We are on to Round 2 of the BC Ford Dealers Road to the Fred Page Cup BCHL Playoffs

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After Monday night’s dramatic win for Wenatchee over Prince George in Game 6, all opening-round playoff series are complete.

 

The matchups and game dates for Round 2 are now available on the BCHL website via our LEAGUE SCHEDULE PAGE

 

Alternatively, users can find the matchups on the PLAYOFF BRACKET

 

The series formats are as follows:

 

Penticton-Merritt will be 2-2-1-1-1

Vernon-Trail will be 2-2-1-1-1

Wenatchee-Chilliwack will be 2-3-2

Victoria-Powell River will be 2-2-1-1-1

 

Some quick facts on the BC Ford Dealers Road to the Fred Page Cup BCHL Playoffs so far:

 

  • The top-two Interior seeds, the No. 1 Penticton Vees and the No. 2 Vernon Vipers, will wade into battle for the first time this postseason. Both of these clubs had a bye through Round 1 as per this season’s playoff format. Penticton will face the Merritt Centennials while Vernon faces the Trail Smoke Eaters.
  • The Mainland showdown features the two clubs with the regular-season’s best records: the Wenatchee Wild and the Chilliwack Chiefs. Wenatchee has home-ice advantage.
  • The only upset of Round 1 was also the only sweep. In the Interior, the No. 5-seed Merritt Centennials upended the No. 4 West Kelowna Warriors in four-straight games.
  • There were four overtime games in Round 1, including Merritt’s 5-4 triple-OT win on the road in West Kelowna on March 4.
  • The playoff scoring leader so far is Trail Smoke Eaters defenceman Carter Cochrane (2-10-12 in five games)

 

The first games of Round 2 will be on Friday, March 17.