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Scores typical of playoffs

Puck control is maintained by Cowichan Valley Midget Tier 1 Capitals’ Graham Winship, as he eludes checks while heading into the Peninsula zone Sunday at Fuller Lake Arena. - Don Bodger
Puck control is maintained by Cowichan Valley Midget Tier 1 Capitals’ Graham Winship, as he eludes checks while heading into the Peninsula zone Sunday at Fuller Lake Arena.
— image credit: Don Bodger

The Cowichan Valley Midget Tier 1 Capitals are essentially into playoff hockey mode now.

The Caps played two tight games to close out league play on the weekend, losing 2-1 to Powell River Saturday and blanking Peninsula 2-0 Sunday at Fuller Lake Arena.

“These are the types of games we’re going to be getting into come playoff time,’’ said coach Aaron Spotts.

He said the little things always make the difference in the close games. “It’s just a matter of not turning the puck over and playing good defence.’’

Powell River is the top team in the league but the Caps showed they’re right there with the best.

The Peninsula game was scoreless to the halfway ice clean.

“I thought we came out kind of slow,’’ said Spotts.

But the Caps controlled play during the last two periods.

“I feel like we had a lot of really good quality chances,’’ said Spotts. “We just couldn’t put the puck in the net.’’

The round robin playoffs begin next weekend, with the top two teams advancing to the finals.

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