After losing 4-2 to Delta Hockey Academy in the final of the World Sport School Challenge last weekend, BWC had a chance to redeem themselves with a rematch at Planet Ice Delta this past weekend. But it didn’t happen – in spite of a five goal effort.
Delta Hockey Academy opened the scoring just 1:28 into the first period on a goal from Nick Wilson. On the next shift Brady Lynn responded for BWC to set the stage for the back and forth affair this game would become.
About four minutes later, Delta’s Zefan Pighin took a tripping penalty to give BWC their first power play of the game, and with just 20 seconds left in the penalty, BWC’s Jacob Lacasse capitalized to give the Bruins a brief 2-1 lead.
Akash Bains soon tied things up for Delta, with plus 10 minutes left in the period.
A minute and a half later, BWC would take the lead yet again on a goal from Ben Poisson. And again Delta quickly answered, scoring their final goal of the period with 7:21 left on a goal by Brodi Stuart.
Then, after about four minutes of no scoring, Nolan Welsh gave BWC their final lead of the game on a goal with 3:15 left in the period. After 20 minutes, the score was BWC 4, Delta 3.
In the second period, things died down a tiny bit, as there were only three goals, all coming on the power play from Delta Hockey Academy.
The first goal came from Sean Comrie with Colton Kovich serving a two minute charging penalty. Bradley Ong then scored with Liam Watson-Brawn sitting for two minutes on a slashing call. Brodi Stuart got the third pp and his second of the game when Brady Lynn was called for holding. So after 40 minutes, Delta had a 6-4 lead over the Bruins.
In the third, Delta capitalized on the pp one more time, on a goal by Brendan Budy to extend their lead t0 7-4.
With 14:03 left in the period, Ethan de Jong notched the BWC’s fifth goal. But despite all the time left, there would be no more scoring – 12 was enough.
The 7-5 win made it 11 straight for Delta, and stretched their lead over BWC in the CSSHL standings to four points; however, BWC have two games in hand, so stay tuned.
Delta finished the game, 4 for 6 on the powerplay while BWC scored on one of their three opportunities. Last weekend Delta was 2-6 and BWC 0-6.
Here’s a look at the standings in the CSSHL, U18 prep division at the Christmas Break: