CSSHL Bantam Prep Standings – Week 12 – WV, BWC tied for 1st; Delta Green up to 3rd

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CSSHL Bantam Prep: West Van Warriors & BWC leading, Delta Green in hot pursuit

December 2, 2018

West Van (13-2-1) remains at the top of the Bantam Prep division. They gone 3-0-1 since last our last report two weeks ago, downing #2 Burnaby 5-0, #5 St. George’s 4-3, and #10 Okanagan 7-3, but losing 4-3 in a shootout to #13 Delta White on November 10. West Van outshot Delta W 34-18 in the game..

Connor Bedard continues to lead things for West Van, he’s posted a breakneck 36 goals in 16 games, a third of the goals for the entire West Van team (36/108).

With 108 GF and only 44 against, West Van has the best goal differential by a fair margin at +64, and are the team to beat in Bantam Prep at the moment.

 

BWC (13-5-1) is even in points with West Van, but they’ve played three more games. They have posted  3-2-0 since last update – and both losses were key games.

Despite getting wins against Shawnigan, Delta White, and St. George’s, BWC lost their two most important games (5-0 vs #1 WV on November 25, and 5-3 vs #3 Delta Green, on Saturday).

BWC has benefited from a balanced offence (seven players at 1.0 PPG or more) led by Tyson Dyck (15G-19A-34P). They’ve also gotten good goaltending from both Kyle Kelsey and Merik Erickson.

 

Delta Green (11-1-2) went 3-0-0 last week, and have now won eight straight games, jumping ahead of St. George’s in the standings and into the top-3 teams. They will likely continue to climb as they still have games in hand on both teams above them.

Delta Green beat Delta White and Yale, but the biggest win was the 5-3 victory against BWC on Saturday that put them in prime position to leapfrog past BWC in the standings once they have played their games in hand.

Delta Green have the highest winning percentage (.857) but only the fourth-best goal differential (+38), suggesting they don’t blow out opponents as often as their fellow top teams, but they find a way to win almost every game.

 

Yale (10-5-1) is up to fourth in the division, having made up some of the games in hand since our previous report. They went 2-3-1 in the last four weeks, getting wins over Shawnigan and Northern Alberta. They took tough losses against Rink, Edge, and OHA Edmonton, who are all within striking distance below them in the standings.

Yale good depth scoring depth – similar to BWC, with seven players averaging a point-per-game pace or better. They also have allowed the second-fewest goals against of any team.

 

St. George’s (10-5-0) was in a three-way tie for the division lead last month but has dropped all the way to 5th with 20 points, 7 back of the leaders.

They played just twice this past month, losing 4-3 to WV and 6-4 to BWC, the two teams they were tied with four weeks ago. Those losses proved significant in the standings, but St. George’s are still very much in the thick of things with plenty of time left in the season.

Thomas Tien (17G-19A-36P) and Connor Levis (14G-20A-34P) continue to carry the offense for St. George’s.

 

OHA Edmonton (9-5-0) and Rink (8-3-1) have both closed the gap on the top five.

OHA have won their last four games, while Rink is 6-2-0 in their last eight games.

 

Full Bantam Prep Standings:

TEAM GP W L OTL PTS GF GA DIFF PCT STRK
West Van 16 13 2 1 27 108 44 +64 0.844 W3
Burnaby 19 13 5 1 27 106 56 +50 0.711 L1
Delta Green 14 11 1 2 24 93 55 +38 0.857 W8
Yale 16 10 5 1 21 87 41 +46 0.656 L2
St. George’s 15 10 5 0 20 76 53 +23 0.667 L2
OHA Edmonton 14 9 5 0 18 75 47 +28 0.643 W4
Rink 12 8 3 1 17 55 32 +23 0.708 W2
Edge 14 6 7 1 13 49 60 -11 0.464 L1
Notre Dame 14 5 6 3 13 49 63 -14 0.464 L2
Okanagan 11 6 5 0 12 42 43 -1 0.545 L1
Pacific Coast 14 6 8 0 12 48 83 -35 0.429 W2
Northern Alberta 14 6 8 0 12 56 56 0 0.429 L2
Delta White 13 2 10 1 5 29 75 -46 0.192 L2
Pursuit 15 2 13 0 4 30 113 -83 0.133 W1
Shawnigan 13 0 13 0 0 21 103 -82 0.000 L13

 

Scoring leaders

 

Bedard (36G-15A) continues to run away with the scoring race. His 51 points are ten more than 2nd place, which belongs to fellow WV forward Fraser Minten (9G-32A).

Koehn Ziemmer (21G-17A) has stormed into the top three scorers after putting up 18 points in his past five games, now with 38 total on the season.

