Saturday’s Cranbrook Bucks victory over the Langley Rivermen has vaulted the club to a four-game winning streak.
First period action was slow to get started, Langley’s Charlie Tritt and Cranbrook’s Carter Capton were both on their games through the opening twenty minutes. The lone goal in the first period came from Donovan Frias with just under four-minutes remaining to put the Bucks in a 1-0 lead into the first intermission.
The Rivermen found a new gear through the first half of the second period, and they were rewarded. Goals from Andrej Kovacevic and Vitaly Levyy near the halfway mark of the second period lifted Langley to a 2-1 lead. Suddenly, the Bucks found themselves down – but not out. The Bucks rallied for goals in the dying minutes of the period from Julian Frias and Jack Silich to go up 3-2. Cranbrook’s lead held steady up to the second intermission.
The third period featured a defensive battle, with both goalies shutting the door on multiple scoring chances. The Bucks were able to hang on to take a 3-2 win over the Rivermen for their fourth win in a row.
Saturday’s win pushes Cranbrook’s record to 34-13-1-2, the Bucks outshot Langley 38-37.
Cranbrook returns to action on the road Friday versus the West Kelowna Warriors.
- Bauer Morrissey extends point streak to 6 games.
- 6 points for Jack Silich through last 3 games.