Kelowna Chiefs' goalie Connor Wilkinson turns aside a scoring chance by Sicamous forward Jagger Bowles in KIJHL playoff action

Chiefs look to deliver knockout in KIJHL semifinal series

Kelowna leads three games to one as Sicamous visits for Game 5 on Friday night

The Kelowna Chiefs will try to ice the Sicamous Eagles this weekend and move on to the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League championship series.

With the Chiefs leading the series 3 games to 1, Game 5 of the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference final is set for Friday, 7 p.m. at Rutland Arena.

The Eagles averted elimination on Wednesday night with a 3-1 win in Sicamous.

T.J. Dumonceaux scored the lone goal for the Chiefs who, according to their head coach, didn’t play with as much energy or intensity as many of their previous playoff games.

“We didn’t play all that well, it seemed more like a regular season game and the guys were kind of going through the motions,” said Chiefs’ coach Ken Andrusiak. “I expect the guys to come out and play better (Friday). We’re looking forward to trying to wrap this up.”

Kelowna pushed Sicamous to the brink with a 5-4 victory on Tuesday night.

Game 6, if necessary, will be played Saturday in Sicamous, with a seventh game to be played Sunday back in Kelowna.

The series winner will take on the winner of the Kootenay Conference final between the Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Fernie Ghostriders.

 

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