Game Report 1678 National Jr A Championship
PLAYED AT: Centennial Civic Centre
Date: May 16, 2016
GAME NOTES: DARRAR IS THE HERO, BOBCATS WIN OT THRILLER AT RBC CUP JASON LA ROSE LLOYDMINSTER, Alta./Sask. – Kevin Darrar tied the game with 6:37 to go and won it 54 seconds into overtime, giving the host Lloydminster Bobcats a wild 4-3 win over the Carleton Place Canadians on Monday night at the 2016 RBC Cup. The victory evens the Bobcats' record at 1-1, although with the two points for the overtime win they sit fourth in the preliminary-round standings, one point behind Brooks and West Kelowna. With Lloydminster enjoying 70 seconds of power-play time to start overtime, Darrar played catch with Christian Lloyd before ripping a one-timer over the short-side shoulder of Carleton Place netminder Colton Point and setting off a raucous celebration at the Centennial Civic Centre. It was a power-play goal that tied the game as well, with Darrar knocking his own rebound past Point to get the hosts even and ultimately force the extra period. Noah Bauld and Greg Moro had the other goals for the Bobcats, who avoided becoming the first host team since the 1992 St. James Canadians to open Canada’s National Junior A Championship with consecutive losses. Brett Murray, Bryce Van Horn and Maxime St. Pierre did the scoring for Carleton Place. The Canadians took the crowd out of the game very early; Murray finished off a two-on-one with Van Horn by tapping in a cross-crease feed just 30 seconds after the puck dropped for a quick 1-0 lead. Bauld replied for the Bobcats when his snap shot hit a Carleton Place stick and beat Point under the cross-bar for a power-play goal at 6:39, but Van Horn picked up a bounce off the end-boards in the slot and beat a sprawling Alex Leclerc to restore the Canadians’ lead just 1:26 later. St. Pierre quickly made it a two-goal advantage for the East Region champions, batting a rebound past Leclerc only 14 seconds after the Van Horn goal. But Greg Moro cut the Lloydminster deficit in half late in the opening frame, driving to the net before Carleton Place defenceman Alex Robinson inadvertently swept the puck past Point. The Canadians netminder was the story after that, making 10 saves in the second period and 15 more in the third as the hosts pressed for the game-tying – and then game-winning – goal. Point finished with 41 stops. Lloydminster held a 45-29 advantage in shots on goal. The Bobcats get right back to action Tuesday, meeting the Brooks Bandits in an all-AJHL match-up (7:30 p.m. MT), while Carleton Place sees the ice next on Wednesday afternoon, taking on the West Kelowna Warriors (3:30 p.m. MT).
Visiting Team: Lloydminster Bobcats
Home Team: Carleton Place Canadians
LLOYDMINSTER BOBCATS LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Leclerc, Alex
G33  Diamond, Pierce
  Moro, Greg
  Chynoweth, Ryan
  Pernitsky, Alex
  Bauld, Noah
 10  Giroux, Zac
 11  Messenger, Morgan
 12  Lloyd, Christian
 14  Wood, Stefan
 15  Spriggs, Kris
 17  Benshadle, Eric
 18  Darrar, Kevin
 19  Smythe, Brett
 21  O’Rourke, Austin
 22  Van Tetering, Troy
 23  Josefchak, Cole
 26  Mulder, Taylor
 27  Odelein, Connor
 28  Quillan, Nick
LLOYDMINSTER BOBCATS PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st10 2:00 Slashing minor 7:461 7:4614:14
2nd28 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 10:041 10:0411:56
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CARLETON PLACE CANADIANS LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Point, Colton
G35  Edwardson, James
  Grant, Owen
   Joseph, Marcus
  Batt, Lucas
  Buchanan, Logan
  LeNeave, Will
  Moreau, Jacob
 10  Kitt, Geoff
 11  Robinson, Alex
 14  Asselstine, Braedyn
 15  Lombardozzi, Matt
 16  Carrier, Nicolas
 17  Merkley, Connor
 19  Van Horn, Bryce
 21  Murray, Brett
 22  Larson, Jordan
 23  Theochardis, Tim
 25  St. Pierre, Maxime
 27  Friesen, Alex
CARLETON PLACE CANADIANS PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st11 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 4:401 4:4017:20
1st10:00 (auto) misconduct 17:37  17:3712:23
2nd14 2:00 (auto) Cross-Checking minor 13:121 13:128:48
3rd10 2:00 (auto) Hooking minor 11:431 11:4310:17
3rd25 2:00 (auto) Holding minor 19:101 19:102:50
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
LLOYDMINSTER BOBCATS Goals LLOYDMINSTER BOBCATS PLAYERS (plus) CARLETON PLACE CANADIANS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st6:39 PP 9-21-22            
1st17:13  5-22            
3rd13:23 PP 18-22-5            
1st OT:54 PP 18-12-28            
CARLETON PLACE CANADIANS Goals CARLETON PLACE CANADIANS PLAYERS (plus) LLOYDMINSTER BOBCATS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st:30  21-19            
1st8:05 PP 19-16-11            
1st8:19  25-7-6            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
LLOYDMINSTER BOBCATS 3 / 4
CARLETON PLACE CANADIANS 1 / 2
PENALTY SUMMARY
LLOYDMINSTER BOBCATS 4 min / 2 inf
CARLETON PLACE CANADIANS 18 min / 5 inf
POINT SUMMARY
LLOYDMINSTER BOBCATS 4 G + 7 A = 11 Pts
CARLETON PLACE CANADIANS 3 G + 5 A = 8 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 Total
LLOYDMINSTER BOBCATS20114
CARLETON PLACE CANADIANS30003
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 Tot. On Off
LLO - Leclerc (69:06) (W)10511026/0:001st OT/9:06
CPC - Point (69:06) (OTL)141016141/0:001st OT/9:06
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 9:30 PM
  -  End: 9:30 PM
  -  Attendance:
OFFICIALS
Referee: Patrick Myers
Referee: Alex Garon
Linesman: Jared Mackey
Linesman: Deion Foster
CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


This report has been checked and verified against the Official National Jr A Championship Game Report.