North East Chiefs are BC Major Midget Champs

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The North East Chiefs are the 2014-2015 BC Major Midget League Champions, after defeating the #1 seeded Prince George Cougars on home ice in two straight games.

The series opened Friday, March 20 with an exciting 4-3 win by the Chiefs, and wrapped up March 21 with a 6-4 win.

The Chiefs had finished in third place in the regular season, one point behind the NW Giants, while the Cougars had finished first with four more regular season wins than the Chiefs.

The Chiefs had advanced on two sweeps, knocking our the Valley West Hawks in the quarterfinals, and the Greater Vancouver Canadians in the semis.

The Caribou Cougars needed three games to advance against the #8 Fraser Valley Thunderbirds in the quarters, and then swept the South Island Royals to reach the finals.

The Chiefs will now host the Pacific Regional Championships April 3-5, facing the the Alberta Champions. The winner will advance to the 2015 Telus Cup, to be held in Riviere-de-Loup, Quebec, April 20-26.

The Alberta Championship series is on-going with the UFA Bisons leading CAC 1-0 in the best-of-five series.

The Chiefs represent the Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Maple Ridge MHAs.

Game 2 Recap:

The Chiefs, holding a 3-2 lead after one period, were led by a pair of goals from Matthew Davis and a beautiful breakaway goal from Caleb Fantillo, while the Cougars answered back with goals from Joel Patsey and Mitchell Williams.

The Chiefs made it a two-goal game with a marker from Lee early in the frame, but the Cougars quickly got one back just as a penalty expired with a point shot from Conor MacEachern.

Again the Chiefs fought back to make it a 5-3 game with a nifty passing play finished off by Ziyan Karim.

Early in the 3rd period the Cougars cut the lead to one with a great goal from Steven Jandric, but again this was short lived as Fantillo scored his second of the game to make it 6-4 and close out the game.

Video report and highlights courtesy of CKPG TV, Prince George.

Roster, with regular season stats:

Forwards, 7 third years, 2 second years, 3 first years.

# Name Ht Wt DOB City GP G A Pts PIM
9 Chung, San 5’10” 162 19 Mar 1997 Coquitlam 40 17 27 44 18
10 Colley, Parker 5’8″ 137 16 Jun 1997 Maple Ridge 40 18 46 64 30
18 Davis, Matthew 5’6″ 153 11 Mar 1997 Port Moody 40 23 20 43 18
11 Fantillo, Caleb 5’9″ 174 21 Apr 1998 Coquitlam 38 35 26 61 114
15 Johnson, Kyle 5’11” 165 3 Jun 1998 Port Moody 40 23 25 48 6
19 Karim, Ziyan 5’9″ 151 27 Nov 1997 Port Moody 40 14 34 48 22
14 Lee, Chong Min 5’8″ 165 10 May 1999 Port Coquitlam 32 6 9 15 18
24 Pearce, Harris 6’1″ 142 7 Jun 1999 Port Coquitlam 39 10 9 19 30
16 Semple, Thomas 5’8″ 174 22 Jun 1999 Coquitlam 30 8 7 15 14
7 Stafford, Devon 5’6″ 145 16 Dec 1997 Port Coquitlam 29 6 4 10 6
6 Wilkie, Ronnie 6’0″ 175 16 Oct 1997 Port Coquitlam 40 14 29 43 32
4 Wong, Jeffrey 6’1″ 190 4 Sep 1997 Port Coquitlam 38 10 13 23 40

Defencemen: 1 third year, 4 second years, 1 first year.

12 Armstrong, Brandon 6’4″ 200 3 Feb 1999 Maple Ridge 40 4 17 21 98
21 Murdock, Marcus 6’1″ 145 25 Aug 1998 Port Moody 38 1 7 8 30
17 Narduzzi, Jaden 5’10” 150 13 Dec 1998 Anmore 40 1 8 9 28
3 Robillard, Troy 6’3″ 209 12 Oct 1998 Coquitlam 37 0 7 7 18
8 Volpe, Callum 5’10” 183 8 May 1998 Coquitlam 40 10 34 44 38
20 Zlomislic, Kristofor 6’1″ 144 21 Feb 1997 Coquitlam 40 0 28 28 14

Goalies: one third year, one second year.

# Name Height Weight DOB City GP W L T Avg
1 Derochie, Adam 6 ‘0 “ 167 19  Sep  1997 Maple Ridge 20 10 8 2 4.21
35 McCloskey, Liam 6 ‘0 “ 155 14  Mar  1998 Maple Ridge 25 15 2 3 2.25