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Road to The RBC Cup: Vernon Vipers
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April 29, 2011
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Doyle Cup (Pacific Region) champions
British Columbia Hockey League champions

HOW THEY GOT TO CAMROSE

BCHL Playoffs
QF – defeated Westside Warriors 4-2 (3-2, 2-5, 2-4, 5-2, 7-1, 2-1)
SF – defeated Salmon Arm Silverbacks 4-2 (3-5, 0-6, 5-1, 3-2, 3-2 OT, 5-4)
FINAL – defeated Powell River Kings 4-0 (3-1, 1-0, 4-3, 5-4 OT)

Doyle Cup
FINAL – defeated Spruce Grove Saints 4-3 (3-1, 2-3, 2-5, 3-1, 3-2 OT, 0-2, 4-2)

REGULAR SEASON

Record: 36-11-4-9 (2nd in BCHL)
Goals For: 197 (11th in BCHL)
Goals Against: 141 (2nd in BCHL)
Power Play: 51 of 277 – 18.4% (12th in BCHL)
Penalty Killing: 193 for 238 – 81.1% (5th in BCHL)
Longest Winning Streak: 6 (Jan. 8-22; Jan. 28-Feb. 9)
Top 3 Scorers –

  • Dylan Walchuk – 24G 32A 56P (33rd in BCHL)
  • David Robinson – 32G 18A 50P (44th in BCHL)
  • Bryce Kakoske – 17G 33A 50P (47th in BCHL)

PLAYOFFS

Record: 16-7
Goals For: 70
Goals Against: 59
Power Play: 20 for 100 – 20.0%
Penalty Killing: 64 for 84 – 76.2%
Top 3 Scorers –

  • Dylan Walchuk – 14G 7A 21P
  • Patrick McGillis – 6G 10A 16P
  • David Robinson – 7G 7A 14P

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

2010 – Vernon Vipers (national champions)
5-1 record | 28GF 14GA

2009 – Vernon Vipers (national champions)
6-0 record | 32GF 15GA

1999 – Vernon Vipers (national champions)
3-3 record | 23GF 20GA

1996 – Vernon Vipers (national champions)
4-2 record | 26GF 20GA

1992 – Vernon Lakers (3rd place)
3-2 record | 25GF 22GA

1991 – Vernon Lakers (national champions)
4-2 record | 29GF 29GA

1990 – Vernon Lakers (national champions)
5-1 record | 36GF 19GA

1989 – Vernon Lakers (4th place)
0-3 record | 8GF 18GA

PLAYERS TO WATCH

MALCOLM LYLES
offensive-minded defenceman … doesn’t give up anything defensively … great instincts with the puck … makes quick decisions … good gap control … strong skater … heavy point shot … good passer

DAVID ROBINSON
plays a physical style … finishes his checks … wins loose puck battles along boards and in front … hard, accurate shot … powerful skating stride … protects the puck well … gets into scoring positions

DYLAN WALCHUK
highly skilled … good offensive instincts … smooth puck handler … true competitor … versatile … extremely quick feet … excellent work ethic … dangerous on the PP … fights through checks

NCAA COMMITMENTS

John Knisley – Cornell University (2011-12)
Malcolm Lyles – University of Massachusetts Lowell (2011-12)
Ryan Renz – Northeastern University (2011-12)
Adam Thompson – Yale University (2011-12)
Dylan Walchuk – Northern Michigan University (2011-12)
Steven Weinstein – Bentley University (2011-12)
Michael Zalewski – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2012-13)


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André Brin
Director, Communications
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403-777-4564
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Coordinator, Media
Hockey Canada
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