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Road to the 2017 RBC Cup

Penticton Vees (West Region #2)

Jason La Rose
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May 11, 2017
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HOW PENTICTON GOT TO COBOURG

British Columbia Hockey League
Quarter-final: defeated Merritt 4-3 (4-1, 4-1, 1-5, 2-1 OT, 4-5, 1-2, 6-2)
Semifinal: defeated Vernon 4-3 (2-3, 4-2, 4-2, 0-3, 3-2 OT, 1-5, 3-1)
BCHL championship: defeated Chilliwack 4-3 (2-4, 5-1, 5-2, 4-3 OT, 2-4, 2-3 OT, 1-0 OT)

Western Canada Cup
Preliminary round: 2-2 (third place – defeated Battlefords 2-1 OT; lost to Brooks 4-3 SO; lost to Chilliwack 4-2; defeated Portage 5-3)
Semifinal: defeated Battlefords 4-0
RBC Cup qualification game: defeated Chilliwack 3-2

REGULAR SEASON

Record: 41-13-4 (3rd in BCHL)
Goals for: 189 (8th in BCHL)
Goals against: 129 (1st in BCHL)
Power play: 38 for 217 (17.5% - 13th in BCHL)
Penalty killing: 166 of 203 (81.8% - 5th in BCHL)
Longest winning streak: 9 (Sept. 18-Oct. 14)
Top 3 scorers:
Nicholas Jones (25G 37A 62P - 17th in BCHL)
Grant Cruikshank (32G 21A 53P - 32nd in BCHL)
Chris Klack (13G 34A 47P - 47th in BCHL)

PLAYOFFS

Record: 16-11
Goals for: 79
Goals against: 66
Power play: 18 for 101 (17.8%)
Penalty killing: 63 of 76 (82.9%)
Top 3 scorers:
Nicholas Jones (13G 25A 37P)
Chris Klack (6G 17A 23P)
Gabe Bast (7G 14A 21P)

NATIONAL JUNIOR A CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

2015 – Penticton Vees | third place | 3-2 | 16GF 10GA
2012 – Penticton Vees | national champions | 4-2 | 15GF 10GA
1986 – Penticton Knights | national champions | 4-1 | 30GF 18GA
1985 – Penticton Knights | runner-up | 2-3 | 26GF 29GA

CJHL NATIONAL RANKINGS

Preseason – 5th
Sept. 26 – 14th
Oct. 3 – 11th
Oct. 10 – 9th
Oct. 17 – 9th
Oct. 24 – 5th
Oct. 31 – 7th
Nov. 7 – 6th
Nov. 14 – 6th
Nov. 21 – 4th
Nov. 28 – 2nd
Dec. 5 – 4th
Dec. 12 – 6th
Dec. 19 – 8th
Jan. 9 – 11th
Jan. 16 – 11th
Jan. 23 – 12th
Jan. 30 – 19th
Feb. 6 – Honourable Mention
Feb. 13 – 19th
Feb. 20 – 19th
Feb. 27 – 17th
Mar. 6 – 17th

PLAYERS TO WATCH (BY ISS HOCKEY)

TY AMONTE
aggressive two-way forward … solid on his skates … good acceleration … poise and confidence with the puck … controls the play … good ice awareness … soft hands

NICHOLAS JONES
heart-and-soul captain … motor that doesn’t quit … tireless forechecker … never gives up on a play … quick, accurate release … wants to make a difference on the ice

OWEN SILLINGER
works hard every shift … reliable on the PP and PK … very good edge work … has outside speed to beat defenders … doesn’t get intimidated … quick stick

COMMITMENTS

Ty Amonte – Boston University (2017-18)
Jamie Armstrong – Northeastern University (2017-18)
Gabe Bast – University of North Dakota (2017-18)
Duncan Campbell – Queen’s University (2017-18)
Grant Cruikshank – University of Wisconsin (2017-18)
Matt Gosiewski – Harvard University (2017-18)
Kenny Johnson – University of Michigan (2017-18)
Nicholas Jones – University of North Dakota (2017-18)
Chris Klack – Clarkson University (2017-18)
Joe Leahy – Cornell University (2017-18)
Mitch Meek – Michigan Tech University (2017-18)
Griffin Mendel – University of Denver (2018-19)
James Miller – University of New Hampshire (2017-18)
Jared Nash – University of Alaska Anchorage (2018-19)
Ryley Risling – Robert Morris University (2017-18)
Mathew Robson – University of Minnesota (2017-18)
Sam Rossini – University of Minnesota (2017-18)
Owen Sillinger – Bemidji State University (2017-18)
Jonny Tychonick – University of North Dakota (2018-19)
Taylor Ward – University of Nebraska Omaha (2018-19)

For more information:

Dominick Saillant
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
514-895-9706
[email protected]

 

Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
[email protected]

 

Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada
Office: 403-777-4567
Mobile: 905-906-5327
[email protected]

 

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