Chiefs look to extend winning streak against division foes

The Langley Rivermen and Prince George Spruce Kings are the next opponents for the Chilliwack Chiefs, winners of three straight.

Fresh off two massively important wins over the Surrey Eagles, the Chilliwack Chiefs try to knock off Langley and Prince George in BCHL action this weekend.

The Rivermen are in town Friday night, facing a Chiefs team that’s won three straight.

Chilliwack faces a Langley team that’s lost three straight.

The Rivermen limped into the Christmas break with losses to Nanaimo (3-2), Coquitlam (6-5) and Coquitlam again (3-2).

They still lead the Mainland division with an overall record of 22-12-1-4, but Prince George is just three points back with three games in hand.

The Rivermen hold the upper hand in the season series with Chilliwack, taking three of the four meetings.

Chilliwack beat Langley 3-0 in mid-October, but the Rivermen have taken 4-3, 4-0 and 4-2 decisions since then. Chilliwack and Langley will see a lot of each other in January, facing off four times.

The Prince George Spruce Kings (21-11-2-2) provide another divisional foe Sunday night, with a 5 p.m. start.

The Sprucies pummeled the Chiefs thrice before Christmas, taking 4-1, 8-5 and 7-2 decisions over a span of five days between Dec. 15-20.

The teams met three times previously, in mid-September.

Chilliwack won one, 2-1 in overtime. PG took the others by scores of 2-1 and 7-1.

They’ll face each other one more time before the regular season is done, meeting Feb. 22 in Chilliwack.

After beating Surrey’s Eagles 5-3 and 5-2 last weekend, Chilliwack comes into this weekend with a record of 10-26-1-2.

They trail Surrey by 10 points for the Mainland division’s fourth playoff seed, with the Eagles holding one game in hand.

If Chilliwack can keep that gap from widening, they’ll have four head-to-head games against Surrey left on the schedule.

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