BCEHL WEEKEND UPDATE - OCTOBER 15-17
For Immediate Release
October 15, 2021
Saanichton, B.C. – Another weekend is here which means it’s time for some more BCEHL action! This weekend will see 32 teams in action and some high-profile matchups. After last weekend’s U15 AAA Invitational Tournament the teams are ready to get started again, let’s have a look at what’s coming up!
U18 Female AAA
The Fraser Valley Rush jumped into first place in the league and remain perfect on the season with six wins after sweeping the Northern Capitals last time out. The Thompson-Okanagan Lakers are riding a three-game winning streak after taking down the Greater Vancouver Comets twice last weekend. Ava Petty of the Lakers had a four point weekend (2g-2a), she will lead her team into a matchup with the Vancouver Island Seals beginning on Saturday.
Saturday’s U18 Female Games
Thompson-Okanagan Lakers @ Vancouver Island Seals – 5:00 p.m. – Fuller Lake Arena
Sunday’s U18 Female Games
Thompson-Okanagan Lakers @ Vancouver Island Seals – 9:00 a.m. – Fuller Lake Arena
The standings remain tight in the U18 AAA league, but it’s the Vancouver NW Hawks who have the slim advantage at the top of the standings after sweeping the Thompson Blazers last weekend. Only four points separate first in the league and 10th, so everything can shift this weekend. Ryan Watt of the Vancouver NW Hawks moved his way into second in the scoring race after he was involved in all four goals (2g-2a) against the Thompson Blazers last Saturday night.
Saturday’s U18 Games
Fraser Valley Thunderbirds @ Thompson Blazers – 1:15 p.m. – Sandman Centre
North Island Silvertips @ Greater Vancouver Canadians – 2:30 p.m. – Richmond Olympic Oval
Okanagan Rockets @ Vancouver NE Chiefs – 3:00 p.m. – Scotia Barn
Vancouver NW Hawks @ Cariboo Cougars – 4:30 p.m. – Kin Centre
South Island Royals @ Valley West Giants – 8:15 p.m. – Planet Ice Delta
Sunday’s U18 Games
North Island Silvertips @ Greater Vancouver Canadians – 9:00 a.m. – Richmond Olympic Oval
Vancouver NW Hawks @ Cariboo Cougars – 10:30 a.m. – Kin Centre
Okanagan Rockets @ Vancouver NE Chiefs – 11:15 a.m. – Scotia Barn
Fraser Valley Thunderbirds @ Thompson Blazers – 12:45 p.m. – Sandman Centre
South Island Royals @ Valley West Giants – 1:00 p.m. – Langley Events Centre
Only two teams remain undefeated atop the U17 AAA league, the Vancouver NE Chiefs and the Valley West Giants. The Giants were firing last weekend, taking down the North Island Silvertips 8-0 on Saturday night before beating them 7-1 the following day. They travel to the Island to take on the South Island Royals. Levi Green of the Chiefs led the way last weekend with six points (3g-3a) in two games. Nicholas Mayne of the Vancouver NW Hawks and Garin Wickstrom of the Valley West Giants picked up the only two shutouts of the weekend.
Friday’s U17 Games
Valley West Giants @ South Island Royals – 1:15 p.m. –Westhills Arena
Saturday’s U17 Games
Thompson Blazers @ Fraser Valley Thunderbirds – 2:30 p.m. – Abbotsford Centre
Valley West Giants @ South Island Royals – 3:30 p.m. – Cowichan Community Center
Greater Vancouver Canadians @ North Island Royals – 4:15 p.m. – Alberni Valley Multiplex
Vancouver NE Chiefs @ Okanagan Rockets – 6:00 p.m. – Capital News Centre
Cariboo Cougars @ Vancouver NW Hawks – 7:45 p.m. – North Shore Winter Club
Sunday’s U17 Games
Greater Vancouver Canadians @ North Island Silvertips – 10:00 a.m. – Alberni Valley Multiplex
Cariboo Cougars @ Vancouver NW Hawks – 11:30 a.m. – North Shore Winter Club
Thompson Blazers @ Fraser Valley Thunderbirds – 12:30 p.m. – Abbotsford Centre
Vancouver NE Chiefs @ Okanagan Rockets – 12:45 p.m. – Capital News Centre
After last weekend’s U15 AAA Invitational Tournament in Richmond the teams return to regular season play. The Vancouver NW Hawks came out victorious in last weekend’s tournament backed by an outstanding offensive performance from Ty Coupland, who scored 24 points (16g-8a) in just seven games. Hawks goaltenders Matthew Bowman and Tyler Holtz both had impressive weekends as well as Bowman posted a shutout in all three games he played, and Holtz held it down for four wins in his four starts. They take on the North Island Silvertips this weekend.
Saturday’s U15 Games
Vancouver NE Chiefs @ Okanagan Rockets – 3:00 p.m. – Capital News Centre
Cariboo Cougars @ Thompson Blazers – 4:00 p.m. – Sandman Centre
North Island Silvertips @ Vancouver NW Hawks – 4:45 p.m. – Gibsons & Area Community Centre
Fraser Valley Thunderbirds @ Valley West Giants – 5:30 p.m. – Planet Ice Delta
Greater Vancouver Canadians @ South Island Royals – 6:30 p.m. – Pearkes Recreation Centre
Sunday’s U15 Games
Vancouver NE Chiefs @ Okanagan Rockets – 10:00 a.m. – Capital News Centre
Cariboo Cougars @ Thompson Blazers – 10:00 a.m. – Sandman Centre
Greater Vancouver Canadians @ South Island Royals – 10:20 a.m. – Ian H. Stewart Complex
Valley West Giants @ Fraser Valley Thunderbirds – 3:15 p.m. – Abbotsford Centre
North Island Silvertips @ Vancouver NW Hawks – 5:00 p.m. – Karen Magnussen Arena
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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