January 23, 2019
The Burnaby Winter Club Academy Bantam Varsity team have brought the 2019 Arizona Cactus Cup back home from Phoenix, after winning six straight games this past weekend.
The tournament kicked off on Friday, January 18 and wrapped up on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 21.
The BWC team competed in the Bantam AA division, consisting of 10 teams.
The team posted a 35 GF-5 GA record over the six game stretch.
The team also posted two playoff shutouts – 5-0 in the semi-final vs SSAC Barbecue Country (South Side, Edmonton) on Sunday afternoon, and then a 4-0 in the Gold Medal game vs the Red Wings Hockey Club on Monday.
It was the Red Wings only loss in the tournament.
In the final, BWC opened up a 2-0 lead in the first, and added singles in each of the final two frames. Four separate skaters scored the BWC goals.
In the preliminary round, the team went 12-1 vs Jr.Coyotes, 3-1 vs Jr. Eagles and 3-2 vs Saints Pro Hockey Academy (Spruce Grove, Alberta).
BWC then downed the Jr. Eagles 8-1 in the quarter-finals, before posting the two playoff game shut outs.
The team was lead offensively by Luke Aston who posted 13 assists, Tyler Tse 7G-3A, and Tyler Chan 5G-5A.
Both goalies were lights out: Ben Van Der Das allowed just one goal in three games and was .962; Charlie Tritt stopped 30 of 33, and was .909.
In CSSHL league play, the team is currently in third place, three points back of West Van, and four back of Delta Green.
BWC Bantam Varsity Roster & Cactus Cup Player Stats
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|Arizona Cactus Cup Bantam AA Standings|