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The Road to the Centennial Cup: Brooks Bandits Win Third in a Row!

Updated May 22, 2023 - Brandon Sun Photo

While the top-tier United States Hockey League (USHL) and Major Junior Canadian Hockey League get most of the attention when it comes to North American junior hockey, some great U20 hockey is being played in all corners of the continent as the Tier 2 North American Hockey League (NAHL) Robertson Cup Playoffs get underway and with the Junior A Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) Playoffs already in full swing.

In the U.S., the USHL is the only Tier 1 junior league. It is tuition free for the players and includes top NCAA Division I and NHL prospects. The USHL Clark Cup Playoffs are set to begin Monday, April 25.

The CHL consists of the Western Hockey League (WHL), the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). Each of those circuits crowns its own champion, with the league winners competing for the Memorial Cup May 26 through June 4 in Kamloops, B.C.

Those two leagues already get the majority of the junior hockey coverage, so our focus here will be on the next tier of North American junior hockey. The NAHL and CJHL also produce many NCAA Division I hockey players and players who move on to have successful professional careers.

The NAHL is the only USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier 2 junior league in the U.S. Like the USHL, the league is tuition-free for players and is No. 2 in terms of producing NCAA D1 players. There are 29 teams in the NAHL, with teams from all over the country split into four divisions. The league includes teams as far north as Maine, as far west as Alaska and as far south as Texas and Louisiana.

North of the border, the CJHL, which also sends players to the professional ranks as well as to NCAA divisions I, II and III and Canadian college programs, is comprised of nine leagues covering the entire country. The leagues included in the CJHL are: 

The British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) parted ways with the CJHL two years ago. The nine CJHL league champions, along with the host Portage Terriers (MJHL) will compete for the Centennial Cup May 11-21 in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. The individual league playoffs are in progress, with championship-series participants having been determined in several of the circuits. There are a total of 118 teams competing across the nine leagues in the CJHL.


CLICK HERE for the Centennial Cup schedule.

CLICK HERE for Centennial Cup bracket.

All Centennial Cup games can be viewed via webstream by CLICKING HERE.


Here are the teams that qualified for the Centennial Cup (click on each team for Hockey Canada's team preview):


On Sunday, May 21 the Brooks Bandits defeated the Battlefords North Stars, 4-0, and raised the Centennial Cup for the third-straight time. Congratulations to the back-to-back-to-back Canadian Jr. A national champions!

Below you can follow the road that all the teams took to get to the national-championship tournament:


2023 Centennial Cup Schedule Results & Standings

Final Pool Play Standings - Group A

Brooks Bandits 4-0-0 - 12 pts*

Ottawa Jr. Senators 2-1-1 (1 OTW) - 6 pts*

Yarmouth Mariners 1-2-1 - 4 pts*

Terrebonne Cobras 1-2-1 - 4 pts

Timmins Rock 2-2 (2 OTW) - 4 pts


Group B

Battlefords North Stars 3-1-0 - 9 pts*

Portage Terriers 3-1-0 - 9 pts*

Collingwood Blues 3-0 (1 OTW) - 8 pts*

Steinbach Pistons 1-2-1 - 4 pts

Kam River Fighting Walleye 0-4-0 - 0 pts

* advances to playoffs


Quarterfinal Results - May 19

4:30 PM EDT - Collingwood Blues (2) vs. Ottawa Jr. Senators (4)

The Jr. Senators led, 2-1, after 40 minutes only to watch as Collingwood's Carter Diceman tied the game with 4:20 remaining in the third period. Mickael Hebert responded just 39 seconds later, however, and iced the game with an empty-net goal in the final 40 seconds to send Ottawa on to the semifinals Rorke Applebee got the win in goal, making 32 saves. Noah Pak stopped 26 shots for the Blues, who got two goals from Diceman and three assists from Massimo Gentile. Chase Lammi and Vincent Velocci had the other Jr. Sens goals. 


8:30 p.m. EDT - Yarmouth Mariners (1) vs. Portage Terriers (2)

The host Terriers went up 2-0 in the second period on goals by Brock MacDonald and Kian Calder then leaned on goalie Bailey Monteith the rest of the way to advance to the semifinals. Monteith stood tall, finishing with 36 saves, and there would be no more scoring. Keegan Warren stopped 29 shots for Yarmouth, and Franco Canevari had the lone Mariner goal. Daniel Siso and Brandon McCartney each handed out a pair of helpers for Portage. 


