CSSHL – Midget Prep – Yale complete 5 game weekend sweep, now #1

in regular season

 

 

October 16, 2017

The Yale Lions completed their five game weekend sweep Monday afternoon with a 6-4 win over ninth place International Hockey Academy at Winsport in Calgary.

The weekend sweep vaulted the Lions into first place in the CSSHL Midget Prep division, with a perfect 9-0-0 record, one win better than BWC, who are also posting a perfect record, at 8-0-0.

BWC were also in Calgary on the weekend, and swept a three game series vs NAX (5th), OHA Edmonton (11th) and Pursuit of Excellence (12th). BWC will play OHA Red (4-4-0) twice at home this coming weekend.

Delta are right behind the two leaders, with an 8-2-0 record. Delta had a bye weekend, and will host Okanagan White (1-4-0) for two games this coming weekend at Planet Ice Delta. Two weekends from now, Delta and BWC will face off in a home and home series.

Abbotsford-based Yale Academy came into the Winsport Showcase at 4-0-0 and overwhelmed two struggling opponents in a 38-4 turkey shoot in their first three games.

Yale outscored winless host team Banff Academy 28-4 in their first two games Thursday and Friday, then posted a 10-0 win over 14th place Coeur d’Alene Saturday, before downing previously undefeated Edge (Calgary) 3-2 on Sunday.

Edge are now in 4th place, with a 7-1-0 record.

Yale will travel to the Island next weekend for games vs Pacific Coast and Shawnigan Lake and then head to Coeur d’Alene the following weekend for a triple header vs Pursuit, OHA Edmonton and Rink Academy.

Yale will not face Delta until a December 2-3 home and home series, to kick off a very competitive month. They’ll then travel to the Shawnigan Lake Showcase for a three game weekend vs Edge, Okanagan Red and Pursuit, before hosting Pursuit at home December 15.

Yale will meet BWC at home on Friday, December 22 at 12:15 PM at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre, in the last game of the season prior to the Christmas break.

In other games at the Banff Showcase, Pursuit of Excellence won two of their three games, falling 4-0 to Edge on Friday, before downing IHA 2-1 in a shootout Saturday, and then defeating Banff 6-2 on Sunday. Pursuit are now 3-6-0.

West Van lost all three of their games: 6-5 in OT to Coeur d’Alene, 5-0 to Edge and 5-4 to IHA; and are now 4-5-1 on the year.

Shawnigan Lake lost to IHA 8-6, then downed Banff 9-0 and Couer d’Alene 5-1 to finish two for three on the weekend; are now 4-4-0.

 

Current Midget Prep Standings:

October 16, 2017 – two teams still undefeated

TEAM GP W L OTL PTS GF GA DIFF PCT STRK
Yale 9 9 0 0 18 70 21 +49 1.000 W9
Burnaby 8 8 0 0 16 40 20 +20 1.000 W8
Delta 10 8 2 0 16 50 25 +25 0.800 L1
Edge 8 7 1 0 14 32 11 +21 0.875 L1
Northern Alberta 8 4 2 2 10 27 27 0 0.625 W1
Rink 6 4 1 1 9 28 19 +9 0.750 W4
West Van 10 4 5 1 9 35 36 -1 0.450 L3
Shawnigan 8 4 4 0 8 40 30 +10 0.500 W2
Okanagan Red 8 4 4 0 8 28 28 0 0.500 L1
IHA 9 3 4 2 8 33 36 -3 0.444 L1
OHA Edmonton 8 3 4 1 7 24 33 -9 0.438 W1
Pursuit 9 3 6 0 6 23 35 -12 0.333 W2
Pacific Coast 8 2 6 0 4 30 39 -9 0.250 L2
Coeur d’Alene 8 2 6 0 4 20 47 -27 0.250 L2
Okanagan White 5 1 4 0 2 17 15 +2 0.200 L4
Banff 10 0 10 0 0 11 86 -75 0.000 L10

 

Standings, October 9, 2017 (Three teams were still undefeated – BWC, Edge and Yale).

Burnaby 8 8 0 0 16 40 20 +20 1.000 W8
Delta 10 8 2 0 16 50 25 +25 0.800 L1
Edge 5 5 0 0 10 21 8 +13 1.000 W5
Northern Alberta 8 4 2 2 10 27 27 0 0.625 W1
Rink 6 4 1 1 9 28 19 +9 0.750 W4
Yale 4 4 0 0 8 23 11 +12 1.000 W4
West Van 7 4 3 0 8 26 20 +6 0.571 W1
Okanagan Red 8 4 4 0 8 28 28 0 0.500 L1
OHA Edmonton 8 3 4 1 7 24 33 -9 0.438 W1
Shawnigan 5 2 3 0 4 20 21 -1 0.400 W2
Pacific Coast 8 2 6 0 4 30 39 -9 0.250 L2
IHA 5 1 3 1 3 15 18 -3 0.300 W1
Coeur d’Alene 5 1 3 1 3 13 27 -14 0.300 L1
Okanagan White 5 1 4 0 2 17 15 +2 0.200 L4
Pursuit 6 1 5 0 2 15 28 -13 0.167 L4
Banff 6 0 6 0 0 5 43 -38 0.000 L6