Vees Goes for 30

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Brent Mutis

With a win Tuesday night at Prospera Centre in Chilliwack, the Penticton Vees will have the record all to themselves.

A triumph over the host Chiefs will give the Vees 30 consecutive victories which would break the mark set by the 1989-90 New Westminster Royals. Penticton equaled their standard of 29 straight wins with a 5-1 victory at home on Friday, Feb. 3, also against the Chiefs.

Chilliwack is one of three clubs to top the Vees this season. In their home opener Sept. 24, the Chiefs trounced the Vees 7-1. Penticton was last defeated on Nov. 5, a 3-2 overtime loss to the Merritt Centennials. They’ve fashioned an overall record of 41-3-0-2 this season.

The Vees have nine of the league’s top 11 scorers. They lead the league in goals scored (256) by 66 over the next closest team (the Coquitlam Express have 190). They have also allowed the fewest goals with 101.

Should the Vees earn a win Tuesday night, they’d still be eight games shy of matching the Royals’ undefeated streak of 38 games which was also set in the 1989-90 season.

Puck drop is for Tuesday’s game is 7 p.m. at Prospera Centre in Chilliwack.

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