Royals M. Bantam AA - 2016-17 Founders Cup Champions
April 18, 2017
Our “Toronto Royals Minor Bantam AA” had a great season this year. We fought hard all season long to earn a spot into the play-offs and were able to upset the Toronto Eagles in the first round to advance into the round of 8. Unfortunately, our next apponents were the Kraft Cup champion Mississauga Terriers. After a hard fought series where we outshot the Terriers we ended up losing the series and making our way into the Founder’s Cup. We faced some of the top teams from both the East and West and went undefeated through the Round Robin stage to earn 1st place and a “buy” into the semifinal. In the semis we faced another of our long time rivals, the Mississauga Jets and managed to land on the right side of a 2-1 victory to earn a spot in the Founder’s Cup championship final. In the final we faced the Toronto Eagles once again who were seeking retribution for us having upset them in the play-off as well as having beaten them in the final of another season tournament. After 40 gruelling minutes of hockey this Sunday, the earned the right to hoist the Founder’s Cup at ScotiaPond with a 2-0 victory. This marks our second Founder’s Cup in 5 seasons to go along with our Kraft Cup and West Championship. The boys, coaches, parents and I would like to thank the both of you for all of your help and support this season. I know we don’t make your jobs easy, but hopefully we help make it worth while ;o).