October 13, 2013 –
This weekend the N.E. Chiefs made sure that they are not forgotten about when it comes to consideration for top teams in the BCMML standings. Matt Barzal may have moved on to the WHL, but the scoring pace continues for the Chiefs courtesy of a scoring by committee approach. On Saturday, eight different players picked up points in their 4-2 home win over the Cariboo Cougars. On Sunday, the Chiefs completed the weekend sweep with a 5-1 win over the Cougars. The win moved the Chiefs to 5-1-2 on the season.
The N.W. Giants conceded the slightest amount of ground at the top of the tables, skating to a 2-2 tie against the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds on Saturday. In the return engagement, the Giants held the BCMML’s second highest scoring player Andrew Stelezki to just a single point en route to a lopsided 8-2 win.
The Greater Vancouver Canadians continued to struggle this weekend, falling 2-1 and 7-3 to the Valley West Hawks. The Canadians current losing skid now sits at six games, with four of those games lost by only a single goal. For the Hawks, the wins were their 5th and 6th victories in eight games this season.
The South Island Royals travelled to Kamloops where they put up 7 goals for in each of their wins over the Blazers.
The North Island Silvertips hosted a road weary Kootenay Ice team. The home team snagged a 4-2 win on Saturday but the Ice would not end up leaving the Island empty handed. Trailing 3-2 heading into the third period of Sunday’s game, the Ice’s Cory Prevost scored the equalizer and then Ryan Neil notched the winner with only 1:39 left in the game. The win was the Ice’s first of the season.