After playing 8 of their previous 10 games on home ice, the Rivermen will hit the road for 9 of their next 11 games, starting this Remembrance Day weekend in Prince George. In the first of two trips to the northern BC city, Langley will look to bounce back from the 1-2 record of the previous week and seek revenge against the division rival Spruce Kings.
In the first game of the past week, Langley visited the Coquitlam Express for a matinee that ended with a 4-3 victory for the Rivermen. Ethan Leyh, CJ Walker, Daneel Lategan, and Devin Leduc all provided the scoring for the victorious side. Coquitlam was led by Danny Pearson with a goal and an assist. This was the second win in three games against the Express for Langley so far this season.
The weekend that followed brought the Chilliwack Chiefs and the Vernon Vipers to the Lodge. The Chiefs beat the Rivermen 3-2 on a game winning goal by Chilliwack forward Matt Holmes with 1:01 left in the game. The Rivermen offense was paced by Mark Gallant and affiliate player Matteo Pecchia. Vernon downed Langley 5-1 the following night, with Lategan scoring the lone goal for the Riv on a tip-in from a point shot by Alec Capstick. Teddy Wooding scored 2 goals and added an assist for the Vipers.
The Spruce Kings (14-6-0-1) lie in 2nd place in the Mainland Division with 29 points, winning 4 of their last 5 games. The Rivermen (9-10-1-0) remain in 4th place with 19 points, 6 points ahead of the Surrey Eagles. Prince George currently leads the season series 2-0 on a couple of one goal victories. Langley will visit Surrey (6-16-0-1) on Friday, November 16th and then return home to host the same Eagles team the following night at the Lodge.
Game times for both Friday and Saturday night are set for 7:00pm at Rolling Mix Concrete Arena in Prince George.
Tickets for home games can be purchased 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.