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2019 NJAC Recap: May 15

Prince George sets up first-place showdown with convincing win over Portage

Jason La Rose
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May 15, 2019
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The preliminary round at the 2019 National Junior A Championship will end with a first-place showdown between unbeaten teams after the Prince George Spruce Kings shut down the Portage Terriers for their third win.

PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS 5, PORTAGE TERRIERS 1
Dylan Anhorn, Chong Min Lee and Ben Brar scored in the first period, and the Spruce Kings held the Terriers to 10 shots on goal in a win Wednesday night. Lee finished with a goal and an assist, while Dustin Manz chipped in a pair of helpers for Prince George, which has allowed only 44 shots in three games.

“[The Terriers] were knocked out of the tournament, but today was still an important game – it was a tune-up game for us. We needed to clean things up and build going into tomorrow against Brooks. We need to have a good start; we’ve struggled with them throughout the tournament. We fixed it today, and tomorrow we need to try and get the crowd out of it early and just play our game.”
-- Brar on working out the kinks and getting ready for Brooks

STANDINGS
Prince George Spruce Kings 3-0-0-0 | 14GF 2GA | 9 points
Brooks Bandits 3-0-0-0 | 14GF 7GA | 9 points
Ottawa Jr. Senators 1-0-0-2 | 4GF 6GA | 3 points
Oakville Blades 1-0-0-2 | 9GF 16GA | 3 points
Portage Terriers 0-0-0-4 | 8GF 18GA | 0 points

LEADING SCORERS
Ben Brar (Prince George) 2G 3A 5P
Spencer Kersten (Oakville) 1G 4A 5P
Ryan Mahshie (Brooks) 1G 4A 5P
Luke Bast (Brooks) 2G 2A 4P
Simon Gravel (Brooks) 2G 2A 4P
Chong Min Lee (Prince George) 2G 2A 4P

LEADING GOALTENDERS
Logan Neaton (Prince George) 3-0 / 0.43 GAA / .973 SV%
Francis Boisvert (Ottawa) 1-2 / 2.03 GAA / .932 SV%
Pierce Charleson (Brooks) 3-0 / 2.33 GAA / .848 SV%
Nathan Moore (Portage) 0-3 / 3.51 GAA / .894 SV%
Will Barber (Oakville) 1-2 / 5.65 GAA / .837 SV%

STAR OF THE DAY
Dylan Anhorn – Prince George Spruce Kings

NEXT GAMES
Oakville Blades vs. Ottawa Jr. Senators (2 p.m. MT) – STATISTICS & WEBCAST
Brooks Bandits vs. Prince George Spruce Kings (7 p.m. MT) – STATISTICS & WEBCAST

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