The BWC Bruins are the 2017 Pat Quinn Classic Tournament winners after defeating the NSWC Winterhawks 3-2 in Overtime. The Bruins went the entire tournament without a loss in going 5-0-1 and outscored the opposition 22-5 in the process. NSWC grabbed a 2-1 early 2nd period lead on goals by Owen Sullivan and Nico Grabas but tournament MVP Andrew Cristall proved why he was so deserving of that honor by tieing it late in the 2nd and then scoring the Overtime Championship winner as well. Cristall finished tied for the tournament goal scoring lead with Caden Brown with 9 goals in 6 games and led in points with 12. Cristall also captained the champion BWC Bruins.
In the Bronze medal game, the Kamloops Jr. Blazers defeated the Victoria Racquet Club Kings 4-1. Jordan Keller scored a pair of goals in a 20 second span in the 2nd period to really put this game away. Kamloops defenseman Sawyer Mynio was named top defenseman of the tournament while Victoria goalie Liam Hallett was named the tournaments top goaltender.
Tournament MVP – Andrew Cristall (BWC Bruins)
Top Scorer – Andrew Cristall (BWC Bruins)
Top Defenseman – Sawyer Mynio (Kamloops Jr. Blazers)
Top Goaltender – Liam Hallett (Victoria Racquet Club Kings)
The semi-finals are set in Victoria at the Rick Lapointe Bantam AAA Tournament. The Seafair Islanders will play league rival Langley Eagles and the Camrose Red Wings of the AMBHL will take on host Victoria Racquet Club Kings in the other game.
Victoria went a perfect 3-0-0 in round robin play and outscoring the opposition 12-3 and face Camrose who were 2-0-1 with 11-7. Seafair were 2-0-1 with 12-6 and face Langley who were 3-0-0 9-3.
Leading the tournament in scoring to this point is Jack Hensley from Hollyburn with 4-5-9 tied with him was Benjamin Musso of Coquitlam at 4-5-9. Our highest ranked prospect entering the tournament is Jaden Uy and has 8 points and a tournament leading 6 goals. The top 2004 born scorer to this point is Taylor Haggerty of Camrose with 1-5-6 and the lone 2005 born in the tournament is high end prospect Hoyt Stanley of Hollyburn who has shown well with 2-4-6.
We are hoping to have a full scouts report at the completion of the tournament.
The Prince Albert Tournament is now entering day 3 with the semi-finals to go tonight. The host Venice House Pirates have already punched their ticket to the semi-finals with a win over a very game Lakeland Panthers AA squad. The Lakeland goalie held his team in the game despite facing well over 40 shots. The Pirates are 3-0-0 entering tonights semi-final. The Humboldt Broncos are also 3-0-0 while other pre-tournament favorites Red Deer are 2-0-0 as are Eastman.
Leading this tournament in scoring thus far is D – Noah Barlage of Humboldt with 1-9-10. Barlage should go somewhere in the top 4 rounds of the draft and is brother of Swift Current Broncos former top 5 overall pick Logan Barlage. His Humboldt teammate Connor McGrath is tied for the league lead in goals with 5 and has 9 points. High ranked Sask prospect Logan Cox has 3-6-9 while the highest ranked Sask F – Gabe Klassen has 4-3-7 and the highest ranked Sask D – Nolan Allan has 5-1-6.
There is a CSSHL Showcase going on this weekend in Vancouver sponsored by the WHL. Yesterday had four games with all of the favorites winning their respective games. OHA Edmonton started off the day with a 6-2 win over Delta White. Top ranked F – Sean Tschigerl and Tyson Laventure each scored a pair of goals. BWC Academy defeated Edge Academy 4-0 with Caeden Bankier scoring a pair of goals and Matt Seminoff picking up 1-2-3. Edge G – Zoltan Bencsik stopped 42/46 shots. Delta Green defeated Notre Dame 5-1 and outshot them 43-10. High ranked D – Matt Smith along with talented forwards Holden Cardinal and Ethan Urquhart had 1-1-2. Lastly, the Northern Alberta Xtreme got by OHA Penticton 9-1 with Dylan Guenther/Brett Hyland and 04 Matthew Savoie once again piling up the points. The three combined for 5-7-12 and Lucas Ciona who has steadily climbed our rankings this year scored a pair of goals as well.
Each team will play twice today with action beginning bright and early at 7:30 AM.