Monday, February 25, 2013

The race for first place

It is a two horse race to earn the BC Division title. The Kelowna Rockets have a slim five point lead on the Kamloops Blazers with nine games remaining in the regular season for both teams. Both the Rockets and Blazers play six of those final nine games on home ice. Here is how the two teams schedules shake down:

Rockets: 92 points
vs. Kamloops (3)
vs. Seattle (1)
vs. Lethbridge (1)
vs. Victoria (1)
vs. Vancouver (2)
vs. PG (1)

Blazers: 87 points
vs. PG (3)
vs. Kelowna (3)
vs. Vancouver (2)
vs. Victoria (1)

The Blazers used 99 points to earn the BC Division title last season. The Rockets collected 87 points to earn the crown in 2010-2011. Since the BC Division was birthed for the start of the 2001-2002 season, the fewest amount of points the division champion has had to earn was 85 points. The Blazers (85) earned that number of points in 2001-2002. The highest number of points for a BC Division regular season winner was 119 put up by Vancouver in 2008-2009.  The average point total for a BC Division champion in the last 11 seasons has been 99.

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