BCEHL WEEKEND UPDATE - OCTOBER 23-24
For Immediate Release
October 22, 2021
Saanichton, B.C. – Another weekend of BCEHL action is here and the leagues are starting to heat up. The standings are sure to change in the U18 AAA and the U18 Female AAA divisions as the teams at the top of the league will battle it out. Only three teams remain undefeated across the entire BCEHL, let’s have a look at what we can expect this weekend!
U18 Female AAA
The Fraser Valley Rush and the Thompson-Okanagan Lakers will go head-to-head this weekend as the battle for top of the league continues. Both teams come into the weekend with six wins. Capitals’ forward Hailey Armstrong (7g-6a) remains atop the scoring race while teammate Brooklyn Hutchings (5g-6a), and Fraser Valley Rush forward Aynsley D’Ottavio (2g-9a), are just two points behind. Goaltender Karsyn Niven will look to add to her league-high two shutouts when the Capitals travel to take on the Vancouver Island Seals.
Saturday’s U18 Female Games
Northern Capitals @ Vancouver Island Seals – 4:30 p.m. – Cowichan Community Center
Fraser Valley Rush @ Thompson-Okanagan Lakers – 6:15 p.m. – Kal Tire Place
Sunday’s U18 Female Games
Fraser Valley Rush @ Thompson-Okanagan Lakers – 9:30 a.m. – Kal Tire Place
Northern Capitals @ Vancouver Island Seals – 9:40 a.m. – Fuller Lake Arena
Only one point separates the top four teams in the U18 AAA league, and this weekend will have huge implications on the standings. The first placed Vancouver NE Chiefs will host fourth placed Greater Vancouver Canadians, and the second placed Valley West Giants will host the third placed Vancouver NW Hawks. Goaltenders Oliver Auyeung-Ashton of the Chiefs and Adam Fischer of the Hawks will look to improve on their league-high four wins this year.
Saturday’s U18 Games
Vancouver NE Chiefs @ Greater Vancouver Canadians – 2:15 p.m. – Richmond Olympic Oval
Thompson Blazers @ Okanagan Rockets – 3:00 p.m. – Capital News Centre
Cariboo Cougars @ Fraser Valley Thunderbirds – 4:00 p.m. – Abbotsford Centre
South Island Royals @ North Island Silvertips – 4:45 p.m. – Frank Crane Arena
Valley West Giants @ Vancouver NW Hawks – 7:45 p.m. – North Shore Winer Club
Sunday’s U18 Games
South Island Royals @ North Island Silvertips – 8:00 a.m. – Frank Crane Arena
Cariboo Cougars @ Fraser Valley Thunderbirds – 9:45 a.m. – Abbotsford Recreation Centre
Vancouver NW Hawks @ Valley West Giants – 10:00 a.m. – Langley Events Centre
Greater Vancouver Canadians @ Vancouver NE Chiefs – 11:15 a.m. – Scotia Barn
Okanagan Rockets @ Thompson Blazers – 1:00 p.m. – Sandman Centre
Jamie Hikida (5g-1a) and Bryce Peter Doyle Strandt (6a) both recorded six-point weekends as the Greater Vancouver Canadians soared past the North Island Silvertips, scoring 21 goals along the way. The Okanagan Rockets, and their leading point scorer Ethan King (9g-3a), will hope to carry the momentum of an 11-goal weekend into their home-and-home matchup with the Thompson Blazers.
Saturday’s U17 Games
Okanagan Rockets @ Thompson Blazers – 12:30 p.m. – Sandman Centre
North Island Silvertips @ South Island Royals – 8:30 p.m. – Shawnigan Lake School Arena
Sunday’s U17 Games
North Island Silvertips @ South Island Royals – 9:00 a.m. – Shawnigan Lake School Arena
Thompson Blazers @ Okanagan Rockets – 12:00 p.m. – Capital News Centre
The Valley West Giants remain the only undefeated team in the U15 AAA league. Giants’ forward Coltan John White will look to build upon last weekend’s five-point performance (1g-4a) as his team prepare to face the South Island Royals. The Okanagan Rockets, who scored 17 goals last weekend thanks in-part to a six-point game from Kelsen Podwaorny (4g-2a) on Saturday, will host the Cariboo Cougars.
Saturday’s U15 AAA Games
South Island Royals @ Valley West Giants – 1:15 p.m. – Planet Ice Delta
North Island Silvertips @ Greater Vancouver Canadians – 5:00 p.m. – Richmond Olympic Oval
Cariboo Cougars @ Okanagan Rockets – 5:45 p.m. – Capital News Centre
Vancouver NW Hawks @ Fraser Valley Thunderbirds – 7:30 p.m. – Abbotsford Centre
Sunday’s U15 AAA Games
Cariboo Cougars @ Okanagan Rockets – 9:15 a.m. – Capital News Centre
Fraser Valley Thunderbirds @ Vancouver NW Hawks – 11:30 a.m. – North Shore Winter Club
North Island Silvertips @ Greater Vancouver Canadians – 11:45 a.m. – Richmond Olympic Oval
South Island Royals @ Valley West Giants – 3:15 p.m. – Planet Ice Delta
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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