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The 2011 Royal Bank Cup was the Junior "A" 2011 ice hockey National Championship for the Canadian Junior Hockey League. The 2011 Royal Bank Cup marked the 41st consecutive year a national championship has been awarded to this skill level since the breakaway of Major Junior hockey in 1970.

The Royal Bank Cup was competed for by the winners of the Doyle Cup, Anavet Cup, Dudley Hewitt Cup, the Fred Page Cup and the host city, the Camrose Kodiaks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.[1]

The tournament was hosted by the Camrose Kodiaks from April 30 to May 8, 2011 with all games played at the Edgeworth Centre in Camrose, Alberta.[2]

After going a dismal 1 win and 3 losses in the round robin, the Pembroke Lumber Kings defeated the 3-1 hosts Camrose Kodiaks by a score of 4-2 to make their first ever final since the beginning of the round robin format. In the final, the Lumber Kings drew the 2-time running National Champion Vernon Vipers who were 5-0 thus far in the tournament. At the end of the first, Vernon outshot Pembroke 15-5 but the score was 0-0. After the second, Pembroke led in shots 15-11 and yet the score was still 0-0. In the third, Pembroke's Jonathon Milley scored on a clear-cut breakaway to take the lead. Milley scored a late empty-netter to clinch the game. Pembroke's Francis Dupuis stopped 40 shots for the shutout win. Pembroke's victory is the first for any member of the Central Canada Hockey League since the Rockland Nationals won the 1976 Centennial Cup.


Regular Season: 32-22-0-6 (7th Overall in 2010-11 AJHL Season)
Playoffs: Defeated Drumheller Dragons 3-1, Defeated Brooks Bandits 4-3, Defeated Okotoks Oilers 4-3, Lost to Spruce Grove Saints 1-4.
Regular Season: 36-11-4-9 (2nd Overall in 2010-11 BCHL Season)
Playoffs: Defeated Westside Warriors 4-2, Defeated Salmon Arm Silverbacks 4-2, Defeated Powell River Kings 4-0, Defeated Spruce Grove Saints 4-3 for 2011 Doyle Cup.
Regular Season: 40-15-0-7 (1st Overall in 2010-11 MJHL Season)
Playoffs: Defeated Swan Valley Stampeders 4-2, Defeated Dauphin Kings 4-2, Defeated Selkirk Steelers 4-1, Defeated La Ronge Ice Wolves 4-3 for 2011 Anavet Cup.
Regular Season: 38-7-2-3 (2nd Overall in 2010-11 OJHL Season)
Playoffs: Defeated Upper Canada Patriots 4-0, Defeated Villanova Knights 4-1, Defeated Stouffville Spirit 4-2, Defeated Oakville Blades 4-1, Won 2011 Dudley Hewitt Cup (4-1).
Regular Season: 51-9-0-2 (1st Overall in 2010-11 CCHL Season)
Playoffs: Defeated Smiths Falls Bears 4-0, Defeated Gloucester Rangers 4-0, Defeated Cornwall Colts 4-2, Won 2011 Fred Page Cup (3-1).


Round RobinEdit

Royal Bank Cup Round Robin
Rank Team League Ticket W–L GF GA
1 x-Vernon Vipers BCHL Doyle Cup 4–0 19 9
2 x-Camrose Kodiaks AJHL Host 3–1 11 9
3 x-Pembroke Lumber Kings CCHL Fred Page Cup 1–3 11 14
4 x-Wellington Dukes OJHL Dudley Hewitt Cup 1–3 12 16
5 Portage Terriers MJHL Anavet Cup 1–3 12 17

(x-) denotes Semi-final birth.


All games at the Edgeworth Centre in Camrose, Alta.

Game Home Team Score Away Team Score Notes
Saturday, April 30, 2011
1 Camrose Kodiaks 2 Vernon Vipers 4 Final - Shots: 31-23 Ver
Sunday, May 1, 2011
2 Portage Terriers 5 Pembroke Lumber Kings 2 Final - Shots: 31-22 Pem
3 Wellington Dukes 2 Camrose Kodiaks 3 Final - Shots: 44-27 Wel
Monday, May 2, 2011
4 Portage Terriers 2 Vernon Vipers 5 Final - Shots: 25-17 Ver
5 Pembroke Lumber Kings 5 Wellington Dukes 2 Final - Shots: 30-22 Wel
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
6 Camrose Kodiaks 4 Portage Terriers 2 Final - Shots: 25-22 Cam
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
7 Vernon Vipers 5 Wellington Dukes 2 Final - Shots: 46-26 Ver
8 Pembroke Lumber Kings 1 Camrose Kodiaks 2 Final - Shots: 30-23 Pem
Thursday, May 5, 2011
9 Wellington Dukes 6 Portage Terriers 3 Final - Shots: 40-25 Por
10 Vernon Vipers 5 Pembroke Lumber Kings 3 Final - Shots: 29-28 Pem


Game Home Team Score Away Team Score Notes
Saturday, May 7, 2011
11 Vernon Vipers 4 Wellington Dukes 1 Final - Shots: 39-23 Ver
12 Camrose Kodiaks 2 Pembroke Lumber Kings 4 Final - Shots: 34-27 Pem


Game Home Team Score Away Team Score Notes
Sunday, May 8, 2011
13 Vernon Vipers 0 Pembroke Lumber Kings 2 Final - Shots: 40-28 Pem


Roland Mercier Trophy (Tournament MVP): Dalyn Flette (Camrose Kodiaks)
Top Forward: Matthew Peca (Pembroke Lumber Kings)
Top Defencemen: Adam Thompson (Vernon Vipers)
Top Goaltender: Dalyn Flette (Camrose Kodiaks)
Tubby Smaltz Trophy (Sportsmanship): Dylan Walchuk (Vernon Vipers)

The RBC Cup Legacy Scholarship winners are:

Camrose Kodiaks - Brooks Myers
Pembroke Lumber Kings - Tyler Tosunian
Portage Terriers - Kyle Turgeon
Vernon Vipers - Steve Weinstein
Wellington Dukes - Sean Rudy

Role of League ChampionsEdit

AJHL: Spruce Grove Saints
BCHL: Vernon Vipers
CCHL: Pembroke Lumber Kings
MHL: Summerside Western Capitals
MJHL: Portage Terriers
NOJHL: Soo Eagles
OJHL: Wellington Dukes
QJAAAHL: Longueuil College Francais
SJHL: La Ronge Ice Wolves
SIJHL: Wisconsin Wilderness

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