Team Report – CSSHL BWC E15 – big gains on NAX with 3W weekend

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January 22, 2020

BWC E15

The top BC team in the CSSHL’s Elite 15 division moved seven points closer to league leading Northern Alberta Extreme over the weekend.

BWC played three games, winning all three, including two thrillers in shoot-outs.

NAX meanwhile lost, 6-2, at home vs visiting Notre Dame, the only game on their schedule in January.

So, BWC, with three games remaining in the month, and a potential of nine points on the line, could finish the month in first place overall, with a sweep.

Here’s a recap of the BWC E15 weekend.

 

Game 1 – vs West Van, 4-3 SO

The first was the much anticipated matchup with the high scoring West Van Academy team, on Friday night at BWC.

West Van started the scoring about seven minutes in, on a power play goal by Jarrod Smith. But BWC tied it up with 1:19 to go in the frame, on a marker from Alyandro De Leon.

In the second West Van took a 3-1 lead on goals from Kassius Kier and Lucas McLennan.

Shots were 28-19 for BWC at that point.

Any early goal by BWC’s Evan Fedele just over two minutes into the third got BWC back into it. But a couple of BWC penalties soon after that tipped the scales again back into West Van’s favor, as they pushed to re-establish the two goal lead.

Andrej Kovacevic eventually tied it up, with 4:18 remaining, to force overtime and a shootout.

Kovacevic then scored the winner in the shootout, as the last (sixth) shooter, after both goalies had stopped the first five shooters.

BWC’s Kyle Kelsey got the win, stopping 28 of 31. West Van’s Conor Smith stopped 33.

Both teams served six minor penalties.

 

Game 2 – vs St. Georges, 7-4

On Saturday, BWC travelled to UBC Thunderbird Arena for a game vs seventh place St. George’s, who had downed them 7-2 in the teams’ final game of 2019.

The rematch would go the other way.

Both teams traded goals through the opening 20 minutes, to close out the first period tied 2-2. St. George’s outshot BWC 8-4.

In the second, St. George’s again outshot BWC, 24-17, taking advantage of four BWC penalties, but they were outscored by Burnaby 4-2.

BWC’s Kovacevic scored the only goal in the third, to complete his hat-trick and finish the scoring at 7-4.

BWC’s Lawrence Hu, notched 4 assists, while Jagjeevan Phangura was 2G-2A, and Luca Cagnoni was 1G-3A.

Four different skaters scored for St. George’s. Tomas Tien was 1G-1A, as was Cameron Johnson.

Shots finished 39-34 St. George’s.

Daniel Sherwood got the win in nets for BWC on 35 saves. Nicholas Domingo stopped 27 for West Van.

 

Game 3 – vs Pacific Coast, 4-3 SO

BWC returned to home ice Sunday morning to complete the weekend triple header, to face Victoria based Pacific Coast Hockey Academy, who came into the game with a .500 record.

This one was another thriller, similar to Friday’s game, eventually settled in a shootout.

Pacific Coast scored the only goal on the first, on a goal by Ethan Bono.

In the second, four goals were scored. BWC scored the first two early in the period on markers from Jackson Krill and Adam Lore. The BWC lead didn’t hold for long, when Pacific Coast’s Henry Toomer quickly capitalized on a BWC hooking penalty.

But Krill’s second goal of the game, closed out the period scoring with 1:42 left, to give BWC a 3-2 lead going into the final frame.

Shots at this point were 31-29 for Pacific Coast.

BWC tipped the scales with a 13-9 shot advantage in the third, but it was Pacific Coast’s Ryan Comisky that got the lone goal, on a power play with 2:25 left in regular time to tie it up, 3-3 and force OT.

In the OT, BWC outshot Pacific Coast 8-2 but couldn’t beat Jaden Vanderlee.

In the shootout, BWC’s Jagjeevan Pangura was the deciding factor, scoring the only goal, out of the #2 slot for BWC.

Kyle Kelsey got the win, on 39 saves. Vanderlee stopped 47 of 50.

 

Looking ahead:

BWC now have two games in hand on NAX, who are idle until February.

BWC will play a home and home vs #8 Delta this Friday and Saturday, and then finish the month with a game vs #13 Okanagan on January 31.

In February the BWC will play five games, and then finish the regular season with a game vs Notre Dame on March 1.

They will not however, face NAX head to head again in regular season play.

