Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Seawolves take 4-0 record into Championship Final at Bantam Provincials today

They have been the most dominant team on the ice over the course of the first three days of competition and today, the Prince Rupert Bantam Seawolves will look for one more complete sixty minute period on the ice as they look to claim the Tier 4 Bantam Provincial championship in Kitimat.

The Seawolves had already claimed their place in the final by Monday night. That through a sweep of two games on Day Two.

The team added to their success in the win column on Day Three with an 11-0 Day Three victory over Windermere Valley in Tuesday afternoon play.

Yesterday's work on the ice, another match where the Seawolves took care of all the details on the ice, with impressive play on both offence and defence, backed up by strong work in the Prince Rupert net. The final match up of the first three days finding the Rupert squad clearly dedicated to following the blue print from the coaching staff to the last play, the goal of the Championship game now very much in their view.

With the opening round of the tournament wrapping up last night, the Seawolves then turned their attention to the competition for Wednesday afternoon, and the team that will be looking to derail the PRMHA team's quest for a championship.

The Langley Eagles are that team, the lower mainland squad has had a successful tourney as well, with but one loss over the three days, that to the Seawolves, something that will set the scene for puck drop at 1PM.

The two teams last met on Monday evening, a game which was one of the more tightly contested of the opening round, both teams play with a similar style, with strong offensive pushes, solid body play and an ability to clear danger from their own end, backed up with impressive goal tending at both ends of the rink.

The Seawolves pulled away from Langley as the Monday game came to a close with a 4-1 victory, though the feeling that the Eagles could just as easily have battled back to make it closer always appeared to be just over the horizon two days ago.

The key for the Prince Rupert squad will be to get some early goals and off their game plan.

With the Seawolves looking keep Langley trapped in their own end, unable to launch some of the free wheeling play from their previous match ups of tournament week.

You can follow the Seawolves as they hit the ice for their championship bid through CityWest, the Northwest communication company has been broadcasting all of the game action through the week on Channel 10 / 310HD and streaming it live on line.

(access video feed here)

The Bronze medal game which takes place at 10 AM will feature the host Kitimat Winterhawks taking on 100 Mile House.

The Gold/Silver game between Prince Rupert and Langley is set for broadcast at 1PM

You can review the full scoreboard through the opening round from our archive page here.

For more items of note related to Prince Rupert Minor Hockey see our archive page here.

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