2017 RBC Cup Preview: Cobourg Cougars (OJHL-Host)

The Ontario Junior Hockey League Cobourg Cougars will host the 2017 national championship RBC Cup from May 13th to May 21st in Cobourg, Ontario. The OJHL Cougars finished fourth overall in the 2017 OJHL semi – final to the 2017 central Canada region Dudley Hewitt Cup champions, the Trenton Golden Hawks.

The Cougars will hit the ice for the first time since April 6th when they meet their OJHL counterparts the Trenton Golden Hawks in a 7:30 p.m (EST) puck drop.

Cobourg Cougars (54gp, 39-11-0-4, 82 points) 4th Overall OJHL

Top Producers
2016 – 2017 Regular Season
Ryan Casselman (53gp, 31g, 42a, 7 GWG)
Josh Maguire (54gp, 16g, 41a, 1 SHG)
Brennan Roy (53gp, 14g, 43a, 7 PPG)
Stefano Durante (32gp, 24W, 6L, 5SO, 1.92 GAA, 0.930 SV%, 1874 MINS)
Matt Menna (23gp, 14W, 8L, 3SO, 2.61 GAA, 0.903 SV%, 1310 MINS)

2017 Post – Season
Brenden Locke (13gp, 4g, 9a, 2 PPG)
Ryan Casselman (13gp, 6g, 6a, 1 PPG)
Jake Bricknell (13gp, 3g, 7a, 2 PPA)
Stefano Durante (13gp, 8W, 5L, 2.61 GAA, 0.915 SV%, 827 MINS)

College Commitments
Player, (Position), School (Starting Year)
Ryan Casselman (F) Niagara University Purple Eagles (2017-18)
Brenden Locke (F) Cornell University Big Red (2017-18)
Sam Dunn (D) Niagara University Purple Eagles (2017-18)

Road to the 2017 RBC Cup
Preliminaries
Cobourg Cougars vs Kingston Voyageurs
Game 1: March 2nd Cobourg Cougars 6 @ Kingston Voyageurs 2 (Final)
Game 2: March 4th Kingston Voyageurs 3 @ Cobourg Cougars 5 (Final)
Game 3: March 6th Kingston Voyageurs 4 @ Cobourg Cougars 7 (Final)
Game 4: March 9th Cobourg Cougars 3 @ Kingston Voyageurs 2 (Final OT)

Quarter – Finals
Cobourg Cougars vs Wellington Dukes
Game 1: March 17th Cobourg Cougars 4 @ Wellington Dukes 3 (Final 2OT)
Game 2: March 20th Wellington Dukes 1 @ Cobourg Cougars 3 (Final)
Game 3: March 22nd Wellington Dukes 3 @ Cobourg Cougars 6 (Final)
Game 4: March 23rd Cobourg Cougars 2 @ Wellington Dukes 3 (Final)
Game 5: March 25th Wellington Dukes 2 @ Cobourg Cougars 4 (Final)

Semi – Finals
Trenton Golden Hawks vs. Cobourg Cougars
Game 1: March 31st Cobourg Cougars 3 @ Trenton Golden Hawks 4 (Final)
Game 2: April 3rd Trenton Golden Hawks 3 @ Cobourg Cougars (Final OT)
Game 3: April 4th Cobourg Cougars 2 @ Trenton Golden Hawks 3 (Final OT)
Game 4: April 6th Trenton Golden Hawks 3 @ Cobourg Cougars 1 (Final)

2017 RBC Cup Schedule
May 13th
7:30 PM (EST)
Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) vs Cobourg Cougars (OJHL-Host)

May 14th
7:30 p.m (EST)
Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL) vs Corbas de Terrebonne (LHJQ)

May 15th
7:30 p.m (EST)
Cobourg Cougars (OJHL-Host) vs Penticton Vees (BCHL)

May 16th
7:30 p.m (EST)
Corbas de Terrebonne (LHJQ) vs Cobourg Cougars (OJHL-Host)

May 18th
7:30 PM (EST)
Cobourg Cougars (OJHL-Host) vs Brooks Bandits (AJHL)

May 20th
2:30 p.m (EST)
Semi-final TBD vs TBD

7:30 p.m (EST)
Semi-final TBD vs TBD

May 21st
5:00 p.m (EST)
Championship Semi-final Winner #1 vs Semi-Final #2

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