Semifinal Results - May 20

4:30 PM EDT - Ottawa Jr. Senators (0) vs. Brooks Bandits (3)

This one was a battle all the way and wasn't decided until Brooks potted a pair of empty-net goals in the final two minutes. Dario Beljo's second of the game pushed the score to 2-0 with 1:49 left, and all-everything forward Aiden Fink closed the scoring and sent Brooks to the championship game with 19 seconds left. The game was scoreless through 40 minutes before Beljo broke the ice at 2:31 of the third period. Ethan Barwick stopped all 22 shots he faced to earn the shutout and make a hard-luck loser out or Rorke Applebee, who was outstanding and stopped 38 of the 39 shots he faced. The Bandits will look to win their third-consecutive national title in the finals. 


8:30 p.m. EDT - Battlefords North Stars (7) vs. Portage Terriers (1)

In a surprising result, Battlefords jumped on the hosts with four first-period goals and never looked back to cruise into the tournament finals. Holden Doell scored two of those four goals, with Steven Kesslering and Alex Izyk also tallying. Jake Southgate and Bradley Blake pushed the lead to 6-0 in the second period before Matt Wisener finally got the Terriers on the board. Riley Girod finished off the scoring for Battlefords, and Josh Kotai made 30 saves. Doell and Southgate each finished with three points. 


Championship Game - May 21

4:00 PM EDT - Brooks Bandits (4), Battlefords North Stars (0)

Ethan Barwick made 30 saves to recrod the shutout, while his temmates provided more than enough offense, as the Bandits captured their third-conscutive Centennial Cup championship with their sixth win of the tournament. The teams battled through a scoreless first period before Brooks scored three times in a span of 1:37 of the second period. Hunter Wallace tallied first at 10:08, followed by Heath Armstrong at 11;06 and Hudson Malinoski at 11:45. Malinoski scored again in the third period with 15 seconds left on the clock to cap off the championship effort. Malinoski and Wallace each totaled two points for the Bandits.



Day 1 - May 11

12:30 p.m. EDT -  Kam River Fighting Walleye (1) vs. Battlefords North Stars (4)

The North Stars got first-period goals from Steven Kesserling and Jackson Allan and cruised to victory. Kesserling set the tone with a short-handed marker 9:54 into the opening period and also assisted on Allan's goal at 19:39. Jeremy Dumore cut the margin to 2-1 6:59 into the second frame, but Tanner Gold and Colby Bear scored to put away the game. Josh Kotai made 23 saves to earn the win in goal, while Eric Vanska stopped 36 pucks for the Walleye.  


4:30 p.m. EDT - Brooks Bandits (7) vs. Yarmouth Mariners (2)

Elliot Dutil and Ethan Beyer scored twice as the two-time-defending-champion Bandits sprinted to a 4-1 lead after 20 minutes and cruised to victory.  Dutil scored twice in the opening frame, with Beyer and Aiden Fink also scoring. Aiden Fink, Hunter Wallace and Tyler Blocha also tallied for Brooks, while Nathan Kelly and Michael Marquez potted the Yarmouth goals. Keegan Warren made 37 saves for Yarmouth. 


8:30 p.m. EDT - Steinbach Pistons (1) vs. Collingwood Blues (2) OT

The last game of the day also proved to be the best of Day 1 as Collingwood won on a power-play goal by Robert Strachan 4:04 into overtime. That goal made a winner out of netminder Noah Pak, who stopped 28 of the 29 shots he faced. Collingwood's Mark McIntosh broke a scoreless tie 6:18 into the second period to give the Blues a 1-0 lead, but Ian Amsbaugh responded less than three minutes later to tie it. Dominik Wasik was the hard-luck loser in goal, stopping 28 shots. 


Day 2 -  May 12

12:30 p.m. EDT - Ottawa Jr. Senators (2) vs. Terrebonne Cobras (1) OT

After a 1-1 battle throughout regulation, it only took Massimo Gentile 1:12 of overtime to score the game-winner. Owen Protz assisted on the goal in the first of two overtime thrillers on Day 2. Rorke Applebee stopped 21 of the 22 shots he faced to earn the win in goal, while Terrebonne's Nikolas Hurtubise made 24 saves. Protz also scored the Senators' first goal 7:31 into the game. Steven Fournier had the only tally for the Cobras. 


