BCEHL WEEKEND UPDATE - JANUARY 7-9
For Immediate Release
January 7, 2022
Saanichton, B.C. – The BCEHL returns after their holiday break with schedule adjustments intended to minimize the sustained close contact associated with group travel. In the Female U18 AAA league the Fraser Valley Rush and the Greater Vancouver Comets will be the only matchup of the weekend. In the U18 AAA league the first-placed Vancouver NE Chiefs (32 points) will face off against the third-placed Greater Vancouver Canadians (31 points), with top of the league standings on the line. Let's take a look at what else the first weekend of 2022 in the BCEHL has in store for us!
Female U18 AAA
The Female U18 AAA league returns with the Fraser Valley Rush and the Greater Vancouver Comets playing once again. In their final game before the holiday break the two teams played to a 2-2 tie, which saw the Comets pick up their first point of the season. Rush goaltender Rebecca Noble remains the only undefeated goalie in the league this season with a 9-0-1 record in 10 league starts.
Saturday’s U18 Female Games
Fraser Valley Rush @ Greater Vancouver Comets - 12:15 p.m. - Langley Twin Rinks
The Fraser Valley Thunderbirds, who boast four of the league's top 10 scorers, Gavin Giesbrecht (11g-13a), Alyandro De Leon (13g-10a), Matteo Speranza (12g-9a), and Isaiah Peters (7g-14a), will battle it out against the Vancouver NW Hawks (31 points), with the Hawks just one point behind the Vancouver NE Chiefs (32 points) for league's pole position. For the Chiefs, they will host the Greater Vancouver Canadians (31 points), who also find themselves just one point behind them in the log-jammed U18 AAA standings.
Saturday’s U18 Games
Greater Vancouver Canadians @ Vancouver NE Chiefs - 3:00 p.m. - Scotia Barn
Fraser Valley Thunderbirds @ Vancouver NW Hawks - 7:45 p.m. - North Shore Winter Club
Sunday’s U18 Games
Greater Vancouver Canadians @ Vancouver NE Chiefs - 11:15 a.m. - Scotia Barn
Fraser Valley Thunderbirds @ Vancouver NW Hawks - 11:30 a.m. - North Shore Winter Club
The U17 AAA league returns with some blockbuster games as the Greater Vancouver Canadians (32 points) will take on the Valley West Giants (30 points), and the Vancouver NE Chiefs (30 points) will face off against the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds (26 points). Chiefs' forwards Levi Green (16g-25a) and Colin Jang (12g-23a) will be hoping to springboard their team into top spot in the league this weekend. They will have to get by Thunderbirds' goaltender Jason Roth to do so, who currently sits second in the league in GAA with a 1.89. He will look to close the door on the high-scoring Chiefs offence.
Saturday’s U17 Games
Valley West Giants @ Greater Vancouver Canadians - 2:15 p.m. - Richmond Oval
North Island Silvertips @ South Island Royals - 4:00 p.m. - Q Centre
Thompson Blazers @ Okanagan Rockets - 5:15 p.m. - Capital News Centre
Vancouver NE Chiefs @ Fraser Valley Thunderbirds - 6:00 p.m. - Abbotsford Centre
Sunday’s U17 Games
Greater Vancouver Canadians @ Valley West Giants - 9:00 a.m. - Richmond Oval
Vancouver NE Chiefs @ Fraser Valley Thunderbirds - 12:45 p.m. - Matsqui Recreation Centre
Okanagan Rockets @ Thompson Blazers - 1:45 p.m. - Sandman Centre
At this time, the schedule for this upcoming weekend for five of the U15 AAA teams, the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds, Greater Vancouver Canadians, Valley West Giants, Vancouver NE Chiefs, and Vancouver NW Hawks is unconfirmed due to weather related issues surrounding the Sardis Sports Complex. We will announce the schedule for these teams this evening on the @BCEHL Twitter account.
Below are the confirmed games for this weekend.
Saturday’s U15 Games
Okanagan Rockets @ Thompson Blazers - 2:00 p.m. - Chase Arena
South Island Royals @ North Island Silvertips - 3:40 p.m. - Fuller Laker Arena
Sunday’s U15 Games
Thompson Blazers @ Okanagan Rockets - 10:00 a.m. - Capital News 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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