BWC Bantam Prep – great results in Alberta

in regular season

 

December 4, 2017

After 16 regular season games, BWC remain in sixth place of the CSSHL Bantam Prep division, after posting a 5-3-0 record to start the season, and improving slightly to 5-2-1 over their last eight games.

But standings don’t always tell the real story, and after their success this past weekend, BWC has proven it is among the elite teams in the division.

The club went 3-1-0 at the River Cree Showcase in Edmonton. They lost only to first place Rink – in a seven man 4-3 shootout, and handed the top two Alberta teams rare losses.

After the shootout Saturday morning, BWC downed OHA Edmonton 4-3 in the evening, handing them their first loss of the year.

On Sunday morning, they defeated host Northern Alberta 7-2 – just the second loss of the season for NAX.

BWC had opened their weekend Friday afternoon with 6-2 decision over winless Edge Academy from Calgary.

BWC is now only one win behind the next three teams ahead of them, two back of second place Okanagan and three wins back of Rink Academy.

Another big Showcase coming up

This coming weekend will be huge for BWC, and for Delta, as the top two Alberta teams travel to the Lower Mainland for a Showcase hosted by Delta at Planet Ice.

After opening against 0-12-0 Edge Friday afternoon, BWC will face NAX (11-2-0) early Saturday morning (7:30 am), and then OHA Edmonton (10-1-0) at 1:05 pm. They will wrap with a 1:55 pm game Sunday vs Notre Dame (1-12-1).

Third place Delta Green will open vs Notre Dame on Friday, and then face OHA Edmonton Saturday at 8:00 am and NAX at 1:10 pm, before wrapping up 2017 vs Edge on Sunday.

Yale, who have only lost one game this year, are not playing at the Delta Showcase. They’ll travel to SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, the following weekend, December 14-17 for four games; vs Shawnigan, Pacific Coast, Notre Dame and Rink.

Yale will meet the top Alberta teams in late January, at the Edge School Showcase in Calgary.

BWC finished the second half of November with a 10-0 win over Pacific Coast; then lost two tough battles –  4-2 vs Yale, and 1-0 vs Delta Green, before finishing with a 7-1 win over Delta White.

So stay tuned!

Key Game Recaps:

Rink 4 (SO) – BWC 3

December 2, 2017 morning.

In this contest Saturday morning, Rink opened the first period on a pair of goals by Hudson Thornton.

In the second, BWC’s Rocco La Cara (Chase Sandu) answered to close out the second 2-1.

Rink went up 3-1 early in the third on a goal by Owen Whelhs, before BWC battled back with two to force OT and eventually, the shootout.

Maxim Borovinskly scored the second BWC goal, with assists from Caeden Bankler and William Dudley, with 11:46 left. Bankler then tied it up, with 4:35.

Shots were 37-32 for BWC at that point.

After a scoreless OT, Carson Lambos won it. He was Rink’s seventh shooter.

Tyler Brendan got the win for Rink, stopping 37-40. Thomas Milic took the loss, 34-37.

 

BWC 4 – OHA Edmonton 3

December 2, 2017 evening.

In the other big game Saturday, the teams battled to 1-1, and 3-3 first and second period ties, before BWC’s Adam Grenier scored on a power play with 7:00 minutes left, to capture the win.

Tyler Schweizer and Matthew Campbell assisted on the winner.

Schweitzer also scored the first and third goals for BWC. Chase Sandu got the second goal.

Shots were 44-26 OHA Edmonton, including 17-11 in the third  period.

Milic got the win.

 

CSSHL Bantam standings on December 3, 2017

TEAM GP W L OTL PTS GF GA DIFF PCT STRK
Rink 16 13 2 1 27 86 33 +53 0.844 W4
Okanagan 16 12 4 0 24 76 56 +20 0.750 W1
Delta Green 17 11 5 1 23 63 40 +23 0.676 L2
Yale 12 11 1 0 22 73 23 +50 0.917 W6
Northern Alberta 13 11 2 0 22 89 39 +50 0.846 L1
Burnaby 16 10 5 1 21 65 34 +31 0.656 W2
OHA Edmonton 11 10 1 0 20 90 18 +72 0.909 W1
Pacific Coast 15 6 8 0 12 46 52 -6 0.400 L1
Delta White 16 5 10 1 11 47 67 -20 0.344 L1
Pursuit 19 2 16 1 5 35 114 -79 0.132 W1
Notre Dame 14 1 12 1 3 19 79 -60 0.107 L3
Shawnigan 11 1 9 0 2 18 61 -43 0.091 T1
Edge 12 0 12 0 0 16 107 -91 0.000 L12

 

CSSHL Bantam standings on November 14, 2017

TEAM GP W L OTL PTS GF GA DIFF PCT STRK
Rink 10 9 1 0 18 53 15 +38 0.900 W3
Okanagan 12 9 3 0 18 59 43 +16 0.750 W2
Yale 9 8 1 0 16 52 17 +35 0.889 W3
Delta Green 11 7 3 1 15 40 25 +15 0.682 L1
OHA Edmonton 7 7 0 0 14 67 9 +58 1.000 W7
Northern Alberta 7 7 0 0 14 59 14 +45 1.000 W7
Burnaby 8 5 3 0 10 26 17 +9 0.625 W2
Pacific Coast 11 5 6 0 10 34 31 +3 0.455 W1
Delta White 10 4 5 1 9 28 34 -6 0.450 W1
Pursuit 13 1 11 1 3 24 78 -54 0.115 L3
Notre Dame 14 1 12 1 3 19 79 -60 0.107 L3
Shawnigan 8 1 7 0 2 12 42 -30 0.125 L2
Edge 8 0 8 0 0 11 80 -69 0.000 L8

 

CSSHL Bantam standings on November 3, 2017

TEAM GP W L OTL PTS GF GA DIFF PCT STRK
Okanagan 12 9 3 0 18 59 43 +16 0.750 W2
Northern Alberta 7 7 0 0 14 59 14 +45 1.000 W7
Yale 8 7 1 0 14 42 16 +26 0.875 W2
OHA Edmonton 6 6 0 0 12 57 8 +49 1.000 W6
Rink 7 6 1 0 12 37 10 +27 0.857 L1
Delta Green 8 5 2 1 11 27 17 +10 0.688 W2
Pacific Coast 9 4 5 0 8 27 20 +7 0.444 W1
Burnaby 5 3 2 0 6 13 12 +1 0.600 L1
Delta White 7 2 4 1 5 19 25 -6 0.357 L2
Pursuit 10 1 8 1 3 19 62 -43 0.150 W1
Notre Dame 11 1 9 1 3 18 65 -47 0.136 W1
Shawnigan 7 1 6 0 2 11 36 -25 0.143 L1
Edge 7 0 7 0 0 10 70 -60 0.000 L7