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BCEHL WEEKEND UPDATE - SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 2

For Immediate Release

September 28, 2022

Saanichton, B.C. - The 2022-23 BCEHL season is off and running! The first U18 Female showcase will take place in Surrey this weekend, and a full slate of games are scheduled to take place across the U18, U17 and U15 leagues. Let's take a look at what’s happening across the BCEHL!

Female U18 AAA

Last weekend, the Vancouver Island Seals began their campaign on the right foot, with a pair of victories against the Greater Vancouver Comets. Grace Gonyer paced the Seals offensively, collecting five of the squad’s 10 goals over two games. The Seals will play their first game on Friday against the Thompson-Okanagan Lakers as all five teams will travel to Surrey this weekend for the first of two Female U18 showcases scheduled this season. Friday night will feature a marquee matchup between the Fraser Valley Rush and the Northern Capitals, a rematch of last year's Championship Finals. 

Friday’s U18 Female Games

All games played at Surrey Sport & Leisure Centre

Northern Capitals vs. Greater Vancouver Comets – 10:00 a.m.

Thompson-Okanagan Lakers vs. Vancouver Island Seals – 4:00 p.m.

Fraser Valley Rush vs. Northern Capitals – 6:45 p.m.

Saturday’s U18 Female Games

All games played at Surrey Sport & Leisure Centre

Greater Vancouver Comets vs. Vancouver Island Seals – 8:00 a.m.

Fraser Valley Rush vs. Thompson-Okanagan Lakers – 10:45 a.m.

Vancouver Island Seals vs. Northern Capitals – 4:30 p.m.

Thompson-Okanagan Lakers vs. Greater Vancouver Comets – 7:15 p.m.

Sunday’s U18 Female Games

All games played at Surrey Sport & Leisure Centre

Northern Capitals vs. Fraser Valley Rush – 8:00 a.m.

Vancouver Island Seals vs. Thompson-Okanagan Lakers – 8:15 a.m.

Greater Vancouver Comets vs. Fraser Valley Rush – 6:15 p.m.

U18 AAA

In a busy weekend across the U18 league, the Okanagan Rockets, Fraser Valley Thunderbirds and Valley West Giants each began their campaigns with a pair of victories. The Rockets’ offense was firing on all cylinders, led by Erik Pastro (2g-7a), Kaiden Schaupmeyer (2g-6a) and Ben Strobel (6g-1a). The Rockets will travel to the Lower Mainland for a pair of contests against the Vancouver NW Hawks this weekend. Elsewhere, the undefeated Valley West Giants travel north to take on the Cariboo Cougars in Prince George.  

Saturday’s U18 Games

Greater Vancouver Canadians @ Thompson Blazers – 12:45 p.m. – Sandman Centre

Valley West Giants @ Cariboo Cougars – 2:30 p.m. – Kin Centre

Okanagan Rockets @ Vancouver NW Hawks – 6:15 p.m. – Hollyburn Country Club

Vancouver NE Chiefs @ North Island Silvertips – 6:15 p.m. – Oceanside Place Arena

Sunday’s U18 Games

Vancouver NE Chiefs @ North Island Silvertips – 9:30 a.m. – Oceanside Place Arena

Valley West Giants @ Cariboo Cougars – 11:00 a.m. – Kin Centre

Okanagan Rockets @ Vancouver NW Hawks – 12:00 p.m. – Harry Jerome Rec Centre

Greater Vancouver Canadians @ Thompson Blazers – 3:45 p.m. – Sandman Centre

U17 AAA

The South Island Royals and the North Island Silvertips squared off in the lone two contests that kicked off the U17 AAA season. The goaltending tandem of Cooper Anderson and Jeevan Sandhu led the Royals to a pair of victories, allowing a combined two goals over both contests. The Royals look to keep their momentum going as they face off against the Thompson Blazers. A notable matchup to keep an eye on will be a rematch of last season’s Championship Final between the Vancouver NE Chiefs and Vancouver NW Hawks, who meet for a pair of contests on Saturday and Sunday. 

Saturday’s U17 Games

Cariboo Cougars @ Valley West Giants – 12:00 p.m. – Langley Events Centre

Fraser Valley Thunderbirds @ Greater Vancouver Canadians – 2:30 p.m. – Richmond Olympic Oval

North Island Silvertips @ Okanagan Rockets – 5:45 p.m. – Capital News Centre

Thompson Blazers @ South Island Royals – 7:00 p.m. – Ian H. Stewart Complex

Vancouver NE Chiefs @ Vancouver NW Hawks – 8:45 p.m. – Hollyburn Country Club

Sunday’s U17 Games

North Island Silvertips @ Okanagan Rockets – 8:00 a.m. – Capital News Centre

Thompson Blazers @ South Island Royals – 8:30 a.m. – Juan de Fuca Ice Arena

Cariboo Cougars @ Valley West Giants – 10:00 a.m. – Langley Events Centre

Vancouver NW Hawks @ Vancouver NE Chiefs – 10:45 a.m. – Scotia Barn

Greater Vancouver Canadians @ Fraser Valley Thunderbirds – 1:00 p.m. – Abbotsford Centre 

U15 AAA

After a successful showcase in Langley to open the season, the U15 league will return to a regular schedule of games across the province this weekend. The Vancouver NE Chiefs and Greater Vancouver Canadians enter the second week atop the league standings with six points as a result of three victories at the showcase. Charles Robinson’s six goals led the way for the Chiefs offensively and sits atop the league in goals scored along with Jaxon Larmand (Cariboo Cougars) and Hudson Getzlaf (Okanagan Rockets). Robinson and the Chiefs will take on the Thompson Blazers in Kamloops while Larmand and the Cougars welcome the Vancouver NW Hawks to the Kin Centre for two games. Elsewhere, Getzlaf and the Rockets host the Greater Vancouver Canadians in Kelowna. 

Saturday’s U15 Games

Greater Vancouver Canadians @ Okanagan Rockets – 3:00 p.m. – Capital News Centre

Vancouver NE Chiefs @ Thompson Blazers – 3:30 p.m. – Sandman Centre

Vancouver NW Hawks @ Cariboo Cougars – 5:15 p.m. – Kin Centre

Sunday’s U15 Games

Vancouver NW Hawks @ Cariboo Cougars – 8:30 a.m. – Kin Centre

Greater Vancouver Canadians @ Okanagan Rockets – 10:45 a.m. – Capital News Centre

Vancouver NE Chiefs @ Thompson Blazers – 1:00 p.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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