December 31, 2018
The Alaska North Stars U14 are 2018 Bantam Elite Champions at this year’s Pat Quinn Christmas Classic, after downing the West Vancouver Academy Prep team 4-3 in a thrilling game Monday afternoon at Bill Copeland Arena, in Burnaby.
West Van’s Connor Bedard was tournament scoring leader with 18G-7A, 25 points, in seven games, followed by team mate Fraser Minten with 3G-12A, 15 points.
Bedard had scored with 47 seconds to bring West Van within a goal, after Alaska had scored twice in less than a minute, to take a 4-2 lead with just 2:05 left to play. The goal completed Bedard’s hat trick – scoring once in each period.
Cade Littler led the North Stars with 2G-1A in the game and finished fourth overall in tournament goals scored, with six.
West Van had finished the round robin with 3-0-1, with the tie coming in their first game, 3-3 vs Seacoast Performance Academy (Exeter, New Hampshire).
The two teams would meet again, in the semi-finals, with West Van prevailing 4-3.
Alaska had finished their round robin with a perfect 4-0-0 record, 3-2 vs North Vancouver Storm, 6-1 vs Pacific Coast, 5-2 vs BWC, and 7-0 vs the Rocky Mountain Roughriders (Colorado).
The North Stars then downed Langley 5-1 in the quarters, and BC North Zone 2-1 in the semi.
After their loss to the North Stars, North Zone won the Bronze medal, downing Seacoast Performance 2-0. North Zone had finished 2-1-0 in the round robin, while Seacoast were 2-1-1.
North Zone had started with a 9-1 loss to BWC, tied North Van 4-4, and then finished with a couple of wins vs Island teams; 6-2 vs Pacific Coast Academy, and 5-4 vs Shawnigan Lake Academy, before advancing on a 7-3 win over OHA Academy in the quarters.
BWC had finished the round robin with 3-1-0 record (5-2 loss to Alaska), before losing 4-3 in OT to Seacoast Academy in the quarter-final.
West Van lead the tournament with most goals scored, with 38, followed by Seacoast Performance with 37, Alaska with 32, and BWC with 27 (in five games).
|DIV A EAST||G# 1||G# 2||G# 3||G# 4||PTS||#W||GF||GA||+/-||PIM||R|
|WEST VAN ACADEMY PREP||1 (T)||2 (W)||2 (W)||2 (W)||7||3||26||7||19||30||1|
|OHA ACADEMY PREP||2 (W)||2 (W)||2 (W)||0 (L)||6||3||21||16||5||48||2|
|LANGLEY EAGLES||2 (W)||0 (L)||2 (W)||0 (L)||4||2||9||22||-13||48||4|
|DIV A WEST||G# 1||G# 2||G# 3||G# 4||PTS||#W||GF||GA||+/-||PIM||R|
|SHAWNIGAN LAKE ACADEMY PREP||0 (L)||0 (L)||0 (L)||0 (L)||0||0||11||25||-14||6|
|ROCKY MOUNTAIN ROUGHRIDERS||0 (L)||0 (L)||0 (L)||0 (L)||0||0||5||21||-16||44||5|
|SEACOAST PERFORMANCE ACADEMY||1 (T)||2 (W)||0 (L)||2 (W)||5||2||21||12||9||44||3|
|DIV B NORTH||G# 1||G# 2||G# 3||G# 4||PTS||#W||GF||GA||+/-||PIM||R|
|BWC ACADEMY PREP||2 (W)||2 (W)||0 (L)||2 (W)||6||3||24||10||14||28||2|
|PACIFIC COAST ACADEMY||0 (L)||0 (L)||0 (L)||0 (L)||0||0||5||27||-22||32||6|
|NORTH VANCOUVER STORM||0 (L)||1 (T)||0 (L)||2 (W)||3||1||13||10||3||20||5|
|DIV B SOUTH||G# 1||G# 2||G# 3||G# 4||PTS||#W||GF||GA||+/-||PIM||R|
|BC NORTH ZONE KINGS||0 (L)||1 (T)||2 (W)||2 (W)||5||2||16||19||-3||3|
|SAN JOSE JR SHARKS||2 (W)||0 (L)||2 (W)||0 (L)||4||2||9||10||-1||18||4|
|ALASKA NORTH STARS||2 (W)||2 (W)||2 (W)||2 (W)||8||4||21||5||16||39||1|
Bantam Elite Playoff Round
A1 VS B4
|WEST VAN ACADEMY PREP||5|
|SAN JOSE JR SHARKS U14||0|
|A2 VS B3|
|OHA ACADEMY PREP||3|
|BC NORTH ZONE||7|
|B1 VS A4|
|ALASKA NORTH STARS U14||5|
|B2 VS A3|
|BWC ACADEMY PREP||3|
|(A1 VS A3 – tied 3-3 in RR)|
|WEST VAN ACADEMY PREP||4|
|(B1 VS B3)|
|ALASKA NORTH STARS U14||2|
|BC NORTH ZONE||1|
|(B1 VS A1)|
|ALASKA NORTH STARS U14||4|
|WEST VAN ACADEMY PREP||3|
|(B3 VS A3)|
|BC NORTH ZONE||2|