Game Summary
Kingston Voyageurs  3 -  Vernon Vipers  6
 

VIPERS INTO CHAMPIONSHIP GAME AFTER WIN OVER VOYAGEURS

VICTORIA, B.C. – Just how dominating were the Vernon Vipers during the first two periods of their 6-3 win over the Kingston Voyageurs in Friday’s first semifinal at the 2009 RBC Cup?

2009 RBC Cup Photo Gallery

Post-game audio: PAC - Mark Ferner | CEN - Evan Robinson

Through 40 minutes, the Vipers had almost as many goals (five) as the Voyageurs had shots (seven).

Bryce Kakoske scored twice and added two assists to lead the offence as the Vipers advanced to the national championship game for the first time since 1999. They’ll have a chance on Sunday night to become the first team to win five National Junior A Championships.

Cameron Brodie added a pair of goals and Mike Collins and Cory Kane had one apiece as the Pacific Region champions overwhelmed Kingston in the first two periods, outshooting it 26-7 and taking a 5-0 lead into the dressing room.

The Voyageurs got goals from Justin Levac, Ben Power and Jeff Blackburn in the third period as they made the final score respectable. Kingston finished its season with back-to-back losses to Vernon, having dropped an 8-5 decision on Thursday in the round-robin finale.

Vernon’s back-to-back victories over the Voyageurs give them 24 wins all-time at the National Junior A Championship, more than any team in tournament history. They’ll go for 25 on Sunday (4:30 p.m. PT) when they face the winner of Friday’s late semifinal between Humboldt and Victoria.

 

Game Information
Game Number 11  Round Semi-Final
Arena Bear Mountain Arena City, Country Victoria, B.C., Canada
Month / Day / Year 05/08/2009 Time (local) 02:00 PM PT
Attendance 2386 Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Kingston Voyageurs (CEN) 0 0 3 3
Vernon Vipers (PAC) 3 2 1 6
Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   01:50 PAC 26 Bryce Kakoske (15 Kellen Jones, 17 Sahir Gill) PP
   02:22 PAC 7 Cameron Brodie (18 Chris Crowell, 5 Mike Collins)
   08:34 PAC 5 Mike Collins (3 Kyle Bigos, 26 Bryce Kakoske) PP

Penalties:
   00:00 CEN 25 Jeff Blackburn (10-Minute Misconduct)
   00:58 CEN 23 Tyler Hill (Roughing After Whistle)
   07:47 CEN 16 Mike Farrell (Too Many Men)
   14:02 PAC 3 Kyle Bigos (High Sticking)
   15:29 CEN 19 Brock Higgs (Interference)
   18:47 CEN 11 Mitchell Latchford (Checking from Behind)
   18:47 CEN 11 Mitchell Latchford (Game Misconduct)

Second Period
Goals:
   16:59 PAC 11 Cory Kane (26 Bryce Kakoske, 7 Cameron Brodie)
   19:10 PAC 7 Cameron Brodie (5 Mike Collins, 3 Kyle Bigos) PP

Penalties:
   07:59 CEN 16 Mike Farrell (Roughing After Whistle)
   11:34 CEN 44 Jacob Chiblow (Slashing)
   13:58 PAC 6 Mike Leidl (Hooking)
   14:59 CEN 21 Adam McAllister (Roughing)
   17:14 CEN 15 Craig Laliberte (Elbowing)

Third Period
Goals:
   01:17 CEN 14 Justin Levac (20 Jarrett Burton)
   04:53 PAC 26 Bryce Kakoske (8 James Kerr, 28 Adam Thompson) PP
   07:34 CEN 12 Ben Power (6 Scott Harrington, 8 Dustin Walsh)
   10:43 CEN 25 Jeff Blackburn (6 Scott Harrington, 14 Justin Levac)

Penalties:
   02:06 CEN 19 Brock Higgs (Hooking)
   04:35 CEN 19 Brock Higgs (Cross Checking)
   06:00 PAC 15 Kellen Jones (Hooking)
   10:32 PAC 3 Kyle Bigos (High Sticking)
   12:51 PAC 3 Kyle Bigos (Roughing)
   12:51 CEN 16 Mike Farrell (Tripping)
   16:26 PAC 15 Kellen Jones (Interference)


Goaltenders
Kingston Voyageurs
33 Shawn Sirman On 1/00:00   Off 3/02:06
29 Cody Rosen On 3/02:07   Off 3/18:20
Vernon Vipers
1 Andrew Hammond On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Kingston Voyageurs 5 2 9 16
Vernon Vipers 17 9 8 34

Player of Game
Kingston Voyageurs 6 Scott Harrington
Vernon Vipers 26 Bryce Kakoske
Officials
Referee Jonathan Trudel
Lines People Ryan Dawson, Trent Knorr
Goal Judge Rob Collier, Mel Chartrand