BCHL Update – Week 6 – Chiefs still on top

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October 22, 2018

Here’s a look at the current standings in the BCHL after Week 6 of regular season play, along with the Top 20 scoring leaders and Top 20 goalies.

Mainland Division – Chiefs, Express and Spruce Kings on top

The Chilliwack Chiefs, who lead the league overall, with a 13-5-0-0 record, for 26 points in 18 games, increased their lead over #2 Coquitlam Express to three points this past week, after posting two wins and loss on the road to West Kelowna, Trail and Penticton.

They started in West Kelowna with a 5-1 win last Tuesday, then followed up Friday with a 5-2 win over Trail, before dropping their third game, 5-2 to Penticton on Saturday.

In their win over Trail, both Kevin Wall and Ethan Bowen scored twice. Wall started with 2G-3A in the West Kelowna game, and now sits tied for second place overall in scoring.

Coquitlam played just two games in the week, splitting a pair games vs the Prince George Spruce Kings. The Express lost the first game 5-4, then won 5-3 in game two.

The Prince George Spruce Kings are one point back of the Express.

 

Interior Division – Cents on top but still crazy tight

The Merritt Centennials also stretched out their lead at the top of the Interior Division, with a 2W-1L week.

The Cents shutout Salmon Arm 5-0 last Wednesday, then split their series in Wenatchee, winning 4-3 in the opener Friday, and losing 6-1 on Sunday.

The Cents are now five points up on the four teams, but the lead is deceptive as the Vees have four games in hand, the Silverbacks three, and both West Kelowna and Trail, two games in hand.

Just one point behind WK and Trail, are the Wild and Vipers.

Island Division – Grizzlies and Kings separate from pack

It’s a different story on the Island, where two teams have stretched a sizable lead over the next three teams.

The Victoria Grizzlies are still on top, but are now just three points up on Powell River, who spanked them 12-5 (!) at home in Q-Centre on Saturday. Nine different Kings scored in the game.

Victoria started their three game week with a 8-2 win over Nanaimo last Wednesday, and then lost 6-5 to Surrey in OT on Sunday, in a bounce back after the 12-5 outing.

Powell River have two games in hand on Victoria, and lead third place Alberni Valley by five points.

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Scoring Leaders:

Last week four points separated the Top 4 offensive leaders, this week, it’s just one.

Merritt’s Bradley Cocca (99-Mississauga) and Ty Westgard (98-Surrey) lead with 25 points each, while Chilliwack’s Kevin Wall (00-Fairport, NY) and Victoria’s Alex Newhook (01-St. John’s, NF) are a point back.

Wall leads in goal scoring overall, with 13 in 18 games.

Nick Granowicz of Merritt, is fifth overall with 12G-11A-23.

After Westgard, Harrison Blaisdell an Abbotsford native, is the next highest scoring BC based players, in 10th spot, with 11G-8A-19 in 18 games.

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Top ‘Tenders:

Again it’s a very tight race for top honors among the league’s goalies.

Among goalies who have played ten or more games, Victoria’s Curtis Champan is still on top with the best save percentage, at .945, with 9W-5L in 14 games.

And Langley’s Braedon Fleming is still posting the best GAA, at 1.94, and second best save percentage, at .931 after thirteen games, and is 7-5-0, losing his last two games.

Chilliwack’s Mathieu Caron, a 2000 birth year, at .918 has the best winning record, with 13W-5L in 18 games, the most starts of all goalies so far.

Kolby Matthews of the Coquitlam Express is third overall in save percentage with .922.

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Standings, October 22, 2018

Island GP W L OTL SOL PTS OTW GF GA DIFF PCT PIM
1 Victoria Grizzlies 17 10 6 0 1 21 2 64 56 8 0.618 197
2 Powell River Kings 15 9 6 0 0 18 0 54 41 13 0.6 139
3 Alberni Valley Bulldogs 16 6 9 1 0 13 2 36 57 -21 0.406 197
4 Nanaimo Clippers 16 6 10 0 0 12 2 44 59 -15 0.375 239
5 Cowichan Valley Capitals 16 4 10 1 1 10 0 36 56 -20 0.313 323
Mainland GP W L OTL SOL PTS OTW GF GA DIFF PCT PIM
1 Chilliwack Chiefs 18 13 5 0 0 26 1 56 46 10 0.722 251
2 Coquitlam Express 17 11 5 1 0 23 0 62 43 19 0.676 222
3 Prince George Spruce Kings 16 10 5 0 1 21 1 48 41 7 0.656 138
4 Langley Rivermen 14 7 6 1 0 15 0 38 34 4 0.536 205
5 Surrey Eagles 18 5 13 0 0 10 2 50 78 -28 0.278 267
Interior GP W L OTL SOL PTS OTW GF GA DIFF PCT PIM
1 Merritt Centennials 18 11 7 0 0 22 1 74 65 9 0.611 269
2 Penticton Vees 14 8 5 0 1 17 0 46 31 15 0.607 162
3 Salmon Arm Silverbacks 15 8 6 1 0 17 1 46 49 -3 0.567 220
4 West Kelowna Warriors 16 8 7 0 1 17 1 52 55 -3 0.531 173
5 Trail Smoke Eaters 16 7 6 2 1 17 0 53 55 -2 0.531 187
6 Wenatchee Wild 15 7 6 2 0 16 0 51 44 7 0.533 165
7 Vernon Vipers 15 6 5 4 0 16 0 42 42 0 0.533 208

