2019 National Junior A Championship

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2019 National Junior A Championship
Game #9
Preliminary
Final
May 16, 2019 2:00 pm MDT
Centennial Regional Arena
Brooks, Alta.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
2
3
2
7

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
17
14
5
36
4
20
7
31

Statistics

PP
PIM
1 / 3
10
2 / 5
6

Game Story

BLADES DOWN JR. SENATORS IN GOAL-FEST TO FINISH PRELIMS AT NJAC

JASON LA ROSE

BROOKS, Alta. – Peyton Reeves scored once in each period to spark the Oakville Blades to a 7-4 win over the Ottawa Jr. Senators on Thursday afternoon and third place in the preliminary round at the 2019 National Junior A Championship.

The Blades, who evened their prelim record at 2-2, have now doubled their win total from their first two trips to the national tournament; they went 1-3 in 2008 and were winless in four games in 2010.

Kyle Potts added a goal and two assists for the Blades, who will face the loser of the round-robin finale between the Brooks Bandits and Prince George Spruce Kings in Saturday’s semifinals (time to be confirmed).

Reeves got the Oakville offence going on the power play just past the five-minute mark, taking a cross-seam pass from Spencer Kersten and wiring a shot upstairs on the short side past Ottawa goaltender Francis Boisvert.

Kyle Jackson got the Jr. Senators back even at 9:02 with a quick wrist shot that went through the legs of the Oakville defenceman and beat netminder Chris Elliot over the glove.

Boisvert left the game with an apparent injury midway through the opening frame, giving way to Joshua Ward.

Tanner McEachern put the Blades back in front before the end of the first, knocking in a centring pass from Alton McDermott after McDermott forced a turnover at the Ottawa blue-line.

The offensive floodgates opened in the second period; the teams combined for five goals and 34 shots.

Ryan O’Hara netted the 3-1 goal just 2:20 into the middle frame, outracing and outmuscling a defender before poking a shot past Ward, only for Danny Pion to beat Elliot over the far-side shoulder for a power-play goal just 70 seconds later.

Christian Girhiny connected for a shorthanded goal just past the nine-minute mark, crashing the net to jam home a pass from Kyle Potts, and Reeves redirected in a Garrett Pyke shot to make it 5-2.

Darcy Walsh got the Jr. Senators one closer late in the second stanza, letting go a point shot that popped up and over Elliot to make it a two-goal game after 40 minutes. Potts stuffed in a loose puck five minutes into the third period, and Reeves finished off his hat trick with a shorthanded empty-net goal at 13:08 after Ottawa pulled its goalie in a desperate attempt to close the gap.

Colin Marshall added a late consolation goal for the Jr. Senators, who will take on the winner of the Brooks-Prince George showdown in its semifinal on Saturday.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Faisal Alsaif
High-Sticking (2:00)
04:28
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Peyton Reeves

Assists: Spencer Kersten, Ryan Nicholson
05:14
GOAL
Goal: Kyle Jackson

Assists: Conor Smart, Noah Rowe
09:02
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Joshua Ward

10:15
PENALTY
Penalty: Bailey Brant
Hooking (2:00)
11:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Danny Pion
Boarding (2:00)
14:58
GOAL
Goal: Tanner McEachern

Assists: Alton McDermott
17:55
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Ryan O'Hara

Assists: Callum Jones, Kyle Potts
02:20
PENALTY
Penalty: Tanner McEachern
Holding the Stick (2:00)
03:30
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Danny Pion

Assists: Kyle Jackson, Noah Rowe
03:30
PENALTY
Penalty: Spencer Kersten
Boarding (2:00)
09:07
GOAL (SHORT HANDED)
Goal: Christian Girhiny

Assists: Kyle Potts
09:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Thomas Maia
High-Sticking (2:00)
13:50
GOAL
Goal: Peyton Reeves

Assists: Garrett Pyke, Jack Lyons
16:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Peyton Reeves
Hooking (2:00)
16:37
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Darcy Walsh

Assists: Owen Cole, Noah Rowe
17:29
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Kyle Potts

Assists: Harrison Israels, Callum Jones
04:49
PENALTY
Penalty: Garrett Pyke
High-Sticking (2:00)
12:09
GOAL (EMPTY NET) (SHORT HANDED)
Goal: Peyton Reeves

13:08
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Joshua Ward

13:08
GOAL
Goal: Colin Marshall

Assists: Faisal Alsaif
15:29

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Chris Elliot OAK 60 31 27 4 0.871
Joshua Ward OTT 48 26 21 5 0.808
Francis Boisvert OTT 10 9 8 1 0.889

Game Leaders

Goals 3 - Assists 0 - Points 3
G 3 - A 0 - P 3
Goals 0 - Assists 3 - Points 3
G 0 - A 3 - P 3
Goals 1 - Assists 2 - Points 3
G 1 - A 2 - P 3
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1

Previous Games

1 - 2 L @ Prince George Spruce KingsPG
May 18, 2019
3 - 4 L @ Brooks BanditsBRO
May 18, 2019
7 - 4 W @ Ottawa Jr. SenatorsOTT
May 16, 2019
4 - 7 L vs. Oakville BladesOAK
May 16, 2019
5 - 4 W vs. Portage TerriersPOR
May 14, 2019
1 - 2 L @ Brooks BanditsBRO
May 14, 2019
Videos
Photos
2019 NJAC: BRO 4 – PG 3 (Championship)
Boyko scored twice to lead the Bandits to their second national title.
2019 NJAC: BRO 4 – OTT 3 (Semifinal)
Boyko scored and set up the GWG to send the Bandits to the final.
2019 NJAC: PG 2 – OAK 1 (Semifinal)
Neaton turned aside 32 shots to lead the Spruce Kings into the final.
2019 NJAC: OAK 7 – OTT 4 (Preliminary)
Reeves scored a hat trick to help the Blades secure third place.