Rivermen Defeat Top Team in Divison

Riv_GAME-RECAP_RMsiteTwo second period goals and some stellar goaltending was what the Langley Rivermen needed, as they came away with a big 2-0 win in Prince George on Thursday night.

Forwards Brendan Gulka and Hunter Anderson scored less than two minutes apart and Bo Didur turned aside all 39 shots for his first career BCHL shutout.

“Bo was outstanding,” said Assistant Coach Kurt Astle. “We went through a couple of lulls where he made some key saves to keep the momentum going and kept us in the game.”

After a scoreless first period, Langley would find their groove in the second, thanks to a nice feed from Gage Torrel, who picked up his team leading eighth point of the season, finding Brendan Gulka to make it 1-0 for the Rivermen. On the next shot on goal, Hunter Anderson would score his first of the season past Alex Brooks-Pots, making it 2-0 Langley.

“We’ve been harping on playing a full sixty minutes and this is as close as it gets for us this season,” said Astle. “Our defense really dictated the play – we got pucks out early, got them to the forwards and our team defense was great.”

Langley also played a much more discipline game, taking only four minor penalties, not allowing the high powered Prince George offense to find a rhythm.

“Our line played really well tonight,” said Hunter Anderson. “I got a feed right in the middle and just put it home. It felt good to finally get on the score sheet.”

The Rivermen will look for the sweep as they’re back at it tomorrow against the very same Spruce Kings, who still lead the Mainland Division. Puck drop is at 7:00PM. Langley’s next home game is Wednesday, October 15 when they host the Surrey Eagles. All games can be seen on www.FastHockey.com and heard on Mixlr radio.

NOTES: Shots on Goal: PG 39 – LAN 24. Powerplay: LAN 0-3, PG 0-4. Saves/Shots: LAN – Bo Didur 39/39 (W), PG – Alex Brooks-Pots 22/24 (L). Three Stars: 1st: LAN Bo Didur, 2nd: LAN Hunter Anderson, 3rd: PG Adam Clements.

For details visit www.LangleyRivermen.com

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