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GAME 15 Preview: Caps and Kings square off looking to snap skids

Photo: Laura Landry Photography

The Cowichan Capitals make their 2nd trip of the season to Powell River Saturday, to take on the Kings in a battle of the two top teams in the Island Division. Both teams will be playing the 2nd game of a back to back as well, as Cowichan fell 6-5 in a shootout to the Trail Smoke Eaters at home, while Powell River dropped a 6-2 decision to the Penticton Vees. With the single point last night, Cowichan now sits at 9-4-1 on the year with 19 points, where as Powell River sits 5 points back at 7-6-0. The Kings have dropped 4 in a row going back to the showcase, and in that time they’ve given up 23 goals in that span. The Capitals have lost back to back games, including Friday’s shootout game, and a 3-1 loss in Alberni Valley a week ago. It’s the 2nd meeting of the season between the two, with the first being a 7-2 Kings win, in a Sunday afternoon game in Powell River. The Kings are 4-1 on home ice, having just returned from a 9 game road trip with last night’s game.

Who’s Hot: Matt Crasa has scored 6 goals in 7 BCHL games for Cowichan, making his home ice debut last night and scoring twice. Dimitri Mikrogiannakis and Luc Wilson also had two point games in the loss to Trail. The Kings have scored just 4 times in their last 3 games, but Levi Glasman has 3 points in those 3 games and leads the team with 6 goals and 11 assists for 17 points in 13 games.

How to follow: The puck drops at 5:00 PM from the Hap Parker Arena in Powell River, you can listen on 89.7 Juice FM on your radio, or at mycowichanvalleynow.com online, or watch the pay-per-view stream on HockeyTV. The pregame show kicks off at 4:45. You can find end of period updates on the Capitals Facebook and Twitter pages as well.

The Capitals then play in Victoria on Tuesday to open up a home and home set with the Grizzlies that concludes on Friday at the Cowichan Community Centre, before the Caps host the Wenatchee Wild on Saturday, October 19th.