Around the BCHL – Friday, Oct. 7

BCHL-180x240Luca Leone forced the game to overtime on a goal with 20 seconds left and then he set up the game-winner by Mitch Newsome as the Coquitlam Express downed the visiting Langley Rivermen 5-4.

After a scoreless first, Langley got out to a two-goal lead on tallies by Max Kaufman and Trevor Ayre in the second. They made it 3-0 in the third on a Nic Ponak goal but Coquitlam rallied to tie it with Blake Hayward, Cameron Bertsch and Hayden Knight doing the damage. Langley appeared to have rescued the win when Zac Masson scored with 4:02 to got but Leone equalized in the dying seconds.

Just over two minutes into overtime, Newsome won it with his first goal of the season. Reid Cooper made 42 saves for the win while Bo Didur turned away 33 for Langley.

Josh LaFramboise provided all the scoring the Trail Smoke Eaters needed in a 2-1 overtime win against the host Nanaimo Clippers. LaFramboise put the visitors ahead in the second, a lead they held until 15:06 of the third when Ben Solin tied it for Nanaimo. But LaFramboise potted the winner at 3:11 of OT to lift the Smokies to victory. Zach Dyment made 34 save for the win.

Darius Davidson tied the game midway through the third and then won it with a goal 38 seconds into overtime to deliver a 3-2 road win for the Surrey Eagles over the Vernon Vipers. After a scoreless first, Ashton Calder opened the scoring for Surrey in the second but Hunter Zandee tied it heading to the third. Mitchell Oliver put the Vipers ahead in the final frame but Davidson tied it and won it in overtime. Michael Botiz made 40 saves for the win.

A three-goal first period paved the way for the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in a 5-3 road win over the West Kelowna Warriors. After Reed Gunville opened the scoring for the Warriors, Salmon Arm replied with tallies from Marcus Mitchell, Haydn Hopkins and Connor Sundquist. The second was scoreless and in the third, Chase Dubois got West Kelowna within one but Jared Turcotte soon replied. West K’s Connor Sodergren and Salmon Arm’s Spencer Hora swapped tallies after that. Brandon Kegler made 40 saves for the win.

Jake Stevens scored the overtime winner to complete the comeback and give the Victoria Grizzlies a 4-3 home win over the Cowichan Valley Capitals. Michael Montambault, Max Newton and George Sennott scored in the first to put the Caps up three. Lucas Clark got one back for the Grizz in the second, Tyler Welsh made it 3-2 and then, with the goalie pulled for the extra attacker, Cole Pickup tied the game with 19 seconds to go setting the stage for OT. Steven scored in 3-on-3 double overtime. Matthew Galajda made 29 saves for the win while Lane Michasiw stopped 48 for the Caps.

Tristan Mullin’s goal late in the second period proved to be the game-winner for the Powell River Kings in a 5-3 road win over the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. Gavin Rauser and Hunter Findlater put the Kings up 2-0 after one and in the second, after Cam Donaldson made a three-goal lead, Alex McDonald and Trevor Cosgrove got two back for the ‘Dogs before Mullin’s winner. Donaldson and Auggie Moore traded tallies in the third. Brian Wilson made 36 saves for the win, Powell River’s seventh in a row.

Colin Burston’s second-period marker stood up as the winner for the Wenatchee Wild in a 4-1 home win over the Prince George Spruce Kings. Tanner Campbell opened the scoring for PG but Matt Baker tied it before the first intermission. Wenatchee went ahead to stay in the second on Burston’s goal in the second and Charlie Combs and Sam Morton rounded out the Wild scoring in the third.

Grant Cruikshank, Ryley Risling and Turner Ripplinger scored in the second, helping the Penticton Vees to a 5-1 home win over the Merritt Centennials. Ty Amonte made it 4-0 in the third before Mike Faulkner got the Cents on the board. Ty Barnstable got the final Vees tally and Mat Robson made 27 saves for the win.