BCHL Update – Week 10 – No change at top – Chiefs, Grizzlies, Cents leading

in regular season

 

 

November 20, 2018

BCHL standings, top scorers and goalies after Week 10. 

 

 

Island Division – Grizzlies increase lead at top

There was no change in the the Island division standings from a week ago. However, the Victoria Grizzlies added four points to their lead over #2 Powell River Kings, increasing it to a league leading nine points.

The Grizzlies were 2W-1L on the weekend, while the Kings lost both their games.

Victoria started with a 6-3 win in Coquitlam on Friday night, then lost 4-1 to the hot Penticton Vees on the road on Saturday, and finished with a 6-5 shoot out win at Kal Tire Place in Vernon on Sunday afternoon.

Powell River were shutout 3-0 at home on Friday by Prince George, and then were downed 7-5 by #1 Chilliwack on Saturday.

Nanaimo meanwhile moved to within four points of the Kings on a couple of 3-2 home ice squeakers – vs Cowichan Valley on Friday, and vs PG on Sunday. A week ago they were eight points back of Powell River.

Alberni Valley are three back of the Clippers. The Capitals are in last place, 4 points back of the Bulldogs. Both were 1W-2L on the weekend.

 

 

Mainland Division – Chiefs remain on top, Spruce Kings close gap

The league leading Chilliwack Chiefs went 1W-1L on the road this weekend, and saw their lead over the Prince George Spruce Kings shrink from five points to just two.

The Chiefs started with a 7-5 win over Powell River on Friday, before losing 4-1 to Alberni Valley on Saturday.

The Spruce Kings were also on the Island, but for three games. They shut out Powell River 3-0 on Friday, then edged Alberni 2-1 on Saturday, before finishing with a 3-2 OT loss to Nanaimo on Sunday, to pick up five of a possible six points, to move into sole possession of second place.

A week ago #3 Coquitlam Express were tied with the Spruce Kings. This week they are five points back, after dropping both their contests at home. Victoria downed them 6-2 on Friday, and then Surrey beat them 6-2 on Sunday.

The Express now lead #4 Langley by just six points –  as the Rivermen notched a pair of home ice wins on the weekend; 6-3 vs Surrey on Friday and 6-5 vs Coquitlam on Saturday.

Surrey were 1W-2L for the weekend and now trail Langley by 10 points.

 

 

 

Interior Division – Cents regain #1 spot

 

 

Merritt regained the #1 spot in the Interior division a week ago, and they hold onto it again this week, though the hard charging Penticton Vees are just two points back, and hold two games in hand.

Merritt lost 3-2 to Wentachee at home last Wednesday then downed Salmon Arm 3-2 on the road Friday, before returning home for 4-2 win over Trail on Saturday.

Merritt is leading the league in goals scored with 105, three more than the Victoria Grizzlies.

The Vees also went 2W-1L over the week, starting with a 3-1 loss in West Kelowna last Tuesday, and then finishing with two home wins, 7-4 in the rematch vs WK on Wednesday and then downing Island #1 Victoria 4-1 on Saturday in front of 4,256.

The win over West Kelowna kept the Warriors two points back of the Vees, who hold a one point lead on #4 Wenatchee Wild.

The division continues to be very tight, with Salmon Arm and Vernon tied three back of the Wild, and Trail, in last point, a point back.

Scroll down for standings.

 

Scoring Leaders:

There was no change in the Top 4 positions of the league scoring leaders.

Chilliwack’s Kevin Wall (00-Fairport, NY – above) and Victoria’s Alex Newhook (01, St. John’s, NF) are still first and second, though Newhook is now just a point back of Wall –  21G-20A-41, and 12G-28A-40.

Merritt’s Brad Cocca (99, Mississauga, ON) was tied with Newhook last week – this week he’s slipped a single point back, at 12G-27A-39.

Cocca’s teammate Nick Granowicz (98, Macomb, MI) is still two points back, though now 20G-17A, 37.

 

 

Chilliwack’s Harrison Blaisdell, an Abbotsford native (01), made a huge jump up the standings this week, from 14th spot, to #5, on a 2G-5A streak in two games.

