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 0 402 327 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

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

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1978 British Columbia Junior Hockey League Playoffs

Nat Bailey Cup - BCJHL CHAMPIONSHIP
QUARTERFINALS
Coastal Division Semi-Finals
Nanaimo Clippers defeat Abbotsford Flyers 4 W / 1 L
Langley Thunder defeat Maple Ridge Bruins 4 W / 2 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: ** 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 H Association) defeat Prince Albert Raiders (SJHL) 4 W / 0 L

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