Goals by Michael Ederer and John Schiavo were enough to chase goalie Andy Desautels after just 12:13 of the first period and the Merritt Centennials went on to defeat the West Kelowna Warriors 7-3.
Colin Grannary beat Stepehn Heslop and made it 3-0 before Josh Bly got the Warriors on the board. Nicholas Rutigliano got the Warriors within two in the second but Rhett Willcox notched the winner with under three minutes to go in the middle frame.
Stephan Seeger removed all doubt as he scored a pair of goals just 2:51 apart in the third and Josh Kobelka added the final Cents tally. Jonah Imoo made 38 saves for the win.
Cole Maier scored the game-winner and then set up the insurance goal 20 seconds later by Nic Carrier while Guillaume Decelles made 36 saves in a Nanaimo Clippers 3-0 win over Alberni Valley. Anthony Rinaldy had the other Clips goal. All the scoring was done in 4:26 of the second.
Angus Redmond made all 31 saves to earn his fourth shutout of the season, a 3-0 road win over the Vernon Vipers. Shane Danyluk's goal in the second was the winner. Thomas Plese added another in the second and Taylor Maruya capped the 'Backs scoring late in the third.
Brandon Tkachuk rescued the two points for the Chilliwack Chiefs with the winner 35 seconds into overtime in a 4-3 win over the visiting Prince George Spruce Kings. The Chiefs led 3-1 after two on Mason Boh's goal but Braiden Epp and Cole Todd answered in the third to force OT where Tkachuk ended things less than a minute in.
Second-period goals by Tyson Jost, Mitch Newsome and Dakota Conroy allowed the Penticton Vees to overcome a first-period deficit and down the visiting Trail Smoke Eaters 4-3. Kienan Scott scored his second goal of the game for Trail late in the third but they couldn't find the equalizer against Hunter Miska, who made 17 saves over the final two periods.
Jivan Sidhu scored the winning goal midway through the second with Brett Supinski and Corey Mackin scoring shorthanded goals on the same power play as the Coquitlam Express downed the visiting Surrey Eagles 5-2. Mackin and Ben Vikich swapped goals in the first and Daniell Lange and Tyler Harkins did the same in the second before Sidhu's winner. Chris Tail made 29 saves for the win and also assisted on Lange's goal.
Jacob Pritchard had two goals and two helpers while Brett Magnus made 34 saves as the Powell River Kings downed the visiting Cowichan Valley Capitals 8-2. Curtis McCarrick, Jonny Evans and Jarid Lukosevicius supplied all the offence the Kings would need in the first and Prichard made it 4-0 before Darien Craighead got the Caps on the board. Adam Tracey and Kurt Keats then scored 1:02 apart to finish Matthew Zentner's night after 40 minutes. Defenceman Ben Verrall got his first goal of the season on a third-period Caps power play.