Game Summary
Wellington Dukes 2 - Vernon Vipers 5
 

MCGILLIS SCORES PAIR IN DEBUT TO HELP VIPERS STAY PERFECT

CAMROSE, Alta. – Patrick McGillis scored twice in his tournament debut and Darren Nowick added a pair of insurance goals late in the third period as the Vernon Vipers stayed undefeated and put the Wellington Dukes on the verge of elimination with a 5-2 victory on Wednesday afternoon.

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Vernon has now gone 18 games without losing a game at the RBC Cup in regulation time, dating back to the preliminary round of the 1999 tournament. The Vipers are 17-1 during that stretch, with the lone loss an overtime setback to Dauphin in last year’s tournament opener.

David Robinson had the other goal for Vernon (3-0), which will finish no lower than second in the preliminary round depending on the outcome of tonight’s Pembroke vs. Vernon game and the Vipers’ game against the Lumber Kings on Thursday.

Darcy Murphy and Joe Zarbo scored the goals for Wellington (0-3), which pulled to within a goal on Zarbo’s power play early in the third period but could get no closer. After outshooting their opponents in each of their first two losses, the Dukes were outshot 46-26 by Vernon, including 23-10 in the first period.

Both teams finish the preliminary round Thursday – Vernon takes on Pembroke in the early game (3:30 p.m. MT), while Wellington faces Portage in the late contest (7:30 p.m. MT).

 

Game Information
Game Number 7 Round Preliminary
Arena Edgeworth Centre City, Country Camrose, Alta.
Month / Day / Year 05/04/2011 Time 03:30 PM MT
Attendance 1560 Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Wellington Dukes (CEN) 1 0 1 2
Vernon Vipers (PAC) 2 1 2 5

Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   05:04 PAC 19 Patrick McGillis (2 Malcolm Lyles, 3 Brett Corkey)
   06:55 PAC 10 David Robinson (28 Adam Thompson, 21 Dane Muench) PP
   10:43 CEN 15 Darcy Murphy (7 Jeff Stanton)

Penalties:
   02:19 CEN 27 Rusty Hafner (Roughing)
   06:31 CEN 17 Simon Bessette (Slashing)
   08:13 PAC 18 Kyle Murphy (Holding)
   10:47 PAC 15 Michael Zalewski (Hooking)
   11:57 CEN 15 Darcy Murphy (Boarding)
   13:10 PAC 15 Michael Zalewski (Slashing)
   14:21 CEN 3 Brandon McIntosh (Interference)
   17:24 CEN 11 Sean Rudy (Boarding)

Second Period
Goals:
   07:11 PAC 19 Patrick McGillis (9 Dylan Walchuk, 14 Aaron Hadley) SH

Penalties:
   06:39 PAC 8 Philip Patenaude (Holding)
   12:57 PAC 16 Darren Nowick (Tripping)
   18:53 PAC 15 Michael Zalewski (Holding Opp. Stick)
   19:11 PAC 29 Ryan Renz (Boarding)

Third Period
Goals:
   03:41 CEN 19 Joe Zarbo (6 Elliott Richardson, 11 Sean Rudy) PP
   11:42 PAC 16 Darren Nowick (3 Brett Corkey, 28 Adam Thompson)
   15:01 PAC 16 Darren Nowick (3 Brett Corkey, 29 Ryan Renz)

Penalties:
   02:27 PAC 15 Michael Zalewski (Tripping)
   04:49 CEN 5 Brendan Barletta (Cross Checking)
   15:15 CEN 17 Simon Bessette (High Sticking)


Goaltenders
Wellington Dukes
30 Jordan Ruby On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
Vernon Vipers
30 Kirby Halcrow On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Wellington Dukes 10 10 6 26
Vernon Vipers 23 7 16 46

Player of the Game
Vernon Vipers 19 Patrick McGillis
Wellington Dukes 19 Joe Zarbo
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