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BCEHL Weekend Update - March 12-13

For Immediate Release

March 11, 2022

Saanichton, B.C. –  The BCEHL regular season wraps up this weekend as the U17 AAA and U15 AAA teams play their final games. After this weekend, the playoff positioning will be set. The U17 AAA Fraser Valley Thunderbirds will look to finish top of the league as they sit just two points behind the league-leading Vancouver NE Chiefs. In the U15 AAA league the South Island Royals will look to move up to seventh in the league and improve their playoff positioning. Let's take a look at the final regular season games of the year!

U17 AAA

The U17 AAA regular season comes to an end this weekend and the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds are in need of three points to finish atop of the league and claim first seed in the playoffs. They come into the weekend on the back of 11-straight wins. They will play two games against the Okanagan Rockets, who are locked in to the league's sixth position. Thunderbirds' forwards Justin Brar (58 points), and Marco Oliviero (57 points), are within touching distance of Levi Green (63 points), who leads the regular season scoring race. In the other matchups the Cariboo Cougars will take on the Vancouver NW Hawks and the South Island Royals will battle the Thompson Blazers.

Saturday’s U17 Games

Cariboo Cougars @ Vancouver NW Hawks - 3:00 p.m. - Karen Magnussen Arena

Fraser Valley Thunderbirds @ Okanagan Rockets - 4:15 p.m. - Capital News Centre

South Island Royals @ Thompson Blazers - 5:30 p.m. - Sandman Centre 

Sunday's U17 Games

Fraser Valley Thunderbirds @ Okanagan Rockets - 10:00 a.m. - Capital News Centre

Cariboo Cougars @ Vancouver NW Hawks - 10:00 a.m. - Harry Jerome Recreation Centre

South Island Royals @ Thompson Blazers - 1:00 p.m. - Sandman Centre 

U15 AAA

Only four teams will take the ice this weekend, but there are still some interesting storylines to keep your eyes on. The Vancouver NW Hawks, who are locked in for the league's second place position, will take on the North Island Silvertips. Hawks' forward Ty Coupland, who has impressed this season by tallying 58 points (32g-26a), in just 19 games, sits third in the league in points. He will attempt to move up the charts with Evan Alexander Cook (17g-49a-66p) and Coltan John White (25g-37a-62p) having played all their regular season games. In the other games of the weekend the South Island Royals will take on the Okanagan Rockets. The Royals need just one point to jump into the league's seventh-placed position.

Saturday's U15 Games

Vancouver NW Hawks @ North Island Silvertips - 3:00 p.m. - Frank Crane Arena

Okanagan Rockets @ South Island Royals - 5:30 p.m. - Ian H. Stewart Complex

Sunday's U15 Games

Okanagan Rockets @ South Island Royals - 9:15 a.m. - Save On Foods Memorial Centre

Vancouver NW Hawks @ North Island Silvertips - 4:15 p.m. - Frank Crane Arena 

As always, if you can’t make it out the games you can stream all BCEHL games live at: www.playfullscreen.com

To stay up to date on everything going on in the BCEHL visit the website to view schedules, standings, stats, and scores: BCEHL.net, follow @BCEHL on Twitter, @BCEHL_AAA on Instagram, and join the conversation by using #BCEHLAAAHOCKEY.