Rivermen Fall in Overtime to Spruce Kings

Riv_GAME-RECAP_RMsiteChad Staley scored twice including the overtime winner as the Prince George Spruce Kings defeated the Langley Rivermen 4-3 in overtime on Friday.

The Rivermen were led by captain Kevan Kilistoff, who scored twice and added an assist as Langley wrapped up their fifth game in seven days.

The Rivermen trailed late in the third period when Kilistoff tied it up on the man advantage with 57 seconds remaining to force overtime. Langley picks up three of a possible four points in back-to-back games in Prince George.

“We felt like we battled back in the last minute to tie it up,” said Associate Coach Jon Calvano. “We had some moments in the game where we didn’t have any push and we paid for that in overtime.”

Kilistoff opened the scoring, finding the back of the net less than a minute into the game. Will Cook scored the other goal for Langley. Forward Evan Anderson contributed with two assists.

Justin Rai scored his league leading ninth goal of the season and Braiden Epp also scored for the Spruce Kings, who lead the Mainland Division with 13 points.

“We’ve played 8 games so far and we’ve seen the good things and a lot of things we need to work on but it’s a long season ahead of us,” said Calvano.

The Rivermen’s next game is on Wednesday, October 15 when they host the Surrey Eagles at 7:00PM at the Langley Events Centre.

NOTES: Shots on Goal: LAN 32 – PG 32. Powerplay: LAN 1-4, PG 1-3. Saves/Shots: LAN – Bo Didur 28/32 (L), PG – Alex Brooks-Pots 29/32 (W). Three Stars: 1st: PG Marco Ballarin, 2nd: LAN Kevan Kilistoff, 3rd: PG Raymond Grewal.

For details visit www.LangleyRivermen.com

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