BWC Bantam A1 Hosting F4 – NSWC, BWC, win games 1

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Feb 28, 2014

Two games in the books, both favorites win. 

NSWC 6-1 vs Hollyburn, Nolan Kneen with hat-trick, Bellerive, Almeida and Leppard score for North Shore. 

BWC 8-4 vs Langley, Colina scores twice, Preziuso, Santalucia, Evenson, Watson, Didyk, Welsh score for BWC.

 

BACKGROUND:

Feb. 27, 2014

The Final 4 AAA Bantam team match ups have been decided. Langley A1 won a 2-1 game four, nail biter on Tuesday to hold off Vancouver T-Birds and retain the #3 seed.

#1 NSWC, #2 BWC and #6 Hollyburn all advanced on easy two game wins to secure their required four points.

#1 NSWC posted 6-2 and 6-0 wins over #16 ranked South Delta, who had shocked #3 Seafair in the one game elimination round Feb 10, and moved into the #8 seed for the quarterfinals. South Delta had finished the regular season in fourth place in Flight 2.

NSWC finished 18-1-1 in PCAHA league play, their sole loss 2-1, to Seafair in game two, the tie was 3-3 Dec 6 vs BWC. The Hawks downed the Bruins in their final outlining Feb 1, 3-1.

#2 BWC won 11-1 and 7-1 over #14 Cloverdale, who had upset #5 Coquitlam in round 2, and moved into the #7 seed for the quarters.  Cloverdale had finished #2 in Flight 2 in the regular season.

The Bruins regular season league record was 16-1-3, one loss and a tie to NSWC, and ties to Surrey and Seafair mid January.

#4 Langley, moved into the 3 seed after Seafair were knocked out, to meet #8 Vancouver, who had moved up two seeds after #5 Coquitlam were also eliminated. The Eagles had their hands full in the quarterfinal, as T-Birds took them to four games, and to the wire in the deciding game, 2-1 final score.

Langley’s regular season record was 12-6-2.

#6 Hollyburn advanced on two wins, 6-3 and 3-2 over #7 Surrey. The teams had moved in to the 4 and 5 seeds when Seafair and Coquitlam were knocked out.

Hollyburn’s regular season record was 9-7-4.

The Final 4 series is bound to be fast and furious, with the two of the top ranked in BC playing off against two teams that will be very determined to show they belong in the top tier as well.

The tournament will start Friday night at BWC, with NSWC facing Hollyburn at 6:00 pm; followed by BWC and Langley at 815.

NSWC and BWC, as the #1 and #2 seeds, will face off in the last game of the Final 4, Monday, March 3, 8:30 pm. Both will have had a full day of rest.

The top two teams will advance to the Provincial Playoffs; the Provincial winner will move to the Western Finals, to face the provincial champs from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, plus host team, Kelowna, in April.

Matchups and game times, all at BWC. Come early to get parking!

Final 4 Date Start Time  T1 F4 – All Games at BWC GF GF
1 v 4 28-Feb 6:00 pm  NSWC  6  Hollyburn  1
2 vs 3 28-Feb 8:15 pm  BWC  8  Langley  4
4 vs 2 1-Mar 3:15 pm  Hollyburn BWC
3 vs 1 1-Mar 5:30 pm  Langley NSWC
3 vs 4 2-Mar 10:00 am  Langley  Hollyburn
1 vs 2 3-Mar 8:30 pm  NSWC  BWC