Only one series remains to be decided in PCAHA Tier 2 Bantam Round 2. The top 3 seeds are through the Final 4, which opens Friday, February 27 at NSWC.
#4 North Delta and #5 Vancouver T-Birds will play a tie-breaker Monday, February 23 at Sungod in North Delta.
Here’s a recap of Round 2:
#1 NSWC A2 vs #8 Ridge Meadows A2, NSWC Advance
#1 ranked NSWC A2s came out flying in Pitt Meadows Thursday night, and skated to a 9-0 win over #8 seeded Ridge Meadows A2 Rustlers, to be the first team through to the Final 4 in Tier 2 PCAHA bantam playoffs.
The Rustlers gave the Winterhawks a scare in game 1, tying the game at 2-2 with just under a minute to go; before the Hawks roared back to get the winner a few seconds later.
Ridge Meadows had upset #3 seed BWC A2s, 4-1 in the first round to take the #8 seed into the semi.
NSWC A2 finished the regular season in first place in Flight 2, with a 15-3-2 record, 18 spts, for 50 points, 7 points ahead of #2 Port Moody A1s.
Ridge Meadows were 7-7-6 in regular season play, finishing 6th in Flight 4.
#2 Port Moody A1 vs #7 Langley A2, Port Moody win in two straight
#2 seed Port Moody A1 downed #7 seed Langley A2s, 8-3 last Friday, February 13; and closed out the series with a 4-1 in Langley, February 20.
Port Moody downed Coquitlam A2s, 6-2 in round 1. Langley had advanced with a 2-0 shutout over New Westminster A1.
Port Moody finished the regular season 12-6-2 in the regular season, Langley 0-11-1.
#3 Vancouver A1 vs #6 Mission A1 – Vancouver through on two shutouts
Vancouver Spirit A1s downed Mission 6-0 on Monday, February 16 at Britannia in a penalty filled game, with Mission assessed 47 minutes and Vancouver 25 minutes, including one major for each team(15 minutes each).
In the rematch Saturday, February 21, Vancouver posted a second shutout, 3-0. Vancouver were assessed 8 PIMs, Mission 27 PIMs, on six minors and a major.
Vancouver A1 downed Chilliwack A2 4-2 in Round 1, Mission advanced on a 4-1 win over Semiahmoo A2.
Vancouver finished the regular seson with an 11-7-2 record, Mission were #1 in Flight 3, at 16-2-2.
# 4 North Delta A1 vs #5 Vancouver T-Birds A2 – Tie-breaker Monday night
#5 T-Birds edged #4 North Delta 3-2 in the opener February 16 and then dropped the return game at home to North Delta, 3-0 on February 18, forcing a tie-breaker Monday night at Sungod.
North Delta finished the regular season with a 9-5-6 record to finish one point ahead of the T-Birds, 11-8-1.
In their head to head series in the regular season, the teams split, with T-Birds winning the first game 6-5 and then losing 5-1 on Jan. 26.
The T-Birds downed Abbotsford A2 4-1 in Round 1, while North Delta advanced on a 6-2 win vs North Vancouver A2.
The two top Final 4 teams will advance to the Provincial Championships, hosted by Cranbrook, starting March 15.
|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||0||NSWC BA2-T2||9||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||1||Pt Moody BA1-T2||4||20-Feb||George Preston||19:45|
|3 vs 6||Vancouver BA1-T2||6||Mission BA1-T2||0||16-Feb||Britannia||19:45|
|6 vs 3||Mission BA1-T2||0||Vancouver BA1-T2||3||21-Feb||Leisure Centre||16:30|
|4 vs 5||North Delta BA1-T2||2||Van T-Birds BA2-T2||3||16-Feb||Sungod||19:45|
|5 vs 4||Van T-Birds BA2-T2||0||North Delta BA1-T2||3||17-Feb||Kitsilano||20:45|
|4 vs 5||North Delta BA1-T2||Van T-Birds BA2-T2||23-Feb||Sungod||19:45|