2018 RBC Cup

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2018 RBC Cup
Game #13
Championship
Final
May 20, 2018 4:00 pm PDT
Prospera Centre
Chilliwack, B.C.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
11
7
10
28
9
14
12
35

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 1
6
0 / 3
2

Game Story

CHIEFS COME BACK IN THIRD, BEAT DUKES TO WIN RBC CUP

JASON LA ROSE

CHILLIWACK, B.C. – Corey Andonovski scored the game-winning goal with 11:28 left, one of three unanswered goals in less than eight minutes, to lead the Chilliwack Chiefs to their first national title with a 4-2 win over the Wellington Dukes in the 2018 RBC Cup final Sunday night.

The Chiefs are the second consecutive host team and third in the last four years to win Canada’s National Junior A Championship, surviving a nine-week layoff after losing in the first round of the BCHL playoffs.

Less than four minutes after Will Calverley had tied the game, Andonovski followed up his own shot and slipped the rebound through Wellington goaltender Jonah Capriotti to put Chilliwack ahead for the first time.

Kaden Pickering and Tommy Lee had the other goals for the Chiefs, while Top Goaltender recipient Daniel Chenard capped a terrific tournament with a 26-save performance between the pipes.

The Dukes quickly quieted the near-capacity crowd at the Prospera Centre, opening the scoring less than 90 seconds in when Andrew Rinaldi set up Ted McGeen for a quick strike from the slot and a 1-0 lead.

Pickering answered for the hosts early in the second period, driving to the net with his stick on the ice and redirecting a perfect pass from Andonovski behind Capriotti.

A late-period power play looked to give the Chiefs momentum heading to the final frame, but instead it was the Dukes who jumped ahead; Mitchell Martan raced into the Chilliwack zone and cut to the middle before going five-hole on Chenard to send the Central Region champs to the intermission with the lead.

Calverley, the tournament MVP, tied it less than five minutes into the third, getting his stick on a Bryan Allbee point shot for his tournament-leading sixth goal – and fifth to come via a tip-in.

The Andonovski goal was quickly followed by a huge penalty kill by the Chiefs, who allowed just a single power-play goal in 29 opposition opportunities during the tournament.

Lee added the insurance marker at 12:20; P.J. Marrocco jumped all over a turnover deep in the Wellington zone and fed Lee in front, who had an easy tap-in for the 4-2 goal.

Chilliwack is the 14th B.C. Hockey League team to win the national championship, but the first to do it as host.

The 2019 National Junior A Championship will be held May 11-19 at the Centennial Regional Arena in Brooks, Alta., with the Brooks Bandits of the Alberta Junior Hockey League playing host.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Ted McGeen

Assists: Andrew Rinaldi
01:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Ben Evans
Slashing (2:00)
12:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Ben Evans
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
19:49
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Kaden Pickering

Assists: Corey Andonovski, Skyler Brind'Amour
05:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Daniel Panetta
Hooking (2:00)
17:10
GOAL (SH)
Goal: Mitchell Martan

19:00
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Will Calverley

Assists: Bryan Allbee, Tommy Lee
04:35
GOAL
Goal: Corey Andonovski

Assists: Anthony Vincent
08:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Kyle Yewchuk
Tripping (2:00)
09:19
GOAL
Goal: Tommy Lee

Assists: P.J. Marrocco
12:20

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Jonah Capriotti CEN 57 35 31 4 0.886
Daniel Chenard HST 60 28 26 2 0.929

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1

Previous Games

2 - 4 L @ Chilliwack ChiefsHST
May 20, 2018
4 - 2 W vs. Wellington DukesCEN
May 20, 2018
2 - 1 W @ Wenatchee WildPAC
May 19, 2018
3 - 2 W vs. Ottawa Jr. SenatorsEST
May 19, 2018
1 - 7 L vs. Wenatchee WildPAC
May 17, 2018
4 - 1 W @ Steinbach PistonsWST
May 17, 2018
Videos
Photos
2018 RBC Cup: CWK 4 – WEL 2 (Championship)
The Chiefs scored three unanswered in the third to win the RBC Cup.
2018 RBC Cup: CWK 3 – OJS 2 (Semifinal)
Pickering got the winner and the Chiefs advanced to the RBC Cup final.
2018 RBC Cup: WEL 2 – WEN 1 (Semifinal)
Capriotti finished with 50 saves to help the Dukes upset the Wild.
2018 RBC Cup: WEN 7 – WEL 1 (Preliminary)
Galambos and Von Ungern had 2G each to help the Wild to first place.