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Game day preview: Caps face Chiefs for second time in a week

Just 8 days ago, the Cowichan Capitals held a 3-0 second period lead over Chilliwack on the mainland at the 2018 Bauer BCHL Showcase, tonight they look to complete that same start, but find the finish as well. Chilliwack scored a pair of goals late in the second period to draw within one, then tied the game with one minute to go on a 6-on-5 advantage with the goalie on the bench. The equalizer came just minutes after Cowichan killed off a lengthy 5-on-3 Chilliwack power-play. Harrison Blaisdell scored his second of the game late in the 3rd to tie it and Kevin Wall scored in overtime right off a face off. Cole Donhauser had the other Chilliwack marker, and Cowichan got goals from Preston Brodziak, Vincent Millette and Doug Scott in the game.

The Caps enter in on a 3 game losing skid, two of the three in regulation and the first of the three was against Chilliwack, after entering the showcase with their lone win of the season in Alberni Valley. Cowichan sits tied for 3rd in the Island Division with the Bulldogs, and Nanaimo Clippers at 4 points, but if you include tiebreakers and such it reads Alberni with 2 wins, Cowichan with 1 win in 7 games played, Nanaimo with 2 wins, but 8 games played.

Chilliwack meanwhile has really put it together as of late, they started the season with back to back losses in Prince George against the Spruce Kings, but since then have won six straight to sit at 6-2. Their latest victory came last night in Nanaimo, 4-1 over the Clippers. Blaisdell scored a pair and now has 5 goals in his last 3 games and 10 points in 8 games on the year.

REMINDER: Tonight’s game is a 6PM start, doors will open at 5PM!

If you can’t make it to the rink, every Capitals game, home and away, is broadcasted on 89.7 Juice FM – Cowichan’s biggest variety, including a pre and post game show with Justis Doucet, or you can tune in on Hockey TV pay-per-view.

For tickets, select general under the Ticket section of the hot bar on the home page of the site. Adult single game tickets are just $14, and students are only $11. Or you can pick up a 10 game flex-pack for only $112 for adults, saving you $38!