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Around the BCHL – Saturday, Jan. 7

BCHL-180x240Trevor Cosgrove had the game-winner as part of a two-goal night for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs in a 4-1 home win over the Prince George Spruce Kings.

After a scoreless first period, Alex Macdonald got the ‘Dogs on the board and Cosgrove followed with what would be the decisive tally. Parker Colley got the Spruce Kings lone goal in the second but Cayden Kraus replied for the home side making it 3-1 going to the third.

Cosgrove got his second of the night into an empty net in the final minute of play. Brody Claeys made 21 saves for the win while Tavin Grant stopped 30 for PG.

A three-goal first period pave the way to a 4-2 road win for the Vernon Vipers over the Penticton Vees. Jesse Lansdell, Austin Adamson and Niko Karamanis all tallied in the opening frame for the visitors giving them all the offence they’d need on the night. Taylor Sanheim scored in the second for the Vees and they got to within one in the third on a Jamie Armstrong goal  but Karamanis put it away for the Vipers with his second of the night. Ty Taylor made 37 saves for the win.

Cole Demers made 34 saves for the West Kelowna Warriors, backstopping them to a 4-1 road win over the Merritt Centennials. Zach Risteau got the Cents on the board first but it would be the only shot to beat Demers on the night. Chase Stevenson and Jake Harrison replied in the first for the Warriors and after a scoreless second, Connor Sodergren had a pair in the third including an empty-netter.

Jimmy O’Brien’s goal early in the second period was the winner for the Wenatchee Wild in a 4-1 home win over the Victoria Grizzlies. Troy Conzo opened the scoring in the first and O’Brien made it 2-0 in the second. Brendan Harris made it a three-goal Wild lead before TJ Friedmann scored for the Grizz. AJ Vanderbeck had the final Wild goal late in the second. Devin Cooley wound up with 22 saves for the win while Matthew Galajda stopped 38 for Victoria.

The Chilliwack Chiefs got goals from seven different scorers on the way to an 8-1 home win over the Langley Rivermen. Olivier Arseneau opened the scoring in the first and Colin Bernard, Aaron O’Neill and Anthony Vincent added on in the second. Jordan Kawaguchi scored twice in the third with the other Chiefs goals coming from Cole Poliziani and Kohen Olischefski, Eric Butte scored late for Langley to spoil Mark Sinclair’s shutout bid.

Kyle Betts had a hat trick plus two helpers for the Powell River Kings in a 12-1 win over the visiting Coquitlam Express. Carter Turnbull opened the scoring for the Kings and Cam Donaldson followed with a pair before Cameron Bertsch got the Express on the board. Turnbull got his second of the game later in the first and it was 4-1 after one. Betts got two of his three in the second period while Ben Berard got his first of two. Tristan Mullin also scored in the second and in the third, Jonny Evans and Gavin Rauser scored before Betts and Berard got their final tallies of the night. Brian Wilson made 21 saves for the win.