Thursday, 10 May 2012

Penticton through to RBC semi's

It wasn't pretty,but, the Vees RBC cup title hopes are still alive, thanks to a dynamite 3rd period last night against the MJHL champs the Portage Terriers. After a Tanner Waldvogel goal gave the Terriers the lead going into the 2nd period, the Vees would finally get there offence going as Loik, Johnston and Mike Reilly would score three in the last frame and Michael Garteig would hold firm saving 25 of 26 shots for a 3-1 Penticton victory.
With the round robin finishing today, the Portage Terriers are the team eliminated, while the semi finals take place on Saturday which will feature the four remaining teams:

The Semi Finals are as follows - Humboldt Broncos v's Woodstock Slammers
                                                     Penticton Vees v's Soo Thunderbirds

                                                                                                                       W     L     PTS
The standing at the end of the road robin are- 1st Humboldt Broncos       4       0       8
                                                                         2nd Soo Thunderbirds       2       2       4
                                                                         3rd  Penticton Vees            2       2       4
                                                                         4th Woodstock Slammers  1       3       2
                                                                         5th Portage Terriers            1        3       2
This sets up a potentially mouth-watering match up in Sunday's final with Humboldt possibly taking on Penticton. But, I don't believe the Vees are counting their chickens just yet, as they will be looking to avenge their first game of tourney defeat by Soo, to advance to the RBC final.

The final is broadcast live on TSN at 4:30pm on Sunday.

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