The Silverbacks (3-1-1-0) meet their first Island Division team this morning at 10a.m., the Alberni Valley Bulldogs (1-3-0-0) as the ‘Backs play their second of two regular season games at the Bauer BCHL Showcase at Chilliwack.
The Silverbacks opened the event yesterday by losing 3-2 to the Langley Rivermen.
Neither team found the back of the net in the first frame, with the Rivermen outshooting the Silverbacks 13-10.
Jared Turcotte scored the games first goal, a power-play marker from Elijiah Barriga at 11:26 of the second period. Turcotte of Moor Park, California and first season Silverback with his second goal in his first five games.
The Rivermen tied the game less than three minutes later and on the power-play with Cam Coutre off for boarding. And with 85 seconds remaining in the middle period Langley took it’s first lead, 2-1 after 40 minutes. The ‘Backs outshot the Rivermen 10-9 and Langley lead 22-20 on the shot clock into the final frame.
The Rivermen began the third period by going ahead 3-1 at 4:38.
But at 8:56, defenceman Brett Stewart fired a shot past Rivermen starter Nickolas Trenciansky. Stewart’s second goal of the season, from Carson Bolduc and Taro Hirose. Then third power-play goal in the game got the Silverbacks within one, 3-2.
The Rivermen outshot the ‘Backs 8-7 in the third period and 30-27 Langley lead on the shot clock overall. Angus Redmond made 27 saves in the team’s first loss of the season.
The Bulldogs lost 4-1 to the Penticton Vees yesterday at the Showcase as well as, the Merritt Centennials scored four goals in the third to come back and win 5-3 over the Surrey Eagles.
Brett Stewart of the Silverbacks, spent the past two seasons with the Bulldogs. The 19-year-old scored 15 goals and 45 points in 95 games.
After the Bauer BCHL Showcase, the Silverbacks next game action isn’t until Friday, October 2nd when they will host the BCHL’s newest team, the Wenatchee Wild at 7p.m. at the Shaw Centre in Salmon Arm. That game will be the first of a five game home stand which will wrap on Sunday, October 11th at the versus the Prince George Spruce Kings.
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