2019 National Junior A Championship

Simon Boyko opened and closed the scoring for the Bandits, and the host team rode a three-goal first period to a win over the Spruce Kings and a second national title.
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Simon Boyko picked a perfect time for his first two points, opening the scoring and setting up the GWG for the Bandits.
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The final five have filled the field – the Spruce Kings, Terriers, Blades and Jr. Senators will join the host Bandits.
The hosts put together one of the most dominant seasons ever to cement their spot as championship contenders.
The East Region champions overcame a slow start to defend their titles and get back to the national tournament.
The Central Region champions have been a model of consistency from start to finish on their journey to Brooks.
The West Region champions, and 2020 hosts, are riding a balanced offence in their chase for a third national title.
The Pacific Region champions used a 32-wins-in-36-games run of dominance to punch their ticket to Brooks.
The Brooks Bandits have kept the moves to a minimum while putting together one of the best seasons in AJHL history.
Brooks is in familiar territory, running off 11 wins in a row to sit atop the AJHL standings and CJHL Top 20 rankings.
The host Brooks Bandits take on the Central champions to open Canada’s National Junior A Championship.
Champions in 2013, the Brooks Bandits will have a chance to add another to their collection when they host in 2019.
Neaton turned aside 32 shots to lead the Spruce Kings into the final.
Boyko scored and set up the GWG to send the Bandits to the final.
Lucas scored the GWG to lead the Bandits to a perfect prelims.
Reeves scored a hat trick to help the Blades secure third place.
The Spruce Kings held the Terriers to 10 shots in a convincing win.
Vachon and Lee scored goals to help the Bandits remain undefeated.
Kersten finished with 1G 3A to lead the Blades to their first victory.
Brar had 1G 1A and Neaton made 13 saves to lead the Spruce Kings.
Gravel scored twice in the third period to help the Bandits come back.
The Spruce Kings scored five unanswered goals to beat the Blades.
Bast had two goals and an assist to lead the Bandits past the Blades.
Walsh, Boulerice and Jackson had 1G 1A each to lead the Jr. Senators.
Regional Championships
Who hoists the Fred Page Cup and heads west to Brooks?
Who wins the right to be called Dudley Hewitt Cup champions?
It’s down to the North Stars and Terriers. Who is best in the west?
Will the Bandits or Spruce Kings earn Doyle Cup bragging rights?
League Playoffs
Thunder Bay dominated the SIJHL, outscoring opponents by 251 goals.
Carleton Place led in GF and GA to make it six in a row atop the CCHL.
Summerside posted a +127 goal differential to finish atop the MHL.
Soo was #1 in GF, GA, PP and PK to make it six titles in nine years.
Nipawin did it with defence, allowing only 118 goals in 58 games.
Brooks will take a 33-game winning streak into the AJHL playoffs.
Portage spread around the offence, icing eight 40-point scorers.
Terrebonne rode the best PP and PK in the LHJAAAQ to top spot again.
Chilliwack rode its 2018 momentum to the best record in the BCHL.
Oakville scored its way to first place in the OJHL, netting 244 goals.
Videos
Photos
2019 NJAC: BRO 4 – PG 3 (Championship)
Boyko scored twice to lead the Bandits to their second national title.
2019 NJAC: BRO 4 – OTT 3 (Semifinal)
Boyko scored and set up the GWG to send the Bandits to the final.
2019 NJAC: PG 2 – OAK 1 (Semifinal)
Neaton turned aside 32 shots to lead the Spruce Kings into the final.
2019 NJAC: OAK 7 – OTT 4 (Preliminary)
Reeves scored a hat trick to help the Blades secure third place.
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