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Rivermen edge Chiefs 4-3
A late third period goal from Matt Ustaski turned out to be the winner as the Langley Rivermen won their third straight game, 4-3 over the Chilliwack Chiefs.
Ustaski made it 4-2 with just over three minutes remaining in the BCHL junior A hockey game on Oct. 30 at Chilliwack's Prospera Centre.
And the goal turned out to be huge as 47 seconds later, the Chiefs' Kurt Black made it 4-3.
But that would be as close as the Chiefs would get as goaltender Brock Crossthwaite stopped 13 of the 14 shots in the third and finished with 32 saves overall.
Mitch McLain and Nathan Craft had scored first period goals for Langley with a goal from Chilliwack's Jake Hand sandwiched in between.
The Chiefs got the only goal of the second, a late period tally from Carter Cochrane.
With the score knotted at two, James Robison broke the deadlock at 4:09 of the third.
Neither power play was able to strike with the man advantage with the Chiefs failing in five opportunities and the Rivermen getting blanked in their three chances.
Langley did outshoot Chilliwack 41-35.
The victory improves the Rivermen to a Mainland Division-leading 12-5-1-1 and their 26 points give them a four-point advantage over the second-place Prince George Spruce Kings.
The Spruce Kings face the Rivermen at the LEC on Nov. 2. Game time is 7:15 p.m.
Chilliwack is last in the division at 4-10-1-2 for 11 points.