1997-1998 British Columbia Hockey League Season



1997-1998 British Columbia Hockey League

COASTAL DIVISION GP W L T GF GA PTs
South Surrey Eagles 60 43 15 2 322 200 88
Chilliwack Chiefs 60 33 25 2 248 250 68
Victoria Salsa 60 31 24 5 188 209 67
Nanaimo Clippers 60 30 29 1 215 223 61
Powell River Paper Kings 60 28 29 3 202 214 59
Langley Thunder 60 26 31 3 219 239 55
Cowichan Valley Capitals 60 19 37 4 212 261 42
INTERIOR DIVISION GP W L T GF GA PTs
Penticton Panthers 60 45 12 3 296 177 93
Vernon Vipers 60 33 19 8 251 229 74
Trail Smoke Eaters 60 35 23 2 222 209 72
Merritt Centennials 60 24 32 4 223 238 52
Prince George Spruce Kings 60 22 36 2 230 269 46
Quesnel Millionaires 60 21 37 2 220 329 44

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1998 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
Nanaimo Clippers defeat Powell River Paper Kings 3 2 1 - -
Prince George Spruce Kings defeat Merritt Centennials 3 2 1 - -
QUARTERFINALS GP W L GF GA
South Surrey Eagles defeat Nanaimo Clippers 4 4 0 26 14
Chilliwack Chiefs defeat Victoria Salsa 7 4 3 22 22
Penticton Panthers defeat Prince George Spruce Kings 6 4 2 25 9
Trail Smoke Eaters defeat Vernon Vipers 7 4 3 25 17
SEMIFINALS GP W L GF GA
South Surrey Eagles defeat Chilliwack Chiefs 5 4 1 26 19
Penticton Panthers defeat Trail Smoke Eaters 5 4 1 13 7
CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL GP W L GF GA
South Surrey Eagles defeat Penticton Panthers 5 4 1 26 19

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1998 Regional Playdowns

Mowat Cup - BC Championship GP W L GF GA
South Surrey Eagles defeat Cranbrook Colts (Rocky Mountain JHL) 3 3 0 15 10
Doyle Cup - BC vs AB Championship GP W L GF GA
South Surrey Eagles defeat Saint Albert Saints (Alberta JHL) 6 4 2 24 18

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1998 National Championship

Royal Bank Cup - Canadian Championship Tournament
Round Robin
Naniamo Clippers (Host) 3 W / 1 L
South Surrey Eagles 4 W / 0 L
Abbott Cup Game - South Surrey Eagles defeat Weyburn Red Wings (Saskachewan JHL) 6 - 2
Semifinal
South Surrey Eagles defeat Milton Merchants (Ontario Provincial JAHL) 6-2
Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL) defeat Nanaimo Clippers (Host) 4-1
Final
South Surrey Eagles defeat Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL) 4-1

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