Rivermen begin 2016 with a bang

Balanced scoring highlights Langley's first game of the new year

After ending 2015 with a narrow loss, the Langley Rivermen broke out in the new year with a seven-goal explosion as they hammered the Prince George Spruce Kings.

Seven different Langley players — Jason O’Neill, Will Campion, Matty Saharchuk, Ryan Barrow, Max Kaufman, Troy Ring and Justin Schneider — found the back of the net in the victory while Matthew Graham set up a pair of goals.

The score was 2-1 for Langley after 20 minutes but the Rivermen blew things open with a five-goal third period, including goals from Kaufman and Ring 21 seconds apart.

Bo Didur stopped 19 of the 20 shots he faced.

In the 2-1 loss to the Chiefs last week (Dec. 30) at Chilliwack’s Prospera Arena, Justin Fregona had the lone Rivermen goal.

Langley improved to 22-14-0-0 and 45 points. The Rivermen are back in Chilliwack tonight (Wednesday) for a rematch with the Mainland Division-leading Chiefs (24-8-4-0, 53 points).

Langley also has a pair of games on Vancouver Island this weekend against Cowichan Valley (Jan. 9) and Victoria (Jan. 10).


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