BCEHL WEEKEND UPDATE - OCTOBER 21-23
For Immediate Release
October 19, 2022
Saanichton, B.C. - This weekend will feature a pair of high-profile matchups worth keeping an eye on. In the Female U18 league, the Fraser Valley Rush take on the Vancouver Island Seals in a matchup between two perfect teams, while the Okanagan Rockets and Greater Vancouver Canadians collide in a battle between the top two teams in the U18 league. Let's take a look at what's happening across the BCEHL!
Female U18 AAA
In a clash between two 8-0-0-0 teams, the Fraser Valley Rush and the Vancouver Island Seals face off in a three-game series. This matchup will feature many of the league’s leading scorers and top goaltenders. Leah Barnard has continued her remarkable start to the season, totaling 23 points (8g-15a) through the Rush’s opening eight games, while Cate Doerksen’s 13 points (4g-9a) leads the Seals and puts her fourth in league scoring. In net, the tandem of Rebecca Noble and Clara Juca have combined for six goals against and two shutouts on the year, while the duo of Rachel Lee and Bronwynn Lee have averaged two goals against per game for the Seals. Elsewhere, the Greater Vancouver Comets will travel up north to take on the Northern Capitals for three games. The two teams will renew acquaintances after meeting at the showcase in Surrey on September 30, where they tied 2-2.
Friday's U18 Female Games
Vancouver Island Seals @ Fraser Valley Rush – 6:00 p.m. – Langley Twin Rinks
Greater Vancouver Comets @ Northern Capitals – 6:45 p.m. – Kin Centre
Saturday’s U18 Female Games
Vancouver Island Seals @ Fraser Valley Rush – 12:30 p.m. – Langley Twin Rinks
Greater Vancouver Comets @ Northern Capitals – 5:45 p.m. – Kin Centre
Sunday’s U18 Female Games
Greater Vancouver Comets @ Northern Capitals – 8:30 a.m. – Kin Centre
Vancouver Island Seals @ Fraser Valley Rush – 8:45 a.m. – Langley Twin Rinks
The Greater Vancouver Canadians and Okanagan Rockets meet in Kelowna in a matchup between the top two teams in the U18 league. The Canadians, who have collected a league-high 13 points through eight games, have been backed by strong goaltending from Markus Lam and Remy Quintoro. The two have combined to allow only 2.50 goals per game. The tandem will be put to the test this weekend as the Rockets have scored at an impressive pace, averaging over eights goals per game. After a bye-week, the Valley West Giants take on the Vancouver NE Chiefs for a meeting in Burnaby. In their most recent outing, McCarthy Richardson recorded a hat-trick, while Matthew Candusso stopped all 30 shots for the Giants in an 8-0 victory on October 9. Chiefs forward Jonah Power-Smith will look to keep his scoring streak alive after recording five points (4g-1a) over his last three contests. Elsewhere, the North Island Silvertips welcome the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds to the Island. Marco Oliviero and Mitchell Kehler have been consistent scorers for the Thunderbirds as of late, each recording points in their last four games. Winners of four consecutive games, the Cariboo Cougars look to keep their momentum going against the Vancouver NW Hawks. Mason Loewen led the charge offensively for the Cougars last weekend, recording four goals. Last weekend, the Hawks were led to back-to-back victories with Joshua Ravensbergen providing stability between the pipes, allowing only four goals in two games.
Saturday’s U18 Games
Greater Vancouver Canadians @ Okanagan Rockets – 3:00 p.m. – Capitals News Centre
Valley West Giants @ Vancouver NE Chiefs – 3:30 p.m. – Scotia Barn
Fraser Valley Thunderbirds @ North Island Silvertips – 4:45 p.m. – Frank Crane Arena
Cariboo Cougars @ Vancouver NW Hawks – 6:15 p.m. – Hollyburn Country Club
Sunday’s U18 Games
Fraser Valley Thunderbirds @ North Island Silvertips – 11:15 a.m. – Fuller Lake Arena
Greater Vancouver Canadians @ Okanagan Rockets – 10:00 a.m. – Capital News Centre
Cariboo Cougars @ Vancouver NW Hawks – 12:00 p.m. – Harry Jerome Rec Centre
In the U17 league, the Okanagan Rockets travel to Kamloops to take on the Thompson Blazers. Kaden Woodcox has been a key contributor in Okanagan’s start as the defender has recorded eight points (2g-6a) through the Rockets’ first four games. Looking to keep their momentum going after a pair of victories last weekend, the Greater Vancouver Canadians host the Vancouver NE Chiefs. Agam Rawan has recorded four points (2g-2a) in the Chiefs' last two games. Gus Schill and the Valley West Giants take on the Vancouver NW Hawks in a home-and-home series. Schill’s seven points (3g-4a) in four games places him among the league leaders in points per game average. Hawks forward Connor McKevitt will look to build on a strong performance last weekend, recording three points (1g-2a) in two games.
Saturday’s U17 Games
Okanagan Rockets @ Thompson Blazers – 2:15 p.m. – Kamloops Memorial Arena
Vancouver NE Chiefs @ Greater Vancouver Canadians – 5:15 p.m. – Richmond Olympic Oval
Valley West Giants @ Vancouver NW Hawks – 8:45 p.m. – Hollyburn Country Club
Sunday’s U17 Games
Greater Vancouver Canadians @ Vancouver NE Chiefs – 10:45 a.m. – Scotia Barn
Thompson Blazers @ Okanagan Rockets – 12:45 p.m. – Capital News Centre
Vancouver NW Hawks @ Valley West Giants – 3:15 p.m. – Planet Ice Delta
In the lone matchup of the U15 schedule, the Thompson Blazers meet with the Vancouver NW Hawks for a weekend series in Kamloops. Tyson Liu has been rock solid for the Hawks to start the season, allowing only four goals through three starts. Jack Poole’s four game goal streak has been a key reason for the Hawks success, winning three of their last four games. Aiden Baker has paced the Blazer's offensively early in the season, as his six points (4g-2a) lead the team.
Saturday’s U15 Games
Vancouver NW Hawks @ Thompson Blazers – 7:15 p.m. – McArthur Island Sport and Event Centre
Sunday's U15 Games
Vancouver NW Hawks @ Thompson Blazers – 10:15 a.m. – Sandman Centre
If you can’t make it out the games you can stream all BCEHL games live at: www.playfullscreen.com.
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