2011 RBC Cup

Pembroke Lumber Kings 3 - Vernon Vipers 5


CAMROSE, Alta. – David Robinson scored the game-winning goal late in the second period, breaking open a 3-3 tie and helping the Vernon Vipers complete a perfect preliminary round with a 5-3 win over the Pembroke Lumber Kings on Thursday night.

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Despite the loss, the Lumber Kings earned a semifinal spot – they needed a mathematical tie-breaking formula to earn the third seed and set up a Saturday date with the host Camrose Kodiaks (6 p.m. MT). The Vipers, who had already clinched first place, will meet the Wellington Dukes in the early semi (2 p.m. MT).

Patrick McGillis, Colton Sparrow, John Knisley and Dylan Walchuk also had goals for Vernon (4-0), which got points from 12 different players in the win. The Vipers finished the preliminary round undefeated for the second time in three years. They’ve lost just once in the prelims in that span – an overtime loss to Dauphin last year.

Jonathan Milley, Brandon Gagne and Will Seeber scored in a span of 2:36 early in the second period for Pembroke (1-3), turning a 2-0 deficit into a 3-2 lead. In the end, the Lumber Kings edged out fellow 1-3 teams Portage and Wellington for third place. Here’s how:

The first tie-breaker was goals for, plus goals against, divided by goals for (GF GA/GF), with the lower number taking the higher seed. But all three teams finished with even, meaning the next tie-breaker was GF GA/GF in all four games, which left the Lumber Kings (11 14/11=2.27) ahead of the Dukes (12 16/12=2.33) and Terriers (12 17/12=2.42).


Game Information
Game Number 10 Round Preliminary
Arena Edgeworth Centre City, Country Camrose, Alta.
Month / Day / Year 05/05/2011 Time 07:30 PM MT
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Pembroke Lumber Kings (EST) 0 3 0 3
Vernon Vipers (PAC) 2 2 1 5

First Period
   00:52 PAC 19 Patrick McGillis (17 Marcus Basara , 3 Brett Corkey)
   19:19 PAC 22 Colton Sparrow (11 Zach McPhee, 26 Trevor Fitzgerald)

   09:47 PAC 10 David Robinson (Holding)
   12:49 EST 8 Ben Reinhardt (Holding)

Second Period
   00:28 EST 23 Jonathan Milley (10 Matthew Peca, 8 Ben Reinhardt)
   00:46 EST 19 Brandon Gagne (13 Stefan Salituro)
   03:04 EST 4 Will Seeber (10 Matthew Peca, 23 Jonathan Milley)
   04:46 PAC 12 John Knisley (15 Michael Zalewski, 3 Brett Corkey)
   14:03 PAC 10 David Robinson (27 Bryce Kakoske)


Third Period
   15:54 PAC 9 Dylan Walchuk (17 Marcus Basara , 2 Malcolm Lyles)

   00:39 PAC 19 Patrick McGillis (Hooking)
   04:14 EST 15 Kyle Just (Slashing)

Pembroke Lumber Kings
1 Francis Dupuis On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00
Vernon Vipers
30 Kirby Halcrow On 1/00:00 Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Pembroke Lumber Kings 10 14 5 29
Vernon Vipers 7 13 8 28

Player of the Game
Vernon Vipers 9 Dylan Walchuk
Pembroke Lumber Kings 10 Matthew Peca


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