The Coquitlam Adanacs were in full force Wednesday when they welcomed the Delta Islanders into the Poirier Sports Centre.
Delta may choose to refuse their next tilt.
Coquitlam made the most of its full roster with an overpowering 18-4 triumph over the second-place Islanders, racing out to a 7-1 lead and never looking back.
The trio of Matthew Dinsdale, Reid Reinholdt and Vincent Ricci combined for 29 points as the Adanacs delivered an offensive clinic that proved untameable.
In a sometimes chippy and hotheaded test, the Adanacs got two goals each from Wesley Berg and Reinholdt in a big opening period, cashing in on half of their shots.
The Adanacs then kicked off the second frame with three fast markers off the sticks of Tyler Garrison, Berg and Robert Church, to make it 10-1. The Islanders would answer back, but Coquitlam was able to counter again and again.
Posting hat tricks on the night were Ben McIntosh, Berg, Dinsdale and Reinholdt, while recent acquisition Corey Shires chipped in a pair of goals.
Davide DiRuscio turned aside 27 shots on the evening, while the Adanacs pelted the Delta goaltending tandem with 54 shots.
Delta managed to keep it respectable when Coquitlam visited Ladner last Saturday, staying within striking distance most of the game before falling 11-6.
This time, the only claim to fame for the visitors was that they held their own in the fight scorecard.
The 12-3 Adanacs visit Victoria on Saturday.
The Port Coquitlam Saints look to improve on their 8-6 record tonight (Thursday) when they host the New Westminster Salmonbellies. Tomorrow (Friday) the Saints play the Burnaby Lakers. Both games begin at 8 p.m. at the PoCo Rec Centre.
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