 

 

Surrey’s Ty Westgard (98, Surrey, BC) is now seventh overall, having not played since early November, when he was one point out of first place.

 

 

North Vancouver native, Carter Berger (99) is the lone D-man in the Top 20, now tied in 10th overall, with 13G-18A, 31.

Ben Brar (98), an Abbotsford native playing for Prince George, rounds out the four BC-based players are currently in the Top 20, with 18G-11A, 29, in 26 games.

Eight USA players are in the group, lead by Wall. There are three Quebecers and one from Alberta.

Scroll down for Top 20 scoring leaders.

 

 

Top ‘Tenders 

Again there some juggling in the rankings for the Top 20 BCHL goaltenders this week.

Victoria’s Kurtis Chapman remains on top with the best save percentage, at .943, and most shutouts – 3, but he no longer holds the best GAA, at 2.25.

Logan Neaton of PG now holds that honor, at 1.98, in 5th place overall in save percentage at .912, He’s now 14-3-0-0.

Alberni Valley’s John Hawthorne has moved up from 4th to 2nd, at .921, impressive considering AV’s struggle in the win column. Hawthorne is 7-12-0-0.

Kolby Matthews of the Coquitlam Express is second overall in save percentage with .922, 2.33 GAA, with Penticton’s Jack LaFontaine moving up two spots to third overall, with .916 and 2.11.

Penticton’s Jack LaFontaine at .920, remains in 3rd place, with a 11-5-0-0 record, and second best GGA at 2.05.

Chilliwack’s Mathieu Caron, a 2000 birth year, at #6, is the youngest goalie in the Top 10, at .912, and 2.79.

He continues to post the best winning record, with 17W-7L , and also the most starts of all goalies so far, at 24.

Scroll down for Top 20 Goalie stats.

 

BCHL Standings, Week 10, November 20, 2018

Island GP W L OTL SOL PTS OTW GF GA DIFF PCT PIM
1 Victoria Grizzlies 26 17 8 0 1 35 2 105 78 27 0.673 277
2 Powell River Kings 25 13 12 0 0 26 0 88 78 10 0.520 268
3 Nanaimo Clippers 24 11 13 0 0 22 4 68 88 -20 0.458 361
4 Alberni Valley Bulldogs 26 9 16 1 0 19 2 61 88 -27 0.365 342
5 Cowichan Valley Capitals 25 6 16 2 1 15 0 61 97 -36 0.300 460
Mainland GP W L OTL SOL PTS OTW GF GA DIFF PCT PIM
1 Chilliwack Chiefs 27 19 8 0 0 38 1 97 77 20 0.704 331
2 Prince George Spruce Kings 26 17 7 1 1 36 2 79 56 23 0.692 224
3 Coquitlam Express 25 15 9 1 0 31 0 90 74 16 0.620 313
4 Langley Rivermen 24 12 11 1 0 25 0 71 75 -4 0.521 345
5 Surrey Eagles 29 7 21 0 1 15 2 80 133 -53 0.259 379
Interior GP W L OTL SOL PTS OTW GF GA DIFF PCT PIM
1 Merritt Centennials 27 17 9 0 1 35 1 108 94 14 0.648 402
2 Penticton Vees 25 15 7 1 2 33 2 86 61 25 0.660 272
3 West Kelowna Warriors 26 15 10 0 1 31 1 95 92 3 0.596 294
4 Wenatchee Wild 26 14 10 2 0 30 1 99 75 24 0.577 290
5 Salmon Arm Silverbacks 24 13 10 1 0 27 2 70 79 -9 0.563 322
6 Vernon Vipers 26 9 8 6 3 27 0 78 77 1 0.519 372
7 Trail Smoke Eaters 27 10 11 4 2 26 0 83 97 -14 0.481 290

 

