The best-of-seven

Langley Rivermen, Wenatchee Wild in a playoff battle

Langley and Wenatchee are tied at a win apiece going into Tuesday’s game three at the George Preston Rec Centre.

The Langley Rivermen went from jubilation to sadness, all in a period of about a half hour in Wenatchee, Wash., on Sunday.

The Rivermen’s Will Campion tied the score at four goals apiece with eight seconds to go in regulation, during game two of Langley’s best-of-seven playoff series with the Wenatchee Wild.

But the Wild’s Brendan Harris dashed the Rivermen’s hopes of victory – and taking a 2-0 series lead back to Langley – when he scored 9:30 into the first overtime period to lift the Wild to victory.

After a scoreless opening frame, the Wild jumped ahead 2-0 in the second period on goals 1:22 apart from Troy Conzo and Charlie Combs.

The Rivermen owned the third period, outscoring the Wild 3-1 on  goals from Adam Sinclair and Campion during the final three minutes of play to tie the game.

Alec Capstick scored Langley’s first goal of the game at the 4:07 mark of the third period.

The Wild outshot the Rivermen 43-30.

Rivermen 4, Wild 3

Saturday at the Toyota Town Centre, Langley forward Torrin White scored the game-tying and game-winning goals in the third period, as the Rivermen erased a 3-2 lead.

Goals from Matthew Graham and Trevor Ayre staked the Rivermen to a 2-0 advantage going into the first intermission.

The Wild stormed back to tie the game at 2-2 in the second frame on goals from Blake Christensen and Mike Coyne.

Bryan Yoon scored 1:18 into the first period to give the Wild a 3-2 lead.

The ’Men responded quickly to tie the game, with White finding the net at the 3:10 mark.

White then notched the deciding goal with 3:49 remaining in the final frame.

Games three and four of the series are being played this Tuesday and Wednesday (March 8 and 9) at the George Preston Recreation Centre, both with 7 p.m. start times.

Game five is this Friday, March 11 at the GPRC, also starting at 7 p.m.

Just Posted

Giant-Hawk name swap for Major Midget League hockey teams

League leaders last year, Valley West squad starts season on the road this weekend

LETTER: Heartwarming honesty so very much appreciated

A Langley woman who attended the RCMP Musical Ride hopes a kind man reads her letter of thanks.

Suspected spill kills hundreds of crayfish, coho in Langley river

A fish kill in the Nicomekl has a biologist concerned for the health of the local ecosystem.

UPDATED: Murrayville woman runs for mayor in Langley Township

Anna Remenik has been a fixture at local council meetings in recent years.

Rams harvest sweet victory in win over Huskers

The Chilliwack team found itself pushed back again and again.

64 cats seized from ‘bad situation’ now in BC SPCA care

The surrender is part of an ongoing animal cruelty investigation with BC SPCA Special Constable

Are you feeling lazy? That’s OK – it’s just science

UBC study shows that humans are hardwired to prefer being sloth-like

LETTER: Who do we blame for the tragedy of Marissa Shen’s death?

The B.C. girl was killed in a Burnaby park last July

Competition tribunal to hear B.C.-based case on airline food starting in October

The competition commissioner argued Vancouver airport authority had exploited its market position

Seek compromise with U.S. on cannabis at border, lawyers urge Ottawa

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency sent tremors through Canada’s burgeoning cannabis sector

Trudeau says Canada wants to see ‘movement’ before signing revised NAFTA deal

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is back in Washington in search of a way to bridge divide

Young people need us to act on climate change, McKenna tells G7 ministers

Catherine McKenna led off the three-day Halifax gathering Wednesday

5 to start your day

B.C. parents sue after toddler dies in unlicensed daycare, vehicle explodes in Pitt Meadows and more

B.C. woman facing animal cruelty charges after emaciated dog seized

Kira, a Rottweiler, had kidney and bladder infections

Most Read