2019 National Junior A Championship

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2019 National Junior A Championship
Game #7
Preliminary
Final
May 14, 2019 7:00 pm MDT
Centennial Regional Arena
Brooks, Alta.

Scoring

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

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
4
3
3
10
18
14
7
39

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 4
8
1 / 4
8

Game Story

BANDITS WITHSTAND JR. SENATORS TO STAY UNBEATEN AT NJAC

JASON LA ROSE

BROOKS, Alta. – Arnaud Vachon and Jakob Lee scored two minutes apart late in the first period, and the Brooks Bandits withstood an all-world goaltending performance from Francis Boisvert to earn a 2-1 win on Tuesday night at the 2019 National Junior A Championship.

The Bandits continue to go where few host teams have gone before; since the start of the five-team format in 1990, Brooks is just the ninth home team to start with three-consecutive wins.

Despite the loss for the Jr. Senators, the night belonged to Boisvert; he made 37 saves – 16 in the first period, 14 in the second and seven more in the third – to give Ottawa a chance at its second win.

Against the flow of play, the East Region champions were first onto the scoreboard; Colin Marshall went coast to coast, finishing with a quick wrist shot that may have hit a Brooks stick before beating goaltender Pierce Charleson over the glove.

Vachon needed two minutes to draw the Bandits even, redirecting a feed from Ryan Mahshie past the blocker of Boisvert, and Lee dug out a rebound for a power-play goal 94 seconds later, giving the hosts all the offence they would need.

There was certainly no shortage of chances for Brooks to extend its lead over the final 40 minutes, including an Ottawa power play midway through the third period when Boisvert went to the bench with hopes of producing the tying goal.

But it remained a one-goal game through to the final minute, when the Jr. Senators finally hit double-digits in shots with one last flurry. There would be no equalizer, though, leaving Ottawa – which clinched a semifinal spot with Oakville’s win over Portage earlier Tuesday – with its second loss in as many nights.

Both teams will wrap up the preliminary round Thursday; Ottawa is up first, taking on the Oakville Blades (2 p.m. MT), while the Bandits finish against the Prince George Spruce Kings in what is shaping up to be a first-place showdown (7 p.m. MT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Élie Boulerice
Hooking (2:00)
06:36
PENALTY
Penalty: Luke Bast
Cross-Checking (2:00)
12:05
GOAL
Goal: Colin Marshall

Assists: Noah Rowe
14:59
GOAL
Goal: Arnaud Vachon

Assists: Ryan Mahshie, Corson Ceulemans
17:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Faisal Alsaif
Tripping (2:00)
18:29
GOAL
Goal: Jakob Lee (power play)

Assists: Brandon Scanlin, Nathan Plessis
18:34
2nd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Noah Rowe
Slashing (2:00)
02:14
PENALTY
Penalty: Randy Hernández
Hooking (2:00)
02:14
PENALTY
Penalty: Christopher Piché
Tripping (2:00)
04:37
PENALTY
Penalty: Andrew Lucas
Hooking (2:00)
12:40
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Andrew Lucas
Interference (2:00)
11:11
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Francis Boisvert

12:47

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Francis Boisvert OTT 57 39 37 2 0.949
Pierce Charleson BRO 60 10 9 1 0.900

Game Leaders

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 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

Previous Games

3 - 4 L @ Brooks BanditsBRO
May 18, 2019
4 - 3 W vs. Prince George Spruce KingsPG
May 19, 2019
4 - 7 L vs. Oakville BladesOAK
May 16, 2019
4 - 3 W vs. Ottawa Jr. SenatorsOTT
May 18, 2019
1 - 2 L @ Brooks BanditsBRO
May 14, 2019
3 - 1 W @ Prince George Spruce KingsPG
May 16, 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.