Steelers open playoffs against Richmond Sockeyes

The Grandview Steelers close out the Pacific Junior Hockey League with a win, move on to first-round playoffs against league championships

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.

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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.

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