The first two games are now complete in Round 2 of the Bantam Tier 2 PCAHA playoffs, a first to four point semi-final series.
#2 seed Port Moody A1 downed #7 seed Langley A2s, 8-3 on Friday, February 13. The rematch is scheduled for next Friday, February 20 at George Preston in Langley.
Saturday night NSWC downed Ridge Meadows A2 in a tight 3-2 match. Ridge Meadows had upset #3 seed BWC A2s, 4-1 last week in the first round single game elimination round to take the #8 seed into the semi.
On Saturday, North Shore opened a 2-0 lead after one on goals from Jason Chu (UA) and Jarret Raymond (Nicolas Drapkin, Chu), and then got into penalty problems in period two, which saw Ridge close the game to 2-1 on a goal from Jamie Dimtrijevic from Nash Bogden with 2:38 left in the frame.
Ridge then scored to tie after pulling the goalie with 0:55 left in the third. Ryan van Boven banged in a rebound on a goal mouth scramble – with helpers from Travis Innis and Logan Kirki.
NSWC then pulled it out of the fire on the next shift with 37 seconds left. Kyle Jennings knocked in a rebound on a shot from Jack McIntosh on a feed from Jason Chu.
Jeffery Sunshine stopped 23 shots for Ridge Meadows; Max Corbin stopped 16 for the Winterhawks.
The other two series start Monday, with #3 Vancouver Spirit A1 facing # 6 Mission A1, and # 4 Vancouver T-Birds meeting #5 North Delta A1s.
The final game in Round 2 will be played Saturday, February 21, barring a tie-breaker, between Mission and Vancouver.
Winners of this round advance to a Final 4 round robin, hosted by North Shore Winter Club.
|BANTAM TIER 2 – ROUND 2|
|1 vs 8||NSWC BA2-T2||3||Ridge Mdws BA2-T2||2||14-Feb||NSWC||20:15|
|8 vs 1||Ridge Mdws BA2-T2||NSWC BA2-T2||19-Feb||Pitt Meadows||18:45|
|2 vs 7||Pt Moody BA1-T2||8||Langley BA2-T2||3||13-Feb||Pt Moody||19:30|
|7 vs 2||Langley BA2-T2||Pt Moody BA1-T2||20-Feb||George Preston||19:45|
|3 vs 6||Vancouver BA1-T2||Mission BA1-T2||16-Feb||Britannia||19:45|
|6 vs 3||Mission BA1-T2||Vancouver BA1-T2||21-Feb||Leisure Centre||16:30|
|4 vs 5||North Delta BA1-T2||Van T-Birds BA2-T2||16-Feb||Sungod||19:45|
|5 vs 4||Van T-Birds BA2-T2||North Delta BA1-T2||17-Feb||Kitsilano||20:45|