CSSHL Midget Prep – BWC and Delta still on top, big weekend ahead

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November 20, 2017

There was no change at the top of the CSSHL Midget Prep division after the weekend, even though the top two teams did not play.

BWC remain on top, leading Delta by two points. Third place Yale lost both their games on the Island this weekend, to Pacific Coast and Shawnigan Lake, thereby remaining four back of BWC. All three of the leaders have now played 17 games.

Northern Alberta meanwhile put up two wins over winless Banff 10-0 and 8-1 and are now just a point back of Yale in fourth place. Last week they were five points back.

Okanagan Red also put up two wins to stay two back of NAX, and have now won five straight. They downed OHA White 5-0 in Penticton on Saturday, and followed up with a 4-1 win over OHA Edmonton on Sunday. They will face Yale in the next game at home Saturday.

Rink moved up a slot, into sixth place overall, after posting three wins at home vs the Edge Academy, 4-1, 4-1 and 8-0. Rink have several games in hand on the top teams, and are the only team besides BWC with just one loss on the year so far. However, in terms of winning percentage, Rink is still slightly behind Delta, .833 vs .853.

With a 4-3 OT win over West Van on Saturday, and a 3-2 win over Yale on Sunday, Shawnigan also moved up one position to seventh.

Pacific Coast also won two to stretch their winning streak to five, while OHA Edmonton managed five of six points on a two wins and an OTL.

With their three losses to Rink, Edge fell from 6th place to 10th place and are now below .500 for the first time this season.

 

Here’s a quick recap of the two key Yale games on the weekend:

Pacific Coast 6 – Yale 3

Yale outshot Pacific Coast 42-23 on Saturday and gave up 8 power plays to PCHA’s one, including five in a row in the second, but the difference was PCHA’s 3-1 start over the first period.

Both teams scored a pair of goals in the second. Yale fired 17 shots on Sean Kanervisto in the third but couldn’t beat him. PCHA added an empty-netter with 1:28 to go to finish things off.

Christopher Morris lead PCHA with 1g-3A, while Gabe Schovanek and Matt Raymond each scored a pair of goals.

Bryce Anderson had a pair of assists for Yale.

 

Shawnigan Lake 3 – Yale 2

The game Sunday was a much tighter contest, with Yale edging Shawnigan 35-30 on the shot clock, thanks to a 18-7 surge in the third period, but in the end it was 3-2 Shawnigan on the scoreboard.

Yale was 1-7 on the power play, Shawnigan was 1-5.

The game was scoreless until Shawnigan’s Tyler Leibl tallied on a power play with just 1:52 left in the second period.

Things changed in the third with a flurry of goals. Yale’s Nicolas Amsler tied it up just 48 seconds into the frame with Brett Roloson and Josh Van Unen getting the helpers.

Kaleb McHugh got Shawnigan Lake back on top shorthanded just over two minutes later with assists from Ben Keon and Chase MacKenzie.

Again, the goal was answered quickly, with Tyson Phare scoring unassisted on the power play, less than five minutes in.

Van Unen clinched the win with 2:36 left – with Roloson and Keon assisting.

Campbell Arnold stopped 27 of 30 for Yale. Will Gurski faced 35.

 

A look ahead:

Several key matchups are in store this weekend at River Cree in Edmonton, where BWC, Delta, Rink and Northern Alberta will all see action in three games. Yale will play single games vs the two OHA teams on the road in Penticton.

BWC

BWC will face OHA Edmonton, Northern Alberta and Rink.

In previous match ups BWC downed OHA Edmonton 4-2 in Penticton on September 29, and Rink 6-5 in a shootout the next day. The following weekend BWC edged Northern Alberta 4-3 in Winnipeg, in another shootout and defeated OHA Edmonton 6-1.

Delta

Delta are coming off a unexpected 4-3 loss to IHA last Sunday, and will also be at River Cree this coming weekend to play Northern Alberta, Rink and OHA Edmonton – the same teams BWC will be meeting.

Delta downed Rink 3-2 in Penticton on September 29, and were outshot 31-26. Rink won the next outing 5-3, at home in Winnipeg, October 8, with shots 34-30 Delta.  Delta has only met Northern Alberta once so far, in the Penticton OHA Showcase October 1, winning 3-1, while outshooting them 38-28.

In their only previous matchups vs OHA Edmonton, Delta won 8-1 October 6.

Yale

Yale will be traveling to Penticton this coming weekend for games vs OHA Red on Saturday, and OHA White on Sunday.

Yale prevailed 7-5 in their only matchup with OHA Red so far this year on September 18 and then downed OHA White 4-2 the following day, both games at Prospera Centre in Chilliwack.

