Well on their way to a first place in the Okanagan Division, the Kelowna Chiefs have their sights set on top spot overall in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.
The Chiefs' two weekend victories - raising their unbeaten record in 2013 to 11-0-1 - put the Rutland Arena-based team to within striking distance of the league leaders and the home-ice advantage in the quickly approaching playoffs.
A 2-0 win over the visiting Kamloops Storm on Friday and a 6-2 defeat of the Summerland Steam the following night, have lifted the Chiefs to a 32-13-1-1 record overall.
Their 66 points are just two fewer than the Castlegar Rebels and one back of both the Nelson Leafs and North Okanagan Knights.
With just five games remaining in the regular season, the Chiefs have two more victories than Castlegar (the first tie breaker) and they have a game in hand on North Okanagan.
While Ken Andrusiak and his staff haven't uttered the F (first) word since taking over top spot in their division in mid-January, the head coach admits the possibility of being the No. 1 seed going into the playoffs is something of a motivator for his streaking team.
"The guys are playing so well right now, but we need to keep it going and not become complacent," said Andrusiak. "That carrot (first place overall) is nice to have. Besides, it wouldn't hurt to have that extra home-ice game in the playoffs."
Playing on the road wasn't a problem on Saturday as the Chiefs skated to a relatively easy win over the Steam in Summerland.
And while their top line of Jordan Salahor, Nick Josephs and Scott Renner scored two of the goals, the Chiefs again received the production from the ever-improving supporting cast.
Captain Kyle Clerke, who filled in for Renner during his 12-game suspension in December and January, has continued to be a solid contributor on a unit including Jagger Bowles and Brady Mende. Clerke added a goal and an assist, while Bowles and Brendan Jost rounded out the scoring.
The Chiefs continued to go with the hot hand in goal, as Tyler O'Donnell, one of 11 returnees who took the team to the KIJHL final series last season, recorded his seventh win in his past eight games.
The 19-year-old Californian stopped 29 of 31 Summerland shots a night after recording his third shutout of the season at the Rutland Arena against Kamloops.
Bowles and Mitchell Barker scored in the first and second period respectively in a game that saw the Chiefs outshoot the Storm 42-21.
In a rare occurrence, Salahor was held pointless, but he's still tied for the KIJHL individual scoring lead with Dallas Calvin of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks (73 points).
The Chiefs play four of their final five games away from home, beginning on Friday when they travel to Creston to take on the Thunder-Cats.