Chilliwack Chiefs take down Langley Rivermen in BCHL matinee

The Chiefs got goals from Cole Donhauser, Skyler Brind’Amour and Jacques Bouquot in a 3-1 win.

No Harrison Blaisdell. No Kevin Wall. No problem for the Chilliwack Chiefs, who dispatched the Langley Rivermen 3-1 in a rare Wednesday afternoon matinee at Prospera Centre.

Despite missing its top two scorers (Wall to suspension, Blaisdell to the World Junior A Challenge) Chilliwack carried on its season-long dominance of its Mainland division rivals, beating Langley for the sixth time in six meetings.

The home team improved to 23-9-0-0, leap-frogging Prince George to regain first place in the BCHL and Mainland division standings. (note – that may have changed Wednesday night as Prince George hosted Vernon after Progress press deadlines).

The Chiefs opened the scoring just 66 seconds in on a goal by Cole Donhauser. Matt Holmes set him up, collecting a puck below the end line and feeding a backhand pass into the left faceoff circle.

Donhauser ripped a top-shelf shot over Langley goalie Braedon Fleming for his 10th of the year.

The Rivermen drew even, briefly, at 14:06 when Benjamin Perkins deflected a Garrett Daly point shot past Chiefs netminder Nolan Hildebrand for his first career BCHL goal.

But Skyler Brind’Amour restored the lead on a Chilliwack power play just 79 seconds later.

Holmes swooped behind the Langley net and delivered the puck into the blue paint for Brind’Amour to whack past Fleming.

The Chiefs expanded their lead in the middle frame on another power play, with Jacques Bouquot collecting his first BCHL goal.

No. 27 camped in the blue paint and banged in a backhand centering pass from Donhauser.

That goal wrapped up the scoring. Langley went quietly to their fate as the teams played out a sleepy third period.

The three stars were Bouquot (first), Donhauser (second) and Will Dow-Kenny (third).

The Energy Player of the Game was Slipec.

The Chiefs host Powell River Saturday night (7 p.m.) and Trail Sunday afternoon (2 p.m.)

Just Posted

Agassiz bus driver’s seatbelt petition heads to Ottawa

Gary Lillico is hoping his one-month petition will make a mark on the House of Commons

Terry Fox Run volunteer organizer needed for Chilliwack

An ‘astounding’ $367,000 has been raised at the Chilliwack event over the years, say run officials

Lower than normal snowpack means low flood hazard for Chilliwack

Low risk is barring any prolonged heat or rain, which might change things

Four years in jail for Langley, Maple Ridge scissor robber

Ryan Korte also guilty of a Chilliwack vehicle theft for which he received eight months

Man dead after motorcycle crash in Hope, police watchdog says

Thursday’s crash is still being investigated by the IIO

Jeep totalled, four young people in hospital, after single-vehicle crash in Surrey

Mounties have not ruled out any possible factors in what led to the overnight crash

Update: 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

Kelowna RCMP interrogation video brings home reality in ‘visceral way’: former TRC chairman

Video of Mountie interrogating young Indigenous woman disclosing sexual abuse under fire

Canada’s parole officers say correctional system has reached breaking point

About half of Canada’s federal parole officers work inside penitentiaries and correctional institutions

Montreal researchers create audible hockey puck for visually impaired players

Three years ago, Gilles Ouellet came up with the idea for a puck that makes a continuous sound

Cloverdale Rodeo competition promises to be a ‘nail-biter’ this weekend

New challengers giving returning champions a run for their money

Former B.C. Greyhound bus drivers head to Penticton for goodbye party

Big bash runs until Sunday, funded by drink cans left behind on busses over the years

Boy, 12, arrested after allegedly pulling a knife on another child at a Surrey park

The child was later released into his parents’ custody as Surrey RCMP continue their investigation

Full-scale search underway for missing kayaker on Okanagan Lake

Kelowna Paddle Centre member Zygmunt Janiewicz, 71, failed to return from his ‘daily kayak’ on the lake

Most Read