Fred Page Cup

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Fred Page Cup

The Fred Page Cup is a championship ice hockey trophy, won by tournament, conducted by the Canadian Junior Hockey League. The award is given to the winner of a round-robin and playoff between the Bogart Cup champions of the Central Canada Hockey League, the Kent Cup champions of the Maritime Junior Hockey League, La Coupe NAPA Champions of the Quebec Junior AAA Hockey League, and a pre-determined host team. The winner of the Fred Page Cup moves on to the Junior "A" National Championship known as the Royal Bank Cup. The trophy was donated by the then called Quebec Provincial Junior Hockey League in 1994-95. The Eastern Region "Fred Page Cup" should not be confused with the "Fred Page Cup" that is awarded to the champion of the British Columbia Hockey League's playoffs.

History[edit]

The first Fred Page Cup was awarded in 1995. The trophy was donated by the Quebec Provincial Junior A Hockey League to create an Eastern Canadian Championship in honour of past Canadian Amateur Hockey Association President Fred Page. The 1995 Championship marked the first time teams outside of the maritime provinces were allowed to compete for the Eastern Canadian Championship for a berth to the National Championship. Now allowed are the maritime champions, the Quebec champions, and the Ottawa District champions of the Central Canada Hockey League. Prior to 1995, the Callaghan Cup was the championship trophy of Eastern Canada to be played for by a representative of the maritime provinces. Early championships were dominated by the Island Junior Hockey League. In the early 1990s, the top teams of the IJHL jumped to the Maritime Junior A Hockey League.

CCHL "powerhouse" Nepean Raiders had the chance to bid for the 2006 Fred Page Cup in 2004; was to be played at the Nepean Sportsplex in suburban Ottawa. Raiders owner Gord Black expressed no interest in hosting the tournament. The 2006 Fred Page Cup was then awarded to Pembroke, Ontario and the Pembroke Lumber Kings. The Fred Page Cup has yet to be awarded to a CCHL team in the Ottawa-area.

In 2009, the City of Dieppe, New Brunswick was chosen to host the Fred Page Cup, when a Central Canada Hockey League team was supposed to host the event, but CCHL backed out due to the region already having prior commitments to a Hockey Canada-sanctioned tournament to be run around the same time. The Dieppe Commandos of the Maritime Junior A Hockey League were the host team. The tournament was held at the J. Louis Levesque Arena. The Fred Page Cup committee considered the Maritime Junior A Hockey League champion Summerside Capitals to co-host and play their games at the Credit Union Centre in Summerside, Prince Edward Island. The Quebec Junior "AAA" Hockey League champions Sherbrooke Cougars protested against the co-hosting, and therefore the all the games were staged at the J. Louis Levesque Arena.

To date, the Central Canada Hockey League has won the Fred Page Cup 7 times, winning the Royal Bank Cup finals once, (Pembroke Lumber Kings) since its inception in 1996. The Quebec Junior AAA Hockey League has won the Fred Page Cup only 3 times, and no team from Quebec have qualified for the Royal Bank Cup finals. The Maritime Junior A Hockey League is the only league to win the Fred Page Cup and have teams win the Royal Bank Cup, as the Summerside Capitals won in 1997 and the Halifax Oland Exports won in 2002.

The 2010 Fred Page Cup was awarded to the Brockville Braves, who also hosted the tournament in 1997. Brockville won the 2010 Fred Page Cup by defeating the Pembroke Lumber Kings 5-1. The Braves are the 2nd host team since the 1998-99 Charlottetown Abbies, who defeated the CCHL's Hawkesbury Hawks 2-0 at the Charlottetown Civic Centre. The 2013 Fred Page Cup will be held in Truro, Nova Scotia.

2014 Fred Page Cup Tournament[edit]

Round Robin[edit]

Key; x = Clinched championship round berth; y = Clinched first overall

FPC Round Robin
Rank Team League W-L-OTL GF GA PTS
1 Ontario y-Carleton Place Canadians CCHL 3-0-0 12 7 9
2 Quebec x-St-Jérôme Panthers Host 2-1-0 15 14 5
3 Nova Scotia x-Truro Bearcats MHL 1-1-1 12 13 3
4 Quebec Granby Inouk QJAAAHL 0-2-1 8 12 1

Tie Breaker: Head-to-Head, then 3-way +/-.