Top 20 Scoring Leaders: October 22, 2018

R Name BY Team GP G A PTS Pt/G Hometown
1 Bradley Cocca ’99 MER 18 9 16 25 1.39 Mississauga , ON
2 Ty Westgard ’98 SUR 18 5 20 25 1.39 Surrey, BC
3 Kevin Wall ’00 CHW 18 13 11 24 1.33 Fairport, NY
4 Alex Newhook ’01 VIC 17 9 15 24 1.41 St.John’s, NL
5 Nick Granowicz ’98 MER 18 12 11 23 1.28 Macomb, MI
6 Alexander Campbell ’01 VIC 16 9 13 22 1.38 Chateauguay, QC
7 David Silye ’99 PEN 14 6 16 22 1.57 Arnprior, ON
8 Mathieu Gosselin ’99 MER 18 10 10 20 1.11 Quebec City, QC
9 Willie Reim ’99 WK 15 9 11 20 1.33 North Oaks, MN, 
10 Harrison Blaisdell ’01 CHW 18 11 8 19 1.06 Abbotsford, BC
11 Ryan Brushett ’98 PR 14 7 12 19 1.36 Verdun, QC
12 Eric Linell (total) + ’98 PEN 16 8 10 18 1.13 Great Neck, NY
13 Joshua Wildauer ’99 COQ 16 7 11 18 1.13 Dearborn Heights, MI
14 Regan Kimens ’99 COQ 17 6 12 18 1.06 Concord, ON
15 Dallas Farrell ’99 COQ 17 5 13 18 1.06 Cardigan, PEI
16 Nicholas Wicks ’98 MER 18 3 15 18 1.00 Delta, BC
17 Chase Stevenson ’99 SUR 18 8 9 17 0.94 West Kelowna, BC
18 Brendan Schneider ’98 MER 18 7 10 17 0.94 Wellesley, ON
19 Riley Hughes ’00 VIC 17 6 11 17 1.00 Westwood, MA
20 Max Bulawka ’01 WK 16 5 12 17 1.06 Kelowna, BC

 

Top Goalies: October 22, 2018

R # Name By Cteam GP W L OTL T GA SV% GAA SO Min
1 1 Kurtis Chapman ’98 VIC 14 9 5 0 0 29 0.945 2.13 1 818
2 30 Braedon Fleming ’99 LAN 13 7 5 0 0 24 0.931 1.94 2 740
2 30 Kolby Matthews ’99 COQ 11 6 5 0 0 26 0.922 2.36 1 661
4 1 Mathieu Caron ’00 CHW 18 13 5 0 0 45 0.918 2.53 1 1065
5 45 Jack LaFontaine ’98 PEN 11 6 4 0 0 22 0.915 2.00 2 661
6 1 Ethan Langenegger ’00 SA 12 6 6 0 0 38 0.911 3.12 0 731
7 33 Connor Hopkins ’00 WK 11 6 4 0 0 35 0.909 3.20 1 656
8 30 Jordan Naylor ’00 NAN 11 3 6 0 0 34 0.907 3.22 0 633
9 30 John Hawthorne ’98 AV 11 4 7 0 0 35 0.907 3.30 0 637
10 1 Logan Neaton ’99 PG 12 7 3 0 0 29 0.898 2.50 0 697
11 35 Mitch Adamyk ’98 PR 11 7 4 0 0 32 0.895 3.10 0 619
12 1 Austin Roden ’98 MER 13 8 4 0 0 42 0.893 3.53 1 714
13 34 Adam Marcoux ’98 TRA 12 5 5 0 0 37 0.890 3.40 0 652
14 35 Austin Park ’98 WEN 13 5 4 0 0 31 0.885 2.76 1 673
15 1 Hayden Missler  ’99 PR 6 2 3 0 0 10 0.935 1.78 0 337
16 31 Clay Stevenson ’99 COQ 6 5 1 0 0 13 0.923 2.18 0 357
17 34 Jack Grant ’99 CV 8 1 6 0 0 24 0.917 3.02 1 477
18 35 Cayden Bailey ’99 SUR 7 2 4 0 0 23 0.908 3.43 0 402
19 35 Aidan Porter ’99 VER 9 3 6 0 0 27 0.895 2.99 1 542
20 1 Tanner Marshall ’00 TRA 6 2 3 0 0 16 0.889 3.05 0 315