With the Western Hockey League regular season winding down, there is a desperate push in the B.C. Division to lock up playoff positions.
The Prince George Cougars, who have clinched a postseason position, are in the lead with 85 points on the year but have the Kamloops Blazers and Kelowna Rockets nipping at their heels, with 80 and 79 points respectively.
Dillon Dube is most certainly doing his part for Kelowna in their quest to surge ahead of their divisional rivals.
The Flames prospect rattled off 10 points in four skates last week, helping the Rockets pick up three wins and move within a point of the Kamloops Blazers.
The Rockets came out of the gate flying last week, routing the Edmonton Oil Kings 10-1 on Wednesday evening. Dube, who was the game's second star, scored one goal and had two assists - including the primary helper on the game-winning tally - in the emphatic victory.
Kelowna kept things rolling on Friday, steamrolling past the Blazers by a score of 8-2. Dube posted another multi-point game, scoring the Rockets' sixth goal and assisting on Kole Lind's second period power play tally.
Back in action on Saturday, the Rockets fell 5-3 to the Seattle Thunderbirds but Dube had another one-goal, two-point outing. He scored on a penalty shot in the second period and assisted on Reid Gardiner's power play goal mid-way through the third stanza.
The Rockets capped off the week with a 9-5 victory over the Spokane Chiefs on Sunday and Dube posted his second three-point game over a five day stretch. The forward scored Kelowna's second goal, had two assists and was the second star in the win.
In 31 games this season, Dube has 12 goals and 40 points. He has 12 multi-point games and is averaging 1.29 points-per-game this year.