Starting tonight (Tuesday), the North Delta Devils are playing games which mean something.
After a string of mean-nothing games to wrap up the regular season, the Devils travel to the Ladner tonight for the first game of their Pacific International Junior Hockey League best-of-seven quarterfinal series against the Delta Ice Hawks.
Delta placed second in the Tom Shaw conference with a 29-11-3-1 (won-loss-overtime loss-tied) record, six points up on the 26-14-4-0 Devils. In six head-to-head meeting this season, the Ice Hawks hold a 4-2 edge.
Game two is tomorrow night, also in the Ladner Leisure Centre, with the Devils hosting games three and four at the Sungod Arena at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 6:45 p.m. Saturday.
The Devils played their last two games of the regular season last week on home ice at the Sungod Arena.
The North Vancouver Wolf Pack blanked the Devils 2-0 on Wednesday night, scoring both goals in the second period.
On Saturday, Stefan Burzan scored two goals, including the winner in a 4-3 victory over the Aldergrove Kodiaks. affiliate player Julian Feljo and Stephen Campbell also tallied for the Devils.