BC bantam hockey was very quiet over the weekend as the there were no games in the PCAHA and just one in the OMAHA. PCAHA action will resume this week with a full slate of games beginning tomorrow evening in Surrey with NSWC visiting. There will be 11 games in PCAHA action this week, including South Delta making its first appearance in Flight 1 and playing against Langley and Semiahmoo this week. South Delta were undefeated in Flight 2 action - thus being promoted. We did report earlier this weekend that Burnaby Minor had requested a move down to Flight 2 but in the end will stay in Flight 1. Entering the 2nd half of the season, BWC and NSWC are in a two horse race for 1st place with both BWC and NSWC sporting 11-0-1 records. Semiahmoo is next at 6-5-1 while Vancouver, Coquitlam, Abbotsford and Langley are all very close and competitive in the next level of teams.
Also very quite in the OMAHA over the weekend with just one game as Kelowna headed to Kamloops. There is no result in at the time of this posting. Action will continue next weekend with Prince George heading to Kamloops for a pair of contests. POE lead the four team tier 1 standings at 11-1-0, Kelowna at 5-5-1, Prince George at 2-6-1 and Kamloops at 1-7-2. Westside Warriors lead the Tier 2 division at 9-1-2 currently.
The Vancouver Island Bantam League was also quiet over the weekend as the league will resume next weekend with five games on the slate. Juan De Fuca continues to lead the VIAHA in the standings with a 5-1-1 record. Campbell River, Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo and Victoria are all within 2 points of each other in the 2-5 spots in the standings on the Island.
While British Columbia was quiet over the weekend, it was anything but in Alberta. Some huge performances dominated action in the first full weekend back since the Christmas break. On Sunday, Parker Aucoin ran his goal scoring streak to 6 games in a 7-1 Calgary Northstar victory over the Red Deer Rebels White Aucoin has 20 goals in that 6 game span - 4 of them coming on Sunday. He has 48 goals this season now and is leading the league in that category..... Jordan McConnell picked up 3-2-5 in a 6-5 loss to Red Deer White. Tyler Steenbergen added 4 points, following up on his 5 point effort the game before.....Lloydminster had a dominating weeked by defeating KC 4-0 and Fort Saskatchewan 12-1. Of note was a 15 save shutout by Dane Dow while Kale Clague put up 9 points and Mason Shaw had a 10 point weekend. Shaw is 2nd in AMBHL scoring with 71 points - 44 points back of scoring leader Benson. Kale Clague has an amazing 25 goals and 59 points from defence......SSAC was at it again, this time at the expense of the Grand Prairie Storm. The Lions racked up 32 goals over the weekend which saw Tyler Benson pick up 15 points in the 2 games. D - David Queenville had a 5 goal game on Sunday, the highest goal total by a defenceman this year in western Canada. Quenneville has 27 goals and 53 points, trailing Kale Clague by 6 points in the defenceman scoring race. SSAC put up 88 shots in the Saturday 15-0 victory..... The Calgary Bisons kept pace with the 22-0-2 SSAC Southgate Lions in the overall AMBHL standings by winning twice themselves. The Bisons are now 20-2-1 in the south and have a 4 point lead over the 18-4-1 Northstar Sabres in the South. The line of Jake Ashton, Matthew Phillips and '99 born Kyle Olson were very strong once again......TJ Brown continues his strong season from defence for the RD Rebels Black with a 5 point game on Sunday and now has 29 points in 26 games......The strong offensive output for defenceman was also on display in Spruce Grove as Camrose D - Jared Freadrich scored a Hat-Trick and he now is over a point per game. Also in that game Sean Nault scored 3 times, giving him 11 goals on the season.....Sherwood Park Flyers F - Sam Steel picked up 5 points in a Sherwood Park 9-1 victory. Steel, who we have in the top 5 overall picks currently has 70 points and sits 1 point back of Mason Shaw for 2nd in league scoring. The Flyers continue to be without Skyler Mckenzie and Colin Paradis..... Ryan Jevne picked up another 4 goals, giving him 6 games this season of 4 or more goals in a game. Jevne and Volcan combined for 12 points in the MLAC 9-4 win over the weekend.
On Friday, it was '99 F - Kris Bzdel scoring 3 times in a Northeast Wolfpack 7-2 in over the 1-13-2 Humboldt Broncos. The Wolfpack sit 2nd in the SBAAHL North at 12-3-2. Tyler Borstmayer, the brother of former Regina Pat defenceman had 3 assists.....Carter Phair had another strong outing in goal in earning the Estevan Bruins a 2-2 tie with the Regina Silver Foxes.....On Saturday, the Melville Millionaires were all over the young Weyburn Red Wings squad 12-1. Drayson Skulmoski and Marial Beny each had 5 point efforts. Beny now has 34 points in 15 games this season. D - Dawson Davidson scored 2 times and continues to lead all SBAAHL defenceman in scoring with 29 points in 13 games. Caleb Riess had 4 points and has really come on in the past month or so.....West Central moved to 15-3-2 after a 3-2 win over Sask Valley. West Central as mentioned several times will host the Western Canadian Bantam Championships in April. Kolby Johnson picked up 3 points and the power forward is currently rated in the top 2 rounds of the WEHP rankings.....Brandon Lesko picked up 3 points in a big 3-3 tie vs. Northeast on Saturday. Lesko leads the Battlefords Barons in scoring with 30 points in 15 games now. League action will resume on Wednesday.
A few results in from the Winnipeg AAA league from over the weekend. The Winnipeg Hawks were all over the Central Plains Capitals 9-0 on Friday. Nolan Patrick picked up 5 more points, giving him 35 points in just 10 games and is ever closing in on league scoring leader Dylan Thiessen, who has 51. Connor Barley, who is currently 2nd in league scoring picked up 6 points and now has 42 points in 21 games.....Pembina Valley got 2 points from star '99 born forward Logan Christensen and Ben Dalke scored his 18th of the season in a 2-1 win over Yellowhead. Both Christensen and Dalke are in the top 10 in league scoring. Heino scored his 13th of the season for Yellowhead in that one......Interlake Lightning defeated the Southwest Cougars 4-2 on Saturday. The Lightning are now 11-8-0 this season and sit 7th but are just 4 points back of the 4th place Winnipeg Sharks. The Cougars are 9th at 4-15-1.
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