Release date: Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
RBC Cup schedule announced
PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. – Thursday marks 100 days until the puck drops at the 2015 RBC Cup in Portage la Prairie, and to celebrate the occasion Hockey Canada has announced the schedule for the tournament, which will be held at the PCU Centre from May 9-17, 2015.
The RBC Cup, Canada’s National Junior A Championship, will return to Manitoba for the first time since 2010, and just the fifth time in the tournament’s 45-year history. The event kicks off May 9 with two games on the schedule, including the host Portage Terriers taking on the West Region champions in the opening game.
The 2015 RBC Cup will bring together four regional representatives (Central, East, West #1, West #2), along with the host Terriers, to face off for the national championship.
It will be the fifth time the Terriers will appear at Canada’s National Junior A Championship, tied for third-most in tournament history, and fourth time in the last 11 years. Portage won its lone national title in 1973, defeating the Pembroke Lumber Kings in five games when the final series was held in Brandon and Winnipeg, Man.
The championship game will be broadcast on TSN/RDS, official broadcasters of Hockey Canada, on Sunday, May 17. Please check your local listings for broadcast times in your area. All other games, including the preliminary round and semifinals, will be available via webcast at www.hockeycanada.ca/rbccup.
Full-tournament ticket packages are still on sale, although fewer than 400 remain. Packages include all 13 games at the 2015 RBC Cup, and are available for $200 (plus applicable fees). All ticket packages bought in February will receive a free ticket to the Terrier Pep Rally at the Portage Mutual Arena on May 8. A decision on the availability of additional packages and single-game tickets will be made closer to the start of the tournament.
For more information on the 2015 RBC Cup, please visit www.hockeycanada.ca/rbccup, or follow along via social media at www.facebook.com/rbccup or www.twitter.com/hc_rbccup.