March 11, 2013, (ISN) – The final playoff spot was sewn up last weekend with the Salmon Arm SilverBacks clinching fourth in the Interior and there was also some shuffling with West Kelowna overtaking Merritt for second.
Also, the Surrey Eagles take home the Ron Boileau Memorial Trophy for finishing first overall in the league with 78 points from their 35-13-3-5 regular-season record.
The other matchups have long been set in the Coastal divisions and now everything is in place for league-wide Game 1 action starting Friday, March 15.
Higher-seeded teams host Games 1 and 2. Games 3 and 4 (if necessary, in the Mainland and Island Divisions) will be played in the lower-seeded team’s arena:
Here’s a rundown of the opening-round matchups:
#4 Salmon Arm SilverBacks vs. #1 Penticton Vees
#3 Merritt Centennials vs. #2 West Kelowna Warriors
#4 Powell River Kings vs. #1 Victoria Grizzlies
#3 Alberni Valley Bulldogs vs. #2 Nanaimo Clippers
#4 Langley Rivermen vs. #1 Surrey Eagles
#3 Prince George Spruce Kings vs. #2 Chilliwack Chiefs