October 31, 2018
BWC’s Bantam Varsity squad aced their four-game outing in Calgary last weekend, winning all four games with ease.
The team started with an 11-2 win over Edge, led by a six point game (two goals, four assists) by Ryden Evers, double what he had in the previous four games combined.
BWC scored six times in the first period, and averaged over a shot-per-minute with 67 total in the game.
Their next opponent was IHA (3-9-0) in a Saturday morning game, which BWC won 9-0, outshooting IHA 65-17. Benjamin van der Tas picked up the shutout for Burnaby, while Tyler Chan, Jeevan Phangura, and Maxwell Chakrabarti all had three points.
Later on Saturday they beat Okanagan (4-2-1) 5-2 in what was their closest game of the weekend. Phangura led the way with another three-point game. Dylan Emerson, Tristan Taylor, and William Huo each had two points.
BWC put an exclamation point on a fantastic weekend with a 17-1 victory over Pursuit (2-8-1) on Sunday. Every single player on BWC had at least one point in the game, which is something that rarely, if ever, happens. Jordan Luk had the most with six; Phangura, Emerson, and Huo all had five; and Taylor, Tyler Tse, and Luca Primerano each had four points.
The four wins moved Burnaby up to 2nd place in the Bantam Varsity Division, four points behind West Van (9-0-0) with one game in hand. They lead the division in goals for (63, tied with West Van) and goals against (15), and thus also have the best goal differential at +48.
Edge (3-4-1) has plummeted down the standings after winning their first three games of the season. Meanwhile St. George’s (3-6-0) are on the up, having won three in a row after starting the season 0-6-0.
- Depth scoring isn’t an issue for BWC; every forward on the team is scoring at least one point-per-game on average.
- Chan still leads the team with 20 points; he’s 2nd in the division in points, 1st in points-per-game and 1st in assists.
- Primerano had six goals on the weekend; he’s 2nd in the division with 12 in only 8 games.
- Van der Tas now leads the division in both save percentage (.948%) and GAA (1.30) in four games played.
|70||Benjamin van der Tas||05||4||4||0||0||1||230||5||1.30||6.33||97||92||0.948|
Up next – two games this weekend
BWC plays a pair of games in the first weekend of November. It starts with St. George’s (3-6-0) on Saturday, a team that has won their last three games. BWC beat them 6-1 in their first meeting this season. Burnaby then takes on Delta (5-4-1), who they also scored six goals on in their first meeting, in what was a 6-2 win on October 20th.
The highly anticipated West Van vs BWC matchup won’t happen until December 9th (they meet again less than a week later, on December 15th).
Schedule for the month:
|Sat, Nov. 3||5:30P PT||Burnaby||St. George’s||UBC|
|Sun, Nov. 4||9:30A PT||Delta||Burnaby||BWC|
|Sat, Nov. 17||8:00A PT||Edge||Burnaby||Okanagan TC|
|Sat, Nov. 17||5:00P PT||Burnaby||IHA||Memorial Arena|
|Sun, Nov. 18||10:30A PT||Okanagan||Burnaby||Okanagan HTC|
|Sat, Nov. 24||5:30P PT||Burnaby||St. George’s||UBC|
|Fri, Nov. 30||1:00P PT||Burnaby||Pursuit||Summit Centre|