Debrouwer perfect, Brar scores pair for PG

Evan Debrouwer stopped all 29 pucks that came his way and Ben Brar added a pair of third-period goals for the Prince George Spruce Kings to secure a 3-0 road win over the Chilliwack Chiefs.

After a scoreless first in which the Spruce Kings killed off two early Chiefs power plays, Shawn Kennedy’s second-period goal at 16:47 was the winner. Brar’s first insurance tally came on the man advantage near the middle of the third period and he added an empty-net goal as well.

For Debrouwer, the shutout was his second of the season and the fourth of his BCHL career. He and Ty Taylor of Vernon currently lead the BCHL with two shutouts each

Levi Glasman’s goal with just 2:43 to go in the third period gave the Trail Smoke Eaters a 5-4 road win in a back-and-forth game with the Merritt Centennials. The home side led 2-1 after one on goals by Zach Court and Tyrell Buckley with Seth Barton scoring for the Smokies. In the second, the Cents went up 3-1 on a goal by Ashton Stockie but Trail responded getting goals from Andre Ghantous and Braeden Tuck, both on the power play, to tie it heading to the third. Spencer McLean put Trail ahead early in the third but when Buckley tallied to tie it for Merritt at 16:16 of the third it looked like OT was in order but Glasman had other plans, scoring the winner just 1:01 later.

Jackson Ross’ goal at 3:10 of overtime gave the Surrey Eagles a 4-3 home win over the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. The visitors led 1-0 after one on a Trey Thomas power-play goal and went up two early in the second on a Marcus Mitchell tally. Jordan Robert got the Eagles on the board but Noah Wakefield replied shortly after for the ‘Backs. Perry Winfree got Surrey back within on heading to the third and in the final frame, Aaron White tied the game on a power-play goal setting the stage for OT. Ross’ winner was unassisted. Nic Tallarico made 28 saves for the win over his former team.

Brett Stapley scored twice for the Vernon Vipers to help them to a 4-1 home win over the Wenatchee Wild. Stapley opened the scoring on the man advantage in the first and after Jagger Williamson’s winner made it 2-0 in the second, Stapley added his second unassisted. Jimmy Lambert made it a four-goal Vernon lead in the third before AJ Vanderbeck broke Anthony Yamnitsky’s bid for a shutout against his former team. Yamnitsky wound up with 32 saves for the win.

A three-goal third period allowed the Penticton Vees to come back and defeat the visiting Alberni Valley Bulldogs 4-2. There was no scoring in the first and Cassidy Bowes and Paul Selleck exchanged tallies in the second. Cole Poliziani put the ‘Dogs ahead early in the third but the Vees came to life after that with Jared Nash tying the game just 31 seconds later and Owen Sillinger got the winner 1:11 after that. Nash added his second of the game near the middle of the third for insurance. Nolan Hildebrand made 31 saves for the win while John Hawthorne stopped 32 for Alberni Valley.

The Powell River Kings fired 54 shots on goal and got tallies from four different scorers in a 4-1 home win over the Nanaimo Clippers. Vincent Millette scored just 22 seconds into the game for Nanaimo but it was all Kings after that. Mitchell Williams, Kevin Obssuth and Ben Berard all scored in the first to put the Kings in command. There were no goals in the second and in a third period where Powell River poured it on with 24 shots, they got their final tally from Josh Coblenz. Austin Roden made 50 saves for the Clips while Mitch Adamyk stopped 23 for the win.