The Grandview Steelers sharpened up for the Pacific Junior Hockey League playoffs with a 4-2 victory over the Ridge Meadows Flames on Sunday.
The junior B Steelers chalked up their 18th victory of the season, jumping out to a 3-0 third-period lead, before Joel Gaudet salted away the win with an empty net goal in the final minute.
First star Timothy Chow opened scoring with his 12th goal of the season. The Grandview rookie also earned his 33rd point, assisting on Austin Anseimo’s 2-0 goal in the middle period.
Roshen Jaswal scored the game-winning goal, notching his fourth of the year early in the third frame.
Team scoring leader Christopher Seto recorded his 39th point, drawing the lone assist on Gaudet’s empty-netter.
Grandview opened its best-of-seven playoff against the league-leading Richmond Sockeyes on Thursday (after Recorddeadlines).
The two teams play again in Richmond on Saturday at 5:45 p.m. before the Steelers open a two-game home stand at the Burnaby Winter Club on Sunday at 4 p.m.
The fourth game of the series will be played on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 7:15 p.m.