Game Summary
Vernon Vipers  8 -  Kingston Voyageurs  5
 

VIPERS USE OFFENCE TO WRAP UP PERFECT ROUND

VICTORIA, B.C. – This one will never be filed under the great defensive battles in the history of the RBC Cup, but the Vernon Vipers will take the win.

2009 RBC Cup Photo Gallery

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

Kellen Jones’ goal just past the midway mark of the second period kick started a comeback as the Vipers erased a 5-3 deficit en route to an 8-5 win over the Kingston Voyageurs on Thursday afternoon in the round-robin finale for both, clinching a perfect 4-0 preliminary record.
The game also served as a semifinal preview – the same two teams will meet Friday (2 p.m. PT) with a berth in the Sunday’s championship game on the line.

With top spot in the round robin already theirs, the Vipers started back-up goaltender Graeme Gordon – who did not play a single minute in the team’s postseason run – and rested a few key starters, but still led 3-2 after 20 minutes.

But goals from Dustin Walsh, Craig Laliberte and Adam McAllister in a span of 5:24 turned a one-goal deficit into a two-goal lead before Jones’ goal opened the floodgates.

Steve Weinstein and Cory Kane added markers before the end of the middle frame and Kyle Bigos and Rob Short notched goals in the third period as the Pacific Region champions scored the game’s final four goals.

Sahir Gill, Connor Jones and Kory Roy also scored for the Vipers, who spread around the offence with eight different players putting their names on the scoresheet.

Walsh scored a pair for Kingston, whose win over Summerside on Monday was enough to get it into the semifinals. Jeff Blackburn had the other goal for the Voyageurs.

 

Game Information
Game Number Round Preliminary
Arena Bear Mountain Arena City, Country Victoria, B.C., Canada
Month / Day / Year 05/07/2009 Time (local) 02:00 PM PT
Attendance 1678 Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Vernon Vipers (PAC) 3 3 2 8
Kingston Voyageurs (CEN) 2 3 0 5
Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   02:10 PAC 17 Sahir Gill (3 Kyle Bigos, 24 Steve Weinstein) PP
   02:32 CEN 8 Dustin Walsh (21 Adam McAllister, 44 Jacob Chiblow)
   04:39 PAC 10 Connor Jones (17 Sahir Gill, 15 Kellen Jones)
   05:43 CEN 25 Jeff Blackburn (44 Jacob Chiblow, 20 Jarrett Burton)
   16:07 PAC 23 Kory Roy (20 Rob Short)

Penalties:
   00:31 CEN 16 Mike Farrell (Cross Checking)
   06:37 CEN 72 Stephen Evans (Hooking)
   11:43 PAC 15 Kellen Jones (Hooking)
   17:33 CEN 27 Stephane Chabot (Hooking)

Second Period
Goals:
   04:18 CEN 8 Dustin Walsh (5 Kevin Christmas, 21 Adam McAllister)
   04:46 CEN 15 Craig Laliberte (14 Justin Levac, 27 Stephane Chabot)
   09:42 CEN 21 Adam McAllister (12 Ben Power, 5 Kevin Christmas) PP
   10:52 PAC 15 Kellen Jones (11 Cory Kane, 4 Cody Ikkala)
   12:41 PAC 24 Steve Weinstein (5 Mike Collins, 14 Braden Pimm) PP
   13:51 PAC 11 Cory Kane (3 Kyle Bigos, 24 Steve Weinstein) PP

Penalties:
   06:12 PAC 18 Chris Crowell (Cross Checking)
   08:16 PAC 3 Kyle Bigos (Elbowing)
   11:07 CEN 8 Dustin Walsh (Holding)
   13:35 CEN 19 Brock Higgs (Holding)
   14:18 PAC 11 Cory Kane (Tripping)
   19:07 PAC 14 Braden Pimm (Cross Checking)

Third Period
Goals:
   08:10 PAC 3 Kyle Bigos (27 Ryan Santana, 8 James Kerr) PP
   13:44 PAC 20 Rob Short (27 Ryan Santana, 4 Cody Ikkala)

Penalties:
   02:31 PAC 3 Kyle Bigos (Interference)
   04:01 CEN 19 Brock Higgs (Roughing After Whistle)
   06:19 CEN 25 Jeff Blackburn (High Sticking)
   06:19 CEN 25 Jeff Blackburn (High Sticking)
   16:56 CEN 16 Mike Farrell (Roughing)
   19:19 PAC 18 Chris Crowell (Slashing)
   19:19 PAC 18 Chris Crowell (Roughing After Whistle)
   19:19 CEN 12 Ben Power (Roughing After Whistle)
   19:19 CEN 12 Ben Power (Roughing After Whistle)
   19:19 CEN 16 Mike Farrell (10-Minute Misconduct)
   19:19 CEN 21 Adam McAllister (10-Minute Misconduct)
   20:00 CEN 6 Scott Harrington (Roughing After Whistle)


Goaltenders
Vernon Vipers
35 Graeme Gordon On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00
Kingston Voyageurs
33 Shawn Sirman On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Vernon Vipers 10 12 11 33
Kingston Voyageurs 5 10 6 21

Player of Game
Vernon Vipers 3 Kyle Bigos
Kingston Voyageurs 21 Adam McAllister
Officials
Referee Nathan Weiler
Lines People Trent Knorr, Ryan Dawson
Goal Judge Rob Collier, Mel Chartrand