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March 7, 2018

Week 21

Just like last weekend, there was only one change in the BCMML standings after the competition wrapped up Sunday – and again it was a swap at the top, with the Valley West Hawks edging ahead of the idle Cariboo Cougars, to recapture the #1 seed.

The Hawks were the only team in the league to win both their games, downing the 11th place South Island Royals 7-2 and 6-0 at home.

The four point weekend pushed the Hawks past the Cougars by two points. Both teams have two games to play on the final weekend, coming up next.

The Hawks and the Cougars are well ahead of everyone else, and in no danger of being caught by #3 Fraser Valley, who are 13 points back of Cariboo.

 

Final weekend matchups

#2 Cariboo will travel to Kelowna for two games vs the #4 Okanagan Rockets, in what should be a great battle between the two – and a pick ’em for both teams.

Meanwhile the heavily favored #1 Hawks will visit #10 Nanaimo, to wrap up their regular season.

#3 Fraser Valley will be matching up with #11 South Island, who have won just five games all year. So the T-Birds will likely stay ahead of #4 Okanagan, who will be in tough with the Cougars.

The T-Birds would have to lose both games, and the Rockets win both of their games, for the teams to swap spots in the standings.

#5 GVC are three points back of the T-Birds but can’t gain any ground – as the only team that has completed all 40 regular season games.

#6 North West Giants are just two points back of GVC; so have an opportunity to overtake them, with a couple of wins, or a win and tie vs #9 Kootenay, in Trail. But that won’t be easy.

Kootenay have been tough over the stretch, and will be trying to get past the NE Chiefs, into the 8-spot.

#8 Chiefs will be battling the #7 Thompson Blazers in Kamloops in the final matchup, and could catch or pass the Blazers.

The Blazers can’t catch #6 Giants however, even if they win both games and the Giants lose both their games – the Giants are six up.

 

Series Recaps – Week 21

Scroll down for standings, scoring leaders and top goalies.

 

 

#11 South Island Royal at #1 Valley West Hawks, Hawks sweep

Game 1: 7-2 Hawks

In game one, the Hawks scored three in the first and three in the second, and then scored early in the third to take a 7-0 lead, before the Royals answered with two.

Justin Sourdif had another big game for the Hawks, with a hat-trick and an assist. Trevor Isaksson had three assists and Kyle Forbes was 1G-1A in support.

Game 2: 6-0 Hawks

Game two was similar to game one, with the Hawks opening up a 3-0 lead in the first, then adding one in the second and two in the third.

Max Mohagen was 1G-2A, Sourdiff was 3A .Dawson Penner, Josh Peterson and Thomas Jenkins were 1G-1A. Josh Dias got the shut-out.

 

 

 

#9 Kootenay Ice at #3 Fraser Valley T-Birds, Split 

Game 1: 2-1 T-Birds

Justin Plett’s goal late in the second was the difference in this low scoring affair.

Will Dow-Kenny had opened the scoring late in the first for the T-Birds, but it didn’t last long, as Booker Daniet answered for the Ice about three minutes into the second frame.

Alex Rolfe got the win for the Ice, while Jake Kemp took the loss.

Game 2: 6-2 Ice

It was a different story in game two on Sunday. The Ice opened with an early goal that was soon answered by two quick goals from Fraser Valley, to close out the first with the T-Birds up 2-1.

But that would be it for Fraser Valley, with the Ice bouncing back with three in the second and two more in the third, on a four goal performance from Booker Daniel.

Mason McLeod was 1G-2A and Quaid Anderson was 2A as well for the Ice.

Dylan Stoltz and Jackson Mainse were 1G-1A for the T-Birds.

Xavier Cannon got the win.

 

 

 

 

#4 Okanagan Rockets vs #7 Thompson Blazers, Split

 Game 1: 5-2 Rockets

In game one Saturday in Kelowna, the Rockets opened a 2-0 lead after the first.

Thompson tied it with a pair in the second, before the Rockets scored with 58 seconds left to take a 3-2 lead into the third.

In the closing frame the Rockets went up 4-2 with 6:33 left, and then added an empty-netter to finish it at 5-2.

Jack Finley led the Rockets with 1G-2A. Rayman Bassi was 1G-1A and Will Reimer was 1G-1A in support.

Tyson Gayfer was 1G-1A for Thompson.

Cole Schwebius got the win.

Game 2: 1-0 Blazers

In game two in Kamloops on Sunday, Peyton Kelly’s marker early in the second stood up as the only goal in the game, to split the weekend with a win each.

Ethan Langenegger got the shutout, while Darby Tipton took the loss.

 

 

 

 

#5 GVC vs NW Giants, Split

 Game 1: 3-2 GVC

In game one Saturday afternoon at the Richmond Oval, both teams scored a pair in the first, including three late period goals.

GVC’s Radek Hewson got the eventual winner, on a goal early in the second.

Danny Pearson led the Canadians with 2A.

Jesse Makaj got the win, while Nik Hoem took the loss.

 Game 2: 5-0 Giants

It was a different story Sunday at 8 Rinks in Burnaby – though it took awhile.

After a scoreless first, Dom Davis notched one early in the second to give the Giants a 1-0 lead at the end of two.

Cooper Connell got the next goal, with just 7:36 left in the third, which set the stage for three more quick ones.

Kyle Jennings scored the next two, and Marcus Van Der Made closed with 13 seconds left, to wrap it at 5-0.

Jimmy Darby was 2A.

Nik Hoem got the shutout.

