The Vancouver North West Giants are back on top of the BCMML standings – by a single point – after a win and a tie against the Greater Vancouver Canadians this past weekend.
On Saturday, the Giants defeated Greater Vancouver 4-2 at home. On Sunday the teams played to a 3-3 draw at the Richmond Oval. Liam Kindree had a goal and an assist for the Giants (other scoring details not available at moment).
The Valley West Hawks split their series with the South Island Royals and trail the Giants by a lone point. The Hawks were on the Island for both games. On Saturday, Valley West posted a blowout 8-1 win over the Royals. It was a complete team effort with eight Hawks posting goals. On Sunday, the Royals got their revenge with a 5-3 win. Jarrett Malloch had a dominant performance for South Island, with three goals in the win.
After being idle last weekend, the Okanagan Rockets returned to play with a two game series against the Thompson Blazers. In game one, the Rockets shut out the Blazers 3-0. Chase Stevenson had a goal and an assist in the win, while Matt Kowalski added two assists. On Sunday, the Rockets defeated the Blazers 5-1. Chase Stevenson had another big game with two goals, while Alec Zawatsky had two of his own.
The idle Cariboo Cougars are now tied with Okanagan for third in the league.
In the middle of the league, South Island holds on to fifth position. The Greater Vancouver Canadians trail them by just a single point. Fraser Valley and the Vancouver NE Chiefs each had two wins against the Kootenay Ice and North Island respectively and are tied for seventh place, one point behind Greater Vancouver.
Thompson, North Island and Kootenay are in a league of their own, and not in a good way, as they bring up the rear.
2015-16 Team Standings
|Vancouver NW Giants||18||12||4||2||26||81||37||263||14|
|Valley West Hawks||18||12||5||1||25||82||50||287||15|
|South Island Royals||18||10||6||2||22||58||51||285||15|
|Greater Vancouver Canadians||20||9||8||3||21||51||60||252||12|
|Fraser Valley Thunderbirds||18||8||6||4||20||54||54||243||13|
|Vancouver NE Chiefs||18||8||6||4||20||59||51||278||15|
|North Island Silvertips||18||2||13||3||7||36||85||483||26|
After holding on to his lead among the scoring leaders in Okanagan’s bye week, Matt Kowalski returned this weekend with a three point weekend. That puts him one point ahead of Valley West forward Ben Evanish who had a three point weekend of his own. Josh Latta was quiet this weekend, registering only one point, but it was good enough to keep him in third position among the BCMML scoring leaders. First year Hawk Luka Burzan is continuing his strong play as a top bantam from a year ago, and holds down fourth spot, while NW Giants third year vet Justin Wilson rounds out the top five.
The Hawks have five players in the top 20 scoring, while NW Giants and OK Rockets each have four.
|7||Kowalski, Matt||Okanagan Rockets||F||18||15||17||32||0|
|16||Evanish, Ben||Valley West Hawks||F||17||21||10||31||23|
|22||Latta, Josh||Vancouver NW Giants||F||15||9||21||30||22|
|10||Burzan, Luka||Valley West Hawks||F||15||5||23||28||24|
|24||Wilson, Justin||Vancouver NW Giants||F||17||11||15||26||12|
|16||Dubois, Chase||Cariboo Cougars||F||18||10||13||23||10|
|8||Stephenson, Carter||Vancouver NW Giants||D||17||4||19||23||38|
|19||Williams, Mitchell||Vancouver NW Giants||F||17||12||10||22||19|
|18||Bosa, Christian||Valley West Hawks||F||18||14||7||21||6|
|21||Guiney, Jordan||South Island Royals||F||18||6||15||21||51|
|23||Colina, Ilijah||Valley West Hawks||F||16||5||16||21||8|
|17||Zummack, Eli||Okanagan Rockets||F||15||4||17||21||4|
|9||Zawatsky, Alec||Okanagan Rockets||F||18||13||7||20||34|
|11||Heathcote, Dawson||North Island Silvertips||F||18||12||8||20||14|
|9||Thomas, Colton||Cariboo Cougars||F||18||10||10||20||18|
|8||Stonnell, Bradley||Valley West Hawks||D||18||1||18||19||2|
|10||Stevenson, Chase||Okanagan Rockets||F||12||11||7||18||18|
|15||Malloch, Jarrett||South Island Royals||F||17||9||9||18||62|
|24||Pearce, Harris||Vancouver NE Chiefs||F||16||3||15||18||20|
|17||Facchinelli, Matthew||Thompson Blazers||F||18||6||11||17||40|
Cougars goalie Dorrin Luding was inactive this weekend, but is still tops in wins with seven. Valley West goalie Nick Tallarico and Okanagan Rockets goaltender Cole Demers each had a win this weekend to move into a tie with Luding. No one is coming close to matching the Goals Against Average of NW Giants Beck Warm, who still tops the league with an incredible 0.67 goals against average in six games played.
2015-16 Top Goalies
|1||Dorrin Luding||Cariboo Cougars||12||7||3||1||1.93|
|35||Nicholas Tallarico||Valley West Hawks||10||7||3||0||2.36|
|1||Cole Demers||Okanagan Rockets||11||7||4||0||2.41|
|1||Austin Roden||South Island Royals||10||6||2||1||2.78|
|1||Reece Klassen||Valley West Hawks||9||6||2||1||3.12|
|35||Beck Warm||Vancouver NW Giants||6||5||0||0||0.67|
|35||Matteo Paler Chow||Greater Vancouver Canadians||10||5||4||1||2.63|
|35||Zakery Myrowich||South Island Royals||9||5||3||1||2.90|
|1||Andrew Henderson||Vancouver NE Chiefs||9||5||3||1||3.11|
|35||Liam Hughes||Okanagan Rockets||9||4||2||1||2.36|
|1||Jordan Naylor||Fraser Valley Thunderbirds||7||4||0||3||2.57|
|1||David Tendeck||Vancouver NW Giants||9||4||3||1||2.57|
|35||Paul Tucek||Fraser Valley Thunderbirds||11||4||6||1||2.96|
|1||Lukas Shaw||Greater Vancouver Canadians||11||4||3||2||3.02|
|35||Kolby Matthews||Vancouver NE Chiefs||9||3||3||3||2.68|
|35||Aaron Jakubowski||Cariboo Cougars||7||3||2||0||2.81|
|35||John Hawthorne||North Island Silvertips||11||2||6||0||3.10|
|1||Ben Kelsch||Kootenay Ice||9||2||7||0||4.52|
|1||Aris Anagnostopoulos||Thompson Blazers||10||1||7||2||3.81|
|35||Max Palaga||Thompson Blazers||8||1||5||2||4.75|
|1||Derek Krall||North Island Silvertips||6||0||2||3||4.29|
|35||Curt Doyle||Kootenay Ice||11||0||6||1||4.69|