The Okotoks Oilers kick off the AJHL playoffs starting Thursday, March 7, when they take on the Calgary Canucks.
Oilers Coach Tyler Deis says with a 60 point difference during the regular season between them and the Canucks, he's expecting the Canucks to give it their all right off the bat.
"You know they've got nothing to lose against us here, so I think it just one of those games where we just want to make sure we're playing our style of hockey, our structure of our hockey team and create good habits here and play our game. We just want to make sure we have that consistency."
Deis says they want to wrap this one up quickly if they can, which means a quick start with two wins at home and then in Calgary in game three Sunday, March 10.
"That's the kind of mind-set that we have going in here. It's not necessarily that we'll be adapting to what they're doing, we just want to make sure that we're playing our style of hockey."
The Oilers finished with 30 more wins than the Canucks in the regular season.
Game one and two in the best of five series are Thursday and Friday, March 8, in Okotoks, with game three at the Max Bell Arena in Calgary Sunday, March 10 at Noon.
Puck drop is 7 Thursday night at the Pason Centennial Arena.