Road to the 2018 RBC Cup: CCHL
The Carleton Place Canadians made it five years in a row atop the Central Canada Hockey League, allowing just 1.69 GPG
Jason La Rose
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March 14, 2018
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What was the most impressive part of the Carleton Place Canadians’ fifth-straight regular-season championship in the CCHL? The record-tying 110 points? The 53 wins, one back of their own record? The 14-game win streak from Oct. 1 to Nov. 5? The 29-1-1 home-ice record? Or allowing a ridiculous 105 goals in 62 games, just 1.69 goals per contest? Why not all of it? The Canadians were the class of the CCHL again in 2017-18, finishing 11 points up on Ottawa, which will host the Fred Page Cup in late April. The strength was the defence and goaltender Jérémie Forget, who led the league in wins (35), goals-against average (1.48), save percentage (.936) and shutouts (7). The offence also finished atop the CCHL, with Samuel Knoblauch, the league’s No. 2 scorer, leading a list of four Canadians in the top 11.

PLAYOFF MATCH-UPS
1) Carleton Place Canadians vs. 8) Rockland Nationals
2) Ottawa Jr. Senators vs. 7) Pembroke Lumber Kings
3) Brockville Braves vs. 6) Kanata Lasers
4) Hawkesbury Hawks vs. 5) Cornwall Colts

FINAL STANDINGS (W-L-OTL)
Carleton Place – 110 points (53-5-4)
Ottawa – 99 points (46-9-7)
Brockville – 80 points (38-20-4)
Hawkesbury – 75 points (36-23-3)
Cornwall – 72 points (33-23-6)
Kanata – 71 points (31-22-9)
Pembroke – 69 points (32-25-5)
Rockland – 62 points (28-28-6)
Smiths Falls – 55 points (24-31-7)
Nepean – 54 points (24-32-6)
Kemptville – 40 points (18-40-4)
Navan – 19 points (9-52-1)

LEADING SCORERS
David Jankowski (Hawkesbury) – 38G 52A 90P
Samuel Knoblauch (Carleton Place) – 31G 56A 87P
Matthew Barnaby (Pembroke) – 32G 44A 76P
Chiwetin Blacksmith (Ottawa) – 16G 51A 67P
Pierre-Luc Veillette (Ottawa) – 33G 32A 65P

LEADING GOALTENDERS
Jérémie Forget (Carleton Place) – 35-2-1, 1.48 GAA, .936 SV%, 7 SO
Michael Leach (Carleton Place) – 18-3-0, 1.86 GAA, .919 SV%, 3 SO
Connor Hicks (Ottawa) – 18-2-1, 1.92 GAA, .933 SV%, 5 SO
Francis Boisvert (Ottawa) – 15-5-1, 2.00 GAA, .922 SV%, 5 SO
Justin Evenson (Brockville) – 27-9-2, 2.34 GAA, .930 SV%, 3 SO

LAST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCE
2016 (Carleton Place Canadians – fifth place)

TOTAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES
19 (2016, 2015, 2014, 2011, 2010, 2008 (host), 2007, 2005, 2004, 2000, 1998, 1997, 1995 (host), 1988 (host), 1987, 1977, 1976, 1974, 1973)

LAST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
2011 (Pembroke Lumber Kings)

TOTAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
2 (2011, Pembroke Lumber Kings; 1976, Rockland Nationals)

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)
ldornan@hockeycanada.ca

 

Morgan Bell
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427 / 403-669-1261 (mobile)
mbell@hockeycanada.ca

 

Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
emadziya@hockeycanada.ca

 

Spencer Sharkey
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4567 / 905-906-5327 (mobile)
ssharkey@hockeycanada.ca

 

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