September 16, 2019
The CSSHL E15 division got underway this past weekend with six teams in action.
BWC and St. George’s both notched 1 W and 1 OTW to put up five of six possible points and take the early lead at the top of the division.
Pacific Coast split their opening two, to put up three points, while Pursuit scratched out a point in an OTL in their series vs BWC, as did Delta in their OTL vs St. George’s.
Saturday, September 14
BWC 4 – Pursuit of Excellence 3 – Overtime
BWC and Pursuit opened the E15 schedule with a thrilling game Saturday in Winfield.
Shots finished 38-32 for BWC, who were down 2-1 after the first, and a scoreless second period.
BWC’s Carter Demelo tied it up on power play about eight minutes into the final frame, to set up a thrilling finish.
As the clocked ticked down, BWC were assessed two minor penalties, the first with 3:02 left and then another with 1:44 to go.
Pursuit quickly took advantage of the 5 on 3, on goal from Mason Windsor, just 10 seconds into the second penalty.
Then PoE was assessed a minor, with 60 seconds on the clock, to set up a BWC power play – and 30 seconds later, it was all tied up, after Adam Lore scored to close out regular time at 3-3.
In OT, BWC quickly came out on top with another goal from Lore, also assisted by Jagjeevan Pahnguar and Luca Cagnoni.
Kyle Kelsey notched the win.
St. George’s 7 – Pacific Coast 0
After a scoreless first, St. George’s scored five in the second to set up an eventual 7-0 shut out at home vs Pacific Coast in their opener.
Shots finished 35-18 for St. George’s, who were led offensively by Cameron Johnson, with 2G-4A.
Taje Gill got the win, while Dyden DeMelo took the loss.
Sunday, September 17
BWC 6 – Pursuit 2
After their thrilling OTW in game one, BWC scored short-handed and then twice on the power play to open a 3-1 first period lead vs Pursuit in their rubber match Sunday in Kelowna.
After a scoreless second, PoE got within one on an early third period goal from Aiden Caccia.
But BWC jumped back into the saddle and notched the next three, to take a decisive 6-2 win.
Shots finished 36-14 for BWC, who scored three times on the power play, on six opportunities. PoE went 0-6.
Six different players scored for BWC. Kai Adono assisted on three.
Daniel Sherwood stopped 12 of 14, while Sean Walla blocked 30 for PoE.
Pacific Coast 4 – Yale 1
In spite of out-shooting the Sea Devils 40-26, the Yale Lions were able to score just once vs Pacific Coast’s Dryden DeMelo.
The Lions jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first and led 3-1 after forty minutes, before closing with an empty netter to wrap it up 4-1.
Michael Adamek scored twice for the Lions, with Ethan Bono posting 1G-2A and Jackson Campbell notching 3A.
Max Fowle stopped 22 of 25 for Yale.
St. George’s 3 – Delta 2 – Overtime
St. George’s battled back with two to force OT in this one and then closed it out on an OT power play goal from Pavi Bandesha to chalk up their second win of the weekend, in Delta on Sunday.
Shots finished 34-27 for Delta, who had opened a 1-0 lead after the first on a power play goal from Kyle Kalamaras, and then added another at even strength early in the second before St. George’s rallied with one late in the second to get within one.
Thomas Tien then scored with just 1:27 to go to force the OT.
Nicholas Domingo grabbed the win, with Trevor Agnew taking the loss.