Game Summary
Brockville Braves  11 -  Oakville Blades  2


DAUPHIN, Man. – Twelve years after they left the National Junior A Championship without a victory, the Brockville Braves made sure that wouldn't happen again – in a big way.

Zak Zaremba and Scott Arnold each had a hat trick and two assists and David Roy added two goals and three helpers as the Braves (1-0) hammered the Oakville Blades 11-2 on Sunday afternoon in the 2010 RBC Cup debut.

The game marked the first time in 14 years a team had reached double digits in an RBC Cup game – Melfort beat Newmarket 11-3 in 1996 – and tied the record for most goals for, which had been reached five times previously.

The Blades (0-2) actually pulled to within a goal at 3-2 early in the second period before the floodgates opened; Brockville scored the game’s final eight goals, taking a 7-2 lead after 40 minutes and adding four more in the third.

It was Oakville who struck first – Dustin Alcock converted a gorgeous cross-crease feed from Kellan Lain to open the scoring just 5:23 in, but goals from Zaremba, Arnold and Shayne Thompson pushed the Braves into a 3-1 lead heading into the first intermission.

A goaltending change after one period seemed to spark Oakville when Mark McGowan cut the lead to 3-2, but Brockville’s special teams took over, scoring twice on the power play and once shorthanded before the horn sounded to end the second period.

With little to determine except whether or not the Braves would hit double digits, Roy’s second of the game made it 10-2 before Zaremba completed his hat trick in the dying seconds to equal the record previously set by Orillia (1985), New Westminster (1990), Vernon (1990), Olds (1994) and Melfort (1996).

Alex Boak and Mike Skakum had the other goals for Brockville, which outshot Oakville 44-29.

The Blades will have the day off Monday before facing Vernon on Tuesday in a must-win game (2 p.m. CT), while the Braves take on the host Dauphin Kings in Monday’s lone game (7 p.m. CT).


Game Information
Game Number Round Preliminary
Arena Credit Union Place City, Country Dauphin, Man., Canada
Month / Day / Year 05/02/2010 Time (local) 02:00 PM CT
Attendance 1165 Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Brockville Braves (EST) 3 4 4 11
Oakville Blades (CEN) 1 1 0 2
First Period
   05:23 CEN 15 Dustin Alcock (19 Kellan Lain, 20 Michael Ingoldsby) PP
   07:19 EST 15 Zak Zaremba (19 Scott Arnold) PP
   16:04 EST 7 Shayne Thompson (44 Nathan Livingstone)
   19:56 EST 19 Scott Arnold (26 David Roy) PP

   01:19 EST 44 Nathan Livingstone (Interference)
   02:45 CEN Team (Too Many Men)
   04:09 EST 23 Sebastien Gingras (Hooking)
   05:00 EST 12 Nathan Slack (Hooking)
   05:40 CEN 8 Dan Hunt (Interference)
   13:57 EST 7 Shayne Thompson (Tripping)
   17:56 CEN 2 Bradley Ryan (Holding)

Second Period
   02:18 CEN 27 Mark McGowan (5 Nick Rivait, 44 Kyle Lysaght)
   03:52 EST 19 Scott Arnold SH
   05:35 EST 5 Alex Boak (10 Tyson Wilson) PP
   17:06 EST 17 Mike Skakum (15 Zak Zaremba, 26 David Roy)
   19:50 EST 19 Scott Arnold (11 Shayne Stockton, 21 Mark Williamson) PP2

   02:44 EST 77 Maxime Dumond (Inter. on Goaltender)
   05:26 CEN 14 Steven Hickey (Hooking)
   06:58 EST 23 Sebastien Gingras (Holding Opp. Stick)
   14:11 CEN 27 Mark McGowan (Inter. on Goaltender)
   14:56 CEN 2 Bradley Ryan (Holding)
   19:23 CEN 5 Nick Rivait (Interference)
   19:41 CEN 19 Kellan Lain (Slashing)

Third Period
   01:18 EST 26 David Roy (15 Zak Zaremba, 19 Scott Arnold) PP
   06:45 EST 15 Zak Zaremba (10 Tyson Wilson, 26 David Roy) PP
   14:21 EST 26 David Roy (10 Tyson Wilson) PP
   18:34 EST 15 Zak Zaremba (43 Dylan Robichaud)

   06:23 CEN 57 Steven Trojanovic (Roughing)
   07:43 EST 12 Nathan Slack (Unsportsmanlike Cnd.)
   14:12 CEN 44 Kyle Lysaght (Hooking)

Brockville Braves
1 Justin Gilbert On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00
Oakville Blades
35 Daniel Savelli On 1/00:00   Off 1/20:00
30 Mike Morissette On 2/00:00   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Brockville Braves 12 20 12 44
Oakville Blades 9 9 11 29

Player of Game
Brockville Braves 19 Scott Arnold
Oakville Blades 15 Dustin Alcock
Referee Ryan Galley
Lines People Derek Reimer, Brady Woods