Centennial Cup Day 1 wrap-up

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MEDIA RECAP – Thursday, May 19, 2022
2022 Centennial Cup
Estevan, Sask. | May 19-29, 2022
Pickering Panthers 9, Red Lake Miners 2
Flin Flon Bombers 6, Soo Thunderbirds 1
Brooks Bandits 5, Collège Français de Longueuil 2
Next games – Friday, May 20:
  • Ottawa Jr. Senators vs. Dauphin Kings (2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT)
  • Summerside Western Capitals vs. Soo Thunderbirds (6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT)
  • Estevan Bruins vs. Collège Français de Longueuil (9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT)
TSN and RDS, Hockey Canada’s official broadcast partners, will broadcast the championship game at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT on May 29, with all preliminary-round and playoff-round games livestreamed at HockeyCanada.ca
“I liked that when we came out, we were a little rusty; I think that was with the quick turnaround and maybe still excited about winning the OJHL title and coming here, but being able to capitalize on a couple of goals right away settled us and put us at ease. I think once we started that, we played a better game, but I still think we have to play a lot better defensively and make sure we can contain and keep our opponents to the outside; other that it was a pretty solid job.”
– Pickering Panthers head coach Rob Pearson on his team’s performance against Red Lake
“It’s always good to get a win in your first game, coming off a tough loss in Game 7 [in the SJHL final against Estevan] we always talk about how good teams respond. It was two weeks ago, but we got the win and feel good. We know we can get better, get our legs under us and still be better the next game.”
– Flin Flon Bombers head coach Mike Reagan on the tournament-opening win over Soo
“The preparation we do each and every day to prepare for games [is so important], and our coaching staff does a great job to set us up for success. We also have a great group of guys in the room, and it’s fun to play with them. We still have one guy from that [2019] championship team, our captain Ethan Lund, so we’re trying our best to defend that championship and win one because we have a lot of new guys that are hungry for it.”
– Brooks Bandits forward T.J. Hughes on his team’s success 
For more information on the 2022 Centennial Cup, presented by Tim Hortons, please visit HockeyCanada.ca.