Langley Rivermen's Matt Ustaski chips the puck past Penticton Vees goaltender Hunter Miska during BCHL action at the Langley Events Centre on Oct. 19. Ustaski scored twice in the team's most recent game, a 3-2 overtime victory over the Prince George Spruce Kings.

Robinson plays OT hero as Rivermen trump Kings

Matt Ustaski scores twice, James Robinson nets OT winner as Langley rallies for 3-2 win over Prince George

For the second time in three games, the Langley Rivermen used some overtime magic to bring home two points.

And this time it came against a divisional foe in a first-place showdown for top spot in the BCHL’s Mainland Division.

The junior A Rivermen hosted the Prince George Spruce Kings on Nov. 2 at the Langley Events Centre with James Robinson notching the winner at 1:59 of the second overtime period.

Langley outshot the Spruce Kings 6-1 in overtime and 35-20 overall.

The win was the hockey club’s fourth straight and the extra point gives the Rivermen a three-point cushion over Prince George for the division lead with a game in hand as well.

Langley improved to 13-5-1-1 for 28 points while Prince George fell to 11-7-1-2.

Matt Ustaski had opened the scoring for Langley in the first period and then tied the game at two with a power play goal late in the second.

Prince George’s Jackson Wanick and Michael Iovanna had scored 4:14 apart earlier in the second.

Kevan Kilistoff, a Langley Minor Hockey Association product, had a pair of assists for the Rivermen.

Steve Myland turned aside 18 shots for the victory.

Up next for Langley is a home-and-home series against the Merritt Centennials.

The teams play Friday in Merritt at the Nicola Valley Arena and Saturday back at the LEC.

The Rivermen also play at the Surrey Eagles on Nov. 11 in a matinee at the South Surrey Arena.

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