2010 RBC Cup

La Ronge Ice Wolves  2 -  Dauphin Kings  3


DAUPHIN, Man. – Same teams, same building, same result for the Dauphin Kings.

Shane Luke’s second goal of the game with 2:56 to go was the game-winner as the Kings wrapped up first place in the round robin at the 2010 RBC Cup with a 3-2 win over the La Ronge Ice Wolves on Tuesday night.

Dauphin (3-0) won all three games at the Parkland Recreation Complex against the Ice Wolves just two weeks ago to win the ANAVET Cup, and the home-ice advantage continued for the Kings on Tuesday.

The Ice Wolves (1-2) got the early jump, as Kirk Moore’s shot went wide of the net, banked off the endboards, off the pad of Brett Willows – who was making his first start of the tournament – and in for a 1-0 La Ronge lead just 63 seconds after the opening face-off.

But Luke and Ryan Dreger helped set up Bryce Lamb for the tying goal just past the 16-mark of the opening period on a Dauphin power play, the only one of the Kings’ 18 shots to beat La Ronge goaltender Adam Bartko, who was also making his maiden RBC start.

Despite a combined 30 shots in the first period, the two teams headed to the dressing room at 1-1.

The offensive onslaught continued for the Kings in the second period; Dauphin outshot La Ronge 19-5 in the middle frame, but only Luke could beat Bartko, leaving the Kings with a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes, despite a 37-17 advantage on the shot clock.

The momentum shifted to the Ice Wolves to begin period No. 3, and the Saskatchewan champions pulled even at the 3:11 mark off the stick of Doug Lindensmith, who notched his team-leading third goal of the tournament.

La Ronge outshot the Kings 18-10 in the third period, but a late hooking penalty to Moore proved to be the Ice Wolves’ downfall, as Luke snuck into the slot to snap a shot past Bartko, scoring his tournament-leading fourth goal.

Assured of a semifinal spot thanks to Oakville’s 5-3 loss to Vernon earlier Tuesday, the Ice Wolves will conclude the round robin against Brockville on Thursday night (7 p.m. CT) in a game that could decide semifinal placement. The Kings wrap up their preliminary schedule Wednesday when they face winless Oakville (7 p.m. CT).


Game Information
Game Number Round Preliminary
Arena Credit Union Place City, Country Dauphin, Man., Canada
Month / Day / Year 05/04/2010 Time (local) 07:00 PM
Attendance 2077 Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
La Ronge Ice Wolves (WST) 1 0 1 2
Dauphin Kings (HST) 1 1 1 3
First Period
   01:03 WST 12 Kirk Moore (14 Liam Brennan)
   16:08 HST 12 Bryce Lamb (20 Shane Luke, 24 Ryan Dreger) PP

   11:30 HST 3 Dallas Drysdale (Hooking)
   15:17 WST 4 Dayton Fossum (Holding)
   18:28 WST 7 Ben Findlay (Cross Checking)
   18:28 HST 74 Zeanan Ziemer (Unsportsmanlike Cnd.)

Second Period
   10:38 HST 20 Shane Luke (24 Ryan Dreger)

   00:31 WST 5 Colton MacPherson (Major - Check fr. Behind)
   00:31 WST 5 Colton MacPherson (Game Misconduct)
   06:04 HST 15 Troy Hunter (Unsportsmanlike Cnd.)
   13:21 WST 14 Liam Brennan (Hooking)
   14:27 HST 14 Cody Esposito (Slashing)
   17:55 WST 12 Kirk Moore (Hooking)
   18:30 HST 3 Dallas Drysdale (10-Minute Misconduct)
   18:30 WST 19 Aaron Enns (10-Minute Misconduct)

Third Period
   03:11 WST 22 Doug Lindensmith (10 Marc-Andre Carre)
   17:04 HST 20 Shane Luke (21 Steven Shamanski) PP

   12:57 HST 3 Dallas Drysdale (Illegal Equipment)
   16:43 WST 12 Kirk Moore (Hooking)

La Ronge Ice Wolves
33 Adam Bartko On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00
Dauphin Kings
29 Brett Willows On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
La Ronge Ice Wolves 12 5 18 35
Dauphin Kings 18 19 10 47

Player of Game
La Ronge Ice Wolves 33 Adam Bartko
Dauphin Kings 7 Joel Kot
Referee Trevor Hansen
Lines People Sheldon Penner, Brady Woods