The Camrose Kodiaks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) won their second consecutive Doyle Cup by defeating the Penticton Vees, of the British Coulmbia Hockey League (BCHL) 4 -2 on Friday night. The Kodiaks will now represent the Pacific Region at the 2008 RBC Cup National Junior ‘A’ Championship in May.
The Kodiaks have won five Doyle Cup Championships in the club’s eleven year history. The AJHL has captured six of the past nine Doyle Cup titles.
Joe Colborne recorded 2 goals in Friday’s final game and is the leading scorer in the 2008 Doyle Cup with 7 points in 5 games. Teammate Jesse Todd also recorded 2 points and was second overall in scoring with 6 points in 5 games. Kodiaks forward Joe Colborne was rated 28th among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting in the final rankings for the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
The Camrose Kodiaks captured their second consecutive AJHL Championship and fifth League title with a series win over the Fort McMurray Oil Barons on April 15th, 2008. The Kodiaks have succeeded to the League Final in seven of the last nine seasons, winning five AJHL titles (2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008) and five Doyle Cup Championships. The Camrose Kodiaks were the RBC Cup Champions in 2001 and have also claimed two National silver medals (2003, 2005).
The 2008 RBC Cup will be held in Cornwall, Ontario from May 2nd -11th, 2008.