The Portage Terriers are in Selkirk tonight for a Manitoba Junior Hockey League match against the Steelers.
Portage sits six points back of third place Selkirk in fifth, and with two games against the Steelers this weekend, regulation victories are a top priority for both clubs.
"They're within sight where we can maybe pass them. It's one game at a time but we'd like to get four points out of the weekend for sure," says assistant coach Paul Harland. "If we can come to play with our 'A' game then we have a good chance to win both games. Friday we have to go into their rink and play our best, and see what happens after that."
The Steelers have only managed one victory in four chances against the Terriers this season, it came earlier this month in overtime. Terrier forward James McIsaac netted two goals against the Blues Wednesday night. He's excited for a shot at Selkirk this weekend.
"These are two big games obviously, and I think we're prepared to beat them if we play the way that we can. The whole team is excited for a push this weekend."
The Dogs are 4-1-1 through February while the Steelers are 5-2. Selkirk lost 3-2 to the Steinbach Pistons Wednesday night.
Tonight's game goes at 7:30 and can be heard on CFRY and at Portage Online with the pregame show at 7:20.