Prince George Spruce Kings forward Ben Poisson rubbed Langley Rivermen puck carrier Jason O’Neill out along the boards Sunday afternoon at the Langley Events Centre.

Rivermen rolling into Christmas

The Langley Rivermen gave their fans an early Christmas present over the weekend.

There was free admission to all three of the Rivermen’s home games at the Langley Events Centre as part of the team’s annual “Rivmas” promotion.

And the ’Men gave their fans plenty to cheer about, beating the Powell River Kings on Friday, Coquitlam Express on Saturday, and Prince George Spruce Kings on Sunday afternoon.

Scores were 4-3 in double overtime against Powell River (Adam Sinclair tallied the OT winner 47 seconds into the second extra period), 5-2 over Coquitlam, and 5-1 versus Prince George.

It’s been a terrific December for Langley’s junior A hockey team, which has rolled to a 4-0-1 record this month, going into the Christmas break.

The Rivermen’s record is a solid 21-13-1.

It’s been a challenge trying to keep pace with the top two teams in the B.C. Hockey League’s Mainland Division, however.

The first place Chilliwack Chiefs are 23-7-1-3 while the second place Wenatchee Wild are 21-10-3-2.

The Rivermen sit in third place in the six-team division, four points back of the Wild and eight ahead of fourth-place Coquitlam (15-16-1-4).

The Rivermen have a break in their holiday schedule and don’t play again until Wednesday, Dec. 30, when they travel to Chilliwack’s Prospera Centre to take on the front-running Chiefs.

The ’Men’s first game of 2016 is Jan. 3 when they host Prince George at the LEC, with a 3 p.m. opening puck drop.

ICE CHIPS: Rivermen forward Justin Fregona and goaltender Bo Didur helped Team Canada West win gold at the World Jr. A Challenge tournament.

Canada West scored twice in the third period to edge Russia 2-1 in the gold medal game, played Saturday in Cobourg, Ont.

 

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