Nov 24, 2013
The top three North Vancouver Bantam rep teams are doing well in the early going of regular season. The fourth team is struggling after three starts.
North Van Bantam A1 – Flight 3
The North Van A1 Storm entered the season ranked second in the Flight 3, slightly behind Vancouver A1. And they’re off to a great start after their first three games, posting two wins and a tie.
The team is three points out of first place behind North Delta, but has a game in hand.
Both wins were convincing, a 6-1 win over Semi A2 and a 10-1 thumping of PoCo A1.
The only blemish, a 5-1 loss to Seattle Junior Bantam.
In the week ahead, the team faces North Delta on Monday, and fourth place T-Birds Wednesday. A win against North Delta would close the gap to 1 or less, and still leave the team with a game in hand.
Points over the T-Birds would definitely put the team in the top tier of the Flight going into December.
North Van Bantam A2 – Flight 5
Although the North Van Bantam A2s posted just two wins, and no ties in 8 placement games, they only lost by just two goals in four of their losses.
The team has improved on that record in their first two regular season games, posting a 5-2 win over Burnaby and a 7-2 win over Chilliwack.
The only two teams ahead of them in the standings, Hollyburn (3-0-0) and West Van A1 (2-0-1) have both played an extra game.
The road ahead will be tougher though as both the Storm wins have come against teams that are struggling to earn points. Burnaby have 3 losses and a tie, which Chilliwack has four straight losses.
The team plays BWC A3 Sunday pm, and then are off til next Sunday, Dec 1, when they face the T-Birds.
North Van Bantam A3 – Flight 6
The A3s finished placement 4-4-0 in the middle of the pack of Group 7, in good shape to make a move going forward.
So far, in three regular season games, the Storm A3s have been in the thick of the action. All tough contests, starting with a 2-0 win over Abby, then two close losses: 3-1 to top ranked Cloverdale, and then 2-1 vs Vancouver A2.
The team is currently tied for second place with Langley, and are just three back of Cloverdale who are 3-0-0.
The team plays Richmond A2 (0-2-0) on Wednesday, and then host Ridge Meadows A3 (1-1-0) on Friday.
North Van Bantam A4 – Flight 7
While the season has started off with three tough losses and a 6GF vs 20GA record, the Storm A4s are only 2 points back of 4th place South Delta.