Down 3-0 and 25 minutes away from a sixth straight defeat, the Langley Rivermen rattled off five straight goals to get back in the win column.
The junior A hockey club was in Port Alberni facing the Alberni Valley Bulldogs on Sunday afternoon, their final stop on a road trip which saw them hit the ice three times in less than 72 hours.
After the host ’Dogs jumped to the 3-0 lead, the Rivermen power play got the team back in the contest as Dominic Franco and Justin Szeto scored man advantage markers less than three minutes apart before the second intermission.
And Langley completed the comeback as Ryan Barrow, Justin Fregona and Matthew Graham all scored in a 4:08 span in the latter half of the third period. The Bulldogs did get within one with their third power play goal of the game will just under two minutes to play, but Graham iced the victory with an empty-netter.
In the Rivermen’s other two games this weekend, they lost 9-3 in Powell River to the Kings on Friday and were edged 4-3 in Nanaimo by the Clippers the next night.
Franco, Adam Sinclair and Torrin White scored in the first game while Fregona, Max Kaufman and White bulged the twine the next night.
The Rivermen host the Penticton Vees (Nov. 20) and Trail Smoke Eaters (Nov. 21) at the Langley Events Centre.