March 5, 2019
The BWC A2 Bruins wrapped up their Final 4 Tuesday night at North Shore Winter Club with a 4-3 decision over Port Moody A1 to capture the PCAHA Peewee Tier 2 Championship title.
All of the Top 4 regular season Tier 2 teams had advanced to the Final 4.
BWC A2 came through as the top ranked team, having played in Flight 1 all season, the only A2 team in the group, finishing 8th, with a 6-13-1 record.
The other three teams all came out of Flight 2.
Port Moody A1 Panthers finished at the top of flight, with a 17-2-1 record. NSWC A2 Winterhawks finished 3rd, three wins back of Cloverdale A1-T1. Hollyburn A1-T2 Huskies were one win back of NSWC in the #4 spot. The flight included a total of six Tier 1 teams.
The Bruins opened with an 6-0 shutout of the Huskies on Saturday, then downed NSWC 9-2 on Monday, before wrapping up with the win over Port Moody on Tuesday night.
In the final game, BWC opened with a 1-0 lead after the first, after a shot from the point on the power play late in the period found its way through traffic and into the top of the net. BWC controlled most of the play during the frame which finished with shots at 14-4 for BWC.
BWC went up 2-0 midway through the second at even strength, on a shot from the slot. Shots were 16-8 at that point.
Port Moody took advantage of a power play late in the period to make it 2-1, with 1:51 left in the frame, but BWC bounced right back just 40 seconds later on another point shot, to close out the period with a 3-1 lead. Shots were 21-15 BWC.
In the final frame, Port Moody made things interesting with 7:00 left, narrowing the score to 3-2.
But again, BWC responded with the next goal, with 3:23 to go, the insurance marker.
Sure enough, they’d need it, as the team got into penalty problems late, and faced a 6 on 4 with the goaltender pulled over the last two minutes.
Port Moody eventually scored on a goal mouth scramble, but there were only 5.3 seconds left on the clock.
Shots finished 32-22.
Both teams will advance to the Provincials, along with host team Hollyburn Huskies A1.
Hollyburn A1s started with the 6-0 loss to BWC, then tied Port Moody 3-3. Their final game vs NSWC was cancelled, as Hollyburn had already advanced as Provincial host team.
Peewee Tier 2 Final 4 Scores, all games at North Shore Winter Club
|4 vs 1||Hollyburn A1-T2||BWC A2-T2||BWC 6-0|
|2 vs 3||Pt. Moody A1-T2||NSWC A2-T2||Pt. Moody 9-7|
|2 vs 4||Pt. Moody A1-T2||Hollyburn A1-T2||3-3|
|1 vs 3||BWC A2-T2||NSWC A2-T2||BWC 9-2|
|3 vs 4||NSWC A2-T2||Hollyburn A1-T2||Cancelled|
|1 vs 2||BWC A2-T2||Pt. Moody A1-T2||BWC 4-3|
Here’s how Round 2 finished:
Favorites swept all series (first to four points)
|1 vs 8||BWC A2-T2||Van T-Birds A2-T2||BWC 6-3|
|8 vs 1||Van T-Birds A2-T2||BWC A2-T2||BWC 12-1|
|2 vs 7||Port Moody A1-T2||PoCo A1-T2||Pt. Moody 7-4|
|7 vs 2||PoCo A1-T2||Port Moody A1-T2||Pt. Moody 7-1|
|3 vs 6||NSWC A2-T2||Langley A2-T2||3-3|
|6 vs 3||Langley A2-T2||NSWC A2-T2||NSWC 6-3|
|4 vs 5||Hollyburn A1-T2||North Delta A1-T2||Hollyburn 5-4|
|5 vs 4||North Delta A1-T2||Hollyburn A1-T2||Hollyburn 2-1|
Final PCAHA Peewee Flight 1 and Flight 2, regular season league standings.
Peewee Flight 1
|6||Ridge Meadows A1-T1||20||11||8||1||9||32||83||86||-3||219|
|7||Van T-birds A1-T1||20||5||13||2||19||31||39||85||-46||98|
|9||South Delta A1-T1||20||2||18||0||17||21||29||124||-95||112|
Peewee Flight 2
|1||Port Moody A1-T2||20||17||2||1||16||51||115||61||54||106|
|7||North Van A1-T1||20||6||9||5||14||31||64||73||-9||166|
|9||North Delta A1-T2||20||8||9||3||6||25||72||77||-5||233|