Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Chiefs Look to Sweep Season Series

107 (17th)
Goals For
170 (7th)
201 (16th)
Goals Against
112 (3rd)
17.1% (13th)
Power Play
19.7% (9th)
76.7% (14th)
Penalty Kill
83.1% (5th)

Venue: Prince George Coliseum
Game Time: Thursday @ 7pm
Season Series:  5-0 for Chilliwack

 Game Overview:
Like Langley, playing Chilliwack has not been pleasant for the Spruce Kings this season. In five games they have been outscored 28-5, and 13-4 while on home ice. The latest setback came in the final home game of December at the “Drop Your Gloves and Sock it to Em” event. The Chiefs scored five goals in the first, and sailed to 7-1 win with Corey Hoffman scoring the lone PG goal. In the team’s last meeting things were much closer, and the Spruce Kings actually led at one point in the second period. Again the Chiefs would score five unanswered to win 7-3, but the Spruce Kings showed that they can skate with one of the elite teams in the league. Chilliwack enters the Coliseum leading the Mainland Division by seven points while ranking in the top tean for goals for/against and powerplay/penalty kill
Prince George Home Record: 6-13-0-1
Spruce Kings Leading Scorer: Matt Stief 4 goals – 27 assists -31 points

Chilliwack Record: 9-8-2-2
Chiefs Leading Scorer: Jordan Kawaguchi 28 goals – 27 assists – 55 points

Player to watch:
Spruce Kings: He picked up an assist against Langley last weekend, but Alex Stoley has just two points in his last 16 games following a four game point streak. The California native has already exceed his point totals from last season, and should look to pump that number up with a number of games at home remaining. Connor Logan has seemed like a new man in the last few weeks. The forward had a three game point streak (his longest of the season) snapped on Friday against Langley, but seems to have a lot more bounce in his step. Logan has also been very reliant on not going to box, with just six penalty minutes all season. That’s second amongst players with at least eight games under their belt.

Chiefs: Coming back to play in Prince George, Rylan Bechtel should have an interesting welcoming. The 20 year old defencemen had six points in ten points before leaving the team, and was picked up by Chilliwack right at the trade deadline. He had an own goal in that game, as well as an assist for his first proper point with his new team. In his last three games Bechtel has picked up an additional three points to put him at four points in four games with the Chiefs. Vimal Sukumaran had a hat trick in his last visit to the Coliseum, and the forward that is tied for second in the league with eight game winning goals will look to continue that. In the last four games against Prince George he has four goals and one assist.

Broadcast Info: For all games, you can listen to the action on Mixlr

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