Thursday, March 15, 2007

Beware the 'Wack!

Ok, well I'm sure the Vancouver Giants aren't exactly shaking in their skates but lets give props to the Chilliwack Bruins for making the playoffs in their expansion season.

Last night's four-goal third period gave the Bruins a 5-3 comeback win over the Spokane Chiefs to make it official. The Bruins are five points up on the Kelowna Rockets with two games to play in the regular season. That means for the first time in franchise history, the Rockets will not be going to the post-season.

The Bruins have received all and then some from former Bronco Josh Aspenlind (pictured left). Aspenlind has been on the team's top line with Mark Santorelli and Oscar Moller for most of the season. They have produced, helping the team to their 24th win of the season. The 'Wack will meet the Giants in round one in just over a weeks time. You can bet the Bruins will be everyones 2nd favorite team.

Who wants it?

Last night wasn't exactly a banner night in the race for the final playoff spot in the east division. Moose Jaw lost to Saskatoon while Prince Albert gave up a late goal to Regina to lose 2-1 to the Pats. The Saskatoon win combined with the Raiders loss tightens things even further in the race for the playoffs. Prince Albert leads Moose Jaw by a point, with Saskatoon now only two points back for the final playoff spot.

Sounds like the Broncos will not have some of their top players in the line-up this weekend. We'll wait and see who's in and who's out. I'll post a game preview of the Broncos/Warriors match-up later.

Also in an upcoming post, I will pose this question to you: Who is the Broncos MVP this season? It's a great question and there is likely 5 or 6 candidates to choose from.

Have a good day,



Anonymous said...

Bronco MVP

Deano, the guy takes so much abuse, but he kept the Broncos in the playoffs.

Anonymous said...

Kyle Moir. The team has great depth but only one MVP.

ointhecreek said...

Umm, I don't think Deano can be most valuable player. Last I looked he was coach, but yes he deserves credit in my books. My pick for mvp would be Leovold. Brady has really stepped it up since he returned. The guy plays his heart out and drops the gloves with some of the toughest guys to try and spark the team when they need it. Stands up for the younger guys when the going gets rough.

ernie said...

I fully agree with that. He has taken it like a professional, and is still an awesome guy. WAY TO GO COACH!! LET'S GO SWIFTY!!

As far as players are concerned, I think the top scorer should get the MVP award, because it's another season where we have been lacking offense, and every goal or assist has been huge for us. Right now, that looks to be Levi Nelson. It could change, but not likely.

However, one could argue that Kyle Moir deserves consideration for doing what he does best...stealing games. He did have a lapse though, so I don't quite know this year. Rumsey could also be a candidate, if you're looking at leadership. But truly, the most valuable guy to us has been Levi, actually.

Rip me, do whatever you like...just my humble opinion. And I'm not even kidding.

Big Ern

Anonymous said...

Imagine that Big Ern Chooses Levi Nelson As The MVP who woulda thunk it? Moir Is my Guess.

ernie said...

But really, who should I pick? There are five or six guys that do about the same thing for this team. One can truly say what we have accomplished, has been a team effort. If five guys can get MVP, so be it. I'm baffled! LOL

Big Ern