Game Report 2423 National Jr A Championship
PLAYED AT: Centennial Regional Arena
Date: May 16, 2019
GAME NOTES: BANDITS EDGE SPRUCE KINGS, FINISH ATOP PRELIM STANDINGS JASON LA ROSE BROOKS, Alta. – Andrew Lucas scored the game-winning goal with just under 13 minutes to go, giving the Brooks Bandits a 3-1 win over the Prince George Spruce Kings on Thursday night and a perfect preliminary-round record at the 2019 National Junior A Championship. The Bandits are just the sixth host team since the start of the five-team format in 1990 to win all four of its prelim games, joining the 1994 Olds Grizzlys, 1996 Melfort Mustangs, 2002 Halifax Oland Exports, 2010 Dauphin Kings and 2012 Humboldt Broncos. Carter Wolski and Brandon Scanlin had the other goals for Brooks, which outshot Prince George 11-4 in the decisive third period and held a 31-22 advantage overall. It will face the Ottawa Jr. Senators in the early semifinal Saturday (2 p.m. MT), while the Spruce Kings will face off against the Oakville Blades in the late game (7 p.m. MT). Lucas ignited the standing-room only crowd at the Centennial Regional Arena with his game-winner, driving hard to the net and chipping his own rebound over a sprawling Logan Neaton. The highly-anticipated match-up – the seventh between the teams in the last 21 days – lived up to the hype. Both teams came out firing in the first period, combining for 23 shots on goal (13-10 in favour of Brooks), and it was the Bandits who drew first blood late in the opening frame; Wolski circled the net and let go a shot from a sharp angle that snuck under the arm of Neaton and just trickled over the goal-line. Prince George got even with less than 70 seconds to go in the second period when Nick Poisson got his stick on a hard wrist shot from Dylan Anhorn to send the game to the intermission tied 1-1. The Spruce Kings had their chances in the third period, particularly on a pair of power plays in the final six minutes, but could not put another puck behind Pierce Charleson, who made 21 saves. Scanlin sealed the win with 21.7 seconds to go, hitting the empty net from deep in his own zone.
Visiting Team: Brooks Bandits
Home Team: Prince George Spruce Kings
BROOKS BANDITS LINEUP
Pos No.   Name
G30  Charleson, Pierce
G31  Marshall, Tanner
  Wolski, Carter
  Hale, Nick
  Lemay, William
  Scanlin, Brandon
  Boyko, Simon
  Bast, Luke
  Gravel, Simon
 10  Vachon, Arnaud
 11  Plessis, Nathan
 13  Lucas, Andrew
 14  Mahshie, Ryan
 15  Christy, Ray
 16  Campbell, Tyler
 18  Lee, Jakob
 19  Theis, Jake
 20  Hernández, Randy
 22  Hancock, Mack
 25  Ceulemans, Corson
BROOKS BANDITS PENALTIES
Per. No.  Min  Offence Off PP PS Start On
1st10 2:00 Elbowing 9:431 
2nd19 2:00 Cross-Checking 6:501 
3rd19 2:00 High-Sticking 2:32  
3rd25 2:00 Roughing 9:101 
3rd13 2:00 Cross-Checking 14:351 
3rd13 2:00 Tripping 18:541 
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
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
1st21 2:00 Tripping 14:571 
3rd15 2:00 Unsportsmanlike Conduct 2:32  
3rd17 2:00 Roughing 9:351 
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
BROOKS BANDITS Goals BROOKS BANDITS PLAYERS (plus) PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
1st18:37  2-5-19            
3rd7:11  13-18-16            
3rd19:38 EN.SH 5-10            
PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS Goals PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS PLAYERS (plus) BROOKS BANDITS PLAYERS (minus)
Per. Time    G-As1-As2    
2nd18:53  24-4-9            
                
                
POWER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES
BROOKS BANDITS 0 / 2
PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS 0 / 5
PENALTY SUMMARY
BROOKS BANDITS 12 min / 6 inf
PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS 6 min / 3 inf
POINT SUMMARY
BROOKS BANDITS 3 G + 5 A = 8 Pts
PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS 1 G + 2 A = 3 Pts
SCORING 1 2 3 Total
BROOKS BANDITS1023
PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS0101
GOALTENDER/SAVES (Time) 1 2 3 Tot. On Off
BRO - Charleson (60:00) (W)107421/0:003rd/20:00
PG - Neaton (58:27) (L)127928/0:003rd/18:27
PG - Neaton (0:22) (L)0000/19:383rd/20:00
Stars of the Game TIME OF GAME:
  -  Start: 7:17 PM
  -  End: 9:28 PM
  -  Attendance:  
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CERTIFIED CORRECT
 


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