2019 National Junior A Championship

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2019 National Junior A Championship
Game #10
Preliminary
Final
May 16, 2019 7:00 pm MDT
Centennial Regional Arena
Brooks, Alta.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
0
2
3

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
13
7
11
31
10
8
4
22

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 2
12
0 / 5
6

Game Story

BANDITS EDGE SPRUCE KINGS, FINISH ATOP PRELIM STANDINGS

JASON LA ROSE

BROOKS, Alta. – Andrew Lucas scored the game-winning goal with just under 13 minutes to go, giving the Brooks Bandits a 3-1 win over the Prince George Spruce Kings on Thursday night and a perfect preliminary-round record at the 2019 National Junior A Championship.

The Bandits are just the sixth host team since the start of the five-team format in 1990 to win all four of its prelim games, joining the 1994 Olds Grizzlys, 1996 Melfort Mustangs, 2002 Halifax Oland Exports, 2010 Dauphin Kings and 2012 Humboldt Broncos.

Carter Wolski and Brandon Scanlin had the other goals for Brooks, which outshot Prince George 11-4 in the decisive third period and held a 31-22 advantage overall.

It will face the Ottawa Jr. Senators in the early semifinal Saturday (2 p.m. MT), while the Spruce Kings will face off against the Oakville Blades in the late game (7 p.m. MT).

Lucas ignited the standing-room only crowd at the Centennial Regional Arena with his game-winner, driving hard to the net and chipping his own rebound over a sprawling Logan Neaton.

The highly-anticipated match-up – the seventh between the teams in the last 21 days – lived up to the hype.

Both teams came out firing in the first period, combining for 23 shots on goal (13-10 in favour of Brooks), and it was the Bandits who drew first blood late in the opening frame; Wolski circled the net and let go a shot from a sharp angle that snuck under the arm of Neaton and just trickled over the goal-line.

Prince George got even with less than 70 seconds to go in the second period when Nick Poisson got his stick on a hard wrist shot from Dylan Anhorn to send the game to the intermission tied 1-1.

The Spruce Kings had their chances in the third period, particularly on a pair of power plays in the final six minutes, but could not put another puck behind Pierce Charleson, who made 21 saves.

Scanlin sealed the win with 21.7 seconds to go, hitting the empty net from deep in his own zone.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Arnaud Vachon
Elbowing (2:00)
09:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Nick Bochen
Tripping (2:00)
14:57
GOAL
Goal: Carter Wolski

Assists: Brandon Scanlin, Jake Theis
18:37
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jake Theis
Cross-Checking (2:00)
06:50
GOAL
Goal: Nick Poisson

Assists: Dylan Anhorn, Dustin Manz
18:53
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Jake Theis
High-Sticking (2:00)
02:32
PENALTY
Penalty: Max Coyle
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
02:32
GOAL
Goal: Andrew Lucas

Assists: Jakob Lee, Tyler Campbell
07:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Corson Ceulemans
Roughing (2:00)
09:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Nolan Welsh
Roughing (2:00)
09:35
PENALTY
Penalty: Andrew Lucas
Cross-Checking (2:00)
14:35
PENALTY
Penalty: Andrew Lucas
Tripping (2:00)
18:54
GOAL (EN) (SH)
Goal: Brandon Scanlin

Assists: Arnaud Vachon
19:38
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Logan Neaton

19:38

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Pierce Charleson BRO 60 22 21 1 0.955
Logan Neaton PG 58 30 28 2 0.933

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

4 - 3 W vs. Prince George Spruce KingsPG
May 19, 2019
3 - 4 L @ Brooks BanditsBRO
May 19, 2019
4 - 3 W vs. Ottawa Jr. SenatorsOTT
May 18, 2019
2 - 1 W vs. Oakville BladesOAK
May 18, 2019
3 - 1 W @ Prince George Spruce KingsPG
May 16, 2019
1 - 3 L vs. Brooks BanditsBRO
May 16, 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.