2010 RBC Cup

Dauphin Kings  3 -  Brockville Braves  2


DAUPHIN, Man. – Two down, four to go for the Dauphin Kings at the 2010 RBC Cup.

Shane Luke scored twice to lead the offence and Mitch Czibere had the eventual game-winner late in the second period as the Kings held on for a 3-2 victory over the Brockville Braves on Monday night in a battle of the last two unbeatens at the National Junior A Championship.

The win ensures the Kings (2-0) get to the halfway point of the round robin on top of the standings, while the Braves (1-1) drop into a three-way tie for second with Vernon and La Ronge after their first loss.

It took just 4:08 for Dauphin to ignite the capacity crowd of 2,170, as a shot from Ryan Dreger snuck through Braves netminder Justin Gilbert and Luke was there to poke home the loose puck for his first goal of the tournament.

But the vaunted Brockville power play went to work shortly after and Braves captain Shayne Thompson pulled the East Region champions even, blasting a shot through a screen and past Kings goaltender Joe Caligiuri for his team’s eighth power play goal in two games.

After a back-and-forth opening 10 minutes of the second period the Kings started to take control, and were finally rewarded when Luke snapped a shot from the face-off dot over the glove of Gilbert to restore Dauphin’s one-goal lead at 2-1.

Czibere pushed the lead to two for the first time when his hard shot got through Gilbert and sent the Kings to the dressing room with a 3-1 lead after 40 minutes.

The Braves got back to within one quickly, with Shayne Stockton converting just 40 seconds into the third period, and pressured for the tying goal, outshooting Dauphin 13-7 in the final frame, but could not get the tying goal past Caliguiri, who made sure his team’s home-ice winning streak reached 16 games.

The Braves will have Tuesday off before facing Vernon in a marquee round-robin match-up on Wednesday afternoon (2 p.m. CT), while Dauphin faces their ANAVET Cup rivals, the La Ronge Ice Wolves, on Tuesday night (7 p.m. CT).


Game Information
Game Number Round Preliminary
Arena Credit Union Place City, Country Dauphin, Man., Canada
Month / Day / Year 05/03/2010 Time (local) 07:00 PM CT
Attendance 2170 Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Dauphin Kings (HST) 1 2 0 3
Brockville Braves (EST) 1 0 1 2
First Period
   04:58 HST 20 Shane Luke (24 Ryan Dreger, 12 Bryce Lamb) PP
   08:06 EST 7 Shayne Thompson (11 Shayne Stockton, 21 Mark Williamson) PP

   04:36 EST 43 Dylan Robichaud (Hooking)
   07:31 HST 3 Dallas Drysdale (Roughing After Whistle)
   08:06 HST 12 Bryce Lamb (Slashing)
   12:53 EST 5 Alex Boak (Roughing)
   17:34 HST 17 Mike Boese (Tripping)
   18:33 EST 19 Scott Arnold (Cross Checking)

Second Period
   14:08 HST 20 Shane Luke (74 Zeanan Ziemer)
   18:12 HST 18 Mitch Czibere (14 Cody Esposito)

   00:21 EST 12 Nathan Slack (Closing Hand on Puck)
   05:11 EST 15 Zak Zaremba (Boarding)
   14:59 EST 20 Scott Dawson (Interference)

Third Period
   00:40 EST 11 Shayne Stockton (21 Mark Williamson, 77 Maxime Dumond)

   00:00 EST 7 Shayne Thompson (10-Minute Misconduct)
   00:00 HST 15 Troy Hunter (10-Minute Misconduct)
   03:45 EST 15 Zak Zaremba (Interference)
   08:59 EST 12 Nathan Slack (10-Minute Misconduct)
   08:59 HST 21 Steven Shamanski (10-Minute Misconduct)

Dauphin Kings
35 Joe Caligiuri On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00
Brockville Braves
1 Justin Gilbert On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Dauphin Kings 10 19 7 36
Brockville Braves 14 8 13 35

Player of Game
Dauphin Kings 20 Shane Luke
Brockville Braves 11 Shayne Stockton
Referee Garth Loeppky
Lines People Brady Woods, Kyle Scrivens