This first part is long overdue. Here is the final regular season stat leaders for your Jr. Canucks:
Goals: Charles Radke (28), Jason Higson (22), Colter Maclean (21).
Assists: Radke (27), MacLean (26), Higson (20).
Points: Radke (55), MacLean (47), Higson (42).
GWG: Reid Smith (5), Radke (3), 5 players with 2.
PPG: Radke (9), Carl Dahlen (6), Higson (4).
SHG: MacLean (3), 4 players with 1.
GAA: Cody Garnett (3.37)
W: Garnett (15)
PP: 21.76% (42/193)
PK: 85.44% (38/261)
Tonight is game two of the best of 5 opening round NWJHL playoff series between the Dawson Creek Jr. Canucks and the Grande Prairie Wheelers. The series is tied at one game a piece after the Wheelers got the split in Dawson Creek. The scene now shifts to Grande Prairie for games 3 and 4 (tonight and Friday).
Dawson Creek dominated game 2 outshooting the Wheelers 44-22 (10 GP shots came in the third) and winning 3-0. It was a huge turnaround from game 1 in which the Canucks were taking bad penalties at bad times and it cost them.
Dawson Creek went 1-1-1 in Grande Prairie during the regular season and 1-1 at home so this tight series that we've seen can be expected.
Game three goes tonight.
I'll chat with you over the airwaves from Grande Prairie!