Week 11 of the BCHL season is now in the books and the Surrey Eagles are the hottest team in the league at 11-12-0-1 after starting the season 3-11-0-0.
The Eagles have been solid against the tough Island Division this season with a 5-3-0-1 record. The Trail Smoke Eaters have the second best record at home this season at 10-1-1-1 with their only loss in regulation versus Westside back on September 13th. (The Penticton Vees have the best home record at 9-1-0-0 with their only defeat also coming at the hands of the Warriors back on November 8th.)
Evan Pighin of the Victoria Grizzlies has at least a point in seven straight games and he has got on the scoreboard in 19 of his 20 games. The only game he didn't register a point in was at home versus, ironically enough, Westside. Last season the 20-Year-Old Pighin from Vancouver posted 42 points in 21 games with Salmon Arm while this season he has 28 points in 20 games with the Grizz. A large reason the Grizzlies are in first place in the Island Division is that they have a 12-1-0-1 record against the division's three other teams.
The Vernon Vipers' have the league's second best road record at 8-3-1-1. Meanwhile, Bryce Kakoske is on a five game point streak. The 18-year old Kakoske is playing in his hometown for his third year in the league after two seasons in Westside.
The Powell River Kings' Erik Vos is on a nine game point streak while Kyle Bodie has points in seven straight games for a total of 14 points. Vos has points in 21 of his last 23 games while the 20-Year-Old Bodie is on his second seven game point streak this season and has points in 14 of his last 15 games. Bodie is from East Saint Paul, Manitoba and half way through his third BCHL season he is only seven points shy of his 60-game point total from last year.
The Kings continue to lead the league in average shots for per game at 35.6 while they are a close second in giving up the fewest shots against per game at 26.6. On average Powell River outshoots their opponent by nine shots which is the biggest margin in the league.
The Alberni Valley Bulldogs' Evan Witt is on a seven game point streak. The 18-Year-Old Witt is from Spokane, Washington and will be heading off to Michigan Technological University next season after starting his BCHL career with Vernon last season. The Bulldogs have won both games they have led after two periods this season however they have lost all four games that they have led after 20 minutes.
The Burnaby Express are a combined 9-0-0-2 this season when either leading or being tied heading into the third period. Leading scorer Max Grassi is on a five game point streak. The 20-Year-Old North Vancouver native had a eight game point streak earlier in the year and also missed five straight games due to injury. Grassi is in his fourth full season in the league and has a Royal Bank Cup title along with a pair of Fred Page Cups in back-to-back seasons with the Express and Clippers.
Finally, Sean Ambrosie and Sam Muchalla of the Prince George Spruce Kings are on five game point streaks. Ambrosie is from Moorhead, Minnesota which is the same hometown as the Spruce Kings leading scorer from last year Jordy Christian and also had a seven game point streak to open up the season. The 19-Year-Old is playing in his first BCHL season after being acquired in the off-season from the Winnipeg South Blues.
The 18-Year-Old Muchalla is playing in his hometown of Prince George and is on his fourth scoring streak of the season with others lasting seven, six, and four games. Muchalla has points in 22 of 26 games and is only six points shy of last season's 60 game rookie campaign total. The Spruce Kings have played in a league high seven overtime games but only two of these contests have went to double-overtime.