BCHL Update – Week 7 – Chiefs still #1

in regular season

 

 

October 28 2018

Here’s a quick look at the BCHL standings, top scorers and goalies after Week 7.

 

 

Mainland Division – Chiefs, Express and Spruce Kings on top

The league leading Chilliwack Chiefs maintained their three point lead over Coquitlam Express in the Mainland Division, with 2W and 1L on the weekend. The Chiefs dropped game 1 on Friday 4-2 to the visiting Victoria Grizzlies, then edged Langley 5-4 on Saturday and Cowichcan Valley 3-2 Sunday.

The Express meanwhile played only two games over the week, defeating  Penticton 3-2 in a shoot-out in Penticton (2,931 attendance) on Wednesday and then defeating Cowichan Valley 5-2 back home on Saturday.

The Express are in good shape, though, with two games in hand on the Chiefs.

There was also no change in the standings for the Prince George Spruce Kings – they’re still two back of the Express in the third place of the Mainland Division, with 25 points, also posting 2W-1L over the weekend.

The Spruce Kings started with a 5-2 win in Trail on Friday, then backed it up with a 4-1 win in Wenatchee on Saturday, before making the long trip back up to Salmon Arm overnight for a game the Shaw Centre on Sunday, which they lost 2-1.

Langley Rivermen are five points back of PG, and five points ahead of last place Surrey Eagles.

 

 

Island Division – Grizzlies and Kings separate from pack

On the Island, the Victoria Grizzlies maintained their three point lead on #2 Powell River Kings, while both increased their lead over the trailing Bulldogs, Clippers and Capitals.

Alberni are now seven back of the Kings and ten back of the Grizzlies in third place.

The Grizzlies posted a 2W-1L record on the weekend. They started with a 4-2 win on the road against #1 Chilliwack on Friday, and then lost 4-2 in Merritt Saturday, before finishing with a 6-2 win over Surrey on Sunday afternoon.

Powell River played just two games on the weekend, winning both contests, at home. On Friday they edged Vernon 3-2 in a shoot-out, with both the first and second overtime shooters scoring. Mitchell Williams got the first and Matt Fawcett followed up to close out the game. On Saturday the Kings defeated Nanaimo 4-1.

 

 

Interior Division – Cents on top but division still extremely close.

The Merritt Centennials continue to hold on to top place in the Interior division, with a 12-8-0 record, and a three point lead over Salmon Arm and West Kelowna, and a four point lead over Penticton and Wenatchee.

Vernon is one back of Wenatchee, and one up on seventh place Trail.

A total of just six points separate Trail from the leaders.

Merritt split two games at home this weekend, losing 6-1 to the Vees in the opener Friday night before rebounding with a 4-2 win vs Victoria on Saturday.

Salmon Arm Silverbacks played three games on the weekend, losing the first 4-1 in West Kelowna Friday before posting two winss at home. The ‘Backs downed Trail 4-2 on Saturday and finished with the 2-1 win over Prince George on Sunday.

After posting the 4-1 win over the ‘Backs on Friday, West Kelowna travelled to Penticton on Saturday, and came away with a 5-3 EN win. Chase Dubois lead with three assists, the first two on Lucas Cullen’s two goals.

Scroll down for standings.

 

 

 

Scoring Leaders:

A big week by Surrey’s Ty Westgard (98-Surrey) moved him into sole possession of first place at the top of the scoring stats with 8G-23A, 31 points in 21 games, a point ahead of Victoria’s Alex Newhook (01-St. John’s, NF) who is now alone in second place. Both players put up six points on the week.

Chilliwack’s Kevin Wall (00-Fairport, NY) and last week’s leader, Bradley Cocca of Merritt (99, Mississauga) are tied with 27 points in third place overall.

Wall is tied with Ben Brar of PG in overall goals scored with 15.

Chilliwack’s Harrison Blaisdell, an Abbotsford native (01), is one back of Wall in goals, and fifth overall with 14G-10A in 21 games. Nick Granowich of Merritt is tied with Blaisdell with 12G-12A.

North Vancouver native, Carter Berger is the lone D-man in the Top 20, at #13, with 10G-11A in 20 games, for the Victoria Grizzlies.

Six BC-based players are in the Top 20.

Scroll down for scoring leader stats.

 

 

Top ‘Tenders (10 starts minimum)

Victoria’s Curtis Chapman is still on top of the goalie pyramid with the best save percentage, at .942, and 11W-6L in 17 games, posting 2W-1L in his last three outings.

Kolby Matthews of the Coquitlam Express is second overall in save percentage with .923, with Langley’s Braedon Fleming right behind at .922.

Penticton’s Jack LaFontaine has the best GAA of goalies with a minimum of 10 starts, at 2.08. Hayden Missler of Powell River is just 1.79 but with only seven games played so far.

Chilliwack’s Mathieu Caron, a 2000 birth year, is fourth overall at .916. He continues to post the best winning record, with 14W-6L in 20  games, and the most starts of all goalies so far.

Scroll down for top goalie stats.

