BCHL – update – Coquitlam, Penticton, Nanaimo leading

in regular season

 

 

 

January 5, 2020

The BCHL is now about three quarters through the 58 game regular season.

Here’s a quick overview of current standings, scoring leaders and top goalies.

 

League Standings

 

Mainland

The Coquitlam Express, continue to lead the league by a good margin.

They’re now 36W-5L in 41 games, with an .878 winning percentage.

The team’s top five offensive leaders are all from out of province, led by Greg Lapointe of Granby, QC, (01), with 24G-18A, 42 points in 41 games.

Three Lower Mainlanders are tied for 6th in team scoring.

Two are former BWC Academy teammates: Tyler Schleppe is 13G-13A in 41 games, and Massimo Rizzo, with the Vees last year, is 11G-15A in 26 games. Cooper Connell of West Van is also 11G-15A in 41 games.

The Express now lead second place Chilliwack Chiefs, by 25 points.

The Chiefs, with 47 points, are eight up on the Langley Rivermen, and 11 up on the Surrey Eagles.

The Prince George Spruce Kings trail the division, with 33 points.

 

Interior

The Penticton Vees, have the league’s second best overall record, with 30W-10L-1OTL,1SOL and 62 points and the top of the Interior Division. The Vees are eight points up on the Trail Smoke Eaters.

Vernon Vipers, Salmon Arm and Wenatchee are tied at 44 points.

Merritt and West Kelowna are both struggling, with 24 and 21 points respectively, bringing up the rear.

 

Island

It remains a very tight race for first place on the Island.

The Nanaimo Clippers have slipped back into a one point lead over the Cowichan Valley Capitals. The Clips are 26W-12L-2OTL-2SOL for 56 points, while the Caps are 25-12L-4OTL-1SOL, 55 points.

Alberni Valley Bulldogs in are in third with 44 points, two up on the Powell River Kings.

Victoria Grizzlies are at the bottom with 16W-26L, and 32 points.

 

 

 

Team Scoring

The Penticton Vees lead team scoring, with 158 goals in 42 games, two more than Coquitlam Express and three more than Trail.

Cowichan Valley are also in the top group, with 151. The next highest are the Alberni Bulldogs with 137.

Three Trail players lead the individual scoring race.

Defensively, the Express lead with just 81 goals against. Next are Nanaimo, with 91 against. The two top goalies play for these two teams.

Merritt have given up 184, at the other end of the scale.

 

 

 

Individual Leaders

Kent Johnson, a 2002 born Port Moody native, continues to lead the league in scoring, with 29G-47A, 76 points in 38 GP for the Trail Smoke Eaters.

He’s put up 15 points over the last five games.

Owen Ozar also of the Smokies, is next with 19G-32A, 51 points, in 38 games. Ozar is from Prince Albert, SK.

Rounding out the Top 3 is Michael Colella, another Smokie. Collela is from Turnersville, NJ.

 

Goalies

 

 

Goalies

There is no shortage of goaltending talent in the league this year, with four goalies posting save percentages above .920.

Clay Stevenson (99) of the Coquitlam Express, is leading the league with an incredible 26W in 28 games, with just 48GA, a .937 save percentage, and 1.70 GGA.

Jordan Naylor (00) in Nanaimo, is posting the best save percentage, at .944, with 19W-5L-2OTL in 26 games, and is posting the only other GGA under 2.00 – at 1.73.

Yaniv Perets (00) of Penticton, is posting the third best winning record, with 18W-6L-1OTL, with a GGA at 2.22, and a save percentage of .915.

Logan Terness (02) is the youngest of the leaders, in Trail, with a 18W-7L-2OTL record, at .932 and 2.38.

 

 

Standings: 1.5.2020

Island GP W L OTL SOL T PTS OTW GF GA DIFF PCT PIM
1 Nanaimo Clippers 42 26 12 2 2 0 56 2 131 91 40 0.667 528
2 Cowichan Valley Capitals 42 25 12 4 1 0 55 2 151 128 23 0.655 565
3 Alberni Valley Bulldogs 38 21 15 0 2 0 44 2 137 127 10 0.579 386
4 Powell River Kings 42 20 20 2 0 0 42 0 125 141 -16 0.500 449
5 Victoria Grizzlies 42 16 26 0 0 0 32 4 114 164 -50 0.381 436
Mainland GP W L OTL SOL T PTS OTW GF GA DIFF PCT PIM
1 x – Coquitlam Express 41 36 5 0 0 0 72 3 156 81 75 0.878 613
2 Chilliwack Chiefs 40 19 12 5 4 0 47 1 131 112 19 0.588 498
3 Langley Rivermen 39 18 18 1 1 1 39 1 127 129 -2 0.500 637
4 Surrey Eagles 40 15 19 2 4 0 36 1 113 135 -22 0.450 490
5 Prince George Spruce Kings 40 14 21 2 3 0 33 2 109 137 -28 0.413 360
Interior GP W L OTL SOL T PTS OTW GF GA DIFF PCT PIM
1 x – Penticton Vees 42 30 10 1 1 0 62 3 158 103 55 0.738 414
2 Trail Smoke Eaters 42 25 13 2 1 1 54 0 155 121 34 0.643 529
3 Vernon Vipers 40 21 17 1 1 0 44 2 112 114 -2 0.550 394
4 Salmon Arm Silverbacks 40 21 17 1 1 0 44 5 121 120 1 0.550 577
5 Wenatchee Wild 41 20 17 3 1 0 44 2 133 136 -3 0.537 412
6 Merritt Centennials 40 10 26 1 3 0 24 1 112 184 -72 0.300 592
7 West Kelowna Warriors 39 7 25 5 2 0 21 1 93 155 -62 0.269 469

