British Columbia rout P.E.I. to advance to quarter-finals at 2019 Canada Winter Games

Giselle Brunel/Canada Winter Games


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.

Placement games

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.

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