BCEHL WEEKEND UPDATE - JANUARY 28-30
For Immediate Release
January 28, 2022
Saanichton, B.C. – A busy weekend in the BCEHL, the Female U18 AAA sees the Thompson-Okanagan Lakers and the Greater Vancouver Comets face off for a triple header, after battling it out in their series last weekend. The U18 AAA Fraser Valley Thunderbirds and Vancouver NE Chiefs will aim to keep their hot streaks going into their respective weekend matchups. Elsewhere, in the U15 AAA league the Valley West Giants will aim to jump into first place. Let's see what the rest of the BCEHL has in store for us this weekend.
Female U18 AAA
In the Female U18 AAA league the Greater Vancouver Comets and the Thompson-Okanagan Lakers will meet for a three-game series, after playing two games against each other last weekend. The Lakers came out on top in both of these matchups. Lakers goaltender Reese Sliskovic recorded her second shutout of the season on Sunday, moving her into a tie for second in the league in shutouts. The Fraser Valley Rush, who are coming off a weekend split with the Northern Capitals, will travel to the island to take on the Vancouver Island Seals, who return to action. Rush defender Aynsley D'Ottavio (1g-3a) was involved in all of her team's four goals in their game last Sunday, moving her into the league lead in points (8g-27a) with 35.
Friday's Female U18 Games
Thompson-Okanagan Lakers @ Greater Vancouver Comets - 8:00 p.m. - Richmond Oval
Saturday’s Female U18 Games
Thompson-Okanagan Lakers @ Greater Vancouver Comets - 5:30 p.m. - Richmond Oval
Fraser Valley Rush @ Vancouver Island Seals - 6:00 p.m. - Cowichan Community Centre
Sunday’s Female U18 Games
Fraser Valley Rush @ Vancouver Island Seals - 9:40 a.m. - Fuller Lake
Thompson-Okanagan Lakers @ Greater Vancouver Comets - 11:45 a.m. - Richmond Oval
In the U18 AAA league, after an explosive game last Sunday from Fraser Valley Thunderbirds' forwards Gavin Giesbrecht (1g-2a) and Matteo Speranza (2g-2a) the two find themselves only three points back of Greater Vancouver Canadians' forward Grady Lenton (14g-21a) and Vancouver NW Hawks' forward Ryan Watt (14g-21a) for the league lead. They will hope to close the points gap when the Thunderbirds host the Thompson Blazers this weekend. Elsewhere, the first-placed Vancouver NE Chiefs will look to increase their lead a top the league standings when they host the Okanagan Rockets. The Canadians will look to keep pace with the Chiefs at the summit of the standings when they take on the North Island Silvertips.
Friday's U18 Games
Greater Vancouver Canadians @ North Island Silvertips - 2:30 p.m. - Cowichan Lake Sports Arena
Saturday’s U18 Games
Greater Vancouver Canadians @ North Island Silvertips - 10:30 a.m. - Cowichan Community Centre
Vancouver NE Chiefs @ Okanagan Rockets - 6:00 p.m. - Capital News Centre
Thompson Blazers @ Fraser Valley Thunderbirds - 7:00 p.m. - MSA Arena
Valley West Giants @ South Island Royals - 8:00 p.m. - Lake Cowichan Recreation Centre
Sunday's U18 Games
Thompson Blazers @ Fraser Valley Thunderbirds - 9:45 a.m. - Abbotsford Recreation Centre
Valley West Giants @ South Island Royals - 11:30 a.m. - Shawnigan Lake School Arena
Vancouver NE Chiefs @ Okanagan Rockets - 12:45 p.m. - Capital News Centre
The league standings in the U17 AAA league remain razor thin with the first-placed Valley West Giants (39 points) set to take on the Cariboo Cougars. Giants’ forward Kieran Jeffrey D'Souza has been creeping up the scoring charts, currently sitting in eighth place (16g-14a). The second-placed Greater Vancouver Canadians (37 points), who are coming off back-to-back wins against the Okanagan Rockets last weekend, will face off against the North Island Silvertips. The third-placed Vancouver NE Chiefs (36 points) will battle it out this weekend versus the Rockets. Chiefs' forward Colin Jang (13g-23a) leads the league in points per game with 2.00.
Saturday’s U17 Games
South Island Royals @ Valley West Giants - 1:15 p.m. - Planet Ice Delta
North Island Silvertips @ Greater Vancouver Canadians - 2:30 p.m. - Richmond Oval
Fraser Valley Thunderbirds @ Thompson Blazers - 5:00 p.m. - McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre
Vancouver NW Hawks @ Cariboo Cougars - 5:00 p.m. - Kin Centre
Okanagan Rockets @ Vancouver NE Chiefs - 7:30 p.m. - Planet Ice Coquitlam
Sunday's U17 Games
North Island Silvertips @ Greater Vancouver Canadians - 9:00 a.m. - Richmond Oval
Fraser Valley Thunderbirds @ Thompson Blazers - 11:00 a.m. - Sandman Centre
Vancouver NW Hawks @ Cariboo Cougars - 11:00 a.m. - Kin Centre
Okanagan Rockets @ Vancouver NE Chiefs - 11:15 a.m. - Scotia Barn
South Island Royals @ Valley West Giants - 3:15 p.m. - Planet Ice Delta
The Valley West Giants will attempt to springboard themselves into the league lead this weekend when they take on the Cariboo Cougars. The Giants, who have won four games in a row, are only two points back of the Vancouver NW Hawks who currently sit in first and are not in action this weekend. Elsewhere, the third-placed Thompson Blazers will host the Vancouver NE Chiefs. Blazers' goaltender Levi Hollatz will be looking to improve on his 8-2-0-1 record. In the final matchup of the weekend Greater Vancouver Canadians and the Okanagan Rockets will face off, with only two points separating the two teams.
Saturday’s U15 Games
Cariboo Cougars @ Valley West Giants - 11:45 a.m. - Langley Events Centre
Vancouver NE Chiefs @ Thompson Blazers - 1:15 p.m. - McArther Island Sport and Event Centre
Greater Vancouver Canadians @ Okanagan Rockets - 3:00 p.m. - Capital News Centre
Sunday's U15 Games
Greater Vancouver Canadians @ Okanagan Rockets - 10:00 a.m. - Capital News Centre
Cariboo Cougars @ Valley West Giants - 12:00 p.m. - Surrey Sport and Leisure Centre
Vancouver NE Chiefs @ Thompson Blazers - 1:45 p.m. - Sandman Centre
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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