’Dogs take bite out of Rivermen

Langley manages just six shots over final 40 minutes, fall 4-1 to Alberni Valley

A poor final 40 minutes cost the Langley Rivermen.

Tied 1-1 with the visiting Alberni Valley Bulldogs, the Rivermen surrendered the game’s final three goals — while being out-shot 32-6 in the process — to fall 4-1 on Saturday night (Oct. 24) at the Langley Events Centre in BCHL junior A hockey action.

Langley had a 12-8 shot advantage after the opening period, and the score was tied at one as the Bulldogs’ Josh Adkins and Rivermen’s Matthew Graham traded goals.

But Adkins scored the lone goal in the second and then completed his hat trick midway through the third. Liam Conrad rounded out the scoring into the empty net.

The loss drops Langley’s record to 9-6-0-0 and they sit in third place in the Mainland Division.

The Rivermen have a pair of home games this week, Friday against the Coquitlam Express (7:15 p.m.) and a Sunday matinee (3 p.m.) against the Surrey Eagles.