Kevin Wall leads Chilliwack Chiefs past West Kelowna Warriors

Kevin Wall leads Chilliwack Chiefs past West Kelowna Warriors

The BCHL-best Chiefs earned a big 5-1 road win Tuesday night at Royal LePage Place in Kelowna.

Kevin Wall had a four-point night Tuesday as his Chilliwack Chiefs walloped the West Kelowna Warriors by a 5-1 count in a mid-week BCHL matchup at Royal LePage Place.

Wall collected two goals and two helpers. His 11 goals leads the entire league and the New York native is within one point of Merritt’s Bradley Cocca and Penticton’s David Silye for the BCHL points lead (22).

The Chiefs out-shot the Warriors 46-34 in a dominant road performance.

Wall opened the scoring late in the first period.

After West K’s Max Bulawka tied the game on a power play early in the middle frame, Chiefs rookie Will Dow-Kenny restored Chilliwack’s lead, collecting his first junior A goal.

Wall scored short-handed 65 seconds into period three and another rookie blueliner, Colton Kitchen, wrapped up the scoring at 8:50.

Harrison Blaisdell had three assists.

Goaltender Mathieu Caron was his usual solid self, turning aside 33 pucks to earn his league-leading 12th win of the season. The Abbotsford native has played a BCHL-high 947 minutes early in the 2018-19 campaign, 189 more than the next busiest goaltender, Victoria’s Kurtis Chapman.

Chilliwack improved their league-leading record to 12-4-0-0 and expanded their Mainland division lead to four points over the second place Coquitlam Express.

They have a pair of tough road games this weekend. They visit the Trail Smoke Eaters (7-3-2-1) Friday and roll into Penticton Saturday to face the Vees (7-4-0-1).

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