February 17, 2018
The Burnaby Winter Club Peewees have extended their winning streak to three at the prestigious Quebec Peewee Tournament.
The win means BWC will continue to face-off in the NHL sized Centre Videotron, in their quest for the elusive, unofficial Peewee World Championship title.
The team is competing in a Pool consisting of 32 of the top AAA Peewee teams in North America, played in a unique single game elimination format. The format permits one loss, but only in the first round; after that, the next loss eliminates a team. Keep winning, and eventually you’ll either meet the team that has progressed through the left of the draw (have lost game one and won the rest), or the right side of the draw (undefeated).
The three wins mean BWC is on the right side of the draw, one of only four teams left on the winners side. They’ll play the Buffalo Junior Sabres next, at 8:45 AM Pacific time on Saturday, February 17.
A win will advance them to Winners side final, vs either vs either Detroit Honeybaked, or Boston Junior Eagles.
On the other side of the draw, Chicago Mission face Quebec Nordique, and Czech Knights meet Montreal National, in the B-side semi-finals.
The Bruins started with a 4-1 win vs the Sherbrooke Phoenix on opening day, Thursday, February 8. After a seven day break (all 32 teams in the AAA division, plus teams from other divisions have to play their openers in the Videotron before winners advance to game 2), the Bruins downed the Mid-Fairfield Junior Rangers 3-1 on, Wednesday, Febuary 14.
On Friday, February 16, the Bruins defeated the New Jersey Devils 3-1 to keep the dream alive. The team opened a 1-0 lead after the second, which the Devils answered midway through the third, before closing with two late goals to seal the win.
Buffalo has advanced on wins vs Chicago Mission (2-1), Adironack Jr. Wings (3-0) and the Anaheim Jr. Ducks (2-0).
BWC rival North Shore Winter Club have been eliminated after two tough losses. They opened with a 2-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite and then lost the must-win game two, 1-0 to the Minuteman Flames.
The Bruins head coached by Bill Hunt; Kevin Wright and Scott Ashton are the assistant coaches.