BROWN SCORES TWICE AS BRONCOS WIN FIRST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Matt Brown opened and closed the scoring to lead the Humboldt Broncos to a 3-1 victory over the Camrose Kodiaks on Sunday night and the franchise’s first Royal Bank Cup as national Junior A champions.
Brown, the Broncos captain, got the scoring started six minutes after the puck dropped and put the final nail in the Kodiaks’ coffin with an empty net goal with just one second remaining on the clock.
Kris Kasper scored the other goal and added an assist for Humboldt, which became the first Saskatchewan team to win the national championship since the Notre Dame Hounds, led by Rod Brind’Amour and Curtis Joseph, hoisted the Centennial Cup in 1988.
Matt McKnight scored the lone goal for the Kodiaks, who failed in their bid to become just the sixth team ever to win more than one National Junior A Championship – Camrose won the 2001 title in Flin Flon, Man.
Kasper and McKnight were named Player of the Game for their respective teams.
Sean Connors earned the victory in the Humboldt goal, making 29 saves for his fourth win in as many starts, while Mike Brodeur suffered the defeat between the pipes for the Kodiaks, turning aside 22 of 24 shots.
|Goals & Penalties/Buts et pénalités|
|First Period/Première période
06:00 HUM Matt Brown (Kris Kasper, Keith Reade)
16:48 HUM Kris Kasper (Jeremy Wray, Ryan Olynyk)
19:49 CAM Matt McKnight (MacGregor Sharp, Matt Jacques) PP/AN
03:48 HUM Keith Reade (Slashing/Coup de bâton)
06:18 CAM Justin Blacklock (Checking to the Head/Mise en échec à la tête)
06:18 CAM Justin Blacklock (Misconduct/Inconduite)
11:10 HUM Scott Degelman (Charging/Assaut)
12:37 CAM MacGregor Sharp (Cross-checking/Double-échec)
18:51 HUM Rick Freese (Hooking/Accrocher)
|Second Period/Deuxième période
00:49 CAM Jordan Chomack (Hooking/Accrocher)
01:42 HUM Kris Kasper (Hooking/Accrocher)
05:26 HUM Craig Olynick (Interference/Obstruction)
05:51 CAM Matt Jacques (High-sticking/Bâton élevé)
10:07 HUM Keith Reade (Tripping/Faire trébucher)
12:54 CAM Travis Friedley (Roughing/Rudesse)
17:19 CAM Jason Fleck (Unsportsmanlike Conduct/Conduite antisportive)
19:14 CAM Craig Perry (Roughing/Rudesse)
|Third Period/Troisième période
19:59 HUM Matt Brown SH/DN EN/FD
01:12 CAM Kyle Smith (Slashing/Coup de bâton)
04:56 HUM Shawn Tuck (Roughing/Rudesse)
19:23 HUM Brendon Vanthuyne (Cross-checking/Double-échec)
|Goaltenders/Gardiens de but|
|Shots on Goal/Tirs au but||1||2||3||Total|
|Players of the Game/Joueurs du match
|Linesmen/Juges de lignes
||Clark Aitken; Jeff MacDonald