2019 National Junior A Championship

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2019 National Junior A Championship
Game #1
Preliminary
Final
May 11, 2019 2:00 pm MDT
Centennial Regional Arena
Brooks, Alta.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
9
6
13
28
7
11
2
20

Statistics

PP
PIM
0 / 6
14
0 / 5
16

Game Story

JR. SENATORS BLANK TERRIERS IN NJAC OPENER

JASON LA ROSE

BROOKS, Alta. – Francis Boisvert made 20 saves for the shutout, backstopping the Ottawa Jr. Senators to a 3-0 win over the Portage Terriers in the opening game Saturday afternoon at the 2019 National Junior A Championship.

The Jr. Senators have already accomplished something they didn’t a year ago in Chilliwack, B.C. – winning in regulation time. All four Ottawa games in the preliminary round went to overtime in 2018 (it went 2-2).

Darcy Walsh, Élie Boulerice and Kyle Jackson had a goal and an assist apiece for the Jr. Senators, who became just the second team to shut out the Terriers this season, and the first since Swan Valley on Jan. 19.

Ottawa wasted no time taking the lead; a mishandled puck at the Portage blue-line squirted through to Walsh, who went five-hole on goaltender Nathan Moore just 74 seconds after the puck dropped.

That was it for offence through the first 40 minutes, although both teams had their chances; the Jr. Senators hit a pair of posts behind Moore, while Boisvert sprawled to make a right-pad save on Scott Mickoski on a second-period power play.

Boulerice added insurance early in the third period, deftly redirecting a Bailey Brant shot past Moore, and Jackson wired in the 3-0 goal from the high slot with just over five minutes to go.

The Jr. Senators smothered Portage in the final frame, allowing just two shots on goal.

Ottawa held a 28-20 advantage in shots overall.

The East Region champions will enjoy an off day Sunday before taking on the Prince George Spruce Kings in the lone game Monday (7 p.m. MT), while the Terriers are back in action Sunday night against the host Brooks Bandits (7 p.m. MT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Darcy Walsh

Assists: Élie Boulerice
01:14
PENALTY
Penalty: Ethan Manderville
Hooking (2:00)
08:12
PENALTY
Penalty: Orca Wiesblatt
Roughing (2:00)
12:10
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Conor Smart
Tripping (2:00)
00:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Braden Billaney
Tripping (2:00)
05:16
PENALTY
Penalty: Taylor Egan
Tripping (2:00)
14:17
PENALTY
Penalty: Geoffrey Dempster
Tripping (2:00)
19:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Kolton Shindle
Slashing (2:00)
19:29
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Élie Boulerice

Assists: Bailey Brant, Kyle Jackson
01:33
PENALTY
Penalty: Blair Battochio
Roughing (2:00)
06:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Ocean Wiesblatt
Roughing (2:00)
06:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Ocean Wiesblatt (Served by Orca Wiesblatt)
Roughing (2:00)
06:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Faisal Alsaif
Roughing (2:00)
13:13
PENALTY
Penalty: Chase Brakel
Roughing (2:00)
13:13
GOAL
Goal: Kyle Jackson

Assists: Darcy Walsh, Blair Battochio
14:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Scott Mickoski
Slashing (2:00)
15:56
PENALTY
Penalty: Blair Battochio
Holding the Stick (2:00)
18:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Orca Wiesblatt
Slashing (2:00)
19:53

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Francis Boisvert OTT 60 20 20 0 1.000
Nathan Moore POR 60 28 25 3 0.893

Game Leaders

GA 0 - SVS - 20 - SV% - 1.000
GA 3 - SVS - 25 - SV% - 0.893
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2

Previous Games

3 - 4 L @ Brooks BanditsBRO
May 18, 2019
1 - 5 L @ Prince George Spruce KingsPG
May 15, 2019
4 - 7 L vs. Oakville BladesOAK
May 16, 2019
4 - 5 L @ Oakville BladesOAK
May 14, 2019
1 - 2 L @ Brooks BanditsBRO
May 14, 2019
3 - 5 L vs. Brooks BanditsBRO
May 12, 2019
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.