The West Central Rage are in Saskatoon this evening for their biggest game of the season when they face off against the Royals.

Tuesday's 6-3 win against the Saskatoon Royals in Kerrobert has given the Rage a chance to advance to the next round of the 2019 PJHL Playoffs. All they need to do is take Game 3 tonight in their best-of-three Survivor Series.

Head coach Scott Butters was impressed with the performance his players displayed on the ice in their crucial win to keep their season alive. When speaking to him on the phone after the victory, Butters shared his thoughts about the game and what they did right to put Game 2 in their pockets.

While there were plenty of goals scored in their second matchup, there were even more penalties between the two clubs. There were 21 powerplays between both teams in the rough and tough style affair, combining for a total 125 penalty minutes between the two squads in Game 2.

Yet, the Royals were only able to score on one of their twelve man advantage opportunities. West Central went one fo nine on the PP.

Another interesting factor from this matchup is not only the advantage when it comes to players on the ice, but the advantage of the team who plays at home. When the Rage and Royals have squared off throughout the 2018-2019 PJHL regular season and playoffs, the home team has won every game. With tonight's contest being away from home for the Rage, Butters talks about what his players will need to bring to the table to end that streak.

Expect more gritty hockey from both teams in Game 3 as they'll be hungry to get that final win to send themselves to the next round of the postseason where the Delisle Chiefs await them.

Puck drop between the West Central Rage and Saskatoon Royals goes at 7:30 p.m. from the Rod Hamm Arena in Saskatoon.


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