Saturday: Recaps from around the BCHL

Charlie Combs scored shorthanded and on the power play as part of a three-goal third period for the Wenatchee Wild, allowing them to come back and defeat the visiting Chilliwack Chiefs 5-4.

Aaron O’Neill scored his first of two on the night to open the scoring for the Chiefs and they let 2-1 after one. After Troy Conzo tied the game for the Wild early in the second, Connor McCarthy and O’Neill tallied for the Chiefs to make it 4-2 heading into the third period.

With Joe Drabin off for boarding, Combs managed a shorthanded marker to bring the Wild within a goal and Matt Baker tied it 1:46 later. Combs made the comeback complete with a goal on the man advantage. Chase Perry kicked out 37 saves, including all 12 in the final frame, to earn the win.

Lane Michasiw stopped 32 shots for his first BCHL shutout as the Cowichan Valley Capitals downed the visiting Alberni Valley Bulldogs 3-0. The game was scoreless into the third period when Kade Kehoe scored what would be the winner for the Caps. Patrick Geary followed up with insurance and Josh Adkins sealed the deal against his former team with a shorthanded empty-netter.

Scott Conway scored a hat trick for the second-straight night to lead the Penticton Vees to a 6-1 home win over the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. Conway opened the scoring and Colton Poolman followed with the game-winner in the first period. Penticton scored four in the second, including two for Conway to complete the hat trick. Nick Jones and Taylor Ward had the other Vees goals. Anthony Brodeur, who made 27 saves for the win, had his shutout bid ruined by Josh Blanchard at 15:43 of the third.

Linden Marshall made all 25 saves for his first BCHL shutout as the Trail Smoke Eaters defeated the Surrey Eagles 4-0. Evan McEachern scored at even strength, Nick Halloran on the power play and Kienan Scott shorthanded in the first for the Smokies. Halloran added another goal on the man advantage for Trail to round out the scoring.

Carter Turnbull scored twice and Jeff Smith made 37 saves as the Powell River Kings earned a 3-1 home win over the Nanaimo Clippers. Turnbull opened the scoring but Edwin Hookenson tied it for the Clips midway through the first. It was a power-play goal by Turnbull at 2:04 of the second that would be the winner with Curtis McCarrick adding the insurance in the third. Smith made 15 saves in the third as Powell River was outshot 38-23 on the night.

Liam Blackburn’s penalty-shot goal at 4:09 of double-overtime delivered a 4-3 road win for the West Kelowna Warriors over the Merritt Centennials. Merritt led 2-1 after one with Tyler Ward and Colin Grannary scoring for the Cents. Jonathan Desbiens and Garrett Forster responded for the Warriors in the second but Gavin Gould’s tally in the final frame set the stage for OT. With under a minute to go in the second overtime frame, Blackburn was awarded a penalty shot and came through with the winner.

Taylor Green’s goal with just 25 seconds left in regulation secured a 4-3 victory for the Coquitlam Express over the visiting Prince George Spruce Kings. The teams alternated goals throughout the game with Austin McIlmurray and Jackson Cressey trading Express goals in the first with PG’s Nic Ponak and Jarod Hovde. McIlmurray put the Express ahead in the second but Matthew Stief equalized for PG in the third and it looked like OT was in store but Green’s winner in the waning moments won it for Coquitlam.