Victoria Grizzlies defenceman Brett Stirling tries to escape the double team of Langley Rivermen's Zac Masson (#17) and Justin Fregona behind the net during BCHL action at the Langley Events Centre on Feb. 21.

Grizzlies use quick-strike offence to down Rivermen

Four goals in seven-minute span the difference as Victoria blanks Langley 4-0

  • Feb. 22, 2016 11:00 a.m.

Seven minutes sunk the Langley Rivermen in their home regular season finale.

The Rivermen surrendered four goals in a 7:06 span of the first period on Sunday afternoon to fall 4-0 to the Victoria Grizzlies at the Langley Events Centre.

The Langley junior A hockey club was coming off impressive back-to-back 5-1 road victories on Feb. 18 in Prince George and Feb. 20 in Coquitlam.

The results give Langley a record of 31-22-3-1 and 66 points with one game to play — on the road on Feb. 23 against the Wenatchee Wild.

The Rivermen are locked into the No. 3 seed for the BCHL’s Mainland Division and will open the BCHL playoffs on March 4 on the road.

In the win over Prince George, Adam Sinclair and Max Kaufman scored 81 seconds apart early in the third period to break open a 2-1 game against the Spruce Kings.

Matthew Graham, Justin Szeto and Torrin White had the other goals with Graham finishing with a goal and two helpers.

Nick Trenciansky stopped 33 of 34 shots in the win.

Bo Didur got the call against Coquitlam and made 20 saves for the win.

Justin Fregona and Graham led the offence with a goal and two assists apiece while White, Sinclair and Dominic Franco had one goal apiece.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

A (virtual) walk around the world by 88-year-old Langley man

George Doi says it’s simple: ‘I like walking’

New art exhibit: Fraser River as seen by the salmon

In Fort Langley gallery show, UBC prof uses photos to offer unique insight into life of sockeye

Tenor from Langley-based Trinity Western University joins Vancouver Chamber Choir

Rob Workman feels ‘blessed by these opportunities’

ELECTION: Ryan Warawa to run for BC Conservative Party in Langley East

Son of late MP Mark Warawa is former president of provincial party

QUIZ: Do you know what’s on TV?

Fall is normally the time when new television shows are released

Horgan, Wilkinson trade barbs over MSP premiums, health care at campaign stops

Horgan called a snap election for Oct. 24 earlier this week

PHOTOS: 2nd calf in a month confirmed among Southern Resident killer whale pod

Center for Whale Research said they will eagerly await to observe the calf to evaluate its health

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

97 distressed horses, cats and dogs seized from farm in Princeton

RCMP assisted as BC SPCA executed search warrant

Father hopes journey to aviation-safety program inspires hope

Former South Surrey resident Greg Sewell hasn’t given up on quest to mandate older-plane retrofits

$250K reward offered as investigation continues into Sea to Sky Gondola vandalism

Police also asking for specific footage of Sea to Sky highway around time of incident

Most Read