BCMML Standings, Top Guns & Tenders – Giants hang on to #1

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December 1, 2015

The Vancouver NW Giants are alone on top of the BCMML standings with a slim one point lead after two wins over the South Island Royals this past weekend.

On Saturday, the Giants destroyed the Royals with a 11-1 victory at North Shore Winter Club. First year Jackson Shepard, along with Mitchell Williams and Justin Wilson each had two goals in the victory.

On Sunday, the Giants downed the Royals 6-2 with another two goal performance from Wilson. Call up Tanner Versluis, a second year, potted his first MM goal. Two other first years, Liam Kindree and Ethan Cap also scored.

The Giants Josh Latta moved into the scoring lead with a seven point weekend, two points ahead of teammate Wilson.

The Giants head in to their bye week and will be keeping an eye on the Valley West Hawks as well as the Caribou Cougars and Okanagan Rockets who are both in hot pursuit in third place.

The Hawks were at home vs the lowly North Island Silvertips, who surprisingly put up good tests in both games thanks to great performances from their goalies.

In the Saturday game, Valley West secured a 4-1 victory over the ‘Tips thanks to a great individual performance from an unlikely source.

First year player, Justyn Gurney has been off to a good start to the season playing on the Hawks’ third line and on Saturday he put the rest of the league on notice with his first career BCMML hat-trick.

On Sunday, the two teams played a much tighter game, with Valley West squeezing out a 2-1 victory. The goals were scored by new ‘Hawk Oliver Alcock, who’s played six games with the Hawks after being released by the Langley Knights, and Moose Jaw Warriors prospect Luka Burzan, another first year player.

The Hawks will return to the ice next weekend against Kootenay and will have a huge acquisition in the lineup as the Vancouver Giants announced on Monday that they have reassigned James Malm to Valley West.

Okanagan and Cariboo are tied for third place after splitting a weekend series in Prince George. Cariboo won the first game 2-1 while Okanagan responded on Sunday with a 6-1 victory.

In the middle of the pack, Fraser Valley Thunderbirds are tied with the Vancouver NE Chiefs for fifth in the league after two wins over Thompson. The Blazers have won just two games this year.

The Chiefs played two games against Kootenay, winning both. Kootenay also have only won two so far this year.

South Island is in seventh place after the two losses to the Giants but are still over .500.

Greater Vancouver are in eighth place, also just over .500, after a bye week.

There is no change at the bottom of the standings as Thompson remains in ninth place, followed by North Island and Kootenay.

 

2015-16 Team Standings

Name GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM PIM/G
Vancouver NW Giants 20 14 4 2 30 98 40 299 14
Valley West Hawks 20 14 5 1 29 88 52 311 15
Okanagan Rockets 20 12 7 1 25 81 46 371 18
Cariboo Cougars 20 11 6 3 25 76 48 365 18
Fraser Valley Thunderbirds 20 10 6 4 24 65 58 267 13
Vancouver NE Chiefs 20 10 6 4 24 69 54 304 15
South Island Royals 20 10 8 2 22 61 68 335 16
Greater Vancouver Canadians 20 9 8 3 21 51 60 260 13
Thompson Blazers 20 2 14 4 8 34 87 409 20
North Island Silvertips 20 2 15 3 7 38 91 550 27
Kootenay Ice 20 2 17 1 5 37 94 244 12

 

Top Scorers

There’s a new leader in the BCMML scoring race as Josh Latta is now on top with 38 points. Latta has now equaled his point total from last season in only 18 games.

Latta is trailed by his teammate Justin Wilson and Okanagan Rockets Matt Kowalski who each have 36 points.

Valley West forward Ben Evanish had a lone point this weekend and is in 4th place. Giants defenceman Carter Stephenson rounds out the top five with 30 points.

 

# Name Team Pos GP G A Pts PIM
22 Latta, Josh Vancouver NW Giants F 18 10 28 38 24
24 Wilson, Justin Vancouver NW Giants F 20 16 20 36 12
7 Kowalski, Matt Okanagan Rockets F 20 16 20 36 4
16 Evanish, Ben Valley West Hawks F 18 21 11 32 25
8 Stephenson, Carter Vancouver NW Giants D 20 4 26 30 40
10 Burzan, Luka Valley West Hawks F 17 6 23 29 26
23 Colina, Ilijah Valley West Hawks F 18 5 23 28 10
19 Williams, Mitchell Vancouver NW Giants F 20 14 12 26 19
17 Zummack, Eli Okanagan Rockets F 17 5 19 24 4
16 Dubois, Chase Cariboo Cougars F 18 10 13 23 10
18 Bosa, Christian Valley West Hawks F 20 15 7 22 8
9 Zawatsky, Alec Okanagan Rockets F 20 14 8 22 34
21 Guiney, Jordan South Island Royals F 19 6 16 22 51
11 Heathcote, Dawson North Island Silvertips F 20 12 9 21 14
19 Lee, Chong Min Vancouver NE Chiefs F 20 8 13 21 8
24 Pearce, Harris Vancouver NE Chiefs F 18 5 16 21 20
11 Farren, Michael Valley West Hawks F 20 4 17 21 30
10 Stevenson, Chase Okanagan Rockets F 14 12 8 20 20
9 Thomas, Colton Cariboo Cougars F 20 10 10 20 20
8 Stonnell, Bradley Valley West Hawks D 20 1 19 20 2

 

Top Goalies

Vancouver NW Giants goalie Beck Warm has yet to lose a game this year and has posted an 8-0-0 record and a 1.00 goals against average to top the league in both categories.

However, he’s not alone atop the win column as Cougars Dorrin Luding, Hawks Nicholas Tallarico and Rockets Cole Demers each also have eight wins.

 

# Name Team GP W L T Avg
35 Beck Warm Vancouver NW Giants 9 8 0 0 1.00
1 Dorrin Luding Cariboo Cougars 14 8 4 1 2.13
35 Nicholas Tallarico Valley West Hawks 11 8 3 0 2.23
1 Cole Demers Okanagan Rockets 12 8 4 0 2.29
1 Reece Klassen Valley West Hawks 10 7 2 1 2.90
1 Austin Roden South Island Royals 12 6 4 1 3.78
1 Jordan Naylor Fraser Valley Thunderbirds 8 5 0 3 2.38
35 Matteo Paler Chow Greater Vancouver Canadians 11 5 5 1 2.77
35 Zakery Myrowich South Island Royals 9 5 3 1 2.90
35 Paul Tucek Fraser Valley Thunderbirds 12 5 6 1 2.97
1 Andrew Henderson Vancouver NE Chiefs 9 5 3 1 3.11
35 Liam Hughes Okanagan Rockets 10 4 3 1 2.32
35 Kolby Matthews Vancouver NE Chiefs 10 4 3 3 2.51
1 David Tendeck Vancouver NW Giants 9 4 3 1 2.57
1 Lukas Shaw Greater Vancouver Canadians 11 4 3 2 3.02
35 Aaron Jakubowski Cariboo Cougars 8 3 2 0 2.89
35 John Hawthorne North Island Silvertips 12 2 7 0 2.98
1 Ben Kelsch Kootenay Ice 9 2 7 0 4.52
1 Aris Anagnostopoulos Thompson Blazers 11 1 8 2 4.29
35 Max Palaga Thompson Blazers 10 1 6 2 4.44
1 Derek Krall North Island Silvertips 7 0 3 3 4.22
35 Curt Doyle Kootenay Ice 12 0 6 1 4.62