2019 National Junior A Championship

The 2019 National Junior A Championship was the 49th Canadian junior A ice hockey national championship for the Canadian Junior Hockey League and the 49th consecutive year a national championship was awarded to this skill level since the breakaway of Major Junior hockey in 1970. The tournament was played at the Centennial Regional Arena in Brooks, Alberta from May 11 to 19, 2019. The event and championship trophy were without a sponsor or title for this year following the ending of Royal Bank of Canada's partnership with Hockey Canada; Hockey Canada formally reinstated the Centennial Cup as the Junior 'A' championship in the summer of 2019.

2019 National Junior A Championship
DatesMay 11–19, 2019
Venue(s)Centennial Regional Arena in Brooks, Alberta
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svgBrooks Bandits
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svgPrince George Spruce Kings
Tournament statistics
Matches played13
Scoring leader(s)Dylan Anhorn (Prince George)
MVPFrancis Boisvert (Ottawa)
2018
2020

TeamsEdit

  1. ^ The Brooks Bandits won the 2019 Inter Pipeline Cup AJHL Championship and played the Prince George Spruce Kings in the Doyle Cup; the winner normally advances to the National Championship. Because Brooks has already earned an entry to the tournament as host, Prince George had also automatically earned an entry to the tournament as the Pacific Region representative, The Spruce Kings also went on to win the Doyle Cup over the Bandits.

TournamentEdit

Round-robinEdit

Rank Team League Ticket W–OTW–L–OTL Points
1 Brooks Bandits AJHL Host 4–0–0–0 12
2 Prince George Spruce Kings BCHL Pacific 3–0–1–0 9
3 Oakville Blades OJHL Central 2–0–2–0 6
4 Ottawa Jr. Senators CCHL Eastern 1–0–3–0 3
5 Portage Terriers MJHL Western 0–0–4–0 0

Round-robin scheduleEdit

Game Away team Score Home team
May 11, 2019
1 Ottawa Jr. Senators 3–0 Portage Terriers
2 Oakville Blades 3–7 Brooks Bandits
May 12, 2019
3 Prince George Spruce Kings 5–1 Oakville Blades
4 Brooks Bandits 5–3 Portage Terriers
May 13, 2019
5 Prince George Spruce Kings 4–0 Ottawa Jr. Senators
May 14, 2019
6 Portage Terriers 4–5 Oakville Blades
7 Ottawa Jr. Senators 1–2 Brooks Bandits
May 15, 2019
8 Portage Terriers 1–5 Prince George Spruce Kings
May 16, 2019
9 Oakville Blades 7–4 Ottawa Jr. Senators
10 Brooks Bandits 3–1 Prince George Spruce Kings

FinalsEdit

Semifinals
May 18
Championship
May 19
      
1 Brooks Bandits 4
4 Ottawa Jr. Senators 3
1 Brooks Bandits 4
2 Prince George Spruce Kings 3
2 Prince George Spruce Kings 2
3 Oakville Blades 1

AwardsEdit

Roland Mercier Trophy (Tournament MVP): Francis Boisvert, Ottawa Jr. Senators[1]
Top Forward: Ryan Mahshie, Brooks Bandits
Top Defencemen: Luke Bast, Brooks Bandits
Top Goaltender: Logan Neaton, Prince George Spruce Kings
Tubby Schmalz Trophy (Sportsmanship): Simon Gravel, Brooks Bandits
Top Scorer: Spencer Kersten, Oakville Blades

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NJAC AWARD WINNERS NAMED". CJHL. May 17, 2019.

External linksEdit