Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Do or Die: Game 7 Tonight!

Go big or go home!

In just 2 nights the Powell River Kings have clawed their way back into this series knotting it at 3 games a piece. First it was a 3-2 OT win on home ice in game five, then they followed it up with a 4-1 win in the BEAR to tie things up and force the seventh and deciding game back in Powell River.

While I may come off as a biased Grizzlies fan, the reffing, yet again was horrendously in favor of the #2 CJHL ranked Powell River Kings. The biggest call no doubt that turned the tide in game six came after Joel Lowry scored in the third to cut the Kings lead to 2-1. Lowry was then shoved into Kings netminder Gartieg by a Kings defender and got an goalie interference penalty. This call killed the momentum for the Grizzlies and was the games turning point as the Kings took over completely after that and went on to score 2 more unanswered goals. Not trying to take too much away from Powell River, they are an amazing team. However as I have said before, for a team with so much talent, I have seen that they play a very dirty game at times and it goes unseen as refs just seem to act oblivious to all their infractions.

Regardless of what's been done in the past, it has all come down to tonight, in the Hap Park Arena in Powell River for game number 7. Winner moves on the face the Surrey Eagles in the Coastal Conference Final, while the loser goes home. Emotions will be running high tonight, but the Grizzlies must do their best to keep theirs in check if they want to knock off the Kings. 

This is anyone's game tonight, but in speaking with Madison Dias a few moments ago, the boys in black and gold are hungry for revenge and are all fired up to take it to the Powell River Kings. For many this could be their last game in the BCHL, and you can bet your bottom dollar that they don't want to end their junior careers with a loss.

Listen to all the action tonight starting at 6:45pm with the pre-game show hosting by Scott Didmon on Village AM 900 radio.

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