Sunday, April 28, 2013

BCHL Teams Winless on Day One of Western Canada Cup:


BCHL teams are 0-2 after Day One at the Western Canada Cup in Nanaimo while Brooks and Yorkton are both 1-0.

Here are the standings heading into Day Two:


Today's schedule sees MJHL champion Steinbach face Yorkton at 2 pm while Nanaimo takes on Brooks in the late game at 7 pm at Frank Crane Arena. The Surrey Eagles are off until tomorrow.

Here are the recaps from last night as posted on the Western Canada Cup website:

Bandits Down Eagles in Tournament Opener

The No. 1-ranked team in Canada most of the year, the Brooks Bandits showed they were worthy of the praise with a 4-2 win over the Surrey Eagles in the opening game of the Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup.

Power-play goals in the second period by Mark Reners and RJ Reed gave the Bandits the margin they'd need as they held off the Eagles who staged something of a third-period rally.

Brady Shaw got Surrey on the board in the final frame but a penalty shot goal by Brooks' Cam Maclise restored the three-goal Bandits edge and essentially sealed the win. Drew Best had a late reply for Surrey.

Bandits netminder Michael Fredrick made 40 saves in the victory while Michael Santaguida turned aside 28 for Surrey.

The Eagles are next in action Monday at 7 p.m. when they take in the Steinbach Pistons of Manitoba.

The Bandits take the ice again Sunday at 7 p.m. when they face the host Nanaimo Clippers.

Terriers Nip Host Clippers

A pair of third-period goals allowed the Yorkton Terriers to pull out a come-from-behind 4-3 win over the Nanaimo Clippers Saturday night at the Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup.

The teams traded two goals each in the first with Jeremy Johnson and Tayler Thompson tallying for the Terriers and Greg Fraser and Matt Grant scoring for the Clips.

Early in the second, Colton Dahlen gave the host club a 3-2 lead going into the final frame and it looked like it might hold until Johnson got his second of the night at 13:11 of the third. Devon McMullen potted thw winner with just under four minutes to go.

Dawson MacAuley turned away 39 shots to get the win in the Yorkton crease while Derek Dun made 31 stops for Nanaimo.

Yorkton is in action Sunday, playing the Steinbach Pistons of Manitoba at 2 p.m. while the Clippers play the Brooks Bandits at 7 p.m.

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