 

Standings, October 28, 2018

Island GP W L OTL SOL PTS OTW GF GA DIFF PCT PIM
Victoria Grizzlies 20 12 7 0 1 25 2 76 64 12 0.625 217
Powell River Kings 17 11 6 0 0 22 0 61 44 17 0.647 157
Alberni Valley Bulldogs 18 7 10 1 0 15 2 38 61 -23 0.417 232
Nanaimo Clippers 18 6 12 0 0 12 2 45 65 -20 0.333 271
Cowichan Valley Capitals 19 4 13 1 1 10 0 41 72 -31 0.263 369
Mainland GP W L OTL SOL PTS OTW GF GA DIFF PCT PIM
Chilliwack Chiefs 21 15 6 0 0 30 1 66 56 10 0.714 285
Coquitlam Express 19 13 5 1 0 27 0 70 47 23 0.711 240
Prince George Spruce Kings 19 12 6 0 1 25 1 58 46 12 0.658 178
Langley Rivermen 17 8 8 1 0 17 0 48 46 2 0.500 256
Surrey Eagles 21 6 15 0 0 12 2 59 90 -31 0.286 305
Interior GP W L OTL SOL PTS OTW GF GA DIFF PCT PIM
Merritt Centennials 20 12 8 0 0 24 1 79 73 6 0.600 297
Salmon Arm Silverbacks 18 10 7 1 0 21 1 53 56 -3 0.583 250
West Kelowna Warriors 18 10 7 0 1 21 1 61 59 2 0.583 189
Penticton Vees 17 9 6 0 2 20 0 57 40 17 0.588 200
Wenatchee Wild 18 9 7 2 0 20 1 65 53 12 0.556 194
Vernon Vipers 17 7 5 4 1 19 0 48 45 3 0.559 241
Trail Smoke Eaters 19 7 8 3 1 18 0 61 69 -8 0.474 199

 

 

Top 20 Scoring Leaders: October 28, 2018

R Name BY Team GP G A PTS Pt/G Hometown
1 Ty Westgard ’98 SUR 21 8 23 31 1.48 Surrey, BC
2 Alex Newhook ’01 VIC 20 11 19 30 1.50 St.John’s, NL
3 Kevin Wall ’00 CHW 21 15 12 27 1.29 Fairport, NY
4 Bradley Cocca ’99 MER 20 11 16 27 1.35 Mississauga , ON
5 Harrison Blaisdell ’01 CHW 21 14 10 24 1.14 Abbotsford, BC
6 Nick Granowicz ’98 MER 20 12 12 24 1.20 Macomb, MI
7 Alexander Campbell ’01 VIC 19 9 14 23 1.21 Chateauguay, QC
8 Mathieu Gosselin ’99 MER 20 12 10 22 1.10 Quebec City, QC
9 Ryan Brushett ’98 PR 16 8 14 22 1.38 Verdun, QC
10 David Silye ’99 PEN 17 6 16 22 1.29 Arnprior, ON
11 Ben Brar ’98 PG 19 15 6 21 1.11 Abbotsford, BC
12 Eric Linell ’98 PEN 19 10 11 21 1.11 Great Neck, NY
13 Carter Berger ’99 VIC 20 10 11 21 1.05 North Vancouver, BC
14 Willie Reim ’99 WK 17 9 12 21 1.24 North Oaks, MN, 
15 Joshua Wildauer ’99 COQ 18 8 12 20 1.11 Dearborn Heights, MI
16 Chase Stevenson ’99 SUR 20 8 12 20 1.00 West Kelowna, BC
17 Lucas Sowder ’98 WEN 18 6 14 20 1.11 Trinity, FL
18 Nicholas Wicks ’98 MER 20 3 17 20 1.00 Delta, BC
19 Braeden Tuck ’98 TRA 19 7 12 19 1.00 Calgary, AB
20 Regan Kimens ’99 COQ 19 6 13 19 1.00 Concord, ON

 

Top Goalies: October 28, 2018

R # Name By Team GP W L OTL T GA SV% GAA SO Min
1 1 Kurtis Chapman ’98 VIC 17 11 6 0 0 37 0.942 2.23 1 997
2 30 Kolby Matthews ’99 COQ 12 7 5 0 0 28 0.923 2.31 1 726
3 30 Braedon Fleming ’99 LAN 15 8 6 0 0 32 0.922 2.23 2 859
4 1 Mathieu Caron ’00 CHW 20 14 6 0 0 53 0.916 2.69 1 1183
5 1 Ethan Langenegger ’00 SA 14 7 7 0 0 42 0.915 2.97 0 850
6 45 Jack LaFontaine ’98 PEN 13 7 5 0 0 27 0.915 2.08 2 780
7 30 John Hawthorne ’98 AV 13 5 7 0 0 36 0.914 2.95 1 731
8 30 Jordan Naylor ’00 NAN 12 3 7 0 0 35 0.911 3.03 0 693
9 33 Connor Hopkins ’00 WK 11 6 4 0 0 35 0.909 3.2 1 656
10 35 Aidan Porter ’99 VER 10 4 6 0 0 27 0.905 2.69 2 602
11 1 Logan Neaton ’99 PG 14 9 3 0 0 32 0.899 2.35 0 817
12 35 Mitch Adamyk ’98 PR 12 8 4 0 0 33 0.899 2.91 0 679
13 34 Adam Marcoux ’98 TRA 15 5 8 0 0 49 0.884 3.53 0 832
14 35 Austin Park ’98 WEN 15 6 5 0 0 38 0.878 2.87 1 795
   Under 10 GP                        
15 1 Hayden Missler ’99 PR 7 3 3 0 0 12 0.933 1.79 0 402
16 31 Clay Stevenson ’99 COQ 7 6 1 0 0 15 0.921 2.16 0 417
17 39 Brock Baier ’99 WK 7 4 2 0 0 19 0.920 3.09 0 369
18 34 Jack Grant ’99 CV 8 1 6 0 0 24 0.917 3.02 1 477
19 35 Cayden Bailey ’99 SUR 7 2 4 0 0 23 0.908 3.43 0 402