Game Summary
Vernon Vipers  4 -  Summerside Western Capitals  2
 

PIMM’S EARLY GOAL HELPS VIPERS TO OPENING WIN

VICTORIA, B.C. – As far as quick starts go, the Vernon Vipers could not have asked for any better.

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Post-game audio: EST - Ken McDougall | Mark Ferner

Braden Pimm scored just 13 seconds after the opening face-off to spark the Vipers as the Pacific Region representatives opened the 2009 RBC Cup with a 4-2 win over the Summerside Western Capitals on Sunday afternoon at Bear Mountain Arena.

With the starting line-up barely announced and most fans not yet in their seats, Pimm snapped a shot past Summerside goaltender Alex Dupuis to give his team the very early lead.

Wonder-twins Connor and Kellen Jones combined for a shorthanded goal just 6:27 later for a 2-0 advantage as Vernon opened its quest for a record fifth National Junior A Championship with a win. Connor Jones added his second goal in the second period and Mike Collins also scored for the Vipers, who led 4-0 after 40 minutes.

Nathan DesRoches and Josh McKinnon scored third period goals for Summerside, ending the shutout bid of Vipers netminder Andrew Hammond and cutting the Vernon lead in half.

Vernon faces Humboldt in a possible championship game preview on Monday night (7 p.m. PT), while Summerside will take on Kingston in an all-Eastern battle on Monday afternoon (2 p.m. PT).

 

Game Information
Game Number Round Preliminary
Arena Bear Mountain Arena City, Country Victoria, B.C., Canada
Month / Day / Year 05/03/2009 Time (local) 02:00 PM PT
Attendance 1514 Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Vernon Vipers (PAC) 2 2 0 4
Summerside Western Capitals (EST) 0 0 2 2
Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   00:13 PAC 14 Braden Pimm (5 Mike Collins)
   06:40 PAC 10 Connor Jones (15 Kellen Jones, 6 Mike Leidl) SH

Penalties:
   02:13 EST 11 Harrison McIver (Hooking)
   04:55 PAC 8 James Kerr (Tripping)
   07:46 EST 11 Harrison McIver (Elbowing)
   13:06 EST 12 Parker Deighan (Cross Checking)
   13:34 EST 14 Mike MacIsaac (Unsportsmanlike Cnd.)
   13:34 EST 14 Mike MacIsaac (Hooking)
   15:24 EST 22 Steven Brazil (High Sticking)
   15:47 PAC 11 Cory Kane (Hooking)
   16:07 PAC 7 Cameron Brodie (Roughing)

Second Period
Goals:
   11:17 PAC 10 Connor Jones (2 Kevin Kraus, 6 Mike Leidl)
   11:43 PAC 5 Mike Collins (14 Braden Pimm, 2 Kevin Kraus)

Penalties:
   00:37 PAC 18 Chris Crowell (Slashing)
   12:49 EST 44 Brett Gallant (Roughing)
   15:27 EST 12 Parker Deighan (Hooking)
   18:49 PAC 12 Cole Ikkala (High Sticking)
   19:38 EST 27 Brad Smith (Tripping)

Third Period
Goals:
   07:01 EST 18 Nathan DesRoches (27 Brad Smith, 12 Parker Deighan) PP
   16:43 EST 6 Josh McKinnon (20 Chad Locke, 71 Nathan Snowie)

Penalties:
   00:18 PAC 7 Cameron Brodie (Interference)
   05:18 PAC 3 Kyle Bigos (Elbowing)
   07:53 EST 10 Will Johnston (Interference)
   10:28 PAC 4 Cody Ikkala (Holding)
   13:36 EST 71 Nathan Snowie (Slashing)
   17:52 EST 5 Daniel Whelan (Hooking)
   18:25 EST 12 Parker Deighan (Elbowing)
   19:19 EST 6 Josh McKinnon (Tripping)


Goaltenders
Vernon Vipers
1 Andrew Hammond On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00
Summerside Western Capitals
0 Alex Dupuis On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Vernon Vipers 8 21 9 38
Summerside Western Capitals 7 4 10 21

Player of Game
Vernon Vipers 10 Connor Jones
Summerside Western Capitals 27 Brad Smith
Officials
Referee Colby Smith
Lines People Chris Sweeting, Clay Richardson
Goal Judge Rob Collier, Mel Chartrand