West Virginia Wins It All! River Rats Sweep Salem to Lift the 2011 Gump Cup!

In News, SAL, WVR on June 30, 2011 at 5:35 pm

The West Virginia River Rats, headed by original GWMHL member Jim Connell, have won their first-ever Gump Cup!

After shocking the Salem Wannabees – who were in the finals for the second straight year – at home in games 1 and 2, the River Rats took it to West Virginia and sealed the sweep in front of the home crowd. They won game 3 by the score of 5-2, then took the Gump Cup with a thrilling 3-2 overtime victory that saw Alex Semin score the cup-winning goal. Semin finished tied for the playoff scoring lead with linemate Sidney Crosby. Each had 24 points in 17 games.

We’d like to congratulate Jim – you won’t find a finer GM and better guy! Congrats! And thank you to all our members on another great GWMHL season!

You can catch up on all the action from the 2010-2011 Gump Cup Playoffs right here.


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