Jr. Sens win Fred Page Cup
Jr. Sens win Fred Page Cup
OTTAWA – Well nobody noticed that coming.
After a really tight round-robin portion of the Fred Page Cup that included a Three-2 shootout win by the Ottawa Jr. Senators over College Francais on Friday, everybody and their canine was anticipating one other shut game when these two groups met once more Sunday within the championship game.
Everyone and their canine have been flawed.
The Jr. Sens had scored simply two five-on-five targets of their first three games, however on Sunday they scored two within the first interval and routed Longueuil 10-1. No rubbing of the eyes in disbelief, that was the rating.
“I thought we were the better team from start to finish,” Jr. Sens coach Martin Dagenais stated.
“Seven of our top eight goal scorers during the regular season didn’t have a goal in this tournament before this game. Today the leaders really stepped up.”
Six gamers scored their first of the collection for Ottawa on Sunday, together with Gabriel Morin who had his first three, two of which gave the Jr. Sens a 2-Zero lead after the primary interval.
Nick Lalonde scored his first to make it a Three-Zero game earlier than William Lemay acquired Longueuil on the board seven minutes into the second, and simply seconds after they have been unsuccessful on an prolonged five-on-three energy play.
Longueuil continued the stress and began to take over the game after that purpose, however Ottawa’s three targets in simply over three minutes towards the top of the interval took away any doubt as to the result.
Owen Guy, Darcy Walsh and Pierre-Luc Veillette had these targets for a 6-1 Ottawa lead after two intervals. Veillette, Morin, Isaac Anderson and Ethan Manderville closed out the scoring within the third interval.
The Jr. Sens will now characterize Eastern Canada on the RBC Cup beginning on Saturday in Chilliwack, B.C. because the group tries to grow to be nationwide Junior A hockey champions.
One factor that may’t be neglected within the win was the very fact the Jr. Sens had the time without work on Saturday due to a win over Longueuil on Friday night time. Longueuil needed to play a semifinal game Saturday and ended up enjoying 5 games in 5 days.
The Jr. Sens trailed 2-Zero within the third interval Friday earlier than profitable Three-2 in a shootout out throughout which Connor Hicks stopped the ultimate eight Longueuil shooters. He allowed solely six targets the complete match.
“Mentally for our guys to have Hicks in the net is huge. We have two very good goalies but to bring in a guy with three years OHL experience, it’s huge for our team,” Dagenais stated.
Hicks confronted simply 89 pictures within the 4 games, with 31 of these coming Thursday night time in a Three-2 win over the Carleton Place Canadians.
“Our team played great all week. We’ve been looking forward to this all year and once the time came we were ready to go,” Hicks stated.
“Having the break (Saturday) was huge and it showed why it’s so valuable. (Longueuil) is a great team and we didn’t expect this coming in, but we worked hard and were rewarded for it.”
Jr. Sens ahead Finn Evans had 4 assists within the closing on Sunday and was named match MVP. He stated the large purpose differential, whereas surprising, was actually welcomed.
“Obviously, a little less pressure, but no matter how we won it’s just an unreal group of guys and we always believed in ourselves,” he stated, deflecting credit score for the MVP towards his group.
“It’s awesome, but it’s a team game and I wouldn’t be getting that award if we didn’t win the championship. It was a team game, every guy put in his all. We knew we would win if we played our game and I’m really proud of the guys in that room.”
Dagenais stated he hadn’t put any thought into heading to Chilliwack as a result of he didn’t wish to get forward of himself.
“I guess I’m going to get a call from Hockey Canada (on Monday) and we’ll go from there, but we’re very happy to be going,” he stated.
The Jr. Senators will open the RBC Cup after they face the Central consultant Wellington Dukes on Saturday at 11 a.m. ET.
Jr. Sens headed west
With the Ottawa Jr. Senators’s win over College Francais de Longueuil on Sunday within the closing of the Fred Page Cup, 4 of the 5 spots on the RBC Cup dance card have now been stuffed. With the FPC win, the Jr. Sens earned the correct to grow to be the Eastern consultant.
The Junior A nationwide championship match runs May 12-20 on the Prospera Centre in Chilliwack, B.C. As the host group, the Chilliwack Chiefs have been the primary register their title for the occasion.
Trouble is, the Chiefs bowed out of the British Columbia Hockey League playoffs within the preliminary spherical with a game seven loss to the Prince George Spruce Kings and haven’t performed a game since March 11.
Add to that the truth that the Chiefs fired their coach Jason Tatarnic in a shock transfer final week, so what to anticipate from the hosts is anybody’s guess.
The Pacific area will probably be represented by the Wenatchee Wild, BCHL champions and winners of the regional play-in Doyle Cup.
The Wellington Dukes claimed the Dudley Hewitt Cup regional match after being topped champions of the Ontario Junior Hockey League and would be the Central consultant in Chilliwack.
The solely spot left to resolve will probably be for the West consultant.
That might come as early as Monday night time. The Nipawin Hawks, winners of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, path the Steinbach Pistons Three-2 within the best-of-seven Anavet Cup. The Pistons are the Manitoba Junior Hockey League champs.
Jr. Sens win Fred Page Cup
Publish Date: 2018-05-07 21:49:22