1996-1997 British Columbia Hockey League Season



1996-1997 British Columbia Hockey League

COASTAL DIVISION GP W L T GF GA PTs
South Surrey Eagles 60 47 7 6 374 178 100
Nanaimo Clippers 60 34 22 4 263 243 72
Powell River Paper Kings 60 33 24 3 193 202 69
Cowichan Valley Capitals 60 32 24 4 230 196 68
Chilliwack Chiefs 60 32 27 1 245 265 65
Victoria Salsa 60 24 35 1 213 273 49
Langley Thunder 60 21 35 4 228 289 46
INTERIOR DIVISION GP W L T GF GA PTs
Vernon Vipers 60 41 14 5 339 212 87
Trail Smoke Eaters 60 39 20 1 302 241 79
Penticton Panthers 60 31 27 2 285 236 64
Prince George Spruce Kings 60 28 30 2 233 283 58
Merritt Centennials 60 22 34 4 179 262 48
Quesnel Millionaires 60 6 52 2 197 402 14

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1997 British Columbia Hockey League Playoffs

PLAYOFF FORMAT
  1. The top five teams in each Division will participate in the Playoffs.
  2. THE 1ST ROUND: will be a best of three mini-series between the 4th place teams and the 5th place teams, in each Division.
  3. THE 2ND ROUND - DIVISIONAL SEMIFINALS: will be a best of seven with the remaining four teams, 1st vs 4th and 2nd vs 3rd in each Division.
  4. THE 3RD ROUND - DIVISIONAL FINALS: will be a best of seven with the remaining two teams in each Division.
  5. THE FINAL ROUND - LEAGUE CHAMPIONSIP: will be a best of seven between the remaining two teams.

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Subway Cup - BCHL CHAMPIONSHIP
MINI-SERIES GP W L GF GA
Chilliwack Chiefs defeat Cowichan Valley Capitals 3 2 1 - -
Merritt Centennials defeat Prince George Spruce Kings 3 2 1 - -
QUARTERFINALS GP W L GF GA
South Surrey Eagles defeat Chilliwack Chiefs 4 4 0 27 11
Powell River Paper Kings defeat Nanaimo Clippers 5 4 1 21 15
Vernon Vipers defeat Merritt Centennials 4 4 0 18 10
Trail Smoke Eaters defeat Penticton Panthers 5 4 1 29 15
SEMIFINALS GP W L GF GA
South Surrey Eagles defeat Powell River Paper Kings 5 4 1 21 11
Vernon Vipers defeat Trail Smoke Eaters 5 4 1 29 15
CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL GP W L GF GA
South Surrey Eagles defeat Vernon Vipers 5 4 1 25 9

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1997 Regional Playdowns

Mowat Cup - BC Championship GP W L GF GA
South Surrey Eagles defeat Cranbrook Colts (Rocky Mountain JHL) 3 3 0 21 6
Doyle Cup - BC vs AB Championship GP W L GF GA
South Surrey Eagles defeat Fort McMurray Oil Barons (Alberta JHL) 5 4 1 19 12

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1997 National Championship

Royal Bank Cup - Canadian Championship Tournament
Round Robin
South Surrey Eagles 3 W / 1 L
Abbott Cup Game - South Surrey Eagles defeat Weyburn Red Wings (Saskatchewan JHL) 5 - 4 ot
Semifinal
South Surrey Eagles defeat Kanata Valley Lasers (Central JHL) 4 - 2
Final
Summerside 'Hemphill Pontiac' Western Capitals (Maritime JHL) defeat South Surrey Eagles 4 - 2

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