March 4, 2014
Sometimes it’s a topsy turvy world in hockey – especially at playoff time.
In Tier 2, top seeded BWC A2s failed to notch any points in their first two games and were out of contention after two, and were the only one of the Final Four teams not to advance to the Provincials.
Mission secured first overall, also after two games, with 4 points from wins against NSWC (8-4) and Abby (9-0). They were also automatically guaranteed a trip to the provincials, as the host team; so the second and third place PCAHA teams also advanced this year.
So all that was left to decide Monday night was the second and third place seedings in an otherwise meaningless game between NSWC A2s and Abbotsford A2.
The game ended 2-2, and so seeding was decided by a coin toss, which NSWC won.
Abbotsford, who finished the regular Flight 2 season 8th with a 6-12-1 record, knocked out F4 tournament host Port Moody in two games 4-1, 4-0 to advance to the Final 4.
BWC A2s were moved to Flight 1 at Christmas and went 1-6-1 against the top A1 teams after dominating Flight 2 in the first half. The Bruins entered the Final 4 with 7-1 and 3-2 wins over the eighth seed Surrey A2 (finished 9th Flight 3).
Mission downed Vancouver T-Birds (4th, 10-5-5, Flight 3), 10-0 and 7-2 to advance to the F4.
NSWC advanced in three games over New West (2nd, 13-5-3, Flight 3).
Final 4 PCAHA Bantam Tier 2 match ups and schedule.
|Final 4||Date||Start Time||T1 F4 – All Games at Port Moody||GF||GF|
|1 v 4||1-Mar||15:45||BWC A2||2||Abbotsford A2||3|
|2 vs 3||1-Mar||17:30||Misson A1||8||NSWC A2||6|
|4 vs 2||2-Mar||16:15||Abbotsford A2||0||Mission A1||9|
|3 vs 1||2-Mar||18:00||NSWC A2||3||BWC A2||2|
|3 vs 4||3-Mar||18:00||NSWC A2||2||Abbotsford A2||2|
|1 vs 2||3-Mar||19:45||BWC A2||NP||Mission A1||NP|
|Sd||Bantam Tier 2 Final 4||GP||W||L||Pts||GF||GA||PIM|
|2||Mission Bant A1-T2||2||2||0||4||17||6||44|
|3||NSWC Bantam A2-T2||3||1||1||3||11||12||20|
|4||Abby Bantam A2-T2||3||1||1||3||5||13||40|
|1||BWC Bantam A2-T2||2||0||2||0||4||6||22|