Ottawa clinches semifinal spot
2018 RBC Cup Recap: Wednesday, May 16
Jason La Rose
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May 17, 2018
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The Ottawa Jr. Senators are the third team into the semifinals at the RBC Cup, coming from behind three times to beat Steinbach in overtime in the lone game Wednesday and earning themselves a Saturday spot.

OTTAWA JR. SENATORS 5, STEINBACH PISTONS 4 (OT)
Nick Lalonde hammered in a one-timer on the power play at 6:10 of overtime, giving the Jr. Senators a 5-4 win over the Pistons on Wednesday night and ensuring they’ll join Wenatchee and Chilliwack in the semifinals Saturday.

The Jr. Senators came from behind three times, including a pair of one-goal deficits in the third period, and became the first team ever to have all four of its preliminary-round games reach extra time.

“When we got down 3-1, our mentality on the bench changed and our coach told us not to let this [tournament] end. That really stuck with the guys. We didn’t want to rely on other teams to get us into the semifinal. We wanted to get in through the front door and that’s exactly what we did.”
-- Nick Lalonde, Ottawa Jr. Senators

STANDINGS
Wenatchee Wild 1-2-0-0 | 9GF 6GA | 7 points
Chilliwack Chiefs 1-1-1-0 | 7GF 5GA | 6 points
Ottawa Jr. Senators 0-2-2-0 | 12GF 12GA | 6 points
Wellington Dukes 0-1-1-1 | 4GF 6GA | 3 points
Steinbach Pistons 0-0-2-1 | 9GF 12GA | 2 points

LEADING SCORERS
Jasper Weatherby (Wenatchee) 3G 3A 6P
Finn Evans (Ottawa) 3G 3A 6P
Will Calverley (Chilliwack) 5G 0A 5P
A.J. Vanderbeck (Wenatchee) 2G 3A 5P
Zachary Salloum (Ottawa) 0G 4A 4P

LEADING GOALTENDERS
Seth Eisele (Wenatchee) 1-0 / 1.09 GAA / .933 SV%
Daniel Chenard (Chilliwack) 2-1 / 1.62 GAA / .942 SV%
Jonah Capriotti (Wellington) 1-2 / 2.00 GAA / .938 SV%
Austin Park (Wenatchee) 2-0 / 2.22 GAA / .898 SV%
Connor Hicks (Ottawa) 2-2 / 2.52 GAA / .904 SV%

STAR OF THE DAY
Finn Evans – Ottawa Jr. Senators

NEXT GAMES
Wenatchee Wild vs. Wellington Dukes (2 p.m. PT) – CLICK HERE for statistics and webcast
Chilliwack Chiefs vs. Steinbach Pistons (7 p.m. PT) – CLICK HERE for statistics and webcast

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)
ldornan@hockeycanada.ca

 

Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
emadziya@hockeycanada.ca

 

Spencer Sharkey
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4567 / 905-906-5327 (mobile)
ssharkey@hockeycanada.ca

 

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