he playoffs begin this weekend for the Central Interior Hockey League, starting with a preliminary game tonight in Kitimat.
The Ice Demons square off against the Smithers Steelheads at 8 o'clock at Tamitik.
The winner of that game will host the Terrace River Kings in the first game of a best-of-three first-round series tomorrow night.
Also tomorrow, the Prince Rupert Rampage travel to Hazelton for game one of their series against the Wolverines.
And the Quesnel Kangaroos will be in Williams Lake to begin their series against the Stampeders.
Game Two and, if necessary, Game Three of each series will be next weekend in Terrace, Prince Rupert and Quesnel respectively.
Smithers Steelheads @ Kitimat Ice Demons
8pm -- Tamitik Arena
(game 1 of each best-of-3 series)
Terrace River Kings @ winner of Friday game
at Kitimat or Smithers
Prince Rupert Rampage @ Hazelton Wolverines
7:30pm -- Upper Skeena Recreation Centre
Quesnel Kangaroos @ Williams Lake Stampeders
Cariboo Memorial Complex
-- Games 2 and (if necessary) 3 will be next weekend (Feb 15-16) in Terrace, Prince Rupert and Quesnel respectively