Five other players have at least 30 points: West Van’s Andrej Kovacevic (17G-20A), St. George’s Tien (17G-19A) and Levis (14G-20A), BWC’s Tyson Dyck (15G-19A) and Delta Green’s Mathew Ward (13G-17A).

Keaton Dowhaniuk (6G-17A) leads all defencemen in the Bantam Prep division with 23 points.

Top 20 Scorers:

PLAYER # P BY TEAM GP G A PTS P/G PPG PPA SHG SHA GW PIM
1 Connor Bedard 98 F 05 West Van 16 36 15 51 3.2 7 1 3 0 4 12
2 Fraser Minten 40 F 04 West Van 16 9 32 41 2.6 1 7 0 1 0 8
3 Koehn Ziemmer 13 F 04 OHA Edmonton 14 21 17 38 2.7 5 7 3 0 3 4
4 Andrej Kovacevic 65 F 04 West Van 16 17 20 37 2.3 2 5 0 0 2 14
5 Thomas Tien 20 F 04 St. George’s 15 17 19 36 2.4 5 11 2 0 3 10
6 Tyson Dyck 40 F 04 Burnaby 19 15 19 34 1.8 5 4 0 0 1 10
7 Connor Levis 26 F 04 St. George’s 14 14 20 34 2.4 4 14 0 0 1 8
8 Mathew Ward 10 F 04 Delta Green 14 13 17 30 2.1 4 2 2 0 0 16
9 Brandon Lisowsky 8 F 04 Burnaby 16 19 10 29 1.8 1 2 1 0 2 20
10 Bowden Singleton 19 F 04 Northern Alberta 14 18 10 28 2 2 2 2 1 2 24
11 Jaeger Murdock 81 F 04 Burnaby 19 13 14 27 1.4 4 6 0 0 2 18
12 Hayden Smith 22 F 04 Yale 16 13 13 26 1.6 0 3 3 2 3 6
13 Tanner Scott 9 F 04 OHA Edmonton 14 10 15 25 1.8 3 3 0 1 1 6
14 Kyle Chyzowski 16 F 04 Delta Green 14 8 16 24 1.7 1 4 0 0 0 20
15 Alyandro De Leon 94 F 04 Burnaby 19 10 13 23 1.2 2 2 0 0 0 10
16 Cameron Johnson 21 F 04 St. George’s 15 8 15 23 1.5 3 6 0 0 2 16
17 Keaton Dowhaniuk 5 D 04 OHA Edmonton 14 6 17 23 1.6 2 5 0 2 1 28
18 Ben Thornton 14 F 04 Yale 16 5 18 23 1.4 1 3 1 1 0 10
19 Brayden Schuurman 19 F 04 Yale 15 14 8 22 1.5 3 1 1 1 1 20
20 Lawrence Hu 7 F 04 Burnaby 17 13 9 22 1.3 3 1 0 1 3 6

 

Goalie leaders

 

Goalie numbers have taken a hit over the last month. Kyle Kelsey leads all starters with a .919 SV% and 2.35 GAA for BWC. His eight wins is also first in the division.

Ethan Beunaventura has the highest save percentage at .955 SV%, but has played in just five games this season. Given his exceptional numbers though, expect him to get more starts as the season progresses.

Justen Maric rounds out the top three with a 7-1 record, .918 SV% and 2.34 GAA.

Top 10 Goaltenders:

GOALIE TEAM GP W L T SO MP GA GAA GSAA SH SA SV%
1 Ethan Bueneventura Rink 5 5 0 0 0 300 7 1.40 11.11 154 147 0.955
2 Kyle Kelsey Burnaby 10 8 2 0 0 562 22 2.35 10.10 273 251 0.919
3 Justen Maric OHA Edmonton 9 7 1 0 1 462 18 2.34 7.75 219 201 0.918
4 Ben Grahame Yale 8 7 1 0 1 456 14 1.84 4.34 156 142 0.910
5 Jaiden Sharma St. George’s 9 5 3 0 0 517 32 3.71 9.86 356 324 0.910
6 Damon Cunningham Northern Alberta 9 4 4 0 0 482 27 3.36 7.69 295 268 0.908
7 Daniel Hauser Edge 10 3 6 0 0 547 29 3.18 7.69 312 283 0.907
8 Conor Smith West Van 9 6 1 0 1 520 19 2.19 4.52 200 181 0.905
9 Taje Gill St. George’s 7 5 2 0 0 363 21 3.47 4.05 213 192 0.901
10 Austin Elliott Notre Dame 8 4 4 0 1 478 30 3.77 5.75 304 274 0.901