Game Report 1686 RBC Cup
PLAYED AT: Centennial Civic Centre
Date: May 22, 2016
GAME NOTES: 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.
Visiting Team: Lloydminster Bobcats
Home Team: West Kelowna Warriors
LLOYDMINSTER BOBCATS LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Leclerc, Alex
G33  Diamond, Pierce
  Smith, Graydon
  Moro, Greg
  Chynoweth, Ryan
  Pernitsky, Alex
  Bauld, Noah
 10  Giroux, Zac
 11  Messenger, Morgan
 12  Lloyd, Christian
 14  Wood, Stefan
 15  Spriggs, Kris
 17  Benshadle, Eric
 18  Darrar, Kevin
 19  Smythe, Brett
 21  O’Rourke, Austin
 22  Van Tetering, Troy
 26  Mulder, Taylor
 27  Odelein, Connor
 28  Quillan, Nick
LLOYDMINSTER BOBCATS PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st21 2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 14:451 14:457:15
1st14 2:00 Roughing minor 18:281 18:283:32
2nd28 2:00 Tripping minor 2:121 2:1219:48
2nd2:00 (auto) Boarding minor 15:361 15:366:24
2nd26 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 19:541 19:542:06
3rd26 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 18:551 18:553:05
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
WEST KELOWNA WARRIORS LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Greenfield, Matthew
G30  Williams, Keelan
  Harrison, Jake
  Anderson, Tyler
  Yaremko, Rylan
  Foreman, Quin
  Blumenschein, Kristian
  Mennear, Brett
 10  Sodergren, Connor
 11  LeBrun, Jake
 15  Gunville, Reed
 18  Hope, Kylar
 19  Forster, Garrett
 20  Basilico, Bryan
 22  Allan, Scott
 24  Desbiens, Jonathan
 25  Rutigliano, Nick
 26  Blackburn, Liam
 27  Marino, Kyle
 28  Marino, Jared
WEST KELOWNA WARRIORS PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st2:00 Tripping minor 6:071 6:0715:53
1st27 2:00 Roughing minor 19:101 19:102:50
1st24 2:00 (auto) Interference minor 20:001 20:002:00
3rd20 2:00 Roughing minor 8:531 8:5313:07
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
LLOYDMINSTER BOBCATS GoalsLLOYDMINSTER BOBCATS PLAYERS (plus)WEST KELOWNA WARRIORS PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
                
                
                
                
WEST KELOWNA WARRIORS GoalsWEST KELOWNA WARRIORS PLAYERS (plus)LLOYDMINSTER BOBCATS PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st5:21  24-18-9            
2nd6:29  15-7-19            
3rd10:24 SH 26-27            
3rd17:24  6            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
LLOYDMINSTER BOBCATS0 / 4
WEST KELOWNA WARRIORS0 / 6
PENALTY SUMMARY
LLOYDMINSTER BOBCATS12 min / 6 inf
WEST KELOWNA WARRIORS8 min / 4 inf
POINT SUMMARY
LLOYDMINSTER BOBCATS0 G + A = 0 Pts
WEST KELOWNA WARRIORS4 G + 5 A = 9 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
LLOYDMINSTER BOBCATS0000
WEST KELOWNA WARRIORS1124
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
LLO - Leclerc (55:10) (L)118423/0:003rd/15:10
LLO - Leclerc (2:36) (L)0000/17:243rd/20:00
WKW - Greenfield (60:00) (W)18141648/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:6:00 PM
  -  End:6:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official RBC Cup Game Report.