Game Report 1894 National Jr A Championship
PLAYED AT: Prospera Centre
Date: May 19, 2018
GAME NOTES: CHIEFS SCORE LATE, BOOK SPOT IN RBC CUP FINAL JASON LA ROSE CHILLIWACK, B.C. – Kaden Pickering broke open a tie game with 8:44 to go, and the Chilliwack Chiefs punched their ticket to the championship game at the 2018 RBC Cup with a thrilling 3-2 semifinal win over the Ottawa Jr. Senators on Saturday night. The Chiefs will face the Wellington Dukes in the final Sunday (4 p.m. PT, TSN), looking to become the third host team in the last four years to claim Canada’s National Junior A Championship. With overtime looming (again), Kyle Yewchuk threw a shot on net that found its way to Pickering, who knocked the loose puck past Jr. Senators goaltender Connor Hicks to ignite the pro-Chiefs crowd at the Prospera Centre. Chilliwack leaned heavily on its penalty kill to help it through; the Chiefs killed off all seven Ottawa power plays in the game, including a pair of four-minute man advantages in the third period. For the tournament, the hosts have allowed just a single power-play goals in 25 chances. The Chiefs were on the board first at 9:21 of the first period when Anthony Vincent swept in a Marcus Tesink rebound from the doorstep, but Owen Guy followed the bouncing puck and swatted the tying goal past Chilliwack netminder Daniel Chenard at 18:09 to bring the Jr. Senators even. The momentum would quickly swing back to the Chiefs, though; Skyler Brind’Amour batted a rebound out of midair and past Hicks just 45 seconds after the Guy goal, sending Chilliwack to the intermission up 2-1. Chenard and Hicks went save for save through most of a busy second period – both teams managed 12 shots on goal in the middle frame – but Ottawa would get back to even terms in the final minute when Pierre-Luc Veillette jumped on a rebound at the side of the Chilliwack net to make it 2-2 through 40 minutes. The Pickering winner came during one of the few stretches of five-on-five hockey in the third period; the teams combined for 20 minutes in penalties during the final stanza, putting special teams to work on both sides. Chilliwack is into the final for the first time in three trips to the national championship. They fell short in the semifinals in each of their first two appearances, in 2000 and 2002.
Visiting Team: Ottawa Jr. Senators
Home Team: Chilliwack Chiefs
OTTAWA JR. SENATORS LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Hicks, Connor
G31  Boisvert, Francis
  Bisson, Adrien
  Salloum, Zachary
  Thomas, Michael
  Brant, Bailey
  Daniels, Devon
A Anderson, Isaac
A10  Lalonde, Nick
C12  Guy, Owen
 14  Smart, Conor
 16  Pion, Danny
 18  McCabe, Craig
 19  Alexander, Joe
 23  Evans, Finn
 25  Manderville, Ethan
 26  Veillette, Pierre-Luc
 27  McGregor, Griffin
 89  Morin, Gabriel
 94  Walsh, Darcy
OTTAWA JR. SENATORS PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st18 2:00 Slashing 10:051 10:05
2nd19 2:00 Interference 7:011 7:01
2nd18 2:00 Interference 15:051 15:05
3rd10 2:00 High-Sticking 0:211 0:21
3rd2:00 Hooking 8:321 8:32
3rd18 2:00 Roughing 11:45  11:45
3rd27 2:00 Kneeing 14:071 14:07
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CHILLIWACK CHIEFS LINEUP
PosNo.  Name
G Caron, Mathieu
G30  Chenard, Daniel
  Yewchuk, Kyle
  Gresh, Jake
A Vincent, Anthony
  Slick, Matt
  Miotto, Ryan
C Calverley, Will
A11  Lee, Tommy
 12  Blaisdell, Harrison
 15  Bowen, Ethan
 16  Turcotte, Jared
 17  Brind'Amour, Skyler
 18  Pickering, Kaden
 20  Bowen, Ryan
 21  Marrocco, P.J.
 22  Berg, Adam
A26  Allbee, Bryan
 27  Connor, Powell
 28  Tesink, Marcus
CHILLIWACK CHIEFS PENALTIES
Per.No. Min OffenceOffPPPSStartOn
1st20 2:00 Roughing 20:001 20:00
2nd21 2:00 Interference 4:101 4:10
3rd16 4:00 High-Sticking 2:392 2:39
3rd22 2:00 Roughing 11:45  11:45
3rd27 2:00 Kneeing 12:531 12:53
3rd17 4:00 High-Sticking 15:132 15:13
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
OTTAWA JR. SENATORS GoalsOTTAWA JR. SENATORS PLAYERS (plus)CHILLIWACK CHIEFS PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st18:09  12-8            
2nd19:10  26-18-8            
                
CHILLIWACK CHIEFS GoalsCHILLIWACK CHIEFS PLAYERS (plus)OTTAWA JR. SENATORS PLAYERS (minus)
Per.Time  G-As1-As2  
1st9:21  4-28            
1st18:54  17-22-8            
3rd11:16  18-17-2            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
OTTAWA JR. SENATORS0 / 7
CHILLIWACK CHIEFS0 / 6
PENALTY SUMMARY
OTTAWA JR. SENATORS14 min / 7 inf
CHILLIWACK CHIEFS16 min / 8 inf (6)
POINT SUMMARY
OTTAWA JR. SENATORS2 G + 3 A = 5 Pts
CHILLIWACK CHIEFS3 G + 5 A = 8 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
OTTAWA JR. SENATORS1102
CHILLIWACK CHIEFS2013
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
OTT - Hicks (58:11) (L)912627/0:003rd/18:11
CHI - Chenard (60:00) (W)711826/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the GameTIME OF GAME:
  -  Start:7:15 PM
  -  End:9:29 PM
  -  Attendance: 
OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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