Game Summary
Kingston Voyageurs  2 -  Humboldt Broncos  5
 

BRONCOS TOP VOYAGEURS, MOVE ONE STEP CLOSER TO SEMIFINAL

VICTORIA, B.C. – The Humboldt Broncos are one step closer to defending their RBC Cup championship.

Shawn Hunter set up Scott Schroeder for the insurance goal early in the third period and rounded out the scoring into an empty net in the final minute as the Broncos all but locked up a semifinal berth with a 5-2 win over the Kingston Voyageurs on Wednesday afternoon.

2009 RBC Cup Photo Gallery

Post-game audio: WST - Dean Brockman | CEN - Evan Robinson

Humboldt can lock up a final four berth as early as Wednesday night, depending on the outcome of the Summerside-Victoria match-up. A Victoria win eliminates the Capitals and ensures the Broncos play on Friday.

After stonewalling Summerside on Monday, making 45 saves in a 7-5 Kingston win, Voyageurs netminder Shawn Sirman continued his strong play early in Wednesday’s contest, keeping the game scoreless after one period despite his team being outshot 18-9.

Jarrett Burton and Mike Farrell scored goals 4:56 apart in the second period to give Kingston a pair of leads at 1-0 and 2-1, but those would be the only pucks the Central Region champions put past Humboldt goaltender Andrew Bodnarchuk.

Taylor Piller, Dimitri Levin and Tory Allen scored second-period goals for the Broncos as they took a slim 3-2 lead into the final 20 minutes before pulling away.

Both teams wrap up round-robin play on Thursday – Kingston faces the undefeated Vernon Vipers in the matinee contest (2 p.m. PT), while Humboldt takes on Summerside in the late game (7 p.m. PT).

 

Game Information
Game Number Round Preliminary
Arena Bear Mountain Arena City, Country Victoria, B.C., Canada
Month / Day / Year 05/06/2009 Time (local) 02:00 PM PT
Attendance 1737 Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Kingston Voyageurs (CEN) 0 2 0 2
Humboldt Broncos (WST) 0 3 2 5
Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:

Penalties:
   05:50 WST 22 Kenton Valliant (Holding)
   08:33 CEN 25 Jeff Blackburn (High Sticking)
   14:50 CEN 21 Adam McAllister (Kneeing)
   19:00 WST 5 Brady Wacker (Tripping)

Second Period
Goals:
   07:34 CEN 20 Jarrett Burton (2 Anthony Geldart)
   10:25 WST 11 Taylor Piller
   12:30 CEN 16 Mike Farrell (19 Brock Higgs)
   15:09 WST 2 Dimitri Levin (18 Joel Belair, 9 Leo Lacourciere)
   17:13 WST 23 Tory Allan (16 Dane Lindskog)

Penalties:
   04:22 WST 23 Tory Allan (Hooking)
   17:58 WST Team (Too Many Men)

Third Period
Goals:
   07:29 WST 7 Scott Schroeder (26 Shawn Hunter, 10 Steven Schroeder) PP
   19:20 WST 26 Shawn Hunter (2 Dimitri Levin) EN

Penalties:
   06:55 CEN 16 Mike Farrell (Interference)
   19:44 CEN 16 Mike Farrell (Tripping)


Goaltenders
Kingston Voyageurs
33 Shawn Sirman On 1/00:00   Off 3/18:21
33 Shawn Sirman On 3/19:21   Off 3/20:00
Humboldt Broncos
1 Andrew Bodnarchuk On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Kingston Voyageurs 9 8 6 23
Humboldt Broncos 18 8 8 34

Player of Game
Kingston Voyageurs 20 Jarrett Burton
Humboldt Broncos 5 Brady Wacker
Officials
Referee Colby Smith
Lines People Nathan Van Oosten, Chris Sweeting
Goal Judge Rob Collier, Gail Chartrand