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NCL notes – March 1-3, 2019

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The 16U standings are looking even clearer now after 62 games were played last weekend in Markham and Surrey. The Western Conference Standings have almost all been decided with only a few games left. In the Eastern Conference, there are still a few games to go, but the top teams have now started to pull away.

In the Western Conference, Fraser Valley’s 16U Boys team clinched first place, giving them the top seed entering the Western Conference Championships. While the season is not technically done for them, their 16-0-0 record is enough to keep them far enough ahead of second place West Coast Warriors to clinch top spot.

On the Girls’ side, the standings could not have been any closer. Firstly, every team from 1st to 5th had all beaten one another at least once. Also going into the weekend, every team from 1 to 5 were within striking distance of first place. Saskatchewan made the biggest jump as they entered the event tied for second last in the conference. They would go a perfect 5-0-0 over the weekend, defeating every team in the conference and jumped into a tie for first place with Fraser Valley. Fraser Valley, however, would still hold onto first place as they went 4-0-1 and still have the better win percentage. However, the standings can still shift significantly with one more game. Fraser Valley and Pacific Storm have one more match this coming Friday with the winner clinching first place.

While almost all the games played in Surrey were for 16U, there were a few games for the MLWP that decided which team was going to Senior Nationals. Saskatchewan and Pacific Storm had four games against one another to determine who would clinch second place in the conference. Saskatchewan would sweep the games over the weekend finishing with a record of 5-0-3 and securing second place which earned them a spot along with the Calgary Torpedoes at Senior Nationals in Markham.

In the East, the Mavericks 16U Boys team also clinched first place and the top seed at the Eastern Conference Championships after finishing another undefeated season. They finished the season with an astonishing +310 goal differential and averaged around 22 goals a game. After the Mavericks, the Ottawa Titans had the best weekend. They entered the weekend in the middle of the standings with a record of 6-0-5. They would go 5-0-0 with crucial victories over the Toronto Golden Jets and Shadow to jump into second place behind the Mavericks.

CAMO’s 16U Girls’ team continued its winning ways by going 4-0-0 and further cementing themselves in the first place. They were dominant in their games, winning by an average of over 12 goals. With just two games left for them, all they need to do is win or tie one of their games to clinch first place. CAMO’s rival, Dollard also had a good weekend as they went 3-0-0 and clinched at least second place in the conference as they now have the tie-breaker over South West.

WPC would like to thank Sport Surrey, the City of Surrey and Hosting BC for their support. A special thank you goes to all the volunteers from Fraser Valley, Shadow, and South West for their help this past weekend. 

This week in the NCL

After a big week in the NCL, this weekend will be quieter with only nine games being played in Etobicoke, Gatineau, Langley, and Toronto.


All-Star – Eastern Conference

GK: Liam Sterne, Ottawa Titans / Hannah Primeau, Dollard

Edward Elias, Toronto Golden Jets

Alexander James, Mavericks

Jackson Taylor, Ottawa Titans

Emma Chapman, Dollard

Nahla El Mahboubi, CAMO

Erin Van Rooyen, Mavericks


All-Star – Western Conference

GK: Cassie Pereira, Pacific Storm / Charles Campbell, Pacific Storm

Payton Donald, Saskatchewan

Sarah Portas, Fraser Valley

Raha Peiravani, Pacific Storm

Cameron Hexter, Fraser Valley

Jacob Lucci, West Coast Warriors

Aiden Dueck Thiessen, Manitoba


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