Wranglers taking it to Storm in Round 2

Two determined squads going head-to-head in Doug Birks Division final

After knocking off the Chase Heat four games to one in Round 1 of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs on March 3, the 100 Mile House Wranglers earned a Round 2 playoff berth against the Kamloops Storm.

The Storm is a KIJHL powerhouse and captured the Doug Birks Division regular season number 1 seed by a wide margin.

Kamloops knocked off fourth-seeded Sicamous in five games, with four consecutive victories after being shut out 4-0 in the first game.

The first tilt between the Wranglers and the Storm is in Kamloops at McArthur Park Arena on March 8, with the puck dropping at 7 p.m.

Game 2 between the Doug Birks Division rivals is also in Kamloops on March 9, starting at 7 p.m.

Games 3 and 4 are at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre in 100 Mile House on March 11 and 12, starting at 7 p.m.

Game 5, if necessary, will be in Kamloops on March 14, with the puck dropping at 7 p.m.

Game 6, if necessary, will be in 100 Mile House on March 15, starting at 7 p.m.

Games 7, if necessary, will be back in Kamloops on March 16, starting at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the Wranglers home games are only available in the Wranglers office at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre.

Club president and KIJHL director Tom Bachynski says it’s an incredible feeling to be heading into Round 2 of the playoffs in the team’s inaugural season.

“I couldn’t be happier for the players, the team and the town.”

“I think the town deserves it for the support that it has given to the Wranglers through the year has been nothing short of remarkable. And this is the payback to be able to play in the second round.”

For regular Wranglers playoff updates, visit www.100milefreepress.net and read the 100 Mile House Free Press on March 12 and 19.




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