2018 Playoff Preview: head-to-head

By Craig Beauchemin

There are no shortage of storylines, or subplots as the post season begins. Will the Penticton Vees be able to repeat as the defending champions heading into the big dance? Will the Chilliwack Chiefs, hosts of the RBC Cup, be able to put together another long playoff run in preparation of hosting the national championships? Or will there be a surging underdog who gets hot at the right time put it all together and shock a top seed?  This why we play the games, and that’s what makes BCHL playoff hockey so entertaining.


Playoff Matchups:

Island Division:

4)        Alberni Valley Bulldogs                vs.                   Victoria Grizzlies 1)

(17-32-5-4)                                                                (32-18-4-4)

Head to Head: Victoria- 7-0-1-0            Alberni Valley- 1-6-1-0

3)        Powell River Kings                          vs.                   Nanaimo Clipper 2)

(29-19-6-4)                                                                (32-20-3-3)

Head to Head: Powell River- 4-2-2-0    Nanaimo- 4-4-0-0


Mainland Division:

4)        Chilliwack Chiefs                            vs.                   Prince George Spruce Kings 1)

(26-26-3-3)                                                                (33-17-4-4)

Head to Head: Prince George- 7-0-0-0-1       Chilliwack- 0-7-0-0-1

3)        Surrey Eagles                                               vs.       Langley Rivermen 2)

(26-22-8-2)                                                                (25-20-10-3)

Head to Head: Langley- 4-2-1-0-1        Surrey- 3-4-0-0-1


Interior Division:


8)        Coquitlam Express                         vs.                   Penticton Vees       1)

(15-38-1-4)                                                                (40-12-3-3)

Head to Head: Penticton- 2-0-0-0-0     Coquitlam- 0-2-0-0-0

7)        Salmon Arm Silverbacks               vs.                   Vernon Vipers         2)

(25-29-3-1)                                                                (39-14-1-4)

Head to Head:  Vernon- 5-1-0-0            Salmon Arm- 1-5-0-0

6)        Merritt Centennials                        vs.                   Wenatchee Wild    3)

(24-27-5-2)                                                                (37-16-4-1)

Head to Head:  Wenatchee- 4-2-0-0   Merritt- 2-3-1-0

5)        West Kelowna Warriors                vs.                   Trail Smoke Eaters  4)

(28-27-2-1)                                                                (32-21-4-1)

Head to Head:  Trail- 4-2-0-0       West Kelowna- 2-4-0-0