Chilliwack Chiefs need some wins

Each week during the BCHL season, local hockey guru Jacob Bestebroer gives his thoughts on the Chilliwack Chiefs and other matters.

A very important trio of games for the Chiefs this weekend as they try and snap a losing streak that was extended to four games with losses in Salmon Arm and West Kelowna last weekend.

Both losses were winnable games. Saturday’s loss in Kelowna was a tough one as the Chiefs had a 3-0 lead halfway through the game but ended up losing 7-5.

It was one of those games that fans love and coaches hate as both teams were poor defensively which led to a ton of scoring chances and obviously goals.

It reminded me of an Edmonton Oilers versus Calgary Flames game from the mid 1980’s.

The Chiefs are home for games Saturday versus Prince George and Sunday against Alberni Valley.

The Chiefs are once again running their Back To Back promotion.

Buy two tickets for Saturday’s game and receive a free ticket for Sunday’s game.

Saturday’s game is Country Night brought to you by Country West Supply.

Fans are encouraged to dress up in their best cowboy / cowgirl outfits. I’ll be wearing my best chaps for the occasion.

The top two teams in the Mainland division will have home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Just a few weeks ago the Chiefs held a five point lead on the third place Spruce Kings before beating them three times in six days to increase that lead to 11 points.

It looked like a pretty safe bet that the Chiefs were going to have that home ice advantage. Now with the second place Chiefs having lost four straight the Spruce Kings are back to within six points.

Friday they play Coquitlam, a team which has lost their last two games by a combined score of 18-1, so there’s a good chance Prince George will be four points behind Chilliwack going into Saturday’s game.

Sunday is Minor Hockey Night.

Note the start time is 5 p.m.

All minor hockey players who wear their minor hockey jerseys to the game will be admitted for free.

There will be a bouncy castle on the concourse for the kids, courtesy of Fraser Valley Party Rentals, and fans can join the Chiefs players on the ice for a skate following the game. Skate rentals will be available.

The Chiefs are right back at it on Monday afternoon for a 2 p.m. game in Coquitlam. There is a fan bus going to this game. The cost is $20, which includes a ticket to the game.

The bus will leave from Prospera Centre at 12:15 p.m..

If you are interested in going call the Chiefs office at 604-392-4433 or visit customer service during either of the weekend home games.

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