CSSHL Midget Prep – BWC finish 34-1-1 OTL

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March 6, 2018

MIDGET PREP DIVISION

The CSSHL Midget Prep division wrapped up the regular season this past weekend with 16 games on the slate, and at the end of day, there were a few changes in the standings.

#1 BWC

League leader BWC Academy closed out their exceptional year with a 8-5 win vs Yale, on Sunday morning at BWC, to finish 34-1-1 OTL, with a +187 plus-minus, and a 24 game winning streak.

Perhaps not surprisingly, the team is ranked as the #1 Midget AAA team in all of Canada, by myhockeyrankings.com the US-based rankings service. Winnipeg-based Rink, who finished second in the league, are ranked third overall.

Final game: BWC 8 – Yale 5

BWC opened with a 5-0 first period, similar to their previous start vs Yale. Both teams scored a pair each in the second, to make it 7-2 BWC, before Yale scrambled back with three in third vs BWC’s single.

Team captain Elan Bar-Lev-Wise led BWC with a hat-trick. Kalen Szeto was 2G-2A, Ryan Helliwall was 4A, Kent Johnson was 2G-1A and Jack McIntosh was 2A for BWC.

Holden Kodak was 2G-2A for Yale, while Bryce Anderson was 3A.  Alex Cotton was 1G-1A and Tyson Phare was 2A.

Nick Lee got the win, facing 41 shots. Cole Muys stopped 31 shots for Yale.

The win meant BWC finished with an 11 point lead over second place Rink.

Playoff Pool 1

BWC will face #6 Northern Alberta, #7 Shawnigan Lake, and #12 Pursuit of Excellence in the first round robin playoff pool, which gets underway Wednesday, March 14. Each of the three pool winners, plus one wildcard, will advance to the finals.

 

BWC Top Line Finish with 216 Pts

Kodak’s four points boosted his season total to 52G-40A, 92 points to lead the league.

BWC first year linemates, Johnson 29G-46G and Szeto 23G-52A finished tied for second overall with 75 points each. Yale’s Anderson was fourth with 18-51-69.

BWC’s Sean Donaldson, right wing with Szeto (C) and Johnson (LW) did not play in the final game due to an injury and finished 6th overall with 36-30-66.

Bar-Lev-Wise finished 9th overall with 22-39-61, while BWC’s Tyler Schleppe finished 11th to round BWC’s 5 in the Top 11.

BWC goaltenders also placed in the top group. Kaden Freer-Lane led all with a 15-1-0 and 1.45 GAA record. Nick Lee was undefeated in regular time, finishing 19-0-1 OTL, with a 2.35 GGA.

 

3 BWC players nominated for League Awards

BWC’s Kent Johnson has been nominated for Midget Prep MVP and Freshman of the Year, while third year d-man Cameron Chin has been nominated for the league’s Top Defenceman award. Freer-Lane has been nominated for the Top Goaltender Award.

Kodak, a second year player, has also been nominated for league MVP.

(Click here to see all Award nominees for the Midget Prep Division).

 

Other Weekend Results

 

#2 Rink

In other games, Rink dominated Banff in their final three games, as expected, to clinch the #2 spot, with a three point lead over Delta, who held the #2 spot for most of the year.

Scores were 11-1, 13-3, and 8-0. Banff finished the year with a single win and 35 losses, and a -272 GF-GA differential.

Pool 2

Rink will face #5 Yale, #8 Edge, and #11 IHA in the first round of the playoffs.

 

 

#3 Delta

Delta came into the final weekend with a one point lead over Rink, and needed to win both games vs Shawnigan Lake and have Rink somehow lose a game vs Banff, to clinch second place overall.

Delta started with a 6-1 win on Saturday, but fell 2-1 on Sunday to split the weekend, and finish one point back of Rink in third place, tied in points with OHA Red, but with one more win.

In the game Sunday, Shawnigan lead 2-0 after the second on a pair of goals from Noah Aaron. Delta’s Corson Hopwo scored with 7:58 to go in the third to wrap up the scoring.

Pool 3

Delta will face #4 OHA Red, #9 OHA Edmonton, and#10 Pacific Coast in the final round robin playoff pool.

 

 

#4 OHA Red

OHA Red had an opportunity to finish third overall, with their final two games in Victoria vs Pacific Coast.

But like Delta, the series ended in a split, relegating OHA Red to fourth spot, with the same point total as Delta, but with one less win, 26-7-3 OTL.

The placement was inconsequential in terms of playoff matchups as both the #3 and #4 teams meet in the same round robin playoff pool.

Game one finished in a 1-0 shoot out win for Pacific Coast. OHA Red took game two, 4-1, leading 2-0, and 3-0 after periods one and two.

 

 

#5 Yale

As noted above, Yale finished off their regular season with a 8-5 loss to BWC, on Sunday, March 4, to finish 5th overall with a 26-8-2 OTL record, and a +91 goal differential.

Yale also played Friday, March 2; winning 6-2 over Okanagan White, who finished out of the playoffs in the #13 slot.

Yale will meet Rink, Edge and IHA in the playoff round robin.

 

 

#6 Northern Alberta Extreme

NAX wrapped up their regular season on February 21, and had enough of a lead that #7 Shawnigan could not overcome them.

NAX will playoff against BWC, Shawnigan and Pursuit in the round robin.

