Courtnall's Two Assists Help RBC Hosts Crush Voyageurs
N.A. Juniors Playoff Game Night: 5/3
2009 RBC Cup â€“ Round Robin
Victoria Grizzlies 5 vs. Kingston Voyageurs 0
W Justin Courtnall, VIC: 0-2-2, 0 PIM
RBC Cup totals: 2 GP, 0-2-2, 12 PIM
BCHL playoff totals: 14 GP, 2-4-6, 24 PIM
Season totals: 60 GP, 22-41-63, 98 PIM
Host Victoria earned a much-needed victory in their second game of the tournament, crushing the Central representative, Kingston of the Ontario Junior Hockey League. Both of Courtnallâ€™s assists were primary helpers, including one on a goal by 2008 Lightning prospect camp invitee Evan Pighin. Victoria next plays Tuesday against Pacific representative Vernon of the BCHL. Vernon defeated Powell River 4 games to 2 to win the Fred Page Cup as BCHL champs. Powell River had knocked Victoria out in 7 games in the Conference Finals. Vernon then went on to sweep Alberta Junior Hockey League champion Grand Prairie Storm 4-0 to reach the RBC Cup.
Kingston needed to come out of a four team tournament to reach the RBC Cup. The Dudley Hewitt Cup was contested among Kingston (OJHL playoff champ), the Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL playoff champ), Fort William (SIJHL playoff champ), and Schreiber (Dudley Hewitt/Central Canada Junior A championship tournament host). After round robin play, Kingston defeated semifinal winner Fort William 4-1 in the championship game.