4:30 p.m. EDT - Timmins Rock (4) vs. Yarmouth Mariners (3) OT

In keeping with the theme of the day, this one also needed extra time, with Ethan Pool of Timmons deciing it 4:14 into the extra session after Yarmouth's Reid Vos had forced OT with just 21 second remaining in regulation. The game featured a five-goal second period, with Harry Clark and Thomas Beard striking for the Rock to give them a 3-2 advantage heading into the final 20 minutes. Nolan Ring scored the other Timmins goal. Vos and Ryan Semple potted second-period markers for the Mariners. Patrick Boivin got the win in goal for Timmins with a tremendous 46-save effort. Joey Lovullo stopped 36 shots for Yarmouth. 


8:30 p.m. EDT - Steinbach Pistons (2) vs. Portage Terriers (4)

The hosts fed off the home crowd and jumped out to a 3-0 first-period lead then cruised to victory in their tournament opener despite being outshot, 38-31. Bailey Monteith stopped 36 shots to earn the win.  Rory Neill scored twice in the first-period outburst after Ryan Botterill tallied 5:30 into the game. Kain Calder closed the scoring in the third period after Travis Hensrud got Steinbach on the board 10:22 into the final frame. Dominik Wasik stopped 27 shots for the Pistons. 


Day 3 -  May 13

12:30 p.m. EDT - Battlefords North Stars (1) vs. Collingwood Blues (3)

The teams managed to score just one goal through 40 minutes, with Collingwood holding a 1-0 advantage heading into the third period, but then there were fireworks. Collingwood stretched its lead to 2-0 4:34 into the final frame on a goal by Ayden Dooley. Battlefords responded at 8:59 with a goal by Steven Kesserling to cut the margin to one, but Spencer Young iced it at 17:26 for the Blues. Noah Pak was outstanding in goal, stopping 36 shots for the victors. Josh Kotai had 31 saves for the North Stars. 


4:30 p.m. EDT - Brooks Bandits (5) vs. Ottawa Jr. Senators (1)

The two-time defending champs looked like two-time defending champs, scoring five straight goals in the opening 40 minutes to take control and cruise to victory. Aiden Fink led the outburst with a goal and two assists, while Hudson Malinoski added a goal and an assist. Brendan Poshak, Mikhail Simchuk and Hunter Wallace also scored for Brooks, while Ethan Barwick made 25 saves. Connor Shibley had 33 saves for Ottawa, and Chase Lemmi scored the lone goal. 


8:30 p.m. EDT - Kam River Walleye (2) vs. Portage Terriers (12)

What looked to be a dogfight through 20 minutes, with the teams tied at two after the operning period, turned on a dime as the hosts exploded for eight second-period goals and 10 tallies over the final 40 minutes to improve to 2-0. Austin Peters and Rory Neill each had a goal and three assists for Portage, with Ryan Botterill potting a pair of goals. Bailey Monteith stopped 22 shots to earn the win in goal. Max Leduc recorded a goal and an assist for Kam River, and Josh Pufahl had the other goal. 


Day 4 -  May 14

4:30 p.m. EDT - Terrebonne Cobras (2) vs. Timmins Rock (1)

Harry Clark's first-period goal for Timmins stood up as the game's lone tally for about 35 minutes before the Cobras rallied with a pair of third-period goals to steal the victory. Anthony Di Cesare tied it with 5:03 left in the final fream then won it in dramatic fashion on a power-play goal with just 24 seconds showing on the clock. Alexandre Marchand made 25 saves to earn the win in goal over Patrick Boivin who had a strong game with 31 saves. Loic Gibeault and Steven Fournier each contributed an assist to the third-period rally, while Ethan Pool assisted on Clark's goal. 


8:30 p.m. EDT - Steinbach Pistons (5) vs. Kam River Fighting Walleye (2)

Steinbach broke open a 1-1 first-period tie by scoring the game's next four goals and cruised home to the finish line to earn the win. Kirk Mullen and Brett Kaiser scored for the Pistons in the opening frame, sandwiched around a goal by Kam River's Jack Cook. Landon Roberts, Ry Paisley and Iam Amsbaugh stretched the lead to 5-1 before Ethan Lang potted the Walleye's second of the game in the final two minutes. Dominik Wasik stopped 26 shots to earn the win against Eric Vanska, who kept his team in the game with 42 saves.


