Just two games were played in male hockey at the 2019 Canada Winter Games Tuesday as teams vied for the last two spots available in Wednesday’s quarter-finals.
Prince Edward Island 1 at British Columbia 15
Keeping their medal hopes alive Tuesday, British Columbia’s offence ran wild in a 15-1 victory against Prince Edward Island.
Jake Chiasson (Abbotsford, B.C./Brandon Wheat Kings) scored four goals, Finlay Williams (North Vancouver, B.C./Swift Current Broncos) had a hat trick, and Logan Stankoven (Kamloops, B.C./Kamloops Blazers) posted a pair of goals as part of a four-point game. Trevor Wong (Vancouver, B.C./Kelowna Rockets) chipped in a goal and three assists as well in the lopsided victory.
Seven goals in the first period, followed by six more from British Columbia in the second made it a 13-1 game after 40 minutes. B.C. would add two more goals in the third.
Caedan Bankier (Surrey, B.C./Kamloops Blazers) and Kobe Verbicky (Victoria, B.C./Edmonton Oil Kings) each contributed three assists while Ty Gibson (Victoria, B.C./Everett Silvertips) and Matthew Seminoff (Coquitlam, B.C./Kamloops Blazers) aided the offensive effort with a goal and an assist.
Also scoring in the victory was Cage Newans (Qualicum Beach, B.C./Victoria Royals), Steel Quiring (Vernon, B.C./Kelowna Rockets), and Seiva Tanaka-Campbell.
Nolan Bentham (Victoria, B.C./Victoria Royals) and Michael Abgrall (Richmond, B.C./Edmonton Oil Kings) chipped in a pair of assists. Graham Sward (Abbotsford, B.C./Spokane Chiefs), Jack O’Brien (Surrey, B.C./Swift Current Broncos), Tyson Galloway (Kamloops, B.C./Calgary Hitmen), Elias Carmichael (Langley, B.C./Kelowna Rockets), and Carson Latimer (Surrey, B.C./Edmonton Oil Kings) each picked up a single assist.
Keegan Maddocks (Langley, B.C./Victoria Royals) stopped 20 of 21 shots for the victory.
Quarter-final action set
East meets West in Wednesday’s quarter-final action.
At 4:00 p.m. MT, Manitoba and Ontario will meet at the Downtown Arena while Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan meet at The Centrium.
At 7:30 p.m. MT, British Columbia will face Quebec while Alberta will take on New Brunswick.
The battle for ninth through 12 place at the Canada Winter Games is also set.
At 12:30 p.m. MT, the Northwest Territory and P.E.I. will meet at the Downtown Arena while Newfoundland and Nunavut meet at The Centrium.