Game Report 1895 National Jr A Championship
PLAYED AT: Prospera Centre
Date: May 20, 2018
GAME NOTES: CHIEFS COME BACK IN THIRD, BEAT DUKES TO WIN RBC CUP JASON LA ROSE CHILLIWACK, B.C. – Corey Andonovski scored the game-winning goal with 11:28 left, one of three unanswered goals in less than eight minutes, to lead the Chilliwack Chiefs to their first national title with a 4-2 win over the Wellington Dukes in the 2018 RBC Cup final Sunday night. The Chiefs are the second consecutive host team and third in the last four years to win Canada’s National Junior A Championship, surviving a nine-week layoff after losing in the first round of the BCHL playoffs. Less than four minutes after Will Calverley had tied the game, Andonovski followed up his own shot and slipped the rebound through Wellington goaltender Jonah Capriotti to put Chilliwack ahead for the first time. Kaden Pickering and Tommy Lee had the other goals for the Chiefs, while Top Goaltender recipient Daniel Chenard capped a terrific tournament with a 26-save performance between the pipes. The Dukes quickly quieted the near-capacity crowd at the Prospera Centre, opening the scoring less than 90 seconds in when Andrew Rinaldi set up Ted McGeen for a quick strike from the slot and a 1-0 lead. Pickering answered for the hosts early in the second period, driving to the net with his stick on the ice and redirecting a perfect pass from Andonovski behind Capriotti. A late-period power play looked to give the Chiefs momentum heading to the final frame, but instead it was the Dukes who jumped ahead; Mitchell Martan raced into the Chilliwack zone and cut to the middle before going five-hole on Chenard to send the Central Region champs to the intermission with the lead. Calverley, the tournament MVP, tied it less than five minutes into the third, getting his stick on a Bryan Allbee point shot for his tournament-leading sixth goal – and fifth to come via a tip-in. The Andonovski goal was quickly followed by a huge penalty kill by the Chiefs, who allowed just a single power-play goal in 29 opposition opportunities during the tournament. Lee added the insurance marker at 12:20; P.J. Marrocco jumped all over a turnover deep in the Wellington zone and fed Lee in front, who had an easy tap-in for the 4-2 goal. Chilliwack is the 14th B.C. Hockey League team to win the national championship, but the first to do it as host. The 2019 National Junior A Championship will be held May 11-19 at the Centennial Regional Arena in Brooks, Alta., with the Brooks Bandits of the Alberta Junior Hockey League playing host.
Visiting Team: Wellington Dukes
Home Team: Chilliwack Chiefs
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
C17  Doyle, Colin
 18  Supryka, Josh
 20  Snell, Mason
 21  Ellis, Dawson
A22  Martan, Mitchell
 23  Powers, Nelson
 27  Mendonca, Mitchell
WELLINGTON DUKES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st14 2:00 Slashing 12:011 12:01
1st14 2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct 19:491 19:49
2nd12 2:00 Hooking 17:101 17:10
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
CHILLIWACK CHIEFS LINEUP
Pos No.   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
 16  Turcotte, Jared
 17  Brind'Amour, Skyler
 18  Pickering, Kaden
 19  Andonovski, Corey
 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  Offence Off PP PS Start On
3rd2:00 Tripping 9:191 9:19
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
WELLINGTON DUKES Goals WELLINGTON DUKES PLAYERS (plus) CHILLIWACK CHIEFS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st1:30  11-15            
2nd19:00 SH 22            
                
                
CHILLIWACK CHIEFS Goals CHILLIWACK CHIEFS PLAYERS (plus) WELLINGTON DUKES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd5:29  18-19-17            
3rd4:35  8-26-11            
3rd8:32  19-4            
3rd12:20  11-21            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
WELLINGTON DUKES 0 / 1
CHILLIWACK CHIEFS 0 / 3
PENALTY SUMMARY
WELLINGTON DUKES 6 min / 3 inf
CHILLIWACK CHIEFS 2 min / 1 inf
POINT SUMMARY
WELLINGTON DUKES 2 G + 1 A = 3 Pts
CHILLIWACK CHIEFS 4 G + 6 A = 10 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
WELLINGTON DUKES1102
CHILLIWACK CHIEFS0134
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
WEL - Capriotti (57:54) (L)913931/0:003rd/17:54
CHI - Chenard (60:00) (W)1061026/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 4:08 PM
  -  End: 6:33 PM
  -  Attendance:  
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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