BCEHL WEEKEND UPDATE - MARCH 4-6
For Immediate Release
March 4, 2022
Saanichton, B.C. – The Female U18 AAA and the U18 AAA leagues close out their regular season this weekend, but there is still much to be decided. In the Female U18 AAA league the Vancouver Island Seals and the Thompson-Okanagan Lakers are only separated by one point with two games to play a piece as they battle for the third playoff spot. In the U18 AAA league the standings remain close at the top as teams continue to joust for positioning, with the Vancouver NE Chiefs leading the pack. The blockbuster game of the weekend takes place in the U17 AAA league where the first-placed Greater Vancouver Canadians will take on the second-placed Vancouver NE Chiefs, with only one point separating the two sides.
Female U18 AAA
It's the last weekend of regular season action in the Female U18 AAA league and the battle for third place has come down to the wire. The Vancouver Island Seals (25 points), defeated the Thompson-Okanagan Lakers (24 points) three times last weekend to leap ahead of them in the standings. Seals' forward Morgan Jackson had a weekend to remember, scoring five goals and recording one assist in the three games. The Seals will look to secure third place in the final regular season standings when they face the Fraser Valley Rush this weekend. The Thompson-Okanagan Lakers will face off with the Northern Capitals.
Saturday’s Female U18 Games
Northern Capitals @ Thompson-Okanagan Lakers - 11:00 a.m. - Kal Tire Place
Fraser Valley Rush @ Vancouver Island Seals - 4:55 p.m. - Fuller Lake Arena
Sunday's Female U18 Games
Fraser Valley Rush @ Vancouver Island Seals - 9:00 a.m. - Fuller Lake Arena
Northern Capitals @ Thompson-Okanagan Lakers - 9:30 a.m. - Kal Tire Place
The U18 AAA league wraps up its regular season this weekend with all 10 teams taking the ice at a showcase in Abbotsford. The highlight matchups of the weekend will see the third-placed Fraser Valley Thunderbirds (48 points) taking on the first-placed Vancouver NE Chiefs (54 points). The Vancouver NW Hawks (50 points), who hold down the league's second-placed position, battling the fifth-placed Cariboo Cougars (34 points). Elsewhere, the fourth-placed Greater Vancouver Canadians (45 points), will take on the sixth-placed Valley West Giants (34 points). The regular season scoring race will also wrap up this weekend in what is sure to be dramatic fashion as Jackson Campbell (53 points) of the South Island Royals, Ryan Watt (52 points) of the Hawks and Ollie Josephson (47 points) of the Royals are all still in the mix to win the regular season scoring title.
Friday's U18 Games
Fraser Valley Thunderbirds @ Vancouver NE Chiefs - 6:00 p.m. - Abbotsford Centre
Saturday’s U18 Games
Valley West Giants @ Greater Vancouver Canadians - 9:00 a.m. - Abbotsford Centre
Cariboo Cougars @ Vancouver NW Hawks - 11:45 p.m. - Abbotsford Centre
Fraser Valley Thunderbirds @ Vancouver NE Chiefs - 2:30 p.m. - Abbotsford Centre
North Island Silvertips @ Okanagan Rockets - 5:15 p.m. - Abbotsford Centre
Thompson Blazers @ South Island Royals - 8:00 p.m. - Abbotsford Centre
Sunday's U18 Games
Cariboo Cougars @ Vancouver NW Hawks - 11:15 a.m. - Abbotsford Centre
Thompson Blazers @ South Island Royals - 2:00 p.m. - Abbotsford Centre
North Island Silvertips @ Okanagan Rockets - 4:45 p.m. - Abbotsford Centre
Greater Vancouver Canadians @ Valley West Giants - 7:15 p.m. - Abbotsford Centre
The U17 AAA league remains close as it enters the second last weekend of the regular season. On Friday night, the first-placed Greater Vancouver Canadians (53 points) will take on the second-placed Vancouver NE Chiefs (52 points). Canadians' goaltender Brendan Gee has been rock solid this season, backstopping his team to 14 wins, including six shutouts. The Chiefs will then have another important matchup on Saturday, when they take on the fourth-placed Valley West Giants (49 points). The Fraser Valley Thunderbirds (50 points) are the final team in the logjam atop the U17 AAA league, they will play two games against the Cariboo Cougars after coming out on top against the Giants on Thursday night.
Friday's U17 Games
Vancouver NE Chiefs @ Greater Vancouver Canadians - 6:00 p.m. - Richmond Olympic Oval
Saturday’s U17 Games
South Island Royals @ North Island Silvertips - 11:00 a.m. - Cowichan Lake Sports Arena
Vancouver NE Chiefs @ Valley West Giants - 1:15 p.m. - Planet Ice Delta
Cariboo Cougars @ Fraser Valley Thunderbirds - 6:15 p.m. - MSA Arena
Okanagan Rockets @ Vancouver NW Hawks - 7:45 p.m. - North Shore Winter Club
Sunday's U17 Games
Cariboo Cougars @ Fraser Valley Thunderbirds - 10:00 a.m. - Abbotsford Recreation Centre
Okanagan Rockets @ Vancouver NW Hawks - 11:30 a.m. - North Shore Winter Club
In the U15 AAA league the regular season is coming to a close, but there is still a lot to play for. The Thompson Blazers (41 points) will look to secure a third-placed regular season finish when they take on the Greater Vancouver Canadians. Blazers' forwards Luca Cupello (38 points) and Tristen Bailey (36 points) have both had impressive seasons, sitting fifth and seventh in league scoring respectively. Elsewhere the Okanagan Rockets will battle the Cariboo Cougars, the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds will face off with the North Island Silvertips, and the South Island Royals will take on the Vancouver NE Chiefs.
Saturday's U15 Games
Thompson Blazers @ Greater Vancouver Canadians - 2:30 p.m. - Richmond Olympic Oval
Okanagan Rockets @ Cariboo Cougars - 5:00 p.m. - Kin Centre
Fraser Valley Thunderbirds @ North Island Silvertips - 6:30 p.m. - Nanaimo Ice Centre
South Island Royals @ Vancouver NE Chiefs - 7:30 p.m. - Planet Ice Coquitlam
Sunday's U15 Games
Okanagan Rockets @ Cariboo Cougars - 8:15 a.m. - Kin Centre
Thompson Blazers @ Greater Vancouver Canadians - 9:00 a.m. - Richmond Olympic Oval
South Island Royals @ Vancouver NE Chiefs - 1:15 p.m. - Planet Ice Coquitlam
Fraser Valley Thunderbirds @ North Island Silvertips - 5:00 p.m. - Cowichan Lake Sports Arena
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