Prince George – Jordan Kawaguchi scored his first BCHL hat trick in last Friday’s 9-4 home ice win against Coquitlam.
Thursday in Prince George he did one better scoring four times to lead the Chiefs to a 7-3 win.
The win improves the Chiefs record to 20-6-1-3 and moves them into sole possession of first place in the Mainland Division with 44 points. Chilliwack holds a two point lead over the second place Wenatchee Wild and hold two games in hand.
Darien Craighead also finished with four points, assisting on all four of Kawaguchi’s goals. The third member of the line, Kohen Olischefski finished with a goal and two assists.
Austin Adam and Eric Benshadle also scored for the Chiefs who outshot the Spruce Kings 32-26.
Aidan Pelino earned the win playing all but nine seconds of the game.
The two teams meet again Friday night in Prince George.
The Chiefs return to home ice Sunday when they host the Merritt Centennials.
Sunday’s game will feature the annual Teddy Bear / Toque toss. When the Chiefs score their first goal, fans can toss a new stuffed animal or toque on to the ice which will be collected and donated to Chilliwack Community Services. The first 1000 fans through the doors will receive free thunderstix courtesy of Fraser Valley Distance Education and Fraser Valley Party Rentals will be on site with a bouncy castle and a face painter. Fans are also invited to join the Chiefs on the ice for a skate after the game skate rentals will be available.
Game Notes: The Chiefs improved to 3-0-0-0 versus Prince George this season…Jordan Kawaguchi has seven of his 21 goals this season against Prince George…17 year old defenseman Jordan Schulting made his BCHL debut for the Chiefs, taking the place of Dennis Cholowski who is with Team West at the World Junior A Challenge…Chilliwack lead 5-3 after two periods and are now 17-0-1-0 when leading after forty minutes.