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Chiefs end Rivermen streak
A pair of streaks came to an end involving the Langley Rivermen and Chilliwack Chiefs.
The Chiefs scored a 3-0 victory on Oct. 16 at the Langley Events Centre, snapping a six-game losing streak. The Rivermen came into the junior A contest having won six straight themselves.
But Langley couldn't buy a goal against the Chiefs, as goaltender Josh Halpenny stopped all 26 shots he faced.
Chilliwack scored twice in a 2:02 span in the first period with former Rivermen forward Ben Butcher netting the first, and Carter Cochrane doubling the lead with a power-play strike.
Zach Diamontoni made it 3-0 in the final minute of play.
Brock Crossthwaite stopped 27 shots in the loss.
Chilliwack enjoyed a big advantage in power-play opportunities as they went 1-for-9 with the man advantage while the Rivermen were blanked in their three chances.
The loss drops Langley's record to 9-4-0-1, which puts them in top spot of the BCHL's Mainland Division. By comparison, the win was just the second of the season for the Chiefs, who are in the Mainland Division basement at 2-7-1-1.
The Rivermen are back in action with a pair of games this weekend.
They host the Penticton Vees on Oct. 19 at 7:15 p.m. and then play a matinee
against the Prince George Spruce Kings on Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. Both games are at the LEC.
And fans are asked to bring non-perishable food donations for the Langley Food Bank to the Penticton game as part of the BCHL Five Hole for Food challenge.
Each of the 16 teams in the league are competing to see which team can collect the most donations for their community food bank.
The first BCHL team to take part, the Nanaimo Clippers, collected 2,352 pounds of food.