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Around the BCHL – Saturday, Oct. 15

BCHL-180x240Evan DeBrouwer turned aside all 46 shots that came his way, backstopping the Nanaimo Clippers to a 3-0 road win over the Penticton Vees.

Tristan Crozier’s first-period goal wound up being all the offensive support DeBrouwer would need on the night. The second period was scoreless and in the third, Will LeNeave added insurance and Spencer Hewson rounded out the scoring with an empty-net goal.

DeBrouwer’s shutout was his first in the BCHL. HisĀ 46 saves are the most in a shutout by any BCHL goalie this season.

Overtime settled nothing as the Victoria Grizzlies and Cowichan Valley Capitals skated to a 3-3 tie. The Grizzlies led 3-1 after 40 minutes, getting goals from Cole Pickup, Lucas Clark and Tyler Welsh. But in the final frame, Rhett Kingston and Ryan Hogg scored to equalize. Max Newton had the other Caps goal in the first period. Lane Michasiw made 50 saves for Cowichan while Matthew Galajda stopped 25 for Victoria.

Goals from six different scorers and 40 saves from Jacob Berger allowed the Merritt Centennials to defeat the visiting Powell River Kings. After Cam Donaldson and Michael Regush traded tallies in the first, the Kings went ahead early in the second on a Tristan Mullin goal. But the Cents replied quickly and reeled off four-straight goals in the second with Zach Risteau, Zach Zorn, Chase Bell and Cade Gleekel doing the damage. Donaldson scored in the third for the Kings but Brett Jewell had a response for the Cents. Jonny Evans had the final Kings goal.

Limiting the Coquitlam Express to just 14 shots, all stopped by Anthony Yamnitsky for his second shutout of the season, the Wenatchee Wild earned a 3-0 road win. Dakota Raabe’s goal 1:43 into the first was the winner and after a scoreless second, Colin Burston and AJ Vanderbeck scored in the third. Cooper Reid made 30 saves for Coquitlam.

A pair of goals from Nic Ponak in the third period put the Langley Rivermen in command on the way to a 6-3 home win over the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. Henry Marshall put the visitors up 1-0 after one but Langley got goals from Brendan Budy, Max Kaufman and Cameron Ginnetti in the second to go ahead before Tristan Bukovec got one back for the ‘Dogs. Ponak’s goals in the third restored the Rivermen’s two-goal advantage. Quinn Syridiuk had the third goal for Alberni Valley but Ryan Barrow buried and empty-netter to seal the deal. Braedon Fleming made 24 saves for his first BCHL win.

Despite falling behind by two early on, the Salmon Arm Silverbacks rallied to beat the host West Kelowna Warriors 6-4. Reed Gunville and Connor Sodergren put the Warriors ahead in the first before Ryley Booth got one back for the ‘Backs. Connor Sundquist and Josh Blanchard put Salmon Arm ahead in the second before Jon Russell tied it. A Haydn Hopkins goal put Salmon Arm up 4-3 going to the third and Carson Bolduc’s tally in the final frame was the winner. Quin Foreman and Booth swapped goals after that. Trevin Kozlowski made 43 saves for the win.

Colin Bernard assisted on a goal each period as the Chilliwack Chiefs took a 7-2 homeĀ decision over the Vernon Vipers. Niko Karamanis opened the scoring for the visitors but Chilliwack responded with goals by Jordan Kawaguchi, Jake Smith and Kale Kane to lead 3-1 after one. Tommy Lee and Kohen Olischefski scored in the second to put the Chiefs in control. Aaron O’Neill and Connor McCarthy scored in the third for Chilliwack before Levi Johnson got the other Vipers goal. Mark Sinclair made 25 saves for the win.