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Dawson Creek Kodiaks gearing up for playoffs

“Guys are buzzing out here."
Dave Kodiaks
Dawson Creek Kodiaks forward Camron Wickham on a clean break.

The Dawson Creek Kodiaks are gearing up for the post season.

However, the Kodiaks, who sat in fourth place, and just ten points out of second after play this past weekend, will all-but-need to repeat what they did in December to gain ground.

“We ended the (Christmas) break on a great win streak. Unfortunately, we didn’t get the win here tonight,” said forward Camron Wickham. Head coach Colby Wagar was proud of the way his team played in the their first game back since the holidays.

“I thought the boys played really well...a couple of bounces”, (the other way) and Wagar felt the result would have been different.

The Kodiaks went four-for-five in December and have thirteen games remaining to make their push after they rebounded Sunday with a solid 5-3 win in Peace River.

“Guys are buzzing out here. We’re going to go into the playoffs with a bang, here. Expect some good things from this team,” said Wickham.

His head coach agrees, but is quick to point out his team will need to stay out of the penalty box to have success. “We gotta nip that in the bud because even strength we’re one of the best teams in the league. Those really hurt and you just can’t get any momentum going,” said Wagar.

After action Sunday, the Kodiaks sat a game below .500 with 13 wins and 14 losses.

A good test of the team’s endurance will come next weekend (Jan. 21-23) when the Kodiaks play home games Friday night and Sunday afternoon, travelling to Grande Prairie in between Saturday night.

- Dave Lueneberg