Almost all the games in round one of the three Tier PCAHA midget league have now been played. All first round games are a single game elimination, with no over-times; ties requiring a tie-breaker game.
Here are the results so far.
Midget Tier 1
Three big upsets – almost four – have been the main feature of the round so far, with #14 BWC eliminating #3 Ridge Meadows, 3-1; #13 Abbotsford downing #4 Richmond, 3-2; and #12 Semiahmoo defeating #5 Surrey, 2-1.
The top two seeds, Seafair and North Van got through, Seafair on an 8-1 decision over #16 Port Coquitlam. North Van got a good scare in a 2-1 win vs #15 Vancouver Thunderbirds.
As expected the #8 vs #9 contest between NSWC and Hollyburn was a close one, with Hollyburn coming out on top in the away game, 3-1.
One series remains to be played: #7 Cloverdale vs #10 Chilliwack is set for Sunday night.
Results to date:
|MIDGET TIER 1|
|1 vs 16||Seafair MA1-T1||8||Pt. Coquitlam MA1-T1||1||7-Feb|
|2 vs 15||North Van MA1-T1||2||Van T-Birds MA1-T1||1||6-Feb|
|3 vs 14||Ridge Mdws MA1-T1||1||BWC MA1-T1||3||5-Feb|
|4 vs 13||Richmond MA1-T1||2||Abbotsford MA1-T1||3||2-Feb|
|5 vs 12||Surrey MA1-T1||1||Semiahmoo MA1-T1||2||2-Feb|
|6 vs 11||Langley MA1-T1||3||Coquitlam MA1-T1||1||2-Feb|
|7 vs 10||Cloverdale MA1-T1||–||Chilliwack MA1-T1||–||8-Feb|
|8 vs 9||NSWC MA1-T1||1||Hollyburn MA1-T1||3||6-Feb|
Midget Tier 2
In Tier 2, all eight top seeds over through, in stark contrast to all the upsets in Tier 1.
The top 3 seeds posted wide margins of victory, outscoring the bottom 3 by a 30-6 margin.
The 4 and 5 seeds posted comfortable 3 goal margins.
Only the 6 vs 11 and 7 vs 10 games were single goal wins.
#8 North Van handled #9 Semiahmoo, 5-0. to break the pattern.
|Midget Tier 2|
|1 vs 16||Aldergrove MA1-T2||8||Langley MA2-T2||2||5-Feb|
|2 vs 15||New West MA1-T2||11||Chilliwack MA2-T2||2||3-Feb|
|3 vs 14||North Delta MA1-T2||11||NSWC MA2-T2||2||2-Feb|
|4 vs 13||Mission MA1-T2||6||Abbotsford MA2-T2||3||2-Feb|
|5 vs 12||Vancouver MA1-T2||3||Ridge Mdws MA2-T2||0||2-Feb|
|6 vs 11||Coquitlam MA2-T2||2||Surrey MA2-T2||1||5-Feb|
|7 vs 10||Pt. Moody MA1-T2||5||Van T-Birds MA2-T2||4||2-Feb|
|8 vs 9||North Van MA2-T2||5||Semiahmoo MA2-T2||0||4-Feb|
Midget Tier 3
Two series are left to complete in Tier 3, with #4 Aldergrove facing #11 Seafair, Sunday night; and a tie-breaker featuring #7 North Van A3s vs #8 Cloverdale A3s yet to be scheduled.
In the remaining six series, all the top seeds advanced.
|1 vs 14||Ridge Mdws MA3-T3||3||Burnaby MA3-T3||1||2-Feb|
|2 vs 13||S.S. Coast MA1-T3||3||Semiahmoo MA3-T3||2||8-Feb|
|3 vs 12||Coquitlam MA3-T3||9||Chilliwack MA3-T3||2||6-Feb|
|4 vs 11||Aldergrove MA2-T3||–||Seafair MA3-T3||–||8-Feb|
|5 vs 10||West Van MA1-T3||3||Vancouver MA2-T3||3||3-Feb|
|West Van MA1-T3||6||Vancouver MA2-T3||0||8-Feb|
|6 vs 9||Surrey MA3-T3||3||North Delta MA2-T3||2||5-Feb|
|7 vs 8||North Van MA3-T3||1||Cloverdale MA3-T3||1||6-Feb|
|North Van MA3-T3||–||Cloverdale MA3-T3||–||TBA|