 

Top 20 Goal Scorers – 1.5.2020

Name # Pos BY Team GP G A PTS Pt/G PPG PIM PIMPG Hometown
1 Kent Johnson 19 C ’02 TRA 38 29 47 76 2.00 13 15 0.39 Port Moody, BC
2 Owen Ozar 9 RW ’00 TRA 38 19 32 51 1.34 9 53 1.39 Prince Albert, SK
3 Michael Colella 13 LW ’99 TRA 42 17 31 48 1.14 4 18 0.43 Turnersville, NJ
4 Jay O’Brien 9 F ’99 PEN 33 15 32 47 1.42 4 43 1.3 Hingham, MA
5 Cody Monds 19 F ’01 VIC 41 18 26 44 1.07 8 10 0.24 Brockville, ON
6 Lukas Sillinger 22 F ’00 PEN 40 15 29 44 1.10 4 8 0.2 Regina, SK
7 David Silye 12 F ’99 PEN 42 15 29 44 1.05 4 14 0.33 Arnprior, ON
8 Cristophe Tellier 27 C ’00 SUR 40 21 22 43 1.08 5 39 0.98 Sherbrooke , QC
9 Brendan Budy 4 F ’00 LAN 36 17 26 43 1.19 5 61 1.69 Langley, BC
10 Danny Weight 7 F ’01 PEN 42 17 26 43 1.02 8 39 0.93 Lattingtown, NY
11 Greg Lapointe 6 F ’01 COQ 41 24 18 42 1.02 6 34 0.83 Granby, PQ
12 Luc Wilson 22 LW ’01 CV 41 13 29 42 1.02 7 26 0.63 Duncan , BC
13 Noah Wakeford 20 F ’00 SA 40 16 25 41 1.03 5 32 0.8 Salmon Arm, BC
14 Akito Hirose 21 D ’99 SA 40 8 33 41 1.03 2 14 0.35 Sicamous, BC
15 Dimitri Mikrogiannakis 4 RD ’99 CV 42 7 32 39 0.93 4 55 1.31 Aurora , ON
16 Joshua Bourne 19 F ’99 NAN 42 20 18 38 0.90 4 14 0.33 Richmond, BC
17 Philippe Lapointe 20 F ’00 TRA 21 15 23 38 1.81 7 29 1.38 Hinsdale, IL
18 Matt Kowalski 7 RW ’99 VER 40 20 17 37 0.93 3 16 0.4 Vernon, BC
19 Ethan Scardina 7 F ’00 NAN 37 17 20 37 1.00 5 22 0.59 White Rock, BC
20 Hudson Schandor 17 F ’00 SUR 40 14 23 37 0.93 3 30 0.75 North Van, BC

 


Top Goaltenders
1.5.2020

# Name By Team GP W L OTL T GA SV% GAA SO Min
1 31 Clay Stevenson ’99 COQ 28 26 2 0 0 48 0.937 1.70 3 1689
2 51 Jordan Naylor ’00 NAN 26 19 5 2 0 45 0.944 1.73 5 1557
3 1 Yaniv Perets ’00 PEN 28 18 6 1 0 60 0.915 2.22 5 1623
4 35 Zachary Bennett ’00 NAN 16 6 7 0 0 36 0.932 2.33 3 928
5 1 Logan Terness ’02 TRA 31 18 7 2 0 69 0.932 2.38 0 1736
6 62 Mathieu Caron ’00 CHW 27 12 6 5 0 67 0.917 2.46 2 1636
7 35 Reilly Herbst ’00 VER 21 14 5 1 0 57 0.909 2.69 1 1271
8 1 Ethan Langenegger ’00 SA 32 18 12 0 0 87 0.912 2.73 2 1911
9 30 Thomas Scarfone ’00 SUR 28 11 10 2 0 74 0.918 2.74 0 1620
10 35 Derek Krall  ’99 PR 25 16 7 1 0 66 0.909 2.84 2 1392
11 29 Zach Borgiel ’00 CV 30 17 8 2 0 85 0.906 2.91 2 1754
12 35 Jett Alexander ’99 PG 35 12 16 1 0 94 0.9 2.97 0 1899
13 32 Daniel Chenard ’99 WEN 27 13 10 3 0 78 0.883 3.06 2 1528
14 30 Braedon Fleming ’99 LAN 33 16 14 0 0 94 0.886 3.11 2 1812
15 34 Ben Howard ’00 CV 16 8 4 2 0 41 0.897 3.13 1 787
16 31 Jackson Glassford ’01 AV 19 12 7 0 0 58 0.915 3.17 0 1097
17 30 Luke Pearson ’01 AV 21 9 8 0 0 65 0.909 3.24 2 1203
18 33 Johnny Derrick ’01 WK 23 3 12 1 0 58 0.904 3.41 1 1022
19 30 Noah Altman ’00 WEN 17 7 7 0 0 55 0.869 3.51 1 940
20 33 Matteo Paler-Chow ’99 TRA 23 9 10 0 1 68 0.881 3.56 0 1147