BCMML Week 6 – Rockets pressing Cougars

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November 3, 2016

Cougars and Rockets still on Top

Things are starting to get interesting in the BC Major Midget League after Week 6, as the top teams pour it on, and a scrappy second tier is emerging.

Okanagan Rockets moved back into second place on the weekend, and now sit 4 points behind the league leading Cariboo Cougars, but with two games in hand. Both teams have lost just one game so far this season.

The Cougars stayed in the drivers seat with two 5-3 wins over struggling North Island Silvertips, who are now 2-10-0-0, tied with the 2-8-0-0 Thomson Blazers and one up on last place South Island Royals, who are 1-8-0-1.

NW Giants get two big Ws

With two big wins over the third place Valley West Hawks, 4-2 and 4-3 (OT), the Vancouver North West Giants moved into seventh place, ahead of the Kootenay Ice, who are just a game up on the Blazers with 6 points. Cole Moberg got the OT winner for the Giants on Sunday.

The Giants, were just 3-4-1-0 going in and are now over .500, positioned to perhaps take a run at the next tier.

It’s a long ways from where the Giants are used to sitting, and they’ll be pressing hard this coming weekend to keep it going.

The Giants finished third overall last year, four back of the Cougars and nine back of first place Valley West Hawks. They finished second in the 2014-2015 season, and first in 2013-2014.

The Fraser Valley T-Birds and Greater Vancouver Canadians are now tied for fourth place with identical 6-4-1-1 records.

The T-Birds beat the last place Royals twice, 6-2 and 9-2; while the Canadians were caught napping in a 7-1 loss to the NE Chiefs in game 1 Saturday, before bouncing back 3-2 in OT in game 2 on Sunday. Sasha Mutual got the OT winner.

With the split North East Chiefs are now a game behind the Canadians and T-Birds, at 6-3-0-1, two points up on the NW Giants.

Big games for Rockets, Cougars, Giants and Chiefs coming up

Looking ahead to the coming weekend, two series in particular will be in the spotlight.

Valley West will host the Okanagan Rockets, at Sungod in Delta at 6:30 Saturday and then at noon Sunday at the Langley Events Center, in what will likely be the toughest test so far for the Rockets.

A pair of wins for the Rockets will vault them past first place Cougars, who are on their bye weekend.

The NE Chiefs and NW Giants will battle Saturday at 3:30 at the Poirier in Coquitlam, and then Sunday at 2:15 at Planet Ice in Coquitlam. A sweep would be huge for either team.

Scroll down to see standings for each of the past three weeks.

Valley West Snipers – 3 in Top 5

In the scoring race, Valley West have three in the top five. Tyler Ho is front at 7-14-21 with a two point lead on Canadians’ Chris Douglas and Hawks’ Justyn Gurney, who are both 7-12-19.  Gurney however has played three fewer games. Canadians’ Scott Atkinson 9-9-18 and VW d-man Kabir Gill 6-12-18 are a point back, rounding out the top five – 10 players are within 4 points of them.

Scroll down to see Top 40.

3 Goalies Still unbeaten

In the crease, Cougars’ Marcus Allen, Rockets’ Owen Patrick, and VW’s Reece Klassen are still undefeated.

Both Klassen and Cougars Zach Wickson have crazy low GGAs, with Allen and FV’s Boston Bilous also both under 2.0.

Scroll down for complete goalies stats.

 

Current Standings – Week 6:

Name GP W L T Otl Pts GF GA PIM Pim/G
Cariboo Cougars 12 11 1 0 0 22 62 18 324 27
OK Rockets 10 9 1 0 0 18 53 28 128 12
VW Hawks 12 7 2 1 2 17 48 32 278 23
FV T-birds 12 6 4 1 1 14 43 28 174 14
GVC 12 6 4 1 1 14 49 42 192 16
NE Chiefs 10 6 3 0 1 13 47 26 152 15
NW Giants 10 5 4 1 0 11 39 39 ??? ??
Kootenay Ice 10 3 7 0 0 6 23 48 80 8
Blazers 10 2 8 0 0 4 13 52 283 28
NI Silvertips 12 2 10 0 0 4 21 56 226 18
SI Royals 10 1 8 0 1 3 20 49 247 24

 

Standings Week 5:

Name GP W L T otl Pts GF GA PIM PIM/G
Cariboo Cougars 10 9 1 0 0 18 48 18 262 26
VW Hawks 10 7 1 1 1 16 43 24 ??? ??
OK Rockets 8 7 1 0 0 14 43 22 90 11
GVC 10 5 3 1 1 12 45 33 ??? ??
NE Chiefs 8 5 3 0 0 10 38 22 124 15
FV T-birds 10 4 4 1 1 10 28 24 150 15
NW Giants 8 3 4 1 0 7 31 34 117 14
Kootenay Ice 10 3 7 0 0 6 23 48 80 8
Blazers 8 2 6 0 0 4 13 38 209 26
NI Silvertips 10 2 8 0 0 4 15 46 196 19
SI Royals 8 1 6 0 1 3 16 34 217 27

 

Standings Week 4:

