Brooks Bandits – Pickering Panthers to play for Centennial Cup

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Saturday, May 28, 2022

2022 Centennial Cup, presented by Tim Hortons

ESTEVAN, Sask. | May 19-29, 2022

Brooks Bandits 11 Collège Français de Longueuil 2

Pickering Panthers 2 Dauphin Kings 0

Next game – Sunday, May 29 (Championship):

  • Pickering Panthers vs. Brooks Bandits (6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT)

TSN and RDS, Hockey Canada’s official broadcast partners, will broadcast the championship game. 


“I think regardless of the score, our guys played extremely well. We were certainly cognizant of how good their top line was and their power play. In terms of penalty discipline, we did a great job staying off the penalty kill and making sure they didn’t have opportunities to score.”

  • Brooks head coach Ryan Papaioannou on his team’s victory

“It’s extremely exciting; all our young guys have evolved tremendously throughout the season. The experience [our players] were able to acquire here is going to be phenomenal moving forward for the rest of their careers, same for the coaching staff. We wanted to rise to the occasion when it matters, and I think we’ve done that all year long. Reaching the semifinals is something to be proud of. We felt the love from our fans, it was a great experience.”

  • Longueuil head coach Éric Bouchard on what Centennial Cup experience means for his team

“[Zachary] Roy played a fantastic game for us and that’s what we truly needed; we needed him to backstop us to the finals. The last two games that he’s played, he’s just feeling better. At the end of the day, he’s feeling healthy, he’s feeling more confident and you can really tell.”

  • Pickering head coach Rob Pearson on his goaltender’s 32-save performance

“They won a ring and they won the provincial championship in the [Manitoba Junior Hockey League] and not everybody gets the chance to do that every year. For the 20-year olds, they’ll tell you it’s really tough, but at the same time you’ve got to give Pickering credit. Overall, we had chances and the power play didn’t get it done today.”

  • Dauphin head coach Doug Hedley on his team’s accomplishments this season