2009 RBC Cup

Summerside Western Capitals  3 -  Victoria Grizzlies  6


VICTORIA, B.C. – It is on to the semifinals at the 2009 RBC Cup for the host Victoria Grizzlies.

Needing a victory to assure themselves a spot in the final four and avoid what could have been a complicated mathematical tiebreaker, the Grizzlies got a goal and two assists from Jonathan Milhouse and opened up a four-goal lead after 40 minutes before holding on for a 6-3 win over the Summerside Western Capitals on Wednesday night.

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Post-game audio: HST - Geoff Courtnall | EST - Ken MacDougall

The loss means the Capitals – the only winless team at 0-3 – cannot make the semifinals, regardless of the outcome of their final round-robin game on Thursday.

Coming off of a heartbreaking overtime loss to Vernon on Tuesday, a game they led in the final two minutes, Victoria came out like a house on fire against the East Region champions, outshooting them 18-6 in the first period and taking a 2-0 lead on goals by Justin Courtnall and Brian Nugent.

Steven Brazil got the Capitals on the board late in the first period, cutting the lead in half, but goals from Milhouse, Dustin Mowrey and Evan Pighin in the middle frame sent the Grizzlies to the second intermission with a comfortable four-goal advantage.

Brazil and Jason Gallant cut the lead to two with goals early in the third period for the Capitals, but Courtnall rounded out the scoring into an empty net in the final minute.

The Grizzlies will await the results of Thursday’s final round-robin games before finding out who they play in semifinal action on Friday. Summerside wraps up their tournament when they face Humboldt in the evening game (7 p.m. PT).


Game Information
Game Number Round Preliminary
Arena Bear Mountain Arena City, Country Victoria, B.C., Canada
Month / Day / Year 05/06/2009 Time (local) 07:00 PM PT
Attendance 1548 Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Summerside Western Capitals (EST) 1 0 2 3
Victoria Grizzlies (HST) 2 3 1 6
First Period
   14:11 HST 14 Justin Courtnall (17 Trever Hertz) PP
   17:26 HST 15 Brian Nugent (19 Derek Lee, 91 Jonathan Milhouse)
   18:59 EST 22 Steven Brazil

   06:15 EST 5 Daniel Whelan (Slashing)
   07:26 HST 19 Derek Lee (High Sticking)
   07:58 HST 98 Evan Pighin (Tripping)
   10:07 EST 4 Kyle Mariani (Holding)
   13:33 EST 5 Daniel Whelan (Cross Checking)

Second Period
   04:04 HST 21 Dustin Mowrey (7 Jeff Forsythe, 77 Lee Baldwin)
   05:21 HST 91 Jonathan Milhouse (19 Derek Lee, 8 Sean Robertson)
   17:29 HST 98 Evan Pighin (14 Justin Courtnall, 91 Jonathan Milhouse)

   09:07 HST 12 Tyler Gubb (High Sticking)
   18:41 HST 24 Tyler Matheson (Roughing)

Third Period
   01:41 EST 22 Steven Brazil (19 Jason Gallant)
   04:54 EST 19 Jason Gallant (5 Daniel Whelan, 4 Kyle Mariani)
   19:18 HST 14 Justin Courtnall (7 Jeff Forsythe) EN

   09:00 HST 27 Teal Burns (Hooking)
   19:18 EST 5 Daniel Whelan (Roughing)
   19:18 EST 10 Will Johnston (Slashing)
   19:18 EST 14 Mike MacIsaac (10-Minute Misconduct)
   19:18 EST 14 Mike MacIsaac (Checking to the Head)

Summerside Western Capitals
0 Alex Dupuis On 1/00:00   Off 2/20:00
60 Paul Dorsey On 3/00:00   Off 3/19:32
Victoria Grizzlies
31 Anthony Grieco On 1/00:00   Off 2/20:00
31 Anthony Grieco On 3/06:08   Off 3/20:00
35 Alexandre Peck On 3/00:00   Off 3/06:07

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Summerside Western Capitals 6 13 13 32
Victoria Grizzlies 18 15 8 41

Player of Game
Summerside Western Capitals 22 Steven Brazil
Victoria Grizzlies 19 Derek Lee
Referee Andrew Guest
Lines People Clay Richardson, Brandon Liefke
Goal Judge Trent Knorr, Ryan Dawson