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BCEHL Playoff Update: March 16-20, 2022

For Immediate Release

March 15, 2022

Saanichton, B.C. –  The BCEHL playoffs are in full-swing this weekend with all four leagues in action. It's time for the semi-finals in the Female U18 AAA and U18 AAA leagues after last weekend's opening round of games. In the U17 AAA league the quarter-final round begins on Friday with the eight remaining teams trying to do all they can to advance. In the U15 AAA league, the playoffs will get underway on Wednesday with all the teams in action in a brand-new playoff format. Dive into all the details for this weekend's playoff series' below.

Female U18 AAA

The Female U18 AAA playoffs continue this weekend with the (1) Fraser Valley Rush, (2) Northern Capitals and (3) Vancouver Island Seals entering the competition. Coming up this weekend the (1) Fraser Valley Rush will host the (4) Thompson-Okanagan Lakers, who advanced past the (5) Greater Vancouver Comets last weekend, and the (2) Northern Capitals will host the (3) Vancouver Island Seals. Below you will find the teams' seeding, playoff format and this upcoming weekend's slate of games.

Female U18 AAA Seeds

First Seed (1) - Fraser Valley Rush

Second Seed (2) - Northern Capitals

Third Seed (3) - Vancouver Island Seals

Fourth Seed (4) - Thompson-Okanagan Lakers

Fifth Seed (5) - Greater Vancouver Comets

 Playoff Format

March 11-13 (Survivor Series - Best of Three):

  • (4) Thompson-Okanagan Lakers vs. (5) Greater Vancouver Comets
    • The Thompson-Okanagan Lakers advanced with a 2-1 series win.

March 18-20 (Semi-Finals- Best of Three):

  • (1) Fraser Valley Rush hosting the (4) Thompson-Okanagan Lakers
  • (2) Northern Capitals hosting the (3) Vancouver Island Seals

March 25-27 (Championship - Best of Three):

  • Winners of the two semi-final series', hosted by the highest remaining seed

Friday’s Female U18 Playoff Games

Game One - (3) Vancouver Island Seals @ (2) Northern Capitals - 3:00 p.m. - Kin Centre

Game One - (4) Thompson-Okanagan Lakers @ (1) Fraser Valley Rush - 5:45 p.m. - Canlan Ice Sports Langley Twin Rinks

Saturday's Female U18 Playoff Games

Game Two - (2) Northern Capitals @ (3) Vancouver Island Seals - 10:00 a.m. - Kin Centre

Game Two - (1) Fraser Valley Rush @ (4) Thompson-Okanagan Lakers - 12:15 p.m. - Canlan Ice Sports Langley Twin Rinks

Sunday's Female U18 Playoff Games

Game Three (if necessary) - (3) Vancouver Island Seals @ (2) Northern Capitals - 9:00 a.m. - Kin Centre

Game Three (if necessary) - (4) Thompson-Okanagan Lakers @ (1) Fraser Valley Rush - 11:30 a.m. - Canlan Ice Sports Langley Twin Rinks

U18 AAA

The U18 AAA playoffs enter their semi-final stage this weekend after a thrilling opening round of playoff games. The first-seeded Vancouver NE Chiefs will host the Greater Vancouver Canadians, and the Vancouver NW Hawks will battle it out with the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds. Below you will find the teams' seeding, playoff format and this upcoming weekend's slate of games.

U18 AAA Seeds

First Seed (1) - Vancouver NE Chiefs

Second Seed (2) - Vancouver NW Hawks

Third Seed (3) - Fraser Valley Thunderbirds

Fourth Seed (4) - Greater Vancouver Canadians

Fifth Seed (5) - Valley West Giants

Sixth Seed (6) - Cariboo Cougars

Seventh Seed (7) - Okanagan Rockets

Eighth Seed (8) - North Island Silvertips 

Playoff Format

March 11-14 (Quarter-Finals - Best of Three):

  • (1) Vancouver NE Chiefs vs. (8) North Island Silvertips
    • The Vancouver NE Chiefs advanced with a 2-0 series win
  • (2) Vancouver NW Hawks vs. (7) Okanagan Rockets
    • The Vancouver NW Hawks advanced with a 2-0 series win.
  • (3) Fraser Valley Thunderbirds vs. (6) Cariboo Cougars
    • The Fraser Valley Thunderbirds advanced with a 2-0 series win.
  • (4) Greater Vancouver Canadians vs. (5) Valley West Giants
    • The Greater Vancouver Canadians advanced with a 2-1 series win.

