Langley Peewee Tier 3 Champs – T-birds also move on

in regular season, playoffs

 

 

March 12, 2017

The PCAHA Peewee Tier 3 minor hockey playoffs wrapped up last week with the first place Langley A3 Eagles and second place Vancouver A3 T-Birds moving on to the Provincial Championships, March 18-21 in Summerland.

And it couldn’t have been much closer in the Final 4.

Final 4 – Peewee Tier 3

In their Final 4 opener vs the #3 seeded Vancouver T-Birds, Langley prevailed 2-0 . In game two vs #4 NSWC, the teams tied 4-4. And in their final game vs top-seeded BWC, Langley came out on top 5-4, for a cumulative 5 of 6 points, 11GF-8GA, and the PCAHA championship title.

The #3 Vancouver meanwhile, bounced back after their opening 2-0 loss to Langley, tying BWC 2-2 and then edging #4 ranked NSWC 2-1, in game three, for 3 points on 4GF-5GA.

NSWC opened with a 2-1 win over BWC, in the #1 vs #4 matchup, then tied #2 Langley 4-4 before dropping the 2-1 decision to the T-Birds in game 3. NSWC finished tied with the T-Birds with 3 points, but lost on the head to head tie-breaker, to finish third overall. The Winterhawks closed with  7GF-7GA.

BWC finished fourth, with their only point coming in the 2-2 tie vs the T-Birds; 7GF-9GA.

Langley and Vancouver will meet Alberni Valley, Castlegar, Dawson Creek, Kelowna, Prince George, Terrace, and Whitehorse, along with host Summerland, in the Championship Tournament.

Scroll down to see Provincial schedule.

 

Recap – Peewee Tier 2 PCAHA Playoffs 

 

 

Langley Eagles Peewee A3 finish #1, 5-1-2; 29GF-20GA, +9

Langley A3 Eagles won their banner after an eight game playoff run, which included a full four game playoff vs North Delta in round 2.

After downing Squamish 7-2 in the single game opener, Langley tied 4-4 and then lost 3-0 to North Delta A2-T3, before bouncing back with 4-2 and 3-1 wins to move on to the Final 4.

Langley A3came into the playoffs as the #2 seeded Tier 3 team, behind BWC A3.

The Eagles finished 8th in Flight 3, with a record of 7-12-1, and 12 sports, for 27 points. BWC A3s had finished 12 points up, second overall in the Tier, with 14-6-0, and 11 sporties for 39 points. In the regular season, BWC had downed Langley 4-2 and 4-1.

 

Vancouver Thunderbirds Peewee A3, finish #2, 4-1-1; 14GF-8GA, +6

The T-Birds came into the PCAHA playoffs as the #3 seed in Tier 3, behind BWC and Langley, who both played a flight higher.

The T-Birds finished the regular season in fifth place in Flight 4, tied with 37 points with NSWC A3s, but edging the Hawks out on more wins – 10-9-1, 16 vs 8-9-3, 18 for NSWC.

The T-Birds started their playoff run with a 4-1 win over Cloverdale A3s, and then won two straight, 2-1 and 4-1 vs Whistler A1-T3, to qualify for the Final 4.

Like Langley, the T-Birds advanced to the Provincial Championships on their play vs the Winter Clubs.

After losing their opener 2-0 to Langley, the T-Birds tied the #1 seeded BWC 2-2 and then edged North Shore 2-1, in game 3, to advanced on the head to head tie breaker.

 

 

 

North Shore Winter Club, Winterhawks Peewee A3, finish #3, 4-2-2, 32GF-21GA, +11

North Shore finished their regular season tied with Vancouver T-Birds with 37 points, but seeded one slot back, sixth overall, due to more wins by the T-Birds.

However, in the regular season the Winterhawks downed the T-Birds twice, 6-3 and 5-1.

Once the T3 teams were seeded for playoffs, the Hawks came in #4, behind BWC, Langley and the T-Birds.

In round 1, the Winterhawks downed Seafair 10-2, before moving into a battle with Mission A1-T3 in round 2, which all four games. After losing game one, 4-3 the Winterhaws bounced back with a 6-3 win, then posted a 3-3 tie to force the tie-breaker, which they won 3-2.

In the Final 4, NSWC downed rival BWC 2-1 in their opener, then tied Langley 4-4. But a 2-1 loss to the T-Birds bumped the Hawks out of playoff spot, on the head to head tie-breaker.

 

 

BWC A3 finish 4th, 3-2-1, 22GF-9GA, +13

It was a tough finish for BWC A3, who had battled higher tiered teams all year in the regular season, to post the best winning record in Flight 2, only to stumble in the Final 4.

The Bruins went 14-6-0, 69GF-56GA in the regular season, but a subpar 11 sportsmanship points meant they finished with 39 points, second to New Westminster A1, who posted an 11-7-2, 88GF-51GA, record, and 19 of 20 sports, for 43 points.

In the playoffs, BWC downed Surrey A3 8-0 in Round 1, and then swept Sunshine Coast 10 and 6-0 to advance to the Final 4.

NSWC edged the Bruins 2-1 in their opener. In game 2, the Bruins battled the T-Birds to a 2-2 draw. The deciding game was a 5-4 loss to Langley, who finished #1.

 

PEEWEE TIER 3 PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE:

 

Mar 19, 2018
01
Dawson Creek
Vancouver Thunderbirds
7:00 AM
02
Langley
Summerland
9:30 AM
03
Kelowna
Alberni Valley
12:00 PM
04
Whitehorse
Prince George
2:30 PM
05
Vancouver Thunderbirds
Castlegar
5:00 PM
06
Terrace
Summerland
8:00 PM
Mar 20, 2018
07
Prince George
Langley
8:00 AM
08
Kelowna
Dawson Creek
10:30 AM
09
Alberni Valley
Castlegar
1:00 PM
10
Whitehorse
Terrace
3:30 PM
11
Vancouver Thunderbirds
Kelowna
6:00 PM
12
Summerland
Prince George
8:30 PM
Mar 21, 2018
13
Dawson Creek
Alberni Valley
8:00 AM
14
Langley
Whitehorse
10:30 AM
15
Castlegar
Kelowna
1:00 PM
16
Prince George
Terrace
3:30 PM
17
Alberni Valley
Vancouver Thunderbirds
6:00 PM
18
Summerland
Whitehorse
8:30 PM
Mar 22, 2018
19
Terrace
Langley
8:00 AM
20
Castlegar
Dawson Creek
11:00 AM
21
TBA
TBA
5:00 PM
22
TBA
TBA
8:00 PM
Mar 23, 2018
23
TBA
TBA
8:00 AM
24
TBA
TBA
11:00 AM