The Langley Rivermen capped off an impressive past few weeks with a milestone victory on Friday night in Wenatchee. On Sunday afternoon, their impressive six game winning streak ended at the hands of the Merritt Centennials. They will make one last trip to Chilliwack on Wednesday before returning home to the Lodge to take on the Coquitlam Express on Saturday.
The trip south of the border to Wenatchee proved to be a big evening for the organization. Langley dominated the night against the Wild, going on to take a 6-2 win. The victory was Head Coach Bobby Henderson’s 200th career BCHL regular season win, their sixth win in a row, and clinched the Rivermen a spot in the 2019 BCHL Playoffs. This will be the seventh consecutive season that the Riv have made the playoffs. The team was led by Chase Pletzke with two goals and Garrett Daly with a goal and an assist. Ethan Leyh and Trevor Ayre each had two assists. AJ Hodges and Christophe Tellier provide the tallies for the Wild.
The win streak came to an end with a visit to Merritt in a 4-1 loss to the Centennials on Sunday. Pletzke once again led the Rivermen offense, scoring the lone goal for the road side. Nicholas Wicks paved the way for the Centennials, potting two goals.
The meeting with the Chilliwack Chiefs on Wednesday will be the final time these two teams face off against each other in the regular season. Chilliwack (34-12-1-0) currently holds down first place in the Mainland Division. On Saturday night the Rivermen return home to battle the Coquitlam Express, this also being the final time these teams meet. The Express (25-19-2-2) are in third place in the Mainland Division, only five points ahead of Langley (24-22-1-0). The Rivermen lead the season series 6-1 over Coquitlam.
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