March 18-20 (Semi-Finals - Best of Three):

  • (1) Vancouver NE Chiefs hosting the (4) Greater Vancouver Canadians
  • (2) Vancouver NW Hawks hosting the (3) Fraser Valley Thunderbirds

March 25-27 (Championship - Best of Three):

  • Winners of the two semi-finals, hosted at the highest remaining seed

Friday’s U18 Playoff Games

Game One - (4) Greater Vancouver Canadians @ (1) Vancouver NE Chiefs - 7:30 p.m. - Planet Ice Coquitlam

Game One - (3) Fraser Valley Thunderbirds @ (2) Vancouver NW Hawks - 2:00 p.m. - North Shore Winter Club

Saturday's U18 Playoff Games

Game Two - (2) Vancouver NW Hawks @ (3) Fraser Valley Thunderbirds - 2:00 p.m. - North Shore Winter Club

Game Two - (1) Vancouver NE Chiefs @ (4) Greater Vancouver Canadians - 3:00 p.m. - Scotia Barn

Sunday's U18 Playoff Games

Game Three (if necessary) - (3) Fraser Valley Thunderbirds @ (2) Vancouver NW Hawks - 9:00 a.m. - North Shore Winter Club

Game Three (if necessary) - (4) Greater Vancouver Canadians @ (1) Vancouver NE Chiefs - 11:15 a.m. - Scotia Barn

U17 AAA

Puck drops on the U17 AAA playoffs this weekend with the quarter-final stage of matchups getting us started. After a thrilling regular season, where the top-three teams were only separated by one point, the playoffs could make for even more drama. Below you will find the teams' seeding, playoff format and this upcoming weekend's slate of games.

U17 AAA Seeds

First Seed (1) - Vancouver NE Chiefs

Second Seed (2) - Fraser Valley Thunderbirds

Third Seed (3) - Greater Vancouver Canadians

Fourth Seed (4) - Valley West Giants

Fifth Seed (5) - Vancouver NW Hawks

Sixth Seed (6) - Okanagan Rockets

Seventh Seed (7) - Cariboo Cougars

Eighth Seed (8) - Thompson Blazers

Playoff Format

March 18-20 (Quarter-Finals - Best of Three):

  • (1) Vancouver NE Chiefs vs. (8) Thompson Blazers
  • (2) Fraser Valley Thunderbirds vs. (7) Cariboo Cougars
  • (3) Greater Vancouver Canadians vs. (6) Okanagan Rockets
  • (4) Valley West Giants vs. (5) Vancouver NW Hawks

March 25-27 (Semi-Finals - Best of Three):

  • Highest remaining seed hosting the lowest remaining seed
  • Second-highest remaining seed hosting the third-highest remaining seed

April 1-3 (Championship - Best of Three):

  • Winners of the two semi-finals, hosted at the highest remaining seed

Friday's U17 Playoff Games

Game One - (5) Vancouver NW Hawks @ (4) Valley West Giants - 1:45 p.m. - Canlan Ice Sports Langley Twin Rinks

Game One - (6) Okanagan Rockets @ (3) Greater Vancouver Canadians - 4:00 p.m. - Ladner Leisure Centre

Game One - (8) Thompson Blazers @ (1) Vancouver NE Chiefs - 4:30 p.m. - Planet Ice Coquitlam

Game One - (7) Cariboo Cougars @ (2) Fraser Valley Thunderbirds - 6:30 p.m. - Abbotsford Centre

Saturday's U17 Playoff Games

Game Two - (4) Valley West Giants @ (5) Vancouver NW Hawks - 9:30 a.m. - Planet Ice Delta

Game Two - (1) Vancouver NE Chiefs @ (8) Thompson Blazers - 11:15 a.m. - Scotia Barn

Game Two - (3) Greater Vancouver Canadians @ (6) Okanagan Rockets - 1:15 p.m. - Richmond Olympic Oval

Game Two - (2) Fraser Valley Thunderbirds @ (7) Cariboo Cougars - 2:00 p.m. - Abbotsford Centre

Sunday's U17 Playoff Games

Game Three (if necessary) - (8) Thompson Blazers @ (1) Vancouver NE Chiefs - 8:30 a.m. - Scotia Barn

Game Three (if necessary) - (5) Vancouver NW Hawks @ (4) Valley West Giants - 8:45 a.m. - Planet Ice Delta

Game Three (if necessary) - (6) Okanagan Rockets @ (3) Greater Vancouver Canadians - 10:00 a.m. - Richmond Olympic Oval

Game Three (if necessary) - (7) Cariboo Cougars @ (2) Fraser Valley Thunderbirds - 11:00 a.m. - Abbotsford Centre

U15 AAA

A brand-new playoff format which mimics the World Junior Championship will be showcased this year in the U15 AAA league as all teams will head to North Vancouver to take part in the Championship week. The league will be broken up into two pools of five, with each team playing four games against the other teams in their pool. After that the highest-seeded four teams in each pool will advance to the quarter-finals, with the highest round robin seed in each group taking on the fourth placed seed in the other group, and the second seed in each group crossing-over to play the third seed in the other group for the quarter-finals. After the round robin, it is single-elimination games until only one team remains. Below you will find the two pools, playoff format and this upcoming week's slate of games.

