The Langley Rivermen are rolling through the pre-season thus far, following their home-and-home sweep of the Coquitlam Express last weekend.
The Rivermen and Express met last Friday and Saturday night, with the â€™Men coming away with 8-3 victories both nights.
â€œLots of positives to take from the two games,â€ Rivermen head coach and general manager Bobby Henderson said. â€œSome of the young guys [who] we expected to play well rose to the occasion. All in all, there werenâ€™t too many guys who didnâ€™t contribute over the course of the two games.â€
The Rivermen used both their goaltenders, with Darren Martin playing Friday night and newly acquired Bo Didur starting on Saturday night.
â€œBoth were good when they had to be, especially early on,â€ said Henderson. â€œThey both showed what theyâ€™re capable of and weâ€™re very happy with what we saw out of both guys.â€
After missing most of last season, Evan Anderson looked to be back to form, finding the back of the net early in Saturdayâ€™s game.
â€œIt was good to see Evan get on the scoresheet,â€ Henderson said. â€œMatthew Graham and Zac Masson were also very solid. They displayed great work ethic, were strong on pucks, and created a lot of chances.â€
The coaching staff will have some tough decisions to make as they continue to narrow down the active roster to the 22 player league maximum before the regular season opens Sept. 19.
The Rivermen play twice more before their regular season gets underway.
The â€™Menâ€™s next exhibition game is this Friday, Sept. 12, when they visit the Surrey Eagles.
Langley wraps up its pre-season at home on Sunday, Sept. 14, as the â€™Men host Powell River.
Game time is 2 p.m. at the Langley Events Centre.