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Weekend Preview: Caps hit the road for 3 games in 2.5 days

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With points in two of their last three games, the Cowichan Capitals have headed to the interior looking to snap their losing streak. The Capitals have been in each of their last five games, with three of them being one-goal games.

Friday, October 20th: Cowichan @ Trail

After heading 704 kilometers east on Thursday to Castlegar, the Caps kick off the weekend in Trail to take on the 9-3-1 Smoke Eaters. The Smokies 19 points on the season is third most in the BCHL, but also third in the Interior division, behind Vernon and West Kelowna’s 20. Trail has scored the most goals in the league this season (56) and are lead by the duo of Kale Howarth and Ross Armour, who have combined for 20 of those markers. Armour leads the team with 22 points (10G 12A) while Howarth is directly behind him with 21 (10G 11A). Those two are also the top two scorers in the BCHL. Last season the teams split the two game season series with each team winning on the road, Trail will visit Cowichan November 4th.

Saturday, October 21st: Cowichan @ West Kelowna

Saturday night the Caps head to West Kelowna for their second meeting of three with the Warriors. The two already faced off in Cowichan’s second game at the Bauer BCHL Showcase in Chilliwack back in September. West Kelowna hung on to a 2-1 win with the game winning goal from Stephen Kleysen, Cowichan got their goal from Hugh Larkin. West Kelowna leads the league in points with 20, ahead of Vernon via more regulation wins in the standings. Jared Marino leads the team in points with 13, and the Warriors visit Duncan for the only time in February.

Sunday, October 22nd: Cowichan @ Langley

Finally the Capitals wrap up the weekend with a Sunday afternoon game in Langley against the Rivermen. The Rivermen lead the Mainland division with a record of 6-3-6, collecting a third of their points via overtime losses, with a 1-6 record in the extra session. The Rivermen are lead in scoring by 2000 born forward Brendan Budy, who has 19 points (8G 11A) in 15 games, Nicholas Ponak leads with 8 goals. Langley has had some struggles on the power play, clicking at 8.5% with 6 goals on 71 chances, Cowichan’s man advantage for reference is 10/53 for 18%.

The Capitals return home next weekend with home dates against Chilliwack and Salmon Arm October 28th and 29th.

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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