Chilliwack (Hockey Canada) – Final preliminary-round standings:
|3||Ottawa Jr. Senators||0||2||0||2||6|
Semifinal games – Saturday, May 19:
- Wellington Dukes vs. Wenatchee Wild at 2:00 p.m. PT
- Ottawa Jr. Senators vs. Chilliwack Chiefs at 7:00 p.m. PT
TSN and RDS, the official broadcasters of Hockey Canada, will broadcast the championship game. The game can be viewed live on TSN on Sunday, May 20, and on tape delay on Monday, May 21 on RDS. All preliminary-round games plus the two semifinals will be available via live stream at HockeyCanada.ca.
“We kind of have a tendency to let teams get ahead early, but today we had a good start. Good teams find a way to win, but that’s something we’ve been working on all year.
“We just wanted to come out and play the right way and if it went our way, then that’s awesome. If not we knew we were moving on to the semifinals, but we’re happy to get this win today.”
August Von Ungern, forward and Thursday’s player of the game for the Wenatchee Wild, on having a better start to the game and finishing the preliminary round with a win
“We just started getting our feet moving and playing as a team. We’re starting to click and we’ll keep it going through the rest of the week. When we use all our resources, that’s when this team is at our best.”
Cooper Zech, defenceman for the Wenatchee Wild, shares his thoughts on Thursday’s game against the Wellington Dukes
“Blazer [Harrison Blaisdell] made a nice pass up to Ryan [Bowen] on a three-on-two, and I saw Ryan coming down the right side with the puck. He had his head up and I knew he was going to pass it so I put my stick on the ice. He couldn’t have made a better pass and I was fortunate enough to put it in the net.
“I couldn’t stop smiling. I was pretty pumped up. It’s pretty cool to have my first Junior A goal assisted by my brother, it was such a great feeling.”
Ethan Bowen, forward for the Chilliwack Chiefs, reflects on scoring his first-career Junior A goal