BCHL Playoffs: Saturday, March 5

Bo Didur made 43 saves and Torrin White scored twice in the third period to give the Mainland #3 Langley Rivermen a 4-3 road win over the #2 Wenatchee Wild in Game 1 of their series.

Langley led 2-0 after one on goals by Matt Graham and Trevor Ayre but Wenatchee replied in the second with goals from Blake Christensen and Mike Coyne to tie it going to the third.

A Bryan Yoon goal early in the final frame put the Wild ahead briefly but White scored to tie the game again before notching the game-winner with 3:49 to go. Game 2 goes Sunday at 5:o5 p.m. in Wenatchee.

Kylar Hope’s goal 4:49 into overtime gave the West Kelowna Warriors a 2-1 home win over the Salmon Arm Silverbacks that evens their series up 1-1. Jonathan Desbiens scored in the first for the Warriors and the score remained 1-0 until Ross Heidt tied it at 8:06 of the third, just as a penalty to Warriors defenceman Taylor Allan was expiring. That set the stage for OT where Hope came through for West Kelowna. Matthew Greenfield made 26 saves for the win.

Carter Turnbull and Tristan Mullin each scored twice for the Powell River Kings in a 6-1 home win over the Cowichan Valley Capitals that puts the Kings ahead 2-0 in the series. Jonny Evans opened the scoring late in the first for Powell River and it was Mullin’s first goal, at 6:05 of the second, that stood as the winner. Turnbull scored his first of the night just over five minutes later. Mullin, Turnbull and Chris Protopoulos scored in the third to make it 6-0 before Corey Hoffman got the lone Caps goal. Jeff Smith made 25 saves for the win.

Aaron O’Neill scored twice as part of a four-goal first period for the Chilliwack Chiefs, paving the way for a 9-1 home win over the Coquitlam Express that gives the Chiefs a 2-0 lead in the series. Jake Smith and Vimal Sukumaran also scored in the first an in the second, it was Kale Kane, Smith and Dennis Cholowski doing the damage to make it 7-0 going to the third. After Mitch Newsome got the lone Express goal in the third, Jeremy Germain and Kohen Olischefski rounded out the Chilliwack scoring. Aidan Pelino made 30 saves for the win.