2019 National Junior A Championship

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2019 National Junior A Championship
Game #8
Preliminary
Final
May 15, 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
3
2
5
10
20
12
12
44

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
0 / 3
16
1 / 8
6

Game Story

SPRUCE KINGS SMOTHER TERRIERS, STAY PERFECT AT NJAC

JASON LA ROSE

BROOKS, Alta. – Dylan Anhorn, Chong Min Lee and Ben Brar scored in the first period, and the Prince George Spruce Kings held the Portage Terriers to 10 shots on goal in a 5-1 win Wednesday night at the 2019 National Junior A Championship.

The victory keeps the Spruce Kings unbeaten and sets up a first-place showdown with the Brooks Bandits in the preliminary-round finale on Thursday night (7 p.m. MT).

Prince George has been a defensive juggernaut; it has given up only two goals in three games, and allowed just 44 shots in wins over Portage, the Oakville Blades and Ottawa Jr. Senators.

Lee finished with a goal and an assist, while Dustin Manz chipped in a pair of helpers.

It took less than a minute for the Spruce Kings take a lead they wouldn’t relinquish; Dylan Anhorn danced his way off the sideboards into the slot before wiring a wrist shot past the blocker of Portage goaltender Nathan Moore just 55 seconds in.

Lee made it 2-0 just shy of the eight-minute mark, going five-hole on Moore with a quick shot from just below the face-off dot, and Brar circled into the slot and went upstairs for the 3-0 goal eight minutes later.

Logan Neaton gave way to Keenan Rancier in the Spruce Kings goal after making three saves in the first period, giving Rancier his first game action since a 4-1 regular-season win over the Chilliwack Chiefs on Feb. 23.

Logan Welsh added to the Prince George lead with the lone goal of the second, knocking in a rebound after a point shot from Max Coyle on a Spruce Kings power play.

The Terriers finally got on the board early in the third period on just their sixth shot of the game; Orca Wiesblatt swept the puck towards the net from his knees, and Braden Billaney jumped on the loose puck to make it 4-1.

Nick Poisson got that back just over four minutes later, chipping a Lee rebound over Moore to finish the scoring.

The Spruce Kings outshot Portage 44-10.

The game was the last of the season for the Terriers, who were eliminated from semifinal contention with a loss to Oakville on Tuesday. Portage will host the national championship next spring.

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Dylan Anhorn

Assists: Dustin Manz, Jay Keranen
00:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Peyton Gorski
Tripping (2:00)
05:42
GOAL
Goal: Chong Min Lee

Assists: Corey Cunningham, Lucas Vanroboys
07:53
PENALTY
Penalty: Scott Mickoski
Slashing (2:00)
12:23
PENALTY
Penalty: Braden Billaney
Cross-Checking (2:00)
16:01
GOAL
Goal: Ben Brar

Assists: Layton Ahac, Dustin Manz
16:01
PENALTY
Penalty: Jay Keranen
Hooking (2:00)
18:51
2nd Period
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Keenan Rancier

00:00
PENALTY
Penalty: Chase Brakel
Slashing (2:00)
05:51
GOAL
Goal: Nolan Welsh (power play)

Assists: Max Coyle, Ben Poisson
06:42
PENALTY
Penalty: Reilly Funk
Elbowing (2:00)
07:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Orca Wiesblatt
Slashing (2:00)
15:49
PENALTY
Penalty: Nolan Welsh
Hooking (2:00)
16:24
PENALTY
Penalty: Braden Billaney
Slashing (2:00)
19:48
3rd Period
GOAL
Goal: Braden Billaney

Assists: Orca Wiesblatt, Joey Moffatt
03:39
GOAL
Goal: Nick Poisson

Assists: Chong Min Lee
07:59
PENALTY
Penalty: Liam Watson-Brawn
Face-Off Interference (2:00)
15:25
PENALTY
Penalty: Kolton Shindle
Interference (2:00)
18:02

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Nathan Moore POR 60 44 39 5 0.886
Logan Neaton PG 20 3 3 0 1.000
Keenan Rancier PG 40 7 6 1 0.857

Game Leaders

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

Previous Games

1 - 5 L @ Prince George Spruce KingsPG
May 15, 2019
3 - 4 L @ Brooks BanditsBRO
May 19, 2019
4 - 5 L @ Oakville BladesOAK
May 14, 2019
2 - 1 W vs. Oakville BladesOAK
May 18, 2019
3 - 5 L vs. Brooks BanditsBRO
May 12, 2019
1 - 3 L vs. Brooks BanditsBRO
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.