CSSHL – BWC Bantam Varsity gain ground on West Van with 5-4 W

in Other News, regular season

January 29, 2019

Bantam Varsity update – 5-4W vs West Van closes the gap

BWC’s Bantam Varsity team won twice last weekend, including a huge win over West Van (20-2-1), who are first in the division.

Game 1

January 26th was the busiest day for the CSSHL this season with 36 teams in action, but the game between BWC and West Van may have been the best of them all.

West Van opened the scoring early on a goal from Ethan Rosenoff, but Tyler Chan and Andrew Casellato responded to give BWC a 2-1 lead after the first period.

West Van tied it again before BWC responded with another pair to go up 4-2.

The power play was not good for BWC in this game as they went 0-for-7 and allowed a shorthanded goal early in the third period, allowing West Van within a goal.

Chan would show why he’s the team’s leading scorer with his 2nd goal of the game (this time unassisted) to restore the two-goal lead. West Van scored once more with six minutes left but goalie Charlie Tritt and the rest of BWC were able to hold down the fort for the crucial win.

Tritt made 31 saves in the game, while Chan (2G-1A) led all skaters with three points in the game.

Game 2

Coming off the high of defeating the top team, BWC dominated St. George’s 8-1 in their game the next day.

The game was never really in question; BWC led 3-1 after the first and continued to stretch the lead.

Chan (1G, 4A) was dominant once again, putting up five points for a total of eight points last weekend.

Benjamin van der Tas had a strong game in goal for BWC, stopping 18 of the 19 shots he faced.

Around the league

This was a big weekend for BWC in the standings. Having lost both matchups against West Van in December, the win on Saturday kept them within reach of top spot.

BWC currently sits third in the Bantam Varsity division but will likely pass Yale (19-5-0) once they catch up in games played.

BWC is five points behind West Van with one game in hand, which is a much better position than they were looking at before last weekend.

The two teams will meet one more time – in the final game of the season on March 3rd, and that could very well determine the top team in the division.

 

TEAM GP W L OTL PTS GF GA DIFF PCT STRK
West Van 23 20 2 1 41 161 53 +108 0.891 L2
Yale 24 19 5 0 38 129 59 +70 0.792 W6
Burnaby 22 18 4 0 36 151 52 +99 0.818 W2
Delta 23 11 9 3 25 102 85 +17 0.543 L3
St. George’s 24 11 12 1 23 94 113 -19 0.479 L1
Okanagan 19 9 8 2 20 63 67 -4 0.526 W4
Edge 20 5 14 1 11 57 117 -60 0.275 W2
Pursuit 25 5 19 1 11 64 145 -81 0.220 L4
IHA 22 3 19 0 6 20 150 -130 0.136 L14

 

BWC Leading Scorers:

 

  • Chan had eight points in the two weekend games. He had temporarily been displaced as the top scorer in the Bantam Varsity division but is once again in top spot with 57 points – four ahead of West Van’s Andrew Lacroix.
  • Every forward on BWC has at least 20 points, an amazing stat that no other Bantam Varsity team comes close to matching.
# PLAYER NAME BY P GP G A PTS P/G PP SH GW PIM
23 Tyler Chan 05 F 22 21 36 57 2.6 1 0 7 12
18 Jagjeevan Phangura 04 F 22 19 16 35 1.6 3 0 2 28
19 Luca Primerano 05 F 22 16 18 34 1.5 2 0 0 8
93 Andrew Casellato 04 F 22 17 13 30 1.4 2 1 1 12
98 Dylan Emerson 05 F 22 5 23 28 1.3 0 0 2 12
53 Jordan Luk 05 F 22 5 21 26 1.2 1 0 0 2
4 Ryden Evers 05 F 22 7 18 25 1.1 0 1 0 0
12 William Huo 05 F 22 8 16 24 1.1 0 0 0 0
17 David Adaszynski 05 F 22 18 4 22 1 0 1 3 12
13 Tyler Tse 05 F 22 12 9 21 1 2 0 0 2
91 Luke Mongrain 04 F 22 6 14 20 0.9 0 0 1 28
88 Maxwell Chakrabarti 05 D 22 3 15 18 0.8 0 0 0 2
6 Kai Adano 05 D 20 4 11 15 0.8 0 1 0 12
14 Braeden Wynne 04 D 22 4 11 15 0.7 0 0 0 14
11 Luke Ashton 05 D 22 1 14 15 0.7 0 0 0 2
71 Tristan Taylor 04 D 22 3 11 14 0.6 0 0 1 40
2 Zachary Wheatley 05 D 20 1 5 6 0.3 0 0 0 21

 

Goalie stats:

 

  • Both BWC goalies added a win to their total and continue to have identical 9-2-0 records.
  • van der Tas ranks 2nd in GAA with 2.12 and 4th in SV% with a .906.
# GOALIE BY GP W L T SO MP GA GAA GSAA SH SA SV%
70 Benjamin van der Tas 05 12 9 2 0 2 622 22 2.12 4.50 233 211 0.906
51 Charlie Tritt 05 14 9 2 0 0 697 29 2.50 -0.34 252 223 0.885

 

Looking ahead – six games in February

BWC plays six games in February, with the first two being crucial games against Yale. BWC is 2-1 vs Yale this season.

After that, BWC plays Delta (11-9-3), Okanagan (9-8-2), Pursuit (5-19-1) and Edge (5-14-1).

The only team that has caused BWC any trouble this year is Delta, who won 4-2 in November. BWC had previously beaten them 6-2 back in October.

DATE TIME AWAY HOME LOC
Wed, Feb. 6 7:00P PT Burnaby Yale Summit Centre
Sat, Feb. 9 8:00P PT Burnaby Yale Summit Centre
Sun, Feb. 10 4:15P PT Delta Burnaby Burnaby Winter Club
Fri, Feb. 22 5:30P PT* Burnaby Okanagan WinSport
Sat, Feb. 23 9:45A PT* Pursuit Burnaby WinSport
Sun, Feb. 24 7:00A PT* Edge Burnaby WinSport

 * indicates time changed from Mountain Time (MT) to Pacific Time (PT)