Top 20 Scoring Leaders: November 20, 2018

R# Name Birthdate Team GP G A PTS Pt/G Hometown
1 Kevin Wall ’00 CHW 27 21 20 41 1.52 Fairport, NY
2 Alex Newhook ’01 VIC 26 12 28 40 1.54 St.John’s, NL
3 Bradley Cocca ’99 MER 27 12 27 39 1.44 Mississauga , ON
4 Nick Granowicz ’98 MER 27 20 17 37 1.37 Macomb, MI
5 Harrison Blaisdell ’01 CHW 27 17 17 34 1.26 Abbotsford, BC
6 Alexander Campbell ’01 VIC 25 11 22 33 1.32 Chateauguay, QC
7 Ty Westgard ’98 SUR 23 9 24 33 1.43 Surrey, BC
8 Mathieu Gosselin ’99 MER 27 13 19 32 1.19 Quebec City, QC
9 David Silye ’99 PEN 25 10 22 32 1.28 Arnprior, ON
10 Ryan Brushett ’98 PR 24 14 17 31 1.29 Verdun, QC
11 Carter Berger ’99 VIC 26 13 18 31 1.19 North Vancouver, BC
12 Willie Reim ’99 WK 25 12 19 31 1.24 North Oaks, MN, 
13 Mike Hardman ’99 WK 26 18 12 30 1.15 Hanover, MA
14 Eric Linell (total) + ’98 PEN 27 15 15 30 1.11 Great Neck, NY
15 James Miller ’98 PEN 25 12 18 30 1.2 Spruce Grove, AB
16 Matt Holmes ’99 CHW 25 11 19 30 1.2 Rye, NY
17 Ben Brar ’98 PG 26 18 11 29 1.12 Abbotsford, BC
18 Lucas Sowder ’98 WEN 26 10 18 28 1.08 Trinity, FL
19 Dustin Manz ’99 PG 26 10 17 27 1.04 Vanderbilt, MI
20 Jeremie Bucheler ’00 VIC 26 4 23 27 1.04 Saint-Laurent, QC

 

Top 20 Goalies: November 20, 2018

By save percentage.

11.20.18
 R # Name By Team GP W L OTL T GA SV% GGA SO Min
1 1 Kurtis Chapman ’98 VIC 23 15 7 0 0 50 0.943 2.25 3 1335
2 30 John Hawthorne ’98 AV 22 7 12 0 0 56 0.921 2.79 2 1203
3 45 Jack LaFontaine ’98 PEN 17 11 5 0 0 35 0.920 2.05 2 1025
4 30 Kolby Matthews ’99 COQ 15 8 7 0 0 38 0.916 2.51 1 909
5 1 Logan Neaton ’99 PG 19 14 3 0 0 37 0.912 1.98 1 1119
6 1 Mathieu Caron ’00 CHW 24 17 7 0 0 66 0.912 2.79 1 1421
7 30 Braedon Fleming ’99 LAN 23 12 9 0 0 57 0.909 2.66 2 1284
8 1 Ethan Langenegger ’00 SA 17 9 8 0 0 53 0.909 3.11 0 1023
9 35 Vincent Duplessis ’99 MER 13 6 4 0 0 38 0.908 3.23 0 705
10 31 Clay Stevenson ’99 COQ 11 7 3 0 0 31 0.907 2.94 0 633
11 1 Hayden Missler ’99 SUR 11 4 5 0 0 26 0.906 2.68 0 582
12 33 Connor Hopkins ’00 WK 16 8 6 0 0 49 0.906 3.34 1 881
13 30 Jordan Naylor ’00 NAN 18 7 8 0 0 53 0.905 3.11 0 1021
14 35 Aidan Porter ’99 VER 19 6 11 0 0 57 0.900 2.97 2 1151
15 31 Derek Krall ’99 PEN 8 4 3 0 0 23 0.899 2.82 0 489
16 34 Jack Grant ’99 CV 13 2 9 0 0 43 0.899 3.42 1 755
17 35 Mitch Adamyk ’98 PR 19 9 9 0 0 56 0.893 3.22 0 1043
18 30 Cal Sandquist ’01 WEN 12 7 5 0 0 24 0.891 2.44 0 589
19 34 Adam Marcoux ’98 TRA 22 8 11 0 0 68 0.888 3.32 0 1230
20 35 Austin Park ’98 WEN 18 7 7 0 0 50 0.876 3.08 1 975