Preview: Vees, Chiefs Face-Off at the SOEC.

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Venue: SOEC

Face-Off: 7pm

Season Series: Dec 14th 1-1 at SOEC, Feb 6th 3-2 (OT) Vees at Prospera Centre

Vees Round-Robin Schedule

March 25th 4-1 win vs. Nanaimo

March 29th 4-3 win (OT) at Chilliwack

March 31st vs. Chilliwack (SOEC) 7pm

April 2nd at Nanaimo 7pm

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Vees Playoff Scoring

Demico Hannoun 5-11-16
Matt Serratore 5-3-8
Jack Ramsey 2-3-5
Connor Chartier 8-6-14
Dante Fabbro 3-5-8
Patrick Sexton 1-3-4
Dakota Conroy 5-6-11
Riley Alferd 4-2-6
Cam Amantea 3-0-3
Miles Gendron 0-10-10
Steen Cooper 2-4-6
Mitch Newsome 1-1-2
Tyson Jost 6-3-9
Cody DePourcq 1-5-6
Mike Lee 0-2-2
Pat Newell 3-6-9
Lewis Zerter-Gossage 1-5-6
Gabe Bast 1-8-9
Jarod Hilderman 0-6-6

Vees Regular Season Scoring vs. Chiefs

Cam Amantea 0-2-2
Dante Fabbro 0-1-1
Gabe Bast 1-0-1
Demico Hannoun 0-1-1
Connor Chartier 1-0-1
Matt Serratore 0-1-1
Steen Cooper 1-0-1
Patrick Sexton 0-1-1
Cody DePourcq 1-0-1
Riley Alferd 0-1-1
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Chiefs Playoff Scoring

Jake Hand 8-13-21
Bennett Morrison 3-3-6
Ryan Bowen 0-2-2
Tipper Higgins 11-5-16
Mason Boh 3-3-6
Jake Larson 0-1-1
Craig Puffer 7-8-15
Kurt Black 2-3-5
Mark Esposito 1-0-1
Jordan Kawaguchi 5-10-15
Brandon Potomak 2-3-5
Liam Ferguson 1-0-1
Rory Bell 3-7-10
Scott Davison 2-2-4
Vincent Desharnais 1-7-8
Brandon Tkachuk 0-4-4
Dennis Cholowski 0-7-7
Eric Roberts 1-1-2

Chiefs Regular Season Scoring vs. Vees

Dennis Cholowski 0-2-2
Jake Hand 0-2-2
Jordan Kawaguchi 1-0-1
Jake Larson 1-0-1
Craig Puffer 1-0-1
Rory Bell 0-1-1

Win and you’re in, that’s the message tonight for the Penticton Vees in their BCHL Double Round-Robin game against Chilliwack at the SOEC. A win tonight over the Chiefs and the Vees will be the first out of the remaining three teams to book a spot in the Fred Page Cup Final.

“We have to treat it like a Game 7,” Vees GM / Head Coach Fred Harbinson told the Penticton Herald Tuesday morning. “We’d love to wrap it up at home where we’ve had so much success this season.”

The Vees find themselves at the front of the three-team field, after a 4-3 overtime victory in the Fraser Valley on Sunday. Demico Hannoun scored the game-tying and game-winning goals to push the Vees record to a perfect 2-0. Patrick Newell setup Hannoun eleven and a half minutes into overtime, on a great pass from behind the net.

Connor Chartier and Matt Serratore also scored for the Vees in the win and Hunter Miska stopped 31 of 34 shots for his 10th playoff win.

All three meetings between the Vees and Chiefs this season have gone past regulation; the Vees win two of them and both coming in Chilliwack. The two teams tied 1-1 in the only meeting at the SOEC and that was back on December 14th.

Monday the league announced Vees rear-guard Miles Gendron was named the BCHL Player of the Week, for the week ending March 29th. The Ottawa Senators third-round selection in 2014 had four assists in the Vees two wins last week. Gendron picked up three assists and first star honours in the Vees 4-1 Wednesday over Nanaimo, and assisted on the game-winning goal Sunday in Chilliwack. Gendron is the second-highest scoring defensemen in the BCHL playoffs, two points behind Nanaimo’s Nic Gushue. Demico Hannoun was given an honourable mention after tallying two goals and three points last week.

The Chiefs will be a desperate team tonight, as they’re trying to avoid going 0-3 in the Double Round-Robin. Chilliwack is playing their second road playoff game since March 18th in Prince George, when they swept the Spruce Kings in the Mainland Division Final; the Chiefs are 3-1 away from Prospera Centre in the post-season. They started their Double Round-Robin with a 7-3 loss in Nanaimo.

The Vees won’t have any changes to their line-up from Sunday, as Lewis Zerter-Gossage is still rehabbing an upper-body injury. Chilliwack were without Luke McColgan, Liam Ferguson, Kurt Black and Mark Esposito on Sunday; no word if any of the four return tonight.

 

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About CBeauchemin

Director of Broadcasting & Communication for the Penticton Vees
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