The Penticton Vees will have to beat the hometown Cobourg Cougars to advance to the RBC Cup championship.
Duncan Campbell of Brandon, Taylor Sanheim of Elkhorn and the Vees dug themselves a 3-0 hole to the Terrebonne Cobras that they couldn’t get out of as they dropped a 3-1 decision in their final round-robin game at the Canadian junior A hockey championship tournament on Thursday. The loss dropped them to 1-1-1-1. Pierre-Anthony Martineau had a goal and two assists for the Cobras (2-0-0-2), who will take on the Brooks Bandits in the other semifinal.
Owen Sillinger had the goal for Penticton.
The Cougars (2-1-1-0) took over first place with a 5-2 win over the Bandits (2-1-0-1) in Thursday’s other game.
The semifinals take place Saturday. The winners meet in Sunday’s final at 4 p.m.
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