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Vancouver North East Chiefs Major Midget League champs

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
March 22nd, 2015

The Vancouver North East Chiefs captured the 2014-15 BC Major Midget League Championship with a 6-4 win against the Cariboo Cougars. 

The win completed the sweep for the Chiefs in the best-of-the three series agaisnt the regular season champion Cougars.

The Chiefs, finishing third overall in regular season standings, now host the Pacific Midget Regional Championship and take on the Alberta Midget AAA Champion in a best-of-three series. 

The Alberta Championship series is on-going with the UFA Bisons leading CAC 1-0 in the best-of-five series.
The Chiefs, holding a 3-2 lead after one period, were led by a pair of goals from Matthew Davis and a beautiful breakaway goal from Caleb Fantillo, while the Cougars answered bag with goals from Joel Patsey and Mitchell Williams.
The Chiefs made it a two-goal game with a marker from Lee early in the frame, but the Cougars quickly got one back just as a penalty expired with a point shot from Conor MacEachern. 

Again the Chiefs fought back to make it a 5-3 game with a nifty passing play finished off by Ziyan Karim.
Early in the 3rd period the Cougars cut the lead to one (1) with a great goal from Steven Jandric, but again this was short lived as Fantillo scored his second of the game to make it 6-4. 

The Cougars fought hard to get back into the game, but were unable.
The Pacific Regional Championship will take place in British Columbia on April 3 – 5, 2015, where the Chiefs will host the Alberta AAA Midget Hockey League champion in a best-of-three series to determine the Pacific Representative at the 2015 TELUS Cup, which will be held in Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, from April 20-26, 2015.

The BC Hockey Major Midget League was established in 2004 to provide elite level 15, 16 and 17 year olds an opportunity to play within their own age group at a high level and be developed for the next level of hockey.

These 11 teams, including the Kootenay Ice from the West Kootenay region, have an opportunity each year to compete for the National Midget Championship.

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