Feature Story Saturday, September 16, 2017
The Hunger Games
Chiefs drop their
first one to Langley Rivermen at home, look to redeem themselves away in Langley
The Chilliwack Chiefs are fixated on the Langley Rivermen prior to the puck drop on home ice Friday at Prospera Centre. They can redeem themselves with a win over Langley Saturday.
t took the Chiefs 5 minutes to hit the back of the net after the puck was dropped for the first time this season. But that was the last goal they'd see Friday in losing 2-1 to the Langley Rivermen.
Chilliwack has a chance to redeem themselves away against Langley tonight.
The hometown crowd cheered for each player that skated out between a row of RCMP officers in their red tunics and lined up with teammates.
The players, oblivious to the ceremonies: the unveiling of the new team banner; a cheque presentation. The National Anthem was sung by Chilliwack Mayor Sharon Gaetz.
Speculation from insiders Friday was that it was any side's game as both teams lost their previous exhibition games it turns out they were right and the teams are pretty evenly matched with just one goal separating them Friday. A Philadelphia scout was in the building looking for talent.
RCMP constables Kevin Barata and Christy Mohr brought one of their ERT vehicles onto the ice and Cpl. Lee Dyson drove out in the RCMP vehicle.
Constables Kevin Barata (l) and Christy Mohr prepare for their ice capade.
"I've got six inches on each season to squeeze through the door" said Barata.
The crowd roared when "the little ice machine who could" towed the ERT vehicle off the ice.
According to John Schulstad, Royal Bank manger in downtown Chilliwack, they're heavily involved with the league this year.
"RBC's the national sponsoring of the Junior A RBC Cup in May," he said holding the ceremonial puck.
Hub International generously donated $2,430 to Chilliwack FC and Chilliwack Minor in the oversized check presentation. Hockey Association.
John Schulstad, Royal Bank bank manager downtown, holds the ceremonial 2017-18 puck.
Keep track of the team this season and learn about ticket purchases at www.chilliwackchiefs.net
Original release courtesy of Kevin Gemmel, station manager, 89.5 The Drive.
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