Mac’s Midget – OK Rockets will face Cariboo in QF

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Okanagan Rockets goalie Bailey Monteith makes a save on Caden Cabana of the Lloydminster Inland Steel Bobcats during Macs AAA Hockey Tournament in Calgary on Monday. Photo by Al Charest/Postmedia.

 

December 31, 2019

Calgary, Alberta

Two of the four BC-based teams competing in this years Mac’s Tournament will advance to the quarter finals – and face each other.

The Okanagan Rockets had already clinched in first place their pool, with three straight wins, before dropping their final 2-1 to the Lloydminster Bobcats Monday.

The Rockets had defeated Okotoks 6-2 in their opener on Boxing Day Thursday, downed Swift Current 4-0 on Saturday, and posted a 3-1 win over Ft. Saskatchewan Sunday.

They will meet BC rival Cariboo Cougars in the quarter playoff round at noon Tuesday. The Rockets lead the BCMML, by six points over the third place Cougars, with a 20-2-1-1 record.

The Cougars had opened the tourney with a 7-2 win over Airdrie on Thursday, then dropped a 3-2 decision to Moose Jaw on Friday, before rebounding with a 5-1 win over Calgary Royals on Saturday. They downed the St. Albert Raiders 3-2 on Sunday to finish second in their division, one point back of Moose Jaw Warriors, who had finished with three wins and a tie (3-3 vs St. Albert Monday afternoon).

Moose Jaw will face first place Chicago Mission next. Mission won it’s final game 4-3 over the Calgary Flames.

North Vancouver based North West Hawks finished 2-2-0, for third place in their pool, two points back of the Saskatoon Blazers. Chicago Mission finished first, with a 4-0-0 record.

The Hawks lost their opener Thursday to Chicago Mission 4-1, then edged Red Deer 5-4 Friday, and Calgary Flames 2-1 last night. They lost 6-1 to the Blazers in game 4, Monday morning.

The Hawks do not advance to the playoff round.

The fourth BC based team, the North East Chiefs based in Coquitlam, tied Beardys Blackhawks 6-6 in their opener on Boxing Day, then downed Northern Alberta’s Grande Peace Storm 4-2 in their second game Saturday. They downed Calgary Northstars 6-5 on Sunday, then lost a 3-2 heart-breaker to the Saskatoon Contacts on Monday, eliminating them from the playoff round.

The Contacts will meet the Calgary Buffaloes in the final quarter final match up.

The quarter finals will all be played early Tuesday, with the semis starting at 3:00 pm in the afternoon.

The two finalists will face off at the ScotiaBank Saddle Dome, at 4:30PM on New Year’s Day.

Quarter Finals:

Saskatoon Blazers vs Prince Albert Mintos

Chicago Mission vs Moose Jaw Warriors

Okanagan Rockets vs Cariboo Cougars

Saskatoon Contacts vs Calgary Buffalos

 

Scroll down to see current BCMML team league standings.

 

 

Mac’s Tourney Final Round Robin Standings – 8:30 AM, December 31, 2019

Legend: Team – GP, W, L, T, Points, GF, GA, PIM, Plus/Minus

POOL 1
Calgary Buffaloes 4 3 1 0 6 19 7 54 12
Prince Albert Mintos 4 2 0 2 6 16 9 38 7
AK Bars Academy 4 2 1 1 5 20 7 39 13
Lethbridge Hurricanes 4 1 2 1 3 9 11 46 -2
Sherwood Park Ennis Kings 4 0 4 0 0 4 34 54 -30
POOL 2
Chicago Mission 4 4 0 0 8 20 10 40 10
Saskatoon Blazers 4 3 1 0 6 15 7 54 8
Vancouver NW Hawks 4 2 2 0 4 9 15 48 -6
Red Deer Optimist Chiefs 4 1 3 0 2 12 15 36 -3
Calgary Flames 4 0 4 0 0 6 15 58 -9
POOL 3
Okanagan Rockets 4 3 1 0 6 14 5 50 9
Okotoks Bow Mark Oilers 4 2 1 1 5 10 10 54 0
Fort Saskatchewan BP Rangers 4 2 2 0 4 9 10 42 -1
Lloydminster Inland Steel Bobcats 4 1 1 2 4 10 10 36 0
Swift Current Legionnaires 4 0 3 1 1 5 13 42 -8
POOL 4
Moose Jaw Warriors 4 3 0 1 7 15 9 42 6
Cariboo Cougars 4 3 1 0 6 17 8 50 9
St Albert Nektar Raiders 4 2 1 1 5 19 9 58 10
Airdrie CFR Bisons 4 0 3 1 1 10 22 56 -12
Calgary Royals 4 0 3 1 1 8 21 44 -13
POOL 5
Saskatoon Contacts 4 2 1 1 5 17 11 68 6
Vancouver NE Chiefs 4 2 1 1 5 18 16 48 2
Calgary Northstars 4 2 2 0 4 14 18 32 -4
Beardys Blackhawks 4 1 1 2 4 17 18 42 -1
Grande Peace Ernies Sports Storm 4 0 2 2 2 11 14 36 -3

 

 

 

Current BC Major Midget League Standings – 12.29.19

RK Team GP W L T OTL PTS GF GA DIFF PTS% PIM
1 24 20 2 1 1 42 119 47 72 0.875 427
2 26 19 6 0 1 39 103 54 49 0.750 444
3 24 17 5 1 1 36 98 46 52 0.750 285
4 26 17 7 0 2 36 105 78 27 0.692 480
5 23 17 6 0 0 34 116 64 52 0.739 435
6 26 10 15 0 1 21 80 94 -14 0.404 422
7 23 6 10 2 5 19 51 74 -23 0.413 294
8 24 7 14 3 0 17 67 95 -28 0.354 612
9 26 8 17 1 0 17 68 116 -48 0.327 373
10 26 7 19 0 0 14 56 137 -81 0.269 453
11 26 5 20 0 1 11 62 120 -58 0.212 548