Saturday, May 17, 2014

RBC Cup Championship Game Set After Canadians Slip By Kings:

The RBC Cup Finals are set; Yorkton and Carleton Place will face off at 4:30 on Sunday afternoon vying for a chance to be crowned National Champions.

With wins over the 'wild-card' teams, a pair of regional Champions now have a chance to hoist the RBC Cup above their head, although it will take 60 of the hardest played minutes of the season.

Congratulations to Jesse Bernard, Marlin Murray and the rest of the Dauphin Kings on a great season. You made Manitoba very proud.

This was written by the Ottawa Sun:

NOTE: Jamie Shinkewski of the Ottawa Sports Page is also covering the event. Jamie is a a Kamloops boy himself, so he welcomed the opportunity to return home! Follow him on Twitter @JShinkewski 

The Carleton Place Canadians are off to the RBC Cup championship.

Anthony McVeigh started and finished the scoring for the the Jr. A Canadians as they defeated Manitoba's Dauphin Kings 5-3 Saturday night in Vernon, BC after losing 4-3 to the top-seeded Kings in overtime during the round robin.

The Canadians will play for the championship Sunday night against the Yorkton Terriers, who defeated the Vernon Vipers 6-3 in the other semi-final Saturday.

Carleton Place got out to an early lead on a goal from Anthony McVeigh at the 2:35 mark but Dauphin answered back with goals from Dyan Butler and Tanner Butler five minutes apart to send the Kings into the first intermission up 2-1.

The Canadians tied the game with another early goal when Luke Edwards scored at the 2:10 mark of the second.

Dauphin's Brayden Cuthbert and Andy Sturtz would trade goals 43 seconds apart to see the game tied 3-3 going into the third period.

Dylan Gareau would score in the final frame before McVeigh added his second of the game with 11 seconds left to seal the deal for the Canadians.

Both teams went 0-for-1 on the powerplay with Carleton Place holding a 34-32 edge in shots.

Guillaume Therien picked up the win in goal for the Canadians.

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