Around the BCHL – Saturday, Oct. 22

BCHL-180x240Max Newton’s goal at 2:53 of double overtime gave the Cowichan Valley Capitals a 4-3 home win over the Langley Rivermen.

Jared Domin and Nicholas Wilson scored in the first, putting the Caps ahead by two but Ryan Barrow got one back for Langley with three seconds to go in the first. Max Kaufman drew Langley level exactly 10 minutes into the second. Rhett Kingston briefly put the Caps back in front but Cameron Ginnetti’s power-play goal evened things up again.

The third-period was scoreless which set the stage for overtime. Nothing was settled in the first extra session in 4-on-4 play so it came down to 3-0n-3 action and Newton delivered the decisive tally, his third game-winner of the season. Adam Marcoux made 34 saves for the win while Braedon Fleming turned away 32 for the Rivermen.

The Wenatchee Wild built a four-goal cushion and managed to hang on to capture a 4-3 road win over the Chilliwack Chiefs. Brendan Harris and Colin Burston both scored on the man advantage in the opening frame with Charlie Combs – also on the power play – and AJ Vanderbeck scoring in the middle frame to put the visitors ahead 4-0. Aaron O’Neill and Will Calverley started the Chiefs rally in the second but the Wild closed the door after Anthony Vincent’s goal got Chilliwack within one in the third. Anthony Yamnitsky made 23 saves for the win.

Elijiah Barriga delivered the double-overtime winner for the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in a 4-3 road win over the Nanaimo Clippers. Aidan Casey and Jake Harris put the Clips up 2-0 after one but Josh Blanchard and Cameron Trott scored in response to tie the game in the second. Adam Pilotte put the home side ahead in the third but Mitch Skapski came through with the tying goal, sending it to overtime. At 1:16 of double-OT, Barriga won it, converting a pass from Carson Bolduc. Brandon Kegler made 34 saves for the win for the ‘Backs.

The Vernon Vipers put 47 shots on goal and got two second-period goals to claim a 2-1 road win over the Trail Smoke Eaters. Kale Howarth scored to put Trail ahead in the first but it would be the only puck to get by Ty Taylor on the night as he made 23 saves for the win. Ryley Brandt tied the game in the second and Keith Anderson’s first BCHL goal stood up as the winner. Zach Dyment made 45 saves in defeat for Trail.

A trio of first-period goals within the space of 44 seconds paved the way for the Penticton Vees in a 6-3 road win over the West Kelowna Warriors. Ryley Risling, Kenny Johnson and Nic Jones all scored in quick succession putting the visitors in front before Quin Foreman got one back for the Warriors. Jones got another for the Vees in the second before Connor Sodergren potted a pair for West Kelowna, making it 4-3 heading to the third. In the final frame, Ben Brar and Ty Amonte scored for the Vees to finish up the scoring. Mat Robson made 23 saves for the win.

The Victoria Grizzlies put 23 shots on net as part of a three-goal second period that helped them to a 6-2 win over the visiting Alberni Valley Bulldogs. The ‘Dogs got a quick start with goals from Cayden Kraus and Ryan Steele, making it 2-0 by 1:05 into the first. But Matthew Galajda closed the door from there and his team scored six unanswered to come back and win. Nick Guiney and Sage Englund scored to tie it at two heading to the second and in the middle frame, Keyvan Mokhtari scored twice and Lucas Clark added another. Mokhtari completed the hat trick in the third.

Kyle Johnson, Hunter Luhmann and Brett Mennear scored twice each as the Prince George Spruce Kings downed the visiting Surrey Eagles 11-2. Mennear and Johnson had first period goals on either side of an Eagles tally from Jacob Dupont but in the second, PG got the winner from Jarod Hovde plus goals by Mennear, Luhmann and Johnson to lead 6-1 after two. The Spruce Kings tacked on five more in the third while the Eagles got their other goal from Jeffrey Stewart.