Chilliwack Chiefs

Mathieu Caron blanks Prince George for a second time in BCHL pod action

After two rough outings, the veteran goalie bounced back to shut out PG 2-0 Thursday

After back to back losses to Prince George and Merritt Monday and Wednesday night, the Chilliwack Chiefs got back in the win column with a shutout of the Spruce Kings Thursday.

Here’s the latest from the BCHL club as they host pod games at the Chilliwack Coliseum.


APRIL 12 – Chilliwack 3 at Prince George 5

The Chiefs out shot the Spruce Kings 28-17, but PG’s Jordan Fairlie out-dueled Chilliwack’s Mathieu Caron in the battle of the netminders.

PG winger Carter Cochrane opened the scoring late in the first period and his team led 1-0 through 20 minutes. A power play goal by Chilliwack’s Tanner Andrew knotted the score at 8:34 of period two, but Prince George regained the lead at 17:24 on a goal by Nick Rheaume.

The Quebec kid struck again early in period three to give his crew a 3-1 lead.

An Ethan Bowen tally at 7:33 cut it to 3-2, and was answered 74 seconds later with a shorthanded goal by PG forward Rowan Miller.

Chilliwack got within a goal again at 12:09, with Andrew collecting his second of the game, but with Caron on the bench for the extra attacker, Cochrane iced the game with a last-minute empty netter.

Three stars were Rheaume (first), Cochrane (second) and Andrew (third).


APRIL 14 – Merritt 5 at Chilliwack 4

A similar story Wednesday night as Chilliwack out shot Merritt 34-20, but lost by a goal.

The teams traded first period tallies in this one, with Chiefs speedster Brett Rylance scoring shorthanded at 7:17 and Zack Dallazanna replying at 16:45.

The game turned in the second period, starting with a Merritt power play goal by Jerzy Orchard at 2:24. That was followed by a Jake McLean goal at 13:53 to give the Centennials a 3-1 lead. Chilliwack’s Tanner Andrew struck with an even-strength marker at 16:05, but that was answered 73 seconds later with an unassisted effort by Merritt’s Brandon Dent and the Cents led 4-2 through 40 minutes.

Matteo Pecchia pushed Merritt’s advantage to 5-2 at 7:40 of the final frame, then the Centennials hung on for dear life.

Liam Tanner scored for Chilliwack at 8:45 and Cameron Johnson got the Chiefs within one at 14:45.

Chilliwack goaltender Mathieu Caron was pulled twice for an extra attacker, first at 17:50 and again at 19:49. But the Chiefs couldn’t slip another puck past Merritt goaltender Josh Dias.

The three stars were McLean (first), Dent (second) and Rylance (third).


APRIL 15 – Chilliwack 2 at Prince George 0

Mathieu Caron put a pair of tough games behind him and blanked the Spruce Kings for the second time in this pod season.

The Abbotsford product turned aside 16 shots for the win while Chilliwack popped one puck past PG stopper Aaron Trotter.

Ray Fust was the only one to beat him, scoring at 15:52 of period one.

The second Chiefs goal came from Tanner Andrew, who put one into an empty net with Trotter pulled and three seconds left in the game.

The three stars were Fust (first), Andrew (second) and Caron (third).

RELATED: Chilliwack Chiefs roster rundown: Veteran additions lead the D

RELATED: Chilliwack Chiefs fans filling the Chilliwack Coliseum with cardboard cutouts


Like us on

BCHLChilliwack Chiefs

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Ripy Jubbal of Abbotsford has received a 30-month jail sentence for the fraudulent use of credit cards and credit card data. (Facebook photo)
Abbotsford woman sentenced for $80K in fraudulent credit card purchases

Ripy Jubbal and spouse used identities of 19 different victims, court hears

A woman in the Harrison Mills area was attacked by a cougar on Tuesday, May 4. (File photo)
UPDATE: 2 cougars killed following attack in Harrison Mills

Attack victim remains in hospital in stable condition

Abbotsford graphic designer pitches Flyers rebrand for AHL team

Alex Svarez suggests new affiliate team turns back the clock and brings back Flyers moniker

Mike Haire, a former vice-principal at W. A. Fraser Middle School in Abbotsford, began court proceedings on Monday, May 3 in New Westminster for two child pornography offences.
Trial paused for former Abbotsford vice-principal charged with child porn

Judge reserves decision on admissibility of evidence against Mike Haire

Abbotsford’s Jake Virtanen is now under investigation from the Vancouver Police Department following sexual misconduct allegations. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Vancouver police investigating sexual misconduct claims against Canucks’ Jake Virtanen

Abbotsford native remains on leave with the Vancouver Canucks following recent allegations

Jose Marchand prepares Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination doses at a mobile clinic for members of First Nations and their partners, in Montreal, Friday, April 30, 2021. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization is coming under fire after contradicting the advice Canadians have been receiving for weeks to take the first vaccine against COVID-19 that they’re offered. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Trudeau says he is glad he got AstraZeneca, vaccines are only way out of pandemic

‘The most important thing is to get vaccinated with the first vaccine offered to you’

B.C.’s provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Dip in COVID-19 cases with 572 newly announced in B.C.

No new deaths have been reported but hospitalized patients are up to 481, with 161 being treated in intensive care

Solar panels on a parking garage at the University of B.C. will be used to separate water into oxygen and hydrogen, the latter captured to supply a vehicle filling station. (UBC video)
UBC parkade project to use solar energy for hydrogen vehicles

Demonstration project gets $5.6M in low-carbon fuel credits

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

FILE – A student arrives at school as teachers dressed in red participate in a solidarity march to raise awareness about cases of COVID-19 at Ecole Woodward Hill Elementary School, in Surrey, B.C., on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. ‘should be able to’ offer 1st dose of COVID vaccine to kids 12+ by end of June: Henry

Health Canada authorized the vaccine for younger teens this morning

A woman wears a face mask and shield to curb the spread of COVID-19 while walking in North Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. CDC updates info, acknowledging small respiratory droplets can spread COVID-19

Large droplets, not aerosols had been fixture of public health messaging for many months

A picture of Shirley Ann Soosay was rendered from a postmortem photographer and circulated on social media. (DDP graphic)
B.C. genealogist key to naming murder victim in decades-old California cold case

In July 1980, Shirley Ann Soosay was raped and stabbed to death

Mary Kitagawa was born on Salt Spring Island and was seven years old when she was interned along with 22,000 B.C. residents in 1942. (B.C. government video)
B.C. funds health services for survivors of Japanese internment

Seniors describe legacy of World War II displacement

Most Read