All good things must come to an end and an 8 game win streak came to an abrupt halt on Friday night when the Langley Rivermen hosted the Prince George Spruce Kings at the “Lodge”.
Brendan Budy opened the scoring early in the 1st period but Langley would run into a hot goaltender in PG’s Aris Anagnostopoulos who made some pretty remarkable saves changing the tide in the favor of the Spruce Kings who would score 5 straight before Sean Gulka was able to make it a 5-2 deficit but it was too little to late and this would end the win streak.
Langley would be looking to right the ship on Saturday night when they hosted the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in the teams final meeting of the season. The Rivermen had one thing in mind coming into this contest and that was to play a more complete team game and the team delivered.
Langley would explode early and often in the opening frame as they took a strangle hold after 20 minutes with a 4-1 lead. More of the same in the 2nd period where the Rivermen would put up another 4 spot and take a commanding lead into the final frame of regulation.
With the Rivermen in cruise control they were able to add 3 more in the 3rd and defeat the Silverbacks by a final score of 11-2.
Rookie Angus Crookshank would net his first BCHL Hat Trick and Captain Cooper Leitch added a pair in the victory. Cam Ginnetti, Gavin Payne, Zac Masson, Ryan Barrow, Brendan Budy and John Schuldt all found the score sheet in the goal category for Langley.
Yesterday, Langley began their 5 game road trip in West Kelowna against the Warriors posting a 5-3 win. The road trip continues on Thursday with the final meeting of the season in South Surrey against the Eagles and then a trip out to Chilliwack for a date with the Chiefs on Saturday night.
As for now, you’re up to date. See you at the rink.