December 10, 2018
CSSHL E15 Update – 5-2 win vs West Van
The Elite 15 squad for Burnaby Winter Club is up to 21-1-1 this season after a 5-2 win over West Van (5-19-0) on Saturday.
Chase Sandhu opened the scoring and added two assists to tie for the team lead with three points in the game. Josh Wessels also had three points, all assists.
Michael Abgrall scored two goals, while Matthew Seminoff had a goal and an assist to take sole possession of the E-15 scoring race.
It was the first game for new backup goalie Tanner Johnson, who made 16 saves in his first win with BWC.
BWC holds an eight point lead over Northern Alberta (17-4-1) who sit second with 35 points and have a game in hand.
The 132 goals scored by BWC is the most in the division, 22 more than NAX.
Two players from the team, Seminoff and Abgrall have just been selected to play for the U16 Team BC at the Canada Winter Games, to be held in Red Deer, February 16-22.
Elite 15 standings:
BWC Scoring Leaders:
- Seminoff leads the division with 40 points (16G-24A) after scoring a goal and assist against West Van.
- Sandhu had a three-point game to move into third-place in division scoring.
- Abgrall is right behind as the fourth-highest scorer in the division, he has 34 points in only 20 games.
- Three assists for Wessels makes him the highest-scoring defenceman in the division with 20 points.
- Matthew Carniel (#14) and Rocco La Cara (#16) also crack the top-20 scorers.
|13||Rocco La Cara||03||F||22||11||13||24||1.1||2||0||2||12|
- Tanner Johnson picked up his first win in his first game with the BWC Elite 15 team, stopping 16 of 18 shots against West Van.
Looking ahead – four games in Edmonton
BWC will have to stay sharp to keep their win streak in tact. Three of their four opponents on the weekend are in the top four in the standings, and all four are above .500.
They’ll face NAX first, a team they beat 3-1 in their only other meeting this season.
They play Edge (8-7-3) first on Saturday, who have given BWC two tough games this season. BWC won 2-1 and 4-3 via shootout in their matchups.
Rink (12-7-2) is the second opponent on Saturday. BWC beat them 9-8 and 5-3 in their two meetings.
Finally, they take on Prairie (12-7-0) on Sunday, a team BWC beat by a narrow 4-3 score back in October.
|Fri, Dec. 14||2:30P MT||Burnaby||Northern Alberta||River Cree Twin Rinks|
|Sat, Dec. 15||8:00A MT||Edge||Burnaby||River Cree Twin Rinks|
|Sat, Dec. 15||8:00P MT||Burnaby||Rink||River Cree Twin Rinks|
|Sun, Dec. 16||11:15A MT||Prairie||Burnaby||River Cree Twin Rinks|