Day 5 -  May 15

12:30 p.m. EDT - Ottawa Jr. Senators (4) vs.Yarmouth Mariners (3)

Ottawa appeared to have the game under control, leading 4-1 after 40 minutes, but the Mariners stormed back with goals by Reilly Mayne and Michael Marquez in the opening 7:58 of the third period to make things exciting. Rorke Applebee held down the fort however, finishing with 21 saves as the Sens escaped with the 4-3 win to improve to 2-1-0. Yarmouth dropped to 0-2-1. Joey Lovullo made 30 saves to give Yarmouth a chance to mount the comeback. Massimo Gentile had two goals and an assist for the Jr. Senators, with Mickael Herbert dishing out three helpers and Vincent Velocci recroding 1-1-2. Ben Roode had two assists for Yarmouth, and Ethan Hoffe scored the Mariners' other goal. Zachary Losier also scored for the Sens. 


4:30 p.m. EDT - Timmins Rock (0) vs. Brooks Bandits (9)

Brooks continued to steamroll toward the playoff round and what the Bandits hope will be a third-consecutive national championship. They are now 3-0-0 and the only remaining unbeaten team in the tournament. Brooks has outscored its opponents, 21-3, thus far. That's three more goals than Portage, the second-highest-scoring team, and 13 more than the No. 3-scoring club. Timmons dropped to 1-2-0 with the loss and now has been outscored, 14-5. The Bandits left no doubt in this one, running up a 10-1 shots advantage in the first period, which they extended to 25-7 after 40 minutes. The final shots tally was in their favor, 45-13. Caelan Fitzpatrick scored twice for Brooks in a three-goal first period and later added an assist, while Ethan Barwick made 13 saves to record the shutout. Danylo Korzheyletskyi, Ethan Beyer, Bredan Poshak, Aiden Fink and Hudson Malinoski all recroded multiple points. 


8:30 p.m. EDT - Battlefords North Stars (3) vs. Portage Terriers (2)

Battlefords led, 3-1, after 40 minutes thanks to goals from Steven Kesslering, Bradley Blake and Jake Southgate sandwiched around a tally by Portage's Matt Wisener. At that point, the Northstars looked to be in control, but Tayem Cislason scored midway through the third period to cut the margin to one and make the finish interesting. Josh Kotai came up big in goal, however, finishing with 35 saves to keep the Terriers at bay and preserve the victory. Bailey Monteith was equally stout in net for the hosts, stopping 34 pucks. Both teams are 2-1-0 heading into Day 6. 


Day 6 -  May 16

12:30 p.m. EDT - Kam River Fighting Walleye (1) vs. Collingwood Blues (4)

The Blues outscored Kam River, 4-1, over the final 40 minutes to improve to 3-0-0 with one OT win for the tournament. Bryce Sutherland, Dylan Hudon, Cam Garvey and Ethan Broderick scored for Collingwood, with Garvey and Broderick's scores putting the game way after Kam River's Jeremy Dunmore had cut the margin to 2-1 1:57 in to the third period. Noah Pak stopped 22 shots to earn the win over Eric Vanska, who made 35 saves. The Walleye fell to 0-4-0 with the loss. 


4:30 p.m. EDT - Terrebonne Cobras (1) vs. Brooks Bandits (6)

The Bandits continued rolling toward what they hope will be a third-conseucutive Centennial Cup championship, getting two goals and two assists from Aiden Fink and a goal and two assists each from Elliot Dutil and Hudson Malinoski. Brooks got goals from Dutil, Fink and Heath Armstrong to take a 3-0 lead after the first period and extended the margin to 5-1 after two. Ethan Beyer closed the scoring late in the third, while Genaro Grunduto had the lone goal for the Cobras. Ethan Barwick made 20 saves to help the Bandits close pool play at 4-0-0. Alenadre Marchand stopped 29 shots as Terrebonne dropped to 1-1-1. 


