2007–08 BCHL season

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The 2007–08 BCHL season is the 46th season of the British Columbia Hockey League. It began on September 7, 2007, and will run through February 27, 2008, with the Fred Page Cup Playoffs to follow, culminating no later than April 15, 2008.

Scott Knowles of the Surrey Eagles scored the first goal of the season against the Langley Chiefs on September 7 in one of seven games on opening night.

The Nanaimo Clippers and Vernon Vipers matched up for the first time since the 2007 Fred Page Cup Finals on November 16, 2007 at Nanaimo.

Final Regular Season Statistics[edit]

Conference Standings[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; OTL = Overtime Losses; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against; PTS = Points; Top six teams in each conference qualified for post-season playoffs.

Interior Conference[edit]

GP W L T OTL PTS GF GA
y-Penticton Vees 60 41 15 2 2 86 235 146
x-Westside Warriors 60 40 17 0 3 83 237 161
x-Salmon Arm Silverbacks 60 37 17 3 3 80 256 201
x-Vernon Vipers 60 36 20 2 2 76 238 185
x-Trail Smoke Eaters 60 23 30 1 6 53 169 213
x-Prince George Spruce Kings 60 21 29 1 9 52 178 235
e-Quesnel Millionaires 60 19 36 0 5 43 175 254
e-Merritt Centennials 60 13 38 1 8 35 156 305

x - clinched playoff spot, y - clinched division title, e - eliminated from playoff contention

Coastal Conference[edit]

GP W L T OTL PTS GF GA
y-Nanaimo Clippers 60 42 14 0 4 88 249 155
x-Langley Chiefs 60 33 21 0 6 72 257 234
x-Surrey Eagles 60 33 23 1 3 70 234 213
x-Burnaby Express 60 33 24 0 3 69 218 219
x-Victoria Grizzlies 60 30 22 3 5 68 204 189
x-Powell River Kings 60 26 23 1 10 63 209 217
e-Cowichan Valley Capitals 60 27 28 2 3 59 200 200
e-Alberni Valley Bulldogs 60 17 39 1 3 34 171 259

x - clinched playoff spot, y - clinched division title, e - eliminated from playoff contention

Scoring leaders[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty Minutes

As of February 28, 2008 [1]

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Carlo Finucci Burnaby Express 60 33 69 102 54
Clinton Pettapiece Westside Warriors 58 35 63 98 89
Hunter Bishop Vernon Vipers 60 57 40 97 45
Scott Knowles Surrey Eagles 60 26 64 90 24
Brodie Reid Burnaby Express 60 52 35 87 37
Cody Campbell Burnaby Express 60 32 55 87 40
Jordy Christian Prince George Spruce Kings 60 39 43 82 71
Taylor Stefishen Langley Chiefs 57 33 48 81 71
Clay Harvey Powell River Kings 55 37 43 80 37
Derek Lee Salmon Arm Silverbacks 52 21 56 77 35

Leading goaltenders[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals Against; SO = Shutouts; Sv% = Save Percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average

As of February 28, 2008 [2]

Player Team GP TOI W L T GA SO Sv% GAA
Nathan Lieuwen Westside Warriors 13 710 9 2 0 23 0 .931 1.94
Alex Evin Penticton Vees 43 2,449 31 10 1 90 4 .921 2.20
Michael Garman Nanaimo Clippers 35 2,013 23 11 0 84 3 .924 2.50
Stephen Caple Westside Warriors 40 2,310 26 14 0 102 1 .900 2.65
Evan Smith Nanaimo Clippers 28 1,605 19 7 0 71 2 .898 2.65

Playoff seeds[edit]

After the 2007–08 BCHL regular season, the standard of 12 teams qualified for the playoffs.

Coastal Conference[edit]

  1. Nanaimo Clippers - Coastal Conference and BCHL regular season champion; 88 points
  2. Langley Chiefs - 72 points
  3. Surrey Eagles - 70 points
  4. Burnaby Express - 69 points
  5. Victoria Grizzlies - 68 points
  6. Powell River Kings - 63 points

Interior Conference[edit]

  1. Penticton Vees - Interior Conference regular season champion; 86 points
  2. Westside Warriors - 83 points
  3. Salmon Arm Silverbacks - 80 points
  4. Vernon Vipers - 76 points
  5. Trail Smoke Eaters - 53 points
  6. Prince George Spruce Kings - 52 points

