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Vipers open RBC Cup vs Carleton Place

Vernon (0-0) vs Carleton Place (0-0) 7pm start

The 2014 Royal Bank Cup gets underway this afternoon with the first game of the tournament at 2pm. The MJHL Dauphin Kings take on the OJHL Toronto Lakeshore Patriots while tonight is the second game at the RBC Cup and the first game for the Vernon Vipers. Vernon will face Carleton Place in the first ever meeting between these two teams. You can listen to tonight's game live with Graham Turnbull starting with the pre-game show at 6:45pm on 107.5 Kiss FM

Lets take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

The Vernon Vipers return to action for the first time since April 15th after falling 4-3 in Game 4 in Coquitlam in the BCHL Fred Page Cup Finals to the Coquitlam Express. The Vipers are making their tenth appearance at the Centennial Cup-Royal Bank Cup as this years host team. This is the second time the City of Vernon has hosted the National Championship as the 1990 Vernon Lakers hosted and won the 1990 Centennial Cup. Vernon is going for their seventh National Championship. The Vipers next game is Monday 7pm vs Yorkton.


British Columbia Hockey League

Preliminary round: defeated West Kelowna 4-2 (1-5, 4-1, 6-4, 4-1, 1-4, 5-0)
Quarter-final: defeated Penticton 4-3 (4-3, 3-5, 3-4, 5-2, 3-2, 0-2, 4-3 OT)
Semifinal: 2-0 first place in round robin (defeated Victoria 5-4, defeated Coquitlam 6-1)
BCHL championship: lost to Coquitlam 4-0 (4-6, 3-4 OT, 2-3 OT, 3-4)


Record: 30-18-4-6 (7th in BCHL) (3rd Place Interior Division)
Home Record: 17-6-3-3
Road Record: 13-12-1-3
Overtime Record: 5-6-4
Record vs Interior Division: 16-12-1-4
Record vs Island & Mainland Divisions: 12-6-2-2
Record in September: 3-3-1-2
Record in October: 6-3-0-1
Record in November: 6-1-2-1
Record in December: 5-3-0-0
Record in January: 4-5-1-1
Record in February: 6-2-0-1
Record in March: 0-1
When the Vipers score first: 23-7-3-3
When the opponents score first: 7-10-1-3
Leading after 1st Period: 17-4-2-3
Tied after 1st Period: 7-7-1-1
Trailing after 1st Period: 5-6-1-2
Leading after 2nd Period: 19-3-2-1
Tied after 2nd Period: 6-5-2-4
Trailing after 2nd Period: 5-9-0-1
Out shooting Opponents: 15-5-2-1
Out shot by Opponents: 15-10-2-3
One goal games: 12-2-2-6
Goals For: 187 (10th in BCHL)
Goals Against: 175 (9th in BCHL)
Power Play: 30 for 211 (14.2% – 16th in BCHL)
Penalty Killing: 207 of 254 (81.5% – 9th in BCHL)
Longest Winning Streak: 5 (Oct. 5-18; Feb. 12-22)
Streak: Finished regular season on two game losing streak

Top 3 Scorers:

Michael McNicholas – 23G 46A 69P (6th in BCHL)
Dexter Dancs – 26G 41A 67P (7th in BCHL)
Brett Mulcahy – 30G 15A 45P (48th in BCHL)


Record: 10-9
Home Record: 5-4
Road Record: 5-5
Overtime Record: 1-2
Goals For: 66
Goals Against: 58
When the Vipers score first: 6-5
When the opponents score first: 4-4
Leading after 1st Period: 5-5
Tied after 1st Period: 4-1
Trailing after 1st Period: 1-3
Leading after 2nd Period: 8-4
Tied after 2nd Period: 1-2
Trailing after 2nd Period: 1-3
Out shooting Opponents: 5-3
Out shot by Opponents: 4-5
One goal games: 4-4
Power Play: 10 for 57 (17.5%)
Penalty Killing: 61 of 77 (79.2%)
Streak: Four game losing streak

Top 3 Scorers:

Colton Sparrow – 8G 14A 22P
Brendan Persley – 11G 10A 21P
Brett Mulcahy – 14G 4A 18P


2011 – Vernon Vipers | 5-1 | 23GF 12GA | runners-up
2010 – Vernon Vipers | 5-1 | 28GF 14GA | national champions
2009 – Vernon Vipers | 6-0 | 32GF 15GA | national champions
1999 – Vernon Vipers | 3-3 | 22GF 20GA | national champions
1996 – Vernon Vipers | 4-2 | 26GF 20GA | national champions
1992 – Vernon Lakers | 3-2 | 25GF 22GA | third place
1991 – Vernon Lakers | 4-2 | 29GF 29GA | national champions
1990 – Vernon Lakers | 5-1 | 36GF 19GA | national champions
1989 – Vernon Lakers | 0-3 | 8GF 18GA | fourth place



shutdown defenceman … smart … quick to react in his own end … strong skater … moves the puck well … keeps things simple in defensive zone … can separate puck carrier from the puck


highly skilled … loves to have the puck on his stick … always a threat to score … can control the puck in tight spaces … uses open space to his advantage … makes quick, hard passes … good hockey IQ


athletic goaltender … plays with poise … confident … good vision …quick glove … moves well from side to side … uses his stick well … likes to challenge shooters … good second effort for rebounds


