October 9, 2017
The BCMML schedule returned to normal this week, after last weekend’s Richmond Oval Showcase, with 10 teams in action for week three on Saturday and Sunday. Valley West had the bye week.
The Okanagan Rockets hosted the Vancouver NW Giants at the Capital News Centre, but dropped both games to Giants, 6-4 on Saturday, and 5-1 on Sunday.
The Giants are now 6-0-0; and the Rockets are 2-2-0.
The Fraser Valley Thunderbirds also won both games, in a home and home vis the Vancouver NE Chiefs. The T-Birds opened with a 3-2 win at home in Abbotsford on Saturday afternoon, and then wrapped up with a 7-2 victory at Burnaby 8 Rinks on Sunday morning.
The T-Birds are now 4-1-1, with the Chiefs dropping to 0-4-1-1 OTL.
The Cariboo Cougars also won their double-header, at home vis the Greater Vancouver Canadians, 4-2 on Saturday and 5-2 on Sunday.
The Cougars are now 3-2-1, and GVC are 4-2-0.
The Kootenay Ice split their series at home in Trail vs the Thompson Blazers, winning the opener 4-3 and then losing Sunday morning, 4-3.
The Ice move to 1-3-1, and the Blazers to 2-4-0.
In the final series of the weekend, the Vancouver Island teams played a home and home, with the North Island Silvertips winning 6-2 on Sunday (awaiting Saturday game results).
Standings: Week 3
Standings: Week 2
|Greater Vancouver Canadians||4||4||0||0||0||8||25||10||28||7|
|Valley West Hawks||4||4||0||0||0||8||25||6||42||10|
|Vancouver NW Giants||4||4||0||0||0||8||23||5||40||10|
|Fraser Valley Thunderbirds||4||2||1||1||0||5||22||9||112||28|
|Vancouver NE Chiefs||4||0||2||1||1||2||14||18||20||5|
|North Island Silvertips||4||0||3||1||0||1||6||24||86||21|
|South Island Royals||4||0||4||0||0||0||7||25||20||5|
The 220-game regular season wraps up the weekend of March 10 – 11, 2018, with the playoffs beginning March 17, 2018.
The MML Championship series will take place April 5-6, 2018. Last season, the Cariboo Cougars won the MML Championship, downing the NW Giants in three games.
The MML Championship winner will compete against the Alberta champion in the Pacific Regional Championship for a chance to play in the 2018 TELUS Cup, Canada’s National Midget Championship being held in Sudbury, Ontario April 23-29, 2018.
The MML was established in 2004 to provide elite level 15, 16 and 17 year-old players an opportunity to play within their own age group at a high level and be developed for the next level of hockey.
These teams have an opportunity each year to compete for the TELUS Cup, Canada’s National Midget Championship.