December 5, 2018
BWC’s Bantam Prep team picked up four out of a possible six points on the weekend, bringing them up to 13-5-1 on the season. Their 27 points has them in a share of the division lead with West Van (13-2-1), though WV has played three less games.
They picked up a 7-3 win over Delta White (2-10-1) on Friday.
BWC doubled them in shots 50-25, scoring three times on the powerplay and one shorthanded goal as well. Brandon Lisowsky had a goal and two assists for three of his team-leading seven points this weekend.
BWC then won 6-4 over a tougher opponent in St. George’s (10-5-0).
They controlled play again in this one with a big advantage in shots once again, and led by as much as 6-1 before St. George’s added three goals late in the third. Lisowsky had another great game, nothing two goals and two assists in this one.
Add in his three assist game in the game vs St. George’s earlier in the year, and Lisowsky now has seven points (2G-5A) in their two meetings this season.
The loss came against Delta Green (11-1-2), the best team in the division in terms of winning percentage, and it was a game BWC had within their grasp.
BWC held a 2-0 lead after the first despite being outshot 16-12 in the period. Merik Erickson was playing sharp in goal and Mats Lindgren and Alex Sandhu scored early for BWC.
A Tyson Dyck goal was sandwiched by two goals for Delta’s leading scorer Mathew Ward, leading to a 3-2 game heading into the third period.
Unfortunately for BWC, Ward completed the hat-trick to tie the game and Delta added two more goals to take a 5-3 win. The game was certainly winnable for BWC though, the only real difference came on the PP where BWC was 1-for-7 while Delta was 3-for-7 with all three of Ward’s goals coming with the man advantage.
The loss means Delta Green is likely to pass BWC in the standings when they have caught up in games played, but this is a team that BWC is very clearly capable of beating. They’ll meet again on January 27.
Bantam Prep standings:
BWC Scoring Stats:
Lisowsky’s big weekend brought him up to 2nd in team scoring and 9th in the division with 29 points. He leads the team with 1.9 points-per-game.
Dyck added three points to his team-leading total of 34. He sits 7th in division scoring.
Jaeger Murdock (#11), Alyandro De Leon (#15) and Lawrence Hu (#19) are all inside the top 20 scorers.
|94||Alyandro De Leon||04||F||19||10||13||23||1.2||2||0||0||10|
Both goalies saw their numbers take a hit after a trio of high scoring games.
That said, they remain among the best in the division statistically.
Kyle Kelsey has the highest save percentage (.919) of any goalie that has played six or more games, and Erickson is third (.915).
Kelsey and Erickson also sit first and third when it comes to GSAA, and Kelsey’s eight wins are tied for the most in the division.
Looking ahead – two weeks off
Having played the most games in the division, BWC will get a well-deserved break, with their next game not coming until December 21.
That contest will be against Yale (10-5-1), who beat BWC 6-2 in their only meeting this season back on October 12.
|Fri, Dec. 21||3:45P PT||Burnaby||Yale||Summit Centre|