BCEHL WEEKEND UPDATE - OCTOBER 15-16
For Immediate Release
October 12, 2022
Saanichton, B.C. - This weekend will see a busy schedule across the BCEHL. All 10 teams in the U17 league will be in action while the U15 league returns to a normal schedule after a bye-week. Let’s see what else the weekend has in store!
Female U18 AAA
In week three of the Female U18 league, the Thompson-Okanagan Lakers travel to the island to take on the undefeated Vancouver Island Seals. The Lakers will pose a tough test to the Seals as they earned a pair of victories last weekend. The tandem of Chelsea West and Reese Sliskovic split duties in goal last weekend, each allowing only one goal in their starts, while Jaylen Moraice-Budalich paced the Lakers offensively, finding the back of the net three times. Elsewhere, the Fraser Valley Rush and the Greater Vancouver Comets square off in a home-and-home series. Reigning Player of the Year Aynsley D’Ottavio has had her name all over the scoresheet lately as she collected 3g-4a in two victories last weekend. The Comets will look to Rowan Brooke Hu to step up offensively, leading the team with four goals so far this season.
Saturday’s U18 Female Games
Thompson-Okanagan Lakers @ Vancouver Island Seals – 3:05 p.m. – Fuller Lake Arena
Fraser Valley Rush @ Greater Vancouver Comets – 7:30 p.m. – Planet Ice Coquitlam
Sunday’s U18 Female Games
Greater Vancouver Comets @ Fraser Valley Rush – 8:45 a.m. – Langley Twin Rinks
Thompson-Okanagan Lakers @ Vancouver Island Seals – 9:40 a.m. – Fuller Lake Arena
Coming off two victories last weekend, and four straight wins in total, the red hot Greater Vancouver Canadians welcome the Vancouver NE Chiefs. The Canadians’ offense has been clicking so far this season with seven different skaters (Jordan Luk, Massimo Fazio, William Huo, Matthew Hikida, Jamie Hikida, Tyler Tse and Jonathan Clasby) scoring at over a point-per-game pace. The Chiefs have been scoring at a steady rate as well, led by William Gallant (4g-4a) and Lucas Baxter (3g-5a), who have both recorded eight points through their first four games. The Thompson Blazers travel north to face the Cariboo Cougars in a matchup of two teams looking to continue their winning ways. The Blazers are coming off a victory against the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds, handing them their first loss of the season. Caleb Dehoog led the way offensively with 2g-1a, while Preston Lewis stood tall with 38 saves in the Blazers’ 5-3 victory last weekend. The Cougars have been winners of their last two league games, earning a pair of 3-2 victories over the Valley West Giants. In a home-and-home series, the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds will take on the Vancouver NW Hawks. Winners of three of their first four games, the Thunderbirds will look for Antonio Bevacqua to help them continue their early season success as he’s totaled seven points (3g-4a) in four games.
Saturday’s U18 Games
Vancouver NE Chiefs @ Greater Vancouver Canadians – 2:30 p.m. – Richmond Olympic Oval
Thompson Blazers @ Cariboo Cougars – 2:30 p.m. – Kin Centre
Fraser Valley Thunderbirds @ Vancouver NW Hawks – 8:45 p.m. – Hollyburn Country Club
Sunday’s U18 Games
Thompson Blazers @ Cariboo Cougars – 8:15 a.m. – Kin Centre
Vancouver NW Hawks @ Fraser Valley Thunderbirds – 3:00 p.m. – Abbotsford Centre
Greater Vancouver Canadians @ Vancouver NE Chiefs – 5:45 p.m. – Scotia Barn
An action-packed weekend is in store with all 10 teams taking the ice this weekend. After their bye-week, the Okanagan Rockets are back as they welcome the Vancouver NE Chiefs for a weekend series in Kelowna. Ethan Sawyer and Elijah Henson have backstopped the Rockets to a 2-0-0-0 start to the season, while Kaden Woodcox’s six points (1g-5a) leads the team so far. The Chiefs will look to get on the win column after earning a 4-4 tie in their previous outing against the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds. In Abbotsford, the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds host the Thompson Blazers, who return to action this weekend. Led on the scoresheet by Manwinder Sandhu (4g-3a) and Nico Venier (5g-1a), the Thunderbirds have begun their season on the right foot, earning seven of a possible eight points. The Cariboo Cougars, winners of three straight, will travel to Vancouver to take on the Vancouver NW Hawks. The Cougars’ offense has been a balanced attack as six skaters (Rylan Bissett, Carter Boomer, Lucas Woodbeck, William McKay, Grady Gustafson and Jack Tidsbury) have scored at a point-per-game pace or better. Through two games this season, Hawks’ forward Jamie Frizzell has registered four points (3g-1a). Elsewhere, the South Island Royals welcome the Valley West Giants to the Island for a weekend series. Royals’ forward Carter Zeeben will look to improve on his league leading 12 points (8g-4a), while Ryder Marks (3g-1a) has been a constant on the scoresheet during the Giants’ opening two games.
Saturday’s U17 Games
Vancouver NE Chiefs @ Okanagan Rockets – 3:00 p.m. – Capital News Centre
Thompson Blazers @ Fraser Valley Thunderbirds – 3:00 p.m. – Abbotsford Centre
Greater Vancouver Canadians @ North Island Silvertips – 4:45 p.m. – Frank Crane Arena
Cariboo Cougars @ Vancouver NW Hawks – 6:15 p.m. – Hollyburn Country Club
Valley West Giants @ South Island Royals – 7:00 p.m. – Ian H. Stewart Complex
Sunday’s U17 Games
Greater Vancouver Canadians @ North Island Silvertips – 8:00 a.m. – Frank Crane Arena
Valley West Giants @ South Island Royals – 8:30 a.m. – Juan de Fuca Arena
Vancouver NE Chiefs @ Okanagan Rockets – 10:00 a.m. – Capital News Centre
Thompson Blazers @ Fraser Valley Thunderbirds – 12:00 p.m. – Abbotsford Centre
Cariboo Cougars @ Vancouver NW Hawks – 12:00 p.m. – Harry Jerome Rec Centre
After a league-wide bye-week, the U15 league returns to a normal schedule. Winners of two of their last three league games, the Valley West Giants welcome the Cariboo Cougars. The two teams met at the U15 showcase in September, where the goaltenders stole the show in a 1-1 tie. Mathias Ramos-Gadbois had 29 saves for the Cougars while Roman Singh totaled 23 stops for the Giants in the matchup. Elsewhere, the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds, who have won two straight league games, travel to the island for a pair of games against the North Island Silvertips. The Silvertips are coming off a victory where they recorded eight goals with two from Ethan Hill, who leads the team with four goals in four games.
Saturday’s U15 Games
Cariboo Cougars @ Valley West Giants – 11:45 a.m. – Planet Ice Delta
Fraser Valley Thunderbirds @ North Island Silvertips – 2:30 p.m. – Alberni Valley Multiplex
Sunday's U15 Games
Fraser Valley Thunderbirds @ North Island Silvertips – 9:30 a.m. – Oceanside Place Arena
Cariboo Cougars @ Valley West Giants – 10:00 a.m. – Langley Events Centre
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