Courtnall, Justin

Grizzlies Lose Another Close One

N.A. Juniors Playoff Game Night: 5/5

2009 RBC Cup – Round Robin

Victoria Grizzlies 4 vs. Vernon Vipers 5 (OT)
W Justin Courtnall, VIC: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
RBC Cup totals: 3 GP, 0-3-3, 12 PIM
BCHL playoff totals: 14 GP, 2-4-6, 24 PIM
Season totals: 60 GP, 22-41-63, 98 PIM

Host Victoria collapsed for the second time in three RBC games, this time allowing a game tying goal with under two minutes left in the contest, and losing in overtime to the West representative, Vernon. The Grizzlies held a 4-2 lead entering the third period, and were up 4-3 before Mike Collins scored at 18:12 to force overtime. Cole Ikkala scored in the extra session for the BCHL champs. The Grizzlies (1-2) lost their tournament opener when they gave up the game winner shorthanded with just over a second left in the game. Victoria plays East representative Summerside Western Capitals on Wednesday.

Courtnall's Two Assists Help RBC Hosts Crush Voyageurs

[b][i]N.A. Juniors Playoff Game Night: 5/3[/b][/i] [b]2009 RBC Cup – Round Robin [/b] [b] Victoria Grizzlies 5 vs. Kingston Voyageurs 0[/b] [i]W [b][url=/justin-courtnall]Justin Courtnall[/url][/b], VIC: 0-2-2, 0 PIM [/i] 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 Courtnall’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.

Fargo Drops First of Playoffs; Victoria Opens RBC With Unlikely Loss

N.A. Juniors Playoff Game Night: 5/1

Fargo falls to 7-1 in the playoffs, 1-1 in the Finals ... RBC Cup opens with host Victoria snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

Victoria Eliminated from Playoffs, Will Wait for RBC Cup

N.A. Juniors Playoff Game Night: 3/31

Courtnall has a full month of practices ahead of him.

BCHL Playoffs – Coastal Conference Finals

Powell River Kings 4 @ Victoria Grizzlies 1
Powell River wins Best of 7 series 4-3
W Justin Courtnall, VIC: 0-0-0, 4 PIM (slashing, roughing)
Playoff totals: 14 GP, 2-4-6, 24 PIM
Season totals: 60 GP, 22-41-63, 98 PIM

Top-seeded Victoria, owned by Lightning co-owner Len Barrie, will not be advancing to the BCHL championship series. Despite coming back from a 3-1 series deficit, the Grizzlies lost on their home ice 4-1 in Game 7, ending the BCHL playoffs - but not career - of Lightning prospect Justin Courtnall. The former 7th rounder was second on the team in scoring during the regular season, but had a hard time finding the scoresheet during the playoffs for the second straight year.

Tokarski, Fadden, Barberio Advance

N.A. Juniors Playoff Game Night: 3/28

Three prospects move on - two to face fellow prospects in Round 2 ... Victoria forces a Game 7 ... Fargo winning on the "road."

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