BCHL: Trail native nets Vipers OT winner

Trail native Riley Brandt scored the winning goal for the Vernon Vipers, sending them to the second round of the BCHL playoffs

Trail native Riley Brandt scored the winning goal for the Vernon Vipers with 1:35 to play in regulation to send the Vipers to the second round of the BCHL playoffs after a 6-5 win over the Merritt Centennials completed a four-game sweep on Saturday.

Vernon will play the winner of the Penticton-West Kelowna series in the Interior Division finals.

In West Kelowna, the Vees got third-period goals from Connor Chartier and Dakota Conroy to come back and defeat the Warriors 3-2. Penticton poured 15 of their 39 shots on goal in the third, managing to get two past Stephen Heslop to take a 3-1 series lead.

In Alberni Valley, the Bulldogs stayed alive with a 5-4 overtime win. Chris Schutz scored twice in 11 seconds late in the third to force OT and Eric Margo won it with 13 seconds left in the first extra frame.  Guillaume Decelles made 47 saves for the Clippers while Billy Christopoulos got the win with 43 saves. Nanaimo leads the series 3-1.

Powell River bounced back from a 6-1 loss on Saturday, to beat the Victoria Grizzlies 5-1 on Sunday to take a 3-2 series lead in their Island division semifinal.

In Prince George, Hunter Anderson netted the winner as the Langley Rivermen held the Spruce Kings to just 16 shots and took Game 4 by a 4-1 score to tie the series at 2-2.

In Coquitlam, Tipper Higgins and Craig Puffer scored twice each for the Chilliwack Chiefs in a 7-2 win over the Express. Chilliwack leads the series 3-1.

Monday night results were unavailable at press time.

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