On Saturday night the Langley Rivermen were looking to return the favour to the Chilliwack Chiefs and try and spoil the home opener for the Chiefs at the Prospera Centre.
Chilliwack would lead 1-0 midway through the opening frame on a harmless shot towards Bo Didur which deflected off his pads and found the back of the net.
In the 2nd period, the Chiefs found themselves in some penalty trouble. On the 5 on 3, Rivermen’s Ryan Barrow would redirect the puck in front, off a Cam Ginnetti slap shot and tie things up at 1-1 heading into the final frame of regulation.
Chilliwack found themselves in early penalty trouble in the 3rd and that sparked yet another power play goal as Barrow was credited with his 2nd of the game. Francis Boie would get his first of the season and his first goal in a Rivermen jersey making it 3-1.
With the goaltender pulled for the extra attacker, Langley’s Boie would bury one into the back of the empty net and ice this one for the Rivermen with a 4-1 final.
The win improves the Rivermen’s record to 2-1-0-0 and it is the 2nd straight win for Langley.
It will be a tough contest for the Langley Rivermen when they play their first game of the Bauer BCHL Showcase against the Penticton Vees. The Vees are always one of the top teams in the league and have been for years so this will be a great test for the Rivermen early in the season.
The early morning action gets going at 10 am on Thursday September 22 at the Prospera Centre in Chilliwack and you can catch all the action on our FREE Audio Only Channel at mixlr.com/langley-rivermenor watch the game on Fasthockey.com beginning with the pregame show at 9:50 am.
As for now, you’re up to date. See you at the rink.