Game Report 1890 National Jr A Championship
PLAYED AT: Prospera Centre
Date: May 16, 2018
GAME NOTES: JR. SENATORS BATTLE BACK TO BEAT PISTONS, EARN SEMIFINAL SPOT JASON LA ROSE CHILLIWACK, B.C. – Nick Lalonde hammered in a one-timer at 6:10 of overtime, giving the Ottawa Jr. Senators a come-from-behind 5-4 win over the Steinbach Pistons on Wednesday night and a semifinal berth at the 2018 RBC Cup. The Jr. Senators came back three times, including a pair of one-goal deficits in the third period, to become the first team ever to have all four of their preliminary-round games reach extra time. With Steinbach captain Braden Purtill off for slashing midway through overtime, the puck worked its way around the outside before Lalonde went five-hole on goaltender Matthew Radomsky to complete the comeback and ensure Ottawa will join Wenatchee and Chilliwack on the weekend. The West Region champions opened the scoring when Brendan Martin showed off his patience in close before tucking a backhand around Ottawa netminder Connor Hicks at 10:08, but Conor Smart snapped a quick shot short-side on Radomsky two-and-a-half minutes later to get the Jr. Senators even. Steinbach restored its advantage at 16:03 when a Riese Gaber rebound bounced off Purtill and beat Hicks, and quick puck movement on the power play led to a Darby Gula goal at 19:37 that sent the Pistons to the dressing room up 3-1. Ottawa poured on the offence in the second period, directing 19 shots at the Pistons goal, but could only get one past Radomsky; Finn Evans spun in the slot and went upstairs for his third goal of the tournament to make it a one-goal game after 40 minutes. The teams combined for three goals in just over four minutes in a busy opening half of the third period. Gabriel Morin was first, finishing a pretty feed from Ethan Manderville from behind the net to pull the Jr. Senators even at 5:45. Austin Heidemann put the Pistons ahead again on the power play at 8:47, redirecting a pass from Purtill in the high slot, but Ottawa captain Owen Guy jammed in a rebound at the side of the net only 68 seconds later to tie the game again and eventually force overtime. Radomsky turned in a standout performance in only his third start of the playoffs, and first since a series-clinching double-overtime win over Swan River on March 14; taking over for the injured Matthew Thiessen, the 18-year-old finished with 37 saves, 32 of them coming in the last two periods and overtime. While the Jr. Senators will wait for the conclusion of the preliminary round Thursday to find out who and when they play in the semifinals, the Pistons find themselves in a must-win situation against the host Chilliwack Chiefs on Thursday night (7 p.m. PT), although depending on the result of the Wenatchee-Wellington game, they might be eliminated before the puck drops.
Visiting Team: Ottawa Jr. Senators
Home Team: Steinbach Pistons
OTTAWA JR. SENATORS LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Hicks, Connor
G31  Boisvert, Francis
  Bisson, Adrien
  Salloum, Zachary
  Thomas, Michael
  Brant, Bailey
  Daniels, Devon
  Anderson, Isaac
 10  Lalonde, Nick
 12  Guy, Owen
 14  Smart, Conor
 16  Pion, Danny
 18  McCabe, Craig
 19  Alexander, Joe
 21  Boulerice, Élie
 23  Evans, Finn
 25  Manderville, Ethan
 26  Veillette, Pierre-Luc
 27  McGregor, Griffin
 89  Morin, Gabriel
OTTAWA JR. SENATORS PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Hooking 19:291 19:2919:37
2nd18 4:00 High-Sticking 5:532 5:539:53
3rd2:00 High-Sticking 7:201 7:208:47
3rd10 2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct 12:26  12:2615:57
3rd10 10:00 10-Minute Misconduct 12:26  12:2615:18
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
STEINBACH PISTONS LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Belluk, Danton
G30  Radomsky, Matthew
  Gula, Darby
  Taraschuk, Mark
  Wilson, Mark
 10  Martin, Brendan
 11  Heidemann, Austin
 12  Lalli, Jaret
 14  Johnson, Jack
 15  Schoonbaert, Bradley
 16  Culleton, Tristan
 18  McKitrick, Daniel
 20  Mole, Tanner
 22  Gaber, Riese
 23  Graham, Declan
 25  Bennett, Easton
 26  McConnell, Tyson
 27  Purtill, Braden
 29  Bellerose, Luke
 67  Worrad, Drew
STEINBACH PISTONS PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st11 2:00 Slashing 5:361 5:367:36
1st25 2:00 Holding 13:541 13:5415:54
2nd11 2:00 Interference 0:551 0:552:55
2nd22 2:00 Hooking 3:121 3:125:12
2nd22 2:00 Checking from Behind 11:451 11:4513:45
2nd22 10:00 Game Misconduct 11:45  9:45
2nd23 2:00 Cross-Checking 17:021 17:0219:02
3rd2:00 Cross-Checking 12:26  12:26
1st OT27 2:00 Slashing 5:291 5:29
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
OTTAWA JR. SENATORS Goals OTTAWA JR. SENATORS PLAYERS (plus) STEINBACH PISTONS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st12:38  14-7-2            
2nd10:51  23-4            
3rd5:45  89-25-26            
3rd9:55  12-23            
1st OT6:10 PP 10-4-26            
STEINBACH PISTONS Goals STEINBACH PISTONS PLAYERS (plus) OTTAWA JR. SENATORS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st10:08  10-27-22            
1st16:03  27-22-8            
1st19:37 PP 5-15-67            
3rd8:47 PP 11-27-7            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
OTTAWA JR. SENATORS 1 / 7
STEINBACH PISTONS 2 / 4
PENALTY SUMMARY
OTTAWA JR. SENATORS 20 min / 6 inf (5)
STEINBACH PISTONS 26 min / 9 inf
POINT SUMMARY
OTTAWA JR. SENATORS 5 G + 8 A = 13 Pts
STEINBACH PISTONS 4 G + 8 A = 12 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 OT1 Total
OTTAWA JR. SENATORS11215
STEINBACH PISTONS30104
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 OT1 Tot. On Off
OTT - Hicks (66:10) (W)666018/0:001st OT/6:10
STE - Radomsky (66:10) (OTL)51811337/0:001st OT/6:10
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 7:08 PM
  -  End:
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This report has been checked and verified against the Official National Jr A Championship Game Report.