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Road to the RBC Cup: British Columbia Hockey League
March 15, 2013
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PLAYOFF MATCH-UPS
Interior Division
1) Penticton Vees vs. 4) Salmon Arm Silverbacks
2) West Kelowna Warriors vs. 3) Merritt Centennials

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

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

FINAL STANDINGS (W-L-T-OTL)
Interior Division
Penticton – 75 points (35-16-0-5)
West Kelowna – 73 points (30-13-4-9)
Merritt – 70 points (31-17-3-5)
Salmon Arm – 58 points (26-24-2-4)
Trail – 54 points (26-28-0-2)
Vernon – 52 points (21-25-1-9)

Island Division
Victoria – 76 points (33-13-0-10)
Nanaimo – 68 points (32-20-0-4)
Alberni Valley – 65 points (29-20-2-5)
Powell River – 51 points (20-25-2-9)
Cowichan Valley – 34 points (13-35-1-7)

Mainland Division
Surrey – 78 points (35-13-3-5)
Chilliwack – 68 points (33-21-1-1)
Prince George – 59 points (25-22-1-8)
Langley – 54 points (24-26-1-5)
Coquitlam – 49 points (24-31-1-0)

LEADING SCORERS
Mario Pushkarich (Langley) – 41G 48A 89P
Austin Plevy (Chilliwack) – 30G 43A 73P
Myles Fitzgerald (Victoria) – 30G 41A 71P
Luke Esposito (Chilliwack) – 17G 54A 71P
Brady Shaw (Surrey) – 38G 32A 70P

LEADING GOALTENDERS
Nic Renyard (Penticton) – 10-6-0 1SO 2.24GAA .919SV%
Michael Santaguida (Surrey) – 29-10-3 2SO 2.28GAA .933SV%
Chad Katunar (Penticton) – 25-15-0 4SO 2.36GAA .920SV%
Tyler Briggs (West Kelowna) – 22-13-3 2SO 2.45GAA .925SV%
Mitch Gillam (Chilliwack) – 27-18-1 4SO 2.53GAA .929SV%

LAST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCE
2012 (Penticton Vees – national champions)

TOTAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES
26 (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 – SURREY EAGLES
For the first time since 1996-97 the Eagles finished the season at the top of the BCHL standings, winning a four-team race for first place. Surrey had a two-point cushion over Victoria, three over the defending RBC Cup champions from Penticton and five over West Kelowna, earning points in nine of their last 10 games to clinch top spot. The Eagles were near the top of the league in both goals for and goals against, scoring 195 goals (fourth in the BCHL) and allowing 149 (third), and had the second-best goal differential at +49. A pair of in-season acquisitions led the way offensively for Surrey – Brady Shaw, picked up from Coquitlam on Oct. 18, had a team-best 70 points, good for fifth in the BCHL, while Adam Tambellini, added from Vernon at the Jan. 10 trade deadline, had 65 points, the league’s 11th-best total. Michael Santaguida carried the load in the Eagles’ goal, appearing in 42 games; he finished with a 29-10-3 record, leading the league in wins and save percentage (.933), while posting the second-best goals-against average (2.28).


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