Kelowna forwards Brent Lashuk

Kelowna Chiefs keep rolling; now up 3-0 in series with Sicamous

Chiefs go up 3-0 in KIJHL semi final series with Sicamous

  • Mar. 19, 2012 11:00 a.m.

The Kelowna Chiefs are now just a single win away from advancing to the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League final series.

Landon Andrusiak had his second hat trick of the series as the Chiefs defeated Sicamous 5-4 to take a 3-0 lead in their best of seven KIJHL semi-final series.

All of the Chiefs scoring came from their top line of Andrusiak, Dane Rupert and Brent Lashuk. Lashuk had two goals and an assist while Rupert added three helpers.

Game four goes tonight in Sicamous.

The Chiefs opened the series with two convincing wins over Sicamous at Rutland Arena on the weekend.

Scott Renner scored twice on Sunday as the Chiefs downed Sicamous 6-1, outshooting the Eagles 45-28. That followed a 7-4 win on Saturday that saw Landon Andrusiak score a hat trick to open the series.

“We’re playing pretty well, we have four lines going and our young defense are playing well and not making many mistakes,” said Chiefs head coach Ken Andrusiak. “I think the difference so far has been our team speed. We are pretty quick and that paid off for us in the first two games.”

The Chiefs and Eagles played just twice in the KIJHL regular season with each team winning on the road. That bodes well for the Chiefs as they head into foreign territory looking to take a stranglehold on the series. With a chance to take a step closer to the KIJHL final, keeping his team focussed is front and centre for Andrusiak.

“We talk all the time about disregarding the scoreboard and doing their job, playing our systems,” he said. “They’re just kids and some of them are pretty young so that’s the trick, getting them to think about their role and how they are supposed to play.”

The other KIJHL semi-final series is tied at one game apiece between Fernie and Beaver Valley. The winners of the two series will playoff for the KIJHL championship. If necessary, the Chiefs will host game five against Sicamous this Friday.

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