11th win on the year captures a playoff spot
For the fifth consecutive year the Salmonbellies are heading to the post season after capturing a 13-9 road win in Coquitlam. A penalty filled game but New West took control from the opening face off.
Logan Schuss who had another huge night with back to back 9 points opening up the scoring at 5:06 followed by Jordan McBridge. New west lead 3-2 after 20.
All Bellies in the second with 6 goals while the Adanacs scoring just 1. The New West power play was on firing with 4 power play goals in the second, lead by Mitch Jones with 2. After 40 the lead was 903 for New West.
The third period saw 45 minutes in penalties with a part of the period being played 3 on 3. Coquitlam opened up with 4 unanswered and got within 2 but that would be it as Schuss buried two quick goals which sealed the victory and capture a playoff berth.
Schuss with 9 points on the night (4G, 5A), Mcbride with 6 points (2G, 4A) and the Jones brothers with 5points each. Tye Belanger faced 37 shots on 28 saves for the evening. Mike Messenger goes 19 for 21 on face offs.
Shots: New West 50 - Coq 37
Power Play: New West 4 for 8- Coq 3 for 7
Face-Offs: New West 21 for 25- Coq 4 for 25
1st Star - Logan Schuss (NW)
2nd Star - Mitch Jones (NW)
3rd Star - Brett Kujala (COQ)