After a lighter workload in the past couple of weeks, the White Rock Whalers look to continue their hot streak his weekend with three games in four days.
Having won three of their last four, the Pod find themselves in fourth place in the Tom Shaw Conference, in a close battle between Richmond and Grandview for the 3rd, 4th and 5th places in the conference.
First up will be a home clash against the Richmond Sockeyes, who will be looking for revenge after losing to the Whalers 3-2 on their Remembrance Day meeting a few weeks ago. A pair of third-period goals from “Big Goal” Cole Svendson saw White Rock pick up a big two points in their third clash of the year. Richmond currently leads the season series 2-1 after winning 5-3 and then 2-1 earlier in the year. Chris Fortems currently leads the team in points with 25, with four of those coming against Richmond throughout the year. Puck drops from Centennial Arena at 7:30 pm, with masks and vaccine passports required. A stream will also be available on HockeyTV with Ben Righetti and Jordy Cunnigham on the call.
The second of this weekend’s back-to-back see White Rock hit the road out to Chilliwack to face the Jets. A first-ever meeting between the two sides is set for Sunday, November 5th at 5:00 pm. A previous game was set for November 20th, however, that was postponed due to the flooding experienced in the Fraser Valley. The puck will drop from the Sardis Sports Complex with a broadcast available, however, be sure to check travel restrictions and availability before driving out due to occasional Highway 1 closure.
Finally, to wrap up the busy weekend is a trip out to Port Moody on Tuesday night. The Whalers are a perfect 3-0 against the Panthers this season, winning 7-5, 6-3 and 4-3. 2 points against a conference opponent below them would be very helpful to White Rock’s push to the playoffs, however, there will be plenty more opportunities as 15 of White Rock’s final 20 games are against Tom Shaw conference opponents. The puck drops from Port Moody Arena at 8:00 pm on Tuesday night, with a stream available on HockeyTV.
The Pod will then be back home next Saturday on December 11th for an instant rematch with Port Moody, with another 7:30 pm puck drop.