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Centennial Cup Media Recap – May 16

The Blues, Bandits and North Stars all earned important victories at the National Junior A Championship.

May 16, 2023

Collingwood Blues 4, Kam River Fighting Walleye 1

  • Dylan Hudon (Rockwood, Ont.) had a goal and an assist.
  • Mark McIntosh (Elora, Ont.) recorded two helpers.
  • Noah Pak (Oakville, Ont.) made 22 saves.

Brooks Bandits 6, Cobras de Terrebonne 1

  • Aiden Fink (Calgary, Alta.) had two goals and two assists.
  • Elliot Dutil (Montreal, Que.) and Hudson Malinoski (Saskatoon, Sask.) each had a goal and two assists.
  • Ethan Barwick (St. Albert, Alta.) made 20 saves.

Battlefords North Stars 3, Steinbach Pistons 1

  • Holden Doell (Martensville, Sask.) had three assists.
  • Steven Kesslering (Viceroy, Sask.) scored twice.
  • Josh Kotai (Abbotsford, B.C.) made 30 saves.
  • The win moves the North Stars into first place in Group B.

Next Games (Wednesday, May 17):

  • Timmins Rock vs. Ottawa Jr. Senators – 11:30 a.m. CT/12:30 p.m. ET
  • Yarmouth Mariners vs. Cobras de Terrebonne – 3:30 p.m. CT/4:30 p.m. ET
  • Collingwood Blues vs. Portage Terriers – 7:30 p.m. CT/8:30 p.m. ET

TSN and RDS, the official broadcast partners of Hockey Canada, will broadcast the championship game on May 21 at 3 p.m. CT/4 p.m. ET. All preliminary-round games, quarterfinals and semifinals can be livestreamed at .


“It feels great to get the win. We came here with a goal in mind and we’re one step closer today. Clinching a playoff spot is only half the job though. We want to keep the momentum rolling now. We can’t take our foot off the gas or change the gameplan because of the meaning of the game on Thursday, we know it will be a tough test and our guys can’t wait.”

- Hudon on clinching a playoff spot with the win.

“This is the best tournament in the country, and you have to play well every night. Within our group you have to be at your best every day. Everyone on this team can step in and step up at any time and we saw that tonight when (Hunter) Wallace went down early. I thought we kept pushing regardless of the score and it was nice to get the win.”

- Fink on the Bandits’ next-man-up mentality.

“We gutted this one out tonight. Two intense games back-to-back were wearing on our guys, for sure. We got some big saves from our goalie, and a huge goal from (Kian) Bell and found a way. I think Kian scoring that goal will be huge for his confidence and we need him. It was great to see.”

- North Stars head coach Brayden Klimosko (Humboldt, Sask.) on his club’s intensity.

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Hockey Canada

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