2018 RBC Cup

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2018 RBC Cup
Game #12
Semifinal
Final
May 19, 2018 7:00 pm PDT
Prospera Centre
Chilliwack, B.C.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
8
12
8
28
11
12
7
30

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 7
14
0 / 6
16

Game Story

CHIEFS SCORE LATE, BOOK SPOT IN RBC CUP FINAL

JASON LA ROSE

CHILLIWACK, B.C. – Kaden Pickering broke open a tie game with 8:44 to go, and the Chilliwack Chiefs punched their ticket to the championship game at the 2018 RBC Cup with a thrilling 3-2 semifinal win over the Ottawa Jr. Senators on Saturday night.

The Chiefs will face the Wellington Dukes in the final Sunday (4 p.m. PT, TSN), looking to become the third host team in the last four years to claim Canada’s National Junior A Championship.

With overtime looming (again), Kyle Yewchuk threw a shot on net that found its way to Pickering, who knocked the loose puck past Jr. Senators goaltender Connor Hicks to ignite the pro-Chiefs crowd at the Prospera Centre.

Chilliwack leaned heavily on its penalty kill to help it through; the Chiefs killed off all seven Ottawa power plays in the game, including a pair of four-minute man advantages in the third period.

For the tournament, the hosts have allowed just a single power-play goals in 25 chances.

The Chiefs were on the board first at 9:21 of the first period when Anthony Vincent swept in a Marcus Tesink rebound from the doorstep, but Owen Guy followed the bouncing puck and swatted the tying goal past Chilliwack netminder Daniel Chenard at 18:09 to bring the Jr. Senators even.

The momentum would quickly swing back to the Chiefs, though; Skyler Brind’Amour batted a rebound out of midair and past Hicks just 45 seconds after the Guy goal, sending Chilliwack to the intermission up 2-1.

Chenard and Hicks went save for save through most of a busy second period – both teams managed 12 shots on goal in the middle frame – but Ottawa would get back to even terms in the final minute when Pierre-Luc Veillette jumped on a rebound at the side of the Chilliwack net to make it 2-2 through 40 minutes.

The Pickering winner came during one of the few stretches of five-on-five hockey in the third period; the teams combined for 20 minutes in penalties during the final stanza, putting special teams to work on both sides.

Chilliwack is into the final for the first time in three trips to the national championship. They fell short in the semifinals in each of their first two appearances, in 2000 and 2002.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Anthony Vincent

Assists: Marcus Tesink
09:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Craig McCabe
Slashing (2:00)
10:05
GOAL
Goal: Owen Guy

Assists: Isaac Anderson
18:09
GOAL
Goal: Skyler Brind'Amour

Assists: Adam Berg, Will Calverley
18:54
PENALTY
Penalty: Ryan Bowen
Roughing (2:00)
20:00
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: P.J. Marrocco
Interference (2:00)
04:10
PENALTY
Penalty: Joe Alexander
Interference (2:00)
07:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Craig McCabe
Interference (2:00)
15:05
GOAL
Goal: Pierre-Luc Veillette

Assists: Craig McCabe, Isaac Anderson
19:10
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Nick Lalonde
High-Sticking (2:00)
00:21
PENALTY
Penalty: Jared Turcotte
High-Sticking - Double Minor (4:00)
02:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Adrien Bisson
Hooking (2:00)
08:32
GOAL
Goal: Kaden Pickering

Assists: Skyler Brind'Amour, Kyle Yewchuk
11:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Craig McCabe
Roughing (2:00)
11:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Adam Berg
Roughing (2:00)
11:45
PENALTY
Penalty: Powell Connor
Kneeing (2:00)
12:53
PENALTY
Penalty: Griffin McGregor
Kneeing (2:00)
14:07
PENALTY
Penalty: Skyler Brind'Amour
High-Sticking - Double Minor (4:00)
15:13

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Connor Hicks OTT 58 30 27 3 0.900
Daniel Chenard CHI 60 28 26 2 0.929

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

2 - 3 L @ Chilliwack ChiefsCHI
May 19, 2018
4 - 2 W vs. Wellington DukesWEL
May 20, 2018
5 - 4 W @ Steinbach PistonsSTE
May 16, 2018
3 - 2 W vs. Ottawa Jr. SenatorsOTT
May 19, 2018
2 - 3 L @ Wenatchee WildWEN
May 15, 2018
4 - 1 W @ Steinbach PistonsSTE
May 17, 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.