Pack eye playoffs
After an unimpressive first half of the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season, the TRU WolfPack have earned points in their last six games heading into this weekend’s road trip to Vancouver Island.
“I‘ve always quoted John Wooden, who said that adversity defines character,” WolfPack bench boss Don Schulz said.
“We certainly have had our share of adversity this season and now the team’s true character is coming through. This weekend is another huge challenge and opportunity for us.”
TRU (8-8-0-3) will play the Vikes (7-12-0-1) twice in Victoria — the first game slated for Friday, Feb. 15, with the rematch set for Saturday, Feb. 16.
With five games left on the regular-season skid, the third-place Pack, with 19 points, will not catch second-place Simon Fraser University, which, at 31 points, is three points back of league-leading Selkirk College of Castlegar.
Victoria and Eastern Washington University are tied for fourth place, four points back of TRU.
The top four teams qualify for the playoffs, which get underway on March 8.
Schulz is hoping his charges are firing on all cylinders by then.
“We are a team on the rise and it’s a good time to do it,” he said.
— with files from TRU sports information