January 28, 2020
BWC MIDGET PREP
BWC Midget Prep moved into first place of the premier CSSHL division this weekend, after running their winning streak to four straight – two last weekend and two this past weekend.
The Lions are now two points up on Northern Alberta Extreme, who have lead the division all season.
OHA Edmonton and Calgary’s Edge are tied at #3 and #4, with 57 points, 14 points back of BWC.
Here’s a recap of BWC’s last four games.
Scroll down for current Midget Prep division standings.
4-0 vs West Van – 1.17.20
BWC started their four game streak on Friday, January 17 with a 4-0 shutout of West Van, at Hollyburn. Adam Grenier led the attack with 3A, while Joshua Wessels scored two.
Wessel scored the first goal short-handed, the only marker in the first. He scored the next on the power-play early in the second, to close out the scoring after 40 minutes. Shots at the point were 18-17 for West Van.
BWC then scored two more power play goals in the third to earn the shut out – going 3:5 with the extra man.
Shots finished 27-24. Tanner Johnson got the shut out.
3-1 vs Delta – 1.19.20
On Saturday, the action moved back to BWC, vs Delta. BWC scored two in the second and added another early in the third to take a 3-0 lead. Delta’s Deepkaran Hans scored one late to finish it at 3-1.
BWC outshot Delta 27-20. Tanner Johnson got the win.
Tanner Johnson got the shutout, stopping 24.
8-1 vs Okanagan Black – 1.24.20
This past weekend, BWC hosted #14 Okanagan Black, on Friday, winning 8-1 (website erroneously shows 1-0 loss, at moment).
BWC fired 51 shots on Okanagan goalies Harmon Laser-Hume in the first two periods, and 25 on Jacob Burnside in the third.
Alyandro De Leon led with the hat trick. Maxim Borvinkskly and Tyler Schweitzer were both 1G-2A, while Brendan Wang was 3A.
Tanner Johnson got the win.
5-4 vs Yale- 1.26.20
On Sunday morning, BWC pushed their winning streak to four, following up with a tight 5-4 win over visiting #9 Yale.
In this one, Yale jumped out to 2-0 lead after the first period, on a power play goal from Brayden Schuurman and and even strength marker from Carter Streek. Yale dominated the shot clock 10-2.
In the second, BWC quickly battled back to tie it up with 8:34 left in the frame. Tyson Dyck got the first one, and Maxim Borovinskly got the tying goal.
But the tie was short-lived. Just 28 seconds later Hayden Smith but Yale in the lead again. But again BWC battled back, scoring on the power-play with 3:33 to go in the frame – Ty Gibson notched the goal – 3-3 end of 40 minutes. Yale outshot BWC 18-17 in the period.
Yale then jumped out ahead again, early in the third, on a power play marker by Alex Serraglio, before BWC’s Tyson Dyck scored again to tie it 4-4 with 8:15 to play.
The final goal came with 1:28 to go, with Dyck getting his fourth point with a helper on Brendan Wang’s goal.
Tanner Johnson got the win, stopping 34 of 38.
Cole Savage took the loss, stopping 31 of 36.
Yale had beaten BWC 5-3 in the final game of 2019.
NAX were idle this past weekend, but played two games on the previous weekend, winning two tight games, 6-4 over OHA Edmonton and 5-4 over Edge. They now have a game in hand over BWC.
Looking ahead, BWC will wrap January and start February with three games in Penticton.
The following weekend, the team will head to Winnipeg for a big series against three of the Top 5 teams, including #2 NAX, and #3 OHA Edmonton. They’ll also face the host Rink club, #5 overall.
After that series they’ll return to the Lower Mainland for the remaining five regular season games – two at home vs Shawnigan, then meet Yale and West Van, before wrapping with a game at UBC vs St. George’s.
CSSHL Midget Prep Standings, January 28, 2020