BWC’s U-18 team had a huge game against Shawnigan Lake this weekend posting a 6-3 win to move in to a tie for first place, with two games in hand.
BWC knew that in order to win, there would be no time for a feeling out process. They had to jump on Shawnigan right from puck drop and that’s exactly what they did.
Evan Walls opened the scoring just 24 seconds in to the game on a goal assisted by Angus Crookshank and Devon Purhar. Almost exactly four minutes later, Justin Lee would extend the lead to two.
Perhaps the biggest goal of the period came at the 10 minute mark. With Brady Lynn in the box for slashing and BWC on the penalty kill Aidan Bar-Lev-Wise was able to beat Merek Pipes for BWC’s third goal on just four shots. The move would send Pipes to the bench and bring in backup Cael Halvorsen.
Halvorsen would stop everything that came his way for the remainder of the first period and over half of the second period before BWC would strike again.
With Triston Lebrun in the box for high-sticking, BWC was given the perfect opportunity to extend the lead. Just fifteen seconds in to the powerplay, Nathan Pelletier would get one past Halvorsen to put BWC up 4-0.
Three minutes later, Shawnigan would start to mount a comeback as Noah Crumb beat Nico Lopes to get the team on the board. Two minutes later, Ben Berard would get Shawnigan within two with a powerplay goal as Shawnigan looked to make a game of it.
21 seconds in to the third, BWC would score their 2nd powerplay goal of the game and the 2nd goal to get past Halvorsen as Nolan Welsh put the team up 5-2.
Shawnigan would get back within two with a powerplay goal of their own just a few minutes later as Jackson Doucet put the puck past Lopes.
But that would be as close as they would get as Ben Poisson would seal the win with 11:29 left in the third as BWC beat Shawnigan 6-3. The win means BWC moves in to a tie for first atop the CSSHL standings with 28 points.
Here are U18 standings after the weekend: