Game Report 2416 National Jr A Championship
PLAYED AT: Centennial Regional Arena
Date: May 12, 2019
GAME NOTES: SPRUCE KINGS PULL AWAY TO BEAT BLADES AT NJAC JASON LA ROSE BROOKS, Alta. – Chong Min Lee, Patrick Cozzi and Ben Poisson scored goals in the decisive second period, and the Prince George Spruce Kings scored five times unanswered to earn a 5-1 win over the Oakville Blades on Sunday afternoon at the 2019 National Junior A Championship. The Spruce Kings dominated the middle frame, outshooting Oakville 20-3 and turning a one-goal deficit into a two-goal lead before the end of 40 minutes. Jay Keranen and Nicholas Poisson had the other goals for Prince George, which evened its record at the Centennial Regional Arena to 2-2 this season – it opened the Doyle Cup with three games in Brooks against the hometown Bandits. A penalty-filled first period (the teams combined for 11 minors) produced only a single goal. The Blades worked the puck around on a late-period power play before captain Peyton Reeves wired a wrist shot upstairs on the short side past Spruce Kings goaltender Logan Neaton. But it was all Prince George from there. Lee pulled the Pacific Region champions even just 2:06 into the middle frame, swatting in a rebound on his backhand, and Cozzi got a piece of a Dylan Anhorn shot just over three minutes later to put the Spruce Kings ahead for good. Ben Poisson made it 3-1 midway through the second, snapping a quick one-timer past Oakville netminder Will Barber on the power play. Keranan added a fourth goal in the first minute of the third period with a wrist shot through traffic, before Nicholas Poisson beat Barber with an off-speed one-timer for another man-advantage goal and a 5-1 lead. That was all for Barber, who allowed five goals on 39 shots. Chris Elliot made two saves the rest of the way. The Blades, who have allowed 12 goals in two games, will try to regroup on an off-day Monday, while the Spruce Kings, who improved to 21-3 in the playoffs, will look to keep their roll going against the Ottawa Jr. Senators (7 p.m. MT).
Visiting Team: Prince George Spruce Kings
Home Team: Oakville Blades
PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Neaton, Logan
G35  Rancier, Keenan
  Ahac, Layton
  Anhorn, Dylan
  Keranen, Jay
  Manz, Dustin
 10  Cunningham, Corey
 11  Cozzi, Patrick
 12  Poisson, Ben
 15  Coyle, Max
 17  Welsh, Nolan
 18  Brar, Ben
 19  Min Lee, Chong
 21  Bochen, Nick
 22  Williams, Finlay
 23  MacDonald, Craig
 24  Poisson, Nick
 25  Donaldson, Sean
 26  Watson-Brawn, Liam
 38  Vanroboys, Lucas
PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st18 2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct 6:10  
1st19 2:00 Hooking 13:441 
1st2:00 Roughing 15:45  
1st2:00 Roughing 15:54  
1st2:00 Holding 19:081 
3rd22 2:00 Slashing 3:121 
3rd21 2:00 Holding 13:101 
3rd10 2:00 High-Sticking 19:241 
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
OAKVILLE BLADES LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Barber, Will
G35  Elliot, Chris
  Aromatario, Nicholas
  Lewis, Kyle
  Amaral, Tyler
  Pyke, Garrett
 10  Nixon, Josh
 15  Ricketts, Jack
 17  Jones, Callum
 18  Girhiny, Christian
 19  McDermott, Alton
 20  Doggett, Holden
 21  Israels, Harrison
 25  O'Hara, Ryan
 26  Maia, Thomas
 28  Reeves, Peyton
 55  Nicholson, Ryan
 72  Lyons, Jack
 77  Kersten, Spencer
 92  Potts, Kyle
OAKVILLE BLADES PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st17 2:00 Holding 6:10  
1st2:00 Hooking 9:501 
1st77 2:00 Hooking 10:131 
1st18 2:00 Roughing 15:45  
1st25 2:00 Slashing 15:54  
1st15 2:00 Interference 16:271 
2nd77 2:00 High-Sticking 9:041 
2nd17 2:00 Hooking 16:531 
3rd72 2:00 Interference 8:211 
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS Goals PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS PLAYERS (plus) OAKVILLE BLADES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd2:06  19-15-12            
2nd5:20  11-4            
2nd10:55 PP 12-11-2            
3rd:41  6-18-9            
3rd9:54 PP 24-21-18            
OAKVILLE BLADES Goals OAKVILLE BLADES PLAYERS (plus) PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st13:59 PP 28-77-9            
                
                
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS 2 / 6
OAKVILLE BLADES 1 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS 16 min / 8 inf
OAKVILLE BLADES 18 min / 9 inf
POINT SUMMARY
PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS 5 G + 9 A = 14 Pts
OAKVILLE BLADES 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS0325
OAKVILLE BLADES1001
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
PG - Neaton (60:00) (W)93820/0:003rd/20:00
OAK - Barber (49:54) (L)1417334/0:003rd/9:54
OAK - Elliot (10:06) 0022/9:543rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 2:08 PM
  -  End: 4:24 PM
  -  Attendance:  
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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