The Vancouver North East Chiefs captured the 2014-15 BC Major Midget League Championship with a 6-4 win in game two (2) of the Championship series against the Cariboo Cougars. The Chiefs will now host the Pacific Midget Regional Championship and take on the Alberta Midget AAA Champion in a best of three series.
The first period set the tone for the game with the teams exchanging scoring chances, big hits and goals. When the dust settled after 20 minutes it was 3-2 for the Chiefs. The Chiefs were led by a pair of goals from Matthew Davis and a beautiful breakaway from Caleb Fantillo, while the Cougars answered bag with goals from Joel Patsey and Mitchell Williams.
The second period was much like the first with each team showcasing top level talent in the League. The Chiefs made it a two (2) goal game with a marker from Lee early in the frame, but the Cougars quickly got one back just as a penalty expired with a point shot from Conor MacEachern. Again the Chiefs fought back to make it a 5-3 game with a nifty passing play finished off by Ziyan Karim.
Early in the 3rd period the Cougars cut the lead to one (1) with a great goal from Steven Jandric, but again this was short lived as Fantillo scored his second of the game to make it 6-4. The Cougars fought hard to get back into the game, but were unable.
Game One (1) Update
The Pacific Regional Championship will take place in British Columbia on April 3 - 5, 2015, where the BC MML champion will host the Alberta AAA Midget Hockey League champion in a best-of-three (3) series to determine the Pacific Representative at the 2015 TELUS Cup, which will be held in Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, from April 20-26, 2015.
The BC Hockey Major Midget League was established in 2004 to provide elite level 15, 16 and 17 year olds an opportunity to play within their own age group at a high level and be developed for the next level of hockey. These teams have an opportunity each year to compete for the National Midget Championship.