Rivermen went into a pivotal weekend seeking two wins against the Coquitlam Express, and they got it. Defenceman Jake Livingstone was among those playing. (Langley Rivermen/Special to Black Press)

VIDEO: Rivermen back on the ice in Langley tonight

In their game against West Kelowna tonight, Langley’s junior A hockey team gets into action at 7:15.

In a double sweep over the Coquitlam Express this weekend, Langley Rivermen are now holding on to the third place spot in the junior A hockey’s Mainland division.

Earning their fourth straight win Saturday over Coquitlam, by a score of 2-1, helped seal that position – as did the game the night before, when they won a 3-2 victory over the Express in Coquitlam.

Rivermen called it a “pivotal” weekend.

In the first game, the Express went ahead early and took a 2-0 lead into the locker room after the first period.

After the break, it was all Langley as they went on to score three unanswered goals, including a power play goal from Tanner Versluis with 1:23 left in the game to secure the win.

Ryley Lanthier and Daneel Lategan also found the score sheet for the Rivermen, with Braedon Fleming making 25 saves.

And in the second game, Joshua Wildauer got Coquitlam on the board just over two minutes into the game.

Langley waited to respond until the third period, on a Jake Livingstone point shot to bring the game into overtime.

After a fast-paced extra period, the game was taken to a shootout, where goals from Mark Gallant and Chase Pletzke sealed the sweep for the Rivermen.

Shayne Battler turned in another strong outing for the Langley goaltenders, stopping 23 of 24 shots along with six more in the shootout.

The Rivermen went for their fifth straight win on Tuesday night, against West Kelowna. The results of that game were not available by press deadline.

Just Posted

Langley’s Georgia Ellenwood is Olympics bound

She has effectively qualified for the 2020 games based on international ranking

Campaign against hospital parking fees is gathering momentum: organizer

Gary Hee said the bid to eliminate ER parking fees will be his last petition campaign

United voice calls for more senior services in Aldergrove

‘The people here deserve more’ says founder of the local Seniors Resource Fair

Aldergrove’s water park opens to public at discounted rates

Though the pool remains closed, the Township has decided to charge a toonie for admission

Fraser Valley pup trained in Aldergrove co-stars in A Dog’s Journey

Film premiers this weekend, starting Friday in Canadian theatres

UPDATE: B.C. pilot killed in Honduras plane crash

The crash happened in the Roatan Islands area, according to officials

Rescue crews still searching for Okanagan kayaker last seen three days ago

71-year-old Zygmunt Janiewicz was reported missing Friday

B.C. VIEWS: Reality of our plastic recycling routine exposed

Turns out dear old China wasn’t doing such a great job

Structure fire destroys Surrey tire shop

RCMP have closed Fraser Highway down to traffic from 152 Street to 88 Avenue

Carbon dioxide at highest levels for over 2.5 million years, expert warns of 100 years of disruption

CO2 levels rising rapidly, now higher than at any point in humanity’s history

Multi-vehicle collision on highway in Chilliwack

Accident involves several vehicles, in the westbound lanes says Drive BC

Man dies after being hit by car in East Vancouver

The driver involved is cooperating with police

B.C. ferry stops to let black bear swim past near Nanaimo

Queen of Oak Bay brakes for wildlife in Nanaimo’s Departure Bay

Mother dead, child in critical condition after carbon monoxide poisoning at Shuswap campground

The woman was found unresponsive insider her tent and the youth was taken via air ambulance to hospital

Most Read