Game Report 564 National Jr A Championship
PLAYED AT: Kal Tire Place
Date: May 15, 2014
GAME NOTES: DANCS DOES IT IN OVERTIME, VIPERS ADVANCE TO RBC CUP SEMIFINALS JASON LA ROSE VERNON, B.C. – Dexter Dancs was the overtime hero, scoring on the power play 10:17 into the extra period to give the Vernon Vipers a 3-2 win over the Toronto Lakeshore Patriots in Thursday night’s preliminary round finale, sending the host team to the semifinals at the 2014 RBC Cup. The win means the Vipers will face the Yorkton Terriers in Saturday’s early semifinal (2 p.m. PT). It’ll be the second time the two teams face off in a national semifinal – Vernon scored a 7-5 victory in 1991. The Dauphin Kings and Carleton Place Canadians will meet in the other semifinal (6 p.m. PT). Dancs took a pass down low from Michael McNicholas and cut to the front of the net, sliding the puck under Toronto Lakeshore goaltender Evan Buitenhuis and setting off pandemonium at Kal Tire Place. Brett Mulcahy and Demico Hannoun had the other goals for Vernon (2-2), which will make its ninth trip to the semifinals in 10 appearances at Canada’s National Junior A Championship, two wins from a record-setting seventh national title. Andreas Tsogkas and Michael Prapavessis scored for Toronto Lakeshore (1-3), which saw its season come to an end after winning its first-ever Ontario Junior Hockey League and Dudley Hewitt Cup championships. The Patriots were 7.5 seconds from defeat in regulation before Prapavessis’ power play goal forced overtime. Buitenhuis was spectacular for Toronto Lakeshore, finishing with 43 saves. The Patriots were outshot by almost a two-to-one margin, 46-24, including 30-14 in the first two periods and 9-2 in overtime. It was the Central Region champions who got on the board first; Tsogkas’ wrist shot from the high slot found its way through traffic and past Vernon netminder Austin Smith for a 1-0 lead. But the Vipers would answer on a power play goal from Mulcahy, who finished off a pretty pass from Colton Sparrow to send the game to the first intermission tied 1-1. That would be it for scoring through the 40 minutes despite the best efforts of the Vipers, who heavily outshot and out-chanced the Patriots in the first two periods. Hannoun gave Vernon its first lead with 4:49 to go in the third, redirecting a pretty saucer pass from McNicholas over Buitenhuis’ glove, putting the Vipers on the verge of the semifinals, but Prapavessis evened the game in the dying seconds. With Buitenhuis on the bench and Toronto Lakeshore enjoying a six-on-four advantage, a blind centering pass from Nathan Feric found its way onto the stick of the Patriots’ defenceman, who buried the tying goal.
Visiting Team: Toronto Lakeshore Patriots
Home Team: Vernon Vipers
TORONTO LAKESHORE PATRIOTS LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G29  Buitenhuis, Evan
G30  Helvig, Jeremy
  Lauer, Cory
  Currie, Tyler
  Enns, Tyler
  Tsogkas, Andreas
 10  Marchese, Matt
 11  Kovachis, Niko
 12  Hayhurst, Jacob
 13  Willett, Brandon
 14  Rose, Marcus
 15  Carter, Luke
 16  Feric, Nathan
 17  Bonar, Doug
 18  Powers, Robert
 21  Ursitti, Nicholas
 26  Ledyard, Ryall
 27  Shier, Kevin
 51  Bell, Rory
 77  Prapavessis, Michael
TORONTO LAKESHORE PATRIOTS PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st15 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 9:121 9:1212:48
1st2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 10:531 10:5311:07
2nd26 2:00 Roughing minor 3:54  3:5418:06
2nd51 2:00 Roughing after the whistle minor 9:45  9:4512:15
2nd11 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 10:111 10:1111:49
2nd11 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 16:081 16:085:52
1st OT27 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 9:091 9:0912:51
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
VERNON VIPERS LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G  Todosychuk, Danny
G30  Smith, Austin
  Citron, Ken
  Bryan, Josh
  Statchuk, Michael
  Coughlin, Liam
  Guenther, Riley
  Wilson, Jared
 10  Povelofskie, Tyler
 11  McNicholas, Michael
 12  Dumonceaux, T.J.
 14  Blacklock, Mason
 15  Mulcahy, Brett
 17  Mick, Logan
 18  Hannoun, Demico
 19  Dancs, Dexter
 22  Sparrow, Colton
 24  Chanter, Dylan
 27  Persley, Brendan
 29  Renz, Ryan
VERNON VIPERS PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Tripping minor 4:241 4:2417:36
2nd24 2:00 (auto) Boarding minor 3:541 3:5418:06
2nd27 2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct minor 3:54  3:5418:06
2nd22 2:00 Roughing after the whistle minor 9:45  9:4512:15
3rd22 2:00 (auto) High-Sticking minor 19:241 19:242:36
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
TORONTO LAKESHORE PATRIOTS Goals TORONTO LAKESHORE PATRIOTS PLAYERS (plus) VERNON VIPERS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st6:34  9            
3rd19:24 PP 77-16            
                
VERNON VIPERS Goals VERNON VIPERS PLAYERS (plus) TORONTO LAKESHORE PATRIOTS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st11:57 PP 15-22-4            
3rd15:11  18-11-19            
1st OT10:17 PP 19-11-8            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
TORONTO LAKESHORE PATRIOTS 1 / 3
VERNON VIPERS 2 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
TORONTO LAKESHORE PATRIOTS 14 min / 7 inf
VERNON VIPERS 10 min / 5 inf
POINT SUMMARY
TORONTO LAKESHORE PATRIOTS 2 G + 1 A = 3 Pts
VERNON VIPERS 3 G + 6 A = 9 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 Total
TORONTO LAKESHORE PATRIOTS10102
VERNON VIPERS10113
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 Tot. On Off
TLP - Buitenhuis (69:43) (L)16136843/0:001st OT/9:43
VER - Smith (69:43) (W)857222/0:001st OT/9:43
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 10:00 PM
  -  End: 10:00 PM
  -  Attendance:
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official National Jr A Championship Game Report.