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OT Thrillers On Night 2

Three of six BCHL games on the second night of the regular season went to extra time as the Burnaby Express and Powell River Kings fought to a draw while the Trail Smoke Eaters and Salmon Arm SilverBacks sent their home crowds home happy with overtime wins.

In Powell River, Mike Chan stopped 41 Powell River shots including a penalty shot with just six seconds remaining to ensure his Burnaby Express escaped with a 3-3 tie at the Powell River Recreation Complex.  Despite a tough BCHL debut the night before, Chan was stellar in the Express goal.

In Trail, Brandon Clark finished of a beautiful 2 on1 play with Riley Loyst with the teams playing 3 on 3 in the second overtime period – giving the Smokies a big win over the visiting Penticton Vees.  As in Powell River, Paul Barclay was forced to stop a penalty shot in extra time to give the Smokies a chance to win just moments before Clark's game ender.

Zac Rasmussen was the hero in Salmon Arm as his goal 1:41 into overtime gave the SilverBacks a 5-4 win over the Vernon Vipers.  The Vipers and Backs concluded their home and home series after the Vipers had taken game one Friday night in Vernon.

In other games, the Westside Warriors rallied to defeat the visiting Quesnel Millionaires 3-2.  Jordan Gagne scored the winner with just under five minutes remaining in the third period. 

Sam Muchalla and Michael Nardi each scored twice and added two assists to pace the Prince George Spruce Kings to their second straight win over the Merritt Centennials.  The Kings were all over the Cents on this night as they routed the visitors 9-1.

The Langey Chiefs evened their home and home series with the Surrey Eagles as they skated to a 7-3 win over the visitors.  Konrad Sander scored twice for the Chiefs while Andrew Walsh recorded the win in goal stopping 25 shots.