Langley Rivermen battled back from a three-goal, third-period deficit to defeat Powell River Kings at George Preston Arena on Saturday, March 25.
In the penultimate BC Hockey League (BCHL) game for each team on the 2022/2023 regular season schedule, both had stretches of offensive dominance.
Kings’ forward Noah Eyre opened the scoring with the only goal of the first period, which was equalled by the Rivermen at 13:30 of period two.
Powell River took the lead before intermission with three straight goals in the span of two minutes from Anthony Yu, Alex Sandhu and the team’s leading scorer Karter McNarland (16 goals, 29 assists, 45 points in 53 games).
Kings held the lead through the first half of the third period, until the Rivermen capitalized on a power play with 9:04 remaining in the game. The goal ignited the home team, leading to three more goals in the next six minutes, including the eventual game winner on another power play, and a 5-4 win.
Will Jones had a trio of assists for Powell River. Cameron Symons, Parker Lalonde, Ryder Ringor, Turner Richards and Eyre helped set up one goal each.
The road trip, and the regular season, concludes this afternoon in Coquitlam.