2016 RBC Cup

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2016 RBC Cup
Game #13
Final
May 22, 2016 6:00 pm MST
Centennial Civic Centre
Lloydminster, Alta./Sask.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
18
14
16
48
12
9
6
27

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 4
12
0 / 6
8

Game Story

WARRIORS BLANK BOBCATS TO WIN FIRST RBC CUP TITLE

JASON LA ROSE

LLOYDMINSTER, Alta./Sask. – Matthew Greenfield stopped each and every one of the 48 shots he faced, leading the West Kelowna Warriors to their first RBC Cup championship with a 4-0 win over the host Lloydminster Bobcats on Sunday night.

The Warriors are the first team from British Columbia to win Canada’s National Junior A Championship since the Penticton Vees in 2012, and the 13th ever, extending B.C.’s all-time record.

Greenfield made 18 saves in the first period, 14 in the second and 16 more in the third to become the first goaltender to record a shutout in the national championship game since Francis Dupuis turned aside all 40 Vernon Vipers shots to help the Pembroke Lumber Kings win the 2011 RBC Cup.

Jonathan Desbiens, Reed Gunville, Liam Blackburn and Rylan Yaremko did the scoring for the Warriors.
Coming off an emotionally-draining semifinal win over Brooks, West Kelowna got the early lead it wanted; the rebound off a Kylar Hope ended up in the slot and Desbiens made no mistake for the 1-0 goal just 5:21 in.

That would end up being enough for Greenfield, who missed the first three games of the tournament after being injured at the Western Canada Cup, but allowed just two goals in his three starts.

The Warriors doubled their lead just over six minutes into the second period; after a Kris Spriggs shot missed the net and made its way all the way back into the Lloydminster zone, Garrett Forster fed a trailing Gunville in the slot and his quick shot beat Bobcats goaltender Alex Leclerc to make it 2-0.

A power-play opportunity midway through the third period gave the Bobcats a chance to cut the deficit in half, but Blackburn took advantage of a misplay in the offensive zone and banked a shot off Leclerc and in for a shorthanded goal at 10:24.

Yaremko hit the empty net with 2:36 to go, officially starting the party for the Warriors.

West Kelowna played a remarkable 93 games this season – finishing 62-25-6 – and were one overtime goal away from being eliminated by the Nanaimo Clippers in the B.C. Hockey League semifinals.

After winning that game, the Warriors lost just four of their last 17 to complete their national title run.

Lloydminster capped the most successful season in franchise history by becoming just the 11th host team since 1990 to reach the national final; their loss dropped host teams to 5-6 in those appearances.

The 2017 RBC Cup will be held May 13-21 in Cobourg, Ont., with the Cobourg Cougars of the Ontario Junior Hockey League playing host.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Jonathan Desbiens

Assists: Kylar Hope, Brett Mennear
05:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Jake Harrison
Tripping minor (2:00)
06:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Austin O’Rourke
(auto) Cross-Checking minor (2:00)
14:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Stefan Wood
Roughing minor (2:00)
18:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Kyle Marino
Roughing minor (2:00)
19:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Jonathan Desbiens
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
20:00
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Nick Quillan
Tripping minor (2:00)
02:12
GOAL
Goal: Reed Gunville

Assists: Quin Foreman, Garrett Forster
06:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Alex Pernitsky
(auto) Boarding minor (2:00)
15:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Taylor Mulder
(auto) High-Sticking minor (2:00)
19:54
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Bryan Basilico
Roughing minor (2:00)
08:53
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Liam Blackburn

Assists: Kyle Marino
10:24
GOAL
Goal: Rylan Yaremko

17:24
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Alex Leclerc

17:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Taylor Mulder
(auto) Interference minor (2:00)
18:55

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Alex Leclerc LLO 57 26 23 3 0.885
Matthew Greenfield WKW 60 48 48 0 1.000

Game Leaders

GA 3 - SVS - 23 - SV% - 0.885
GA 0 - SVS - 48 - SV% - 1.000
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1

Previous Games

1 - 0 W @ Carleton Place CanadiansCPC
Aug 26, 2016
0 - 0 L @ Trenton Golden HawksTRE
Aug 26, 2016
2 - 0 W @ Brooks BanditsBRO
Aug 23, 2016
4 - 0 W vs. Lloydminster BobcatsLLO
May 22, 2016
0 - 4 L @ West Kelowna WarriorsWKW
May 22, 2016
4 - 1 W @ Brooks BanditsBRO
May 21, 2016
Videos
Photos
TELUS: REG 6 – STR 3 (Bronze Medal)
Miller and Woods had three points apiece to lead the Pat Canadians over the Bisons for bronze.
TELUS: TOR - CHA (Gold Medal)
Bonsteel scored twice and Ewing made 35 saves, leading the Young Nationals to their first TELUS Cup title.
TELUS: TOR 3 – REG 1 (Semifinal)
Regan got the winner seven minutes into the third period to send the Young Nationals to the final.
TELUS: CHA 7 – STR 1 (Semifinal)
The Grenadiers scored the game’s final seven goals to beat the Bisons and return to the gold medal game.
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