Langley’s Braedon Fleming. File photo

VIDEO: Back to back wins for Langley Rivermen

The 2018-19 BCHL hockey season starts

The 2018-19 BCHL hockey season is off to a great start for the Langley Rivermen.

First, they welcomed the Penticton Vees to the George Preston Recreation Centre on Friday, Sept. 7.

James Miller got the Vees on the board early, but Rivermen Mark Gallant soon replied.

With the Vees starting a rush out of their zone, Gallant stole an errant pass and got past Penticton goaltender Jack Lafontaine.

Langley would get a second goal from Gallant before the first was over as he drove to the net to deposit a rebound from Ethan Leyh’s shot from the top of the circle.

Penticton would get one more puck past Braedon Fleming in the second period to tie the game at two but try as they might, Fleming wasn’t giving them another.

Trevor Ayre would strike early in the third (3:16 mark) as another rebound would make Penticton pay. Mark Gallant wrapped up his first career hat trick shortly after while a goal from Scoville made sure there was no coming back.

Final: Rivermen 5-2.

Then, on Saturday night, the Riv saw the Coquitlam Express come to town for what turned into a goaltender battle.

Langley’s Braedon Fleming and the Express’ Kolby Matthews put on a fantastic show as both goalies were tested early and often.

Fleming was limiting chances by reducing second chances to almost zero as his defensive core led by Captain Alec Capstick ensured he saw every puck he could.

On the other end Kolby Matthews was seeing the puck well while stopping the ample rebound opportunities that came Langley’s way.

Will Stromp finally broke the goose egg depositing a rebound that was left laying just beyond the blue paint behind Kolby Matthews.

Braedon Fleming kept putting on a show in the Rivermen goal stopping 31 total shots for his first shutout of the season while defenceman Carter Stephenson finished Coquitlam off with a hail Mary empty net goal with just over 30 seconds left in the game.

Rivermen win: 2-0.

Next up, a home game against the Chilliwack Chiefs at George Preston Recreation Centre this Friday at 7:15 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at the box office 45 minutes before puck drop or by calling 604-229-2352.

READ MORE: Rivermen, Giants drafted to NHL

READ MORE: George Preston Rec Centre ice sheet filled with pink during Rivermen’s anti-bullying event

Just Posted

Aldergrove remembers generous spirit of John Jones

Aldergrove Athletic Park soccer field to be named after community leader

VIDEO: Woman files complaint over treatment of cat with two broken legs

Ariel Johnston of Abbotsford says her pet was sent home without pain medication

VIDEO: Young Langley singer shoots to dethrone veteran musician

Winners will be announced Oct. 21 at the Hard Rock Casino, and several Langley artists are hopefuls.

Alternative radio station found for play-by-play of Giants games

Spice Radio steps in to broadcast the Langley-based hockey team’s games, when Sportnet cannot.

Mounties need help finding Langley woman

Familiy haven’t spoken to Megan Terpsma much since June 2017, and concerned for her well-being.

Watch out for Pavement Patty: Drivers warned outside B.C. elementary school

New survey reveals unsafe school zones during 2018 back-to-school week

Aldergrove Totem Nation: A Nation, A Community

Aldergrove Community Secondary School writing students talk about ‘connecting’

Update: Search called off for missing plane between Edmonton and Chilliwack

Search efforts were concentrated along the Highway 5 corridor between Valemount and Kamloops

Why Whistler for ski jumping in 2026? Calgary proposal gets pushback

Calgary 2026 proposes re-using the 2010 ski jumping venue Whistler for that sport and nordic

VIDEO: Dozens line highway as family brings home body of B.C. teen

Northern B.C. showed their support by lining Hwy 16 as Jessica Patrick’s body returned to Smithers.

Despite progress, threat of 232 tariffs dominates NAFTA negotiations

Any deal is seen to require congressional approval before Dec. 1 to survive new Mexican government

B.C. MP Todd Doherty receives award for saving man who collapsed on a plane

Conservative MP was flying from Vancouver to Prince George, B.C., in June last year

Alleged border jumper from Oregon facing 2 charges after police chase in B.C.

Colin Patrick Wilson charged with dangerous operation of motor vehicle, flight from a peace officer

More than 35 B.C. mayors elected without contest

No other candidates for mayor in the upcoming local election in 22 per cent of B.C. cities

Most Read