The regular season is over and the BCHL playoffs have begun, sans Chilliwack Chiefs.
The Chiefs closed 58 games with a record of 14-37-2-5, finishing fifth in the Mainland division.
The Langley Rivermen (37-13–3-5) finished first and claimed the Ron Boileau Trophy for having the league’s top record.
They’re facing the fourth place Surrey Eagles (25-30-1-2) in a best-of-seven first round series. The second place Prince George Spruce Kings (32-20-4-2) take on the third place Coquitlam Express (27-26-2-3).
In the Island division, the first place Victoria Grizzlies (37-15-3-3) tackle the fourth place Alberni Valley Bulldogs (21-28-27), while the second place Powell River Kings (36-16-2-4) meet Nanaimo (27-28-1-2).
The Cowichan Valley Capitals missed the playoffs by a single point, leap-frogged by the Bulldogs on the final night of the season.
In the Interior conference, first place Penticton (36-16-2-4) meets fourth place Merritt (31-22-4-1).
The second place West Kelowna Warriors (35-15-3-5) and third place Vernon Vipers (30-18-4-6) square off in what should be an epic series.
The round one winners meet in the division finals, also in best-of-seven format.
With three division champs still alive after round two, a new playoff format will be used for the first time.
Round three will see each team host the other two in a round-robin series.
One club will be eliminated based on wins and losses.
The last teams standing will go head to head in a best-of-seven Fred Page Cup Final.