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Caps clinging to hopes of home-ice advantage for the opening round of playoffs

Eagle Steve Koshey hauls downs Capital Mikael Jung in front of Eagles goalie Andrew Hunt in the first period. - Andrew Leong
Eagle Steve Koshey hauls downs Capital Mikael Jung in front of Eagles goalie Andrew Hunt in the first period.
— image credit: Andrew Leong

Cowichan Valley Capitals are still in the fight for home-ice advantage during the first round of the B.C. Hockey League playoffs.

The Caps moved past the Powell River Kings and into second place in the Coastal Conference with a 6-4 win over the Surrey Eagles in a make-up game Wednesday night at Cowichan Arena. The Caps are one point up on the Kings, their opponent Friday night at Cowichan Arena, but have played three more games.

Surrey continues to lead the conference by a four-point margin over the Caps. Coquitlam rounds out the top four for playoffs that start on March 16.

The Caps' game is rounding back into form since the return of Matt Brown from injury. He had two assists Wednesday on a pair of goals by linemate Brett Knowles.

Logan Proulx had a three-point night on two goals and an assist while Vinny Muto and Richard Vanderhoek accounted for the other Caps' markers.

Meanwhile, the Kerry Park Islanders took a 3-2 lead in their best-of-seven Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League playoff series with a 3-2 win over the Glacier Kings in Courtenay Tuesday.

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