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Sinclair's 2OT winner puts Langley past Powell River
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Adam Sinclair's goal 47 seconds into double overtime delivered a 4-3 Langley Rivermen home win over the Powell River Kings.

The visitors took an early lead with tallies by Jake Kohlhauser and Austin Kamer but Langley drew level with goals from Justin Szeto and Max Kaufman in the middle frame. It looked like it might remain tied into the second intermission but Tristan Mullin's goal on the man advantage put the Kings back up by one.

That held up until Matty Saharchuk's goal with just under six minutes remaining in regulation which set the stage for overtime. Sinclair's goal was his fourth game-winner of the season.

Matthew Greenfield made all 41 saves in his BCHL debut, backstopping the West Kelowna Warriors to a 2-0 home win over the Penticton Vees. Game was scoreless well into the third period when Jonathan Desbiens notched the winner at 17:55 with Scott Allan potting an empty-netter a minute later. Penticton outsthot West Kelowna 41-26.

The Trail Smoke Eaters have moved into fourth in the Interior after a 6-3 home win over the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. Trail went up 2-0 in the first on goals by Cooper Leitch and Ross Armour but Salmon Arm tied it early in the second on goals by Josh Blanchard and Jared Turcotte. Jeremy Lucchini's first of the year put Trail up again and after Chase Zieky tied it again, Ryan Swanson notched the winner with Leitch and Kale Howarth adding on in the third.

Colin Grannary's goal midway through the third stood up as the winner as the Merritt Centennials pulled of a 3-2 road win over the Vernon Vipers. Merritt led 2-0 after one on a power-play goal by Mike Regush and a shorthanded tally from Ryan Forbes. Vernon tied it with power-play goals in the second from Latrell Charleson and Christian Cakebread. It remained even until 9:40 of the third when Grannary netted the winner. Cole Kehler made 31 saves for the win.

The Wenatchee Wild scored the final three goals of the game to come back and down the visiting Chilliwack Chiefs 4-2. Jordan Kawaguchi had put the Chiefs up 2-1 early in the second but Blake Christensen tied it on the power play with Dakota Raabe and Daniel Nachbaur following up. Vimal Sukumaran and August Von Ungern scored in the first period.

Goals from six different players and 33 saves by Storm Phaneuf were the recipe for road success for the Cowichan Valley Capitals in a 6-1 win over the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. Kade Kehoe scored shorthanded to open the scoring and Josh Owings' goal 1:32 later was the winner. Chris Schutz got the lone 'Dogs goal late in the first. Patrick Geary - also shorthanded -  Kyle Topping and Connor Russell scored for the Caps in the second with Jared Domin adding the final goal in the third.

Luca Leone scored twice in the first and set up two others in a Coquitlam Express 8-2 home win over the Surrey Eagles. Erik Udahl opened the scoring for Coquitlam with Leone, Jarell Pinchuk, Leone again and Austin McIlmurray following up in the first as well. Charlie Barrow and McIlmurray made it 7-0 before Kurt Black late in the second and Paul McAvoy in the third got the Eagles on the scoresheet. Jack Surowiec had the other Express goal.

Matt Creamer scored a hat trick in the third period and Matt Hoover had two goals and two helpers in a 9-1 Nanaimo Clippers home win over the Prince George Spruce Kings. Hoover and Nolan Aibel had the first two Clips tallies before Adam Brubacher got PG on the board. Spencer Hewson made it 3-1 and Sheldon Rempal had the 4-1 goal in the second. Nanaimo had five in the third, including all of Creamer's goals.

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Barriga produced when it counted most as he started the week with the game-winner in a three-point outing, a 5-2 win in Vernon where he was 1st Star. He tallied a goal and an assist in a 5-2 home win over Penticton and wrapped the week with another goal against the Vees to force OT in an eventual 4-3 double-overtime road loss.