Mark Holick hopes the schedule works in the Prince George Cougars’ favour down the stretch of the WHL regular season.
“I hope having five of the last six at home works to our advantage,” the team’s head coach said. “We have to scratch out some points somewhere, whether it’s at home or on the road.”
The Cougars go into a doubleheader tonight and Saturday at the CN Centre two points behind the Tri-City Americans in the race for the final Western Conference playoff spot.
The Victoria Royals, currently third in the conference, are the opposition this weekend, and Holick says it will be a clash of styles.
“They’re a big team, good-sized defencemen, and we’re a skating team. We have to move our feet, take it to the net and stay disciplined. It won’t do us any good to be in the penalty box.”
After this weekend, the Cougars host Spokane for games March 7 and 8, then have a home-and-home series with Kamloops, playing there on March 14 and back at the CN Centre on March 15.