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Road to the RBC Cup: British Columbia Hockey League
March 4, 2014
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PLAYOFF MATCH-UPS
Interior Division
1) Penticton Vees vs. 4) Merritt Centennials
2) West Kelowna Warriors vs. 3) Vernon Vipers

Island Division
1) Victoria Grizzlies vs. 4) Alberni Valley Bulldogs
2) Powell River Kings vs. 3) Nanaimo Clippers

Mainland Division
1) Langley Rivermen vs. 4) Surrey Eagles
2) Prince George Spruce Kings vs. 3) Coquitlam Express

FINAL STANDINGS (W-L-T-OTL)
Interior Division
Penticton – 78 points (36-16-2-4)
West Kelowna – 78 points (35-15-3-5)
Vernon – 70 points (30-18-4-6)
Merritt – 67 points (31-22-4-1)
Salmon Arm – 59 points (25-24-1-8)
Trail – 26 points (10-42-2-4)

Island Division
Victoria – 80 points (37-15-3-3)
Powell River – 78 points (36-16-2-4)
Nanaimo – 57 points (27-28-1-2)
Alberni Valley – 51 points (21-28-2-7)
Cowichan Valley – 50 points (22-30-2-4)

Mainland Division
Langley – 82 points (37-13-3-5)
Prince George – 70 points (32-20-4-2)
Coquitlam – 59 points (27-26-2-3)
Surrey – 53 points (25-30-1-2)
Chilliwack – 35 points (14-37-2-5)

LEADING SCORERS
Landon Smith (Salmon Arm) – 43G 40A 83P
Myles Fitzgerald (Victoria) – 27G 56A 83P
Gerry Fitzgerald (Victoria) – 35G 46A 81P
Brad McClure (Penticton) – 41G 39A 80P
Adam Rockwood (Coquitlam) – 13G 61A 74P

LEADING GOALTENDERS
Jeff Smith (Powell River) – 20-10-1 2.25GAA .923SV% 3SO
Hunter Miska (Penticton) – 19-12-2 2.26GAA .915SV% 2SO
Olivier Mantha (Penticton) – 17-9-0 2.27GAA .912SV% 2SO
Brock Crossthwaite (Langley) – 24-9-1 2.42GAA .913SV% 3SO
Alex Murray (Prince George) – 23-11-3 2.44GAA .917SV% 2SO

LAST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCE
2013 (Surrey Eagles – third place)

TOTAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES
27 (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2009 (host), 2007 (host), 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1998 (host), 1997, 1996, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1990 (host), 1989, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1983)

LAST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
2012 (Penticton Vees)

TOTAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
12 (2012, Penticton Vees; 2010, Vernon Vipers; 2009, Vernon Vipers; 2006, Burnaby Express; 1999, Vernon Vipers; 1998, South Surrey Eagles; 1996, Vernon Vipers; 1993, Kelowna Spartans; 1991, Vernon Lakers; 1990, Vernon Lakers; 1987, Richmond Sockeyes; 1986, Penticton Knights)

TOP REGULAR SEASON TEAM – LANGLEY RIVERMEN
Langley has had BCHL hockey for the better part of 40 years, and never had a team from the city finished atop the league standings … until this year; the Rivermen survived a sprint to the finish that saw five teams within four points of each other when the final games were played. Langley was almost unbeatable once the calendar turned to 2014, earning points in 18 of 19 games, including 15 wins, two ties and an overtime loss; it also enters the playoffs having not lost a game on home ice in regulation since Nov. 21, a span of 15 contests. Langley’s offence didn’t blow anyone away – it was sixth in the BCHL with 200 goals – but its defence was No. 2 with 2.67 goals allowed per game. Mitch McLain led the way with 60 points – the only Rivermen skater in the BCHL top 20 – and Brock Crossthwaite was near the top of the league in a number of goaltending categories, including wins (24, tied for second), goals-against average (2.42, fourth), save percentage (.913, eighth) and shutouts (three, tied for second).

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