Wranglers: Game Two Preview
(Supplied by 100 Mile House Wranglers)
The McArthur Park Arena will be the site of the second clash between the One Hundred Mile House Wranglers and their division rival, Kamloops Storm.
The Storm jumped to an early one-nothing series lead last night with a three-one win buoyed by two goals from their dangerous powerplay.
The Wranglers hope to get some more of the offense that buried fourteen goals in the final two games of their previous series against the Chase Heat.
A split is the ideal situation for One Hundred Mile House as the series shifts back to the South Cariboo Rec Centre for Game Three and Four on Thursday and Friday respectively.
Kristian Stead and his .940 playoff save percentage are expected to get the start for the Wranglers.
Picture: Birks Division Defenseman of the Year Jayden Syrota and family after Game Six versus Chase.
-Wranglers forward Michael Lynch is 2nd in playoff scoring (1st in goals) with 7g, 11pts in 7gp. The Smithers-native had 14g, 35pts in 49gp during the regular season.
-Teammate and Wranglers Captain, Devan Suidy is tied for 5th in playoff scoring with 4g, 9pts in 7 games.
-The Storm are led by 3 players with 5 points a piece (Felix Larouche, Mitch Friesen, Brett Watkinson) which puts them tied for 32nd in the playoff scoring race.
-The Storm went 2/7 (28.6%) on the powerplay, if the Wranglers are to win this series, they will have to limit another dangerous powerplay like they did against Chase (PO: 21.4% vs RS: 24.2%)
Other scores from the KI:
Beaver Valley 3 Castlegar 2 OT (BVN 1-0)
Fernie 5 Kimberley 2 (T 1-1)
Osoyoos 4 Summerland 2 (OC 1-0)