Centennial Cup: Day 5 recap

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Monday, May 23, 2022
2022 Centennial Cup, presented by Tim Hortons
Estevan, Sask. | May 19-29, 2022

Ottawa Jr. Senators 4 Soo Thunderbirds 0

Summerside Western Capitals 4 Flin Flon Bombers 1

Estevan Bruins 5 Red Lake Miners 2

Next games – Tuesday, May 24:

  • Pickering Panthers vs. Brooks Bandits (2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT)
  • Dauphin Kings vs. Flin Flon Bombers (6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT)
  • Collège Français de Longueuil vs. Red Lake Miners (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 really like the way our guys played; [there was] a lot of creativity and they were skating really well. That looked more like our group [in the third period]; I’m glad they could capitalize on some chances and have positive things going into the next game. I still think we can add a little bit more desperation and can rise to the moment a little quicker. We don’t want to have this feeling-out process every night with teams. I want our guys to capitalize on the opportunities they get, have all 20 pulling in the same direction and see what happens each game from there.”

  • Ottawa Jr. Senators head coach Kyle Makaric on his team overcoming slow starts

“In a tournament like this, every game you want to play your best and you want to win. Last night, we didn’t feel that the game (a 7-1 loss to Dauphin) was indicative of the score. We felt we were really good five-on-five, [but we] had a lot of penalties, and our [penalty kill] was out there a lot. So it was nice to come and get the big win [today].”

  • Summerside Western Capitals assistant coach Rod Gallant on his team’s resiliency

Boston [Bilous] came up with a couple of big saves. We played a pretty good game, but definitely still not up to where we need to be. If he doesn’t make that crazy glove save and the one at the end, it’s a 5-4 game, and you never know what can happen. We’re not satisfied, but obviously happy with the win and we hope someone can do us a favour tomorrow.”

  • Estevan Bruins captain Eric Houk keeping their tournament hopes alive