2017–18 BCHL season

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2017–18 BCHL Season
League British Columbia Hockey League
Sport Hockey
Duration Regular season
8 September 2017 – 25 February 2018
Playoffs
2 March 2018 – 19 April 2018
Number of teams 17
BCHL seasons

The 2017–18 BCHL season was the 56th season of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL). The seventeen teams from the Interior, Island and Mainland divisions played 58-game schedules. The 2017 BCHL Showcase, hosted in Chilliwack, shortly after the start of the season from September 20 to 24, 2017.

In March, the top teams from each division played for the Fred Page Cup, the BCHL Championship, won by the Wenatchee Wild. From there, they represented the league in the Doyle Cup, where they played and won a best-of-seven series against the Alberta Junior Hockey League champion Spruce Grove Saints to determine who represents the Pacific region in the Canadian Junior Hockey League championship, the Royal Bank Cup, held in Chilliwack, British Columbia, by the Chilliwack Chiefs.

League changes[edit]

  • The Wenatchee Wild were moved to the Interior division.
  • The first round bye for the 1st and 2nd seed interior teams were eliminated. These teams face one of two wildcard teams consisting of the top two teams out of the three that finished in last place in their division. (5th in Mainland, 5th in Island, 7th in Interior)[1]
  • With the dissolution of the Western Canada Cup, the Doyle Cup was reinstated and to be contested by the BCHL and AJHL champions with a best-of-seven series starting on April 27.

Standings[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, Pts = Points

Mainland Division
Team Centre W–L–T–OTL Points
Prince George Spruce Kings Prince George, BC 33–17–4–4 74
Langley Rivermen Langley Township, BC 25–20–3–10 63
Surrey Eagles White Rock, BC 26–22–2–80 62
Chilliwack Chiefs Chilliwack, BC 26–26–3–3 58
Coquitlam Express Coquitlam, BC 15–38–4–1 35
Island Division
Team Centre W–L–T–OTL Points
Victoria Grizzlies Victoria, BC 32–18–4–4 72
Nanaimo Clippers Nanaimo, BC 32–20–3–3 70
Powell River Kings Powell River, BC 29–19–4–6 64
Alberni Valley Bulldogs Port Alberni, BC 17–32–4–5 43
Cowichan Valley Capitals Duncan, BC 10–41–2–5 27
Interior Division
Team Centre W–L–T–OTL Points
Penticton Vees Penticton, BC 40–12–3–2 85
Vernon Vipers Vernon, BC 39–14–4–1 83
Wenatchee Wild Wenatchee, Washington, USA 37–16–1–4 79
Trail Smoke Eaters Trail, BC 32–21–1–4 69
West Kelowna Warriors West Kelowna, BC 28–27–1–2 59
Merritt Centennials Merritt, BC 24–27–2–5 55
Salmon Arm Silverbacks Salmon Arm, BC 24–29–1–3 52
  • Standings listed on the official league website. [2]

2017–18 BCHL Fred Page Cup playoffs[edit]

Division playoffs[edit]

Round 1 Round 2 Semifinal Final
            
Is1 Victoria 4
Is4 Alberni Valley 3
Is1 Victoria 1
Is3 Powell River 4
Is2 Nanaimo 2
Is3 Powell River 4
M1 Prince George 4
Island/Mainland Divisions
Is3 Powell River 1
M1 Prince George 4
M4 Chilliwack 3
M1 Prince George 4
M3 Surrey 3
M2 Langley 2
M3 Surrey 4
M1 Prince George 1
In3 Wenatchee 4
In1 Penticton 4
WC2 Coquitlam 0
In1 Penticton 3
In4 Trail 4
In4 Trail 4
In5 West Kelowna 0
In3 Wenatchee 4
Interior Division
In4 Trail 1
In3 Wenatchee 4
In6 Merrit 0
In2 Vernon 2
In3 Wenatchee 4
In2 Vernon 4
WC1 Salmon Arm 0

Doyle Cup[edit]

Doyle Cup
   
BC Wenatchee 4
AB Spruce Grove 1

Scoring leaders[edit]

GP = Games Played, G = Goals, A = Assists, P = Points, PIM = Penalties In Minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Jasper Weatherby Wenatchee Wild 58 37 37 74 47
Jamie Rome Victoria Grizzlies 55 22 48 70 64
Ty Westgard Surrey Eagles 56 15 55 70 36
Cooper Zech Wenatchee Wild 58 11 58 69 22
John Wesley Surrey Eagles 56 37 31 68 71
Owen Sillinger Penticton Vees 56 33 34 67 36
Ben Berard Powell River Kings 58 29 38 67 22
Alex Newhook Victoria Grizzlies 55 22 44 66 10
Ethan de Jong Prince George Spruce Kings 50 17 46 63 20
AJ Venderbeck Wenatchee Wild 49 37 25 62 38

Leading goaltenders[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played, Mins = Minutes Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, GA = Goals Against, SO = Shutouts, Sv% = Save Percentage, GAA = Goals Against Average.

Player Team GP Mins W L T OTL GA SO Sv% GAA
Ty Taylor Vernon Vipers 31 1889 23 5 3 0 59 7 0.931 1.87
Adam Scheel Penticton Vees 45 2620 29 12 3 0 91 3 0.927 2.08
Anthony Yamnitsky Vernon Vipers 27 1624 16 10 1 0 57 3 0.919 2.11
Even DeBrouwer Prince George Spruce Kings 45 2711 26 14 4 0 101 3 0.920 2.24
Austin Roden Merritt Centennials 29 1676 12 11 3 0 67 2 0.931 2.40

Award winners[edit]

  • Brett Hull Trophy (Top Scorer): Jasper Weatherby, Wenatchee Wild (37 goals, 37 assists, 74 points)[3]
  • Best Defenceman: Cooper Zech, Wenatchee Wild[3]
  • Bruce Allison Memorial Trophy (Rookie of the Year): Alex Newhook, Victoria Grizzlies[3]
  • Bob Fenton Trophy (Most Sportsmanlike): Ben Poisson, Prince George Spruce Kings[3]
  • Top Goaltender: Ty Taylor, Vernon Vipers[3]
  • Wally Forslund Memorial Trophy (Best Goaltending Duo): Ty Taylor & Anthony Yamnitsky, Vernon Vipers (1.98 combined GAA)[3]
  • Vern Dye Memorial Trophy (Regular Season MVP): Jasper Weatherby, Wenatchee Wild[3]
  • Joe Tennant Memorial Trophy (Coach of the Year): Bliss Littler, Wenatchee Wild[3]
  • Ron Boileau Memorial Trophy (Best Regular Season Record): Penticton Vees, 86 pts[3]
  • Fred Page Cup (League Champions): Wenatchee Wild

Players selected in 2018 NHL Entry Draft[edit]

Rd2: 48 Jonathan TychonickOttawa Senators (Penticton Vees)
Rd3: 81 Seth BartonDetroit Red Wings (Trail Smoke Eaters)
Rd4: 99 Stanislav DevinVegas Golden Knights (Wenatchee Wild)
Rd4: 104 Jasper WeatherbySan Jose Sharks (Wenatchee Wild)
Rd5: 126 Dennis CrookshankOttawa Senators (Langley Rivermen)
Rd7: 190 Brett StapleyMontreal Canadiens (Vernon Vipers)
Rd7: 214 Ty TaylorTampa Bay Lightning (Vernon Vipers)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "News on the BCHL Postseason". BCHL. 2017-10-04. 
  2. ^ http://bchl.ca/team-stats
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "BCHL Awards winners". JuniorHockey.com. 28 February 2018. 

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