October 11, 2016
Here are the recaps from games this past weekend’s BCHL games, along with current standings and points leaders. It’s still early and reasonably tight at the top of all three divisions, but clear signs of separation are starting to appear between the top contenders and the rest of the field.
Nanaimo Clippers 4 vs Powell River Kings 2
Jake Harris’ power-play goal near the midway point of the third period wound up being the winner for the Nanaimo Clippers in a 4-2 home win over the Powell River Kings.
Liam Lawson’s first of two put the visitors in front after one but the Clips replied with tallies from Tristan Crozier and Lucas Finner in the second to go up one. Lawson’s second of the night tied it 2-2 heading to the third.
The score remained even until Nanaimo went on the man advantage and Harris scored at 9:17 of the final frame. Spencer Hewson added insurance in the waning moments. Evan DeBrouwer made 32 saves for the win.
Penticton Vees 4 at Merritt Centennials 3
Mitch Meek’s overtime goal lifted the Penticton Vees to a 4-3 road win over the Merritt Centennials. Merritt led 2-0 in the second after goals from Mike Faulkner and Henry Cleghorn but Joe Leahy got one back for the Vees just before the second intermission. Zach Zorn restored the Cents’ two-goal edge but they couldn’t hang on to it as Penticton got goals from Jared Nash and Ty Amonte to force OT. Meek got the winner 1:38 into the extra session and Nolan Hildebrand made 25 saves for the win.
Langley Rivermen 5 vs Coquitlam Express 0
Goals from five different scorers along with 19 saves from Bo Didur was the recipe for the Langley Rivermen in a 5-0 home win over the Coquitlam Express.
Max Kaufman and Brendan Budy scored 1:25 apart in the first to supply all the offence Langley would need.
Satchel Clendenin added on in the second and Harris Pearce (first BCHL goal) and Nic Ponak rounded out the scoring in the third.
Trail Smoke Eaters 7 at Cowichan Valley 3
The Trail Smoke Eaters built a 4-0 lead and held off a Cowichan Valley Capitals third-period rally to claim a 7-3 road win.
After Luke Santerno made it 1-0 after one, Tyson Slater, Kale Howarth and Ross Armour scored in the second to put the Smokies up four heading to the third.
The Caps got within one in the final frame with Jared Domin, Ayden MacDonald and Nii Noi Tetteh doing the damage – but they got no closer.
Trail’s Spencer McLean, Josh LaFramboise and Blaine Caton scored to put Trail back in command. Linden Marshall made 25 saves for the win.
Vernon Vipers 3 at West Kelowna 2
Austin Adamson’s second goal was the winner for the Vernon Vipers in a 3-2 road win over the West Kelowna Warriors. Vernon led 2-1 after one with goals from Adamson and Christian Cakebread sandwiching a Warriors goal by Braiden Epp.
The second was scoreless and in the third, Adamson’s second marker of the game put it out of reach. Epp had a response for the home side but that’s as close as they got. Cole Demers made 41 saves for the win.
Salmon Arm Silverbacks 6 vs Surrey Eagles 3
A trio of first-period goals helped the Salmon Arm Silverbacks but it was Justin Wilson’s tally in the third, his first goal in the BCHL, that was the winner in a 6-3 home win over the Surrey Eagles.
Jared Turcotte, Grayson Constable and Marcus Mitchell put the ‘Backs up 3-0 after one.
The second was scoreless and Wilson scored to make it 4-0 early in the third before
Andrew Kemp got Surrey on the board. Darius Davidson got the Eagles within two but Akito Hirose restored the Salmon Arm cushion. Jeffrey Stewart and Mitchell traded tallies late in the third. Brandon Kegler made 30 saves for the win.
Chilliwack Chiefs 4 at Alberni Bulldogs 3
Carver Watson and Anthony Vincent scored 18 seconds apart in the second period providing the decisive goals the Chilliwack Chiefs needed in a 4-3 road win over the Alberni Valley Bulldogs.
Jake Witkowski opened the scoring for the ‘Dogs but the Chiefs responded with goals by Jesse Lansdell and Tommy Lee.
Ryan Steele equalized in the second before Watson and Vincent scored in quick succession to put Chilliwack ahead for good. Witkowski got one back for Alberni Valley but that was all the scoring. Mark Sinclair stopped 18 for the win while Carson Schamerhorn made 39 saves for the ‘Dogs.
Wenatchee Wild 8 vs Prince George Spruce Kings 1
Troy Conzo’s pair of first-period goals proved to be enough for the Wenatchee Wild but they added six more in an 8-1 home win over the Prince George Spruce Kings.
Hunter Luhmann had the lone PG goal early in the second but the Wild responded with tallies from Brian Williams, Charlie Combs and Sam Morton.
Matt Baker, Colin Burston and Conzo – completing the hat trick – scored in the third. Garrett Nieto made 17 saves for the win.
|2||Powell River Kings||13||7||6||0||0||14||2||43||40||3||0.538||135|
|3||Cowichan Valley Capitals||12||7||3||2||0||16||0||40||41||-1||0.667||165|
|5||Alberni Valley Bulldogs||11||4||6||1||0||9||1||25||34||-9||0.409||127|
|6||Prince George Spruce Kings||11||3||7||0||1||7||0||30||53||-23||0.318||175|
|4||Trail Smoke Eaters||12||5||6||1||0||11||2||43||44||-1||0.458||133|
|5||West Kelowna Warriors||10||5||5||0||0||10||1||29||31||-2||0.500||135|
|6||Salmon Arm Silverbacks||10||4||6||0||0||8||0||33||46||-13||0.400||153|
|7||Max Newton (total)||’97||19||F||CV||12||7||8||15||1.25||5||4||0||0||2||10||0.83|