Arrows Look to Even Up Series
Aug 20, 2014
After tonight’s game, we’ll find out if the Coquitlam Adanacs are one game away from winning the Minto Cup or if Six Nations turns it into a best-of-three series.
Coquitlam leads the series 2-1 as Game 4 goes tonight at 8:00PM at the Langley Events Centre.
The day off on Monday paid dividends for the Arrows, who looked like the fresher team in a 19-5 rout of the Adanacs on Tuesday night.
“We got to go out and visit some of our people at the Squamish First Nations,” said head coach Marshall Abrams. “They took us in, made us feel at home and fed us a nice salmon dinner. We really appreciate what they did for us and it really helped us bond.”
The Arrows were the more physical team in Game 3 and look to carry that same intensity into tonight’s matchup.
“That was one of the focal points in our team discussions,” said Abrams. “Five-on-five we’ve been pretty even with them, but it’s the special teams that has hurt us.”
The Arrows chased Pete Dubenski out of the net early, scoring seven goals on just twenty shots on the Coquitlam netminder.
“We can’t expect him to do that again,” said Abrams. “It’d be great if he did, but he’s a good goalie, we respect his play and we’re prepared for the goalie that won games one and two for them.”
The Adanacs will look to bounce back with a strong team effort after giving up a season high nineteen goals on forty-eight shots.
“We’ve already forgot about it,” said head coach Neil Doddridge. “We’ve been in this position before and responded well. I don’t expect anything less from the guys.”
Coquitlam let their tempers get the best of them in Game 3, something they’ll try to avoid tonight.
“We’re a strong team physically and mentally,” said Doddridge. “Six Nations is banged up, we’re healthy.”
Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.ca or at the LEC Box Office which opens at 5:00PM.
For details visit http://www.LangleyEventsCentre.com/2014MintoCup
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