Sunday, May 14, 2006

Burnaby Express: Royal Bank Cup Champs

Burnaby capped off their season Sunday evening with an 8-2 pounding of the Yorkton Terriers. Yorkton advanced to the final by scoring a couple of early 1st period goals and holding off the host Streetsville Derby's 2-1. Paul Crowder added a goal in the third period for a tournament total of 2g and 2a.

Congratulations to Burnaby. They made a helluva nice statement about the quality of competition in the BCHL. After finishing 2nd in the Mainland Division (8th overall in league points) they marched through their league playoffs defeating favored teams on their way to the BCHL playoff title. That in itself could be characterized as impressive. But if the 8th best team in the BCHL can advance to the RBC and finish that tournament with a 5-1 record then I'd have to characterize it as something beyond impressive. It borders on phenomenal.

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