December 4, 2016
BWC E15 has moved into first place of the Elite 15 division of the Canadian Sports School Hockey League, after posting a 5-1-0 record in November and adding two more wins this past weekend, to make it seven straight wins. BWC are now 14W-3L-3OTL, for 31 points.
The hot streak has pushed the Wildcats past West Van, who had held the #1 spot for several weeks. A big 3-1 (EN) win vs West Van at the end of November is part of the story.
WV is now 13-4-0, 5 points back but have three games in hand.
Delta and Edge round out the top 4 in the first year midget division.
Delta is just one point back of WV with a game in hand, and four games in hand on BWC.
Edge are three points back of Delta.
Yale and Northern Alberta are just one point and two points, respectively, behind Delta.
E15 Weekend Recap – 7 games
(scroll down for current standings – by points and by winning percentage, plus scoring leaders, and goalie stats)
Seven games were on tap last weekend, including the two featuring BWC at Pacific Coast, and three featuring Northern Alberta and Pursuit of Excellence at in Kelowna. Yale played Delta and West Van in the other two games.
Game 1: BWC 4 OT vs Pacific Coast 3
BWC held a 3-1 lead after two in the opener on the Pacific Coast, before the Sea Devils scored twice in the third to sent the game to overtime.
Kahlil Fontana opened the scoring for Pacific Coast on a powerplay just 2:02 into the first, before BWC roared back with three straight.
Ryan Denny evened it up near the end of the first, and then Tyler Schleppe (pp) and Sean Donaldson (from Schleppe) scored in the second.
Grady Nursey and Sean Ramsey (from Nursey) evened it up in the third.
Samuel Huo was the overtime hero, scoring with just 1:13 left to give BWC the win.
BWC held the edge in shots at 44-36, including 6-0 in the OT. Micheal Harroch got the win on 33 saves, while Johnny Derrick took the OTL.
Game 2: BWC 6 – Pacific Coast 2
Game two opened with a scoreless first, and BWC outshooting the Sea Devils 16-7.
Shots were a lot closer in the second (12-11 BWC) but BWC opened a 3-1 lead and then repeated again in the third.
Sean Donaldson (pp) and Samuel Huo scored first, before Timber Lewis scored for Pacific Coast on the pp late in the first. Tristan Fraser restored the two goal advantage with 3:20 in the period.
Shots were again almost even in the third (14-13 PC), but it was again BWC dominating the goal scoring, putting up three before Pacific Coast finished the scoring at 6-2.
Huo scored twice to complete his hat-trick, along with one by Jacob Paler-Chow, in a span of under three minutes to put it away. Kyle Brown got one late to end it 6-2.
Kaeden Freer-Lane got the win 30-32, while Brendan Forman stoped 35-41 for the Sea Devils.
Northern Alberta vs Pursuit of Excellence
North Alberta took the first two in this three game series on the road in Kelowna, 3-1 and 5-3, before PoE bounced back with a big 8-4 win on Sunday.
Game 1: NAX 3 – PoE 1
Northern Alberta jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first in the opening game, before PoE came back with one in the second to finish the scoring at 3-1.
Ethan Mack, Justin Cox and Mitchell Verenck (Mack) scored for NAX, Dace Prymak notched the PoE marker in the second.
Braden Potter got the win on 24 stops. Sean Kanervisto stopped 27.
Game 2: NAX 5 – PoE 3
In the second matchup NAX again jumped out to a big lead, scoring once in the first and three times in the second before PoE got one to make it 4-1 after the second period.
Zach Cunningham scored the first one on a power play (Mack). Then Verenka (Mack), and Jaxen Wyatt (Mack – pp) scored before Yewta Plamondon answered shorthanded for PoE.
PoE then made things interesting – scoring the first two in the third (Remy Aquilon and Luka Kellerhais (Aquilon) to bring it to 4-3, before NAX’s Grayson Stewart finished the scoring with 6:09 left.
Ryan Buchan stopped 32-35 for NAX, while Matthias Smith went 39-44 in 59 minutes for PoE.
Game 3: PoE 8 – NAX 4
PoE opened a 5-0 lead after two periods in the closing game, before NAX woke up with three straight early in the third to a game of it.
PoE eventually bounced back with a single with just 4:26 left to make it 6-4. PoE pulled their tender but gave up two empty netters to close it 8-4.
Brendan Boyle and Yewta Plamondon each scored twice and assisted twice for PoE. Sean Kanervisto got the win with 29 stops.
Braden Potter 14-17 and Ryan Buchan 11-14 shared duties for NAX.
Yale – Delta Home and Home
Game 1: Delta 7 – Yale 5
Both teams scored three in the first. Delta then put up two 2-1 periods to close out the scoring.
The teams traded scoring in the first, with Yale’s Cody Hough scoring first, before Delta’s Ben Ward and Tyus Gent put Delta up by one. Liam Knight and Hough then scored the next two for Yale, and then Corey Cunningham came back to even it at 3-3 after twenty minutes.
Yale’s Jonathan Krahn scored first in the second before Jack Glen and Lukas Svejkovsky (pp) gave Delta a 5-4 lead at the end of two.
Delta then scored the next two on goals from Corson Hopwo (Gent), and Gent (2-2) to open a big 7-4 lead, before Gage Goncalves scored on the pp with 2:36 left to finish it 7-5.
Shots finished 38-24 for Yale.
Game 2: Yale 5 – West Van 2
Yale bounced back Sunday with a solid 5-2 win over West Van to make it a 1-1-0 weekend.
Goncalves and Carter Anderson scored lone goals in the first and second to open a 2-0 lead before West Van’s Cody Savey narrowed it early in the third on a powerplay. Anderson brought it back to 3-1 with his second, before West Van’s Jacob Slipec again narrowed it to 3-2 on second powerplay goal with 14 minutes left.
But that would be as close as West Van would get – Krahn and Jackson Mainse answered to finish the scoring at 5-2 with 6:59 to go.
Mainse notched three helpers as well to finish with 4 points for Yale, Anderson was 2G-A1.
Alex Rolfe got the win with 19 saves, Xavier Cannon stopped 16.
Elite 15 Standings, December 4
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