The Langley Rivermen put five goals on the board in the first period on Brayden Krogfoss en route to a 6-1 win over the Express.
The goals came early and often in the first period for Langley. Evan Anderson got things started by scoring on the first shot of the game with a wrister from the left circle that beat Krogfoss over the glove at 1:29.
Rookie Justin Szeto scored his second of the season for a 2-0 Langley lead letting a shot fly from the slot at 6:14.
Poor defensive breakdowns and Langley players being left to their lonesome was a consistent theme of the first period.
27 seconds after Szeto's goal Kevan Killistoff found himself all alone in the circle and took a pass out from behind the net and snapped it through the legs of Krogfoss.
Killistoff added his second of the period at 17:42 on the power play as a quick pass from the slot to the goal line to Ben Butcher who slid it to the Langley captain who had a tap in from the goal crease for a 4-0 Langley lead.
I'm sure frustrated by the start to the period for Brayden Krogfoss had an impact on the 5th Langley goal as Zac Masson scored from well out on a wrist shot for a 5-0 lead with just over a minute remaining.
Newcomer Chris Tai wasn't expected to play for the Express this weekend but he was thrust into action for the start of the second period following the 5 goal on 11 shot first period for the Rivermen.
There wasn't much to report from the final 40 minutes of the game that had much of an impact on the final score.
Tai was solid in his 40 minutes of action turning aside 20 of the 21 shots sent his way. The only goal to beat him was a slap shot by newly re-acquired Charlie Pelnik who pinched in from the point and hammered the puck home for a 6-0 lead on the only goal of the second period.
Brett Supinski broke Bo Didur's shutout bid in the third period with a a power play goal.
Other than that, it was a pretty routine night for the Langley net minder who wasn't overly tested turning aside 32 of 33 shots for his fourth win of the season.
Up next for the Express is a Wednesday night home game vs. Prince George.
KERFOOT TO HARVARD
Forward Colton Kerfoot has committed to Harvard University for the fall of 2016.
He will join his older brother Alexander who will be a senior at the prestigious Ivy League school when the younger Kerfoot begins his college career.
So far in his first full season in the BCHL Colton has 4 goals and 3 assists for 7 points in 15 games.