BCHL: Coquitlam Express poised to take Fred Page Cup

Former Trail Smoke Eater Brendan Lamont got the first Express goal midway through the second.

The Coquitlam Express have a 3-0 stranglehold on the BCHL Fred Page Cup Finals after a 3-2 overtime win at home over the Vernon Vipers.

Captain Ryan Rosenthal scored his 14th playoff goal on the game-winner at 12:16 of overtime after tying the game with 1:11 to go in regulation.The Vipers built a 2-0 lead on goals by Dylan Chanter in the first and Liam Coughlin in the second.

Former Trail Smoke Eater Brendan Lamont got the first Express goal midway through the second and Rosenthal scored the equalizer late in regulation.

Vernon held a 2-0 lead in each of the three Finals games so far but have not been able to hold on.

In Game 3, they outshot the Express 28-12 after two periods but the home side came on and outshot the Vipers 24-9 in the third period and overtime.

Coquitlam played Vernon Tuesday night in Game 4 but the result was unavailable at press time.