Coming off their best sixty-plus minute effort of the season in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Wenatchee Wild, the Cowichan Capitals kick off a home and home set with an Island Division foe on Friday. The Caps and ‘Dogs will meet for the first time this season on Friday at the Island Savings Centre, before wrapping up the weekend up Island at Weyerhauser Arena in Port Alberni on Saturday.
The Capitals collected a single point Sunday, which puts them at 3 on the season with a 1-8-1-0 record (W-L-OTL-T) on the year, fifth in the Island Division. This weekend gives Cowichan a chance to close the gap on 4th place Alberni Valley. The Bulldogs have a record of 3-5-1-1, with wins over Langley, Nanaimo, and Coquitlam. The Bulldogs are winless on the road, with an 0-2-1-1 record away from Alberni Valley, and are five hundred at home, with a 3-3 record. Cowichan is 1-3-1 at home, and like the Bulldogs, winless on the road. Cowichan looks to better both of those records this weekend, facing Alberni Valley for the first two of eight contests this season, four in each city.
Cowichan’s Ty Pochipinksi scored his team-leading 5th goal of the season vs Wenatchee, and 4th on the powerplay. Andrew Jackson leads the team in points with 9 (2G-7A) in 10 games. Brandon Bergardo (5G-4A) leads the Dogs in both goals and points (9), while Alberni Valley’s 23% powerplay effeciency is tops in the Island Division and and fifth overall. Cowichan got goals on the man advantage last game from Pochipinski and Alex Drapeau, and now has 10 powerplay goals this year, eight of which have come at home, and sit seventh, scoring on 22.3% of their powerplays.
Friday, October 13th
Bulldogs @ Capitals – Island Savings Centre: Puck Drop 7PM
Saturday, October 14th
Capitals @ Bulldogs – Weyerhauser Arena: Puck Drop 7 PM
You can follow the Capitals all season long on 89.7 Juice FM with Play-by-Play Broadcaster Justis Doucet, or watch live on Hockey TV on all home and away games this season, to see the broadcast schedule, visit hockeytv.com or the schedule tab on Cowichancapitals.com
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All photos courtesy of MIJEN MULTIMEDIA