The playoffs are off to a roaring start in Canada’s British Columbia Hockey League. The teams we picked to advance went 5-3 in the first games of their series. There are seven games set for tonight.
Chilliwack Chiefs at Prince George Spruce Kings - The good folks in PG got downright salty when we picked the Chiefs to take this on. So far so good. Chilliwack wins!
Surrey Eagles at Langley Rivermen – Good game Friday night with the Riv coming up just a bit short. I don’t see that happening again tonight. Langley wins!
Powell River Kings at Nanaimo Clippers – The Kings made it look easy last night, taking game one 4-1 at Nanaimo. I’m thinking that’s the foghorn needed to get the Clips back on track. Nanaimo wins.
Coquitlam Express at Penticton Vees – The Express kept game one close, eventually falling 2-1. The Vess hit the gas tonight. Penticton wins.
Merritt Centennials at Wenatchee Wild – The Wild looked great in last night’s 4-0 game one shutout win at home. Look for more of the same tonight. Wenatchee wins.
Salmon Arm Silverbacks at Vernon Vipers – I expected a bit more of a fight from the Silverbacks. Look for that to happen tonight but it’s not going to be enough. Vernon Wins.
West Kelowna Warriors at Trail Smoke Eaters – The Smokies took a wide-open game one in overtime. I see a lot of lamplighting going on tonight as well. Trail wins.
OVERALL RECORD 97-76-2 .561 PCT
Author: Stephen Heisler
Stephen Heisler has spent a lifetime in the game of hockey. Stephen is also working with individual teams, coaches, and players as a director with the Heisler Hockey Group. Stephen, his wife Deysi, and four children reside in Orlando, Florida.
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