Schedule[edit]

Round Robin Schedule
Game Away Team Score Home Team Score Notes
1 Granby Inouk 4 Truro Bearcats 5 OT Final
2 Carleton Place Canadians 6 St-Jérôme Panthers 4 Final
3 Carleton Place Canadians 4 Granby Inouk 2 Final
4 Truro Bearcats 6 St-Jérôme Panthers 7 OT Final
5 Truro Bearcats 1 Carleton Place Canadians 2 Final
6 Granby Inouk 2 St-Jérôme Panthers 4 Final

Semi and Finals[edit]

Championship Round
Game Team Score Team Score Notes
Semi-final St-Jérôme Panthers 5 Truro Bearcats 2 Final
Final Carleton Place Canadians 3 St-Jérôme Panthers 1 Final

Champions[edit]

Fred Page Cup Eastern Canada Junior A Champions
Year Champions Runners-Up Series/Host
1995 Quebec Joliette Nationals (QPJHL) Ontario Cornwall Colts (CJHL) Quebec Joliette, QC
1996 New Brunswick Moncton Beavers (MJAHL) Nova Scotia Dartmouth Oland Exports (MJAHL) Nova Scotia Darmouth, NS
1997 Ontario Kanata Valley Lasers (CJHL) Quebec Longueuil Collège Français (QPJHL) Ontario Brockville, ON
1998 Ontario Brockville Braves (CJHL) New Brunswick Restigouche River Rats (MJAHL) Quebec Joliette, QC
1999 Prince Edward Island Charlottetown Abbies (MJAHL) Ontario Hawkesbury Hawks (CJHL) Prince Edward Island Charlottetown, PEI
2000 Ontario Cornwall Colts (CJHL) Nova Scotia Halifax Oland Exports (MJAHL) Ontario Pembroke, ON
2001 Quebec St. Jerome Panthers (QJAAAHL) Ontario Cornwall Colts (CJHL) Quebec Coaticook, QC
2002 Nova Scotia Halifax Oland Exports (MJAHL) Ontario Ottawa Jr. Senators (CJHL) Nova Scotia Truro, NS
2003 Quebec Lennoxville Cougars (QJAAAHL) Ontario Nepean Raiders (CJHL) Ontario Cornwall, ON
2004 Ontario Nepean Raiders (CJHL) Quebec Valleyfield Braves (QJAAAHL) Quebec Valleyfield, QC
2005 Ontario Hawkesbury Hawks (CJHL) Nova Scotia Yarmouth Mariners (MJAHL) Nova Scotia Yarmouth, NS
2006 Quebec Joliette Action (QJAAAHL) Ontario Pembroke Lumber Kings (CJHL) Ontario Pembroke, ON
2007 Ontario Pembroke Lumber Kings (CJHL) Quebec St-Jérôme Panthers (QJAAHL) Quebec St-Jérôme, QC
2008 Nova Scotia Pictou County Crushers (MJAHL) Ontario Pembroke Lumber Kings (CJHL) Nova Scotia New Glasgow, NS
2009 Prince Edward Island Summerside Western Capitals (MJAHL) New Brunswick Dieppe Commandos (MJAHL) New Brunswick Moncton, NB
2010 Ontario Brockville Braves (CJHL) Ontario Pembroke Lumber Kings (CJHL) Ontario Brockville, ON
2011 Ontario Pembroke Lumber Kings (CCHL) Quebec Longueuil College Francais (QJAAAHL) Quebec Terrebonne, QC
2012 New Brunswick Woodstock Slammers (MHL) Ontario Nepean Raiders (CCHL) Ontario Kanata, ON
2013 Nova Scotia Truro Bearcats (MHL) Prince Edward Island Summerside Western Capitals (MHL) Nova Scotia Truro, NS
2014 OntarioCarleton Place Canadians (CCHL) Quebec St-Jérôme Panthers (QJAAAHL) Quebec St-Jérôme, QC
2015 Ontario Cornwall, ON

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