Monday, May 22, 2017
Canada’s National Junior A Championship, the RBC Cup, came to a close with the host Cobourg Cougars (OJHL) defeating the Brooks Bandits (AJHL) 3-2 in overtime of the gold medal game.
The Penticton Vees (BCHL) season came to a close in the semifinal on Saturday May 20, 2017, against the Cougars falling 3-1. For the Vees, it was another very successful season that lasted 90 games starting on September 10, 2016. The Vees won the Fred Page Cup (BCHL Championship) with a seven (7) game series win over the Chilliwack Chiefs. They would earn a spot at the RBC Cup after earning the west region’s number two (2) seed at the Western Canada Cup.
The 2017 RBC Cup was Penticton’s third trip to the national championship over the past six (6) seasons. They won the RBC Cup in 2012 in Humboldt, Saskatchewan and lost in the semifinal in 2015 in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. The franchise has previously been to back-to-back national championships as the Penticton Knights in 1985 and 1986, winning in 1986.
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