Wranglers taking on Summerland for conference finals

Coach Hladun thinks teams match up well, expecting a long series

The 100 Mile House Wranglers did not receive the Doug Birks Division Playoff Champions banner before the puck dropped on March 15 for the opening game of the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference Championships, starting at 7 p.m.

Coach Dale Hladun says the Summerland Steam is similar to the Wranglers in that they are big, physical team with two or three game-breakers.

However, Hladun adds the 100 Mile House goaltender tandem of Zane Steeves and Adam Derochie has the edge of the Steam goalies.

Game 2 is also at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre and then games 3 and 4 will be in Summerland on March 18 and 19.

If necessary, game 5 will be in 100 Mile House on March 21; game 6 in Summerland on March 22; and back home for game 7 on March 23.