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Road to the RBC Cup: Vernon Vipers
May 9, 2014
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HOW THEY GOT TO VERNON

British Columbia Hockey League
Preliminary round: defeated West Kelowna 4-2 (1-5, 4-1, 6-4, 4-1, 1-4, 5-0) 
Quarter-final: defeated Penticton 4-3 (4-3, 3-5, 3-4, 5-2, 3-2, 0-2, 4-3 OT)
Semifinal: 2-0 first place in round robin (defeated Victoria 5-4, defeated Coquitlam 6-1)
BCHL championship: lost to Coquitlam 4-0 (4-6, 3-4 OT, 2-3 OT, 3-4)

REGULAR SEASON

Record: 30-18-4-6 (7th in BCHL)
Goals For: 187 (10th in BCHL)
Goals Against: 175 (9th in BCHL)
Power Play: 30 for 211 (14.2% - 16th in BCHL)
Penalty Killing: 207 of 254 (81.5% - 9th in BCHL)
Longest Winning Streak: 5 (Oct. 5-18; Feb. 12-22)
Top 3 Scorers:

  • Michael McNicholas – 23G 46A 69P (6th in BCHL)
  • Dexter Dancs – 26G 41A 67P (7th in BCHL)
  • Brett Mulcahy – 30G 15A 45P (48th in BCHL)

PLAYOFFS

Record: 10-9
Goals For: 66
Goals Against: 58
Power Play: 10 for 57 (17.5%)
Penalty Killing: 61 of 77 (79.2%)
Top 3 Scorers:

  • Colton Sparrow – 8G 14A 22P
  • Brendan Persley – 11G 10A 21P
  • Brett Mulcahy – 14G 4A 18P

NATIONAL JUNIOR A CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

2011 – Vernon Vipers | 5-1 | 23GF 12GA | runners-up
2010 – Vernon Vipers | 5-1 | 28GF 14GA | national champions
2009 – Vernon Vipers | 6-0 | 32GF 15GA | national champions
1999 – Vernon Vipers | 3-3 | 22GF 20GA | national champions
1996 – Vernon Vipers | 4-2 | 26GF 20GA | national champions
1992 – Vernon Lakers | 3-2 | 25GF 22GA | third place
1991 – Vernon Lakers | 4-2 | 29GF 29GA | national champions
1990 – Vernon Lakers | 5-1 | 36GF 19GA | national champions
1989 – Vernon Lakers | 0-3 | 8GF 18GA | fourth place

PLAYERS TO WATCH

DYLAN CHANTER
shutdown defenceman … smart … quick to react in his own end … strong skater … moves the puck well … keeps things simple in defensive zone … can separate puck carrier from the puck

MICHAEL MCNICHOLAS
highly skilled … loves to have the puck on his stick … always a threat to score … can control the puck in tight spaces … uses open space to his advantage … makes quick, hard passes … good hockey IQ

AUSTIN SMITH
athletic goaltender … plays with poise … confident … good vision …quick glove … moves well from side to side … uses his stick well … likes to challenge shooters … good second effort for rebounds

COMMITMENTS

Mason Blacklock – Michigan Tech University (2014-15)
Dylan Chanter – University of New Hampshire (2014-15)
Ken Citron – Colgate University (2015-16)
Liam Coughlin – Boston University (2014-15)
Dexter Dancs – University of Michigan (2014-15)
Demico Hannoun – Michigan Tech University (2014-15)
Michael McNicholas – University of New Hampshire (2014-15)
Logan Mick – Quinnipiac University (2015-16)
Brett Mulcahy – Holy Cross University (2014-15)
Ryan Renz – Lake Superior State University (2014-15)
Colton Sparrow – University of Alaska Fairbanks (2014-15)
Jared Wilson – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2014-15)


For more information:

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4564
fdupont@hockeycanada.ca

Keegan Goodrich
Coordinator, Media
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
kgoodrich@hockeycanada.ca

 

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