PCAHA BA1 Playoff Round 1 complete – one scare, one upset

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The first round of the PCAHA Bantam Tier 1 playoffs is now complete. The round was a single game elimination round, with the match ups featuring top 8 vs bottom 8, beginning with 1 vs 16.

Not surprisingly, in this format one would anticipate that the top four teams are much assured of a win, as the bottom 4 are usually teams having a tough time in a lower Flight.

In future perhaps a format that gives the top four a bye to round two would be better for everyone involved, as the top two teams combined for a 26-2 result in the first two series.

That said, in series 3, #3 ranked Richmond, who finished with a 10-4-6 regular season record, only narrowly defeated #14 seeded Surrey, 3-2 on Feb 3. Surrey had finished the regular season in the #9 spot in Flight 2, with a 5-14-1 record.

After this close one, the next two series went as expected with #4 Van T-Birds downing #13 Chilliwack, 4-1; and #5 Hollyburn downing #12 Seafair, 3-0.

Series 6 however, was a different story, and provided the only real upset in the round, as #6 Cloverdale fell to #11 Semiahmoo, 2-0. Cloverdale had finished 8-9-3 and Semi had finished 3-11-6 record in Tier 1.

In series 7, #7 Abby handled #10 Coquitlam, 5-1.

In series 8, a pick ’em between #8 Langley, with a 6-12-2 record vs #9 Ridge Meadows, with a 6-11-3 record, Ridge Meadows prevailed, 3-2.

 

Series results:

Bantam Tier 1 Home Team GF Visitor Team GF
1st vs 16th NSWC BA1-T1 10 South Delta BA1-T1 0
#1 Flight 1, 17-0-3 #10 Flight 2, 3-16-1
2nd vs 15th BWC BA1-T1 16 North Van BA1-T1 2
#2 Flight 1, 16-1-3 #9 Fllight 2, 5-14-1
3rd vs 14th Richmond BA1-T1 3 Surrey BA1-T1 2
#3 Flight 1, 10-4-6 #8 Flight 2, 6-12-2
4th vs 13th Van T-Birds BA1-T1 4 Chilliwack BA1-T1 1
#4 Flight 1, 11-5-4 #7 Flight 2, 9-5-2
5th vs 12th Hollyburn BA1-T1 3 Seafair BA1-T1 0
# 6 Flight 1, 9-10-1 #13 Flight 1, 1-16-3
6th vs 11th Cloverdale BA1-T1 0 Semiahmoo BA1-T1 2
#7 Flight 1, 8-9-3 #12 Flight 1, 3-11-6
7th vs 10th Abbotsford BA1-T1 5 Coquitlam BA1-T1 1
#8 Flight 1, 10-9-1 #11 Flight 1, 4-14-2
8th vs 9th Langley BA1-T1 2 Ridge Mdws BA1-T1 3
#9 Flight 1, 6-12-2 #10 Flight 1, 6-11-3