CARLETON PLACE CANADIANS 3
YORKTON TERRIERS 4 (in overtime)
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Gotta give the Derrieres credit. They looked to be the worst team in the early going at the WCC, stayed alive, then won it with a 3-2 record. The pattern repeated in this RBC, which they have won with a 4-2 record.
Carleton Place had this one going their way, with a 3-1 lead after two periods. But Yorkton fired 17 shots at them in the 3rd, and scored 2 goals 8 seconds apart 17 minutes into the 3rd to force OT. Once in OT the shots were 10-4 as the Derrieres claimed the title.
All in all, a very competitive season in Junior A. The 5 teams in the RBC were all about the same calibre, as were the teams in the WCC. And when one considers that many teams with better regular season records never got out of their provinces, it is not hard to imagine that dozens of teams were quite capable of winning this title.