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Around the BCHL: Friday, Feb. 12

Tyson Jost scored twice in the first period helping the Penticton Vees to a 5-2 home win over the West Kelowna Warriors.

Scott Conway made it 3-0 heading to the second and after Bryan Basilico cut into the Vees’ lead, Nick Jones restored the three-goal cushion. Jonathan Desbiens got one to keep the Warriors within striking distance going to the final frame but Chris Gerrie had the only goal of the third period to put it away for the Vees.

Anthony Brodeur was required to make just 18 saves for the win, improving to 26-1-1 on the season.

Bo Didur made 29 saves for his second shutout of the season in a Langley Rivermen 2-0 road win over the Vernon Vipers. Jason O’Neill scored late in the first with Max Kaufman adding on early in the second to complete all the scoring on the night.

Darien Craighead spearheaded a Chilliwack Chiefs third-period rally as they came back to earn a road point in a 4-4 draw at the Powell River Kings. Nick Nonis put the Kings ahead in the first and after a scoreless second, Liam Lawson and Kyle Betts made it 3-0 early in the third. Craighead and Rylan Bechtel got two back for the Chiefs and after Adam Brubacher made it 4-2 Kings, Jeremy Germain struck and Craighead tied it with 14 seconds left. Matteo Esposito made 29 saves for the Chiefs and Jeff Smith stopped 35 for the Kings.

Matt Hudie scored twice in the second period to put the Cowichan Valley Capitals in control on the way to a 4-2 home win over the Merritt Centennials. Patrick Geary opened the scoring in the first for the Caps and after Hudie’s pair, Zach Zorn got the Cents on the board in the middle frame. Jared Domin and Michael Faulkner swapped tallies in the third. Lane Michasiw made 26 saves for the win.

Goals from Kodi Schwarz, Mitch Skapski and Marcus Mitchell in the first period proved to be enough for the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in a 6-2 road win over the Coquitlam Express. Owen Stout got the Express on the board late in the first and Colton Kerfoot got them within one with a goal in the second. Mitchell, Taro Hirose and Zach Erhardt (first BCHL goal, empty-netter) scored for the ‘Backs in the third to put the game away. Brandon Kegler got the win, replacing Angus Redmond after the first and going on to make 25 saves.

Charlie Combs had a goal and two assists while Chase Perry made 16 saves in a Wenatchee Wild 6-1 home win over the Prince George Spruce Kings. Joe Drabin and Troy Conzo scored for the Wild in the first and after Ben Poisson (first BCHL goal) got PG on the board, Dakota Raabe restored the Wild two-goal advantage. Combs, Colin Burston and Kyle Stephan scored in the third for the Wild.