With a couple of dramatic Game 7 results,we now know all the matchups for Round 2 of the playoffs.
- MAINLAND DIVISION: The No. 1 seed Prince George Spruce Kings will take on the No. 3 seed Surrey Eagles in the Division final. Games 1 and 2 are in Prince George on Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17. Both games are 7 p.m. starts
(Prince George defeated Chilliwack 3-1 in Game 7 yesterday. Chilliwack will be in action again at the RBC Cup).
- ISLAND DIVISION: The No. 1 seed Victoria Grizzlies will take on the No. 3 seed Powell River Kings in the Division final. The opposing coaches are still sorting out dates for the games. They will be posted to the BCHL website league schedule when they’re known.
(the Grizzlies came back from being down 3-0 in Round 1 against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs and won Game 7 yesterday by a 3-1 score. The BCHL record books are incomplete but this is the first such comeback in memory since the league website was created in 2003-04).
- INTERIOR DIVISION: The No. 1 seed Penticton Vees will take on the No. 4 seed Trail Smoke Eaters in the Division semifinal. Games 1 and 2 are in Penticton. Friday, March 16 (7 p.m.) and Saturday, March 17 (6 p.m.).
(Penticton swept Coquitlam in four games in Round 1 while Trail swept West Kelowna).
- INTERIOR DIVISION: The No. 2 seed Vernon Vipers will take on the No. 3 seed Wenatchee Wild in the other Division semifinal. Games 1 and 2 are in Vernon. Friday, March 16 (7 p.m.) and Saturday, March 17 (6 p.m.).
(Vernon swept Salmon Arm in Round 1 while Wenatchee swept Merritt).