JDA Kings Can Advance Tonight

February 17, 2013

The 2012 – 2013 NWJHL playoff season is in full swing and the Grande Prairie JDA Kings have opened up a 2 to 0 series lead over the Sexsmith Vipers. Tonight the Kings could advance to the second round for the second consecutive season with a win. If last nights game is any indication however the Vipers won’t go down without a fight.

After an 11 to 2 drubbing in game one of the series Sexsmith found a way last night matching Grande Prairie goal for goal up until the final one was scored in overtime. It wasn’t pretty for Grande Prairie who currently remains perfect in OT (and shootouts) this season but it was a quick reminder that you have to be ready to play every night in the playoffs. Despite the 40+ point difference in the regular season standings the Vipers went goal for goal with the Kings not trailing to often and would.

As forward Nolan Trudeau would put the Kings ahead with just under five minutes to go the Vipers would tie it up with 18 seconds remaining on a goal by Josh Huber.

At the end of the day a win is a win regardless of how perfect it was. Grande Prairie has now put themselves to sweep the opening round on home ice when they host the Vipers tonight at the Coca Cola Centre beginning at 8:30 pm.

NWJHL Playoffs 2013With every other series getting underway this week here is a look at what’s happening around the league.

Beaverlodge Blades vs North Peace Navigators
Game 1: Beaverlodge 0 at Navigators 6
Game 2: Navigators 3 at Beaverlodge 4
Game 3: Feb 20 in Peace River
Game 4: Feb 22nd in Beaverlodge

With the Vipers taking Gp to overtime last night an even bigger surprise took place in Beaverlodge where the Blades upset the Navigators 4 to 3 to tie there best of seven series at 1 apeice. Game three of that series will go Wednesday night in Peace River.

Dawson Creek Jr Canucks vs Fairview Flyers
Game 1: Dawson Creek 1 at Fairview 5
Game 2: Fairview 3 at Dawson Creek 0
Game 3: Feb 20 in Fairview
Game 4: Feb 23 in Dawson Creek (if necessary)

The Flyers have continued there late season surge winning the first two straight of their opening round. With another rowdy crowd expected Wednesday night in Fairview the Jr. Canucks will be in tough to extend the series.

Fort St John Huskies at Slave Lake Wolves
Game 1: Fort St John 5 at Slave Lake 4
Game 2: Feb 17th in Slave Lake
Game 3: Feb 18th in Fort St John
Game 4: Feb 23rd in Fort St John (if necessary)

Fort St John opened up there NWJHL playoffs with a intense 5 to 4 win over the Slave Lake Wolves. With three games in three nights game two that takes place today will be pivotal for the Wolves to capture.

Join us tonight at the Coca Cola Centre for exciting NWJHL playoff action as your JDA Kings host the Sexsmith Vipers with an opportunity to move onto the second round.

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