Playoff Bracket[edit]

  Elimination Round Conference Semifinals Conference Finals Fred Page Cup Finals
                                     
1  Nanaimo Clippers -     1  Nanaimo Clippers 4  
8  Bye -     6  Powell River Kings 0  


2  Langley Chiefs - Eastern Conference
7  Bye -  
    1  Nanaimo Clippers 4  
  2  Langley Chiefs 2  
3  Surrey Eagles 1  
6  Powell River Kings 3  
4  Burnaby Express 2   2  Langley Chiefs 4
5  Victoria Grizzlies 3     5  Victoria Grizzlies 2  


  1  Nanaimo Clippers 0
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round.)
  1  Penticton Vees 4
1  Penticton Vees -     1  Penticton Vees 4
8  Bye -     4  Vernon Vipers 3  
2  Westside Warriors -
7  Bye -  
  1  Penticton Vees 4
  2  Westside Warriors 0  
3  Salmon Arm Silverbacks 3  
6  Prince George 1   Western Conference
4  Vernon Vipers 3   2  Westside Warriors 4
5  Trail Smoke Eaters 0     3  Salmon Arm Silverbacks 3  
  • During the first three rounds home ice is determined by seeding number, not position on the bracket. In the Finals the team with the better regular season record has home ice.

In each round, the highest remaining seed in each conference is matched against the lowest remaining seed. The higher-seeded team is awarded home ice advantage, which gives them a maximum possible four games on their home ice, with the other team getting a maximum possible three. The opening elimination round follows a best-of-five 2-2-1 format. Each best-of-seven series follows a 2–2–1–1–1 format. This means that the higher-seeded team will have Games 1 and 2, plus 5 and 7 if necessary, played on their home ice, while the lower-seeded team will be at home for the other games. The format ensures that the team with home ice advantage will always have home ice for the "extra" game if there are an odd number of games in a series.

All Star Game[edit]

The BCHL All-Star Game was played at the Bear Mountain Arena in Victoria, British Columbia on January 23, 2008. [3] The Coastal Conference All-Stars won the game 15-9.

Coastal Conference All-Stars Interior Conference All-Stars
Starters:

F Scott Knowles (Surrey Eagles)
F Carlo Finucci (Burnaby Express)
F Eric Filiou (Nanaimo Clippers)
D Jordie Benn (Victoria Grizzlies)
D Matt Irwin (Nanaimo Clippers)
G Michael Garman (Nanaimo Clippers)

F Hunter Bishop (Vernon Vipers)
F Zac Dalpe (Penticton Vees)
F Jordy Christian (Prince George Spruce Kings)
D Zac Josepher (Penticton Vees)
D Ryan DeVries (Prince George Spruce Kings)
G Alex Evin (Penticton Vees)

Reserves:

D Brad Hunt (Burnaby Express)
D Nolan Julseth-White (Langley Chiefs)
F Clinton Pettapiece (Cowichan Valley Capitals)
F Russell Goodman (Nanaimo Clippers)
D Chris Ickert (Langley Chiefs)
F Brodie Reid (Burnaby Express)
F Taylor Stefishen (Langley Chiefs)
F Mikael Bedard (Nanaimo Clippers)
D Phil Magistrale (Surrey Eagles)
F Clay Harvey (Powell River Kings)
G Chris Rawlings (Powell River Kings)
G Matthew Wong (Victoria Grizzlies)
F Brooks Robinson (Cowichan Valley Capitals)
F Daniel Moriarty (Alberni Valley Bulldogs)
F Derek Grant (Langley Chiefs)

G Damien Ketlo (Prince George Spruce Kings)
D Damon Kipp (Salmon Arm Silverbacks)
D Jeff Forsythe (Prince George Spruce Kings)
F Denver Manderson (Penticton Vees)
D Michael Glacair (Salmon Arm Silverbacks)
F Derek Lee (Salmon Arm Silverbacks)
F Austin Smith (Penticton Vees)
F David Arduin (Trail Smoke Eaters)
F John Williams (Quesnel Millionaires)
D Justin Schultz (Westside Warriors)
F Kevin Walrod (Westside Warriors)
F Erick Ruud (Merritt Centennials)
G Shane Mainprize (Merritt Centennials)
D Derrick Walser (Toronto Marlies)
F Trevor Bailey (Westside Warriors)
F Kevin Limbert (Trail Smoke Eaters)

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