Around the BCHL – Friday, Feb. 10

BCHL-180x240Matt Creamer’s second-period goal was the winner and Evan DeBrouwer made 28 saves for the Nanaimo Clippers in a 3-1 home win over the Alberni Valley Bulldogs.

A shorthanded goal from David Silye opened the scoring for the Clippers in the first but just 51 seconds into the middle frame, Keith Anderson tied the game for the Bulldogs. It was not long after that Creamer got the decisive tally for Nanaimo.

It remained a one-goal game from early in the second all the way until Josh Blanchard potted an empty-net goal while the Clips were killing a late penalty. DeBrouwer’s effort in net earned him 1st Star on the night.

Kale Kane scored twice to help the Chilliwack Chiefs to a 4-1 win over the visiting Merritt Centennials. Kane opened the scoring in the first for the only goal of the opening frame. Merritt’s Tyler Ward tied the game in the second but shortly after, Carver Watson got the winner for the Chiefs. Kane got his second late in the second and Jake Smith’s power-play goal in the third rounded out the scoring. Mark Sinclair made 28 saves for the win.

Nolan Hildebrand made 31 saves and Matt Gosiewski’s third-period goal was the winner for the Penticton Vees in a 2-1 road win over the Trail Smoke Eaters. Chris Klack got the Vees on the board first with a tally at 4:27 of the first. It was the only goal of the game until the third, when Blaine Caton scored on the power play for Trail. Gosiewski came through with the winner for the Vees. Hildebrand’s work in net got him 1st Star while Linden Marshall made 35 saves for Trail.

A three-goal third period was all the Wenatchee Wild needed to claim a 3-1 road win over the Vernon Vipers. After a scoreless first, Matt Baker, Charlie Combs and Jasper Weatherby scored in the second to put the Wild in command. Austin Adamson wound up scoring the lone Vipers goal in the third, the lone puck to get by Anthony Yamnitsky on the night as he made 31 saves for the win. Darion Hanson made 44 saves for Vernon.