Around the BCHL – Saturday, Dec. 17

BCHL-180x240Andrew Dumaresque’s overtime goal delivered a 5-4 road win for the Langley Rivermen over the Merritt Centennials.

Merritt led 2-1 after one with Zach Risteau and Zach Court goals sandwiching a Langley tally by John Schuldt all in the space of 1:32. In the second, Gavin Payne’s goal evened the score heading to the final frame.

Michael Regush put the Cents ahead in the first minute of the third but Cam Ginnetti had a quick response for the Rivermen. Zach Metsa’s goal at 16:35 for the Cents looked like it might hold up as the winner but Zac Masson tied it again with just 25 seconds left. Exactly halfway into the first OT session, Dumaresque’s goal won it for Langley. Bo Didur stopped 35 shots for the win while Colton Lancaster made 37 saves for Merritt.

Shane Farkas made 41 saves and Logan Mostat’s third-period goal wound up the winner for the West Kelowna Warriors in a 2-1 home win over the Nanaimo Clippers. Parm Dhaliwal’s goal in the first was the only scoring until Mostat’s decisive goal in the final frame. Matt Creamer spoiled Farkas’ shutout bid with 1:14 left in the game.

Brian Williams scored twice and Devin Cooley made all 21 saves for the Wenatchee Wild in a 5-0 win over the visiting Powell River Kings. Williams got both his markers in the first with Charlie Combs and Jasper Weatherby adding on in the second. Colin Burston added a final tally late in the third. The shutout was the first for Cooley in the BCHL in just his third start. Mitch Adamyk stopped 40 shots for the Kings.

Jesse Lansdell scored just 20 seconds after Connor Brown-Maloski had tied the game in the third to give the Vernon Vipers a 3-2 road win over the Trail Smoke Eaters. It was 1-0 Vernon after one on a Steven Jandric goal and after Kale Howarth tied it in the second, Michael Ufberg restored the Vipers lead going to the third. Brown Maloski evened things briefly in the final frame but Lansdell’s winner soon followed. Darion Hanson made 29 saves for the win.

A three-goal second period helped the Salmon Arm Silverbacks to a 5-2 home win over the Penticton Vees. Riley Rysling and Ryley Booth traded goals in the first period but the second was all ‘Backs with Connor Sundquist, Mitch Skapski and Justin Wilson doing the damage. Sundquist added a second goal in the final frame before Chris Klack got the final Vees tally. Nic Tallarico made 26 saves for the win.

Adam Marcoux made 29 saves and Ty Pochipinski’s goal was the winner for the Cowichan Valley Capitals in a 4-2 win over the visiting Prince George Spruce Kings. Jared Domin and George Sennott scored in the first to put the Caps up two early but Tyler Anderson got one back for PG before the intermission. Ethan de Jong scored to tie the game in the middle frame but Pochipinski responded with an unassisted power-play goal that stood up as the winner. Justin Perron added insurance in the third.