This is the 2017 Royal Bank Cup, which is Canada's National Junior A Championship. the event will be held May 13 to 21, 2017 at the Cobourg Community Centre in Cobourg, Ontario hosted by the Cobourg Cougars of the Ontario Junior Hockey League.
The awarding of the bid was announced on June 2, 2016. The bid was intended to coincide with the team's 50th anniversary.
- Host: Cobourg Cougars
- (Western 1) 2017 Western Canada Cup champion:
- (Western 2) 2017 Western Canada Cup runner-up:
- (Central) 2017 Dudley Hewitt Cup champion:
- (Eastern) 2017 Fred Page Cup champion:
note: if the Cobourg Cobras win the Dudley Hewitt Cup the runner up in that tournament will qualify for the RBC as the Central region's representative.
The teams play a single round robin with the fifth place team being eliminated. The first place team playing the fourth place team and the second place team playing the third place team in the semifinals and the semifinal winners play for the Royal Bank Cup. Each game is worth 3 points (3 points for a regulation time win, 2 points for an overtime win, 1 point for an overtime loss, 0 points for a regulation time loss)