U15 Playoff Pools

Pool A:

  • Valley West Giants
  • Okanagan Rockets
  • Greater Vancouver Canadians
  • South Island Royals
  • Cariboo Cougars

Pool B:

  • Vancouver NW Hawks
  • Thompson Blazers
  • Fraser Valley Thunderbirds
  • Vancouver NE Chiefs
  • North Island Silvertips

Playoff Format

March 16-18 (Round Robin Play)

  • Each team plays against the four other teams in their group with the top four teams advancing to the quarter-finals

March 19 (Quarter-Finals)

  • QF 1 - 1A vs. 4B
  • QF 2 - 2B vs. 3A
  • QF 3 - 2A vs. 3B
  • QF 4 - 1B vs. 4A

March 19 (Consolation Game)

  • 5A vs. 5B

March 19 (Semi-Finals)

  • SF 1 - Winner of QF 1 vs. winner of QF 2
  • SF 2 - Winner of QF 3 vs. winner of QF 4

March 20 (Championship Final)

  • Winner of SF 1 vs. winner of SF 2

Wednesday's U15 Playoff Games

Fraser Valley Thunderbirds @ Vancouver NW Hawks - 12:30 p.m. - North Shore Winter Club

Greater Vancouver Canadians @ Valley West Giants - 3:15 p.m. - North Shore Winter Club

Okanagan Rockets @ South Island Royals - 4:30 p.m. - Karen Magnussen Arena

Vancouver NE Chiefs @ North Island Silvertips - 7:15 p.m. - Karen Magnussen Arena

Thursday's U15 Playoff Games

Valley West Giants @ Cariboo Cougars - 8:00 a.m. - Karen Magnussen Arena

South Island Royals @ Greater Vancouver Canadians - 8:15 a.m. - North Shore Winter Club

Vancouver NW Hawks @ Thompson Blazers - 11:15 a.m. - North Shore Winter Club

Vancouver NE Chiefs @ Fraser Valley Thunderbirds - 1:15 p.m. - Harry Jerome Rec Centre

Cariboo Cougars @ Okanagan Rockets - 4:15 p.m. - Karen Magnussen Arena

South Island Royals @ Valley West Giants - 5:00 p.m. - North Shore Winter Club

North Island Silvertips @ Vancouver NW Hawks - 7:00 p.m. - Karen Magnussen Arena

Thompson Blazers @ Fraser Valley Thunderbirds - 7:45 p.m. - North Shore Winter Club

Friday's U15 Playoff Games

Greater Vancouver Canadians @ Cariboo Cougars - 8:00 a.m. - Karen Magnussen Arena

Valley West Giants @ Okanagan Rockets - 8:15 a.m. - North Shore Winter Club

North Island Silvertips @ Thompson Blazers - 11:15 a.m. - North Shore Winter Club

Vancouver NW Hawks @ Vancouver NE Chiefs - 1:15 p.m. - Harry Jerome Rec Centre

Cariboo Cougars @ South Island Royals - 4:00 p.m. - Harry Jerome Rec Centre

Okanagan Rockets @ Greater Vancouver Canadians - 5:00 p.m. - North Shore Winter Club

Fraser Valley Thunderbirds @ North Island Silvertips - 6:45 p.m. - Harry Jerome Rec Centre

Thompson Blazers @ Vancouver NE Chiefs - 7:45 p.m. - North Shore Winter Club 

Saturday's U15 Playoff Games

QF 1 - 1A @ 4B - 8:00 a.m. - North Shore Winter Club

QF 2 - 2B @ 3A - 8:00 a.m. - Harry Jerome Rec Centre

QF 3 - 2A @ 3B - 10:45 a.m. - Harry Jerome Rec Centre

QF 4 - 1B @ 4A - 10:45 a.m. - North Shore Winter Club

Consolation Game - 5A @ 5B - 1:30 p.m. - Harry Jerome Rec Centre

SF 1 - Winner of QF 1 @ winner of QF 2 - 5:00 p.m. - North Shore Winter Club

SF 2 - Winner of QF 3 @ winner of QF 4 - 8:00 p.m. - North Shore Winter Club

Sunday's U15 Playoff Games

Championship Final - Winner of SF 1 @ winner of SF 2 - 12:30 p.m. - North Shore Winter Club