 

CSSHL Midget Prep Standings – November 19, 2017

TEAM GP W L OTL PTS GF GA DIFF PCT STRK
Burnaby 17 15 1 1 31 81 35 +46 0.912 W5
Delta 17 14 2 1 29 88 38 +50 0.853 L1
Yale 17 13 3 1 27 112 53 +59 0.794 L2
Northern Alberta 18 12 4 2 26 81 48 +33 0.722 W2
Okanagan Red 19 12 7 0 24 67 49 +18 0.632 W5
Rink 12 9 1 2 20 59 27 +32 0.833 W3
Shawnigan 15 9 4 2 20 70 50 +20 0.667 W4
Pacific Coast 18 9 9 0 18 80 78 +2 0.500 W5
OHA Edmonton 15 8 6 1 17 49 47 +2 0.567 L1
Edge 18 8 10 0 16 43 44 -1 0.444 L7
Pursuit 15 7 8 0 14 41 58 -17 0.467 L1
IHA 15 5 7 3 13 53 60 -7 0.433 W1
West Van 18 5 11 2 12 58 88 -30 0.333 L5
Coeur d’Alene 11 2 9 0 4 23 67 -44 0.182 L5
Okanagan White 16 1 14 1 3 30 71 -41 0.094 L15
Banff 17 0 17 0 0 15 137 -122 0.000 L17

 

CSSHL Midget Prep Standings – November 12, 2017

TEAM GP W L OTL PTS GF GA DIFF PCT STRK
Burnaby 17 15 1 1 31 81 35 +46 0.912 W5
Delta 17 14 2 1 29 88 38 +50 0.853 L1
Yale 15 13 1 1 27 107 44 +63 0.900 W2
Northern Alberta 16 10 4 2 22 63 47 +16 0.688 L1
Okanagan Red 17 10 7 0 20 58 48 +10 0.588 W3
Edge 15 8 7 0 16 41 28 +13 0.533 L4
Rink 9 6 1 2 14 43 25 +18 0.778 L1
Shawnigan 12 6 4 2 14 57 43 +14 0.583 W1
Pursuit 14 7 7 0 14 41 53 -12 0.500 W3
Pacific Coast 16 7 9 0 14 67 71 -4 0.438 W3
OHA Edmonton 12 6 5 1 13 40 41 -1 0.542 W2
IHA 15 5 7 3 13 53 60 -7 0.433 W1
West Van 15 5 9 1 11 49 71 -22 0.367 L2
Coeur d’Alene 11 2 9 0 4 23 67 -44 0.182 L5
Okanagan White 14 1 12 1 3 28 63 -35 0.107 L13
Banff 15 0 15 0 0 14 119 -105 0.000 L15

 

CSSHL Midget Prep Standings – October 29, 2017

TEAM GP W L OTL PTS GF GA DIFF PCT STRK
Yale 14 12 1 1 25 99 39 +60 0.893 W1
Delta 14 12 2 0 24 66 34 +32 0.857 W4
Burnaby 12 10 1 1 21 57 34 +23 0.875 L2
Northern Alberta 13 8 3 2 18 51 37 +14 0.692 L1
Rink 9 6 1 2 14 43 25 +18 0.778 L1
Edge 10 7 3 0 14 33 16 +17 0.700 L3
Shawnigan 12 6 4 2 14 57 43 +14 0.583 W1
Okanagan Red 13 7 6 0 14 47 41 +6 0.538 W2
OHA Edmonton 11 5 5 1 11 36 40 -4 0.500 W1
IHA 11 4 4 3 11 42 40 +2 0.500 L1
West Van 14 5 8 1 11 44 63 -19 0.393 L1
Pursuit 12 5 7 0 10 34 51 -17 0.417 W1
Pacific Coast 11 4 7 0 8 43 56 -13 0.364 W2
Coeur d’Alene 11 2 9 0 4 23 67 -44 0.182 L5
Okanagan White 9 1 7 1 3 24 29 -5 0.167 L8
Banff 12 0 12 0 0 12 96 -84 0.000 L12

 

CSSHL Midget Prep Standings – October 21, 2017

TEAM GP W L OTL PTS GF GA DIFF PCT STRK
Yale 11 10 0 1 21 85 30 +55 0.955 L1
Burnaby 10 10 0 0 20 50 24 +26 1.000 W10
Delta 12 10 2 0 20 56 27 +29 0.833 W2
Edge 10 7 3 0 14 33 16 +17 0.700 L3
Northern Alberta 10 6 2 2 14 32 28 +4 0.700 W3
Shawnigan 9 5 4 0 10 44 33 +11 0.556 W3
Okanagan Red 11 5 6 0 10 41 39 +2 0.455 L2
Rink 6 4 1 1 9 28 19 +9 0.750 W4
West Van 11 4 6 1 9 36 45 -9 0.409 L4
IHA 9 3 4 2 8 33 36 -3 0.444 L1
OHA Edmonton 8 3 4 1 7 24 33 -9 0.438 W1
Pursuit 9 3 6 0 6 23 35 -12 0.333 W2
Coeur d’Alene 8 2 6 0 4 20 47 -27 0.250 L2
Pacific Coast 9 2 7 0 4 35 51 -16 0.222 L3
Okanagan White 7 1 6 0 2 19 21 -2 0.143 L6
Banff 10 0 10 0 0 11 86 -75 0.000 L10