BCHL Playoffs – Round 1 – Island – Grizzlies, Kings move on

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March 11, 2019

The first round of the BCHL playoffs is now complete.

Here’s how things played out on the Island.

 

 

 

Island Division

Series 7: Grizzlies in 4 games

The #1 Victoria Grizzlies finished first on the Island, with a 36-18-0-4 record and 76 points, and faced off against #4 Alberni Valley Bulldogs, 21-34-3-0, 43 points.

As might be expected with such a wide points spread, the Grizzlies made quick work of the Bulldogs, downing them in four straight.

In the first two games at home in Victoria, the Grizzlies outscored the Bulldogs 13-3. The Avs were better at home, pushing game three into OT, and losing game 4 by a single goal.

Game #, Visitor vs Home

Game 1: March 1, Avs 3 – Vic 8

Game 2: March 2, Avs 0 – Vic 5

Game 3: March 5, Vic 6 – Avs 5

Game 4: March 6, Vic 3 – Avs 2

Notable:

The Grizzlies were lead offensively by league #1 Alex Newhook (01, St. John’s) with 3G-5A, 8 pts, and defenseman Carter Berger (99, North Vancouver), with 3G-4A, 7 pts.

Kurtis Chapman played all four games, posting a 2.41 GGA, and .920 save percentage.

Next Round:

The Grizzlies will meet up with Powell River in the next round, which gets underway at 7:00 PM Friday, March 15, in Victoria.

 

Series 8: Kings in 5

#2 Powell River Kings finished five points back of Victoria, in the Island Division, with a record of 34-21-2-1, 71 pts, and faced #3 Nanaimo Clippers, 27-30-1-0, 55 pts, in Round 1.

Again the higher ranked team easily handled the lower ranked squad.

The Kings split their opening series at home and then ran the table over the next three games.

Four of games were close – three were decided by a goal, including game 4 which went into OT. Game 5 was the only lop-sided decision, 5-1 for the Grizzlies.

Game 3, Visitor vs Home

Game 1, March 1, Nan 2 – PR 3

Game 2, March 2, Nan 2 – PR 1

Game 3, March 4, PR 3 – Nan 1

Game 4, March 5, PR 5 – Nan 4

Game 5, March 7, Nan 1 – PR 5

Notable:

Levi Glasman (99, Lacombe, AB) led the Kings, with 6G-3A in the series.

Mitch Adamyk played all five games, posting a 2.08 GGA and .918 save percentage.

Next Round:

As noted above, the Kings will meet the Grizzlies, Friday night at 7:00 PM in Victoria to start Round 2.

 

The winner of the BCHL’s Fred Page Cup as league champion will move on to face the Alberta Junior Hockey League champion in the best-of-seven Doyle Cup. The Doyle Cup begins on April 26.

The National Junior A Championship (formerly Royal Bank Cup), will be held in Brooks, Alberta, beginning May 11.

 

Final Standings

BCHL 2018-2018 Regular season records

Island GP W L OTL SOL PTS OTW GF GA DIFF PCT PIM
1 xy – Victoria Grizzlies 58 36 18 0 4 76 3 231 188 43 0.655 628
2 x – Powell River Kings 58 34 21 2 1 71 1 217 180 37 0.612 694
3 x – Nanaimo Clippers 58 27 30 1 0 55 6 180 213 -33 0.474 750
4 x – Alberni Valley Bulldogs 58 21 34 3 0 45 3 156 199 -43 0.388 679
5 x – Cowichan Valley Capitals 58 17 35 5 1 40 1 159 220 -61 0.345 942
Mainland GP W L OTL SOL PTS OTW GF GA DIFF PCT PIM
1 xyz – Chilliwack Chiefs 58 42 15 1 0 85 4 209 169 40 0.733 726
2 x – Prince George Spruce Kings 58 39 13 1 5 84 2 181 120 61 0.724 536
3 x – Coquitlam Express 58 28 24 3 3 62 3 209 198 11 0.534 640
4 x – Langley Rivermen 58 27 27 2 2 58 1 167 173 -6 0.5 795
5 Surrey Eagles 58 13 41 2 2 30 2 143 259 -116 0.259 761
Interior GP W L OTL SOL PTS OTW GF GA DIFF PCT PIM
1 xy – Penticton Vees 58 37 16 3 2 79 2 200 143 57 0.681 617
2 x – Merritt Centennials 58 36 15 4 3 79 5 220 182 38 0.681 817
3 x – Wenatchee Wild 58 32 20 2 4 70 5 202 170 32 0.603 549
4 x – Vernon Vipers 58 26 21 8 3 63 2 166 160 6 0.543 659
5 x – Salmon Arm Silverbacks 58 27 26 4 1 59 4 170 203 -33 0.509 713
6 x – West Kelowna Warriors 58 28 28 1 1 58 3 210 220 -10 0.500 669
7 x – Trail Smoke Eaters 58 23 24 8 3 57 3 184 207 -23 0.491 664