2018 RBC Cup

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2018 RBC Cup
Game #1
Preliminary
Final (OT)
May 12, 2018 2:00 pm PDT
Prospera Centre
Chilliwack, B.C.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
OT
Final
Teams
1
2
3
OT
F
13
3
5
0
21
8
10
7
1
26

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 2
16
1 / 8
4

Game Story

EVANS SCORES OT WINNER, JR. SENS WIN RBC OPENER

JASON LA ROSE

CHILLIWACK, B.C. – Finn Evans tipped in a Zachary Salloum wrist shot just 61 seconds into overtime, giving the Ottawa Jr. Senators a come-from-behind 2-1 win over the Wellington Dukes in the curtain-raiser Saturday afternoon at the 2018 RBC Cup.

With the Jr. Senators on their eighth power play of the game, Evans parked himself at the top of the crease and redirected the winner past Wellington goaltender Jonah Capriotti.

The game was a battle of Ontario, with the champions of the Ontario Junior Hockey League and Central Canada Hockey League facing off. The win by Ottawa means the CCHL has won five of the last six meetings, although the OJHL still holds a 6-5 edge overall.

After three early man advantages failed to produce a goal for Ottawa, the Dukes took over in the first period and opened the scoring on a power play of their own; Frank Pucci picked up a Mason Snell rebound at the side of the net and buried the 1-0 goal.

The Jr. Sens got even early in the second when Evans sprung Elie Boulerice, who raced down the right wing and picked his spot past the blocker of Capriotti to make it 1-1.

Capriotti and Ottawa counterpart Connor Hicks took over from there, going save for save – including point-blank beauties at both ends of the ice – to get the game to an extra period. Capriotti finished with 24 stops, while Hicks answered with 21 of his own.

The Jr. Senators will look to make it back-to-back wins when they take on the host Chilliwack Chiefs on Sunday night (7 p.m. PT), while the Dukes are off until a meeting with the Steinbach Pistons on Monday (7 p.m. PT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Ted McGeen
High-Sticking (2:00)
03:02
PENALTY
Penalty: Andrew Barbeau
Slashing (2:00)
06:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Bryce Yetman
Tripping (2:00)
12:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Darcy Walsh
Kneeing (2:00)
15:47
PENALTY
Penalty: Devon Daniels
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
16:19
GOAL
Goal: Frank Pucci (power play)

Assists: Mason Snell, Ben Evans
17:28
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Colin Doyle
Slashing (2:00)
01:14
GOAL
Goal: Élie Boulerice

Assists: Finn Evans
03:15
PENALTY
Penalty: Mitchell Martan
Slashing (2:00)
10:18
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Colin Doyle
Cross-Checking (2:00)
04:51
PENALTY
Penalty: Josh Supryka
Tripping (2:00)
14:55
Overtime
PENALTY
Penalty: Zach Uens
Tripping (2:00)
00:40
GOAL
Goal: Finn Evans (power play)

Assists: Zachary Salloum, Owen Guy
01:01

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Jonah Capriotti CEN 61 26 24 2 0.923
Connor Hicks EST 61 21 20 1 0.952

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

2 - 4 L @ Chilliwack ChiefsHST
May 20, 2018
2 - 3 L @ Chilliwack ChiefsHST
May 19, 2018
2 - 1 W @ Wenatchee WildPAC
May 19, 2018
5 - 4 W @ Steinbach PistonsWST
May 16, 2018
1 - 7 L vs. Wenatchee WildPAC
May 17, 2018
2 - 3 L @ Wenatchee WildPAC
May 15, 2018
Videos
Photos
2018 RBC Cup: CWK 4 – WEL 2 (Championship)
The Chiefs scored three unanswered in the third to win the RBC Cup.
2018 RBC Cup: CWK 3 – OJS 2 (Semifinal)
Pickering got the winner and the Chiefs advanced to the RBC Cup final.
2018 RBC Cup: WEL 2 – WEN 1 (Semifinal)
Capriotti finished with 50 saves to help the Dukes upset the Wild.
2018 RBC Cup: WEN 7 – WEL 1 (Preliminary)
Galambos and Von Ungern had 2G each to help the Wild to first place.