September 16, 2019
The CSSHL Bantam Prep division kicked off the new season with six games played Saturday and Sunday.
After the dust settled, two teams had emerged with 2-0 records, West Vancouver and Delta Green.
West Vancouver opened with a 5-2 win at home vs BWC on Saturday and then thumped Delta White 16-1 on Sunday.
Delta Green defeated Pacific Coast in Victoria 5-2 on Saturday and then turned on the jets in the rematch Sunday, winning 10-1.
Yale blew out Delta White 10-4 at Planet Ice in Delta in their first game Saturday morning, then fell to St. George’s at home at the Summit Centre, 7-5 on Sunday.
Saturday, September 14
Yale 10 – Delta White 4
Shots were 74-16 for Yale, with Delta White’s Zach Shaughnessy facing all 74. Offensively Logan Wormald led Yale with 1G-4A. Emmitt Finnie was right there also with 1G-3A, while Nolan Viesner picked up a hat trick, and Nic Leggett marked 3A for the winners.
Delta Green 5 – Pacific Coast 2
Delta Green outshot Pacific Coast 36-20, including a 14-5 in the third, enroute to a 5-2 win. Both teams served four penalties, with Delta capitalizing on two, and Pacific Coast on one.
Delta lead all the way, stretching the lead to 4-1 on a shorthanded goal from Caden Brown with 7:09 left in the third, before Pacific Coast’s Ty Halaburda finished the score on the power play. Brown’s goal completed his hat trick.
Aidan Fischer got the win, while Ryan Parker took the loss.
West Van 5 – BWC 2
West Van came roaring out of the starting blocks in their home opener vs BWC at Hollyburn, outshooting BWC 16-1 in the first period, to take a 1-0 lead.
BWC battled back in the second though, to tie it at 2-2, with shots in the period 18-12 for WV.
But WV poured it on in the third, outshooting BWC 17-6, and adding three more goals to wrap it up at 5-2. Total shots finished 51-19.
Andrew Lacroix lead the scoring with 2G-1A for West Van.
Liam Hallet stopped 17 for the win. Charlie Tritt stopped 46 for BWC.
Sunday, September 15
Delta Green 10 – Pacific Coast 1
A five goal first period set the stage in this one, as Delta Green went on to post a 10-1 win vs the home town Pacific Coast squad, to sweep the two game series in Victoria.
Penalities were a factor in a rough second period, that saw 13 penalties called.
Delta were served a total of 31 minutes; Pacific Coast 29.
Jordan Gavin was 3G-1A for Delta, with Caden Brown notching 2G-2A before being tossed at the end of the second.
Felix Pendl was almost perfect for Delta stopping 24 of 25. Owen Reed stopped 33 for Pacific Coast.
West Van 16 – Delta White 1
West Van scored three in the first on a hat trick from Matthew Wood, five in the second, and closed with eight in the third, while dominating the shot clock 70-9 in this one-sided affair.
Wood scored another one in each of the next two periods, to finish with 5G-1A. Luke Korte was 3G-4A, and Andrew Lacroix was 2G-4A to round out the game’s top three scoring leaders.
Johnny Hicks went the distance for Delta White, just as Shaugnessy had done in game one. The two faced 144 shots over the two games.
St. George’s 7 – Yale 5
St. George’s battled back from a 3-1 first period deficit, tied it at 3-3 after two, and then posted four in the third to take their opener, 7-5 on the road vs Yale at the Summit Centre.
Shots finished 36-29 for Yale.
Andrew Cristall lead St. Georges with 1G-3A, while Declan Warburton and Arjun Bawa were both 1G-2A.
Emmitt Finnie led Yale with 1G-2A.
Jaiden Sharma got the win, stopping 31. Carter Capton took the loss, posting 22 saves.