 

 

Last week’s #1 Cariboo Cougars were idle, and slipped into second place, on the two wins by the Hawks.

 

Standings: Week 21 (scroll down for scoring leaders and goalie stats)

# Name GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA PIM SAT SUN
1 VW Hawks 38 30 5 2 1 63 207 99 669 7-2 WH 6-0 WH
2 Cariboo 38 29 6 3 0 61 182 109 614 bye bye
3 FV T-Birds 38 23 13 1 1 48 165 132 763 2-1 WH 2-6 LH
4 OK Rockets 38 20 13 3 2 45 138 117 559 5-2 WH 0-1 LA
5 GVC 40 19 17 3 1 42 142 131 500 3-2 WH 0-5 LA
6 NW Giants 38 18 16 2 2 40 141 125 715 2-3 LA 5-0 WH
7 Thomp Blazers 38 16 20 1 1 34 100 138 774 2-5 LA 1-0 WH
8 NE Chiefs 38 13 19 3 3 32 123 144 578 7-4 WH 3-3 TH
9 Kootenay Ice 38 13 21 0 4 30 106 139 622 1-2 LA 6-2 WA
10 NI Silvertips 38 12 23 3 0 27 112 174 787 4-7 LA 3-3 TA
11 SI Royals 38 5 30 3 0 13 79 187 662 7-2 LA 0-6 LA

 

Standings five weeks ago (Week 16):

Pl Team GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA PIM SAT SUN
1 VW Hawks 30 23 4 2 1 49 164 79 530 6-4 W 2-3 L
2 Cariboo Cougars 30 23 5 2 0 48 144 83 514 6-3 W 8-3 W
3 FV Tbirds 28 19 7 1 1 40 130 90 552 bye bye
4 NW Giants 28 16 10 1 1 34 114 89 562 4-6 L 3-2 L
5 GVC 30 16 12 1 1 34 116 98 370 4-3 W 3-2 L
6 OK Rockets 28 15 9 3 1 34 106 84 385 3-4 L 2-3 L
7 NE Chiefs 30 10 16 1 3 24 92 118 480 3-4 L 1-6 L
8 NI Silvertips 30 10 18 2 0 22 90 140 641 1-5 L 5-4 W
8 Kootenay Ice 28 8 16 0 4 20 73 109 437 3-4 L 2-3 L
10 Thomp Blazers 28 9 18 0 1 19 73 116 615 5-1 W 4-5 L
11 SI Royals 30 3 24 3 0 9 61 157 516 3-6 L 3-8 L

 

Individual Stats:

Scoring Leaders: Week 21, March 4, 2018

# Name Team Pos GP G A Pts PIM
14 Sourdif, Justin VW Hawks F 33 22 49 71 53
12 Krogfoss, Nolan VW Hawks F 32 32 36 68 16
16 Goncalves, Gage FV F 38 28 39 67 52
11 Mohagen, Max VW Hawks F 36 16 51 67 44
14 Richey, Mason Cariboo F 38 24 37 61 39
21 Dent, Brandon Cariboo F 38 24 34 58 40
19 Floris, Hunter Cariboo F 36 36 21 57 6
10 Jones, Ethan NI Tips F 38 27 26 53 22
17 Plett, Justin FV F 36 32 20 52 28
19 Zary, Joshua NI Tips F 38 22 30 52 20
10 MacDonald, Craig Cariboo F 37 17 33 50 24
9 Pearson, Danny GVC C 40 20 29 49 36
15 MacDonald, Cameron VW Hawks F 32 25 19 44 24
24 Pantazis, Marcus GVC F 40 22 21 43 14
7 Wicks, Garrett GVC C 40 14 27 41 14
22 Buono, Christian NW Giants F 33 15 25 40 58
12 Gayfer, Tyson Blazers F 38 11 27 38 20
8 Boyle, Brendan OKR F 35 17 20 37 32
18 Kovich, Kyler NE Chiefs F 35 14 23 37 46
12 Bassi, Rayman OKR F 34 13 24 37 40

 

Top Goalies: Week 21, March 4, 2018

# Name Team GP W L T GGA
1 Josh Dias VW 27 23 1 2 2.27
1 Marcus Allen Cariboo 30 22 3 3 2.2
1 Dawson Pelletier FV 27 16 10 0 3.16
35 Niklas Hoem NW 27 13 12 0 2.98
35 Cole Schwebius OKR 29 13 12 3 3.02
1 Ethan Langenegger Thompson 29 13 14 0 3.06
1 Jesse Makaj GVC 18 8 8 1 3.15
35 Elliott Marshall GVC 21 8 10 2 3.22
35 Austin Dendl NI 23 8 9 3 4.33
35 Jayden Shull VW 16 7 5 0 3.16
35 Alex Rolfe FV 13 7 4 1 3.43
1 Xavier Cannon Kootenay 19 7 9 0 3.75
35 Logan Terness NE 22 7 13 1 3.9
35 Ryan Buchan Cougars 13 7 3 0 4.44
35 Jake Kemp Kootenay 21 6 14 0 3.31
1 Michael Harroch NE 18 6 9 2 3.48
1 Jack Ford NW 13 4 6 2 3.86
1 Jackson Glassford NI 19 4 14 0 4.33
1 Connor Cheyne SI 26 4 18 2 4.45
35 Bailey Monteith Thompson 13 3 7 1 4.47
1 Darby Tipton OKR 3 1 2 0 3.33
35 Connor Svienson SI 16 1 13 1 5.58