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Around the BCHL – Saturday, Feb. 11

BCHL-180x240Mat Robson made all 33 saves with Duncan Campbell and Nic Jones supplying the offence in a 2-0 Penticton Vees home win over the Wenatchee Wild.

The first period was scoreless but in the second, with time winding down in a Vees power play, Campbell converted a setup from Jones and Johnny Tychonick to score what would prove to be the winner.

Jones got his goal for insurance at 7:55 of the third. Wenatchee outshot Penticton 16-3 in the second period and 33-15 overall but couldn’t beat Robson, who earned the game’s 1st Star nod with his fourth shutout of the season.

Nic Tallarico was also flawless on the night, making 34 saves in a Salmon Arm Silverbacks 3-0 road win over the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. Carson Bolduc’s first goal, just past the midway point of the first, stood up as the winner. It remained 1-0 until the third when Marcus Mitchell scored and Bolduc followed with his second.

Will Calverley’s second goal of the game was the OT winner for Chilliwack in a 4-3 come-from-behind win at home over the Langley Rivermen. McKay Flanagan and Cam Ginnetti had the Rivermen out in front by two in the first and Sean Gulka made it 3-0 after 40 minutes. Chilliwack came to life in the third with Calverley’s first, one from Kale Kane and the tying goal by Jordan Kawaguchi with 46 seconds left in regulation. It took just 1:26 of overtime for Calverley to deliver the winner.

Nick Guiney’s goal 26 seconds into the third wound up as the winner for the Victoria Grizzlies in a 5-4 win over the visiting Merritt Centennials. TJ Friedmann opened the scoring in the first but Chase Bell had a reply early in the second for Merritt. The Grizz retook the lead shortly after that on a Jamie Rome goal but again Merritt drew even with Henry Cleghorn’s tally. Jake Stevens and Drayson Pears put consecutive Victoria goals on the board before Zach Risteau scored late in the second and it was 4-3 Victoria after two. Guiney’s goal in the third was necessary insurance as Zach Bleuler had another Cents tally but that’s how it ended.

A goal each period and 38 saves from Darion Hanson was the winning formula for the Vernon Vipers in a 3-1 home win over the West Kelowna Warriors. Brett Stapley opened the scoring in the first for Vernon and in the second, a late Chase Dubois goal to tie it was quickly followed by Ryan Brushett’s winner at 19:19 of the middle frame. Austin Adamson added the final Vipers tally in the third. Cole Demers made 33 saves for West Kelowna against his former team.

Kyle Johnson scored twice in the second period, potting the winner in the process, and he set up two others to lead the Prince George Spruce Kings to a 6-2 road win over the Surrey Eagles. PG’s Hunter Luhmann and Surrey captain Paul McAvoy traded tallies in the first but in the second, Johnson got both his goals on the power play putting the Spruce Kings up 3-1 after two. Darius Davidson got the Eagles within one in the third but Luhmann, Ben Brar (empty net) and Travis Schneider replied to seal the deal for the visitors. Aris Anagnostopoulos made 26 saves for the win.a