BCEHL WEEKEND UPDATE - JANUARY 22-23
For Immediate Release
January 21, 2022
Saanichton, B.C. – This weekend in the BCEHL the U18 AAA Cariboo Cougars and the Female U18 AAA Northern Capitals will both head outdoors to host the annual BC Winter Classic. The U17 AAA league remains competitive with the third-placed Greater Vancouver Canadians looking to work their way up the standings. Elsewhere, the U15 AAA Vancouver NW Hawks hope to stay red hot. Have a look at what the rest of the weekend has in store for us below!
Female U18 AAA
The Northern Capitals will return to the ice this weekend for their first action since November 28, 2021, when they host the league-leading Fraser Valley Rush, with Sunday's game taking place outdoors! Rush defender Aynsley D'Ottavio (7g-24a), and Capitals' forward Brooklyn Hutchings (15g-15a), are neck-and-neck atop the scoring charts. Elsewhere in the league, the Thompson-Okanagan Lakers, who are coming off a weekend split with the Vancouver Island Seals, will host the Greater Vancouver Comets. This is the first meeting between these two teams since October 10, 2021.
Saturday’s Female U18 Games
Fraser Valley Rush @ Northern Capitals - 1:00 p.m. - Vanderhoof Arena
Greater Vancouver Comets @ Thompson-Okanagan Lakers - 6:30 p.m. - Kal Tire Place
Sunday’s Female U18 Games
Greater Vancouver Comets @ Thompson-Okanagan Lakers - 9:30 a.m. - Kal Tire Place
Freaser Valley Rush @ Northern Capitals - 10:00 a.m. - Ernie Sam Memorial Outdoor Arena
The Cariboo Cougars, who are coming off a four-game weekend (2 wins & 2 losses), are set to host the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds in the BCEHL's other outdoor game. The Thunderbirds come into the weekend on the back of three-straight wins. The Greater Vancouver Canadians, who have also won their last three games, will host the Thompson Blazers. Elsewhere, the league-leading Vancouver NE Chiefs will host the North Island Silvertips, who are coming off an impressive 3-0 victory over the Blazers. Chiefs' goaltenders Nathan Claydon and Jordan Reed both picked up their first U18 AAA wins of the season last weekend after being called up from the U17 AAA league.
Saturday’s U18 Games
Vancouver NE Chiefs @ North Island Silvertips - 4:45 p.m. - Frank Crane Arena
Fraser Valley Thunderbirds @ Cariboo Cougars - 6:30 p.m. - Ernie Sam Memorial Outdoor Arena
Thompson Blazers @ Greater Vancouver Canadians - 5:15 p.m. - Richmond Oval
Valley West Giants @ Vancouver NW Hawks - 7:45 p.m. - North Shore Winter Club
Okanagan Rockets @ South Island Royals - 8:10 p.m. - Lake Cowichan Recreation Centre
Sunday's U18 Games
Thompson Blazers @ Greater Vancouver Canadians - 9:00 a.m. - Richmond Oval
Okanagan Rockets @ South Island Royals - 9:20 a.m. - Panorama Recreation
Vancouver NE Chiefs @ North Island Silvertips - 9:40 a.m. - Fuller Lake Arena
Vancouver NW Hawks @ Valley West Giants - 10:00 a.m. - Langley Events Centre
Fraser Valley Thunderbirds @ Cariboo Cougars - 12:30 p.m. - Fort Forum Arena
The Okanagan Rockets enter the weekend off the back of two wins against their interior rivals the Thompson Blazers. Rockets' goaltenders Dylan Adams and Colton Jugnauth each captured their sixth wins of the season. They'll look to add to their win tally when the Rockets host the Greater Vancouver Canadians. In another U17 AAA matchup the Blazers will travel to the island to face the North Island Silvertips, with only one point separating the two teams in the standings.
Saturday’s U17 Games
Thompson Blazers @ North Island Silvertips - 12:15 p.m. - Fuller Lake Arena
Greater Vancouver Canadians @ Okanagan Rockets - 6:00 p.m. - Rutland Arena
Sunday's U17 Games
Thompson Blazers @ North Island Silvertips - 8:00 a.m. - Frank Crane Arena
Greater Vancouver Canadians @ Okanagan Rockets - 8:15 a.m. - Capital News Centre
In the U15 AAA league the Vancouver NW Hawks, who have won 11 straight games, will host the Greater Vancouver Canadians, who find themselves in third place in the league. Hawks' goaltender Matthew Bowman jumped into the league-lead in wins last weekend, picking up his ninth victory (9-3-1). The South Island Royals and the Thompson Blazers, who are both coming off wins last weekend, will face off for the first time this season. Royals' forward Parker MacDougall (14g-16a), who exploded for four points his last time out (1g-3a), has been steadily climbing the scoring charts where he currently sits fourth.
Saturday’s U15 Games
Valley West Giants @ Vancouver NE Chiefs - 3:00 p.m. - Scotia Barn
North Island Silvertips @ Okanagan Rockets - 6:00 p.m. - Capital News Centre
South Island Royals @ Thompson Blazers - 6:00 p.m. - McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre
Cariboo Cougars @ Fraser Valley Thunderbirds - 8:15 p.m. - Abbotsford Recreation Centre
Sunday's U15 Games
Cariboo Cougars @ Fraser Valley Thunderbirds – 9:45 a.m. - Abbotsford Recreation Centre
South Island Royals @ Thompson Blazers - 10:00 a.m. - Art Holding Memorial Arena
North Island Silvertips @ Okanagan Rockets - 10:15 a.m. - Capital News Centre
Vancouver NW Hawks @ Greater Vancouver Canadians - 1:30 p.m. - Richmond Oval
Vancouver NE Chiefs @ Valley West Giants - 2:30 p.m. - Planet Ice Delta
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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