Chilliwack (Josh Olund BCIT Radio A&E) – After another devastating defeat to the Prince George Spruce Kings on Friday. The Chilliwack Chiefs looked to rebound on Sunday in Chilliwack against the Merritt Centennials. Luckily they were able to do so as the Chiefs came out of Sunday with a 4-3 victory against the Centennials.
In the first period, the scoring took some time unlike previous matches, but the Chiefs would draw first blood and score 11:59 into the opening frame from a goal by Ray Fust to make it 1-0Chiefs.At the closing minute of the period, the Chiefs would add another goal, this time from Trevor Longo to give the Cheifs a 2-0 lead with exactly one minute left in the period. And it would stay that way heading into the intermission
.Much like the first period, the second period also took some time before there was any offence,but again the Chiefs would be the first ones to score and increased their lead to 3-0 off a goal from Ethan Bowen at 12:04.Little under six minutes later, the Centennials would get on the board off a Liam Visram goal at17:55 to make it a 3-1 game. However, the Chiefs would get one more before the period came to a close from Dawson Good at 18:58 to give the Chiefs a 4-1 leading going into the third period.
As the third period went along, the Chiefs were shutting the Centennials for quite some time, but eventually, some cracks were showing as the Centennials would capitalize on the powerplay at16:23 from Ben Ward to make it a 4-2 contest.Less than two minutes later, the Centennials would make the game even more intense as Zack Dallazanna would add another goal for the Centennials at 18:04 and cut the Chiefs lead to 4-3.But the Chiefs wouldn’t budge anymore and would hang on to win the game 4-3.
The Chiefs improve to 11-6-0 and sit just one point behind the Kings for the top spot in the Chilliwack Pod. Luckily for the Chiefs, they’ll be facing those very Kings Monday, May 3 at 5:00 PM in Chilliwack for a chance to take over first place.