Thursday, March 5, 2015

Alberni Valley Secures Two Commitments for 2015-16, Trail Forward Calvin Commits to Selkirk College, Travel Day for BCHL Playoffs, SFU Wins BCIHL Playoff Opener:







The Alberni Valley Bulldogs announced their first two player commitments for the 2015-16 season. Coming to the Dogs are two 18-year-old players from the US High School system, defenseman Paul Meyer, who plays for Edina High School, and forward Nathan Dingmann, who plays for Wayzata High School. Meyer had 17 points (one goal, 16 assists) in 25 games for Edina this season while Dingmann notched 23 points (nine goals, 14 assists) in 25 games for Wayzata. He was selected in the 10th round, 156th overall by the Lincoln Stars in the 2014 USHL Entry Draft.
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Trail Smoke Eaters forward Dallas Calvin secured his post-junior hockey future and committed to attend Selkirk College of the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League this September. He was fourth in scoring on the Smoke Eaters this season with 45 points (19 goals, 16 assists) in 32 games. Prior to 2014-15, the 20-year-old was a prolific scorer in the junior B Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, tallying 273 points (122 goals, 151 assists) in 165 career games.







Thursday was a travel day in the first round of the BCHL playoffs, as all best-of-seven series continue tomorrow night with Game 3. Three of the six series' are tied at one game apiece while the other three series see the higher seed with a 2-0 lead.

FIRST ROUND DIVISION SEMIFINAL MATCH-UPS

INTERIOR DIVISION







(Best of 7 series tied 1-1)
March 3 — West Kelowna 4 at Penticton 3 (2OT) (1,502)
March 4 — West Kelowna 2 at Penticton 3 (OT) (1,672)

March 6 — Penticton at West Kelowna - 7 pm
March 7 — Penticton at West Kelowna - 7 pm
x-March 9 — West Kelowna at Penticton - 7 pm
x-March 10 — Penticton at West Kelowna - 7 pm
x-March 11 — West Kelowna at Penticton - 7 pm







(Vernon leads best of 7 series 2-0)
March 3 — Merritt 2 at Vernon 3 (OT) (1,261)
March 4 — Merritt 1 at Vernon 2 (1,338)
March 6 — Vernon at Merritt - 7:30 pm
March 7 — Vernon at Merritt - 7:30 pm
x-March 9 — Merritt at Vernon - 7 pm
x-March 10 — Vernon at Merritt - 7 pm
x-March 11 — Merritt at Vernon - 7 pm

ISLAND DIVISION







(Nanaimo leads best of 7 series 2-0)
March 3 — Alberni Valley 1 at Nanaimo 6 (838)
March 4 — Alberni Valley 1 at Nanaimo 3 (840)
March 6 — Nanaimo at Alberni Valley - 7 pm
March 7 — Nanaimo at Alberni Valley - 7 pm
x-March 9 — Alberni Valley at Nanaimo - 7 pm
x-March 10 — Nanaimo at Alberni Valley - 7 pm
x-March 11 — Alberni Valley at Nanaimo - 7 pm

 





(Best of 7 series tied 1-1)
March 3 — Powell River 7 at Victoria 2 (520)
March 4 — Powell River 1 at Victoria 2 (OT) (614)
March 6 — Victoria at Powell River - 7:15 pm
March 7 — Victoria at Powell River - 7:15 pm
x-March 8 — Victoria at Powell River - 4 pm
x-March 10 — Powell River at Victoria - 7 pm
x-March 11 — Powell River at Victoria - 7 pm

MAINLAND DIVISION







(Chilliwack leads best of 7 series 2-0)
March 3 — Coquitlam 1 at Chilliwack 4 (1,451)
March 4 — Coquitlam 2 at Chilliwack 6 (1,466)
March 6 — Chilliwack at Coquitlam - 7 pm
March 7 — Chilliwack at Coquitlam - 7 pm
x-March 9 — Coquitlam at Chilliwack - 7 pm
x-March 10 — Chilliwack at Coquitlam - 7 pm
x-March 11 — Coquitlam at Chilliwack - 7 pm

 





(Best of 7 series tied 1-1)
March 3 — Prince George 1 at Langley 0 (145)
March 4 — Prince George 2 at Langley 4 (412)
March 6 — Langley at Prince George - 7 pm
March 7 — Langley at Prince George - 7 pm
x-March 9 — Prince George at Langley - 7 pm
x-March 10 — Langley at Prince George - 7 pm
x-March 11 — Prince George at Langley - 7 pm







Goaltender Grant Rollheiser (Trail, 2007-08) was traded in the ECHL on Thursday, from the Brampton Beast to the Wichita Thunder. The Chilliwack product is 8-17-0-0 with Brampton this season with a 3.58 goals-against-average, a .902 save percentage and two shutouts.







Adam Callegari scored twice as Simon Fraser University drew first blood in its best-of-three BCIHL semifinal series with a 3-2 win over Trinity Western University. Jono Ceci had the other goal for the Clan while Nick Sandor chipped in with two assists. Mattias Schmitt and Jake Harcoff each scored for TWU in the loss. Clan netminder Jordan Liem kicked out 34 shots to get the win and Silas Matthys made 33 saves for Trinity Western. SFU can win the series and advance to the BCIHL Championship Final with a win on home ice Friday night. 

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