The BWC Hockey Academy U-18 team went undefeated in two games this weekend, and are now just two points out of first place, with a game in hand on Shawnigan.
The team started with an 8-2 victory over the Swiss International Sports & Education Center Prep team (Calgary). BWC opened with five unanswered goals, including a short-handed goal from Noah Welsh, before SISEC got on the board. Welsh would add one more in the win. Kyle Tainsh scored with 28 seconds left in the game for SISEC, but it was far too little, far too late for SISEC.
Goaltender Nico Lopes received a fair bit of action in the BWC net facing 22 shots in the win.
Saturday’s game was much tighter as BWC was able to hold on for a 5-4 win over the Edge School for Athletics Prep (Calgary) team.
Justin Lee opened the scoring 6:50 in to the first period on a goal assisted by Brady Chin and Bradley Cooper. Two minutes later Angus Crookshank would make it 2-0 for BWC.
However, the Edge would not go down easy. William Van Der Sloot closed the gap to one with 9:01 left in the first period and then Connor Beebe scored on the penalty kill to tie things up.
But there was one more goal to come before the period ended, as BWC’s Brady Lynn capitalized on a power play with five minutes left to give BWC a 3-2 lead heading into the second.
Brady Chin scored the lone goal in the middle frame, on another power play to make it 4-2 after two.
In the third period, CJ Corazzin scored to make it 5-2.
But Edge turned up the fire after that, launching a huge third period comeback. Connor Beebe scored his second of the game with 6:41 left. The Edge kept battling and with BWC’s Crookshank in the penalty box, Ethan Martini scored one more – but there were just three seconds left.
5-4 final for BWC. Bradley Cooper faced 32 shots for BWC in the win.
The win moves BWC in to a tie with Yale for 2nd place in the standings, just two points behind Shawnigan. BWC have a game in hand on Shawnigan and two on Yale, and have yet to lose a game in regular time.