Centennial Cup: Day 3 recap

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MEDIA RECAP – Saturday May 21, 2022

2022 Centennial Cup, presented by Tim Hortons

Estevan, Sask. | May 19-29, 2022

Brooks Bandits 11, Red Lake Miners 4

Flin Flon Bombers 3, Ottawa Jr. Senators 2 (OT)

Pickering Panthers 10, Estevan Bruins 5

Next games – Sunday, May 22:

  • Dauphin Kings vs. Summerside Western Capitals (6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT)
  • Collège Français de Longueuil vs. Pickering Panthers (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 didn’t think we were very good for the first two periods. We only gave up 10 shots (through 40 minutes), with four of them being high-quality chances and I don’t think we were fair to our goaltender. We played extremely loose, not very detailed or with intensity, but the third period was a better version of ourselves. We still have to do a better job of playing like we did in the third from the start of the game.”

  • Brooks Bandits head coach Ryan Papaioannou on wanting a better effort from his team

“I saw [Drew] Kuzma coming up the wall with their two guys [and there was] some open space and the five-hole open, so I took a shot and it went in. It was amazing; it’s a huge win for us. We’re the only team here without a championship and that’s what we’re trying to win, so two wins in two games is big for us.”

  • Flin Flon Bombers forward Xavier Lapointe on scoring the overtime winner

“I think the kids realized in the second intermission [tied 5-5] that we have a chance. We knew we were playing against a great team and maybe we had them on the ropes a little bit as we were able to keep hanging around. We’re in a tough pool, but we can’t take the foot off the gas; we have to keep pushing and let everyone know the Pickering Panthers are here.”

  • Pickering Panthers head coach Rob Pearson on his team’s confidence moving forward