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.

USHL – Clark Cup Finals

Fargo Force 2 @ Indiana Ice 5
Best of 5 series tied 1-1
D Luke Witkowski, FGO: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM (roughing, roughing), 0 SOG
Playoff totals: 8 GP, 2-1-3, +3, 12 PIM
Season totals: 55 GP, 6-16-22, +30, 118 PIM

The Force lost their first of the playoffs after starting the postseason 7-0. It was also their first road loss. Fargo had tied the game 1-1 in the second and pulled within 4-2 late in the game, but they couldn’t complete the comeback. Game 3 is Wednesday in North Dakota.

2009 RBC Cup – Round Robin

Humboldt Broncos 2 vs. Victoria Grizzlies 1
W Justin Courtnall, VIC: 0-0-0, 12 PIM (checking to the head + 10 minute misconduct)
BCHL playoff totals: 14 GP, 2-4-6, 24 PIM
Season totals: 60 GP, 22-41-63, 98 PIM

Humboldt, the West representative out of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League and defending RBC Cup champs, earned an unlikely win when they scored shorthanded with 1.1 seconds left in the tournament’s opening game. Host Victoria next plays Sunday against Central representative Kingston. For more information on the tournament, see hockeycanada.ca/rbccup.