The Royal City Capitals secured second place and a first round playoff bye with 14-3 beat down over the last place Valley Rebels Saturday July 15th on home floor in the final regular game of the season. After spotting the Rebels a 3-1 lead after 20 minutes, the Capitals roared back with eight goals in the second period and five more in the third, while holding the visitors scoreless. Mark Negrin (5 goals, 3 assists) and Reese Robinson (2 goals, 3 assists) had big nights to lead Caps scoring, while Michael Flintoff held down the fort in goal, stopping 32 of 35 shots.
The Capitals earned a bye in the first round of the playoffs and will now square off with the Langley Warriors in the second of two best-of-5 semi-final series. Game 1 is set for Wednesday July 26th at Bill Copeland Sports Centre - face-off at 8:00pm. Game 2 goes Friday July 28th in Langley, with Game 3 Sunday July 30th at Queen's Park Arena - face-off at 8:00pm.
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