Prince George/Chilliwack – Vimal Sukumaran’s first period hat trick was part of a five goal first period for the Chiefs who completed a two game sweep in Prince George with a 6-1 win Friday night.

The Chiefs (21-6-1-3) now hold a three point over the Wenatchee Wild in first place in the Mainland Division with two games in hand. The Wild skated to a 2-2 tie in Wenatchee Friday night.

Jordan Kawaguchi, Darien Craighead and Zach Giuttari also scored for the Chiefs who outshot the Spruce Kings 35-29.

Giuttari’s goal came just 24 seconds after the opening faceoff on a dump in from center ice.

Corey Hoffman scored the lone goal for Prince George (8-24-0-2)
Aidan Pelino earned the win in goal, his 13th of the season.

Chilliwack finished 2/4 on the power play and 5/5 on the penalty kill.

The Chiefs return to home ice Sunday when they host the Merritt Centennials. Game time is 5pm.

The 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.

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