8:30 p.m. EDT - Battlefords North Stars (3) vs. Steinbach Pistons (1)

Battlefords closed out pool play with a 3-1-0 recrod thanks to Kian Bell's tie-breaking goal with 3:01 remaining in the third period. Steven Kesslering added an empty-netter with 1:16 remaining to seal the victory. After Kesslering opened the scoring with his first of the game 7:09 in, the Pistons tied it 4:40 into the third on Noah Szabo's goal. Josh Kotai stopped 30 pucks to hold off the Pistons and earn the win in goal over Dominik Wasik, who also had 30 saves. Steibach fell to 1-2-1. 


Day 7 -  May 17

12:30 p.m. EDT - Timmins Rock (2) vs. Ottawa Jr. Senators (1)

It took 65 hard-fought minutes and a shootout to decide this one, with Harry Clark's goal in the skills portion of the game proving to be decisvie. Emile Villiard staked the Jr. Sens to a 1-0 lead 9:05 into the second period, but Lucas Piekarczyk scored at 7:13 of the final frame to tie it and force extra time. Patrick Boivin made 36 saves and thwarted three shootout attempts to earn the win in goal over Rorke Applebee, who stopped 19 of the 20 shots he faced prior to the shootout. 


4:30 p.m. EDT - Terrebonne Cobras (2) vs. Yarmouth Mariner (3)

Yarmouth secured a quarterfinal berth on Nathan Kelly's game-winning goal with 9:01 left in the third period. The Mariners has watched an early 2-0 lead slip away on goals by Anthony Di Cesare and Genaro Fronduto. Di Cesare set up Fronduto's goal 3:07 into the second period, but Kelly potted the winner 7:52 later. Reilly Mayne and Patrick Hurley scored in the first period for Yarmouth, with Kelly assising on Mayne's tally. Keegan Warren stopped 28 shots to earn the win in goal. 


8:30 p.m. EDT - Collingwood Blues (3) vs. Portage Terriers (4)

After sprinting to a 3-1 lead in the opening 20 minutes, the hosts allowed Collingwood to climb back into the game and eventually tie it before Ryan Botterill sent the hometown fans home happy by scoring with 20 seconds left in regulation. Botterill also opened the scoring just 1:06 into the contest. His tally was followed by first-period markers from Brock MacDonald and Austin McLean, sanwiched around Spencer Young's goal for the Blues, for the 3-1 margin after one. Carter Diceman scored twice in a span of 1:25 for Collingwood to tie the game 7:33 into the middle stanza and set up the decisvie final 20 minutes. Bailey Monteith stopped 40 shots for a hard-earned win over Noah Pak (36) saves in net. 


Below is a look at the CJHL individual league playoffs and each team's road to the Centennial Cup:


AJHL Playoffs

The Brooks Bandits, who won the South Division regular-season title with a remarkable 53-7-0 overall record (including OT/SO losses), took on the Spruce Grove Saints in the best-of-seven league championship series. Spruce Grove was 49-11-0 during the regular season. The champions receive the Inter Pipeline Cup and advance to Kamloops to compete for the CJHL Centennial Cup championship.

CLICK HERE for all the AJHL Playoff results


AJHL Finals (best of seven)

Brooks Bandits vs. Spruce Grove Saints (Brooks wins, 3-1)

Game 1 - Fri. Apr 21, 2023  -  FINAL  |  SGS (2) @ BRK (5) 

Game 2 - Sat. Apr 22, 2023  -  FINAL  |  SGS (6) @ BRK (3)

Game 3 - Tue. Apr 25, 2023 - 7:00PM  |  BRK (2) @  GS (1)

Game 4 - Wed. Apr 26, 2023 - 7:00PM  |  BRK  (2) @ SGS (1) OT

Game 5 - Fri. Apr 28, 2023 - 7:00PM  |  SGS (2) @ BRK (3) OT 

Brooks Bandts advance to Centennial Cup.

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MJHL Playoffs

The MJHL Finals had the Steinbach Pistons taking on the Virden Oil Capitals for the Turnbull Memorial Trophy, also known as the Turnbull Cup. Steinbach finished in second place in the East Division with a record of 43-15-0 (including OT/SO losses). Virden was third in the West Division at 35-23-0.

