Game Report 2419 National Jr A Championship
PLAYED AT: Centennial Regional Arena
Date: May 14, 2019
GAME NOTES: BLADES HOLD ON TO BEAT TERRIERS, CLINCH SEMIFINAL SPOT AT NJAC JASON LA ROSE BROOKS, Alta. – Spencer Kersten led the offence with a goal and three assists, and the Oakville Blades held off a third-period comeback to edge the Portage Terriers 5-4 for their first win Tuesday at the 2019 National Junior A Championship. The win completes the semifinal picture with four games to go in the preliminary round – the Blades, Brooks Bandits, Prince George Spruce Kings and Ottawa Jr. Senators will comprise the final four. The goals came fast and furious in the first period, with five before the 12-minute mark. Kyle Lewis needed just 29 seconds to get the scoring started, forcing a turnover in the Portage zone before taking a feed from Josh Nixon and tucking the 1-0 goal through Terriers goaltender Ethan Peterson. Joey Moffatt replied for the West Region champions at 3:21, letting go a harmless-looking shot that found its way behind Oakville netminder Will Barber, but Alton McDermott gathered in a loose puck in the high slot and wired a quick shot past Peterson just over two minutes later. Nixon made it 3-1 at 7:40, keeping on a two-on-one and scoring off the glove of Peterson, who was replaced by Nathan Moore after allowing three goals on five shots. Moore didn’t fare much better; Kersten stepped in off the right point on a Blades power play and went post and in to the far side to send the Dudley Hewitt Cup champions to the dressing room up by three. Scott Mickoski pulled one back for the Terriers midway through the second period when he snuck behind the Oakville defence and tucked a shot around Barber, only for Harrison Israels to redirect a Kersten feed past Moore on the power play to restore the three-goal advantage after 40 minutes. Penalty trouble by the Blades made it interesting in the third; Ty Barnstable poked in his own rebound with Portage enjoying two-man advantage at 9:11 of the final frame, and he jammed in his second goal just 17 seconds after that to pull the Terriers within one. Moore went to the bench with just over a minute to go, but Portage could not find the tying goal despite multiple scrambles in front of Barber. The Blades close out their preliminary-round schedule Thursday against Ottawa (2 p.m. MT), while the Terriers will wrap up their season Wednesday night against Prince George (7 p.m. MT).
Visiting Team: Portage Terriers
Home Team: Oakville Blades
PORTAGE TERRIERS LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G Peterson, Ethan
G35  Moore, Nathan
  Poirier, Morgan
  McPhee, Caelan
  Murray, Owen
  Taylor, Lane
  Wiesblatt, Ocean
 10  Brakel, Chase
 11  Mickoski, Scott
 14  Roy, Jared
 15  Moffatt, Joey
 17  Howard, Sheldin
 18  Shindle, Kolton
 19  Henry, Reece
 21  Funk, Reilly
 23  Buchholz, Jay
 24  Wiesblatt, Orca
 27  Barnstable, Ty
 28  Huston, Sam
 29  Thompson, Cody
PORTAGE TERRIERS PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st2:00 Interference 10:501 
1st2:00 High-Sticking 16:531 
1st11 2:00 Roughing 20:00  
2nd21 2:00 High-Sticking 12:281 
3rd21 2:00 Tripping 4:501 
3rd2:00 Tripping 5:371 
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
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
1st2:00 Roughing 20:001 
1st19 2:00 Roughing 20:00  
2nd28 2:00 Hooking 17:241 
3rd17 2:00 Tripping 8:381 
3rd72 2:00 Cross-Checking 9:031 
3rd2:00 Boarding 12:111 
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
PORTAGE TERRIERS Goals PORTAGE TERRIERS PLAYERS (plus) OAKVILLE BLADES PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st3:21  15-10-29            
2nd9:13  11-23            
3rd9:11 PP 27-15-24            
3rd9:28 PP 27-10-24            
                
OAKVILLE BLADES Goals OAKVILLE BLADES PLAYERS (plus) PORTAGE TERRIERS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st:29  7-10-77            
1st5:46  19-72-18            
1st7:40  10-77            
1st11:28 PP 77-9-28            
2nd12:55 PP 21-77-9            
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
PORTAGE TERRIERS 2 / 5
OAKVILLE BLADES 2 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
PORTAGE TERRIERS 12 min / 6 inf
OAKVILLE BLADES 12 min / 6 inf
POINT SUMMARY
PORTAGE TERRIERS 4 G + 7 A = 11 Pts
OAKVILLE BLADES 5 G + 9 A = 14 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
PORTAGE TERRIERS1124
OAKVILLE BLADES4105
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
POR - Peterson (7:40) 2002/0:001st/7:40
POR - Moore (50:34) (L)213520/7:403rd/18:14
POR - Moore (0:32) (L)0000/18:273rd/18:59
OAK - Barber (60:00) (W)510621/0:003rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 2:08 PM
  -  End:
  -  Attendance:  
OFFICIALS
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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