U15 Canadians Swept by NE Chiefs

by K.P. Wee

The U15 AAA Greater Vancouver Canadians saw their modest two-game point streak come to an end as they were swept by the Vancouver NE Chiefs over the weekend (Nov. 4-5) at the Richmond Olympic Oval. 

Thanks to the pair of victories, the Chiefs (9-2-0-0) moved into first place in the BCEHL’s U15 division, while the Canadians dropped to 3-6-0-1. 

On Saturday, the Canadians fell 7-3, with the Chiefs scoring three unanswered goals to close out the second period for a commanding 5-1 lead. Evan Borisoff, Henry Goldman, and Magnus Balakrishnan scored for GVC, with Goldman also picking up an assist. 

On Sunday, the Canadians dropped a 4-2 decision despite two goals from William Trolland. The Canadians came back from a pair of one-goal deficits to even the score at 2-2 late in the first period, only to see the Chiefs notch what proved to be the game-winner with 3:19 remaining in the frame. The Chiefs scored on the power play in the second to take a two-goal lead, and that was the way the game ended after neither team scored in the third. 

With the two losses, the Canadians fall to eighth place in the U15 standings, although they are only four points out of fifth place in a highly-competitive division.

Next up for the U15 Canadians, a trip to Nanaimo on Nov. 11-12 for a two-game series against the Vancouver Island Royals (4-5-0-3), who are fifth in the division but have played two more games than GVC. The Saturday game is at 12:30 p.m. at the Cliff McNabb Arena Beban Complex, and the Sunday contest is set for 8:00 a.m. at the Frank Crane Arena. Both games can be seen on playfullscreen.com.