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Capitals Weekly Review – January 10

Cowichan Capitals vs. Coquitlam Express: 01-08-2017. (John Verrall)

Caps End Weekend With Win at Home

Wednesday, January 4 – 5-1 loss at Alberni Valley Bulldogs

The Capitals first game of the 2017 calendar year was a 5-1 loss to the Bulldogs at the Weyerhauser Arena. Jared Domin scored early in the second period to make it a 1-1 game, but Alberni would pull away with two goals in the second and two in the third. Adam Marcoux made 42 saves on the night. Defenseman Nii Noi Tetteh returned after missing 12 games with an upper-body injury; he had the primary assist on Domin’s goal.

Friday, January 6 – 2-1 loss at Nanaimo Clippers

The Caps dropped a close game to the Clippers at the Frank Crane Arena on Friday night. Nanaimo would score a goal in the first and another in the second. Nick Wilson had the Capitals only goal, coming shorthanded in the final five minutes of the third, and a late push by Cowichan would fall just short. Lane Michasiw stopped 26 shots on the night.

Sunday, January 8 – 5-0 win vs. Coquitlam Express

The Capitals earned their first victory of the calendar year and ended a three-game losing streak with a win at home against Coquitlam on Sunday. Max Newton scored his 20th goal of the year in the first period, and alternate player Nick Guerra made it 2-0 just 11 seconds into the second. The Caps would take on three goals in the third period, as Ayden MacDonald, who was returning from a four-game suspension, made it 3-0; Jared Domin would score on the following shift and Justin Perron scored late in the period. The Capitals had a season-high 48 shots and allowed a season-low 17. Goalie Lane Michasiw earned the shutout win – his second of the season and fourth of his BCHL career.

News:

Capitals trade Keremidschieff to Lloydminster

Ahead of the Jan 10 BCHL trade deadline, the Caps sent D Jake Keremidschieff (98) to the Lloydminster Bobcats of the Alberta Junior Hockey League for future considerations. The move gives the Capitals seven defensemen and 22 players total on their active roster. Keremidschieff, from White Rock, BC, had one assist in 31 games; the team wishes him well in his future with the Bobcats.

Fan Bus to Victoria:

Don’t miss the Capitals next fan bus on Thursday, January 19 at the Victoria Grizzlies. Game time is 7:00 pm at The Q Centre. The cost is $30.00 which includes game tickets, pizza, pop and prizes and games on the bus. The bus will load at the Island Savings Centre at 5:00 pm and depart at 5:30 pm. Visit the box office for tickets or call 250-748-9930.

Canucks Alumni and First Responders Game:

On Saturday, February 11 at the Island Savings Centre, members of the Vancouver Canucks alumni will take on local first responders  in an exhibition game; a fundraiser for the Clements Centre Society’s 60th Anniversary. The Capitals coaching staff will be guest coaches for the game. More information will soon be available.

Capitals at Original Joe’s:

Join the Caps players at Original Joe’s in Duncan following many of the team’s home games during the season. The next player appearance is Friday, January 20 following the team’s home game against the Victoria Grizzlies. Redeem your Capitals ticket at OJ’s for 2 for 1 start & share (valid same day as the date on ticket, dine-in only).

Five-Game Flex Packs:

Want to attend Capitals games but can’t do the commitment of season tickets? Five-game flex packs are the perfect solution. At a reduced rate, get general admission tickets to be used at your discretion. Visit the “General” page under the Tickets tab for more info.

Team Leaders:

Goals – Max Newton (20)

Assists – Chris Harpur (27)

Points – Max Newton (41)

Penalty Minutes – Jared Domin (52)

Goals Against Average – Lane Michasiw (2.75)

Save Percentage – Lane Michasiw (0.921)

Upcoming Schedule:

Tuesday, January 10 – Practice, 2:15-4:15, Island Savings Centre

Wednesday, January 11 – Practice, 2:15-4:15, Island Savings Centre

Thursday, January 12 – Practice, 2:15-3:45, Island Savings Centre

Friday, January 13 – Game at Coquitlam Express, Poirier Sports and Leisure Centre, 7:00 pm

Saturday, January 14 – Game at Wenatchee Wild, Town Toyota Centre, 7:00 pm

Sunday, January 15 – Game at West Kelowna Warriors, Royal Lepage Place, 2:30 pm

Monday, January 16 – TBD

Next Home Game:

The Capitals next home game is on Friday, January 20 vs. Victoria Grizzlies at 7:00 pm. To purchase tickets to this game or any other home game, visit the Capitals box office or call 250-748-9930, or contact Marie Ruzesky at marie.ruzesky@cowichancapitals.com, or Scott Yanko at scott.yanko@cowichancapitals.com.