2019 National Junior A Championship

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2019 National Junior A Championship
Game #5
Preliminary
Final
May 13, 2019 7:00 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
Teams
1
2
3
F
9
13
7
29
4
6
3
13

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
2 / 5
8
0 / 4
10

Game Story

SPRUCE KINGS BLANK JR. SENATORS TO STAY PERFECT AT NJAC

JASON LA ROSE

BROOKS, Alta. – Ben Brar had a goal and an assist and Logan Neaton made 13 saves, leading the Prince George Spruce Kings to a 4-0 win over the Ottawa Jr. Senators in the lone game Monday at the 2019 National Junior A Championship.

The Spruce Kings hit the halfway mark of the preliminary round unbeaten at 2-0. They also ran the Pacific Region win streak in the round-robin to eight games – Penticton won its last two games in 2012, and Wenatchee was perfect in four tries last year.

Nicholas Poisson, Nick Bochen and Dustin Manz also scored for Prince George, while Dylan Anhorn and Patrick Cozzi chipped in with two assists apiece.

The Spruce Kings had the better chances early and Poisson was the recipient of good work behind the net by Chong Min Lee, who spun away from multiple defenders before throwing a pass across the crease for an easy tap-in and a 1-0 lead.

Nick Bochen doubled the advantage in the final minute in the first period, stepping in and snapping a quick shot through bodies and past Ottawa goaltender Francis Boisvert just seven seconds into a four-minute power play.

Prince George was gifted a two-man advantage to start the second and Brar needed only 36 seconds to make it a three-goal lead, hammering a one-timer past Boisvert off a feed from Anhorn.

Manz added one final marker late in the middle frame, wiring a backhand upstairs from between the hashmarks to make it a 4-0 game after 40 minutes.

All that was left to decide was whether or not Neaton would get the shutout, and he needed to make just three stops in the third period to finish off his fourth clean-sheet of the playoffs.

The Spruce Kings outshot Ottawa 29-13.

Prince George is back on the ice Wednesday night to face the Portage Terriers (7 p.m. MT), while the Jr. Senators face another tough test against the Brooks Bandits on Tuesday (7 p.m. MT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Sean Donaldson
Too Many Players (2:00)
08:32
GOAL
Goal: Nick Poisson

Assists: Chong Min Lee
13:09
PENALTY
Penalty: Blair Battochio
High-Sticking - Double Minor (4:00)
19:05
GOAL
Goal: Nick Bochen (power play)

Assists: Dylan Anhorn, Ben Brar
19:12
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Ethan Manderville
Bench Minor (2:00)
00:00
GOAL
Goal: Ben Brar (power play)

Assists: Dylan Anhorn, Patrick Cozzi
00:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Dustin Manz
High-Sticking - Double Minor (4:00)
07:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Danny Pion
Tripping (2:00)
11:08
GOAL
Goal: Dustin Manz

Assists: Patrick Cozzi, Layton Ahac
18:24
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Brendan Bays
Tripping (2:00)
02:51
PENALTY
Penalty: Nick Bochen
Cross-Checking (2:00)
14:45

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Logan Neaton PG 60 13 13 0 1.000
Francis Boisvert OTT 60 29 25 4 0.862

Game Leaders

GA 0 - SVS - 13 - SV% - 1.000
GA 4 - SVS - 25 - SV% - 0.862
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2

Previous Games

3 - 4 L @ Brooks BanditsBRO
May 19, 2019
3 - 4 L @ Brooks BanditsBRO
May 18, 2019
2 - 1 W vs. Oakville BladesOAK
May 18, 2019
4 - 7 L vs. Oakville BladesOAK
May 16, 2019
1 - 3 L vs. Brooks BanditsBRO
May 16, 2019
1 - 2 L @ Brooks BanditsBRO
May 14, 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.