Offence comes up short in 2-1 loss

League's highest scoring team held to one goal in loss to Kings

Chiefs' captain Trevor Gerling pots Langley's only goal to spoil the shutout bid of Powell River Kings goalie Michael Garteig. The Kings edged the Chiefs 2-1 at the Events Centre on Saturday.

Chiefs' captain Trevor Gerling pots Langley's only goal to spoil the shutout bid of Powell River Kings goalie Michael Garteig. The Kings edged the Chiefs 2-1 at the Events Centre on Saturday.

The Powell River Kings continue to be a thorn in the Langley Chiefs side.

The Kings, who knocked Langley out of the playoffs last season and leads the BCHL in 2010-11, edged the Chiefs 2-1 on Saturday night at the Langley Events Centre.

Powell River is 5-1-1-1 against the Chiefs.

In the most recent contest, the teams were scoreless after one period, but the visitors struck twice in the middle frame on goals from Bond Hawryluk and Justin Dasilva.

Langley’s lone goal came on a third period power-play, with Trevor Gerling ruining Michael Garteig’s shutout bid. Garteig tied the league’s single-season record for shutouts, recording his seventh goose egg last week. That tied the mark held by Aldergrove’s Brad Thiessen, who also had seven shutouts in the 2005-06 season, which he split between Prince George and Merritt.

Thiessen is now an AHL all-star for the Penguins’ affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Wyatt Galley had a strong game in goal for the Chiefs, stopping 40 of the 42 shots he faced.

Langley has just three games remaining in the regular season and with 64 points, they are trying to hold off the Victoria Grizzlies for third place in the Coastal Conference.

The Grizzlies have 61 points, but have played two fewer games.