League-leading Dawson Creek Sr. Canucks host second place Grande Prairie tonight

Taylor MacIntyre


It's a battle of the top two teams in the North Peace Hockey League (NPHL) tonight.
The Grande Prairie Athletics are in town to take on the Dawson Creek Senior Canucks at Memorial Arena.
Exactly three weeks ago, the Canucks also hosted the A's for their Home Opener - with Dawson winning the match-up - 3-2 in overtime.
Grande Prairie will be looking for revenge.
"For the most part, playing our game," says Canucks' Captain Jeff Taylor. "Obviously we have a few things against each team that we gotta look out for as far as matches and what-not. Having home ice, we can have that last change, so again, they are a good team. They got some fire power there, so we'll adjust accordingly and make sure we have the right guys on the ice at the right time."
It should be a competitive, fast-paced game.
The Canucks and Athletics are 1-2 in the league standings, with Dawson Creek leading the league by 1-point. 
The team says they hope their undefeated streak will continue after tonight's duel. 
"We've just taken it game by game, period by period, shift by shift, but yeah it's been a nice little run in the start to the season." Taylor adds, "Obviously the Coy Cup right now is in the back of our minds; focus on the league this year and playoffs and then we'll worry about the Coy Cup after, but everyone is feeling good."
Taylor says the team is gelling together nicely, with some new additions to the roster and a new GM in Craig Benning.
The captain adds that the 7th man also plays a major role.
"We couldn't do it without the community support, so we definitely appreciate everybody for coming out." Taylor continues, "I know, our only home game has been against Grande Prairie here in Dawson, so we're hoping that we get a good crowd tonight and we can send them home happy with a win."
Puck-drop is at 8:30 p.m. tonight at Memorial Arena. 

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