BCEHL WEEKEND UPDATE - DECEMBER 4-5
For Immediate Release
December 3, 2021
Saanichton, B.C. – The BCEHL standings remain close across all of the leagues. Two of the top teams in the U18 AAA league, the Greater Vancouver Canadians and the Vancouver NW Hawks, will match up this weekend. In the U17 AAA league only two points separate the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds, the Greater Vancouver Canadians and the Valley West Giants. Elsewhere, the Vancouver NW Hawks and the Greater Vancouver Canadians will both look to move up in the competitive U15 AAA league. The Female U18 AAA league will have a league-wide bye week. Let's dive into the rest of this weekend's games.
Female U18 AAA
The Female U18 AAA league is not in action this weekend as they have a league-wide bye week. During the bye week, four of the league's teams will be attending different tournaments across the country.
Female U18 Tournament Information
Fraser Valley Rush & Greater Vancouver Comets: USA-Canada Cup - Waterloo, Ontario
Thompson-Okanagan Lakers & Vancouver Island Seals: 2 Nations College Prep. Series - Brampton, Ontario
The matchup between the first-place Greater Vancouver Canadians and the third-place Vancouver NW Hawks highlights the action in the U18 AAA league this weekend. Elsewhere the Thompson Blazers and the Cariboo Cougars will battle with only three points separating the two teams in the standings. The Valley West Giants and North Island Silvertips will also meet up this weekend with only three points separating these two sides in the ultra-competitive U18 AAA league. Fraser Valley Thunderbirds teammates Gavin Giesbrecht (10g-13a) and Matteo Speranza (12g-11a) are now tied for first in the scoring race.
Saturday’s U18 Games
Vancouver NW Hawks @ Greater Vancouver Canadians - 2:15 p.m. - Richmond Oval
South Island Royals @ Vancouver NE Chiefs - 3:00 p.m. - Scotia Barn
Thompson Blazers @ Cariboo Cougars - 4:30 p.m. - Kin Centre
Valley West Giants @ North Island Silvertips - 4:45 p.m. - Frank Crane Arena
Sunday’s U18 Games
Valley West Giants @ North Island Silvertips - 8:00 a.m. - Frank Crane Arena
Thompson Blazers @ Cariboo Cougars - 9:00 a.m. - Kin Centre
South Island Royals @ Vancouver NE Chiefs - 11:15 a.m. - Scotia Barn
Greater Vancouver Canadians @ Vancouver NW Hawks - 5:00 p.m. - Karen Magnussen Arena
The point differential in the standings remain razor thin in the U17 AAA league after the Greater Vancouver Canadians (26 points), the Valley West Giants (24 points), and the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds (24 points) all swept their weekend series' last time out. The Canadians and Giants are both in action this weekend and they'll be looking to keep their momentum going. Giants goaltender Garin Wickstrom added two wins to his record last weekend and now sits in a tie for first in the league with seven wins. Elsewhere, the Cariboo Cougars and the Thompson Blazers will battle it out for their third and fourth games in a row. The Cougars took both victories last time out.
Saturday’s U17 Games
Cariboo Cougars @ Thompson Blazers - 2:00 p.m. - Art Holding Memorial Arena
North Island Silvertips @ Valley West Giants - 5:15 p.m. - Planet Ice Delta
Greater Vancouver Canadians @ Vancouver NW Hawks - 6:00 p.m. - Planet Ice Coquitlam
Vancouver NE Chiefs @ South Island Royals - 7:00 p.m. - Shawnigan Lake School Arena
Sunday’s U17 Games
Vancouver NE Chiefs @ South Island Royals - 9:00 a.m. - Ian H. Stewart Complex
Vancouver NW Hawks @ Greater Vancouver Canadians - 9:00 a.m. - Richmond Oval
Cariboo Cougars @ Thompson Blazers - 11:30 a.m. - Art Holding Memorial Arena
North Island Silvertips @ Valley West Giants - 12:45 p.m. - Langley Events Centre
In the U15 AAA league the standings remain close as well, with only three points separating first and fourth in the league. One matchup to keep your eyes on this weekend is the Greater Vancouver Canadians, who currently sit third in the league, against the Vancouver NW Hawks, who currently sit fourth with only one point separating the sides. Valley West Giants forward Coltan John White moved into third-place in league scoring after factoring in on four of his team's goals (2g-2a) last weekend. His team will look to hold onto the league's top spot when they face the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds.
Saturday’s U15 Games
Valley West Giants @ Fraser Valley Thunderbirds - 1:15 p.m. - Planet Ice Delta
Thompson Blazers @ Okanagan Rockets - 3:00 p.m. - Capital News Centre
North Island Silvertips @ Vancouver NE Chiefs - 7:30 p.m. - Planet Ice Coquitlam
Greater Vancouver Canadians @ Vancouver NW Hawks - 7:45 p.m. - North Shore Winter Club
Sunday’s U15 Games
Fraser Valley Thunderbirds @ Valley West Giants - 10:00 a.m. - Langley Events Centre
Vancouver NW Hawks @ Greater Vancouver Canadians - 11:30 a.m. - North Shore Winter Club
Thompson Blazers @ Okanagan Rockets - 12:45 p.m. - Capital News Centre
North Island Silvertips @ Vancouver NE Chiefs - 1:15 p.m. - Planet Ice Coquitlam
As always, if you can’t make it out the games you can stream all BCEHL games live at: www.playfullscreen.com.
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