Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Game Preview: Royal Bank Cup: Vernon vs Dauphin:

Game Preview: Royal Bank Cup: Vernon vs Dauphin:

Vernon (1-1) vs Dauphin (2-0) 7pm start

Tonight is the seventh game at the RBC Cup tournament as the 1-1 Vernon Vipers host the 2-0 Dauphin Kings.  Both teams will be facing each other for the first time since the 2010 RBC Cup Final in Dauphin Manitoba, where the Vipers come away with a 8-1 win winning their second straight National Championship.  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

For more on the RBC Cup and all five teams visit the Hockey Canada website,


For more stats & former Vernon Junior Hockey Team rosters & lineups please visit Paul’s Vernon Junior Hockey History website,


Lets take a look at the Vernon Vipers:

Team Website www.vipers.bc.ca

The Vernon Vipers snapped a five game losing streak going back to the BCHL League Finals after a 6-4 victory last night over the SJHL Yorkton Terriers.  The Vipers improved to 1-1 host the MJHL Dauphin Kings in the teams third game of the RBC Cup.  This is the third meeting ever between these two teams after the Vipers & Kings met at the 2010 RBC Cup in Dauphin, Manitoba where Vernon come away with a 8-1 win in the RBC Cup final over the Kings to win their sixth National Championship.  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 will play their final round robin game of the tournament Thursday when they host the Toronto Lakeshore Patriots.  


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

Vernon's all-time Record at the Centennial Cup-Royal Bank Cup:

Games Played: 52
Wins: 36 (Centennial Cup-Royal Bank Cup Record)
Losses: 16
Goals For: 241 (Centennial Cup-Royal Bank Cup Record)
Goals Against: 176                         

Vernon's all-time Round Robin Record:


Vernon's all-time Semi-Final Record:


Vernon's all-time Championship Final Record:




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 Dauphin Kings:

Team Website http://dauphinkings.com/

Dauphin Kings blog http://dauphinskingdom.wordpress.com/

The MJHL Western Canada Cup host Dauphin Kings enter tonight's RBC Cup game atop the RBC Cup standings at 2-0.  The Kings are playing in their second Royal Bank Cup after hosting the 2010 RBC Cup.  The Kings are coming off a 4-3 overtime win Sunday night over the Carleton Place Canadians look to go 3-0 before playing Yorkton Thursday.

The Dauphin Kings are a Canadian Junior "A" ice hockey team from Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada. They are members of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL), a part of the Canadian Junior A Hockey League (CJHL) and Hockey Canada. The Kings were established in 1967 and now play at the Credit Union Place which opened in the fall 2005 with a capacity of 2,500.

In the fall of 1967 Dauphin, along with the Selkirk Steelers, Portage Terriers and Fort Garry Frontiersmen, started the Central Manitoba Junior Hockey League.

After years of trying to secure an MJHL franchise Dauphin finally got its wish when the CMJHL and the MJHL merged for the 1968–69 season.

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) is a Junior 'A' ice hockey league operating in the Canadian province of Manitoba. The MJHL is one of eleven Junior 'A' Hockey Leagues in Canada and is a member of the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL).

The MJHL consists of 11 teams in two divisions, five in the Addison Division and six in the Sher-Wood Division. Each team plays 60 games during the regular season with ten teams qualifying for the playoffs. The fourth and fifth place teams in each division play a best-of-three wildcard series, with the winner being awarded the fourth seed in their division. From there, the remaining three rounds—the division semi-finals, division finals, and league finals—are all best-of-seven. The winner of the final series is awarded the Turnbull Cup as MJHL champion.[1]

The winner of the MJHL playoffs (Turnbull Cup) continues on to play in the Western Canada Cup tournament, where it competes against the champions from Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia for one of two berths in the Royal Bank Cup, the Junior "A" National Championship Tournament. From 1971 to 2012, the Manitoba champion would play in the Anavet Cup, a best-of-seven series against the champion of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, to determine who would play for the Royal Bank Cup.

The League has a rich tradition, first year of operation was the 1918–19 season, making it the oldest Junior League in Canada.[2] At first the junior league was known as the Winnipeg and District League, until 1931 when it became the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. In its first year, there were nine teams in two divisions. The teams included the Winnipeg Pilgrims, Elmwood, Grand Trunk Pacific, Winnipeg Tigers, Young Men's Lutheran Club, Winnipeg Argonauts, Selkirk Fishermen, Weston, and Winnipeg Monarchs. The first season consisted of each team playing six games. Over the years, more than 200 MJHL players have gone on to the National Hockey League (NHL), and 11 of those MJHL graduates have been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.


Manitoba Junior Hockey League

Quarter-final: defeated OCN 4-0 (5-0, 5-0, 3-0, 3-0)
Semifinal: defeated Virden 4-0 (4-2, 4-1, 7-2, 5-2)
MJHL championship: lost to Winnipeg 4-1 (1-6, 3-4, 1-4, 2-1, 1-5)

Western Canada Cup

Preliminary round: 3-1, first place (defeated Spruce Grove 4-2, lost to Yorkton 8-6, defeated Winnipeg 4-3 OT, defeated Coquitlam 5-3)
Championship game: lost to Yorkton 5-4
RBC Cup qualification game: defeated Spruce Grove 4-3


Record: 40-17-3 (3rd in MJHL)
Goals For: 227 (2nd in MJHL)
Goals Against: 171 (4th in MJHL)
Power Play: 49 for 258 (19.0% - 2nd in MJHL)
Penalty Killing: 193 of 224 (86.2% - 3rd in MJHL)
Longest Winning Streak: 11 (Jan. 5-Feb. 5)

Top 3 Scorers:

Dylan Butler – 20G 37A 57P (9th in MJHL)
Jesse Bernard – 18G 35A 53P (13th in MJHL)
Justin Valentino – 9G 40A 49P (18th in MJHL)


Playoff Record: 13-6
Goals For: 71
Goals Against: 52
Power Play: 16 for 111 (14.4%)
Penalty Killing: 86 of 99 (86.9%)

Top 3 Scorers:

Brent Wold – 11G 12A 23P
Dylan Butler – 9G 14A 23P
Jared Morris – 6G 10A 16P


2010 – Dauphin Kings | 5-1 | 24GF 23GA | runners-up

Dauphin's all-time Record at the Centennial Cup-Royal Bank Cup:

Games Played: 6
Wins: 5
Losses: 1
Goals For: 24
Goals Against: 23

Dauphin's all-time Round Robin Record:


Dauphin's all-time Semi-Final Record:


Dauphin's all-time Championship Final Record:




exceptional shooting ability … can score from anywhere … good speed … quick hands … very hard to contain … always keeps his feet moving … tough to read with the puck … fights for the puck


creative player … always wants the puck … good puck skills … good puck distribution … makes good decisions … drives to the net to create offence … uses speed to get around defencemen


makes things happen for teammates … hard to knock off the puck … good in the neutral zone … battles hard … defensively responsible … skates well … very agile … protects the puck well



Here's a look at both teams rosters-stats:

Vernon Vipers:


Dauphin Kings:


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