MN Wilderness in RBC Cup

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northwoods oldtimer
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MN Wilderness in RBC Cup

Post by northwoods oldtimer » Sat May 11, 2013 9:04 am

The MN Wilderness winners of the Dudley Hewitt playoff will be the first United States based hockey club to compete in Canada's Royal Bank Cup playoffs.
The Wilderness roster is comprised of 12 former Minnesota high school players.

The Royal Bank Cup is an annual ice hockey tournament held to determine the Canadian Junior A champion.

Congratulations to the Wilderness players, coaches, front office and fans! A job well done!!

The team is coached by former UMD Bulldog Rod Aldoff

Wilderness Story
http://www.netnewsledger.com/2013/05/11 ... n-rbc-cup/

RBC site
http://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/Nation ... /2013.aspx

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Post by Rocketwrister » Sat May 11, 2013 11:28 am

Isn't it a tier 3 junior league? I know players have to pay to play.

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Post by Mailman » Sat May 11, 2013 12:25 pm

Rocketwrister wrote:Isn't it a tier 3 junior league? I know players have to pay to play.
No they don't. In fact, billet is paid by the team, and the players don't pay squat for anything.
At least the teams I'm familiar with.

It's considered Tier II I believe.

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Post by D3Referee » Sat May 11, 2013 2:09 pm

Mailman wrote: It's considered Tier II I believe.
It's actually considered Tier I by their designation. Canada doesn't actually have the Tier 1, 2, 3 designations. Instead they have Junior A, B & C. Of course also Major Junior, but that's considered professional.

Canadian Junior A Leagues are required to cover all player costs, just the like the USHL down here.

Canadian Junior B Leagues cover hockey costs, but you pay your billets, just like the NAHL down here.

Canadian Junior C Leagues are pay to play, just like Tier 3 down here.

The RBC Cup is the Junior A Championship, chased by all the Junior A Leagues (BCHL, AJHL etc.) The Penticton Vees are one of the better known teams around here because lots of our boys go to play there, but they fell short, losing to the Surrey Eagles in the BCHL finals.

Not all Canadian Junior A Leagues are considered equal, so it will be interesting to see how the Wildnerness do in this Tournament.


Canadian Junior A Leagues

- Canadian Junior Hockey League (governing authority)
Alberta Junior Hockey League
British Columbia Hockey League
Central Canada Hockey League
Quebec Junior AAA Hockey League *
Manitoba Junior Hockey League
Maritime Junior Hockey League
Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League
Ontario Junior Hockey League
Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League
Superior International Junior Hockey League

(*) Quebec Junior "AAA" is equal to Ontario Junior "A"

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ic ... _A_Leagues
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Post by D3Referee » Sun May 12, 2013 5:19 pm

Not a good start for the first American team in history to play in the RBC Cup. A 5-1 loss to the host team. We showed well on the shot clock though, keeping pace at 26 apiece.
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Post by northwoods oldtimer » Sat May 18, 2013 9:00 am

Wilderness will play Brooks Bandits at 2 PM in RBC Semifinal today.

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Post by northwoods oldtimer » Sat May 18, 2013 5:18 pm

Wild lose a tough one today 5-4 in OT.

http://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/Nation ... 8-CEN-WST2

Great season to the boys from Minny!

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