COBOURG COUGARS SELECTED TO HOST 2017 RBC CUP
CANADA’S NATIONAL JUNIOR A CHAMPIONSHIP
Cobourg, Ont. - The Cobourg Cougars Junior A Hockey Club of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) is pleased to announce, in conjunction with the OJHL, that Hockey Canada has chosen it to host the 2017 RBC Cup, Canada’s National Junior A Championship. Hockey Canada confirmed the selection of the Cobourg bid shortly after its Spring Congress concluded in Toronto on May 31, 2015, which remains subject to the club finalizing the key event hosting agreement with Hockey Canada.
“With our organization about to commence celebrating its 50th year of consecutive operations as a proud member of the OJHL and the Ontario Hockey Association (OHA), we are very pleased to have been selected to host the 2017 RBC Cup right here in Cobourg,” said Cougars’ general manager Brent Tully. ”We have been working hard toward this goal for the past several years and have great confidence this will not only showcase the great communities within Northumberland County, but will create a new standard of success for the hosting of events of this magnitude in the future.”
“The OJHL is extremely excited that Hockey Canada has awarded the Cobourg Cougars the opportunity to host the 2017 RBC Cup”, stated OJHL Commissioner Marty Savoy. "The OJHL continues to grow its brand and we are pleased that the Cougars’ hard work in its bid materials and presentations to host Canada's National Junior A Championship was successful. Clubs within the OJHL continue to bring elite level Junior A hockey to our fans, as we all work together to build the "League of Choice" within this region of Canada, Savoy went on to say.
The nine-day tournament, scheduled for May 13-21, 2017, will be held at the Cobourg Community Centre (CCC), recognized recently by the OHA as one of the best arena complexes in junior hockey. The tournament will feature five of Canada’s top Junior A hockey teams, including the Cobourg Cougars, who play in the Eastern Division of the OJHL.
The Cougars will be joined by four regional representatives, including regional championship from the West, Central and East regions, and a second West team. The tournament’s championship game will be broadcast live on TSN, once again putting Cobourg on the national stage. “We intend to do some new and innovative things for the tournament and our work starts today," said Tully. “We are going to work collaboratively with all of our partners to showcase to all of Canada the beauty, culture, diversity and accessibility in and around Cobourg, which is conveniently located one hour east of Toronto.”
Please follow all the latest news and other developments concerning the 2017 RBC Cup on these websites:
Cougars at www.cobourgcougars.com, the OJHL at www.ojhl.ca,
the Canadian Junior Hockey League at www.cjhlhockey.com
and the Hockey Canada at www.hockeycanada.ca/rbccup.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
General Manager, Cobourg Cougars
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Commissioner, Ontario Junior Hockey League