With three crucial matchups over the past week, the Langley Rivermen produced some complete team performances to come away with two wins. Carrying the momentum into the final weekend of 2019, they will look to continue their success by hosting the Alberni Valley Bulldogs and the Prince George Spruce Kings on Saturday and Sunday.
Friday night saw the Rivermen visiting a familiar foe in the Chilliwack Chiefs. After the home side took a 2-0 lead in the second, Daniel O’Neill put the Rivermen on the board shortly after to keep them within striking distance. As time wound down late in the third, Langley brought the heat. Captain Tanner Versluis tied it up with under four minutes to play, Tristan Fraser followed that up just 18 seconds later to take the lead, and Kaeden Patrick hit the empty cage to close the 4-2 victory over the rivals.
The following night saw the Riv fall 4-1 at the hands of the Surrey Eagles, but the squad regrouped and bounced back on Tuesday against the Powell River Kings. Once again, the team relied on four different goal scorers in Fraser, Jonathan Stein, Kalen Szeto, and Devin Leduc. Kristian Lyon stopped 26 of 27 shots in the 4-1 triumph.
For the final home weekend of 2019, the Rivermen have some special events planned. On Sunday, bring the family to come meet Santa Claus and join the team for a post-game skate with the players. Game time is 7:15 pm on Saturday and 2:30 pm on Sunday.
Tickets for home games can be purchased online at HappsNow.com, at the George Preston Recreation Centre “The Lodge” box office 45 minutes before puck drop, and by calling 604-229-2352 or emailing email@example.com.