Chilliwack Chiefs dump Grizzlies and Capitals

A home ice loss Friday was followed by impressive weekend wins vs Victoria and Cowichan Valley.

Last weekend got off to a bad start for the Chilliwack Chiefs, with a 3-0 home ice loss to the Prince George Spruce Kings Friday night.

But the BCHL squad turned things around in a hurry with back to back road wins over the Victoria Grizzlies and Cowichan Valley Capitals.

Daniel Chenard turned aside 28 shots Saturday as Chilliwack blanked the Grizzlies 3-0 at the Island Savings Centre.

It was the first junior A shutout for the Ontario import, who got offensive support from Harrison Blaisdell, Anthony Vincent and Wil Calverley.

Blaisdell and Vincent scored in the second period and Calverley put his into an empty net with seven seconds remaining as the Chiefs took down the second place team in the Island division.

Defenceman Bryan Allbee had two assists and Gabe Goncalves, a Mission native just called up from the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League’s Fraser Valley Thunderbirds, picked up his first junior A point with a second assist on Vincent’s goal. Goncalves scored one of his own less than 24 hours later as Chilliwack topped the Capitals 4-1. Goncalves opened the scoring 14:15 into period one, and Calverley sniped his team-leading ninth of the year 3:15 later to give his team a 2-0 lead through 20 minutes.

Cowichan Valley’s Ethan Scardina got his team on the board with a shorthanded goal 8:12 into period two, but Skyler Brind’Amour responded for Chilliwack at 9:26.

Tommy Lee iced the game with a third period empty netter. Mathieu Caron got the start in goal, turning aside 22 of 23 shots.

Allbee picked up two more assists, giving him 14 points in 18 outings.

The Chiefs are home tonight for a big showdown with the Interior conference leading Vernon Vipers (12-4-0-2).

Just Posted

Drugs and cash seized by Chilliwack RCMP

One man was arrested and drugs were seized in the early hours of Oct. 12, police said

Heavy turnout at advance poll in Chilliwack

Some voters waited as long as two hours

Around the BCHL: Youth trumps experience for Chilliwack and Salmon Arm

Around the BCHL is a look at goings-on in the BCHL and the junior A world.

Retirement of Chuck Stam brought out kind words and fond goodbyes

Tuesday was the last council meeting for a councillor who has served Chilliwack for almost 20 years

Chilliwack City Watch member helps RCMP catch drunk driver

Volunteer flagged down officer after watching vehicle driving erratically on Yale Road

Mellow opening to B.C.’s only legal pot shop

About five people lined up early for the opening of the BC Cannabis Store in Kamloops.

B.C. teens fined for possession of pot on legalization day

The pair received $230 fines for smoking pot in public

Trio of Saint Bernard find their ‘forever home’ after story goes viral

Edmonton Humane Society had put out the call to adopt Gasket, Gunther and Goliath

Nurses deliver 24,000 anti-violence postcards to B.C. Health Minister

Nurses delivered thousands of postcards to the front steps of the B.C. legislature, each carrying a message for violence prevention

Openly gay, female priest of B.C. church defying norms

Andrea Brennan serves Fernie at pivotal time in church’s history

Nova Scotia works to stop underage online cannabis sales

The government cannabis retailer moves to prevent workaround of online-age verification

Foster care is ‘superhighway to homelessness,’ B.C. youth advocate says

Katherine McParland grew up in foster care and lived on the streets

Carr, Morneau off to China next month to deepen commerce

Carr says Canada and China aren’t embarking on formal free trade talks

Edmonton girl guide sells out of cookies in front of cannabis store

On the first day cannabis was legal a young entrepreneur capitalized on cookie sales

Most Read