1978-1979 British Columbia Junior Hockey League Season

1978-1979 British Columbia Junior Hockey League

COASTAL DIVISION GP W L T GF GA PTs
Bellingham Blazers 62 51 10 1 497 249 103
Nanaimo Clippers 62 33 26 3 367 346 69
Abbotsford Flyers 62 29 31 2 352 357 60
Chilliwack Colts 62 28 31 3 284 287 59
Langley Thunder 62 22 36 4 284 348 48
Delta Suns 62 6 56 0 257 528 12
INTERIOR DIVISION GP W L T GF GA PTs
Merritt Centennials 62 49 13 0 340 176 98
Kamloops Rockets 62 37 25 0 318 282 74
Vernon Canadians 62 32 29 1 345 338 65
Kelowna Buckaroos 62 28 32 2 265 323 58
Revelstoke Bruins 62 25 37 0 261 290 50
Penticton Vees 62 23 37 2 263 310 48

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Leading Scorers

# Pos PLAYER GP G A PTS PIM
- - Terry Lowe (VE) 60 63 91 154 144
- - Don Fraser (BE) 50 69 80 149 131
- - Anthony McMurchy (AB) 61 72 66 138 70
- - Nigel Thomas (NA) 59 60 77 137 35
- - Brent Denat (NA) 57 56 72 128 206
- - Randy Wickware (AB) 62 47 70 117 66
- - John Neeld (VE) 62 52 62 114 175
- - Bruce Harris (BE) 60 28 79 107 77
- - Evan Williams (BE) 60 34 63 97 57
- - Chris Tucker (BE) 54 33 63 96 104
- - Dale Slous (VE) 62 44 51 95 45
- - Bill Stewart (AB) 61 33 62 95 128
- - Bill Brockhill (BE) 58 41 53 94 156
- - Loyal Goodey (CH) 62 46 47 93 88
- - Randy Larsen (BE) 59 33 60 93 188

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Leading Goalies

# GOALIE GP MIN GA AVG W L SO SVS SA% PIM
- Rod Polman-Tuin (ME) - 3209 136 2.54 - - - - -
- Ken Bales (BE) - 1444 88 3.66 - - - - - -
- Steve Abbott (BE) - 1643 107 3.91 - - - - - -
- Doug Hodges (CH) - 2375 166 4.19 - - - - - -
- Lawrence Dyck (ME) - 2603 188 4.33 - - - - - -

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1979 British Columbia Junior Hockey League Playoffs

Nat Bailey Cup - BCJHL CHAMPIONSHIP
QUARTERFINALS
Coastal Division Semi-Finals
Bellingham Blazers defeat Chilliwack Colts 4 W / 1 L
Nanaimo Clippers defeat Abbotsford Flyers 4 W / 1 L
Interior Division Semi-Finals
Merritt Centennials defeat Kelowna Buckaroos 4 W / 1 L
Kamloops Rockets defeat Vernon Canadians 4 W / 2 L
SEMIFINALS
Coastal Division Finals
Bellingham Blazers defeat Nanaimo Clippers 4 W / 0 L
Interior Division Finals
Kamloops Rockets defeat Merritt Centennials 4 W / 2 L
CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
* Bellingham Blazers defeat Kamloops Rockets 2 W / 1 L

NOTE: * Bellingham, based in the USA was not allowed to participate in the CAHA Regional Playdowns, Kamloops Rockets were chosen to advance.

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1979 Regional Playdowns

Mowat Cup - BC Championship
Richmond Sockeyes (Pacific Coast JAHL) defeat Kamloops Rockets 2 W / 1 L
BC/Alberta Championship
Fort Saskatchewan Traders defeat Richmond Sockeyes 4 W / 1 L
Abbott Cup - Western Canadian Championship
Prince Albert Raiders (Saskatchewan JHL) defeat Fort Saskatchewan Traders 4 W / 2 L

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1979 National Championship

Centennial Cup - Canadian Championship
Prince Albert Raiders (SJHL) defeat Sherwood-Parkdale Metros (Island JHL) 5 - 3(OT)

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