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Rivermen top Warriors in battle of division leaders
In a battle of division leaders, it was the Langley Rivermen rallying for the victory over the West Kelowna Warriors.
The Rivermen were down 2-0 early in the second period before rallying for the game's final three goals to win 3-2 in overtime on Saturday (Oct. 26) in BCHL junior A hockey action at the Langley Events Centre.
The Warriors (12-4-0-2) lead the Interior Division with 26 points while the Rivermen (11-5-1-1) are atop the Mainland Division with 24 points.
The winning goal came on the power play as seven seconds after the Warriors took a high-sticking penalty, Will Cook blasted home the winner.
The Warriors had jumped ahead 2-0 after taking advantage of some Rivermen penalty problems with two Langley players receiving five-minute blow to the head — and game misconducts — within a 21 second span late in the first period.
Jordan Masters made it 1-0 at 1:01 of the second period and 2:16 later, Connor Buscis doubled the lead.
But that would be all the offence West Kelowna could muster the rest of the game.
Langley captain Mitch McLain got the comeback going with a goal at the 11:51 mark of the second and then tied the score with his second of the game at 4:08 of the third.
Brock Crossthwaite made 24 saves for the victory.
It was Langley's second win of the week as on Oct. 24 they blasted the Coquitlam Express 12-2.
The Rivermen power play finished 1-for-2 while West Kelowna went 2-for-7.
Langley is back in action on Oct. 30 as they travel to Chilliwack to face the Chiefs.