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#Road2NJAC: By the numbers
Facts and figures on the two teams facing off in the National Junior A Championship final, and on how 133 teams became two
Jason La Rose
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May 19, 2019
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The 2018-19 season comes to an end Sunday for the Canadian Junior Hockey League, with two teams – the host Brooks Bandits and Prince George Spruce Kings – remaining in the chase for the National Junior A Championship.

But how did those two teams, and the rest of the CJHL, get to the championship game? And how do the Bandits and Spruce Kings match up?

ROAD TO THE NJAC

260 – Days between the first regular-season game (Kanata Lasers vs. Hawkesbury Hawks in the Central Canada Hockey League) on Sept. 1, 2018 and the National Junior A Championship final on Sunday.

4,278 – Regular season (3,735) and playoff (543) games necessary for 133 teams to become two on the Road to the National Junior A Championship.

28,729 – Goals scored in the regular season (25,311) and playoffs (3,418) by the 132 teams across the CJHL, an average of 6.72 goals per game.

116:03 – Duration of the longest game played on the Road to the National Junior A Championship (Kirkland Lake Gold Miners defeated Powassan Voodoos 4-3 in Game 5 of their NOJHL quarter-final on March 23).

NJAC FINAL – HEAD TO HEAD

Winning percentage (regular season):
BRO – .950 (57-3-0) – 1st in CJHL
PG – .672 (39-13-6) – 21st in CJHL

Winning percentage (playoffs):
BRO – .731 (15-7)
PG – .857 (24-4)

Goals per game (regular season):
BRO – 5.57 (334 goals in 60 games) – 2nd in CJHL
PG – 3.12 (181 goals in 58 games) – 84th in CJHL

Goals per game (playoffs):
BRO – 4.46 (98 goals in 22 games)
PG – 3.43 (96 goals in 28 games)

Goals against per game (regular season):
BRO – 2.08 (125 goals in 60 games) – 4th in CJHL
PG – 2.07 (120 goals in 58 games) – 3rd in CJHL

Goals against per game (playoffs):
BRO – 2.68 (59 goals in 22 games)
PG – 1.57 (44 goals in 28 games)

Power play (regular season):
BRO – 29.6% (95 for 321) – 2nd in CJHL
PG – 19.8% (47 for 238) – 49th in CJHL

Power play (playoffs):
BRO – 22.2% (24 for 108)
PG – 23.3% (24 for 103)

Penalty killing (regular season):
BRO – 84.4% (211 of 250) – 43rd in CJHL
PG – 82.7% (153 of 185) – 58th in CJHL

Penalty killing (playoffs):
BRO – 81.0% (94 of 116)
PG – 83.1% (69 of 83)

For more information:

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Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 

 

Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
[email protected]

 

Spencer Sharkey
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4567 / 905-906-5327 (mobile)
[email protected]

 

Katie Macleod
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427 / 403-612-2893 (mobile)
[email protected]

 

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