Vipers one game from RBC return

Connor Jones fired back-to-back second-period goals, including the winner at 17:31, to lead the Snakes to a 6-3 win over the Spruce Grove Saints in Game 4 of the Doyle Cup Championship Wednesday night at Wesbild Centre.

  • Apr. 21, 2010 10:00 a.m.

Viper defenceman Garrett Noonan (left) gets down to block a centering pass by the Saints' Adam Henderson during Game 4 of the Doyle Cup Championship Wednesday night at Wesbild Centre. The Vipers won 6-3 to take a 3-1 series lead.

The Vernon Vipers are one win away from earning a berth in the Royal Bank Cup National Junior A Hockey Championships. Connor Jones fired back-to-back second-period goals, including the winner at 17:31, to lead the Snakes to a 6-3 win over the Spruce Grove Saints in Game 4 of the Doyle Cup Championship Wednesday night at Wesbild Centre.

Vernon now has a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven regional series and will look to put the visiting Saints away in Game 5 Thursday night at Wesbild.

Trailing 5-1 early in the third period, Spruce Grove looked to make a game of it with a pair of goals by Kodie Curran and Josh Keizer just over a minute apart midway through the frame. The Snakes’ Mike Collins pocketed a shorthanded empty-netter in the final minute to put the game away.

Check out Friday’s sport section in the Morning Star for a complete recap of Game 4.

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