playoffs Record: 15 wins - 7 losses

TournamentEdit

Round-robinEdit

RBC Cup Round-robin
Rank Team League Ticket W–OTW–OTL–L GF GA Pts
1 Wenatchee Wild BCHL Pacific 2–2–0–0 16 7 10
2 Chilliwack Chiefs BCHL Host 2–1–1–0 11 6 9
3 Ottawa Jr. Senators CCHL Eastern 0–2–2–0 12 12 6
4 Wellington Dukes OJHL Central 0–1–1–2 5 13 3
5 Steinbach Pistons MJHL Western 0–0–2–2 10 16 2

Schedule and resultsEdit

All games played at Prospera Centre

Game Away team Score Home team Score Notes
May 12, 2018
1 Wellington Dukes 1 Ottawa Jr. Senators 2 Final OT – Shots: 26–21 OTT
2 Wenatchee Wild 2 Chilliwack Chiefs 1 Final OT – Shots: 34–19 WEN
May 13, 2018
3 Steinbach Pistons 3 Wenatchee Wild 4 Final – Shots: 32–19 WEN
4 Chilliwack Chiefs 4 Ottawa Jr. Senators 3 Final OT – Shots: 34–26 CWK
May 14, 2018
5 Steinbach Pistons 2 Wellington Dukes 3 Final OT – Shots: 29–29
May 15, 2018
6 Ottawa Jr. Senators 2 Wenatchee Wild 3 Final SO – Shots: 38–26 WEN
7 Wellington Dukes 0 Chilliwack Chiefs 2 Final – Shots: 42–26 CWK
May 16, 2018
8 Ottawa Jr. Senators 5 Steinbach Pistons 4 Final OT – Shots: 42–22 OTT
May 17, 2018
9 Wenatchee Wild 7 Wellington Dukes 1 Final – Shots: 41–19 WEN
10 Chilliwack Chiefs 4 Steinbach Pistons 1 Final – Shots: 41–26 CWK

Semi-finals resultsEdit

Game Away team Score Home team Score Notes
May 19, 2018
SF1 Wellington Dukes 2 Wenatchee Wild 1 Final – Shots: 51–14 WEN
SF2 Ottawa Jr. Senators 2 Chilliwack Chiefs 3 Final – Shots: 30–28 CWK

Final resultsEdit

Game Away team Score Home team Score Notes
May 20, 2018
Final Wellington Dukes 2 Chilliwack Chiefs 4 Final

AwardsEdit

Roland Mercier Trophy (Tournament MVP): Will Calverley Chilliwack Chiefs
Top Forward: Jasper Weatherby Wenatchee Wild
Top Defencemen: Darby Gula Steinbach Pistons
Top Goaltender: Daniel Chenard Chilliwack Chiefs
Tubby Schmalz Trophy (Sportsmanship): Zach Salloum Ottawa Jr. Senators
Top Scorer: Jasper Weatherby Wenatchee Wild

Roll of League ChampionsEdit

AJHL: Spruce Grove Saints
BCHL: Wenatchee Wild
CCHL: Ottawa Jr. Senators
MHL: Edmundston Blizzard
MJHL: Steinbach Pistons
NOJHL: Cochrane Crunch
OJHL: Wellington Dukes
QJHL: Longueuil Collège Français
SJHL: Nipawin Hawks
SIJHL: Dryden Ice Dogs

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "City of Chilliwack to host 2018 RBC Cup". Hockey Canada. 18 June 2016.
  2. ^ "RBC Cup hosts Chilliwack sent to sidelines as rest of BCHL playoff teams move on to Round 2". The Province. 15 March 2018.

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