1996 Royal Bank Cup

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1996 Royal Bank Cup
Tournament details
Dates May 4, 1996 – May 12, 1996
Teams 5
Venue(s) Melfort, Saskatchewan
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg British Columbia Vernon Vipers (3rd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Saskatchewan Melfort Mustangs
Tournament statistics
Matches played 13
Scoring leader(s) Jason Duda (Melfort)
MVP Serge Bourgeois (Moncton)

The Inaugural 1996 Royal Bank Cup is the 26th Junior "A" 1996 ice hockey National Championship for the Canadian Junior A Hockey League.

The Royal Bank Cup was competed for by the winners of the Doyle Cup, Anavet Cup, Dudley Hewitt Cup, the Fred Page Cup and a host city.

The tournament was hosted by the Melfort Mustangs and Melfort, Saskatchewan.

The Playoffs[edit]

Round Robin[edit]

Rank Team League Ticket W-L GF GA
1 x-Melfort Mustangs SJHL Host 4-0 28 5
2 x-Newmarket 87's OPJHL Dudley Hewitt Cup 2-2 18 22
3 x-Vernon Vipers BCHL Doyle Cup 2-2 17 16
4 x-Yorkton Terriers SJHL Anavet Cup 1-3 12 19
5 Moncton Beavers MJAHL Fred Page Cup 1-3 9 22

Note: x- denotes teams who have advanced to the semi-final.


Melfort Mustangs defeat Yorkton Terriers 7-1
Newmarket 87's defeat Vernon Vipers 7-5
Melfort Mustangs defeat Moncton Beavers 5-0
Newmarket 87's defeat Yorkton Terriers 5-2
Vernon Vipers defeat Moncton Beavers 6-3
Melfort Mustangs defeat Vernon Vipers 5-1
Yorkton Terriers defeat Moncton Beavers 8-2
Melfort Mustangs defeat Newmarket 87's 11-3
Moncton Beavers defeat Newmarket 87's 4-3
Vernon Vipers defeat Yorkton Terriers 5-1

Semi and Finals[edit]

Semi-finals Royal Bank Cup Finals
1 Melfort Mustangs 7
4 Yorkton Terriers 3
1 Melfort Mustangs 0
3 Vernon Vipers 2
2 Newmarket 87's 4
3 Vernon Vipers 7


Most Valuable Player: Serge Bourgeois (Moncton Beavers)
Top Scorer: Jason Duda (Melfort Mustangs)
Most Sportsmanlike Player: Valeri Ermolov (Melfort Mustangs)
Top Goalie: Joel Laing (Melfort Mustangs)
Top Forward: Jeff Cheeseman (Vernon Vipers)
Top Defenceman: Curtis Doell (Melfort Mustangs)

Roll of League Champions[edit]

AJHL: St. Albert Saints
BCHL: Vernon Vipers
CJHL: Cornwall Colts
MJHL: St. James Canadians
MJAHL: Dartmouth Oland Exports
NOJHL: Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats
OPJHL: Newmarket 87's
QPJHL: Contrecoeur Eperviers
RMJHL: Prince George Spruce Kings
SJHL: Melfort Mustangs

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