Monday, March 2, 2015

Penticton Wins Ron Boileau Trophy, Mackin Claims Brett Hull Trophy, BCHL Playoff Schedule Released:

With the 2014-15 BCHL season coming to an end yesterday, the Penticton Vees captured the Ron Boileau Memorial trophy for finishing with the best record in the overall standings during the BCHL regular season.

The Vees posted a 44-9-3-2 record for 93 points in 58 games this season, finishing first overall for the first time since the 2011-12 season. It’s the 11th time in franchise history Penticton is the BCHL regular season champion.

The Vees won 25 games on home ice this season and 19 away from the South Okanagan Events Centre. Penticton also ended up with a 6-2 overtime record in 2014-15.

Enjoying a dominant season, the Vees finished 14 points ahead of their nearest competitor in the standings, and finished with an 17-point lead for first place in the Interior Division. During the regular season, Penticton finished fourth overall in goals with 216 and finished first overall in goals-against, allowing just 115.

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Corey Mackin of the Coquitlam Express captured the Brett Hull trophy for leading the BC Hockey League in regular-season scoring.

Mackin, a 20-year-old from Philadelphia, scored 50 goals and 54 assists for 104 points in 58 games during the 2014-15 WHL regular season, becoming the first member of the Express to lead the League in scoring since Carlo Finucci in 2007-08.

Mackin led all BCHL players in goals with 50, tied for fourth in power play goals with 12, and was first in shorthanded goals with nine. He also shared fourth place with five game-winning goals this season.

Mackin only twice went more than one game without registering a point this season. He recorded 33 multiple-point games and 13 multiple-goal games, including four hat tricks. Additionally, Mackin is the first BCHL player since the 2009-10 season to reach the 50-goal mark. He's committed to attend Ferris State University this September.
 
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FIRST ROUND DIVISION SEMIFINAL MATCH-UPS
INTERIOR DIVISION







March 3 — West Kelowna at Penticton - 7 pm
March 4 — West Kelowna at Penticton - 7 pm
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







March 3 — Merritt at Vernon - 7 pm
March 4 — Merritt at Vernon - 7 pm
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






March 3 — Alberni Valley at Nanaimo - 7 pm
March 4 — Alberni Valley at Nanaimo - 7 pm
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

 





March 3 — Powell River at Victoria - 7 pm
March 4 — Powell River at Victoria - 7 pm
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





March 3 — Coquitlam at Chilliwack - 7 pm
March 4 — Coquitlam at Chilliwack - 7 pm
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

 





March 3 — Prince George at Langley - 7 pm
March 4 — Prince George at Langley - 7 pm
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








Forward Aaron Volpatti (Vernon, 2003-06) has been re-assigned to the AHL's Hershey Bears by the Washington Capitals. The Revelstoke, BC product played in two games with the Capitals this season after missing the first 27 with an upper-body injury. Volpatti has also appeared in three games with the Bears this season.

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The Chicago Blackhawks re-assigned defenseman Kyle Cumiskey (Penticton, 2002-04) to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League. Cumiskey skated in seven games with Chicago after being recalled on February 12th. The Abbotsford, BC native has 11 points (one goal, ten assists) in 38 games with Rockford this season.








The playoff match-up are set in the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League as Trinity Western University faces Simon Fraser University and Selkirk College meets the University of Victoria. 

BCIHL First Round Best-of-Three Semifinals

Series A
March 5 — Simon Fraser University at Trinity Western University - 7 pm
March 6 — Trinity Western University at Simon Fraser University - 7 pm
March 7 —
Simon Fraser University at Trinity Western University - 7 pm

Series B
March 6 — University of Victoria at Selkirk College - Time TBA
March 7 — University of Victoria at Selkirk College - 7 pm
March 8 — University of Victoria at Selkirk College - 6 pm

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