Here’s an early look at how things are starting off in the top two Midget divisions in the Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association (PCAHA).
In Flight 1, consisting of 12 A1 teams, two teams have set the pace so far, Seafair and Coquitlam, with 2-0-1 records. The teams they tied – each other – 5-5, in game 1.
Three teams are right behind them also undefeated, but with only two games under their belts – North Vancouver, Hollyburn and Richmond, all 2-0-0.
Ridge Meadows, Semiahmoo, Vancouver Thunderbirds are all 1-2-0.
Two teams have played three games without a win, North Shore Winter Club A1 (Midget Elite) and Abbotsford are both 0-2-1.
Langley is 0-2-1 and Surrey 0-1-0.
Coquitlam (16.3), Abbotsford (14.7), and Vancouver T-Birds (13.3) are winning the average PIM/game contest, with Semiahmoo (13) in hot pursuit. On the other end of the scale, Seafair and Surrey, averaging 4 minutes a game.
Flight 1 Standings
|3||North Van A1-T1||2||2||0||0||2||6||10||2||22||11|
|6||Ridge Mdws A1-T1||3||1||2||0||3||5||7||12||20||6.67|
|8||Van T-Birds A1-T1||3||1||2||0||2||4||6||9||40||13.33|
The Seattle Sno-Kings, a team consisting primarily of 15 year olds, has jumped out to the early lead in Flight 2, with three straight wins, and is averaging over 6 goals per game so far.
The team went eight straight in the Group 4 placement round, playing mostly against A2 teams.
The Sno-Kings started off with a 7-3 win against NSWC A2 in game 1, and have since posted two shutouts, 5-0 vs Chilliwack, and 7-0 vs New West.
Two other teams are tied with the Sno-Kings with 9 points, South Delta, who are 2-0-2, and NSWC A2s who are 2-2-1.
North Shore A2 and South Delta battled to a 2-2 Friday night, with the Storm showing a lot of grit, in game where the Winterhawks held a 34-11 shots on goal advantage.
North Shore are the only A2 team in the 11 team flight.
Aldergrove could be a team to watch, at 2-0-0. They downed NSWC 3-2 and New West 5-1. New West managed a tie vs South Delta, but were blown out 7-0 by the Sno-Kings had have just 3 GF vs 14 GA.
The Burnaby Winter Club A1s are the other team in the top group in the early going, with a 2-1-0 record, in three tight games. The Bruins edged Po Co 2-0 in their opener, Port Moody 2-1 in game 2 and lost 2-0 to NSWC in game three.
Port Moody 1-1-2 and Mission 1-1-1 are in sixth and seventh place.
New West, Chilliwack Po Co and Burnaby are all 0-2-1.
In the bad boy contest, Port Moody and Burnaby are in front, averaging over 20 minutes a game. First place Sno-Kings have the fewest, at 6.67.
Flight 2 Standings
|2||South Delta A1-T1||4||2||0||2||3||9||12||9||63||15.75|
|6||Port Moody A1-T2||4||1||1||2||1||5||12||11||90||22.5|
|8||New West A1-T2||3||0||2||1||3||4||3||14||24||8|
|10||Po Co A1-T1||3||0||2||1||2||3||5||9||28||9.33|