CSSHL – BWC Elite 15 clinch first place in division, two games remaining

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February 27, 2019

CSSHL Update – BWC Elite 15 (26-3-5)

BWC’s Elite 15 team has guaranteed themselves top spot in their division with a pair of wins over the weekend despite not having their top two scorers in the lineup.

Game 1 – February 22 @ Yale (14-19-1)

BWC’s contest against Yale was a tight checking game, with neither team able to get on the scoresheet in the first half of the game.

It wasn’t until the final minute of the second period when Chase Sandhu scored shorthanded to give BWC a 1-0 lead.

Brandon Lisowsky – playing up a division from Bantam Prep – added an insurance marker with 6:59 remaining and that sealed it, BWC went on to win 2-0.

Goalie Tanner Johnson made 24 saves for his first-ever CSSHL shutout in just his seventh game.

Game 2 – February 23 @ St. George’s (21-10-3)

Saturday’s contest started similarly with another scoreless first period.

Lisowsky continued his impressive E-15 showing, scoring the opening goal for the second game in a row in the second period for BWC.

St. George’s Emmett McHardy quickly responded to tie the game, but six minutes later BWC scored a pair of goals in less than a minute to take a 3-1 lead going into the final period.

They shut it down the rest of way to claim a 3-1 win.

Mason Dunsford stopped 28 of 29 shots he faced in goal, and also got an assist on Lisowsky’s goal, the first of the season for the netminder.

This victory guaranteed BWC first place in the Elite 15 division.

Around the league

BWC will play two more games this season but their spot at first is solidified with Delta (25-6-4) three points back with only one more game.

Elite 15 Standings:

TEAM GP W L OTL PTS GF GA DIFF PCT STRK
Burnaby 34 26 3 5 57 170 94 +76 0.838 W2
Delta 35 25 6 4 54 144 82 +62 0.771 W3
Northern Alberta 34 24 7 3 51 162 82 +80 0.750 L3
Rink 34 23 8 3 49 173 94 +79 0.721 W3
Prairie 35 23 12 0 46 132 106 +26 0.657 W3
St. George’s 34 21 10 3 45 131 92 +39 0.662 W1
Edge 34 18 12 4 40 126 101 +25 0.588 W8
OHA Edmonton 34 17 16 1 35 130 131 -1 0.515 L1
Yale 34 14 19 1 29 96 117 -21 0.426 L6
Pacific Coast 34 10 18 5 25 73 143 -70 0.368 L4
Okanagan 34 9 25 0 18 95 161 -66 0.265 L4
Pursuit 34 6 25 3 15 77 200 -123 0.221 L5
West Van 34 6 28 0 12 59 165 -106 0.176 L6

 

BWC Scoring Leaders:

# PLAYER NAME BY P GP G A PTS P/G PP SH GW PIM
11 Matthew Seminoff 03 F 32 19 33 52 1.6 1 0 1 32
18 Michael Abgrall 03 F 27 25 21 46 1.7 7 1 3 35
71 Chase Sandhu 03 F 34 14 32 46 1.4 2 1 3 48
13 Rocco La Cara 03 F 33 17 18 35 1.1 2 1 3 18
34 Jaden Uy 03 F 31 12 17 29 0.9 2 1 3 14
14 Matthew Carniel 03 F 32 11 18 29 0.9 1 0 1 26
59 Josh Wessels 03 D 33 5 21 26 0.8 1 0 1 30
67 Tyler Schweitzer 03 F 34 11 13 24 0.7 4 1 2 6
4 Amran Bhabra 03 D 31 3 19 22 0.7 0 2 0 18
88 Adam Grenier 03 F 23 11 9 20 0.9 0 0 2 14
12 Matthew Campbell 03 D 30 4 16 20 0.7 4 0 0 14
55 Cale Strasky 03 D 34 6 11 17 0.5 3 0 1 12
23 Marcus Taylor 03 D 33 3 14 17 0.5 0 0 0 14
53 Davis Sato 03 F 30 6 10 16 0.5 1 1 1 12
20 William Dudley 03 F 33 5 9 14 0.4 2 0 1 26
2 Luke Roberts 03 D 34 3 11 14 0.4 1 0 1 16
91 Milo Schneidmiller 03 F 21 5 8 13 0.6 2 0 0 10

 

Goalie stats:

  • Dunsford picked up his division-best 16th win of the season vs St. George’s.
  • Johnson recorded his first CSSHL shutout against Yale.
# GOALIE BY GP W L T SO MP GA GAA GSAA SH SA SV%
29 Mason Dunsford 03 22 16 4 2 0 1341 58 2.60 15.14 648 590 0.910
39 Tanner Johnson 03 7 5 2 0 1 421 16 2.28 2.85 167 151 0.904

 

Looking ahead

BWC has two more games before playoffs.

With first place locked up, they can afford to experiment with lines or do whatever they choose to prepare for the postseason.

Their final game is against Delta, their biggest competition, which should be a good test before playoffs.

DATE TIME AWAY HOME LOC
Sat, Mar. 2 5:30P PT Burnaby St. George’s UBC
Sun, Mar. 3 9:30A PT Delta Burnaby Burnaby Winter Club