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March 4, 2019

CSSHL Update – BWC Midget Prep (30-4-2) – finish 1st in division

BWC’s Midget Preps wrapped up their season on the weekend and managed to make the improbable comeback and take first place away from Shawnigan Lake (30-5-1) in what has been a season-long battle at the top of the standings.

Shawnigan had led the league from the start of the season, and Burnaby needed all four possible points on the weekend to work the miracle, plus some help from cross-town rival, #6 Delta, who were playing in Shawnigan in a two games series, Saturday and Sunday.

Both things happened.

First, BWC got their four points, Friday and Saturday afternoon at home vs #10 Yale – though in shaky fashion. Then, a couple of hours later Delta played giant killer, and downed Shawnigan 4-2, and BWC were on top with the regular season banner.

Even though Shawnigan bounced back Sunday with a 3-2 win, it was too late, BWC had prevailed, finishing first by a single point, on their last game of the season.

Game 1 – Friday, March 1 vs Yale (14-19-3)

Things got dicey early on. Despite BWC outshooting Yale 28-9 in the first period, it was Yale with a 2-0 lead after twenty, on goals from Jake Chiasson and Kaden Katelnikoff.

BWC charged back to tie it up in the second on markers from Mattias Hohlweg and Dylan Hewlett. Shots again were very one-sided, 22-3, with Yale’s Simi Gill posting 48 saves after 40 minutes.

BWC’s Daniel Juca broke the tie about eight minutes into the third period and BWC held on to take the big win.

Yale bounced back in the third, outshooting BWC 19-17 in the frame.

Thomas Milic stopped 29 of 31 shots. Gill finished with 64 saves on 67 shots.

Yale were 1 for 5 on the power play, BWC went 0 for 3.

 

Game 2 – March 2 vs Yale, 5:30 PM

With the Shawnigan-Delta game on at 7:00 PM, BWC knew they’d have to win this one would to have a shot at first place in the Midget Prep division.

Going in, BWC had 60 points, with two more possible and Shawnigan had 59, with four more possible, with the two Delta games to play.

This time out, it was Yale outshooting BWC 17-11 early but Thomas Milic stopped them all, and BWC’s Dylan Hewlett scored with 6:26 to go, to give BWC a 1-0 lead going into the middle frame.

Yale again held the shot advantage in the second, 10-9, but BWC’s Daniel Juca would score to make it 2-0 at the end of the second.

Yale’s Lucas Ortega made it 2-1 midway through the third, to set up a tense finish.

Brett Pfoh eventually scored an empty netter, with 43 second to go, to seal the deal for BWC.

Milic was a difference-maker in goal for BWC, making 38 saves for his 15th and final win of the regular season.

Liam Vanderkool stopped 32 of 34 for Yale.

 

Playoffs – start Wednesday, March 13

BWC finish the season 30-4-2 and have put themselves in the best position possible at the top of the division.

They enter the playoffs on fire too, having not lost since December 15 – an 11 game winning streak.

BWC will playoff in the Midget Prep Pool A division, with #2 Shawnigan and the 7 through 10 seeds; Rink, West Van, OHA Red, and Yale.

They’ll meet OHA Red, March 13 at 1:15 at the OHTC in Penticton, then play Rink in Summerland at 10:15 on March 14, and then West Van, Friday March 15, back at the OHTC in the preliminary round.

Pool B will include the 3-6 seeds, Edge, NAX, OHA Edmonton, and Delta.

 

CSSHL Midget Prep standings:

TEAM GP W L OTL PTS GF GA DIFF PCT STRK
Burnaby 36 30 4 2 62 193 86 +107 0.861 W11
Shawnigan 36 30 5 1 61 178 76 +102 0.847 W1
Edge 36 28 4 4 60 163 62 +101 0.833 W1
Northern Alberta 36 25 8 2 52 204 78 +126 0.722 W3
OHA Edmonton 36 25 10 1 51 173 110 +63 0.708 L1
Delta 36 23 10 3 49 165 124 +41 0.681 L1
Rink 36 22 12 2 46 169 102 +67 0.639 W2
West Van 36 20 15 1 41 126 124 +2 0.569 W3
Okanagan Red 36 14 18 4 32 101 105 -4 0.444 W4
Yale 36 14 19 3 31 130 170 -40 0.431 W1
IHA 36 14 21 1 29 124 162 -38 0.403 L3
Pursuit 36 10 22 4 24 90 142 -52 0.333 L6
Pacific Coast 36 9 26 1 19 133 205 -72 0.264 L7
Okanagan White 36 4 31 1 9 64 185 -121 0.125 L13
Banff 36 2 32 2 6 56 338 -282 0.083 L5

 

BWC Scoring Leaders:

 

  • Caedan Bankier led all BWC skaters in goals and points. His 53 points was 16th-best in the division, his 27 goals were 7th-most.
  • Deepkaran Hans finished second in team scoring. His 48 points put him 17th in the division.
  • Brendan Wang was 11th in the league for assists (35) and 2nd among all defencemen for points.

 

# PLAYER NAME BY P GP G A PTS P/G PP SH GW PIM
19 Caedan Bankier 03 F 32 27 26 53 1.7 4 3 3 22
16 Deepkaran Hans 02 F 33 14 34 48 1.5 5 3 2 46
21 Finlay Williams 03 F 32 12 30 42 1.3 6 0 0 18
22 Brendan Wang 02 D 35 6 35 41 1.2 3 0 1 34
72 Brett Pfoh 02 C 34 19 18 37 1.1 3 2 3 45
74 Jacob Paler-Chow 01 F 33 19 13 32 1 3 0 3 20
10 Mattias Hohlweg 02 F 36 18 14 32 0.9 5 1 4 40
78 Skyler Cameron 02 D 34 6 25 31 0.9 5 0 2 24
9 Daniel Juca 02 F 33 13 17 30 0.9 2 0 3 46
86 Carter Cochrane 02 F 33 10 16 26 0.8 4 0 0 68
17 Kaidan Johnson 02 F 29 9 16 25 0.9 3 0 4 8
61 Nico Marini 02 F 32 7 16 23 0.7 3 0 0 18
8 Jason Lin 02 D 27 8 12 20 0.7 2 1 3 24
77 Ryan Suzukovich 01 F 30 5 13 18 0.6 2 0 0 20
27 Dylan Hewlett 02 D 23 3 13 16 0.7 0 0 0 14
15 Elias Carmichael 03 D 27 3 11 14 0.5 1 0 0 14
44 Kane Ferrara 02 D 22 2 8 10 0.5 1 0 0 42

 

Goalie stats:

  • Both BWC goaltenders recorded 15 wins while having similar statistics across the board.
# GOALIE BY GP W L T SO MP GA GAA GSAA SH SA SV%
35 Thomas Milic 03 20 15 4 0 1 1170 47 2.41 10.69 512 465 0.908
32 Koen MacInnes 02 17 15 2 0 3 977 36 2.21 7.72 388 352 0.907