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Game Three: Chilliwack Chiefs at Prince George Spruce Kings (Series Tied 1-1)

Prince George Coliseum, 6:30 pregame, 7pm faceoff on 89.5 The Hawk

– Was at the morning skate today, and one of the first things that I was reminded of upon walking back into the Prince George Coliseum: The boards. They are lively. Particularly behind the nets. That makes a simple dump in entertaining. The size of the rink also comes into play, and I think it favours Chilliwack. It certainly played well into their hands during the four regular season games – The Chiefs went 4-0, including two shutout victories. The team that controls the neutral zone on the smaller surface, and limits turnovers there will win the game.

– Staying with turnovers, Prince George had a tough time generating much offensively in the first two games. They’ll try to force some Chilliwack mistakes, setting up counter-attack rushes. PG’s execution on odd-man rushes is usually pretty good, and they may need a couple 2 on 1’s to generate some goals, and some confidence tonight.

– Kirk Thompson will bounce back. No question about that. He’s done so in his last two starts after getting the hook – one of those bounce back victories came in Chilliwack in February.  While Chilliwack had some fun at his expense in game two, it’s still on the Chiefs’ forwards to bear down, and not waste quality opportunities. That’s what teams with a killer instinct do.

– Teams at every level talk about starts all the time. I expect Prince George to come out flying in game three, mainly because they have no choice. If Chilliwack can match that energy in the first period, they’ll be just fine. I think they’ll weather an expected storm from the Spruce Kings, and win a game tonight in a building that’s felt like home at times this season.

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