Robinson’s Vipers moving on

Ex-Chilliwack Bruin David Robinson will get a chance to play for a national junior A hockey championship.

Robinson’s Vernon Vipers took a 7-3 decision over the Spruce Grove Saints on Sunday night, capping off a grueling seven game series for the Doyle Cup.

The Doyle Cup pits the champion of the BCHL against the champion of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, with the winner moving on to the Royal Bank Cup. Playing the championship game in the friendly confines of the Wesbild Centre, the Vipers scored three goals in less than two minutes late in the first period to take a 4-2 lead.

The Saints, known more for their hard work than their explosive offence, didn’t have the guns to complete the comeback.

Robinson had a quiet series for the Vipers, recording just two goals in seven games.

Connor Jones led the Vipers in scoring with six goals and 10 points. Brother Kellen Jones had three goals and eight points.

Nate Fleming led the Saints with four goals and seven points.

Robinson’s crew now heads to Dauphin, Manitoba for the Royal Bank Cup tournament, which runs May 1-9.

The Vipers will represent the pacific region, facing four teams in the tourney, including the host Dauphin Kings.

The Oakville Blades are the central region champions after downing Fort William 2-1 in the Dudley Hewitt Cup final.

The Brockville Braves will represent the eastern region after dispatching Pembroke 5-1 in the Fred Page Cup final.

The La Ronge Ice Wolves lost in five games to Dauphin in the Anavet Cup series, but they qualify anyways because Daupin was already in as tournament host.

The Ice Wolves will represent the western region.

Follow the entire tournament online at .

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