Mason Blacklock – Michigan Tech University (2014-15)
Dylan Chanter – University of New Hampshire (2014-15)
Ken Citron – Colgate University (2015-16)
Liam Coughlin – Boston University (2014-15)
Dexter Dancs – University of Michigan (2014-15)
Demico Hannoun – Michigan Tech University (2014-15)
Michael McNicholas – University of New Hampshire (2014-15)
Logan Mick – Quinnipiac University (2015-16)
Brett Mulcahy – Holy Cross University (2014-15)
Ryan Renz – Lake Superior State University (2014-15)
Colton Sparrow – University of Alaska Fairbanks (2014-15)
Jared Wilson – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2014-15)

Vernon Vipers Returning Players:

Mason Blacklock (94)
Dexter Dancs (95)
TJ Dumonceaux (94)
Logan Mick (96)
Brendan Persley (93)
Ryan Renz (93)
Colton Sparrow (93)
Michael Statchuk (94)
Austin Smith (93)
Danny Todosychuk (94)

Vernon Vipers Departing & traded players from last years team:

Liam Board (93)
Brett Corkey (92)
Bryce Eviston (94)
Jason Bird (93)
Andrew Tegeler (92)
Craig Martin (95)
Mitch McAllister (94)
Marc Hetnik (92)
Michael Roberts (95)
Braeden Russell (93)
Geoff Crisfield (93)



Lets take a look at the Carleton Place Canadians:

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The CCHL Champion Carleton Place Canadians are making their first ever appearance at the Royal Bank Cup advanced to the National Championship after winning the teams first ever Fred Page Cup with a victory over Saint-Jérôme. The Canadians next action is Sunday 7pm vs Dauphin.

The Carleton Place Kings began play in 1969 in the Renfrew-Lanark Junior C Hockey League. Soon after, the league folded and the Kings ended up in the Rideau-St. Lawrence Junior B Hockey League in 1971. This league later became the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League. In 2009 it was announced that the team had been granted expansion to the Central Junior A Hockey League. Although the CJHL franchise has a different name, the Legion Kings are still considered the forerunner to the Canadians franchise.

The Canadians played their first Junior A game on September 11, 2009. At home, the Canadians dropped a 4-1 decision to the Nepean Raiders. On September 13, 2009, the Canadians won their first ever CJHL game, defeating the Ottawa Jr. Senators 3-2 in a shootout on the road.

The 2013-14 season was a landmark season for the Canadians. They shattered both the CCHL's wins and points records en route to their first regular season title, falling one win short of shattering the 1972-73 Pembroke Lumber Kings league record for best winning percentage (47-4-4).

The Canadians play in the CCHL wich is the Central Canada Hockey League that is a Canadian Junior "A" ice hockey league operating in eastern Ontario, Canada that consists of twelve teams. The league is sanctioned by the Ottawa District Hockey Association and Hockey Canada and is a member of the Canadian Junior Hockey League. The winner of the CCHL playoffs competes for the Fred Page Cup—the "Eastern Zone" championship of the Canadian Junior Hockey League—with the winners of the Quebec Junior AAA Hockey League and the Maritime Junior A Hockey League. The winner of the Fred Page Cup then moves on to compete for the national Royal Bank Cup.

As of July 2013, the lists the CCHL as the 10th best developmental league, professional or amateur, in North America.


Central Canada Hockey League

Quarter-final: defeated Kemptville 4-0 (5-2, 3-1, 6-1, 5-1)
Semifinal: defeated Pembroke 4-3 (3-4, 3-8, 5-2, 7-2, 0-5, 4-3 2OT, 5-2)
CCHL championship: defeated Smiths Falls 4-1 (5-2, 4-2, 3-2, 2-5, 2-1 OT)

Fred Page Cup

Preliminary round: 3-0, first place (defeated Saint-Jérôme 6-4, defeated Granby 4-2, defeated Truro 2-1)
Championship game: defeated Saint-Jérôme 3-1


Record: 54-6-2 (1st in CCHL)
Goals For: 293 (1st in CCHL)
Goals Against: 149 (1st in CCHL)
Power Play: 83 for 302 (27.5% – 1st in CCHL)
Penalty Killing: 278 of 329 (84.5% – 2nd in CCHL)
Longest Winning Streak: 18 (Jan. 10-Feb. 27)

Top 3 Scorers:

Andy Sturtz – 51G 53A 104P (1st in CCHL)
Evan Peterson – 34G 62A 96P (2nd in CCHL)
Brett D’Andrea – 19G 47A 66P (11th in CCHL)


Playoff Record: 16-4
Goals For: 77
Goals Against: 51
Power Play: 17 for 105 (16.2%)
Penalty Killing: 84 of 100 (84.0%)

Top 3 Scorers:

Stephen Baylis – 10G 15A 25P
Andy Sturtz – 12G 10A 22P
Evan Peterson – 10G 9A 19P


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effective two-way forward … makes good decisions with the puck … quick hands … nice touch … dangerous on the penalty kill … reads the play well … high-level hockey sense … deceptive


dynamic player … highly competitive … doesn’t shy away from physical play … great hands … excellent hockey IQ … quick feet … tremendous acceleration … sees the ice incredibly well


two-way defenceman … very good offensive instincts … plays with confidence … fluid skater … creates offence for teammates … plays in all situations … good anticipation … plays physical


Brett D’Andrea – Bowling Green State University (2014-15)
Luke Edwards – Niagara University (2014-15)
Dylan Gareau – Clarkson University (2014-15)
Elias Ghantous – Robert Morris University (2014-15)
Anthony McVeigh – Utica College (2014-15)
Evan Peterson – Colgate University (2014-15)
Larry Smith – Niagara University (2014-15)
Andy Sturtz – Penn State University (2015-16)
Kelly Summers – Clarkson University (2014-15)