Chiefs start six game road swing in Coquitlam

The Chilliwack Chiefs control their playoff destiny and can take big steps toward a division crown with wins over Coquitlam and Langley.

The Chilliwack Chiefs are away from home over the next two weekends, tackling one of the toughest portions of their BCHL schedule.

The Chiefs have two divisional games on the slate this weekend, starting tonight in Coquitlam.

Chilliwack (29-11-4-2) looks to continue its dominance of the Express (20-24-4-1), the fourth place team in the Mainland division.

The Chiefs have beat Coquitlam three times in three meetings this season, out-scoring the Express 20-10.

The teams will face each other four times between now and the end of the regular season.

Chilliwack’s Monday afternoon opponent is the Langley Rivermen.

This one has ramifications in the race for first place (see Jacob Bestebroer’s column to the right) with the Rivermen lurking five points behind the Chiefs.

The teams seemed evenly matched through their first five meetings this season. Chilliwack won three and the margin of victory in each game was two goals or less.

But when the teams clashed Jan. 6 at Prospera Centre, the Chiefs got goals from seven different players in a 7-2 win.

This is the last time these teams will see each other during the regular season.

The following weekend Chilliwack visits the Coastal conference for games against the Powell River Kings (Feb. 12), Cowichan Valley Capitals (Feb. 13) and Victoria Grizzlies (Feb. 14).

They don’t play again at home until Feb. 17 against Wenatchee.

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