The Langley Rivermen saw first hand how tough it was to keep up with one of the leagues best in a tough 5-0 loss. The Rivermen played a fantastic first period, keeping up with the Kings stride for stride. Barr was great in the pipes in his first career start stopping all nine shots he faced. The second frame was a different story and that where the Kings flicked the switch and took it to the Rivermen. Jarryd Leung scored just over the eleven minute mark to open up the scoring on a scramble in front of Barr for his first career BCHL goal. The Rivermen were lucky to head into the locker room just down by one goal after being outshot 16-3 in that second period of play. In the third period, the Kings proved to be just to much scoring four straight times on route to a convincing win to stay undefeated on the year. Year in and year out the Kings continue to play the exact same way with their hard hitting, in your face, defense first mentality and it wears on opposing teams.
If the Rivermen play like they did in the first period for a full sixty minutes, there is no doubt in my mind that they can play with the Kings. Langley will get a chance for revenge before closing out the weekend Tomorrow afternoon at 130PM at the Hap Parker Arena.