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BCHLers end prelims with wins
2018 RBC Cup Recap: Thursday, May 17
Jason La Rose
May 18, 2018

The Wenatchee Wild and Chilliwack Chiefs warmed up for the semifinals with wins Thursday to close out the preliminary round at the 2018 RBC Cup, while Wellington Dukes claimed the final semifinal spot.

Zak Galambos and August Von Ungern scored two goals apiece and the Wild struck six times in the first 32 minutes to earn a convincing win over the Dukes in the preliminary-round finale for both Thursday afternoon.

Wenatchee became the first team since the Humboldt Broncos in 2012 to go through the preliminary round without a loss; they finished with two regulation-time wins and two more in overtime.

“We kind of have a tendency to let teams get ahead early, but today we had a good start. Good teams find a way to win, but that’s something we’ve been working on all year. We just wanted to come out and play the right way and if it went our way, then that’s awesome. If not we knew we were moving on to the semifinals, but we’re happy to get this win today.”
-- August Von Ungern, Wenatchee Wild

Kaden Pickering, Corey Andonovski, Harrison Blaisdell and Ethan Bowen all finished with a goal and an assist, and the Chiefs wrapped up the preliminary round with a win over the Pistons on Thursday night.

The win means the Wellington Dukes claim the fourth and final semifinal spot, and ends the season for the Pistons, who won MJHL and ANAVET Cup titles and advanced to Canada’s National Junior A Championship for the first time.

“Blazer [Harrison Blaisdell] made a nice pass up to Ryan [Bowen] on a three-on-two, and I saw Ryan coming down the right side with the puck. He had his head up and I knew he was going to pass it so I put my stick on the ice. He couldn’t have made a better pass and I was fortunate enough to put it in the net. I couldn’t stop smiling. I was pretty pumped up. It’s pretty cool to have my first Junior A goal assisted by my brother.”
-- Ethan Bowen, Chilliwack Chiefs

Wenatchee Wild 2-2-0-0 | 16GF 7GA | 10 points
Chilliwack Chiefs 2-1-1-0 | 11GF 6GA | 9 points
Ottawa Jr. Senators 0-2-2-0 | 12GF 12GA | 6 points
Wellington Dukes 0-1-1-2 | 5GF 13GA | 3 points
Steinbach Pistons 0-0-2-2 | 10GF 16GA | 2 points

Jasper Weatherby (Wenatchee) 3G 5A 8P
Finn Evans (Ottawa) 3G 3A 6P
Will Calverley (Chilliwack) 5G 0A 5P
A.J. Vanderbeck (Wenatchee) 2G 3A 5P
Cooper Zech (Wenatchee) 1G 3A 4P

Mathieu Caron (Chilliwack) 1-0 / 1.00 GAA / .963 SV%
Seth Eisele (Wenatchee) 2-0 / 1.04 GAA / .941 SV%
Daniel Chenard (Chilliwack) 2-1 / 1.62 GAA / .942 SV%
Austin Park (Wenatchee) 2-0 / 2.22 GAA / .898 SV%
Connor Hicks (Ottawa) 2-2 / 2.52 GAA / .904 SV%

Kaden Pickering – Chilliwack Chiefs

Wellington Dukes vs. Wenatchee Wild (SF – 2 p.m. PT) – CLICK HERE for statistics and webcast
Ottawa Jr. Senators vs. Chilliwack Chiefs (SF – 7 p.m. PT) – CLICK HERE for statistics and webcast

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)


Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada


Spencer Sharkey
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4567 / 905-906-5327 (mobile)


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