U15 Take Three Points in Prince George

by K.P. Wee

The U15 AAA Greater Vancouver Canadians took three out of a possible four points over the weekend (October 28-29) against the Cariboo Cougars at the Kin Centre in Prince George, losing in overtime on Saturday before winning by a goal on Sunday.

The Canadians are now 3-4-0-1 through eight games this season, tied for seventh in the BCEHL’s U15 division. 

On Saturday, the Canadians fell 3-2 in overtime despite taking a 2-0 lead in the first period. Maxwell Clemens and Jayden Rodas scored three minutes apart midway through the first, but the Cougars made it 2-1 with 10:33 left in the second. A power-play goal by the Cougars seven minutes into the third tied things up, and Cariboo scored in the first minute of OT to complete the comeback. In the loss, Joshua Read made 42 saves for the Canadians. 

On Sunday, the Canadians were the ones to rally, coming back to defeat the Cougars 4-3 and earn the weekend split. Down 1-0 in the second, Luke Wilson scored midway through the period to tie things up. Five minutes later, Christopher Tang put the Canadians up for good with his first goal of the season, and GVC then took a 3-1 lead on Jayden Rodas’s second goal of the weekend midway through the third. William Trolland added GVC’s fourth goal of the contest with only five minutes left, and the Canadians hung on to earn the series split. 

The U15 Canadians will take on the Vancouver NE Chiefs on Nov. 4-5 at the Richmond Olympic Oval. GVC will be the designated road team in Saturday’s game at 5:15 p.m., and the start time on Sunday is 11:15 a.m. Both games can be seen on playfullscreen.com.