CLICK HERE for all of the MJHL Playoff results


MJHL Finals (best of seven)

Steinbach Pistons vs. Virden Oil Capitals (Steinbach wins, 4-1)

Game 1 - Sat. Apr 22, 2023  -  FINAL  |  VIR (0)  @ STN (4)

Game 2 - Sun. Apr 23, 2023 - 7:00PM  |  VIR (0) @ STN (3)

Game 3 - Wed. Apr 26, 2023 - 7:30PM  |  STN (3) @ VIR (6)

Game 4 - Thu. Apr 27, 2023 - 7:30PM  |  STN (5) @ VIR (3)

Game 5 - Sat. Apr 29, 2023 - 7:30PM  |  VIR (0) @ STN (3)

Steinbach Pistons advance to the Centennial Cup.

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SJHL Playoffs

The SJHL Canterra Seeds Cup Finals have been completed, with the Battlefords North Stars defeating the Flin Flon Bombers in a four-game sweep. Battlefords was the Global Ag Risk Solutions Division regular-season champion with a record of 45-8-0 record (including OT/SO losses), while Flin Flon won the Sherwood Division with a 37-19-0 regular-season mark.

CLICK HERE for all of the SJHL Playoff results.


SJHL Finals (best of seven)

Battlefords Stars vs. Flin Flon Bombers (Battlefords wins, 4-0)

Game 1 - Fri. Apr 14, 2023  -  FINAL  |  FF (2) @ BAT (5)

Game 2 - Sat. Apr 15, 2023  -  FINAL  |  FF (0) @ BAT (3)

Game 3 - Fri. Apr 21, 2023  -  FINAL  |  BAT (6) @ FF (2) 

Game 4 - Sat. Apr 22, 2023  -  FINAL  |  BAT (7) @ FF (4)

Battlefords Stars advance to Centennial Cup.

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NOJHL Playoffs

The NOJHL Finals are complete, with the Timmons Rock having faced the Soo Thunderbirds for the Copeland Cup – McNamara Trophy. Timmins won the regular-season title in the East Division with a 45-13-0 record (including OT/SO losses). Soo placed third in the West Division at 36-21 before making an improbable run to the finals.

CLICK HERE for all of the NOJHL playoff results.

CLICK HERE for NOJHL playoff bracket and leaders.


NOJHL Finals (best of seven)

Soo Thunderbirds vs. Timmins Rock (Timmins wins, 4-2)

Thu. Apr 20, 2023  -  FINAL | SOO (0)  @  TIM (4)

Fri. Apr 21, 2023  -  FINAL | SOO (4) @ TIM (0)

Sun. Apr 23, 2023 - 6:00PM | TIM (1) @ SOO (4)

Mon. Apr 24, 2023 - 7:00PM | TIM (7) @ SOO (4)

Wed. Apr 26, 2023 - 7:00PM | SOO (2) @ TIM (3) 

Sun. Apr 30, 2023 - 7:00PM | TIM (4) @ SOO (2)

Timmins Rock advance to Centennial Cup.

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OJHL Playoffs

The Collingwood Blues and Trenton Golden Hawks faced off for the Frank L. Buckland Trophy. Collingwood won the North/West Conference regular-season championship with a 44-10 record (including OT losses). Trenton finished fourth in the South/East Conference at 36-18.

CLICK HERE for OJHL Playoff information

CLICK HERE for the complete OJHL playoff bracket and results.


OJHL Finals (best of seven)

Collingwood Blues vs. Trenton Golden Hawks (Collingwood wins, 4-1)

Thurs. Apr 20, 2023 – 7:00PM | COL (2), TRE (0)

Sat. Apr 22, 2023 – 7:30PM | COL (5), TRE (1)

Mon. Apr 24, 2023 - 7:00PM | TRE (2) @ COL (1) OT

Wed. Apr 26, 2023 - 7:30PM | COL (3) @ TRE (2) OT

Fri. April 28, 2023 – 7:00 PM  | TRE (1) @ COL (2) OT

Collingwood Blues advance to the Centennial Cup.

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SIJHL Playoffs

The SIJHL Finals were got underway Sunday, April 23, with the Kam River Fighting Walleye battling the Thunder Bay North Stars for the Bill Salonen Cup. Kam River captured the regular-season title in the seven-team league with a record of 40-13-0 (including OT/SO losses.) Thunder Bay finished fourth with a 27-24-0 mark.

CLICK HERE for all of the SIJHL Playoff results.


