February 10, 2019
CSSHL Elite 15 Division
Things are extremely tight at the top of the CSSHL E15 division.
And a lot can still happen before the season wraps up March 2, as most teams have three or four games left to play, including some crucial head to heads.
BWC still leads, with 53 points and four games left. But they’ve seen their lead shrink from six points to three over their last three games. Since the New Year, BWC have two wins, a loss, and OTL and SOL.
In the meantime, Delta have posted a two regular time wins, two shootout wins, a shootout loss and regular time loss, for nine of possible 12 points, and are currently one point up on Northern Alberta Xtreme, who are tied with Rink, with 49 points.
St. Georges are in fifth spot, six points back of NAX and Rink, and five games left to play.
The finishing matchups:
So can BWC hang on to the top spot that they’ve occupied most of the season?
BWC suffered a 3-2 shoot-out to Delta today (2.10.19), after posting a 7-1 win over #12 Pursuit on Saturday, in their only games so far in February.
They’ll finish up with three away games – vs #9 Yale, then two vs #5 St. Georges, before wrapping up at home vs Delta on March 3.
Delta have just three games left – they’ll meet St. George’s and #9 Yale at home before wrapping up with the game at BWC.
NAX have four games left, all in Edmonton, including two vs #6 Prairie at River Cree, and two vs #8 OHA Edmonton, in a home and home, wrapping up at the Royal Glenora on March 3. NAX are 2-0 vs Prairie, and 2-1 vs OHA Edmonton through the season.
Rink were five points back of NAX and Delta at the beginning of February. Since the New Year, Rink has played ten games, including eight at home. They swept Prairie in three straight in their lone January series, then won both games in their roadie vs OHA Edmonto to start February. This weekend they hosted a Showcase and won three of four, losing 4-3 in OTL to St. Georges on Friday, February 8.
Rink will wrap at home with two games vs #7 Edge March 2-3. The teams are 1-1 in their earlier head to head, each scoring 5 goals.
E15 League Standings: 2.10.19
Skyler Bruce (Rink) has shot into first place in the scoring race after racking up 17 points (5G-12A) in his last six games, and is now 27G-35A, for 62 points.
Matthew Seminoff (BWC) has played just three games over the period, scoring 1G-2A, for a total of 19G-33A, 52 points.
Yusaku Ando (Pursuit) is next with 51 points. His 30 goals leads all E-15 players.
Myles Hilman (NAX) is a point back with 20G-30A, in 32 games.
Micheal Abgrall (BWC) rounds out the Top 5 with 25G-21A, in 27 games.
BWC teammate Chase Sandu is ninth overall with 13G-31A, in 32 games.
BWC and NAX both placed three players in the Top 10.
Top 20 Scorers:
|15||Ethan Riesterer||’03||St. George’s||31||16||24||40||1.3||1||5||0||0||2||10|
|16||James Gibson||’03||OHA Ed.||29||21||18||39||1.3||7||3||0||0||3||10|
|18||Dylan Fader||’03||St. George’s||26||12||26||38||1.5||0||6||2||0||1||18|
Four goaltenders have been a cut above the rest in terms of goals against average and save percentage this season in the Elite 15 division.
Leading them all is Delta’s Keegan Maddocks, who is now 14-2-0, with a 1.97 GAA, a .928 SV%, and three shutouts.
NAX’s Tyler Palmer is now in the number two spot, with a 12-5-0 record, a.2.15 GAA and .927 SV%.
St. George’s Eli Pulver is now 13-3-0 with a 2.16 GAA and .929 SV%.
NAX’s William Lam is right there with his teammate, with a 12-3-1 record, 2.21 GAA and .906 SAV%.
Edge’s Cameron Hrdlicka completes the Top 5, with a 9-6-0 record, 2.25 GGA and league best .931 SV%.
BWC’s Mason Dunsford has continued to operate under a heavy workload. He has more games played (21) and has posted more wins (15) than any other goalie, amassing a 15-4-2 record to date.
Top 20 goalies (by SV%):
|3||Eli Pulver||St. George’s||18||13||3||0||2||1030||37||2.16||524||0.929|
|11||Saahil Mann||St. George’s||15||7||6||2||2||858||41||2.87||409||0.900|
|16||Jayden Dyce||OHA Ed.||16||7||8||0||2||885||52||3.53||436||0.881|
|18||Damian Perovic||Pacific Coast||20||5||10||3||1||1113||68||3.67||732||0.907|
|19||Ethan Neitsch||OHA Ed.||16||9||5||1||0||921||61||3.97||535||0.886|