Game Report 1893 National Jr A Championship
PLAYED AT: Prospera Centre
Date: May 19, 2018
GAME NOTES: CAPRIOTTI STARS TO LEAD DUKES INTO RBC CUP FINAL JASON LA ROSE CHILLIWACK, B.C. – Jonah Capriotti was absolutely spectacular in a 50-save performance, backstopping the Wellington Dukes into the championship game at the 2018 RBC Cup with a 2-1 semifinal win over the previously-unbeaten Wenatchee Wild on Saturday afternoon. The Dukes are into the national final for the first time in franchise history after falling in the final four in each of their first two trips to Canada’s National Junior A Championship, in 2003 and 2011. They will face either the Chilliwack Chiefs or Ottawa Jr. Senators in the final Sunday (4 p.m. PT, TSN). Daniel Panetta provided the offensive heroics for Wellington, scoring the game-winning goal with 13:04 to go. With the Wild pressing for the go-ahead marker, Panetta raced the other way on a two-on-one with Frank Pucci and redirected a pass five-hole on Wenatchee goaltender Austin Park. The Dukes opened the scoring late in the first period, against the flow of play. Declan Carlile grabbed a rebound off Capriotti and sprung Bryce Yetman, who made no mistake on the breakaway, going off the post and in over the glove of Park on just the second Wellington shot. Yetman had a chance to double the advantage early in the second period when he broke in on a shorthanded breakaway, but Park made a toe save to keep it a one-goal game. Zak Galambos finally solved Capriotti midway through the middle frame, cruising through the high slot and letting go a wrist shot that worked its way through a maze of bodies and in to send the game to the second intermission tied 1-1, despite the Wild holding a 35-9 advantage in shots. Wenatchee pressed after the Panetta goal and thought they had pulled even with just over eight minutes left, but a bounce off a Wellington stick in the crease never fully crossed the goal-line and it remained a 2-1 game. Capriotti did the rest, making 16 of his 50 saves in the third period to send the Dukes to Sunday. It is the second time in three years the fourth-place team has beaten the top seed in the semifinals, and just the third time in the last 12; Lloydminster beat Trenton in 2016, and Woodstock edged Humboldt in overtime in 2012.
Visiting Team: Wellington Dukes
Home Team: Wenatchee Wild
WELLINGTON DUKES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Capriotti, Jonah
G33  Richardson, Tyler
  Carlile, Declan
  Lugli, Noah
  Barbeau, Andrew
  Uens, Zach
  Lawson, Geoff
  Yetman, Bryce
 11  McGeen, Ted
 12  Panetta, Daniel
 14  Evans, Ben
 15  Rinaldi, Andrew
 16  Pucci, Frank
 17  Doyle, Colin
 18  Supryka, Josh
 20  Snell, Mason
 21  Ellis, Dawson
 22  Martan, Mitchell
 23  Powers, Nelson
 27  Mendonca, Mitchell
WELLINGTON DUKES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
2nd11 2:00 Slashing 2:321 2:324:32
2nd15 2:00 Tripping 7:131 7:139:14
3rd2:00 Holding 14:051 14:0516:05
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
WENATCHEE WILD LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Eisele, Seth
G35  Park, Austin
  Sasaki, Chad
  Kent, Nicholas
  Stratton, Murphy
  Zech, Cooper
  Von Ungern, August
 11  Sowder, Lucas
 12  Arnold, Josh
 13  Morton, Sam
 14  Weatherby, Jasper
 15  Galambos, Zak
 17  Demin, Slava
 19  Vanderbeck, A.J.
 20  Svejkovsky, Lukas
 21  Hesler, Sam
 22  Iannone, Nathan
 26  Modry, Jacob
 27  Usher, Drake
 28  Dorsey, Matt
WENATCHEE WILD PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st13 2:00 Hooking 13:231 13:2315:23
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
WELLINGTON DUKES Goals WELLINGTON DUKES PLAYERS (plus) WENATCHEE WILD PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st15:52  9-2-30            
3rd6:56  12-16-22            
WENATCHEE WILD Goals WENATCHEE WILD PLAYERS (plus) WELLINGTON DUKES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd9:30  15-28-6            
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
WELLINGTON DUKES 0 / 1
WENATCHEE WILD 0 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
WELLINGTON DUKES 6 min / 3 inf
WENATCHEE WILD 2 min / 1 inf
POINT SUMMARY
WELLINGTON DUKES 2 G + 4 A = 6 Pts
WENATCHEE WILD 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
WELLINGTON DUKES1012
WENATCHEE WILD0101
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
WEL - Capriotti (60:00) (W)19151650/0:003rd/20:00
WEN - Park (58:59) (L)17412/0:003rd/18:59
WEN - Park (0:02) (L)0000/19:583rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 2:09 PM
  -  End:
  -  Attendance:  
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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