November 14, 2017
The BWC E15s have kicked things up a gear so far in November, with four wins vs a single loss, and are now in third place at 11-5-0 in the highly competitive E15 midget division of the Canadian Sports School Hockey League.
BWC trail Edmonton-based Northern Alberta Extreme, who have a posted a perfect 15-0-0 record so far – along with a +85 GF advantage – and Delta, who are a point behind NAX, but have played four more games, at 14-4-1.
Calgary-based Edge are posting the league’s second best winning percentage, with just two losses in eleven games, but currently sit in fourth place in the points column, four back of BWC.
BWC started November with 3-0 and 6-2 wins in Penticton vs OHA November 4 and 5, and then went 2W-1L this past weekend in three games at Planet Ice Delta.
Yale 5 – BWC 1
Fifth place Yale (9-8-0) downed BWC 5-1 in game one early on Saturday, November 11, for their second win in three games vs BWC this season.
The game started with Yale’s Brendan Williamson scoring just over three minutes in, before BWC’s Deepkaran Hans tied it up 6:49 into the period, to finish the period tied at 1-1. Shots were 11-10 for Yale.
In the second, Yale scored on the first two of three BWC penalties in the period. Michael Milne got the first one 4:45 in, and Blake Bryce got the second a couple of minutes later, to make it 3-1 at the end of the second. Shots were 13-4 for Yale in the period.
In the third, Yale’s Milne scored again, just over a minute into the period even strength, before Bryce got his second on another power play with 11:12 left to close out the scoring. BWC outshot Yale 13-7 on the period.
BWC were 0-7 on the power play, Yale were 3-5. Shots finished 31-27. Jakob Gullmes got the win, Koen MacInnes took the loss.
BWC 4 – Pursuit 3 (SO)
In game two Saturday evening, BWC blasted 8th place PoE with 61 shots vs 17 against, yet ended up in OT and eventually won in the shootout.
PoE scored the only goal in the first on an unassisted marker by Colby Feist. Shots were 8-7 BWC. BWC took all four of the minor penalties assessed in the period.
In the second, BWC fired 30 shots on Tenzin Mint, scoring twice. Connor Brown made it 1-1 about seven minutes in, but PoE’s Connor Brown answered shortly afterwards to restore PoE’s lead.
Nico Marino evened it at 2-2 on a late power play to wrap up scoring in the second.
BWC kept up the attack in the third, with another 18 shots, but managed just one goal, from Kaito Umino, to take a 3-2 lead with 9:17 left.
But Pursuit came right back, with Joshua Van Der Glessen scoring just over a minute later to force overtime.
In the extra frame, BWC outshot Pursuit 5-1, but neither team scored. In the shootout Nico Marini won it for BWC, as the second shooter, scoring the only goal.
In nets, Tenzin Mint stopped 58-61; Ethan New was 14-17. BWC’s Kane Ferrara had two assists.
BWC 3 – Okanagan 1
In game three of the weekend, on Sunday morning, BWC scored twice in the first on ten shots to open a 2-0 lead after one.
Jack Coulthard opened the scoring with 6:59 left in the first, on a power play, with assists from Deepkaran Hans and Brendan Wang.
Brett Pfoh made it 2-0 with 2:36 left, with Hans and Coulthard getting the helpers. Shots were 10-8 BWC.
Okanagan’s Zachary Park made it 2-1 with 8:48 left in the second, with Brendan Kerr and goaltender Maximillian Prazma assisting.
BWC’s Sam Schofield finished the scoring with 1:21 left in second, on helpers from Marini and Wang. Shots were 11-8 BWC in the period.
In the scoreless third, shots were 10-7 BWC, to finsh 31-23 BWC.
BWC were 1-4 on the power play, Okanagan was 0-2.
Koen MacInnes was 22-23 for BWC, Prazma was 28-31.
After a bye weekend, BWC will finish the month with three games November 24-26, in a Friday-Saturday home and home at Hollyburn and BWC vs West Van (3-9-2), and a Sunday game at West Hills Arena in Victoria vs Pacific Coast (2-13-1).
First place NAX will also get a bye this coming weekend, and will face Rink (6-1-0), in a three game series the following weekend on Rink’s home ice in Winnipeg.
Delta meanwhile, will place just one more game this month, this coming Sunday at West Hills vs Pacific Coast.
CSSHL E15 standings on November 12, 2017
CSSHL E15 standings on November 2, 2017