March 4, 2019
The Semiahmoo Ravens wrapped up their Final 4 weekend with three straight wins to claim this year’s PCAHA Peewee Tier 1 Championship title. All four of the top regular season teams had advanced to the Final 4.
The Ravens opened with an 8-0 shutout of the #4 seeded Langley Eagles on Friday, then downed #3 NSWC 8-5 on Saturday (with two empty netters), and finished with a 4-2 decision over host #2 BWC.
In the game vs NSWC on Saturday, North Shore jumped out to a 2-0 lead at the end of the first, but Semi regrouped quickly with two goals early in the second, and then added three more, to finish the period 5-3.
It was 6-3 about three minutes into the third, but North Shore battled back, and with 3:39 left got it to 6-5.
Semiahmoo scored their first empty netter with 34 seconds left, and then got another one with 0.7 seconds left, to finish the game 8-5. Shots were 42 – 34 for Semi.
In the game Sunday vs BWC, Semi again fell behind, 1-0 after the first and 2-0 early in the second, before rallying to take a 2-2 tie into the third.
Semi got their first lead less than a minute into the final frame, on a high shot that went in off the top of the goaltenders stick. The insurance goal came with 2:45 remaining, to close it out at 4-2.
Shots finished 33-30 for Semi.
As the Ravens are hosting the Provincials and finished first, the #2 and #3 teams also advance this year (typically only two represent the PCAHA, except when a PCAHA team is hosting).
A tie breaker was necessary to determine the other two teams to advance, as they finished in three way tie, all with 1 win and 2 losses.
BWC had lost 4-2 to NSWC in their opener, posted an 8-5 win over Langley in their second game, and then finished with the 4-2 loss to Semi.
NSWC had opened with the 4-2 win over BWC, then lost 8-5 to Semi, and 4-3 to Langley in their final game.
Langley got better as the round robin progressed. After starting with the 8-0 loss to Semi, they battled BWC hard in game two – the game was tied 5-5 early in the third – but eventually fell as BWC scored two and added an empty netter to close it at 8-5. Langley then finished with the 4-3 win over North Shore on Sunday.
In the tiebreaker, BWC and NSWC advanced on better goals for and against differentials (GF / GF+GA).
BWC was 12/25 (.480); NSWC 12/26 (.461); and Langley was 9/28 (.321).
Peewee A1 Tier 1 Final 4 Scores, all games at Burnaby Winter Club:
|4 vs 1||Langley A1 (0)||Semi A1 (8)||Fri Mar 1, 2019||18:00|
|2 vs 3||BWC A1 (2)||NSWC A1 (4)||Fri Mar 1, 2019||20:00|
|2 vs 4||BWC A1 (8)||Langley (5)||Sat Mar 2, 2019||13:30|
|1 vs 3||Semi A1 (8)||NSWC A1 (5)||Sat Mar 2, 2019||15:30|
|3 vs 4||NSWC A1 (3)||Langley A1 (4)||Sun Mar 3, 2019||12:15|
|1 vs 2||Semi A1 (4)||BWC A1 (2)||Sun Mar 3, 2019||14:00|
Here’s how Round 2 finished:
Favorites swept all series (first to four points)
|Peewee Tier 1 Round 2|
|1 vs 8||Semi A1-T1||South Delta A1-T1||Semi 10-0|
|8 vs 1||South Delta A1-T1||Semi A1-T1||Semi 8-2|
|2 vs 7||BWC A1-T1||Van T-Birds A1-T1||BWC 6-1|
|7 vs 2||Van T-Birds A1-T1||BWC A1-T1||BWC 4-2|
|3 vs 6||NSWC A1-T1||RM A1-T1||NSWC 3-1|
|6 vs 3||RM A1-T1||NSWC A1-T1||NSWC 5-2|
|4 vs 5||Langley A1-T1||Richmond A1-T1||Langley 6-1|
|5 vs 4||Richmond A1-T1||Langley A1-T1||Langley 5-3|
Final PCAHA Peewee Tier 1, regular season league standings.
|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|