 

FINAL STANDINGS

CSSHL Midget Prep, Final regular season standings

March 4, 2018

# TEAM GP W L OTL PTS GF GA DIFF PCT STRK
1 Burnaby 36 34 1 1 69 259 72 187 0.958 W24
2 Rink 36 28 6 2 58 197 82 115 0.806 W7
3 Delta 36 27 8 1 55 171 79 92 0.764 L1
4 OHA Red 36 26 7 3 55 141 85 56 0.764 W1
5 Yale 36 26 8 2 54 217 126 91 0.75 L1
6 NAX 36 23 11 2 48 163 120 43 0.667 L1
7 Shawnigan 36 21 10 5 47 153 122 31 0.653 W1
8 Edge 36 20 13 3 43 136 84 52 0.597 L1
9 OHA Ed. 36 19 12 5 43 143 108 35 0.597 W2
10 PCHA 36 19 16 1 39 155 128 27 0.542 L1
11 IHA 36 12 18 6 30 112 147 -35 0.417 L1
12 Pursuit 36 12 21 3 27 114 149 -35 0.375 W1
13 OHA W 36 9 23 4 22 103 134 -31 0.306 W2
14 West Van 36 9 25 2 20 93 189 -96 0.278 L3
15 CDA 36 2 33 1 5 62 322 -260 0.069 L30
16 Banff 36 1 35 0 2 33 305 -272 0.028 L18

Last week – standings Feb. 25, 2018

# 2.25.18 GP W L OTL PTS GF GA DIFF PCT STRK
1 Burnaby 35 33 1 1 67 251 67 184 0.957 W23
2 Delta 34 26 7 1 53 164 76 88 0.779 W1
3 Rink 33 25 6 2 52 165 78 87 0.788 W4
4 Yale 34 25 7 2 52 206 116 90 0.765 W5
5 Okanagan Red 34 25 7 2 52 137 83 54 0.765 W1
6 Northern Alberta 36 23 11 2 48 163 120 43 0.667 L1
7 Shawnigan 33 19 9 5 43 146 112 34 0.652 L2
8 Edge 34 19 13 2 40 131 79 52 0.588 L1
9 OHA Edmonton 33 17 11 5 39 136 102 34 0.591 W1
10 Pacific Coast 33 18 14 1 37 150 120 30 0.561 W1
11 IHA 33 11 17 5 27 106 140 -34 0.409 W1
12 Pursuit 35 11 21 3 25 103 147 -44 0.357 L1
13 West Van 35 9 24 2 20 92 184 -92 0.286 L2
14 Okanagan White 32 6 22 4 16 82 123 -41 0.25 W1
15 Coeur d’Alene 33 2 30 1 5 56 297 -241 0.076 L27
16 Banff 33 1 32 0 2 29 273 -244 0.03 L15

 

Scoring Leaders, Final regular season stats:

# PLAYER # P BY TEAM GP G A PTS
1 Holden Kodak 41 F ’01 Yale 36 52 40 92
2 Kent Johnson 13 F ’02 Burnaby 35 29 46 75
3 Kalen Szeto 11 F ’02 Burnaby 34 23 52 75
4 Bryce Anderson 17 F ’01 Yale 35 18 51 69
5 Connor McClennon 14 F ’02 Northern Alberta 31 26 41 67
6 Sean Donaldson 26 F ’01 Burnaby 34 36 30 66
7 Kyle Crnkovic 11 F ’02 Northern Alberta 30 36 28 64
8 Matthew Kinash 13 F ’99 OHA Edmonton 34 29 32 61
9 Elan Bar-Lev-Wise 29 F ’01 Burnaby 32 22 39 61
10 Seth Jarvis 24 F ’02 Rink 32 32 28 60
11 Tyler Schleppe 8 F ’01 Burnaby 33 22 35 57
12 Matthew Byrne 8 F ’00 Okanagan Red 35 26 28 54
13 Tristen Robins 14 F ’01 Rink 31 20 34 54
14 Alex Cotton 27 D ’01 Yale 32 11 43 54
15 Nakodan Greyeyes 13 F ’01 Rink 36 24 29 53
16 Cole Shepard 9 F ’02 Delta 34 19 34 53
17 Nicholas Amsler 77 F ’01 Yale 34 14 37 51
18 Gabe Schovanek 28 F ’01 Pacific Coast 32 22 28 50
19 Peyton McKenzie 19 F ’02 OHA Edmonton 35 22 28 50
20 Jospeh Tanaka-Campbell 11 F ’01 Shawnigan 34 14 36 50

 

Top Goalies, Final regular season stats:

R GOALIE TEAM GP W L T MP GA GAA GSAA SH SA SV%
1 Kaeden Freer-Lane Burnaby 16 15 1 0 955 23 1.45 24.04 428 405 0.946
2 Isaac Poulter Rink 17 13 3 1 1033 29 1.68 22 464 435 0.938
3 Geo Wilson Delta 15 12 3 0 862 30 2.09 14.95 409 379 0.927
4 Dylan Garand Delta 22 15 5 0 1247 44 2.12 25.68 634 590 0.931
5 Shawn Wiranata Edge 19 10 8 1 1133 41 2.17 15.6 515 474 0.920
6 Keenan Rancier Okanagan Red 22 14 6 0 1234 47 2.29 18.5 596 549 0.921
7 Matthew Davis Edge 19 11 6 0 1093 42 2.31 14.27 512 470 0.918
8 Nick Lee Burnaby 20 19 0 1 1202 47 2.35 15.98 573 526 0.918
9 Harris Shoemaker Okanagan Red 17 12 3 1 946 37 2.35 17.84 499 462 0.926
10 Will Gurski Shawnigan 18 9 4 3 964 39 2.43 7.38 422 383 0.908