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Centennial Cup Media Recap – May 20

The Brooks Bandits and Battlefords North Stars will face off for the National Junior A Championship

May 20, 2023
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Brooks Bandits 3, Ottawa Jr. Senators 0

  • Dario Beljo (Sudbury, Ont.) scored twice.
  • Aiden Fink (Calgary, Alta.) rounded out the scoring.
  • Ethan Barwick (St. Albert, Alta.) made 22 saves.

Battlefords North Stars 7, Portage Terriers 1

  • Holden Doell (Martensville, Sask.) had two goals and an assist.
  • Jake Southgate (North Battleford, Sask.) had a goal and two assists.
  • Josh Kotai (Abbotsford, B.C.) made 30 saves.

Next Game (Sunday, May 21):

  • Championship Game – Battlefords North Stars vs. Brooks Bandits – 3 p.m. CT/4 p.m. ET

TSN and RDS, the official broadcast partners of Hockey Canada, will broadcast the championship game.

Quotes:

“I think the biggest advantage we have over everyone here is our experience and that showed tonight. We were in a similar situation versus Pickering in the final last year, actually down a goal though, and we stayed calm and got the job done. It’s kind of the same feeling on the bench, we’ve been here before and we know how to overcome it.”

- Beljo on playing in a one-goal game late.

“Sometimes you just need a bounce to go your way to get some confidence. Once we got the first one the guys got going. Portage didn’t have much left in the tank, and we wanted to jump on them early and we were able to do that. We’re excited about the result, but we aren’t done yet.”

- North Stars head coach Brayden Klimosko (Humboldt, Sask.) on the effort.

For more information on Hockey Canada and the 2023 Centennial Cup, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow along through social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For more information:

Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 284-6484 

[email protected] 

Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 777-4567

[email protected]

Jeremy Knight
Manager, Corporate Communications
Hockey Canada

(647) 251-9738

[email protected]

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