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Shaw BCHL Playoff Recap: Apr. 15

Surrey Eagles – 5
Alberni Valley Bulldogs – 4 (2OT)

Trent Wilson scored the game-tying goal with 3:38 to go in the third, then won it in double overtime to give the Surrey Eagles a 5-4 win over the Alberni Valley Bulldogs and a two-game series advantage. After a low-scoring affair last night, this one was anything but. Ante Zlomislic and Conner Schneider scored for the Eagles in the first period to make it 2-0 at intermission, but the Bulldogs replied in a big way in the middle frame with a pair of Dakota MacIntosh goals and one from Brandon Buhr to take a one-goal lead. Buhr stretched Alberni’s lead to 4-2 early in the third, but Savek Brar answered shortly after, setting up Wilson to tie it late and win it in double OT. The Bulldogs head home down 2-0 in the series with Game 3 on Tuesday night.

Chilliwack Chiefs – 4
Nanaimo Clippers – 3

The Chilliwack Chiefs jumped out to an early 3-0 lead and hung on for a 4-3 triumph in Game 2 against the Nanaimo Clippers. Hunter McInnes, Brady Milburn and Dalton MacGillivray each scored in the first period to make it a three-goal Chiefs advantage. Willyam Gendron’s first of the playoffs 24 seconds into the second period gave the home team some life, but Chilliwack answered before the end of the frame on Nico Grabas’ first of the postseason. The Clippers got third-period goals from Jérémie Payant and Ethan Mistry, but it was too little too late. Game 3 goes Tuesday night in Chilliwack.

Salmon Arm Silverbacks – 5
Vernon Vipers – 2

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks got two goals from their captain Nathan Mackie and 21 saves from goaltender Matthew Tovell as they evened their first-round series at one after a 5-2 victory over the Vernon Vipers. For the second game in a row, the ‘Backs built a 3-0 advantage, this time with goals by Owen Beckner, Ryan Gillespie and Isaac Lambert. Like last night, the Vipers staged a comeback, getting goals from Seiya Tanaka-Campbell and Jonathan Horn, but Salmon Arm managed to hold them off this time with Mackie’s two late markers, one on the power play and another into an empty net. The series shifts to Vernon for Game 3 on Tuesday.

Penticton Vees – 7
Wenatchee Wild – 0

Aydar Suniev scored twice, five other Vees had multi-point nights and Luca Di Pasquo made 22 saves to earn his first shutout of the postseason as the Penticton Vees beat the Wenatchee Wild 7-0 in Game 2 of their second-round series. Penticton built a 4-0 lead after one period, getting goals by Suniev, Joshua Neidermayer, Beanie Richter and Brett Moravec, then Jackson Nieuwendyk scored his first of the playoffs in the second to make it a five-goal lead after two. Suniev and Bradly Nadeau capped off the scoring in the third to get it to a 7-0 final. Game 4 is Tuesday in Wenatchee.