SIJHL Finals (best of seven)

Kam River Fighting Walleye vs. Thunder Bay North Stars (Kam River wins, 4-3)

Game 1 - Sun. Apr 23, 2023 - 7:30PM  | TBN (4) @ KRW (3)

Game 2 - Mon. Apr 24, 2023 - 7:30PM  | TBN (3) @ KRW (2) OT

Game 3 - Thu. Apr 27, 2023 - 8:00PM  | KRW (5) @ TBN (2)

Game 4 - Fri. Apr 28, 2023 - 7:30PM  | KRW (6) TBN (5) 2OT

Game 5 - Sun. Apr 30, 2023 - 7:30PM  |  TBN (3) @  KRW (4)

Game 6 - Mon. May 01, 2023 - 7:30PM  |  KRW (2) TBN (6)

Game 7 - Wed. May 03, 2023 - 7:30PM  |  TBN (4) @ KR (5)

Kam River Fighting advances to the Centennial Cup.

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CCHL Playoffs

The CCHL is a 12-team league based in Ontario that is broken down into two six-team divisions, the Yzerman Division and the Robinson Division. The CCHL Finals began April 22 and featured the Ottawa Jr. Senators and Smiths Falls Bears competing for the Bogart Cup. Ottawa went 42-13-0 (including OT/SO losses) to finish first in the Yzerman Division, while Smiths Falls went 37-18-0 to win the Robinson Division regular-season crown.

CLICK HERE for all of the CCHL Playoff results.


CCHL Finals 

Ottawa Jr. Senators vs. Smiths Falls Bears (Ottawa wins, 4-3)

Game 1 - Sat. Apr 22, 2023  -  FINAL  |  SF (5) @ OJS (2)

Game 2 - Sun. Apr 23, 2023 - 7:00PM | OJS (0) @ SF (1) OT

Game 3 - Tue. Apr 25, 2023 - 8:00PM | SF (1) @ OJS (7) 

Game 4 - Fri. Apr 28, 2023 - 7:30PM  |  OJS (4) @ SF (2)

Game 5 - Sat. Apr 29, 2023 - 7:10PM | SF (4) @ OJS (7)

Game 6 - Tue. May 02, 2023 - 7:30PM | OJS (2) @ SF (3) OT

Game 7 - Fri. May 05, 2023 - 7:10PM | SF (2) @ OJS (6)

All times local to the home team’s rink

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LHJAAAQ Playoffs

The LHJAAAQ best-of-seven championship series began April 14, with the Beauce-Appalaches College Condors taking on the Terrebonne Cobras. The Condors finished third in the regular-season standings at 31-17 (including OT/SO losses), while the Cobras skated away with the league’s regular-season best record at 42-6-0).

CLICK HERE for LHJAAAQ playoff schedule and results


LHJAAAQ Finals (best of seven)

Beauce-Appalaches College Condors vs. Terrebonne Cobras (Cobras win, 4-3)

Friday, April 14 – Cobras 7, Condors 3

Sunday, April 16 - Condors 4, Cobras 2

Tuesday, April 18 – Cobras 6, Condors 1

Thursday, April 20 – Condors 4, Cobras 3

Sunday, April 23 at 3:30 p.m. – Cobras 4, Condors 3

Wednesday, April 26 at 8:00 p.m. – Condors 3, Cobras 2

Friday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m. – Cobras 6, Condors 2

Cobras De Terrebonne advance to Centennial Cup. 

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MHL Playoffs

The Maritime Hockey League is a 12-team Jr. A hockey circuit based in Eastern Canada. The league champion was crowned April 21, with the Yarmouth Mariners beating the Edmunston Blizzard, 5-1, to conclude a four-game series sweep, capture the MHL title and earn a trip to Kamloops.

CLICK HERE for all of the MHL playoff results. 


MHL Championship Series

Yarmouth Mariners vs. Edmundston Blizzard (Yourth wins, 4-0)

Game 1 - Sun. Apr 16, 2023  -  FINAL  |  EDM (0)  @  YAR (1)

Game 2 - Mon. Apr 17, 2023  -  FINAL  |  EDM (5)  @  YAR (7)

Game 3 - Thu. Apr 20, 2023  -  FINAL OT1  |  YAR (3)  @  EDM (2)

Game 4 - Fri. Apr 21, 2023  -  FINAL  |  YAR (5)  @  EDM (1)

Yarmouth advances to the Centennial Cup.

Click on game result to see box score.



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