January 16, 2018
BWC’s Bantam Prep team have played just two league games since we last checked on the team in early December – a pair of key games against #4 Yale (12-5-3).
Game 1 – December 21
In their final game of 2018, BWC hit the road to face Yale in a battle for the #3 spot.
After a scoreless first, where Yale outshot BWC 21-10, BWC jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second period thanks to goals by Jaegar Murdock and Brandon Lisowsky.
Yale’s Ben Feenan narrowed it to 2-1 with 4:46 left in the period, but Evan Fedele quickly added a goal to put BWC up by two again. But the second period scoring wasn’t over.
With one second left, Yale’s Brayden Edwards scored on the powerplay to make it 3-2 heading into the final frame. Shots finished 13-9 for Yale.
Midway through the third BWC’s Antonio Conte restored BWC’s two goal lead.
But again Yale dug in and fought back, scoring two quick goals – from Hayden Smith with 7:12 to go, and from Edwards again, just 13 seconds later, to tie it up and force OT.
It was a quick OT. BWC’s team-leading scorer, Tyson Dyck scored just 32 seconds in, to clinch it.
BWC’s goalie Merik Erickson had a big workload, making 41 saves to get the win – including 21 in the first period.
BWC fired 26 shots on Yale’s Kolby Hay.
Advantage 1 point to BWC.
Game 2 – January 12
The rubber match went at BWC Saturday, January 12., and again OT was required to determine a winner.
Once again BWC jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, on a goal by Alyandro De Leon just 1:01 into the game, and then 2:36 later on a power play marker by Brandon Lisowsky.
But again Yale quickly stormed back – this time with three quick unanswered goals to give them a 3-2 lead after the first period. Yale goals came from Feenan, Grayden Siepman and Ben Thornton.
Shots were 14 apiece.
In the second, BWC struck quickly again, just 53 seconds in, on a marker from Lisowsky, and then again about five and half minutes later, on a goal from Fedele – 4-3 BWC, after twenty.
Shots were 14-12 Yale in the period.
But again there was no quit in Yale.
Late in the frame, Edwards tied it up to force OT again.
This time it was Yale – winning on a Hayden Smith goal 1:20 into the extra period.
Yale outshot BWC 45-36, goalie Kyle Kelsey had 40 saves to get BWC a point in the game.
Hay came in in relief for Yale, stopping 15 of 15 over 34:43.
Advantage 1 point Yale – for a no decision over the two games.
BWC is now 14-5-2 on the season, third in the division, three points behind #2 West Van (16-2-1) and four points back of #1 Delta Green, who have just 1L and 2OTL. in 19 games. BWC remain three points ahead of Yale.
Bantam Prep standings: January 16, 2019
BWC Scoring Stats:
- Lisowsky (3G-2A) had five points in the two games vs Yale. He’s now just one point behind Dyck for the team lead.
- Mats Lindgren picked up three assists in the last two games, his 21 points is the most among BWC defencemen.
- Dyck (8), Lisowsky (9), and Murdock (18) are all in the top 20 Bantam Prep scorers.
|94||Alyandro De Leon||04||F||21||11||14||25||1.2||2||0||0||10|
- Kelsey and Erickson both faced over 40 shots in their last start.
- Their save percentages rank third and fourth respectively in the division.
- They are the only tandem in which both goalies have a SV% above .900.
The Bantam Preps have next week off, with their next game not until January 27.
It will be an important contest, BWC takes on the top-seeded Delta Green (16-1-2).
Delta won the only other meeting between these teams, 5-3 on December 1.
After that, the team will play seven games in February, and one on March 2, to end the regular season.
|Sun, Jan. 27||8:45A PT||Burnaby||Delta Green||Planet Ice Delta|