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Capitals Weekly Review – January 17

Cowichan Valley Capitals at Wenatchee Wild - 01-14-17

Capitals Come up Empty on Weekend Road Trip

Friday, Jan 13 – 6-3 loss at Coquitlam Express

The Caps began their weekend with a loss to the Express at the Poirier Sports and Leisure Centre. The home team would go up 2-0 in the first, but Cowichan would battle back and even the score 3-3 after two periods. The Express would tack on three more in the third, earning their first win in nearly two years over the Capitals. Haydn Hopkins scored a shorthanded goal in the second, his first goal with his new club in his first game, while Ayden MacDonald and Max Newton also tallied for the Caps.

Saturday, Jan 14 – 6-0 loss at Wenatchee Wild

In their third meeting ever with the 2015-16-expansion-club Wenatchee, the Capitals suffered their first loss to the Wild on Saturday night, a 6-0 score in front of 2,968 at the Town Toyota Center. The Wild scored one in the first period, three in the middle frame and two in the third, and led 37-11 in shots. Cowichan would go 0-4 on the powerplay and 5-6 on the penalty kill.

Sunday, Jan 15 – 7-3 loss at West Kelowna Warriors

The Capitals dropped a 7-3 sc0re to West Kelowna at the Royal Lepage Place to end their three-game road trip. Rhett Kingston opened the scoring in the first period with his first goal in 10 games. The Warriors would lead 2-1 after the first and the teams would trade goals in the second period, with Max Newton scoring in the middle frame for the Capitals. The Warriors would take over with four straight third-period goals en route to their 7-3 win against a tired Caps club. Ayden MacDonald scored late in the third for Cowichan to make it a four-goal spread, which would be the final score. Lane Michasiw suffered the loss despite making 45 saves on the afternoon. The loss left the Capitals winless on the weekend, the first time that’s happened in any of their five three-in-three’s this season.


Caps Acquire Skapski, Hopkins in Deal with Salmon Arm

Ahead of BCHL trade deadline seven days ago, the Capitals acquired veteran forwards Mitch Skapski (96) and Haydn Hopkins (97) from the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. In exchange, the Caps dealt forwards Ryan Hogg (98) and Trevor Ayre (98) to the ‘Backs, as well as future considerations. Click here to see the press release from the team.

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. Ticket information and further details 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 (22)

Assists – Chris Harpur (27)

Points – Max Newton (45)

Penalty Minutes – Jared Domin (54)

Goals Against Average – Lane Michasiw (3.00)

Save Percentage – Lane Michasiw (0.916)

Upcoming Schedule:

Tuesday, January 17 – Practice, 2:15-4:15, Island Savings Centre

Wednesday, January 18 – Practice, 2:15-4:15, Island Savings Centre

Thursday, January 19 – Game at Victoria Grizzlies, The Q Centre, 7:00 pm

Friday, January 20 – Game vs. Victoria Grizzlies, Island Savings Centre, 7:00 pm

Saturday, January 21 – TBD

Sunday, January 22 – TBD

Monday, January 23 – Practice, 2:15-4:15, Island Savings Centre

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.