March 24, 2018
The Burnaby Winter Club Peewees carried through with their winning ways at the Provincial Playoffs in Prince George this week, posting a 5-0-1 record, to capture another BC Provincial Championship title.
BWC came into the Provincials carrying a 6-0-0 record out of the PCAHA playoffs, and were accompanied by the #2 PCAHA team, Semiahmoo, who ended up finishing fourth.
BWC faced off against Vancouver Island champion, Victoria Racquet Club, in the final, winning 5-2. The two had met in their first game of the round robin series on March 19, with BWC prevailing 2-1.
BWC’s toughest challenge came from Kamloops, who tied the Bruins 2-2, in game 4 on March 21. Semiahmoo also battled BWC hard, losing 3-2 in the 8:00 AM game March 22. The final got underway at 7:30 PM later that evening.
BWC finished with the best GF-GA record, at 26-9, +17. Kamloops were next with a 27-17, +10 record, Semi were 27-18, +9.
The win makes it the seventh title in the past 10 years for BWC. Abbotsford won last year, NSWC in 2011-2012, and Kamloops in 2008-2009.
|Burnaby Winter Club||6||5||0||1||11|
|Victoria Racquet Club||6||3||2||1||7|
Top 4 Records:
|BWC 5-0-1, 11 pts|
|GF vs GA||26||9||17|
|VRC 3-2-1, 7 pts|
|GF vs GA||22||19||3|
|Kamloops, 3-1-1, 7 pts|
|GF vs GA||27||17||10|
|Semiahmoo, 2-3-0, 4 pts|
|GF vs GA||27||18||9|
Recap Peewee Tier 1 PCAHA Playoffs –
March 8, 2018
BWC go undefeated in Playoffs, 6-0-0; 34GF-3GA, +31
BWC Peewee A1 came into the playoffs as the #1 ranked team in the Lower Mainland, putting up 18-1-1 with 18 sporties, for 55 points in the regular season, on 95 GF vs 18 GA.
In the regular season, their toughest competition came from Langley (2-1 and 3-3 and 6-4) who finished #4, but were downed by #5 Seafair in three games in round two.
BWC rolled through the first two rounds of the playoffs, defeating #16 Burnaby Minor 8-2 in Round 1, and Chilliwack 8-0 and 6-0 in Round 2 before advancing to the Final 4.
In the Final 4, BWC won their opener 3-1 vs Seafair; then downed #3 Semiahmoo 8-0 before battling #2 NSWC to a 1-0 decision in the final game, to clinch the banner.
Semiahmoo finish 2nd 1n tie breaker, 4-1-3, 34GF-27 GA, +7
Semiahmoo finished the regular season #3, with a 16-4-0 record. Although they had posted a slightly better regular season win-loss record than #2 NSWC, two more sportsmanship points for NSWC moved them one point up on Semi into the #2 seed.
Semi needed two games to move through Round 1, after tying #14 Richmond 5-5 in game one, and then advancing with a 6-1 win in game two. In Round 2, vs #6 Surrey, Semi opened with a 6-1 win, lost game two 4-2, and then closed with another 6-1 win, to advance to the Final 4.
In the Final 4, Semi lost their first two games, 4-3 to NSWC and 8-0 to BWC, before downing Seafair 6-4 in the final game, which created a three-way tie for second place.
Although Semi finished the round robin with the worst GF-GA record at 9-16 (-7), vs Seafair at 10-13 (-3), and North Shore 8-9 (-1); in the tie breaker only results vs tied teams count.
As tied teams winning percentage was all the same, the second determining factor, goals for, came into play.
This relegated NSWC with 8 GF to fourth place. Semi then advanced vs Seafair on their head to head win.
Seafair finish 3rd in tie-breaker, 4-3-0, 33GF-24GA, +9
Seafair finished the regular season as the #5 team, with a record of 13-7-0, two losses behind Langley, who finished 13-5-2.
Seafair blew by #12 South Delta in the opening round, and then edged Langley in a three game second round battle, winning 5-4, losing 6-1 and then bouncing back with a 4-2 in game three.
In the Final 4, Seafair lost their opener 3-1 to BWC, then downed NSWC 5-4, before falling to Semiahmoo 6-4 in the final game.
With a 9GF-10GA record in the tie breaker, vs NSWC’s 8GF-9GA, Seafair finished ahead of the Winterhawks on the second tie-breaker, most goals.
This meant their loss vs Semi then came into play, relegating the Islanders to third place.
NSWC finish 4th in tie-breaker, 4-2-0, 48GF-14GA, +34
As noted above NSWC finished one point up on Semiahmoo in the regular season, with 15-4-1-19, 50 pts – in the second seed, on the basis of having posted two more sportsmanship points.
NSWC lost both regular season games to Semi, 4-2 in December, and 3-2 in January. The Winterhawks also lost both outings vs BWC, 3-1 in November and 6-3 in December, and tied Langley 1-1 in their only matchup, to finish with a 15-4-1 record.
They won both their games vs Seafair, 5-0 on December 1 and 5-2 in their final regular season game.
In the first two rounds of the playoffs, NSWC dominated its opponents, starting with a 17-0 win vs #15 North Vancouver; and then with 12-2 and 11-3 wins vs #8 Ridge Meadows.
In the Final 4, North Shore started with a 4-3 win over Semi, and then lost 5-4 to Seafair, to set up the classic #1 vs #2 matchup on Sunday vs BWC.
Unfortunately for NSWC, they fell one goal shy of advancing to the Provincials, after BWC posted a 1-0 win. A tie would have delivered the #2 seed.