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2007–08 BCHL season

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The 2007–08 BCHL season is the 46th season of the British Columbia Hockey League. It began on September 7, 2007, and will run through February 27, 2008, with the Fred Page Cup Playoffs to follow, culminating no later than April 15, 2008.

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Scott Knowles of the Surrey Eagles scored the first goal of the season against the Langley Chiefs on September 7 in one of seven games on opening night.

The Nanaimo Clippers and Vernon Vipers matched up for the first time since the 2007 Fred Page Cup Finals on November 16, 2007 at Nanaimo.

Conference Standings

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; OTL = Overtime Losses; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against; PTS = Points; Top six teams in each conference qualified for post-season playoffs.

Interior Conference

x - clinched playoff spot, y - clinched division title, e - eliminated from playoff contention

Coastal Conference

x - clinched playoff spot, y - clinched division title, e - eliminated from playoff contention

Scoring leaders

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty Minutes

As of February 28, 2008 [1]

Leading goaltenders

Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals Against; SO = Shutouts; Sv% = Save Percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average

As of February 28, 2008 [2]

Playoff seeds

After the 2007–08 BCHL regular season, the standard of 12 teams qualified for the playoffs.

Coastal Conference

  1. Nanaimo Clippers - Coastal Conference and BCHL regular season champion; 88 points
  2. Langley Chiefs - 72 points
  3. Surrey Eagles - 70 points
  4. Burnaby Express - 69 points
  5. Victoria Grizzlies - 68 points
  6. Powell River Kings - 63 points

Interior Conference

  1. Penticton Vees - Interior Conference regular season champion; 86 points
  2. Westside Warriors - 83 points
  3. Salmon Arm Silverbacks - 80 points
  4. Vernon Vipers - 76 points
  5. Trail Smoke Eaters - 53 points
  6. Prince George Spruce Kings - 52 points

Playoff Bracket

  • During the first three rounds home ice is determined by seeding number, not position on the bracket. In the Finals the team with the better regular season record has home ice.
  • In each round, the highest remaining seed in each conference is matched against the lowest remaining seed. The higher-seeded team is awarded home ice advantage, which gives them a maximum possible four games on their home ice, with the other team getting a maximum possible three. The opening elimination round follows a best-of-five 2-2-1 format. Each best-of-seven series follows a 2–2–1–1–1 format. This means that the higher-seeded team will have Games 1 and 2, plus 5 and 7 if necessary, played on their home ice, while the lower-seeded team will be at home for the other games. The format ensures that the team with home ice advantage will always have home ice for the "extra" game if there are an odd number of games in a series.

    All Star Game

    The BCHL All-Star Game was played at the Bear Mountain Arena in Victoria, British Columbia on January 23, 2008. [3] The Coastal Conference All-Stars won the game 15-9.

    References

    2007–08 BCHL season Wikipedia


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