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DAILY DISH: Five for Friday Canadian Junior Hockey News

Published: Friday, 9 Mar 2018  
By: Stephen Heisler,

The division leaders are separating themselves from the pack. Aberdeen has a six-point lead in the Central while the others are all enjoying double digit point pads with many teams having less than a dozen games remaining.

The hope for all but a few teams is still just making the playoffs and that’s where the real fun begins.

Let’s check out what the old crystal ball has to say about tonight’s games.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights at Philadelphia Rebels – The coaches of these two teams have similar styles but are now getting opposite results. The Knights have wins in just three of their last ten games while the Rebs have their foot on the gas. PHILADELPHIA wins.

Corpus Christi IceRays at Amarillo Bulls – Both teams are hungry for a win after being swept last weekend. The Bulls could be in trouble in this one as Corpus Christi is trying to dial it in for the playoffs. CORPUS CHRISTI wins.

Lone Star Brahmas at Odessa Jackalopes – Both teams come in after successful outings and Odessa is thinking about jumping the Brahmas into 2nd place. It’s a real possibility…but also unlikely, Look for a barnburner in this one. LONE STAR wins.

Aberdeen Wings at Bismarck Bobcats – There is no way that Wings bench boss Scott Langer is going to let his team get overconfident about going into Bizzie. There’s just too much history between these two clubs for that to happen. ABERDEEN wins. 

Springfield Blues at Fairbanks Ice Dogs – The Blues are carrying a bit of happiness to Alaska with six wins in their last tem games. It’s just too bad the first weekend is at the Big Dipper; a place that has not witnessed an Ice Dogs loss since the Brown Bears took them down in overtime back on December 2nd. FAIRBANKS win.

OVERALL RECORD 102-77-2 .570 PCT

Author: Stephen Heisler from
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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