The Langley Rivermen will play the final two regular season games this weekend as they visit the Surrey Eagles on Friday and head down the road to Chilliwack to take on the Chiefs on Sunday. The Rivermen enter this weekend following an exciting trip up to Kitimat for the BCHL Road Show, where they split a two-game set with the Prince George Spruce Kings.
After dropping the first game up north 5-1 in which Daniel O’Neill scored the lone Riv goal, the second game proved to be the barn burner that the folks in Kitimat were there to see. Prince George left winger Carter Cochrane opened the scoring in the first, a lead which they held until Sean Bunting evened the score in the third period. Hunter McCoy fired a beauty into the back of the net in overtime to secure the 2-1 victory for the Rivermen. Jake Livingstone had two assists and Braedon Fleming stopped 20 shots in the win.
The two points earned also secured a fourth-place finish in the Mainland Division for Langley and a date with the top seed Coquitlam Express in the first round of the 2020 Shaw BCHL Playoffs. Here is the schedule for the first round:
Game 1: Friday, February 28 at 7:00 pm in Coquitlam
Game 2: Sunday, March 1 at 7:00 pm in Coquitlam
Game 3: Tuesday, March 3 at 7:15 pm in Langley
Game 4: Wednesday, March 4 at 7:15 pm in Langley
Game 5: Friday, March 6 at 7:15 pm in Coquitlam *
Game 6: Saturday, March 7 at 7:15 pm in Langley *
Game 7: Monday, March 9 at 7:15 pm in Coquitlam *
Playoff tickets are ON SALE NOW! Visit HappsNow to secure your seats for Games 3 and 4 at the Lodge. Game times for this weekend are 7:00 pm at South Surrey Arena on Friday and 2:00 pm at the Chilliwack Coliseum 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.