The Royal City Capitals picked up our 4th win of the season Saturday afternoon, upsetting the 3rd place Victoria Wolves 13-5 at Queen's Park Arena. The Caps dominated the entire match, outscoring the Wolves 3-0 and 6-4 in the first and second periods and outshooting the visitors 64-41. Justin Digby (3G, 1A), Mark Negrin (2G, 2A), Lucas Heri (2G, 2A), Branson McLean (1G, 3A) and Alec Tuura (4A) led the attack, while Lee Jackman stopped 36 of 41 shots between the pipes for his 2nd win. Sunday evening in Coquitlam, however, despite leading 4-2 after 20 minutes, the Capitals could not sustain the pace as they evenutally fell 9-6 to the Adanacs. Negrin (1G, 2A), Kerry Susheski (2G, 2A) and Reese Robinson (2G, 2A) led scoring, and Jackman turned aside 47 of 56 shots in the loss. Our scheduled final regular season home game Saturday, July 13th against the Valley Rebels was forfeited by the Rebels.
We now face the Nanaimo Timbermen in a best-of-3 quarter-final playoff series. Game 1 goes Thursday, July 18th in Nanaimo, with Game 2 the following night at Queen's Park Arena (7:00pm face-off). Game 3, if necessary, is scheduled for Sunday, July 21st back in Nanaimo.
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