Name GP W L otl Pts GF GA PIM PIM/G
Cariboo Cougars 8 7 1 0 14 41 17 190 23
VW Hawks 8 6 0 1 14 35 16 239 29
OK Rockets 6 5 1 0 10 31 19 90 15
GVC 8 4 3 1 9 37 25 140 17
NE Chiefs 6 4 2 0 8 33 17 90 15
FV T-birds 8 3 3 1 8 23 19 230 28
Kootenay Ice 8 3 5 0 6 20 36 88 11
NW Giants 6 2 3 1 5 23 27 89 14
Blazers 8 2 6 0 4 13 38 209 26
SI Royals 6 1 4 0 3 15 27 106 17
NI Silvertips 8 1 7 0 2 8 38 164 20

Scoring Leaders:

Top 20:

# Name Team Pos GP G A Pts PIM
19 HoTyler VW Hawks F 12 7 14 21 10
15 DouglasChris GVC F 12 7 12 19 16
22 GurneyJustyn VW Hawks F 9 7 12 19 51
9 AtkinsonScott GVC F 10 9 9 18 48
2 GillKabir VW Hawks D 11 6 12 18 10
18 PrpichDylan OK Rockets F 10 6 11 17 6
17 MutalaSasha GVC F 11 5 12 17 2
17 KindreeLiam NW Giants F 10 9 7 16 ?
22 KryskiMax OK Rockets F 10 9 7 16 8
17 ZummackEli OK Rockets F 6 5 10 15 6
19 BilodeauColeton OK Rockets F 10 4 11 15 18
14 RicheyMason Cougars F 12 9 5 14 2
19 DuboisDaine Cougars F 12 5 9 14 8
21 ReesJonathan FV T-birds F 12 4 10 14 12
16 RybinskiHenry GVC F 11 4 10 14 4
14 LeyhEthan NE Chiefs F 6 8 5 13 4
22 RowleyBrandon Cougars F 12 5 8 13 12
24 DebruynDylan FV T-birds D 12 3 10 13 8
23 KellyNathan GVC D 12 1 12 13 6
21 DelormeHaydn NE Chiefs F 6 8 4 12 4

Top 40:

# Name Team Pos GP G A Pts
23 FlorisHunter Cougars F 12 7 5 12 0
7 BonnarBlake FV T-birds F 11 6 6 12 18
7 HeadWyatt OK Rockets D 10 5 7 12 12
12 EvensonLiam NE Chiefs F 10 3 9 12 12
8 Araki-YoungM. GVC F 12 2 10 12 4
8 BartonSeth OKRockets D 10 2 10 12 8
10 TakaiSho NE Chiefs F 8 7 4 11 14
12 BassiRayman OK Rockets F 10 5 6 11 4
16 GervaisJeremy Cougars D 11 2 9 11 52
23 GrahamJack NW Giants F 10 2 9 11 10
17 PlettJustin FV T-birds F 12 8 2 10 6
20 KostnerEmerson GVC F 12 7 3 10 6
15 StuartBrodi FV T-birds F 8 5 5 10 10
19 SchandorHudson NW Giants F 10 4 6 10 ?
23 AndersonBaxter FV T-birds F 12 4 6 10 10
23 AndersonBryce VW Hawks F 12 1 9 10 0
2 PatseyJoel Cougars D 12 6 3 9 6
0 DentBrandon Cougars ALT 10 5 4 9 2
5 BromheadLogan VNE Chiefs F 10 4 5 9 12
17 SuttonDevin Cougars F 11 4 5 9 24

 

Goalies:

BC Hockey stats for goalies are ranked on most wins, then GAA.

 

 

# Name Team GP W L T Avg
1 Marcus Allen Cougars 7 6 0 0 1.71
1 Owen Patrick OK Rockets 7 6 0 0 2.44
35 Zach Wickson Cougars 6 5 1 0 1.24
35 Reece Klassen VW Hawks 7 4 0 1 1.25
35 Kolby Matthews NE Chiefs 7 4 2 0 2.65
35 Boston Bilous FV T-birds 6 3 2 1 1.95
1 Chad Cromar FV T-birds 6 3 3 0 2.18
1 Lukas Shaw GVC 8 3 2 1 2.95
1 Jaysen MacLean Kootenay Ice 7 3 3 0 3.74
35 Donovan Buskey NW Giants 6 3 3 0 4.01
1 Jonathan Holloway NE Chiefs 4 2 2 0 2.45
35 Nikolas Bregeda OK Rockets 5 2 1 0 3.21
35 Nic Hoem GVC 5 2 3 0 4.03
1 Jesse Makaj NW Giants 4 1 1 1 3.17
1 Dorrin Luding VW Hawks 4 1 2 0 3.88
35 James Brendeland NI Silvertips 7 1 5 0 3.97
35 Max Palaga Blazers 7 1 4 0 4.14
1 Connor Cheyne SI Royals 8 1 5 0 4.73
1 Spencer Deakin NI Silvertips 6 1 5 0 5.13
1 Ethan Langenegger Blazers 6 1 4 0 6.04
35 Luke Sheldrake SI Royals 5 0 4 0 5.18
35 Jake Kemp Kootenay Ice 5 0 3 0 6.07