1977-1978 British Columbia Junior Hockey League Season

1977-1978 British Columbia Junior Hockey League

COASTAL DIVISION GP W L T GF GA PTs
Nanaimo Clippers 66 41 23 2 402 327 84
Bellingham Blazers 66 41 25 0 372 294 82
Abbotsford Flyers 66 36 28 2 331 284 74
Langley Thunder 66 19 47 0 250 423 38
INTERIOR DIVISION GP W L T GF GA PTs
Merritt Centennials * 66 50 15 1 489 235 101
Penticton Vees 66 47 17 2 492 303 96
Kelowna Buckaroos 66 40 26 0 355 290 80
Kamloops Chiefs 66 30 35 1 343 378 61
Revelstoke Bruins 66 12 54 0 238 507 24
Vernon Vikings 66 10 56 0 251 486 20

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Leading Scorers

# Pos PLAYER GP G A PTS PIM
- - Ron Vincent (PE) 65 74 102 176 161
- - Barry Pederson (NA) 63 49 99 148 68
- - Glenn Merkosky (KA) 61 55 91 146 66
- - Ken Stroud (ME) 66 54 86 140 116
- - Kelly Ferner (ME) 57 56 82 138 203
- - Cary Eades (PE) 59 60 73 133 153
- - Ross Fitzpatrick (PE) 66 68 64 132 76
- - Glenn Anderson (BE) 64 62 69 131 46
- - Ken Berry (BE) 65 57 73 124 124
- - Bob Smith (NA) 65 43 82 125 66
- - Aaron Rucks (NA) 62 49 71 120 183
- - Kevin Maxwell (PE) 43 53 65 118 101
- - Ed Beers (ME) 63 55 60 115 100
- - Greg Adams (NA) 62 53 60 113 150
- - Gary Sirkia (ME) 65 33 78 111 73

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Leading Goalies

# GOALIE GP MIN GA AVG W L SO SVS SA% PIM
- Tom Semenchuk (AB) - 2354 158 4.02 - - - - -
- Neal Girrard (BE) - 2250 154 4.11 - - - - - -
- Kevin Eastman (NA) - 956 71 4.46 - - - - - -
- Darren Jensen (PE) - 1566 118 4.52 - - - - - -
- Andy Moog (PE) 38 1986 171 5.17 19 19 0 - - -

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1978 British Columbia Junior Hockey League Playoffs

Nat Bailey Cup - BCJHL CHAMPIONSHIP
QUARTERFINALS
Coastal Division Semi-Finals
Nanaimo Clippers defeat Langley Thunder 4 W / 1 L
Bellingham Blazers defeat Abbotsford Flyers 4 W / 3 L
Interior Division Semi-Finals
Kamloops Blazers defeat Kelowna Buckaroos 4 W / 1 L
Penticton Vees defeat Revelstoke Bruins 4 W / 0 L
SEMIFINALS
Coastal Division Finals
Nanaimo Clippers defeat Bellingham Blazers 4 W / 0 L
Interior Division Finals
Penticton Vees defeat Kamloops Chiefs 4 W / 0 L
CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
** Nanaimo Clippers defeat Penticton Vees 2 W / 1 L

NOTE: * Merritt Centennials were chosen to represent the league for the CAHA Championships.

NOTE: ** Nanaimo Clippers were declared winners after Penticton Vees refused to play the balance of the series(citing 'rough play'), the series stood at 2 games to 1 for Nanaimo.

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1978 Regional Playdowns

Mowat Cup - BC Championship
Merritt Centennials defeat Richmond Sockeyes (Pacific Coast JAHL) 3 W / 0 L
BC/Alberta Championship
Merritt Centennials defeat Calgary Canucks (Alberta JHL) 4 W / 2 L
Abbott Cup - Western Canadian Championship
Prince Albert Raiders (Saskatchewan JHL) defeat Merritt Centennials 4 W / 1 L

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1978 National Championship

Centennial Cup - Canadian Championship
Guelph Holoday Platters ( Ontario Provincial JHL) defeat Prince Albert Raiders (SJHL) 4 W / 0 L

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