Recaps to games posted throughout Bauer BCHL Showcase weekend
Friday, September 19, 2014 - Submitted by BCHL Media
Sunday, Sept. 21: 11:00 a.m. game - Prince George Spruce Kings vs. Alberni Valley Bulldogs PG 6 'Dogs 5 For the second-straight day, the Bulldogs fell way behind only to stage a comeback, ulitmately falling short. Trailing 6-2 heading to the third, Zak Bowles, Scott Clark - with his second - and Evan Tironese rallied for the 'Dogs but they couldn't find the equalizer. Justin Rai had a pair of goals for PG.
10:30 a.m. game - Powell River Kings vs. Trail Smoke Eaters Smokies 4 Kings 3 (OT) Viktor Dombrovskiy's tally at 3:23 of overtime clinched a four-point weekend for Trail. The teams traded goals through regulation with Jarid Lukosevicius scoring twice for Powell River, including the tying goal with 5:55 left in the third. Craig Martin earned 1st Star scoring once and setting up the OT winner.
2:00 game - Langley Rivermen vs. Victoria Grizzlies
2:30 game - West Kelowna Warriors vs. Nanaimo Clippers
Saturday, Sept. 20: 7:00 game - Chilliwack Chiefs vs. Powell River Kings Chiefs 6 Kings 3 Jake Hand scored the first two goals of the game for Chilliwack on his way to an eventual hat trick. Powell River tied the game 3-3 early in the third after goals by Jarryd Leung, Jeremy Leclerc and Austin Kamer but Liam Ferguson, Hand and Craig puffer had replies for the Chiefs in the final frame.
6:30 game - Nanaimo Clippers vs. Prince George Spruce Kings Spruce Kings 6 Clips 4 PG built a three-goal lead two different times only to see Nanaimo get within one midway through the third on goals by Corey Renwick and Devin Brosseau. Cole Todd's second of the night and an empty-netter from Jake LeBrun salted it away for the Spruce Kings
3:30 game - Victoria Grizzlies vs. Vernon Vipers Grizz 5 Vipers 4 (OT) Mitch Meek's goal at 3:38 of overtime delivered the two points for Victoria. Vernon's Anthony Latina force OT with an unassisted marker late in the third. Vernon held a 3-1 lead after one but a pair of goals by Garrett Forster and one from Brett Gruber put the Grizz ahead in the third.
3:00 game - Alberni Valley Bulldogs vs. Penticton Vees Vees 4 'Dogs 3 Tyson Jost's hat trick staked the Vees to a 4-0 lead before Alberni Valley staged a comeback. Darian Henry tallied in the last second of the second period with Scott Clark and Dylan Haugen - shorthanded - bringing them within one but that's how it ended. Hunter Miska mad 19 saves for the win. CODY DEPOURCQ INTERVIEW
NOON game - Trail Smoke Eaters vs. Coquitlam Express Smokies 8 Express 3 Charlie Zuccarini scored five and added an assist in his BCHL debut to lead the Smokies to victory. The Connecticut native scored shorthanded to complete the hat trick and also had even-strength and power-play goals in the game. Trail wound up 5-for-7 on the PP. Coquitlam got goals from Corey Mackin, Noah Turanski and Daniel Fritz. CRAIG MARTIN INTERVIEW
11:30 a.m. game - Cowichan Valley Capitals vs. Merritt Centennials Cents 5 Caps 3 Gavin Gould broke a 2-2 tie with the winner in the third and John Schiavo tallied 10 seconds later as insurance for the Cents. Schiavo's goal was his second of the game and he earned 1st Star. Jonah Imoo made 27 saves in his Merritt debut. Colton Kehler and Sean Harrison had the Caps goals. JOE MARTIN INTERVIEW
Friday, Sept. 19: 7:30 game - Penticton Vees vs. Surrey Eagles Vees 11 Eagles 2 Goals 16 seconds apart by Matthew Serratore and Cody DePourcq in the second period paved the way for the Vees. Lewis Zerter-Gossage scored a goal each period to record the hat trick. Mitch Newsome's tally was the eighth for Penticton and chased starter Christian Short from the Eagles crease. Serratore, Miles Gendron and Demico Hannoun tallied against backup Daniel Davidson.
7:00 game - Coquitlam Express vs. West Kelowna Warriors Warriors 6 Express 2 Liam Blackburn scored twice in the first period as the Warriors built a 4-1 lead after 20 minutes. West Kelowna got two more in the middle frame and outshot Coquitlam 50-21 for the game. Brett Supinski briefly tied the game for the Express in the first and Colton Kerfoot had the other Coquitlam goal late in the final frame. ADAM OSCZEVSKI INTERVIEW
4:00 game - Salmon Arm Silverbacks vs. Langley Rivermen 'Backs 4 Rivermen 2 Andrew Farny scored the first goal of the 2014-15 BCHL season and later assisted on the game-winner while Angus Redmond made 33 saves for the win. BRANDON WEST INTERVIEW
3:30 Game - Vernon Vipers vs. Cowichan Valley Capitals Vipers 2 Caps 0 A scoreless deadlock was broken up by Thomas Aldworth at 7:09 of the third period with Riley Brandt adding the insurance just over a minute later. Danny Todosychuk made 13 saves for his second career BCHL shutout.
5:30 game - Surrey Eagles vs. Salmon Arm Silverbacks
6:00 game - Merritt Centennials vs. Chilliwack Chiefs