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Around the BCHL – Friday, Jan. 20

BCHL-180x240Evan DeBrouwer stopped all 22 pucks that came his way and three different players scored in a 3-0 Nanaimo Clippers home win over the Alberni Valley Bulldogs.

After a scoreless first, David Silye scored unassisted and Jamie Collins added another just 2:06 later to make it 2-0 after two. Sean Buchanan added the final tally on the man advantage just 25 seconds into the third.

DeBrouwer’s shutout was his second of the season. Brody Claeys made 39 saves for the ‘Dogs, including 20 saves in the second period.

A four-goal second period provided all the offence the Chilliwack Chiefs needed in a 6-3 home win over the Trail Smoke Eaters. The visitors got on the board first on a Mitch Barker goal only 46 seconds into the game. But the Chiefs responded with Justin Dixson, Jake Smith, Cole Poliziani and Powell Connor tallying in the middle frame. Smith and Poliziani scored again in the third with Carter Cochrane and Spencer McLean getting the other Trail goals. Mark Sinclair made 24 saves for the win.

Tristan Mullin scored twice, including one of four third-period markers for the Powell River Kings, in a 5-3 road win over the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. Trevor Ayre and Max Wutzke (1st BCHL goal) scored for the ‘Backs in the first and in the second, Kade Nagy made it 3-0 for the home side but that would be in for the Salmon Arm scoring. Mullin got his first goal late in the second to get the Kings on the board and in the third, Carter Turnbull, Kyle Betts, Gavin Rauser and Mullin all tallied to complete the comeback. Mitch Adamyk made 27 saves for the win, the eighth in a row for the Kings.

Brett Stapley scored both Vernon Vipers goals in the second period, lifting his club to a 2-1 road win over the West Kelowna Warriors. After a scoreless first, Stapley scored early in the second on the power play and he struck again on the man advantage to give the Vipers all they’d need. Quin Foreman scored unassisted late in the second but it was the only shot to beat Darion Hanson on the night. Hanson made 33 saves for the win while Cole Demers stopped 35 for West Kelowna against his former team.

Jake Stevens scored twice to help the Victoria Grizzlies to a 4-2 road win over the Cowichan Valley Capitals. Stevens and Nick Guiney scored in the first and Cole Pickup’s goal in the second was the winner. Ayden MacDonald got the Caps on the board in the second but Stevens added more insurance 23 seconds into the third. Michael Montambault had the other Caps goal in the final frame. Matthew Galajda made 37 saves for the win.

Dakota Raabe and Jasper Weatherby both scored in the first two minutes of the game and Charlie Combs added the winner in the first as the Wenatchee Wild downed the visiting Prince George Spruce Kings 6-2. Troy Conzo made it 4-0 Wild before Chong Lee got PG on the board. Combs got his second of the game and Brett Mennear had the other PG goal late in the second. Combs completed a hat trick in the third to round out the scoring.

A three-goal first period was all the Langley Rivermen needed in a 6-2 road win over the Coquitlam Express. McKay Flanagan, Max Kaufman and Gavin Payne had the Langley goals in the first with William Lawrence getting one for the Express. David Giunta got Coquitlam within one midway through the second but Payne added insurance for Langley. Angus Crookshank and Cooper Leitch scored in the third for Langley to finish up the scoring.