Abbotsford native Devon Toews was named top defenceman at the RBC Cup last week.

Abbotsford native Devon Toews was named top defenceman at the RBC Cup last week.

Toews named top D-man at RBC Cup

Abbotsford defenceman Devon Toews capped a memorable season by winning the top defenceman award at the RBC Cup last week.

Abbotsford defenceman Devon Toews capped a memorable season by winning the top defenceman award at the RBC Cup last week.

The Surrey Eagles star was the top-scoring blueliner at the national junior A hockey championship tourney in Summerside, P.E.I., posting a goal and six assists in five games.

The ultimate prize eluded Toews and the Eagles, though. They finished second out of five teams in the round robin with a 3-1 record, but fell 3-2 in overtime to the host Summerside Western Capitals in the semifinals on Saturday. The Brooks (Alta.) Bandits defeated Summerside 3-1 in the title game.

Toews, 19, is headed to Quinnipiac University, an NCAA Div. 1 program in Hamden, Conn., on a full-ride scholarship next season.