 

E15 – Current Standings – 1.22.20

TEAM GP W L otw otl pts so GF GA DIFF PCT Strk
NAX 29 22 6 1 0 68 0-0 138 72 +66 0.782 L1
BWC 27 17 4 3 3 60 0-0 120 90 +30 0.741 W4
Rink 24 14 6 2 2 48 1-1 107 74 +33 0.667 W4
Yale 26 13 9 3 1 46 0-0 94 76 +18 0.590 W5
WV 28 9 10 5 4 41 1-1 96 86 +10 0.488 L1
Edge 28 10 12 2 4 38 1-0 98 125 -27 0.452 L2
St. G 22 9 9 4 0 35 0-0 92 82 +10 0.530 L2
Delta 24 10 9 0 5 35 0-0 76 67 +9 0.486 W1
Prairie 26 11 14 1 0 35 0-0 79 82 -3 0.449 L2
OHA Ed. 24 9 11 2 2 33 0-1 84 91 -7 0.458 W1
PCHA 24 8 9 2 5 33 1-3 74 88 -14 0.458 L3
ND 25 10 13 1 1 33 1-0 96 95 +1 0.440 W1
OHA 23 7 14 2 0 25 1-0 65 74 -9 0.362 W4
POE 26 1 24 0 1 4 0-0 36 153 -117 0.051 L7

 

TOP 20 SCORING LEADERS

PLAYER # P BY TEAM GP G A PTS P/G PPG PPA SHG SHA GW PIM
1 Thomas Tien 20 F ’04 St. George’s 22 23 29 52 2.4 6 11 0 0 4 22
2 Ben Hemmerling 9 F ’04 Northern Alberta 27 14 33 47 1.7 2 6 0 4 4 26
3 Billal Noori 27 F ’04 Northern Alberta 26 22 23 45 1.7 5 1 1 0 7 76
4 Cameron Johnson 21 F ’04 St. George’s 19 17 28 45 2.4 7 8 0 1 2 10
5 Aiden Fink 17 F ’04 Northern Alberta 27 16 28 44 1.6 1 9 2 0 1 10
6 Daimon Gardner 13 F ’04 Rink 24 25 17 42 1.8 5 5 2 0 2 20
7 Jagjeevan Phangura 18 F ’04 Burnaby 27 16 21 37 1.4 5 2 0 1 2 20
8 Ethan Bono 29 F ’04 Pacific Coast 24 17 19 36 1.5 1 6 2 0 3 12
9 Caden Steinke 8 F ’04 Edge 28 18 17 35 1.3 6 4 0 0 2 16
10 Jackson Krill 34 F ’04 Burnaby 26 12 23 35 1.3 1 4 1 0 0 52
11 Jonah Jelley 14 F ’04 Notre Dame 25 11 24 35 1.4 3 8 2 2 1 26
12 Andrej Kovacevic 72 F ’04 Burnaby 23 20 11 31 1.3 0 3 1 0 2 38
13 Josh Filmon 21 F ’04 Rink 24 14 17 31 1.3 5 4 0 0 2 26
14 Ryan Comisky 13 F ’04 Pacific Coast 24 11 20 31 1.3 2 5 0 0 1 2
15 Adam Lore 28 F ’04 Burnaby 25 16 14 30 1.2 2 3 0 2 3 30
16 Levi Fesyk 8 F ’04 Northern Alberta 27 15 15 30 1.1 8 4 0 0 1 18
17 Dylan Kinch 15 F ’04 Edge 28 11 19 30 1.1 2 5 0 0 3 12
18 Lucas McLennan 21 F ’04 West Van 28 17 12 29 1.0 4 5 1 0 2 18
19 Zeke Nicholson 11 F ’04 West Van 28 11 18 29 1.0 1 4 0 0 2 10
20 Marshall Finnie 91 F ’04 Yale 26 10 19 29 1.1 4 7 0 1 1 2

 

TOP GOALIES – BY GGA

GOALIE TEAM GP W L T G A PIM SO MP GA GAA GSAA SH SA SV%
1 Trevor Agnew Delta 14 9 4 0 0 0 0 3 812 23 1.70 15.92 351 328 0.934
2 Erick Roest Northern Alberta 15 14 1 0 0 0 0 1 902 32 2.13 10.47 383 351 0.916
3 Max Fowle Yale 13 9 4 0 0 2 0 0 779 29 2.23 13.25 381 352 0.924
4 Keegan Gordon Rink 12 8 3 0 0 0 0 1 685 31 2.72 4.71 322 291 0.904
5 Spencer Borsos Northern Alberta 14 9 5 0 0 1 0 3 837 39 2.80 0.70 358 319 0.891
6 Sevek Sian West Van 21 12 8 1 0 0 2 2 1287 61 2.84 8.64 628 567 0.903
7 Aiden Kruhlak OHA Edmonton 13 6 5 1 0 0 0 1 773 37 2.87 19.78 512 475 0.928
8 Kyle Kelsey Affiliate Player Burnaby 15 9 4 1 0 0 4 2 841 41 2.93 15.55 510 469 0.920
9 Dazza Mitchell Prairie 14 6 8 0 0 0 0 0 839 41 2.93 21.10 560 519 0.927
10 Rogan Bacon Okanagan 11 3 7 0 0 1 0 0 621 31 3.00 3.15 308 277 0.899