2012 PENTICTON VEES
The 2012 Penticton Vees rewrote the record book, setting league and national records en route to their 2nd National Championship and first in 26 years. The 2012 squad set a new Canadian Junior Hockey League consecutive wins record, by rattling off 42 straight victories during a 60-game season schedule. The Vees went 54-4-0-2 in the regular season. With 7 of the league’s top 9 scorers, they finished the season with 334 goals for. They also set new records in the BCHL for most wins (54), points (110) and winning percentage (.917) in a regular season.
In three playoff series en route to the Fred Page Cup, the Vees only dropped 3 games, sweeping the final series to earn their way into regional competition. The Vees played the Brooks Bandits for the Doyle Cup, and a chance to represent the Pacific in the national tournament. Penticton made short work of Brooks, winning the 7-game series in 5 and outscoring the Bandits 23-9.
The Vees got off to a rocky start on the national stage, but found their way into the finals. The Vees faced the Woodstock Slammers for the championship, and beat the Slammers 4-3 to claim the RBC Cup for Penticton.
2012 Penticton Vees Team members:
Joey Benik; Mario Lucia; Travis St. Denis; Connor Reilly; Mike Reilly; Steven Fogarty; Ryan Reilly; Bryce Gervais; Troy Stecher; Curtis Loik; Logan Johnston; Wade Murphy; Zach Urban; Cody DePourcq; Nicholas Buchanan; Grant Nicholson; Kyle Beaulieu; D.J. Jones; Chad Bannor; Michael Garteig; Chad Katunar; Alex Jewell; Steven Fogarty; Kameran Crawford; Fred Harbinson (head coach / general manager).