Chilliwack (Josh Olund BCIT Radio A&E) – After coming off a 5-3 win over the Merritt Centennials on Monday night, the Chilliwack Chiefs put up another offensive clinic against the Centennials once again on Thursday night, posting yet another 5-3 victory.
This contest would begin the same way as it did on Monday night, as Chiefs forward Kyle Penney would score the opening goal of the game, just 30 seconds into the first period to take a1-0 lead. Later in the frame, the Chiefs would score once again off a goal from Cameron Johnson at 15:02 to give the Cheifs a 2-0 lead heading into intermission.
In the second period, the roles reversed as the Centennials would be the first to score in the frame, from a goal by Ben Ward at 5:51. Cutting the lead in half to make it a 2-1 game.As the period continued, the Centennials would add another goal, this time from Mark Thurston to tie the game at 2-2.
And it would stay that way going into the third period.In the third period, the scoring continued for the Chiefs, but more specifically for Ray Fust as he would score his first of the game 3:48 into the frame to make it 3-2 Chiefs.Fust would then score his second of the game late rin the period at 15:52 to double the Chiefs lead and make it 4-2. Finally, Fust would collect his third goal of the game by scoring into an empty net to complete the hat-trick at 18:44 to make it 5-2 Chiefs.However, the Centennials would add one more in the dying seconds of the period to make it a final score of 5-3 for the Chiefs.
With the win, the Chiefs are now on a two-game winning streak and are now one point behind the Prince George Spruce Kings for the top spot in the Chilliwack Pod, with a record of 10-5-0.The Chiefs will play again Friday at 5:00 PM, in Chilliwack,in what will be a huge game against the Kings to gain ground on the top spot in the division.