Trenciansky thwarts Chiefs repeatedly in backstopping Langley's OT win
Saturday, October 3, 2015 - Submitted by BCHL Media
Nick Trenciansky made 22 saves in the third period and overtime and 45 for the game, allowing the Langley Rivermen to claim a 3-2 road victory over the Chilliwack Chiefs.
Matty Saharchuk's unassisted tally in double overtime was the winner for Langley. Justin Fregona opened the scoring for the Rivermen early in the second but Vimal Sukumaran tied it on the power play, with his league-best ninth of the season.
Jesse Lansdell put the Chiefs ahead in the third but Dominic Franco's power-play marker sent it to OT where Saharchuk won it with 47 seconds left in the second extra session.
Goals 19 seconds apart in the third period from Kylar Hope and Garrett Forster allowed the West Kelowna Warriors to come back and hand the Wenatchee Wild their first loss of the season, a 4-2 decision in West Kelowna. After Kyle Marino opened the scoring in the first, Brendan Harris and Mike Coyne each scored on the man advantage in the second to put the Wild ahead. Hope and Forster tallied in quick succession in the third and a shorthanded Liam Blackburn goal sealed the deal. The Wild had just two shots in the third.
Matt Hudie's third-period goal was the final tally of the game as the visiting Cowichan Valley Capitals and Coquitlam Express skated to a 3-3 draw. The Express were up 3-1 midway through the second after goals by Austin McIlmurray and Jackson Cressey. But Patrick Geary had a quick reply in the second and Hudie tied it int the third. Geary and McIlmurray had swapped goals in the first as well. Storm Phaneuf made 31 saves for the Caps while Tyger Howat stopped 27 for Coquitlam.
Gavin Rauser and Curtis McCarrick scored twice each, helping the Powell River Kings to a 5-1 home win over the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. Rauser and McCarrick scored in short order late in the first and early in the second with Kyle Betts shorthanded effort making it 5-0 after two. Jordan Sandhu had the 'Dogs goal early in the third but Stefan Wornig stopped the other 27 shots for the win.
Josh Blanchard and Josh Laframboise scored 28 seconds apart in the first and Marcus Mitchell and Ross Heidt tallied 2:19 apart in the second paving the way for a Salmon Arm Silverbacks 5-2 home win over the Trail Smoke Eaters. Evan MacEachern and Max Newton had Smokies power-play goals to get within two but Nick Hutchison capped the night with an empty-netter late.
Devin Brosseau had four assists, giving him a BCHL-best 16 on the season, to lead the Nanaimo Clippers to a 5-2 home win over the Vernon Vipers. He set up Will Reilly for an early power-play marker and then assisted on Chris Dodero's winner late in the second. That was after Joe Cipollone got Vernon on the board and Lucas Finner had converted a penalty shot to give Nanaimo the lead back. Brosseau was in on third-period tallies by Matt Hoover and Corey Renwick as well. Riley Brandt had the other Vernon goal. Jonathan Reinhart made 31 saves for the win.
Dixon Bowen scored both his goals, 4:01 apart in the second and sandwiching a Jason Lavallee goal, to lift the Penticton Vees to a 5-2 road win over the Prince George Spruce Kings. Dante Fabbro opened the scoring early in the first but Adam Brubacher replied with his first of two not long after. Bowen's second marker made it 4-1 before Brubacher got PG back within a pair. Ben Brar had a goal for the Vees in the third to ice the game. Zach Driscoll made 22 saves for the win in his BCHL debut.
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