Chiefs bounce Express with four game sweep

The Chilliwack Chiefs made short work of the Coquitlam Express in the BCHL playoffs and now wait for either Langley or Wenatchee.

The Chilliwack Chiefs are through to the next round of the BCHL playoffs after sweeping the Coquitlam Express.

Chilliwack bounced their Mainland division rivals Tuesday night with a 5-1 road win at the Poirier Sports and Leisure Centre.

The Chiefs closed Coquitlam out in dominant fashion, limiting them to just 14 shots.

Austin McIlmurray was the only Express skater to slip a puck behind Chilliwack netminder Aidan Pelino.

Meanwhile, five different Chiefs ventilated Coquitlam starter Lawson Fenton.

Kale Kane, Jake Smith, Rylan Bechtel, Mark Esposito and Ryan Forbes lit the lamp for Chilliwack, which now awaits the winner of the Langley vs Wenatchee series.

The Wild topped the Rivermen 7-6 Tuesday night to take a 2-1 series lead.

The second round of the playoffs is set to start March 18.